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.
State Rep. Joel Robideaux, R-Lafayette, surprised few in the Hub City Wednesday afternoon when he made (semi) official what most of us have known for months: He is running to replace Joey Durel as city-parish president.
Two bedroom town home or three bedroom contemporary home
Let the party begin
Louisiana's first black Republican state senator since Reconstruction — who was a Republican before he was a Democrat before he was a Republican again — is accusing Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu of using the black community for votes and providing nothing in return.
LSU's governing board has backed new hospital privatization contracts that give hospital managers greater ease to leave the deal and fewer restrictions about must-have services.
Rachel Hector returns home to cultivate a generation of yoga instructors.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is courting young voters in several appearances across Louisiana this week, talking about her support for legislation that could lower students' college costs.
It is distinctly possible control of the U.S. Senate will hinge on Louisiana, which is why, during the last several months, outside groups have made this the most expensive election in Louisiana history.
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Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog!
A constellation of South Louisiana musical stars descends on Parc Sans Souci to honor an ailing David Egan.
INDStyle Awards 2014 was one for the books; the American Cancer Society took over The Victorian's big tent; and the battle of the sexes was alive and well for Walk a Runway's Christmas fundraiser.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra teams up with choreographer Clare Cook for a modern take on a Stravinsky classic.
Local food pantries begin seasonal drives
A girl's best fashion friend
Stage 4 vet takes on cancer and reminds us all what it really means to get involved.
Creative living flourishes at Downtown’s artist hub
Four bedroom cottage or four bedroom traditional
Bold looks for fall define INDStyle Awards 2014
Statement pieces for the season
The gents venture out
Project Front Yard has been launched to help us change our image and our habits.
Alleged victim is a Navy vet with brain trauma resulting from a car accident three decades ago.
Is Mary fading as Vitter solidifies his lock on the fourth floor?
Richard Buswell was sentenced Tuesday to more than 10 years in prison for his role in an investment scheme that defrauded his clients of more than $6 million.
The Latin Music Festival returns to Parc International this Saturday, Oct. 4, from noon to 10 p.m.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has renegotiated contracts for six LSU hospital privatization deals, hoping to reach a compromise with federal health officials that will keep Medicaid dollars flowing to the privatized patient services.
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is defending her record on gun rights, seeking to rebut sharp criticism from the NRA in a state where the right to bear arms is given special constitutional protection.