Acadiana Profile - December-January 2021

Scents of the Season

For perfect boiled eggs:Put room-temperature eggs in a small saucepan and add enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil, then put a lid on the pot, turn off the heat and allow to sit…

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…

Oysters

Within Louisiana’s coastal waters resides a creature that is relatively unattractive on the outside…

Paradise Found

Lafayette artist Ramsey Ayers invites viewers to join her on a mythical island that exists only in her imagination What happens when a Louisiana artist looks to the exotic tropical paintings of a…

Sleigh Rides and Spices

Cinclare Southern Bistro takes guests on a festive cocktail ride with a party-perfect potion for making spirits bright When it comes to throwing a stand-out holiday party or a festive winter-themed soirée, greeting your guests with a memorable signature drink…

Dreams Come True

Designers Dona Sonnier and Leslie Wooters outfitted the dining and main living space with luxe neutrals that complement the home’s contemporary aesthetic. The show-stopping staircase was designed by Azalea Design Studio and built by Advanced Millworks…

The Stowaway

I was not exactly what you would call a delicate child. I ate everything you could find on a table in south Louisiana: fried shrimp, po-boys, crawfish boiled or étouffée, spaghetti, hamburgers, hot dogs, etc., etc., etc. American, Cajun, and…

Cajun Comfort

Slow and relaxing days in Louisiana’s prairie and bayou region are enhanced by good food. Fezzo’s staff prepares well-crafted margaritas and a superb grilled oyster combo platter. Attention to detail and kitchen patience are the foundation…

Bling in the New Year

Punk Rock Vamp up your look for a grunge-meets-glam aesthetic. 1. Skinny gold bangles, M…

Then and Now

A cookbook writer and culinary historian watches the evolution of Cajun and Creole cuisine in the region My father, Marcel “Blackie,” doted on me — his namesake — and I was often…

Got Gumbo?

Opelousas Acadiana’s cast iron pots are seeing a lot of winter gumbo action during duck hunting season. For variety’s sake, head over to Opelousas for the 16th annual Gumbo Cook-off Jan. 29, when you can sample an assortment of exceptional…

Deborah Pierce

After several years as a top nonprofit fundraising director, Deborah made the move to business owner. In 2015, she founded The Red Star Team at Keller Williams Realty, which has since become Acadiana's top real estate group and the number two…

Suzette Tardo Fowler

Beyond its well-known services—boarding, day camp, training, grooming, in-home pet sitting, and shuttle services—Camp Bow Wow helps animals in need across Acadiana and Charleston, SC, by fostering for and donating to local animal rescues and by sponsoring and participating in…

Lindsay Meador Young

Known for her people-first approach, Lindsay is a confident yet understanding attorney continuously present for each client and their particular needs. “My favorite part of being an attorney is helping people in what is often the most difficult time of…

Holiday Gift Guide

HAYS TOWN BOOK Written by Carol McMichael Reese The Hilliard Art Museum 710 St. Mary Blvd • Lafayette 337-482-2278 • hilliardmuseum.org   ROPE HUGGIES Lafayette Jewelers 3215 Louisiana Ave #106 Lafayette 337-534-4551 lafayette-jewelers.com   …

Lacey Maynor

Lacey has been knee deep in community causes since she was a teen. Over her career, she has worked for several non-profits and with business associations across the area. Recognized as the 2018 One Acadiana Ambassador of the Year and…

Dr. Shaunda K. Grisby

Fellowship-trained in the treatment of breast cancer, benign breast related diseases, and management of individuals at high risk for developing breast cancer, Dr. Grisby is a passionate provider of quality care to patients being evaluated and treated for breast diseases.…

Angela C. Lalande

A USA Today Bestselling Author, Angela empowers others to pursue their dreams and live out their purpose-filled destiny. Her newest book, Pierce the Night: How to Shine Again After You’ve Lost Your Light, is expected to be released this February. Across Acadiana, Angela is…