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Editor's Note

In December, I turned 50 years old. As an introverted, bookish and sometimes awkward child, tween, teen, young adult and well into my adulthood, I somehow knew my fifties would be when I finally felt at home with myself —…

Light Recipes

In my household, we recently set a goal to eat three vegetables at each meal. This practice brings to mind the classic southern “meat and three” restaurants that offer a lunch consisting of a meat (or chicken or fish) and…

Level Up

  It’s common knowledge that New Year’s resolutions are nearly impossible to keep. Factor in living in Louisiana — where Carnival season is almost always ushered in right on the new year’s heels…

Top Doctors

With over 30 years’ experience researching, reviewing, and selecting Top Doctors, Castle Connolly is a trusted and credible healthcare research and information company. Our mission is to help people find the best healthcare by connecting patients with best-in-class healthcare providers.…

Shop 'Til You Drop

1 | Lagniappe Antiques Shopping Start the shopping stroll through quaint downtown Breaux Bridge with a stop at one of its largest establishments at 17,000 square feet. Lagniappe Antiques contains rows and rows of antique dealers, as well as items…

Family Ties

Details Architecture & Design Gossen Architects, gossenarchitects.com Builder Clayton LaFosse, LaFosse Construction, lafosseco.com Interiors Katie Greene Audio/Video Treylon LeBoeuf, Elevat'd AVL Stacey Doré and her husband knew they would end up in their mutual hometown of Crowley. They just…

Lafayette, we are here

On January 17, 1823, by separating it from Saint Martin Parish, the Louisiana legislature created Lafayette Parish. Named in honor of Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, "the hero of two worlds", the parish will celebrate its bicentennial throughout…

Fresh Food to Eat Right Now

Come February, I make a yard tour to see any sign of new growth. I poke and dig around my fern bed looking for tender tendrils in the damp earth. Another sign that spring may just be around the corner…

Advertise - Healthy Living

There is a lot to know when it comes to living healthy. Showcase your wellness clinic, spa, studio, and/or an programs you offer for healthy living in the February/march issue. The Health Issue Acadiana Profile Magazine is the premiere cultural…

Advertise - Top Doctors

The 5th Annual Top Doctors listing will have over 130 listings in 50 Categories. The Top Doctors for who are listed in the Top Doctors issue of Acadiana Profile magazine were nominated by their peers in a survey process by…

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…

Fall Fun

Check into the Hotel Bentley in the heart of downtown Alexandria with its dramatic lobby, then put on your walking shoes and discover the hidden gems of the city. The Historic Downtown Walking Tour, with a handy map available on…

Perfect Landing

  Sara Ashy has always had a soft spot for oak-lined country roads. She and her husband, Brooke Inzerella, were looking for real estate on Lafayette’s Southside when she heard about a piece of property in Carencro that bordered…

Glass into Sand

Lafayette Parish RoadRunnerApp delivery service is partnering with BackYardSapphire to expand pickup routes for glass recyclables in Lafayette Parish. The glass items are being picked up from customers’ homes and crushed into sand. Lafayette Consolidated Government has started using the…

The Restaurants of my Heart

The comfort that comes with the memory of the good smells and flavors that emanated from the kitchens of our childhood is often the source of deep happiness and creative inspiration. The French novelist Marcel Proust started his masterful work,…

Lightning in the Kitchen

  Inside a Cajun restaurant situated amid Evangeline Parish’s rice fields, you will find a little lightning bolt who cooks, manages, smiles, shares stories and gives hugs to all who ache for that home-grown dining experience. A patron will…

Sipping Suds in Style

Lafayette Bring your beer-loving buddies to sip and sample more than 200 beers from local, imported and domestic breweries (including first-batch debuts) during Gulf Brew (Oct. 22), Louisiana’s oldest craft beer festival. Music enlivens the popular outdoor fest anchored by…

Jungle Boogie

Like any sensible person equipped with functioning tastebuds, I love Louisiana cooking. The fusion of diverse ingredients and pepper-driven heat draws me like a moth to flame. During a span of seven years living on the Gulf Coast, I especially…

Simple on Purpose

Baton Rouge, Lafayette New Orleans Saints’ former quarterback, Drew Brees, is investing (with others) in yet another culinary concept, Small Sliders, based in Baton Rouge. It’s coming soon to Lafayette. Based on a simple concept of serving small, premium cooked-to-order…

Emotional Horizons

Novelist Thomas Wolfe wasn’t always right. Sometimes you can go home again, especially when your heart never left. New Iberia-born photographer and artist Marjorie Brown Pierson, witnessing from afar the devastation caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005,…