Author: Sarah Ravits

On Our Ballot: People to Watch

This being an election year, we know that there are plenty of people who wish they had more than two major choices for President. Fortunately, when we do our annual People to Watch section we have a million or so…

Acadiana Profile Top Hospitals

State-of-the-art hospitals, clinics and medical professionals at the top of their respective fields abound in Acadiana. For the 2016 Acadiana Profile Top Hospitals feature, we've scoured the region to offer a glimpse at the innovations, specialties and growth of facilities…

Dr. Philip Gachassin

As a general and bariatric (weight loss) surgeon, Dr. Philip Gachassin, who works for Lafayette General Medical Center, has performed thousands of difficult and life-saving procedures over the course of his 19-year career. “I was always good at science when…

Dr. Craig Walker

Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Craig Walker became interested in the medical field at just 8 years old. The youngest of nine children, the Bourg, Louisiana native was inspired by his two oldest brothers, who are also physicians. “They would show me…

Dr. David C. Benson

It’s difficult for New Iberia-based urologist, Dr. David C. Benson, to choose which of his cases has been toughest. That’s because the Shreveport native finds each case to be uniquely challenging and personal. Part of being a physician, he believes,…

Tiki Torches

Festive outdoor lighting can enhance your outdoor surroundings and keep it bug-free.

note de l’editeur

Like the culture of Acadiana itself, the   food and restaurant scene celebrates both tradition and innovation. It also embraces and welcomes newcomers. For our cover story, Cheré Coen found five new restaurants worth checking out, whether you live in the…

Pump Up The Volume

Brides getting hitched in New Orleans — a city known for its music — will want to devote some extra time into planning the perfect soundtrack. This doesn’t have to be high-pressure and is probably one of the most fun…

Adventurous Classics

Lake Charles’ Andrew Green of 1910 blends traditional techniques with innovative concepts.

Bearing It

Here we are, acknowledging the fact that we survived the rough and somewhat somber week that follows Mardi Gras. I miss the strange sensation of accidentally spilling glitter on my late-night, post-parade pizza (and eating it anyways) and waking up…

fitness & food

Fresh recipes; new fitness routines; and cool, casual restaurants abound

Smoothies!

In Acadiana, we have an abundance of fresh ingredients available year-round. Thanks to freezers, we can also save produce to use at a later date. If you use fresh fruits or vegetables, consider adding a few ice cubes to keep…

Hanging Ten

City Surf Fitness gives you a full-body workouT