It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, and that place on a tropical Saturday night was Monroe Stephenson’s party pad for Stevie’s Big Easy. While sipping top shelf margaritas prepared by master mixologist Monroe, guests enjoyed the sunset from his beautiful backyard overlooking the Vermilion River. After dark, the gang grazed on Jane Trahan’s mouth-watering meatballs, Angie Hargett’s yummy pinwheels and homemade pasta. Dancing the night away were Nicole Hamilton, looking precious in a festive frock, Barbie Olinde, stunning in a sexy sundress, and young lawyer hottie Matt Fontenot, cute in everything he wears!
A steamy summer night set the scene for the sultry ladies and casually cool gentlemen attending the Taste of the Town on Main Street in River Ranch, benefitting The Children’s Shelters of Acadiana Youth. Donors sashayed through the shops after hours savoring wine, beer and heavy hors d’oeuvres prepared by favorite area food establishments. Entertaining strolling guests were accordion player Drew Simon at the newly-opened Lamp Designs and acoustic guitar strummer Diego Martin-Perez of 80 Proof by the shi-shi Hemline boutique. Sisters Hanna and Haley Herrington were selling in style at their new boutique, Herringstones. At Tenzie & Company, Candace Greer showcased her paintings to a receptive crowd, while Angie Ross was spotted in an eye-catching zebra-print frock and Michelle Blanchard sported a sexy purple cami.
|Angie Hargett, Michelle LeBlanc, Joey Dupuis,
Melissa Bonin and Barbara Olinde
|Angie Hargett, Monroe Stephenson,
Nicole Hamilton and Ken Savoie
|Angie Hargett and Monroe Stephenson||Melissa Bonin, Nicole Hamilton,
Angie Hargett and Michelle Bernard
|Matt Fontenot, Barbara Olinde
and Anthony Loscaro
|Stacy Landry, Kim LeBlanc, Lauren Boatner,
Tara Hayes and Mindy Billeaud
|Brei Delahoussaye, Erin Fenstermaker,
Lindsay Fite and Colin Riggs
|Reece Ward, Nina Ward, Rene Ward,
Vanessa Simon, Courtney Baroni and
|Gus Rezende, Hanna Herrington
and Haley Herrington
|Guitarist Diego Martin-Perez|
Thursday's Blogs from the Bog!
Pat Bowlen steps down; typhoon caused Taiwan plane crash; Arizona execution botched and more national and international news for Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could top 10 percent.
Three bedroom traditional Lafayette home or three bedroom Breaux Bridge home
Style market slated for old Artesia
The city prosecutor has released the case file for Lafayette Parish School Board member Tehmi Chassion’s simple battery complaint against Superintendent Pat Cooper, and the seven witness statements given to police illustrate two very different scenarios.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Louisiana fell one spot in an annual national ranking of child well-being that looks at poverty, education and health access.
A federal judge has decided he doesn't need to hear more arguments in the case of a gay couple who want a Louisiana marriage license.
Saints again bring playoff aspirations into 2014 campaign.
New details in the case against the man arrested for last week’s bomb threat and bank robbery has surfaced, including a MidSouth Bank surveillance video showing the alleged suspect attempt an early-morning bank robbery.
Citing conflicting witness accounts, the city prosecutor will not pursue Tehmi Chassion’s allegation of simple battery against Superintendent Pat Cooper.
Smoked meat, fresh sides and the best boudin around
Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers opens on Johnston.
Cirque du Soleil effortlessly combines circus art with beloved Michael Jackson hits.
Kelly Guidry Open House
Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards sued Gov. Bobby Jindal Tuesday over his actions against the multi-state standards, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
An arrest was announced this morning in connection with last week’s bomb scare at UL Lafayette.
Attorneys, judges and others interviewed by LaPolitics expect 15 to 20 district judge races this year.
"I feel like I'm under siege," an attorney said recently over drinks at Galatoire's Bistro in Baton Rouge. "We all do. Every time I turn around somebody wants a check. District attorney races. The judges. They're killing us."
As a requirement for running for Congress in the 6th District, former Gov. Edwin Edwards has filed his financial disclosure statement with the U.S. House showing his income in 2013 totaling $242,787.
Unlike those swindled by Bernie Madoff, the victims of Texas businessman Robert Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme won’t be getting any relief from the Securities Investor Protection Corp.’s emergency fund after a recent appellate court ruling.
Acadiana's Top 50 Private Companies
It would be an understatement to say Schumacher Group had a challenging year in 2013.
Hampton Toyota has been serving Acadiana as the premier Toyota dealership for more than 10 years. And now, the glossy Johnston Street dealership is looking forward to a makeover.
Even when Floyd Degueyter is on “vacation” he’s hard at work.
As the second largest metal heat treating company in the country, Analytic Stress Relieving Inc. has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 1979.
When the Prohibition era came to an end in 1933, Joseph R. Streva saw an opportunity to make a little extra money to supplement his day job.
When a hurricane hits, Brent Mouton doesn’t run. The convenience store chain owner is proof that the challenges of mother nature can almost break a business, but Mouton learned to grow out of temporary closure from near devastation in 2002 and of lost potential revenue.