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. Party on!
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 Angela Becnel
Gus Rezende, Hanna Herrington and Haley Herrington
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.