Features

Catch her if you can

The need for speed sprouted in Lafayette race car driver Sarah Montgomery at an early age

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.

Get Started

Acadiana-born companies thrive and grow in business-friendly, low-cost, nurturing environment

Passion in Action

Director of Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana follows her calling to save the state’s coast and wetlands

Beyond the Surface

The environment is the driving force behind Thibodaux woodworker David Bergeron’s work

Cool Jobs

When dreaming of a cool career, there are myriad options. From fashionistas to gardeners and furniture makers to illustrators, there are those who forge their own path, both early on and after they've moved on from other endeavors. This year,…

CULINARY HERITAGE

Welcome  to Louisiana Life’s celebration of the culinarians who are making a mark on our unique state. The beauty of our culinary heritage and the people who are moving it forward while preserving and revealing the treasures of our past…

Best New Restaurant

Throughout the year, we scour Acadiana in search of the latest crop of eateries striving to uncover new favorites and those poised to stand the test of time. Our 2017 picks will keep you well-entertained and, better yet, well-fed for months to come.

Spring Festivals

The awe-inspiring diversity of Louisiana is easily taken for granted. A quick survey of the state’s spring festivals — Louisiana is home to more annual festivals than there are days in the year — is an apt reminder that there’s…

NEW IBERIA

A Cajun jewel carved from the Bayou Teche, New Iberia's successful recipe as a community blends old-school values with the modern-day job creation and economic development methods, sprinkled with a liberal pinch of good times.

On The Run

Cajun Mardi Gras merges traditions old and new

Louisianians of the Year

Meet eight people who are changing lives, making a difference in their profession, contributing to the state culture in big ways and making Louisiana proud

MONODRAMATIC

Bring on the drama with a modern take on a timeless monochromatic palette that includes fur, texture, and chiffon

My Oh My Cakes and Pies

The holiday season is also the baking season, the time when many who never bake do so nonstop. I would wager that the sales of flour, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, shortening, nuts, dried fruits and all the other essentials skyrocket…

Fall Festivals

Load up the car and hit the road to enjoy one of these four eclectic festivals throughout the state

Tops of Acadiana

In Acadiana, there’s no shortage of delectable food, boogie-down music, talented individuals, stylish shops, tasty brews and places for cultural enlightenment or entertaining adventures. Which makes it nearly impossible to pick and choose favorites. Perhaps we are gluttons for punishment, …

Best Chefs

Centuries after Le Grand Derangement French Acadians were forced from their homes in Nova Scotia at the hands of the British, Louisiana’s Acadians are in possession of an enviable culture that is undeniably rich in music, art, and especially gastronomy.…