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Advertise-Travel the State

Showcase your unique town, city, event and reach over 80,000 readers of Louisiana Life Magazine. Louisiana Life is a lifestyle magazine for those that love Louisiana. Each issue covers the people, food and locations from around the state. Louisiana Life…

Advertise - Louisiana Recipes

Showcase your Louisiana Food Products in the March/April 2023 issue of Louisiana Life Louisiana Life is a lifestyle magazine for those who love Louisiana. Louisiana Life is a statewide cultural magazine and reaches over 80,000 readers publishing for over 40…

Medieval Roots of the Cajun Carnival

Had it not been for a few men wanting to rescue a lost ritual seven decades ago, there would be no Cajun Mardi Gras to talk about today and only faded ancient memories. Carnival, especially as practiced in New Orleans…

MODel Home

At a Glance SQUARE FOOTAGE 2,080 ARCHITECT Original — Bill Calongne of Lawrence and Saunders, later renovation by previous owner — Cordula Roser Gray. INTERIOR DESIGN (OF RECENT RENOVATIONS) Betsey Hazard, House of Hazard Interiors. OUTSTANDING FEATURES Original walnut…

Saving the Wetlands

Conservation Occupation: Campaign Director, Restore the Mississippi River Delta - Hometown: Houma Simone Maloz Communicating effectively about the environment can be tricky. On the one hand, people need to know the severity of the situation and understand the urgent need…

Weaving a Connection

Art & Culture Occupation: Artist - Hometown: Terrebonne Parish Janie Verret Luster Art can convey an emotion, perhaps tell a story or simply respond to the beauty of nature. To Janie Verret Luster, teacher, healer, practitioner of tribal ways and…

Teaching Success

Education Occupation: Teacher - Hometown: New Orleans Brittany Bonnaffons Louisiana’s Teacher of the Year didn’t always see teaching as her career path. Hahnville High School math teacher Brittany Bonnaffons, 41, was working in corporate America when she started volunteering as…

Caring Relationships

Healthcare Occupation: Nurse Practitioner - Hometown: Baton Rouge Tanisha Smith When she was in college, Tanisha Smith, the winner of the 2022 Louisiana State Nurses Association’s Nightingale Award, wanted to be a doctor. But when she watched a friend giving…

Turning the Tables

Culinary Occupation: Restaurateur - Hometown: Shreveport Chapeaux Chapman Thirty years before Chapeaux Chapman was born, his grandfather, Willie “Brother” Chapman, went to work as a cook at Smith’s Cross Lake Inn in Shreveport. Opened in 1954 on a hilltop overlooking…

For the Good of the Hive

Select photos by John Dupre Have you seen those two gigantic bees painted on the side of a small building on the corner of Karlstein and River Road near Vacherie? RISE St. James, a faith-based advocacy group based in…

Skin in the game

At a Glance HOMETOWN Mt. Vernon, Illinois AGE 38 OCCUPATION Skincare creator, founder, Oxalis Apothecary WEB Oxalisapothecary.com Through the wild woods around her home in rural southern Illinois, Erin Wexstten used to run as a child, and that adventurous…

One Pot Dishes

Mardi Gras is early this year, which is unfortunate for bakeries since they will have a short king cake season. For celebrants, the Feb. 21 date virtually guarantees the weather will be damp and cold. In addition to booze, parade-goers…

Culture Club

LINKED IN BOUDIN: A GUIDE TO LOUISIANA’S EXTRAORDINARY LINK “Boudin: A Guide to Louisiana’s Extraordinary Link” is at once a culinary history of that special sausage, a love letter to those that make it, and a collection of historic and…

Advertise - D.C. Mardi Gras Ball

Don’t miss the opportunity to have your business represented to not only our customers in Louisiana, but also in Washington D.C.! When you reserve a Full Page in this special issue, your business logo will be included on the Belly…

The Greatest Speech

With the new year will come a gubernatorial election, a quadrennial event that is only out- rivaled by the LSU-Alabama game for fan interest. This year the attention should be especially high because Gov. John Bel Edwards is term limited.…

Top Doctors

With over 25 years’ experience researching, reviewing and selecting Top Doctors, Castle Connolly is a trusted and credible healthcare research and information company. Our mission is to help people find the best healthcare by connecting patients with best-in-class healthcare providers.…

Knowledge of Place

  At a Glance Location Union Parish Flora Pondberry, Ozark Chinquapin, American alumroot Fauna White-breasted nuthatch, summer tanager, prothonotary warbler   The home Amy and Kelby Ouchley built in Rocky Branch, 14 miles north of West Monroe, contains no…

Season’s Readings

CULINARY Easy Does It From flips to shrubs, spritzes to smashes, toddies and teas and more, if you’re zero-proof curious, or can’t or don’t want to drink alcohol for any reason, “Craft: The Eat Fit Guide to Zero Proof Cocktails,”…

Texas Chic

Art and architecture lovers in search of a city break should look no further than skyscraper-peppered Dallas, which boasts an enormous urban arts district. Weighing in as one of the largest in the nation, the artsy expanse stretches for…

Cymbal-ism

At A Glance Hometown Dallas, Texas (Collin), and Broussard, Louisiana (Roz) Age Collin is 46, Roz is 44 Occupation Jewelry designers Web secondlinejewels.com @secondlinejewels   When Phil Collins and his band Genesis need another batch of designer dominoes for…

Get Lit This Season

The Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights, a connection of cities along Interstates 20 and 49 that promote the holidays to visitors and residents, have added two new destinations. Ruston and Logansport join the festivities in Shreveport-Bossier, Minden, Natchitoches, Alexandria-Pineville and…