Acadiana Profile - June-July 2016

Trash to Treasure by Trish

After leaving behind a retail sales position In California nearly two decades ago, Grand Coteau artist Trish Ransom found stability by giving junk a second life.

Hippo Stew

Among the hundreds of stories that folklorist Barry Ancelet has collected, the most famous are probably the Pascal Tales. Told in Fred's Lounge, these tales tell of the incredible adventures of Pascal and friends who traveled by bicycle on telephone…

Step by Step

Lafayette distance runner Kevin Castille has traversed a winding, sometimes bumpy road, to become an elite competitor.

Lagniappe Records

In the age of Spotify, iTunes and numerous other digital streaming platforms, the owners of Lafayette's Lagniappe Records give customers a refreshingly old-school experience when it comes to discovering new – and vintage – music.

Best New Restaurants

Another year passes in Acadiana and the culinary scene grows more diverse and more expansive, giving visitors and residents alike endless opportunities for fabulous dining experiences. Some longstanding establishments, such as Blue Dog of Lafayette and RiverFront Louisiana Grill of…

nouvelles de villes

Ça C’est Bon! Maurice, Youngsville, Broussard, Lafayette If you have an envie for a delicious, quick plate lunch-to-go, stop by Jody and Tonya Hebert’s newest spot, A Venue by Dupuy at 9511 Maurice Ave. in Maurice (they own Dupuy’s Seafood…

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…

Tokens of Love

Display gratitude to your bridesmaids with these 5 elegant gift ideas.

Going for Gold

Gorgeous gowns, dazzling jewels and unique accessories are no longer kept under lock and key. Step into the vault for this season’s most stunning wedding fashions.