Attention all party coordinators, all divas who love to be pampered, and all women who love to bask in the company of close friends: Take lessons from Mrs. Lou Patin. The first invitation I received read, "A Royal Gathering." The second declared "There is an ole' Queen" and the third said, "She knows how to rock your world." And rock Lafonda Lou did on June 20 as she celebrated her 51st birthday. The private dining room was the perfect setting and noise buffer for Lou's friends and family. Rowdiness was not part of this function; it was more like a woman's retreat filled with laughter and lots of pink accessories. There were tiaras, sashes, and regalia fitting every Queen in attendance. Lou's family and many of her friends stopped by to pay homage to "Lutifa" and celebrate all her favorite things. Throwing her own party, she turns the tables and gives gifts. Each partygoer left with a handful of "sussies" to take home, including classy Lou's customized CD of her greatest hits. Party Girl was very flattered to be personally invited by the Queen Lutifa. I especially loved my fabulous pink coffee
mug with diamond-like rhinestones hugging the mug's curves, and Lu-Vitra party pills for headaches. Funny, but true, the Lu-Vitra party pills tasted just like M&Ms and they even looked just like them. But they weren't as sweet as Lou or her birthday, as everyone can attest that the day was filled with laughter, love and many cheers.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.