Party Girl had to hurry and change out of her little black dress into her teeny bikini, because right after the Heart Ball there was a moonlit swimming party at City Club in River Ranch that I just had to attend. I love late night pool parties during our hot summers! “An Evening in Paradise” was the theme of this friendly gathering, hosted by Grace Leleux and Amber Shulaw. The pool and bar were transformed into a tropical vision; adding to the ambiance were lights in the palm trees, multi color leis and fruity cocktails complete with umbrellas. There was also some nice eye candy for Party Girl to look at, as shirtless guys dressed up as Chippendale dancers helped keep the party lively. There was lots of drinking, some dancing, and a little bit of swimming, but everyone had a ton of fun! Needless to say, after a couple of pina coladas (not to mention the wine from the Heart Ball) and such an eventful night, Party Girl was partied out for the evening and finally headed home. Until the next party that is!
|Curtis Roy and Sharon Moss||Blake and Jenny Bourque|
|Dr. Mitchell and Barbara Lirtzman||Auctioneer Al Lopez accepts a bid for a hunting trip|
|Bud and Loretta Barrow||Kit and Bob Davis|
|Butch and Karen Wyble||Hostesses Grace Leleux and Amber Shulaw surrounded by their “Chippendales”|
|Peyton Enlow, Liz Guidry and Dennis Duhon||Matt Mejer, Alaina Favaloro, Sarah Breaux and Brooke Garber|
|Robert DeBlois, Toby Blanchard, Katrina Broussard and Ben Dixon||Dusti Carpenter, Edgar Judice and Lindsey Hebert|
|Charlie Hunter and Rachel Capritto|
On a sparkling Saturday night during the beginning of June, the American Heart Association hosted the 2009 Lafayette Heart Ball at the Crowne Plaza. This year’s festivities, named “Cuisine du Coeur,” hosted Chef John Folse as he provided the attendees with a cooking demonstration of yummy southern cuisine that is still good for your heart. Dr. Mitchell and Barbara Lirtzman were the chairs of the event, and it kicked off with a VIP cocktail party graciously sponsored by MidSouth Bank that included a cookbook signing by Chef Folse and wine tasting from Philippe’s Wine Cellar. Party Girl had to try some of the delicious wine, but only for the cardiovascular benefits, of course. There was also a live auction that included trips, jewelry and artwork. Al Lopez served as auctioneer, keeping the crowd entertained. The night was an extremely successful one, and all the monies raised will go to national and local funding efforts of the American Heart Association, helping to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
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State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
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Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council on Tuesday will vote on a resolution that if approved would clear the way for a December ballot proposition asking voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax parishwide to help fund the construction of a new terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport.