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|
After exhausting his appeals all the way to the state Supreme Court, the owner of the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete has no legal remedy left save one: do an end run around the high court via a bill that would grandfather his “right” to keep a 550-pound tiger enclosed in a pin at his roadside business.
Louisiana poet Darrell Bourque has won the 2014 Louisiana Writer Award, given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to Louisiana's literary and intellectual life.
Drivers would have to secure dogs riding in truck beds while on interstate highways, if the Senate agrees to a bill backed by the House.
The easy one-piece way to style
Comfy feet for long days
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday, April 23, 2014:
Newsy bits for the whole fam
Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Don't forget: our annual Festival International contest begins Thursday! Win. Cool. Stuff.
An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.
Louisiana won't lessen its penalties for marijuana possession, keeping laws on the books that allow people to be jailed up to 20 years for repeat offenses of having the drug in hand.
State bar foundation bestows honor on founder and managing partner of NeunerPate
This Wednesday, April 23, marks the first full day of INNOV8 Lafayette.
National awards recognize outstanding achievement in leadership development and leadership programs
A federal court magistrate has issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines leading up to January’s trial aimed at determining how much money BP will owe in Clean Water Act fines as a result of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
“This is one of the oldest divides that exists, and that divide is about the haves and the have-nots.”
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
The state’s “greedy trial lawyers” haven’t scared this oil giant away.
Local boutique celebrates all things green
It took a few weeks for the pitfalls to emerge in the governor’s $25 billion budget, but the time of judgment has finally arrived.
With pressure continuing to build for him to resign, Congressman Vance McAllister announced plans recently to remain secluded during the Easter break, but the Swartz Republican has said he’ll be back on the Hill casting votes and attending committee meetings when the congressional recess ends April 28.
A bid to limit the use of unmanned aircraft on private property in Louisiana stalled Monday in the Louisiana Senate.
A Shreveport lawmaker said Monday he's scrapping his proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana's official state book.
Tender meat and crispy bread create a white-linen-worthy sandwich
Attorney hopes fellow lawyers will join him in urging the D.A. to step aside and allow a competent, ethical challenger to take over the scandal-ridden office.
INNOV8 Lafayette launches its weeklong festival dedicated to cultivating innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Smaller Microsoft Store installations sell a wide array of Microsoft products (Windows phones, Surface tablets and Xbox consoles) but don’t include everything.
Dirk Powell and Cedric Watson will perform together during an intimate gig at Parish Ink, 310 Jefferson St., from 9-11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
See cutting-edge technologies Thursday in brief presentations/demonstrations from 3rd Dimension Media, C&C Technologies, Cimation and UL Lafayette School of Engineering.
An official with the Louisiana Department of Education was arrested on a range of charges Friday after allegedly breaking into a home and brandishing a knife.