Louisiana Life - September – October 2021

Natural State: Preserving and Protecting

On either side of the boat stretches the vast wetlands of south Louisiana. Farther south, several miles beyond this ruler-flat landscape, lie Vermilion and West Cote Blanche bays — and beyond,…

Charming Towns

Take a road trip through Louisiana and visitors will find the most charming small towns scattered throughout the Bayou State. Nestled among bayous, fields of sugar cane and cotton, and filled with historic properties, these small towns provide for outstanding…

LA NOUVELLE LOUISIANE

Nothing stops the innovators, trailblazers and entrepreneurs of Louisiana. Last year may have taken the wind out of our sails with hurricanes, freezes and a worldwide pandemic, but the Bayou State never faltered in producing new and interesting products, culinary offerings…

Home: Midcentury Whimsy

Houses have a way of finding their owners. Artist Scott Sturgill and his wife, Nicki, a research analyst, weren’t…

Pelican Briefs: Market Marvels

Chef Cory Bahr is bringing together growers and artisans from surrounding parishes to offer their produce, meat and hand-crafted products on Thursdays for “Grow the Roe Farmers Market,” situated on a lot beside his Parish Restaurant in downtown Monroe. “We’re…

Small Town Lawyers

Edwin Edwards liked to tell the story about when he first graduated from law school and was planning to establish a legal practice. Being from Marksville in Avoyelles Parish that town seemed like a natural, especially since it was the…

Contributors

Lead Photographer Danley Romero A native of Lafayette currently residing in the Lake Charles area, Danley Romero specializes in portrait photography. Romero considers it an honor to contribute to his state’s flagship magazine, Louisiana Life, and takes a particular sense…

Farther Flung: Traveling through the Gateway

Doth Union and Confederate troops had Corinth in its crosshairs during the height of the Civil War, due to its two strategic rail lines. The small town in the northeast corner of Mississippi was originally named “Cross City” for the…

Kitchen Gourmet: Versatile Veggie

Eggplant With Garlic, Parsley And Parmesan 2 long, thin Asian eggplants (about 4 oz. each) 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 2 teaspoons chopped parsley ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus additional, if needed coarse salt and freshly ground…

Art: Visual Music

Kaori Maeyama creates paintings based on blurred images snapped on her cell phone while driving through the streets of New Orleans. Is there music without sound? One only has to look at the paintings…

Literary Louisiana: Inspiring Tales

Fiction Ramadan Ramsey: A Novel by Louis Edwards Ramadan Ramsey is born in New Orleans, the product of a magical love affair between his mother, a native New Orleanian, and his father, a Syrian immigrant. Ramsey has never known his…

Traveler: Love Language

There’s a tremendous amount of attention that goes into restoring a 1796 Louisiana plantation home to be used as a bed and breakfast. At the time…

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