Britt Richard, Anna Lodriguss and Kellen Daniel
|Danny Smith and Brent Sapergia of the IceGators|
|Jonne Spann and Tim Lambert||Monica Hebert, Laurie Duffy and Jennifer Lemeunier|
|Chris Reed, Jared Verrett and John Karam||Kevin Miller, Greg Guarino and Jared Doise|
|The Stan’s crew enjoying boiled crawfish||Clay and Wendy Judice|
|Danelle Bailey and Carla Levers||Lindsey Andrus, Kyle Braniff, Angi Riehl and Kimberly Thibodeaux|
|Lindsey Andrus, Kyle Braniff, Jake and Susan Giardina and Charles and Erin Fenstermaker||Robert and Ann John examine the paintings
|Scott Hayes, Kourtni Bourque, Hope and David Hebert, Dawn Morgan and Graham Ginn||Julie Breaux, Kathryn Crosby, Denise Broussard and Joan Randolph
|A few samples of the amazing artwork
Downtown Lafayette Unlimited and the Downtown Development Authority held their annual crawfish boil at the top of the Parc Auto du Centreville parking tower on May 13. Presented by Cox, Home Bank, The Southwest Group, Nitetown and the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living, this event always brings out downtown’s favorite and most familiar faces. Mounds of red-hot crawfish buried the tables, but poor Party Girl couldn’t participate in the grub fest because shamefully for a Cajun I am allergic to shellfish! But according to the party-goers, they were absolutely scrumptious. I did, however, get to enjoy the free beer and wine that was served, which was fine by me, and the company of some good old friends. And who knew that a sunset from a parking tower could be so beautiful!
Party Girl got to sneak a peek at the goods the night before the May 16 Big Easel event held at River Ranch (not to mention break in my newest party dress)! There was a fabulous Big Easel Preview Cocktail Party held at Club 1100 at City Club the eve of the main event, where each of the 62 artists who were showing the next day got to bring their favorite piece, for display and a possible early sale, for this special showing in front of a more intimate crowd. There was even a fun auction hosted by the hilariously entertaining Jeffery McCullough, who chaired the event flawlessly. Lafayette artist Lue Svendson was the artist of the painting that went to auction, named the “Big Easel Painting,” which was used for the poster for the event as well. The proceeds of the winning bid of her painting are to be shared by the Children’s Museum of Acadiana and the River Ranch Arts Institute. The Big Easel 2009 Committee included Jeffery McCullough, Karen Daigle, Hope Hebert, Kim Mallia, and Lue Svendson, and in addition to being able to throw a fantastically grand event, they are doing their part in ensuring that the fantastic art scene in Lafayette continues to flourish.
Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
The IND's Nick Pittman weighs in on new records from Taylor Verret, Plush Claw, Steven Joubert and Lee Benoit.
The Cajundome rocked in July when the first ever Girls and Guys Rock Louisiana Awards Show hit the place.
Allen & Gooch reunites with Whitney Bank to sponsor the sixth annual event honoring Acadiana’s top companies.
‘The Tribe’ reflects on Fred Daspits incalculable contributions to Lafayette’s cultural life.
The recently concluded World Cup is awash in analogies.
Style that shines
Go inside the kitchen with chef Michelle Youngberg
It’s an exciting time in life as you prepare to meet your new bundle of joy — get ready to plan out the next nine months so when your baby arrives, you can stress less and love more.
The new tool for breast cancer detection
Ecletic finds at your fingertips
Lafayette sisters head to LSU cheerleading squad
Classics that last
Three bedroom colonial or three bedroom Carencro traditional home
A new tool to beat runner’s pain
A children’s room for all seasons
Gaza truce unravels; Cantor exits early; immigration bill fails and more national and international news for Friday, August 1, 2014.
Congratulations to Stella Theriot and seven friends who will enjoy a private dinner hosted by INDEats and EatLafayette
The City-Parish Council on Tuesday will be asked to sign off on an agreement between UL Lafayette and Lafayette Consolidated Government that would expand mass transit opportunities for UL students by adding five additional buses to its shuttle run between Cajun Field and campus.
Four bedroom traditional or three bedroom French home
Louisiana's high school seniors are making increased strides on Advanced Placement exams.
The hip little River Ranch shop will open in the Acadiana Center for the Arts in time for the September ArtWalk.
Hot prints and cool wolves
The Alabama game is sold out but tickets for all other homes games can be purchased online at www.LSUtix.net.
Among the one-percenters nationally, Louisiana's fattest cat is a relative pauper.
The Republican governor sent a letter Thursday to the president, saying placement of the children in Louisiana could have "potential negative ramifications."
Many laws are minor, though some impact health care options, change educational programs and reach into people's everyday activities.
Responding to Tuesday’s federal appeals court decision to save Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic, Esquire magazine profiles the unique story behind one of the doctors working at the clinic in Jackson.
Filmmaker documents local foodways with ‘Dans Ma Cuisine.’