Author: Lisa LeBlanc-Berry

Hearth and Soul

Six chef-friendly kitchens and spa-like baths designed for celebration and rejuvenation in the Cajun Culinary Nation

Nouvelles Des Villes

JackPot, Once Again Lake Charles Players have been flocking to the new $700 million, 25-story Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Lake Charles, built by billionaire Tillman Fertitta. It opened with great fanfare, complete with showgirls and state and local officials.…

For the Love of Antique Wood

A timber frame fashioned by Amish craftsmen showcases the enduring beauty of reclaimed lumber in a house designed by Acadia Parish farmers in Iota.

Easygoing Élan

Natural elements and subtle fields of color shape this casually chic abode brimming with style

Nouvelles Des Villes

New “Man Cave” in Lafayette Twin Peaks recently opened its doors at 5801 Johnson St. in Lafayette next to the Acadiana Mall featuring several large flat-screen TVs for sports viewing, hearty made-from-scratch comfort food and beer poured into huge mugs…

Louisiana is Rolling

Louisiana-based Hollywood Trucks is the fastest-growing entertainment transportation provider, and it’s eco-friendly.

Nouvelles Des Villes

New Book in French and English Graced with a beautiful painting by the late George Rodrigue on the cover, the long-awaited Acadie Then and Now: A People’s History by Warren Perrin, Mary Broussard Perrin and Phil Comeau has arrived ($29.95…

Nouvelles Des Villes

New Adventures Slated for Southwest Louisiana The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau has teamed up with Split Rock, a St. Paul, Minnesota-based interpretive exhibit firm of award-winning designers, developers and artists, to begin construction on the new Creole…

Nouvelles Des Villes

        International Events Slated First, it’s time to start making plans for attending the fifth Congres Mondial Acadien (cma2014.org), August 8-24 in the Acadia of the Lands and Forests, mainly in the Edmundston and Madawaska County area…

Sleek Southern Comfort

The modern allure of a new Lafayette residence strikes a balance between rustic and elegant.

News from Around Acadiana

International Summit Hosted in Arnaudville A creative place making summit brings together expertise of internationally respected scholars, artists, scientists, cultural citizens and organizations at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville April 18-23. Developed with the assistance of the French…

News from Around Acadiana

Postulez pour une bourse CODOFIL! For the first time, young professionals in non-educational fields can apply for The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL)scholarships online, along with students majoring or minoring in French and K-12 teachers. CODOFIL,…

Sanctuary on the Water's Edge

As much as Nicholas and Maria Doucet love to travel abroad and escape to their vacation house on False River in Point Coupée Parish for occasional jetskiing, they equally enjoy coming home to their elegant, three-story mansion in River Ranch.…

The Latest News from Acadiana

Business is Booming in Lake Charles LSU economist Loren Scott has outlined a positive economic forecast with new data derived from his collaboration with the College of Business. According to the 2014-2015 Louisiana State Economic Outlook, Lake Charles should be…

Cozy Bars for the Acadiana Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside. It’s gumbo weather, hunting season, and Carnival time is just around the corner. The bars are hopping from Lake Charles to Houma, and we have a greater diversity of bar options, well-trained bartenders creating snazzy new…

A 'Stay-cation' Residence in Lake Charles

Inspired by the 1974 film, The Great Gatsby starring Robert Redford, this Lake Charles homeowner envisioned balmy evenings with soft breezes blowing in through open French doors, rippling across gauzy curtains in the house of her dreams. There would be…

A Magnificent Home in New Iberia

If only walls could talk. In 1886, a flamboyant New Iberia landowner built a unique, four-story columned mansion that was inspired by the fanciful steamboats of the era. With a grand entrance hall, thick curving walls, soaring French windows, two-story-high…