Acadiana Profile - December 2020 – January 2021

Let's Taco Bout It

South Louisiana’s finger food terrain — which for decades has been dominated by boudin — has a new feature compliments of Mexico. Tacos! From Vinton to Lafayette and all the way down south to Morgan City, tacos are being served…

Setting the Tone

PIECES PROVIDED BY The Kitchenary, 456 Heymann Blvd., building C, Lafayette thekitchenary.net Pieces of Eight, 902 Coolidge St., Lafayette piecesofeightgifts.com Glam Meets Traditional While there will be no “dashing through the snow,” in Louisiana, a traditional table setting is a…

The Rougarou: The Wild Man of the Bayous

The legend of the werewolf, member of the pantheon of movie monsters like the Mummy, Dracula, or Dr. Frankenstein’s creature, is found across multiple eras and diverse countries. We know the basic facts: the transformation from human to wolf during…

Plus ça change:

Quo Vadis Arte? Where does the Acadiana Center for the Arts go from here? What happens to the arts when public assemblies are restricted? Where does the local art scene go? An interview with Acadiana Center of the Arts’ Executive…

La maison: So Fresh, So Clean

When embarking upon the interior design process for this waterfront home, Lance Thomas, of Thomas Guy Interiors, knew he had to strike the right chord. On one hand, the homeowner Dr. Richard Roe, a Lake Charles physician, had a specific…

Recettes de cocktail: Party Gras Mambo

Acadiana’s unconventional winter holidays of 2020 are undulating like Bach’s celestial “Christmas Oratorio” trumpets that crescendo and decrescendo until the Epiphany on Jan. 6, when Twelfth Night signals Carnival king cakes and cocktails. Revelers can step up their Mardi Gras…

De la cuisine: Fare Play

When it comes to holiday menus, my family is all over the table. When I was a youngster, we had the usual baked turkey, roast pork, rice dressing (or eggplant dressing), some kind of sweet potatoes, green bean bundles and…

L'art: Family of Man

Over the last four decades, the acclaimed Lafayette photographer Philip Gould has traveled the cultural and spiritual byways of South Louisiana with his camera and imagination in search for what the Swiss-born American photographer Robert Frank described as “the humanity…

Nouvelles de villes

Get Off the Couch Opelousas The South City Park Walking Trail is now open in Opelousas featuring connection points to various recreation amenities. Future additions include a dog park. (opelousasgeneral.com/oghs-foundation) Record-Breaking Fish Tale Port Fourchon Cole Thurman’s first-time offshore fishing…

Note de l'editeur

As we approach the end of 2020, all I can say is, wow.  There is no universe in which any of us could have predicted the way the year would unfold. The pandemic alone has been enough to send anyone…

Steel Magnolia: Phyllis Thibodeaux

As owner and operator of Absolutely Custom Apparel & Graphics, Phyllis Thibodeaux is known for providing Acadiana companies with the “wow factor” in business promotion and for her friendly customer service. She started Absolutely in 2005—five years after a move…

Steel Magnolia: Nancy Broadhurst

Nancy Broadhurst is passionate about building a community of committed and grateful individuals for whom the advancement of healthcare is their philanthropic priority. “At Ochsner Lafayette General, we’re here to change and save lives, and I’m privileged to work with…

Steel Magnolia: Reed Prince

After nearly 10 years of serving as Director of Marketing, Reed Prince was this year named Chief Operating Officer of Nursing Specialties Home Health, an organization that provides patients and families with quality care in the comfort of their home.…

Steel Magnolia: Debbey Ryan

Hard work has always inspired Debbey Ryan—from a young age, she understood that determination was the key to developing strength, independence, and success. Today, as Founder & President of the Lafayette Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the first and only women’s…

Holiday Gift Guide

Custom personalized toddler and youth sweat shirts Absolutely Custom Apparel & Graphics 3010 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette 337-232-7077 / absolutelycustomapparel.com Villager’s Café Gift Card Villager’s Café 8400 Maurice Ave, Maurice 337-898-1554 / villagerscafe.net Wedding bands and stackables Dianna Rae Jewelry…

Steel Magnolia: Robin P. Thibodeaux

From an early age, Robin Thibodeaux loved design and decorating—she spent as much time arranging the rooms in her doll house as she did actually playing with the dolls. Eight years ago, she took that lifelong passion and opened Designs…