Acadiana Profile - October-November 2019

Les personnes: That New Old Sound

Any lingering doubt on whether Zydeco frontman Wayne Singleton lives his lyrics — timeless verses about sweating through the daily toils of farm work and sweating even harder on the dance floor when the sun goes down and the stage…

A la mode: Black Beauty

Fall transition pieces that eschew predictable earth tones in favor of the deep, dark shade with a bit of an edge to it year round. The absence of color makes for high-contrast shapes cut with dazzling details. This balancing act…

Nouvelles de villes: News

LAFAYETTE Célébrer 90 Ans Ninety years after “Jolie Blonde” was first recorded, Festivals Acadiens et Créoles is honoring the venerable ballad by dedicating the 2019 festival to the women who have helped preserve Cajun music. Headliners include Bonsoir, Catin, the…

Pour la maison: Welcome Home

Whether you’re looking to put your home on the market or want to step up your hosting game, focusing on the foyer can pay off, according to professional stagers and mother-daughter team Molly Kallenberger and Caitlin Gossen. “When you first…

Les artistes: Lost History Found on Four Legs

For Marshall Blevins — the brains behind the brush of the captivating Church Goin’ Mule painting series — geography was the mother of invention. “I actually started drawing mules in college, because when you go to school in Kentucky, people…

Wanderlust Weekender

Nothing quite does the trick like travel. Whether you’re heading to New Orleans during an action-packed Saints game weekend designed for a near-constant state of jubilation, or you’re planning a laid-back, family-friendly, meat pie reunion inspired by the Festival of…

Sur le menu: Cook and Camp

We can assume the Acadians took their durable cast iron cookware with them (most families would have only had one cooking vessel that they used for all meals) when they were driven by the British from Nova Scotia to resettle…

Note de L'Editeur

Each year when we begin planning our Best Chefs issue, it’s like getting a jolt of creative energy. The process begins with a flurry of emails as the art director and I work with the writer and photographer to compile…

Nouvelles de villes: October-November Calendar

OCTOBER ❶ Lake Charles Film and Music Festival Oct. 4-5. Lake Charles. This free weekend festival hosts multiple independent film screenings at locations throughout Lake Charles and Sulphur. In addition to the films, the festival offers food and music and…

Recettes de cocktails: Audrey II: A beguiling brew

Named after the talking, singing, bloodthirsty Venus flytrap character in the l986 rock musical comedy, “Little Shop of Horrors,” Matt Lahr’s Audrey II cocktail at Preservation Bar & Grill is among the award-winning bar manager’s latest hits. Combining the sweet,…

Lettres d'amour: Parlez Français Tous les Jours

Throughout my first visit to New Brunswick, in late 2018, I was amazed. As I toured Canada’s only bilingual province, French and English were visible everywhere — in government and on signs, media and the service industry. I asked myself:…

Best Chefs

Cooking good food is about plating nostalgia, revisiting something in lived experience that sticks like warm gravy to the back of your ribcage. It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that for most professional cooks and chefs, the path to their kitchen…

De la cuisine: Cozy Nights

When a blustery cold front slides into south Louisiana, my husband and I know the drill. Light a fire in the fireplace in our party house living and dining area that looks out over Bayou Teche. Invite a few friends…

La maison: It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts

After 12 failed attempts to purchase the perfect sofa, an exasperated client contacted Monique Breaux, hoping the interior designer could offer a fresh perspective on the home she and her husband recently poured their hearts and souls into building. The…