Acadiana Profile - August-September 2022

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…

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…

Communal Tables

Kitchen glamour shots are a slam dunk on social media feeds — and for good reason. But take a peek behind the filters, and you’ll see the creative process is as messy and unpredictable as that pandemic sourdough you…

Dinner is in the Bag

The days are getting shorter and I’m looking forward to cooler weather and entertaining on my big screen porch overlooking Bayou Teche. Although I like one-pot dishes like gumbo and jambalaya, I have a recipe that includes the protein (fish…

Local Flavor

  Regatta Seafood and Steakhouse 508 Hawkeye Ave. Lake Arthur 337-774-1504 regattarestaurantla.com   It’s Friday afternoon and small waves on this city’s namesake lake gently caress the piers underneath a restaurant where quintessential bayou-style food is served. Patrons at…

Habitats of Humanity

I’ve heard it a thousand times when someone leans in after learning I am a custom residential designer: “I always wanted to be an architect! Like Art Vandelay, you know, from Seinfeld.” This declaration is typically followed with an explanation…

Building on the Past

  Dale Pierrottie is an artist, musician, preservationist, teacher and sometimes actor from Lafayette, but more importantly he is a master of an ancient Native American building technique that helped 18th-century French settlers build their homes in colonial Louisiana.…

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…

Calling Acadiana Home

The waves of immigration that contributed to our culture in southern Louisiana did not cease with the end of the Grand Dérangement or with the last ship to transport enslaved Africans. More recently, the arrival of Vietnamese refugees or Spanish…

Living the Dream

Designers Dona Designs, Paige Gary Designs, S Clare Design, LaV Designs, Bolgiano Interiors Builder McLain Companies Architect Jarod A. Hebert   Bryan McLain had a distinct vision for this year’s St. Jude Dream Home, the 12th one he has…

Layers of Lavender

Lucky’s Fire & Smoke 6774 Johnston St., Lafayette 337-349-0957 luckyslafayette.com   In the ancient hilltop village of Sault, known worldwide as the birthplace of lavender, the salubrious mountain air of Provence is filled with the intoxicating fragrance of lavender fields…

Michelle Tatman Miller

I honestly care about my clients and want to see everyone benefit from becoming a homeowner, and you can count on me to answer the phone. Michelle and her Southern Mortgage family are excited to celebrate their company’s successful first…

Kristen Castille Thibodeaux

There’s nothing I love more than seeing the excitement in my clients’ faces at the closing table. An Opelousas native and resident of Youngsville, Kristen has enjoyed helping homeowners acquire financing for the past eight years. A ULL graduate, Kristen…

Arla Slaughter

I want to be your real estate resource—not just your realtor. With 15 years of experience assisting homebuyers and sellers in Acadiana, Arla is sought for her prompt, professional real estate services. Arla’s mission of being the most referred Realtor…

Krystal Jones

“I take pride in helping my clients,” she says. “They are more than just a transaction—they become family.” Krystal passionately helps families build wealth through homeownership. Navigating this life-changing decision with ease creates a lasting bond between Jones and each…

Cindy Bailey

Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life! Cindy Bailey brings to every real estate transaction 16 years of expert negotiating and problem-solving skills. She is known to be a true professional,  passionate and…

Cypress Title

  Once you sign at Cypress, you become a part of our family tree. Our clients are truly the roots of our business. Peter Marshall Cypress Title is a locally owned, full-service residential and commercial real estate title agency…

Sylvia McLain & Cody Musgrove

Deciding where you live and raise your family is a decision essential to your peace, safety, and happiness. A professional Realtor group with District South Real Estate Company, Sylvia McLain and Cody Musgrove have 30 years of combined experience helping…

Wendy McCombie

My goal is to remain my client’s immediate ‘go to resource’ when buying or selling real estate, 24/7! Real Estate is not only an investment in the present—it is an investment into the future! Wendy provides insights and advice for…

Yvette Naquin - Guidry

Home should be your happy place, and I can help you get there. Passionate about what Acadiana offers for every property owner, Yvette specializes in residential buying and selling as well as commercial real estate. With added experience marketing properties…

Cheree’ Olivier

If you can dream it, you can achieve it. Do you believe? Cheree’s talents extend across numerous disciplines, and her longtime experience as an artist lends itself well to turning her real estate clients’ visions into reality. What’s important to…