Everyone was helping Brittani Bass celebrate the Grand Opening of her new boutique and facial spa, o2 face and body, which is located in the Oil Center at 909 Harding St. Decorated in calming aquatic hues, this relaxing spa specializes in a unique treatment for the skin using hyperbaric oxygen to infuse vitamins and antioxidants deep into the skin. Celebrities including Madonna, Eva Longoria, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and many more use this treatment to keep their skin radiant and looking fresh. Guests enjoyed a variety of food and cold sangria spritzers on this hot July evening as toasts were given to congratulate this young entrepreneur. It was a fun, energetic evening to introduce this new business to the Lafayette community.
|Jim Keaty and Danielle Chastant||Dr. Bradley Chastant, Mary Chastant, Danielle Keaty, Jim Keaty, Phyllis Keaty and Dr. William Keaty|
|Will Keaty (brother of the groom and best man||Danielle Keaty, Wayne Toups and Jim Keaty|
|Natalie Broussard, Joey Durel and Nicole Hebert||Catherine Hall, Brittani Bass
|Brittani Bass, Destin Bass, Peggy Shealy, Mitzi Beasley, Michele Key and Jordan Bass||Nate Pry, Jana Whatley, Thad Morgan, Adrian Ortlieb (sitting on the chair), Brittani Bass, Toby Dore, Jayne Soileau and Meghan Wingate|
|Destin Bass and Michele Key||Nate Pry and Brittani Bass|
|Meghan Wingate, Jayne Soileau and Abbey Payne|
The wedding of Jim Keaty and Danielle Chastant took place at the timeless Academy of the Sacred Heart Chapel in Grand Coteau on a lovely summer afternoon. Danielle is the daughter of Dr. Bradley and Mary Chastant, and Jim is the son of Dr. William and Judge Phyllis Keaty. Following the ceremony, the country home of the bride’s parents was the site of the idyllic garden reception, which began with a Mardi Gras style parade. The flower girls and bride’s attendants (dressed as precious little fairies complete with wings!) and ring bearers led the wedding party in second line-fashion into the lush gardens, waving decorated black and white umbrellas and throwing bride and groom necklaces. Wayne Toups started to sing at sunset, and the guests didn’t stop dancing until the early morning. Old Fashions, the couple’s favorite drink, were the official drink of the entire night, and the guests were offered funnel cake as the reception was ending. Cigars with the couple’s initials along with monogrammed cigar matchboxes were handed to the guests as a reminder of the memorable celebration, which none of the guests will soon forget.
So far the Democratic agenda includes proposals to expand Medicaid; increase the minimum wage; offer equal pay to women; heighten regulations on predatory lending practices, like payday loans; and add more transparency in the governor’s office.
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Gov. Bobby Jindal offered a budget proposal that suggests new education and health care spending, pay raises for state workers and an incentive fund to encourage colleges to enhance their science, engineering and technology training.
Reamco founders Brent Milam and Ashley Lane now shareholders in acquiring company and part of its management team.
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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 Tuesday, March 11, 2014:
The board hopes to recover all fees paid, plus one-half, along with what could amount to hundreds of thousands in additional penalties.
Oh, the irony... or something like that.
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Hopefully he’ll be better prepared today than he was in that Feb. 20 deposition.
They came by the hundreds, arriving from all regions of the state to gather on the steps of our Capitol in protest of the Legislature’s long tradition of giving industry the go-ahead to abuse our air, our water and our coastline, all in the name of good economics.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent rhetoric against President Barack Obama has failed to boost his standing among the conservative base.
Louisiana's annual legislative session begins.
The state has hired marksmen to shoot feral hogs from helicopters at two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana.
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The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.