Acadiana Profile - June-July 2021

Sipping into Summer

    Summertime cocktails have a singular purpose: They must make you feel cool. For wanderlust weekenders awaiting tropical holidays, a well-crafted summer libation can help assuage yearnings for pristine beaches and emerald waters, poolside luaus and moonlight swims. When…

Into the Oaks

Lake Charles Check out Chef Andrew Green’s new Fire & Oak, tucked away in an enchanting nook amid majestic oaks draped with lights that add a glow to patio dining with…

New Thinking on Old Ideas

  A culture that does not change and evolve is destined, it is said, to wither and die. Over the last 50 years or so of the “French Renaissance” in Louisiana, there…

Held By Thunder

  Something has to hold you. Seduced by art, poetry and pleasure in search of love, in search of home, I left Louisiana. On fantastic journeys, I crossed a lifetime of…

Tech to Table

While much of medical care centers around the knowledge and skill of doctors, the right equipment can allow a doctor to apply their expertise in a way that consistently creates better outcomes for patients. Throughout Acadiana, hospitals are utilizing exciting…

25 Fun Things to do This Summer

Photos by Joseph Vidrine, Romero & Romero, Haylei Smith and Denny Culbert Summertime means fun time in Acadiana, and there’s plenty of jollification to go around. While many of Acadiana’s attractions are indoors, even more exists in the great outdoors,…

The Back Door is Always Open

This July marks the fourth anniversary of the passing of musician D. L. Ménard, the author of "La Porte en Arrière (The Back Door)", the most recorded and performed Cajun song according to folklorist Barry Jean Ancelet. It competes with…

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…

Picnic Perfect

As a child, I adored picnics. My parents were avid outdoors people and when summer arrived,…

Naturally Surreal

Lafayette artist Amy Michelle Guidry has much in common with the 19th-century French Impressionist painter Edgar Degas. To Degas, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Guidry paints “not just to bring attention to issues…

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…

Pro Fighters for Kids

Abbeville, Lake Charles, New Iberia, Lafayette, Opelousas, Carencro The Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana (bgcacadiana.com) received a $500,000 donation from UFC Fighter Conor McGregor to enhance summer camps. Inspired by the Good…

Allure Enhancement Center

Cindy Cobb DNP, APRN,WHNP-BC, FAANP, Owner Since 2009, Allure Enhancement Center has provided a growing variety of aesthetic services that combine the latest advances in medicine and beauty technology to Acadiana. It is the only company in the area to…

Jim Olivier Family of Companies

Anna Olivier, Owner To answer a need for quality home improvement products and services in Lafayette, Jim and Anna Olivier started Jim Olivier’s Home Improvement in 1998. After Jim’s untimely death, Anna continued the company’s mission, expanding products and services…

Lafayette Jewelers

Mike Calcote, Jeweler and Owner Specializing in fine jewelry, custom designs, and jewelry repair, Lafayette Jewelers has enjoyed playing an important role in the celebrations of Acadians—their engagements, weddings, anniversaries, graduations, birthdays and more—since 2013. With 45 years of experience…

Symetrie Studio & Spa

Kylie Neuville Meche, Owner Dedicated to the art of beauty enhancement, Symetrie Studio & Spa provides eyebrow, eyeliner, lip and areola tattooing as well as eyelash extensions, sugaring, lash lifts, and waxing services. Since Owner Kylie Neuville Meche opened Symetrie…

Thibodaux Regional Health System

Greg Stock, MHA CEO Thibodaux Regional Health System is proud to continue its legacy of providing the highest quality health care to the region while continually working to improve the health and wellness of the communities it serves. Under CEO…

Camp Bow Wow Lafayette

Suzette Fowler, Camp Owner Locally owned, Camp Bow Wow is part of a franchise that has become an industry leader in the care and well being of dogs. Since opening in 2009, Lafayette’s Camp Bow Wow has grown exponentially and…

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