There's plenty of romance during Mardi Gras, and romance was also in the air at Joey's on Valentine's Day. Roses, feather boas and bubbly set the mood for a romantic evening of being wined and dined. What more could a girl ask for on Valentine's Day? Joey's Executive Chef Gary Schenk prepared a five-course menu featuring beef tenderloin and sea bass that he paired with Champagne and sparkling wines from around the world. Party Girl witnessed lots of smiling faces engulfed by red feather boas that evening. Lucky ladies in attendance were Mrs. Jeanne Louise Schenk, Theresa Jones, Carolyn Camardelle, Kathy Jack and Bonnie Hebert. With the evening being a huge success, I hear this is a first in a series of monthly wine dinners to be held at Joey's. For all the men out there, if you want to impress your lady ' here's a start!
Speaking of making an impression, Krewe of Xanadu rolled out the red carpet Friday, Feb. 16, and the Cajundome Convention center looked like Hollywood Boulevard on the night of the Oscars. The pageant and ball started promptly and most importantly it started like all parties should start ' with a bang. The crowd went crazy with the Krewe of Xanadu entertainers dancing to "All that Jazz" from Chicago as Naomi Maraist, captain of the Ball, entered in an all-gold suit as "Oscar." The Krewe of Xanadu 2007 muses each strutted their stuff down the catwalk to their sitting post on stage ' they're all Academy Award winners in my book. Congratulations to King Xanadu XVII, Alexander Caldwell, Queen Xanadu XVII, Dianne Carlisle and their Royalty Court. See you next Mardi Gras!
Party On! ' PG
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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, April 23, 2014:
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An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.
Louisiana won't lessen its penalties for marijuana possession, keeping laws on the books that allow people to be jailed up to 20 years for repeat offenses of having the drug in hand.
State bar foundation bestows honor on founder and managing partner of NeunerPate
This Wednesday, April 23, marks the first full day of INNOV8 Lafayette.
National awards recognize outstanding achievement in leadership development and leadership programs
A federal court magistrate has issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines leading up to January’s trial aimed at determining how much money BP will owe in Clean Water Act fines as a result of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
“This is one of the oldest divides that exists, and that divide is about the haves and the have-nots.”
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The state’s “greedy trial lawyers” haven’t scared this oil giant away.
Local boutique celebrates all things green
It took a few weeks for the pitfalls to emerge in the governor’s $25 billion budget, but the time of judgment has finally arrived.
With pressure continuing to build for him to resign, Congressman Vance McAllister announced plans recently to remain secluded during the Easter break, but the Swartz Republican has said he’ll be back on the Hill casting votes and attending committee meetings when the congressional recess ends April 28.
A bid to limit the use of unmanned aircraft on private property in Louisiana stalled Monday in the Louisiana Senate.
A Shreveport lawmaker said Monday he's scrapping his proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana's official state book.
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Attorney hopes fellow lawyers will join him in urging the D.A. to step aside and allow a competent, ethical challenger to take over the scandal-ridden office.
INNOV8 Lafayette launches its weeklong festival dedicated to cultivating innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Smaller Microsoft Store installations sell a wide array of Microsoft products (Windows phones, Surface tablets and Xbox consoles) but don’t include everything.
Dirk Powell and Cedric Watson will perform together during an intimate gig at Parish Ink, 310 Jefferson St., from 9-11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
See cutting-edge technologies Thursday in brief presentations/demonstrations from 3rd Dimension Media, C&C Technologies, Cimation and UL Lafayette School of Engineering.
An official with the Louisiana Department of Education was arrested on a range of charges Friday after allegedly breaking into a home and brandishing a knife.
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State Rep. Stuart Bishop says he’s concerned with the quality of Capitol Lake, but when it comes to Louisiana’s coastline, this Lafayette Republican doesn't seem to give a damn.