Author: Photos by Romero & Romero

Lynda Frese

Former UL professor takes a 40-year look in the rearview mirror, while also looking ahead

WEAR Y’HAT

New Iberia’s Colby Hebert combines a love of performing, costumes and culture to fit perfectly atop your head

Rum Revival

Shake up a sassy spring cocktail with a tart-sweet edge

Culinary fight club

Chef Sean Rivera fights the good fight in Baton Rouge restaurant and in New Orleans’ Culinary Fight Club competition

Animal House

Biology teacher Lacey Hoosier of Buckeye High School in Deville brings a love of wildlife to the classroom

Louisianians of the Year

Louisianians impacting their communities and industry on a local, national, and international level.

Crossing His Tees

Baton Rouge designer Clint English creates iconic T-shirt designs for rock and roll royalty

Forging Ahead

In a saturated art scene, Lafayette artist Sam Riehl stands out as a blacksmith

Chairman of the boards

Tee Don Landry of Key of Z Rubboards in Sunset shapes the sound of Zydeco music one instrument at a time

Liquid Epiphany

A seductive Twelfth Night Sour inspires winter imbibing and revelry with an afterglow

Stormy Weather

Gray is the laidback neutral you’ll want to wrap up in all winter

Shimmer & Shine

DIAMONDS (left to right) A classic diamond tennis bracelet is an excellent addition to her jewelry box. Wear it alone or stack it for a cool, playful effect. Lafayette Jewelers. This gorgeously ornate necklace is fit for a snow queen.…

Best Chefs

There was a time when visitors from around the world were drawn to Acadiana for its unique Cajun culinary specialties. That fact remains true, but today what Acadiana’s chefs offer is more a mix of the traditional, the innovative and the international. For the 2017 installment of our Best Chefs feature, we spotlight three chefs who learned the culinary arts in their communities at the elbows of family members and two who bring a special style from abroad. Some obtained their education from formal institutions and others by simply doing. It’s a mixture that still makes Acadiana a unique culinary hub that attracts visitors to our region year after year.