Louisiana Life - Spring 2007

Lawrence ‘‘Football’’ Badeaux

When most people meet Lawrence “Football” Badeaux, they assume he’s carried that nickname for most of his 75 years because he’s a fan of the game. The truth is, he isn’t called Football because he likes football, he’s called Football…

Texas Travel: Top 12 Travel Destinations

It’s no wonder that the largest of the contiguous states has a long list of vacation options including both big city cultural attractions and charming small town getaways. However, you just might be surprised by the huge variety of travel…

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION: Louisiana Destinations

Now is the time to start making travel plans for spring and summer, and fortunately, if you live in Louisiana, you do not need to travel far. Louisiana offers some of the most tempting travel destinations in the country. From…

Our Native Critter

My principal interest in crawfish has always involved cooking and eating. I’m not alone on that score – crawfish have been considered a delicacy in Europe for centuries. However, the story in Louisiana is a bit more complicated.American Indians consumed…

Reel Life

Blessed with nearly 300 miles of coastline and fertile river deltas feeding some of the most productive ecosystems in the world, Louisiana anglers can almost always find something biting. Off the coast, sportsmen can fish thousands of square miles in…

Portrait of Success

Studio, gallery and guest house, Turtle Cove is located on the banks of Bayou Fuslier. Owners Toni Daigre and Sue Billet  find the back porch is their favorite place to create art and share a cup of coffee with other…

Waders, Warblers and those who Watch

Snowy EgretShhh,” she says suddenly. It’s early March and wildlife photographer Nancy Camel is at Lake Martin, surrounded by the woods and waters of Cypress Island Preserve in St. Martin Parish. That’s not news; she’s there most any time, with…

Heart, Soul and Experiences

Frank Kelley Jr.’s “The Power of Jazz.”When painter Frank Kelley Jr. discusses his art, he talks about opportunities, stories, decisions and spiritual journeys. His images of the northern Louisiana landscape or jazz musicians suspended silently between riffs are about passion…

Fit to print

The exterior of the Southern Living Idea House 2005 has a distinct French flavor with high-pitched roofs and large columns.What happens when Southern Living magazine comes calling? No, not the subscription folks but a member of the top brass asking…

Someone’s in the Kitchen

Composing a menu can be either a dreaded chore or a rewarding challenge. The latter is much more fun of course, and it prolongs the enjoyment of the evening. Diners, whether family or guests, enjoy the food but the cook…

How crawfish got famous

After the waters began to recede from the great flood of 1927, some refugees who had spent time at a Red Cross camp began to return to their homes in rural central Louisiana. What they saw was bleak. Water lines…