Quantcast

Latest Articles

Women Making a Difference Luncheon

Acadiana Lifestyle’s 2021 Women Making A Difference Luncheon will be held on Friday, June 18 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at The Event Center of New Iberia. Key supporters and community members throughout Acadiana will gather to celebrate these eight outstanding women and the impact they have made in their communities. This year’s honorees include: Anita Begnaud, Brianna Davis, Anne Darrah, Melissa Bonin, Cindy Herring, Angie Eckman, Diane Wiltz and Julie Oubre. Former Woman Making a Difference honoree, Morgan Richard Olivier, will deliver a keynote speech, and catering will be provided by Bon Temps Grill.

Acadiana Lifestyle

We searched Acadiana and found eight outstanding women who are creating positive, lasting change in their own communities. Read for yourself to discover why we think these individuals are some of the finest examples of Women Making a Difference!

Friends to Follow is a unique, real-time window into what's happening right now in the Teche Area and Acadiana at large. To add your business: karla.borde@daily-iberian.com.



The word “fate” had to come to mind when Edward Fremin discovered that the New Iberia home he and partner Joey Billeaud had purchased, in 2006, was designed by Owen Southwell, who built the former and present St. Peter’s Church. What better place for Fremin to display his collection of over …

Back in 1981, a young USL engineering student, Ghassan Harb, started working at Lafayette’s most exclusive fine dining club, the City Club. At the time, the club was located atop the tallest building in Lafayette, then known as FNB Towers (now Chase Towers), offering the only panoramic view …

When Hurricane Laura blasted through Lake Charles in August, 2020, Rita Nell Durgan had to make a decision. Her restaurant, Mama Reta’s Kitchen on Broad Street sustained major damage, and Lake Charles was without power and water for weeks. But Reta already had a dream - and fulfilled it in L…

As the sugarcane harvest season comes to an end later this month, we learn from someone who has been working the fields since the age of 12 that the farm side of the industry really never ends, from preparing and planting to harvesting- and all that can happen in between.

How fortunate for the city of Breaux Bridge that when its “native daughter” Coatney S. Raymond believes in something, she is 150 percent involved. So, when the managing partner of the well-known Buck & Johnny’s Restaurant says she’s passionate about her city and her restaurant, all that’…

  • Updated

On November 8, the Optimist Club of New Iberia held their biggest fundraiser of the year. Nearly 1,000 people purchased tickets for the shrimp boil. The club boasts 73 members and aims to improve the lives of local youths.

Just reopened after an eight-month hiatus, Mr. Lester’s Steakhouse is new and improved with a revamped menu. The elegant restaurant and cigar bar is more glamorous than ever with new floors and carpeting, making it the perfect place for a fine dining experience.

Amid the almost completed renovations on the new downtown space that will house Cajun Hatter, we sat down with founder Colby Hebert to discuss his return to Acadiana. We spoke about Colby’s passion for Cajun preservation, the impact he hopes to have on south Louisiana culture, and why Acadia…

The meaning of Christmas may change for us as we get older, but our memories don’t. What makes our favorite Christmas memories so profound is not so much the material things, it’s that they involved time spent together with family and friends. These readers have shared their fondest Christma…



Life is almost always easier when you’re healthy, and the concerns around the coronavirus has made staying in good health more of a priority than ever. The vaccine for COVID19 has officially been rolled out. However, it’s still critical to build up your body’s natural immunity. Here are 10 w…