According to The Krewe of Xanadu, Mardi Gras colors are green, gold, purple and pink. The krewe of women announced this year's theme as "Bling, Bling, It's a Girl Thing," much approved by Party Girl. P.J. Naomi and Donna Lyon served as king and queen, and their royal costumes incorporated Tiffany blue and gold and jeweled rhinestones. About his reign as king, P.J. says, "I was ecstatic to be chosen. I had a wonderful, wonderful time with the ladies. Everyone treated me really well." The ball's decorations focused on everything girly, following the theme of "What Women Want," including chocolates, roses, love, romance and diamonds. The exciting atmosphere proved that girls really do just want to have fun!
Joey Billeaud, who turned the big 50 this year, is a pro at celebrating Fat Tuesday. Joey reaped the benefits of having a birthday during Mardi Gras season when long-time companion Edward Fremin threw him a fabulous party. The men welcomed guests to their eclectic home on Jefferson Island, with a cocktail buffet of beef tenderloin and fresh shrimp remoulade; excellent kibbe and grape leaves from Cedar Deli completed the spread. And for dessert, why have birthday cake when you can have a Royal Mardi Gras Cake from Anjo's Bakery, most appropriate as Billeaud is a past king of Apollo. Guests who attended the black tie masquerade included Joan Heymann, Bubba Watts, Tina and Philip Fremin and Kathy Gerami, who served as interior designer for the restoration of the Joseph Jefferson House on the island. The evening ended with the presentation of a grand Louis XVI clock to the birthday boy. What a Happy Birthday!
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The Silverbacks Improv Theatre presents their annual “holiday” show tonight at Theatre 810.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday, December 18, 2013
NOLA Bowl outfits with flowy pieces
The lawsuit filed in New Orleans alleges that more than half the Social Security numbers on Mikal Watts’ client list were fake — either dummy numbers or numbers belonging to someone else, living or dead.
Industry veteran named GM and CEO of Cypress Bayou's casino and hotel operations.
The IND's directory, the most comprehensive in the market, includes health clubs, gyms, health and sports drinks, medical fitness facilities, and studios and classes to keep you healthy and fit in the new year.
More local companies expected to take advantage of economic boom.
Should new parents be required by law to attend special classes before being permitted to raise their child? It’s an idea state Rep. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, is seriously considering.
The National Conference of State Legislatures estimates $800 million of sales tax revenue annually in Louisiana is not collected and remitted by internet vendors.
State Treasurer John Kennedy argues in a new op-ed emailed to media Tuesday that, with an anticipated $100 million surplus from the last fiscal year, Louisiana should invest the funds in I-49 South.
The agenda for Wednesday’s meeting of the Lafayette Parish School Board tells it all: The board has lost sight of its elected purpose.
A public Mass will be held Thursday in New Orleans for artist George Rodrigue, who died Saturday of cancer at age 69.
Eight former employees of The Times-Picayune have sued the newspaper and parent Advance Publications Inc., alleging their layoffs violated a longstanding "job security pledge" and age discrimination laws.