May 9, 2014 08:06
Ragin' Cajun spirit, y'all. And happy Friday! � �
Feb. 18, 2014 07:14
Lafayette Central Park Inc. is offering residents who support the Horse Farm an opportunity to leave a lasting mark on its creation.     Photo by Robin May   The group behind the design and construction of the Horse Farm property into a central park for Lafayette have unveiled a new fundraising program that will allow supporters of the project to leave their mark on the park: buy a plank on the boardwalk and dedicate to a loved one - or to yourself. The "Buy a Board to Help Build the Park!" fundraisers seeks $100 donations, each of which allows the patr
Oct. 3, 2013 05:52
Got a favorite bar, bar tender, night club, retail business in downtown Lafayette? Got a favorite bar, bar tender, night club, retail business in downtown Lafayette? Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 18 for the Downtown Awards recognizing the best downtown Lafayette has to offer. Once the nominees are determined, voting will open Oct. 21 and run through Nov. 6, with the winners announced at a special breakfast event on Nov. 21. Here are the categories (see below for how to nominate/vote): Best Chef/Restaurant Best Place to Take Paw Paw for Lunch (we're not mak
Sept. 27, 2013 06:06
Lafayette residents can be part of a national effort to double the lung cancer survival rate by participating in the second annual Free to Breathe Run/Walk. Lafayette residents can be part of a national effort to double the lung cancer survival rate by participating in the second annual Free to Breathe Run/Walk. The walk commences at the River Ranch Town Square, 1100 Camellia Blvd. Registration is from 6:30-7 a.m., followed by an opening rally and warm-up. The 1-mile walk starts at 8 followed a half hour later by the 5K run. If you want to walk the 5K route you'll have to wai
July 31, 2013 05:36
Auction items include hotel lodging, clothing and accessories from local merchants, a year of karate lessons and even a round-trip flight over the Atchafalaya Basin to New Orleans and back in a small plane. The Extra Mile's Avec Les Enfants program promotes visitation between children and non-custodial parents under the supervision of trained staff members as well as law enforcement, allowing children to have contact with parents with whom they otherwise would not. To help support the program, the Extra Mile's eighth annual Silent Auction Dinner & Dancing Fundraiser will be held Thu
May 31, 2013 04:25
Trippy prints, funky cuts, handmade jewelry combines for eclectic chic   I love something about a flowy piece with a funky print - add some equally funky shoes and too many bracelets and I'm a happy gal. There are few lines in the world that do this big funky flowy thing with a retro twist like Show Me Your Mumu. We spotted a superb example of this at Hemline with a warm pink and orange tie dyed dress. In person the dress has an almost sheer quality that takes the piece to a sexy place even with that roomy cut. Awesome worn over swimwear to lunch before heading back to the beach, or
April 18, 2013 03:59
  In In one memorable moment Wednesday, 13 years of bitterness were washed away when Yvette Girouard returned to UL's Lamson Park and reunited a couple of generations of Cajun fans. The cheers rang out long and loud. There they were ... the three pillars that provided the foundation for UL's most successful national sports program, lined up in the pitching circle at Lamson Park Wednesday afternoon before the Ragin' Cajuns' softball doubleheader against Houston. Kyla Hall Holas was first, and even wearing the uniform of the opposition wasn't a hindrance to the Cajun faithful.
March 8, 2013 04:17
Big Easel Preview slated for Saturday opening downtown   Each year the Big Easel brings out an exceptional collection of artists. Each artist is vetted before their work appears at the event in River Ranch ensuring a selection unlike any other around these parts. And this weekend a preview of the very best of that event will be on display at Lounge Gallery downtown thanks to the discerning eye of curator Jeffery McCullough. "This show features work by 53 artists who are part of the 2013 Big Easel including paintings, photography, jewelry, and 3-D sculpture. Each Big Easel artist s
Jan. 10, 2013 05:16
One of our favorite reps rolls out a new show Come Saturday the gallery at Lounge will be home to a collection of eclectic artwork. A stable of artists filled with talent, each unique. Each represented by the talented Jeffery McCullough. Some of those artists have been featured in these very pages (remember the beautiful piece from Kelli Kaufman in November's IND Monthly? or Mallory Page gracing the IND's cover some month's ago?) and many have
Jan. 4, 2013 05:31
This weekend it begins. The beads. The ball gowns. The booze. The big, beautiful season of Mardi Gras. And we'll be watching.   Party Girl is hitting the Mardi Gras scene like never before and while we are certainly there to get some partying done, we do have loftier goals in mind. We are, simply put, on the hunt for the most independent, fantastic dressers on the scene. We'll be snapping pics and giving you dear readers a chance to vote and we're asking you to join us. Just send a pic of you (or a fabulously dressed friend) to amandab@theind.