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Back by popular demand: The Money Issue! Need some ideas to spruce up your home? Want to keep in style with this year's colors? Prefer to shop locally? This month's issue of Acadiana Lifestyle has everything you need!

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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.

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The Iberia Film Festival was held this year while maintaining complete COVID19 protocol. There were 40 people in attendance who were able to enjoy short films of various genres created by local film makers. Head to their Facebook page for a complete list of winners.

The Berry Queen Ball is the annual benefit for Iberia Habitat for Humanity. This year’s theme was “The Greatest Show in the Berry.” The event was held on September 14 at Cypress Bayou Casino. Jenny Toups was crowned Her Royal Hi-Ness, Queen of the Berry.

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The Louisiana Sugar Cane Fair & Festival’s 2019 Stars of Style Gala showcased 19 honorees. The premier fundraising event was geld at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. The 2019 Stars of Style featured Nannette Boureois, Mark Boyance, Mary Claire Burns, David D’Aquin, Colby Delahoussaye, Bridget…

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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.

  • Updated

The Iberia Film Festival was held this year while maintaining complete COVID19 protocol. There were 40 people in attendance who were able to enjoy short films of various genres created by local film makers. Head to their Facebook page for a complete list of winners.

The Berry Queen Ball is the annual benefit for Iberia Habitat for Humanity. This year’s theme was “The Greatest Show in the Berry.” The event was held on September 14 at Cypress Bayou Casino. Jenny Toups was crowned Her Royal Hi-Ness, Queen of the Berry.

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The Louisiana Sugar Cane Fair & Festival’s 2019 Stars of Style Gala showcased 19 honorees. The premier fundraising event was geld at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. The 2019 Stars of Style featured Nannette Boureois, Mark Boyance, Mary Claire Burns, David D’Aquin, Colby Delahoussaye, Bridget…

Friends, community members and dignitaries gathered at the A&E Gallery in New Iberia in November for a first reading of author/illustrator Paul Schexnayder’s picture book biography entitled “From the Cane Fields to the Capitol: The Life and Story of Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco.” T…

Mary Morvant has long been fascinated with the human face and its expressions. After more than 23 years as a portrait artist, her portfolio is like a family album of faces that are pensive, happy, proud, mischievous, innocent and shy, with a story to go with each. 



Ever wonder what it’s like to walk into a restaurant or bar and order the most expensive specialty cocktail on the menu? We visited some of our favorite spots in Acadiana and asked them to surprise us with something high end and top shelf. Here’s what we found.

Chris Meaux offers a succinct reality check for aspiring entrepreneurs who think they have the idea for the next Waitr. “Your idea is worth zero,” he says. Meaux founded the foaod delivery app Waitr in 2013 and served as its CEO until August 2019. He sold Waitr and now is the chairman and co…

What would a Food Edition be without a spotlight on some of the wonderful restaurants here in Acadiana?! Check out our Focus on Food map and make plans to enjoy a meal out this weekend with the whole family, great friends or that special someone.

Ahhh, Taco Tuesday. Confounding to some. A weekly ritual to the enlightened. But tacos every single week? Absolutely! Gone are the days when your only option was a hard corn shell filled with processed cheese and ground meat cooked in a "hot" seasoning mix that was made somewhere in Minnesot…

Looking for a fast and flavorful fresh fish dinner? Combine fresh homemade peach salsa with a quick pan-seared Blackened Red Snapper for the ultimate weekday dinner made in just 15 minutes.

Thanksgiving came early at St. Francis Diner in New Iberia when, after a week of being shuttered in early September due to a decreased supply of canned goods, the soup kitchen was able to once again open its doors to the public. It was an outpouring of generosity from various entities and ca…

While, for many of us, putting the recyclable trash can at the road is our contribution to reducing our carbon footprint, one down-to-earth girl is recycling in a down-to-earth way with the help of some wiggly friends. Taylor Lyons Vaughan, owner of Worm Lady Recycles, has been lowering wast…