I believe it is finally time to act (I mean that loosely) like a grown up and buy nice furniture. I’m not in college and am living with a hodgepodge home-style with no where to sit or eat. I convinced myself I am minimalistic but in actuality I wasn’t concerned about décor. But now’s the time; I want to entertain and be comfy at home.
I felt like a secret shopper at The Royal Standard taking photos of items that caught my eye. I must admit the gals there were very knowledgeable and helpful. The Royal Standard has an array of antique furniture, original art and to my surprise, jewelry and handbags! I also found a huge selection of barstools and benches. Those can come in so handy beings everyone wants to hang out in the kitchen. It is the heart of the house after all.
One part of the store I felt as if I was walking in Jefferson Street Market again and the other fabulous home-settings lurking around every corner. If there’s a unifying theme, it’s a respect for tradition. I took a few snap shots for you all to see what’s “Ind-store”.
The Royal Standard is located at 2015 Johnston Street, Lafayette. 337-289-1144. Look for the red telephone booth!
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.
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.