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They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. And rightfully so – who doesn’t want a best friend that’s unbreakable, highly sought-after and brilliant? These are the attributes that have elevated the diamond as a symbol of everlasting love. Resilient and rare, diamonds have been used for engag…

Women Making a Difference Luncheon

We will celebrate the 2022 Women Making A Difference honorees on Friday, June 24, 2022 at the Event Center in New Iberia.

Acadiana Lifestyle

Who are the 10 outstanding kids selected to be Acadiana Lifestyle's Bright From the Start honorees this year? Find out who they are and what makes them uniquely outstanding inside this month's issue!

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Carnival season is here, and the coming weeks will be filled with kings and queens, krewes and cakes, and a whole bunch of laissez les bons temps rouler! Show your Mardi Gras spirit all month long with these festive finds from some of Acadiana’s finest shops and boutiques.

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. And rightfully so – who doesn’t want a best friend that’s unbreakable, highly sought-after and brilliant? These are the attributes that have elevated the diamond as a symbol of everlasting love. Resilient and rare, diamonds have been used for engag…

Cajun French Dictionary & Phrasebook by Clint Bruce & Jennifer Gipson Paperback: $12.95 At the heart of Cajun culture is a fascinating dialect of French that has survived the forces of Americanization and is still spoken by over 250,000 residents of Louisiana. With a historical overv…

For a few days last November, the Southern Screen Festival once again united film industry professionals and fans from Acadiana and across the globe for a weekend of entertainment, inspiration and education in Lafayette. Local musicians and restaurants also joined the party to round out a un…

The last 12 months have been an exciting time of change at Acadiana Lifestyle (we welcomed new editor Anne Songy in March and publisher Michael Messerly in September), as well as a year of growth (audience, advertisers and reader engagement have all sharply increased), so we took a look at o…

Spend five minutes with Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, and your assumptions about his unwavering love for Louisiana will be forever affirmed. “There’s no place in the world like Louisiana,” he says. “It’s our culture, our food, music and history. We’re one big gumbo with a lot of thing…

Conni Castille once ran away from her family’s heritage. “When I was very young, I internalized stereotypes that Cajuns were thought of – that they were backward, illiterate,” she says. “I really was embarrassed to be a Cajun.”

Aged cheeses, smoked meats, artisan breads, nuts, figs, berries, grapes! Every charcuterie board is a true work of art – a perfect mix of tastes, textures and aroma and a delight to the senses. Unlock your inner artist this season and create your own culinary palette that's sure to be a hit …

Picture yourself a young Cajun boy. Seven years old, the age of reason, or so your MawMaw says. It’s a cool October night. Sitting on the porch, feet dangling, the acrid-sweet waves of sugarcane smoke tickle your throat. The stars are out, the frogs sing, a yellow moon rises. A sudden terrif…

As if the spookiness of T’Frere’s and tales of rougarou aren’t enough, Acadiana has a slew of other places that are rumored to be haunted – or at least frequented by eerie sounds and creepy legends. We found three spots in Acadiana that you might not have heard are haunted. If you can summon…

Imagine you’re a professional football player. You’re a natural athlete, you can throw 50-yard passes, you’ve got moves that confound the defense every time. You’re breaking records with your amazing skills. You practice hard, you keep yourself in tip-top shape, you eat right, you work out. …

Carnival. It’s the festive season that comes to a simmer at Twelfth Night and builds until it boils over with Mardi Gras, the world’s biggest free party. For a few weeks, we stand united, wrapped in a tapestry of purple, green and gold. But like many other institutions, such as church and ba…



On many levels, mental health is everyone’s business. Investing in better mental health reduces the risks of suicide, social exclusion and public violence. But it also generates savings in other sectors, particularly

The internet is becoming a mis-information highway lately, so it’s up to you to make sure your facts are actually...well...facts. We’ve come a long way as a society, particularly in the last decade, demystifying breast cancer and talking about it openly, but there are still some tenacious my…

For Rhyan Shea Wheeler, job satisfaction has everything to do with the happiness and promising futures of children. A good day for the newly appointed CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana is one filled with smiling faces on the students who come through the Clubs’ doors from 3-7 p.m.