Party Girl experienced true VIP treatment on Thursday, March 27, at the Lafayette Young Lawyers Associations’ exclusive event at downtown’s newest, largest social venue: Karma. The event was open to all Lafayette Parish Bar Association members, guests and vendors. Of course when my friend Susan Holliday invited me, I couldn’t say no. The social was only for a limited time — 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — so Party Girl had to hurry downtown to treat myself to an after-work walk on the wild side — everyone knows how young lawyers are! At least 100 of the VIPs mingled in the upstairs area of Karma, and everyone seemed to enjoy the food from WOW Café and Wingery. There were also lots of smiles from the free-flowing cocktails, including Party Girl’s personal favorite: a vodka tasting compliments of Karma.
George Rodrigue was in Lafayette a couple of weeks ago and was on the restaurant scene at his Blue Dog Cafe, where he ran into acquaintances Arlene LeBlanc and Katy Hinze of Advancial Federal Credit Union. To the Advancial ladies’ surprise, I was there having a leisurely lunch with a group of friends. Add a mid-afternoon martini and a camera and you’ll have a true Party Girl experience. My camera is like my MasterCard; I never leave home without it.
I left home for Baton Rouge with Dirk Thomas and some gal pals on a recent weekend after pulling some strings to get a reservation at the Red Stick location of Tsunami, located atop the downtown Shaw Center for the Arts. We got the best table with a perfect view from the roof to watch the sunset. That night, the place was filled with A-listers like Sunnie Fontenot, Marisa Huynh, Julie Stansberry, Anya Moaveni and Kim Huynh and plenty of the jet-set types. Since I am quite the gabber, I didn’t even get a chance to sample the food, but I did take in the wonderful ambiance and will make it a point to come back when I can sit down and get the full Tsunami experience. That’s a road trip I’ll never tire of. Party On! — PG
Kelly McArdle, Nicole Breaux, Kiisha Cooper and Maggie Simar
Penny Rogers, Susan Holliday, Danielle Cromwell and Stephanie Opry
Remy Jardell and Hoai Hoang
George Rodigue, Arlene LeBlanc and Katy Hinze
Dirk Thomas, Sunnie Fontenot, Marisa Huynh, Julie Stansberry, Anya Moaveni and Kim Huynh
It wouldn’t be a first, however, as the Chamber has thrown money behind Landrieu before.
The Democratic incumbent, seeking her fourth term in office, is a strong supporter of the Export-Import Bank, which helps finance exports of U.S. companies.
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The world is a politically tense place these days with hot spots ranging from the Middle East to Ukraine. In Louisiana and Mississippi, where the political chessboard tends to be a lot less threatening and at times entertaining, this election season is living up to expectations.
As this year’s budget process slogs forward and the Lafayette Parish School Board maintains its hard-headed stance against using any of its more than $60 million reserve fund, another slate of critical programs have rolled through the chopping block, despite the ramifications for the school system.
Meat, cheese and veggies piled high on Texas toast
American companies export smog; UN calls for cease-fire in Gaza; fist bump keeps germ transfer down and more national and international news for Monday, July 28, 2014.
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Louisiana has joined nine other states in support of Indiana’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that the Hoosier State’s ban on sam-sex marriage violates the Constitution.
The eclectic vibe of summer
Three bedroom River Ranch cottage or four bedroom Youngsville traditional home
The parent of Investar Bank says its second-quarter earnings fell to $1.1 million or 26 cents a share from $1.7 million of 44 cents a share in the same period a year ago.
1,554 rigs were exploring for oil and 315 for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,770 active rigs.
The Saints are being cautious in an effort to minimize risk of re-injury.
Most personal auto insurance policies exclude coverage when people charge money to drive others in their personal vehicles.
In this letter to the editor, Lafayette Parish School Board member Shelton Cobb (the board's former president) weighs in on the difficulty behind this year's budget process, calling out a number of his fellow board members over their inability to drop their power struggle with the superintendent and make the interests of the students a top priority.
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LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster.
As New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis spoke about the opening of training camp, steep, tree-covered mountains were in full view behind them.
The family of fallen cyclist Lon Lomas is speaking out after the release this week of the man charged with his death.
"The solutions are obvious: undo consolidation, or amend the charter to make this hybrid attempt at a new form of government work better."
A refreshing twist at a Lafayette institution comes served with a black bean salad stuffed avocado
Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier.
Three bedroom Sunset Victorian or three bedroom Opelousas Acadian home
Louisiana designer commissioned for NYC Awards gift
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is considering whether to get involved in a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal for his attempts to undermine use of the Common Core education standards in Louisiana's public schools.
Business First Bank has announced plans for a Baton Rouge market expansion through a merger deal with American Gateway Financial Corp.
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