The Suite Life

  Design Thomas Guy Interiors thomasguy-interiors.com Welcoming family and friends for the holidays can feel infinitely more enjoyable when everyone has their own space. Drew Hoffpauir, Sr. had these extended stays in mind for the renovation of a hurricane-damaged…

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Best Neighborhoods

Charpentier Historic District Lake Charles For families looking to land somewhere safe, fun and with plenty of space to move around, Lake Charles’ Charpentier Historic District is an excellent option. In the 15 years she’s lived in the neighborhood, realtor…

5 Tips for Selling Your Home

  1. Hire a realtor Again, this might seem obvious, but Savant warns against homeowners trying to go it alone. Most often, sellers take this route to avoid what they see as unnecessary costs. But, Savant said more times than…

5 Tips for Buying a New Home

  1. Get pre-approved with a local lender Having your finances in order before you start looking will give you a leg up in today’s hyper-competitive market. By working with a local lender, you can often get a more personalized…

Top Real Estate Professionals

Methodology The agents in this feature were selected through a submission process analyzed and vetted by Professional Research Services. Agents were asked to submit their sales volume over a specified 12-month period. Sales volumes were required to be accompanied by…

Rare Vintage

The milled trim and fretwork adorning several doorways were originally stained dark brown, and Granger repainted in white for a lighter, airier feel. The vintage record player and album collection belonged to Granger’s father-in-law, while the…

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…

A Sweet Retreat

Patout feels his grandmother’s presence in the airy kitchen. Original features include a Chambers stove and porcelain sink flanked by glass-door cabinets, which Patout rescued from a family member who planned to tear them out. Heart…

Nouvelles de villes

Win Summer in Nova Scotia Vermilion Parish The Centre acadien (historicnovascotia.ca) and the Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance (vermilionchamber.org) jointly announce the availability of the Russell Gaspard French Immersion Scholarship, to be awarded to Vermilion Parish high school students for…

Seasons of Change

When Caitlin Gossen and her husband bought their two-story, Acadian-style home in 2007, her daughters were just growing out of the baby stage. The house, built in the 1980s, underwent a full-scale renovation before they settled in — including a…

Nouvelles de villes

Win Summer in Nova Scotia Vermilion Parish The Centre acadien (historicnovascotia.ca) and the Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance (vermilionchamber.org) jointly announce the availability of the Russell Gaspard French Immersion Scholarship, to be awarded to Vermilion Parish high school students for…

Setting the Tone

PIECES PROVIDED BY The Kitchenary, 456 Heymann Blvd., building C, Lafayette thekitchenary.net Pieces of Eight, 902 Coolidge St., Lafayette piecesofeightgifts.com Glam Meets Traditional While there will be no “dashing through the snow,” in Louisiana, a traditional table setting is a…

La maison: So Fresh, So Clean

When embarking upon the interior design process for this waterfront home, Lance Thomas, of Thomas Guy Interiors, knew he had to strike the right chord. On one hand, the homeowner Dr. Richard Roe, a Lake Charles physician, had a specific…

Note de l’editeur

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…

STOCK THE BAR

For a long time, I didn’t have a dining room table. A bar was more important. - Ross Fontenot One of the coolest features of Ross Fontenot’s home bar is that he can stand behind it, mixing craft cocktails for…

Of Talent and Timing

If someone asked what my last meal on earth would be, I’d choose Uncle Robert’s elaborate, multi-course Thanksgiving feast enlivened by his piano renditions of Broadway musicals. The darling of the Hebert family, “Rabbit” cooked like Joël Robuchon with the…

Sugar Cane

In Acadiana, fall brings its promise of mildness after summer heat and humidity so thick it feels like stepping into a sauna on your doorstep. Finally, the north wind dries and sweeps the sky, leaving a light blue background with…

La Maison: Artists’ Residency

Celebrated as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Robert Rauschenberg left an indelible mark on the world through his boundary-pushing creative work. Although his collections are carefully curated in some of the world’s most prestigious museums,…

Note de l'editeur

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…

Lettres d'amour: Southern Comfort

The irony of South Louisiana’s beauty is that it can’t go unnoticed, but it can easily be undervalued. There’s so much food, music and culture to digest, but for someone that’s been in these swampy lands all of his life,…

Nouvelle de Villes

LAFAYETTE Spotlight on Spoonbill Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant earned a place among America’s top eateries when it received a finalist nomination for the coveted 2020 James Beard Awards for Outstanding Restaurant Design in May. Emerging as a converted 1939…

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