Cocktails can help make a party great, mes amies. Wine, cosmopolitans, martinis, mint juleps ' all wonderful ingredients. If any of you are interested in taking a road trip to New Orleans, there's an exhibit at the New Orleans Museum of Art about my favorite little drink. "The Convivial Art of the Cocktail" will be up through Feb. 13 displaying some gorgeous shakers, goblets, tumblers, pitchers and other cocktail accessories. Who doesn't need an excuse for a weekend in the Big Easy?
We're no stranger to cocktails or cocktail parties in Lafayette. Our Lady of Fatima incorporated a cocktail party into its Elementary School reunion weekend recently. The class of 1982 was invited to Jefferson Street Pub downtown for a Friday Night Social, before heading to the reunion Saturday at Fatima's Chance Hall. Food, entertainment and cocktails combined made for a fun weekend of catching up.
And of course cocktails go hand in hand with the Mardi Gras season and elaborate costumes and decadence at the Krewe of Apollo ball each year. Viva L'Apollo! is the only way to describe this season's event. The Las Vegas strip was an appropriate place for Apollo krewe members to search for Mardi Gras revelry. Those bad boys ' this could be their best ball yet! Among the crowd that filled the Cajundome were Louis and Lisa Pizzolato, Sharon Moss and Curtis Roy, Jonathan and Michelle May, Lamar Leger, Edward Fremin and Joey Billeaud. Lamar was quite a spectacle with her glow-in-the-dark glasses, and Jonathan was getting a little R&R, as he's been away on business in Baghdad for several months. Apollo is certainly the place to let go.
At Kimberly's Interiors & Fine Wines, the cocktail of choice is wine of course, and the shop in downtown New Iberia recently held a special wine party. Pairing up with Select Wines Inc. and Rosemary Parisi and Michael Walker, Kimberly's brought in special guest Scott Howett of Tolosa Winery in San Luis, Calif. Raffaele Furs and Dolci Modi also pitched in with women modeling their furs while the sipping went on. The luscious furs in pink, brown, white and black were almost as diverse as the wine selection. Cheers!
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, March 07, 2014:
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
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The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
State lawmakers will not appeal a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state's operating budget.
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The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.
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The NFL has formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal.