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All Time Glow

1: Skinceuticals Eye Balm Ideal for the drier and more delicate eye area.   2: Jane Iredale Lip drink lip balm Quenches dry lips and protects them through hydration in four natural shades. 3: Glowbiotics MD Calm After the Storm…

Grow Closer

1: Rose Off-white roses lend a classic antiquity. The white rose is known as the bridal rose and symbolizes purity and true love. 2: Camellia Petals in deep colors and soft tones are sultry and romantic. Dramatic mauve takes shape…

Heart of Gold

1: Address book This stylish, hardcover address book keeps invitation destinations organized and wrapped safely in millennial pink and gold details. Caroline & Co. 2: Body oil A soft floral body oil elevates self-care in a delicate, subtle way that…

Isn’t it Suite?

A blend of modern and classic with metallic gold text and platinum envelopes, this suite pairs well with the classic use of Crane’s "Lettra" white cardstock and the southern traditional monogram. The geometric design elements carried throughout the ensemble signal…

Stay Golden

For a more intimate wedding, consider a one-tier fondant cake, with edible glitter. Top it with fresh or silk florals or edible gumpaste flowers. Piece of Cake 507 Kaliste Saloom, Road H, Lafayette 337-565-2753  |  pieceofcakelafayette.com This full fondant design…

Time is on Their Side

  Catch Reed and Riley Stephens on the wrong day and it would be easy to assume the Metairie-born, Mandeville-raised brothers have a comically severe loathing for watches. An objective onlooker would see them slamming timepieces into freezers, hitting them…

Planter Like a Pro

The right planters can boost your home’s curb appeal or add a wow factor to your garden. But what’s the difference between a planter that pops and one that flops? Horticulturist Brooke Inzerella says it’s all about the prep work.…

Painting with a Purpose

Inspiration doesn’t keep bankers’ hours. It’s far too fickle for that. No, inspiration comes rushing in when the rest of the world sits still. At least it does for Lafayette artist Dana Manly, anyway. To her, a celebrated painter in…

The Beat Goes On

It’s Saturday ­— a football Saturday — in Acadiana, a region like many in the South where the sport is equal parts game and gospel. Kickoff is just a few hours away, meaning there’s even less time than that until…

Improved Optics

We are blessed with long days of light that extend well into nighttime and well into the later months. Protect your eyes and frame your face in retro sunglasses at all price points for late summer nostalgia at its finest.…

Of Robichaux and Thibodaux

The moderately sweet, complex citrus flavor of aged Satsuma Rum accented with bitters and fresh lime renders an intensely refreshing, medium-length finish. Prompted by recollections of childhood visits to Cinclare Plantation near Brusly, Michael Dalmau’s eponymous restaurant commemorates his exiled…

Woman's Work

Female chefs are running the kitchens and changing culinary culture in a host of Louisiana’s top restaurants

Over and Under

Overpass Merchant in Baton Rouge offers something for everyone with its global menu

At the Root

Omari Ho-Sang is working to abolish crime and poverty in Shreveport and beyond

First Impressions

Leslie Graham and Ryan Howell master the art of letterpress in Alexandria

Simply Elevated

Scott Gautreau focuses on elegant, home cooked classics at City Pork in Baton Rouge

Pottery: A Love Story

Emily and David Wortman create a tourist destination of their out-of-the-way pottery store in Duson

Special Delivery

Tyler Benoit of Darrell’s in Lake Charles is third-generation gatekeeper of iconic sandwich 

About Time

Watches with texture, clean lines and classic details for the perfect finishing touch

Give and Take

Lafayette musician Tiffany Lamson of Givers works on solo material and tries on several new genres

Tea à la Teche

A new summer cocktail at Café Sydnie Mae honors Chef Bonnie Breaux’s ancestral link to Breaux Bridge’s founder

Born Again

Shreveport’s Cotton Boll Grill gets another lease on life

Beats on the Bayou

Steve and Cezanne Nails’ Dockside Studio in Maurice is a creative haven for recording artists

Powerful Hospitality

Manny Augello of Bread & Circus Provisions in Lafayette recognized by the James Beard Foundation

Jennings Apiaries

Ruston compnay creates honey and honeycomb products straight from the hive