Features

celebrate new orleans

With 300 years of history, the Big Easy offers something for everyone during her birthday year

Community of the Year

Breaux Bridge remains authentically Cajun with a thriving art scene, innovation and small town charm

Louisianians of the Year

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

Game On

Restaurants around Acadiana are serving up wild meat, fowl and gator, you just have to know where to go

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.…

Rise and Dine

5 breakfast and brunch favorites that’ll stick to your ribs day or night

Flour Power

New Orleans bread baker Graison Gill spreads the gospel of traditional bread-making

Ranch Redux

Aron Biedenharn Coates renews a Baton Rouge ranch style house with a midcentury modern vibe

Get Started

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

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.

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…