Author: Melanie Warner Spencer

Editors Note

Café Josephine in Sunset is a place we return to again and again — and we’re not alone. This year, we’re celebrating it as our Best Restaurant. It isn’t the first time, and it likely won’t…

Editor's Note

After several years of expanding the home section by adding a kitchen feature, last year we decided to create an entire home issue. Between the positive feedback from you and the amount of fun we had putting it together, we…

Editor's Note

Even as a list-making aficionado, there’s no good reason for it, but I dislike the phrase “bucket list.” Not…

Acadiana Profile Magazine Wins International Awards

  NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — On May 16, Acadiana Profile Magazine won 9 awards, at the 42nd annual International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) awards presentation in Ottawa, Canada. The top prize for Magazine of the Year went to Acadiana Profile.…

Editor’s Note

In 2019 we published our first installment of Acadiana Trailblazers. The concept was simple: Find Acadianians doing impressive things. Thankfully, that part was simple. It comes as no surprise that there are a lot of people in Acadiana who are…

Editor's Note

Yoga has been in my life in one form or another since childhood. The seed was planted — as so many are — by my mom. When I was in grade school, she taught me a progressive muscle relaxation…

Editor's Note

  Chargrilled. That’s how I like to eat my oysters. I’ll slurp a raw one or six with the customary accoutrements (preferably lemon juice, cocktail sauce, horseradish and hot sauce, as well as mignonette, because I like to mix…

Editor's Note

On Aug. 29, the second most destructive hurricane in Louisiana history tore through the Gulf Coast region of the state. Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 storm, took so much from so many in South Louisiana. The devastation is truly overwhelming…

Note De L’editeur

In April, my husband and I — fully vaccinated and ready to (safely) mingle — attended our first gathering (of more than six, socially-distanced people) since “The Before.” (That’s our phrase for anything that happened prior to the pandemic.) To…

Note De L’editeur

There is likely no time in my life when I’ve uttered the words “light at the end of the tunnel” as much as over the past month. With the vaccine rollout moving quickly and — as a result of that…

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Each year in the October/November issue of Acadiana Profile, we celebrate the best chefs and restaurants in the region. This issue is no exception, however our focus is much different this time around, given the struggles the restaurant and bar…

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Each year, I look forward to pulling together this issue. The past four years, we’ve focused it on recreation for our big feature and one of my personal hobbies is finding new, creative, fun and exciting things to do. Some…

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We hope this issue finds you healthy and safe. My, what strange lives we’ve been leading over the past couple of months. You may have noticed a few things are missing from your Acadiana Profile. Like every business and individual,…

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If you are a longtime Acadiana Profile reader, you’ve probably noticed that in the February-March issue we offer up the annual “Top Doctors” and healthy recipes features. Lest you start to wonder if we think y’all aren’t taking care of…

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A few years ago, I was at a boucherie and not long before the butchering began, a man rolled up in a truck yelling greetings in French, to — from what I can tell — no one in particular. Several…

Note de l'editeur

Our wedding was a small, intimate affair. To be honest, we really wanted to elope, but knew that our family and friends would be upset at missing our Big Day. As a compromise, my now husband and I planned a…

Location Spotlight: The Moxy Hotel

When you first enter the doors of the Moxy Hotel you’ll check in not at a traditional counter, but at the bar. Before you are handed the access card to your room, you will receive a complimentary Moxy cocktail. Though…