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!
Party On! ' PG
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
The must have pieces this season
Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that if approved would clear the way for a December ballot proposition asking voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax parishwide to help fund the construction of a new terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport.