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Our Own Backyard


Learning Disabilities Explained


Declare Your Independence

20 YOUR CAREER 21 CAUSE Martinis 2014

The Color of Justice


Fight Summer Frizz


58 Easy, Breezy

Summer Fashion






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EDITOR’s Desk | Lisa DAY


Independence. It means something different to everyone. But there is an independent spirit that is inherent in everyone throughout life. Even for a small child, independence is a quiet factor, but a factor nonetheless. An infant chooses to hold her own bottle even if it falls; a toddler insists on putting on his shoes even if they end up on the wrong feet. “I want to do it myself.” We all have an independent spirit that gives us strength to do things that may seem impossible or at least, an uphill battle—in family life, in our occupations, or our spiritual life. A sense of personal independence, like the Independence of our country, is a persevering strength that allows and nurtures continued growth. Two of my wonderful sons are home from college for the summer. Their personal independence (or their perception of it) on short hiatus until the fall semester begins and their independence begins again. But like any interruption in independence, the time in between is undeniable growth that will, without doubt, make them stronger, more independent young men. “I can do it myself.” Having a sense of independence doesn’t mean always going it alone or never asking for help—it can simply mean that one is willing to go the extra mile in anticipation of accomplishing something amazing. Be strong, learn something new, do something different. Let your independent spirit shine!


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Our Own Backyard Louisiana’s culture has earned a fable-like mystique throughout the world. With a heritage richer than our food, a music scene hotter than our summer nights and a landscape more beautiful than Jolie Blonde, it’s no mystery why everyone sets their sights on the Bayou State. For those fortunate enough to call Louisiana home, it’s important to immerse ourselves in the wonders of our own backyard. Family is firmly rooted at the center of Cajun culture; so it’s no surprise that family-friendly activities are abundant. Whether your interests are environmental, ecological, or just plain adventurous; experience the excitement of the swamp with your family on one of the region’s many swamp tours. Lake Martin and Attakapas Swamp are famous for their educational and exciting tours. Whichever terrain you choose to traverse, you’re in store for an awe-inspiring view of the marvels of Mother Nature. Your knowledgeable tour guides will chauffeur your family across the lush and scenic waters through cypress trees dripping with Spanish moss that encapsulate the very soul of our state. The wildlife wonderland will present the opportunity to experience hundreds of marshland creatures in their natural habitat. You’ll be exposed to the riches of the swampland. Lake Martin’s fowl prove that birds of a feather do, in fact, flock together. Bring along a camera—The swamp is home to one of the largest concentrations of migratory birds in the world comprised of more than 205 species of birds including commonly seen Great Egrets, Cattle Egrets, Roseate Spoonbills and Little Blue Herons and the occasional rarer varieties such as Anhinga, Great Blue Heron, Common Moorhen, White Ibis and countless more. Continue reading 8 FACE | JULY 2014



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Here are just a few of the many swamp tours available in our area.

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You’ll see snakes, frogs, turtles and, of course, the main event - the alligator - will be there, too. Alligators sighted on Lake Martin have ranged from 3 to 14 feet in length. Some will occasionally, curiously approach the boat, but mostly they’ll just laze on by in true, laidback Louisiana fashion. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, that can be arranged. Pastor Brothers Excursions offer a tour that will take you to alligator nests where you will collect their eggs. These eggs won’t be used in a Cajun omelets; your efforts will help protect baby alligators and keep Louisiana’s alligator industry thriving. Prowling around an alligator nest isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Thankfully, Louisiana didn’t earn the moniker Sportsman’s Paradise for nothing. Reel in the fun on a catfish expedition with the kids. The guides will lead you to the hotspots and the swamp will take care of the rest. Nothing works up an appetite like a day on the water. There’s nothing to be said about Cajun cuisine that hasn’t been said before. Even the most seasoned foodie should experience Louisiana’s down-home delicacies with fresh eyes and a clean palate. And what better place to do so than on board the Couyon Queen cruising the Attakapas Swamp? Tours like the Hot Gumbo Bayou Cruise and the Sunset Swamp Cruise serve “world-famous” gumbo and fresh, local boudin. Swamp tours are as diverse as the people of Louisiana. Each one can be tailored to suit your family’s adventurous ambitions. An exciting summer filled with adventure and laughter is right outside your backdoor. Make this the summer your family stops sitting on the edge of the bayou; make this the summer you dive in headfirst. Y’all mind the ‘gators.

G a t e w a y t o a N o b l e F u t u re The Class of 2014 was accepted to the following universities: University of Alabama Baylor University Cedar Crest College Centenary College of Louisiana University of Colorado at Boulder Colorado School of Mines Colorado State University Elon University Full Sail University Georgia Institute of Technology Hendrix College Hope College University of Kansas University of Louisiana at Monroe Louisiana State University University of Louisiana at Lafayette Loyola University, New Orleans University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Michigan State University Millsaps College Mississippi State University University of Mississippi North Carolina State University University of Oregon Regis University Rhodes College University of Richmond Rollins College Savannah College of Art and Design Seattle University Sewanee: The University of the South Spring Hill College St. Edward’s University Stetson University Trinity University Tulane University University of Tulsa Xavier University of Louisiana

The 27 members of the Class of 2014 earned a total of $3.5 million in merit based scholarships and acquired an average ACT score of 26. Sacred Heart accepts all qualified girls regardless of race, religion or ethnic origin.

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g n i u q i Ant s

By Audrey Coot

Walking into an antique store can be like taking a trip back in time, but instead of visiting a particular era, you might visit ten in the space of five minutes. A groovy orange or green lamp from the 1960’s may be sitting on an old, well taken care of shelf from the late 18th century, or you may find a mirror that survived the Great Depression and a comb that styled the locks of someone who hasn’t taken a breath in a hundred years. You may even find a beautiful, heavy armoire, and as you run your hands over the soft-paneled doors and inhale the old-wood smell of it, wonder about the history it’s lived to see since its creation in the 1700’s. Antiques certainly present the rich, unique vibe that many of us desire for our homes, but the search for the perfect antique piece can seem overwhelming when you’re not sure what you’re looking for. Fortunately, creative websites such as Etsy and online trading websites such as goantiques.com offer

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opinions and inspiration in plenty to get you started, and Pinterest is a wellspring of ideas from people all over the world. The important thing about finding the perfect antique for your home is making sure that it is, in fact, an antique. A lot of stores are selling new things that are distressed to look like antiques, and knowing the difference can be difficult. Look for signs of legitimate use are the scratches on the edge of that dresser too perfectly placed? Are the joints too perfectly spaced? If so, this dresser was probably made with the aid of electric tools, which create near perfect spacing in their marks. If the seller claims that the dresser is from the early 1700’s, take note of the fact that the electric light bulb didn’t even exist until 1879 and get this piece appraised by a trusted professional before purchasing it.

One of the most popular trends in antiquing right now involves picture frames. This is a good place to start if you don’t quite know what you’re looking for, as antique picture frames are in good supply and can be used for so many different things, not the least of which is as a frame to an important family photo. Aside from that obvious use, however, a large frame can also be turned into a statement piece for your living room by placing it around a wallmounted flat screen television, and it can add a touch of class to your bathroom if you simply add hooks and use it to hang hand towels. Several smaller antique frames can be painted in the same colors and grouped together on a wall for an elegant but simple touch that livens up but doesn’t overwhelm your dining room. If picture frames aren’t your thing, maybe you could begin your search by thinking of a gift for someone you care about. If your mother is a

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collector of lamps, she’s in good company, as antique stores often collect them, too. Maybe your grandfather is always on the hunt for the perfect rug or your closest friend has been searching frantically for that classic, they-don’t-make-em-like-they-used-to diamond ring. Your search may begin with someone else in mind, but you’ll almost certainly find something for yourself along the way. And of course, every antique lover dreams of finding that one prized piece hiding in a little corner waiting to be discovered— the lost Picasso, the gold coin from ancient Egyptian culture, the first edition signed copy of The Wizard of Oz. All of these things are well within the realms of possibility when entering an antique store, some more than others; and we have several such locations right here in Acadiana.

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Revival Antiques & Etc. in Scott features everything from mirrors and lamps to discontinued Nouvelle & Passport Candles, which are locally made but distributed around the country. They have one of the largest antique and vintage art collections you’re likely to find for miles, including the original works of Missy Cannon, Camilla Drobish, Daren Tucker and Jerome Webber, all local artists. Continue reading

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“People love antiques and history,” Revival Antiques & Etc. owner Brett Huval says. “They love the look and value that antiques bring. An antique has history. It’s something that people pass down from generation to generation. It’s not the same as store bought furniture pieces which are made in the hundreds.” Not only are antiques beautiful and rich with history, they also have a lot of thought and consideration behind each piece, whether by the buyer or the seller or both. “My husband and I do go and make all of the purchases personally ourselves,” says Mary Landry Hopkins, who owns The Renaissance Market and Brasserie with her husband, Jim Hopkins. The two have been in business for over 22 years and take pride in knowing exactly the types of pieces that their clients are seeking. “I think people like the warmth and beauty that an antique can bring to a living space,” she says. “Even if your house is somewhat contemporary, one antique can change the dynamic of a whole room.” 14 FACE | JULY 2014

“ People love the look and value that antiques bring. I t’s not the same as store bought furniture pieces which are made in the hundreds.”

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If you’re hoping to find that special piece, you can spend the day in Lafayette visiting Lecadeau Antique Market on Johnston Street or Ole Fashion Things on the Evangeline Throughway. Or you can dedicate a whole weekend and extend your search to Ponchatoula, where you’ll find Acquisitions of the Bygone or Mary’s Antiques and Collectibles, which features crystal, china and glassware, among other things. If you’re looking for vintage signs and up-cycled, restored or classic-looking furniture, Saved by Grace Antiques in Bossier City features 2200 square feet of possibilities. Don’t want to travel that far? Home Again Antiques resides just a few miles outside of Lafayette in Sunset, and Breaux Bridge is home to the Lagniappe Antique Mall. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it without having to go too far off the beaten path, and this is a great hobby to start with a friend or a loved one. Grab your daughter, your husband, your best friend from college or your aunt twice removed and start your search! You never know what you’ll find when you go antiquing. A full list of over 50 antique stores in Louisiana can be found at www.LouisianaAntiqueTrail.com.



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Learning Disabilities Explained

Learning disability is a general term used to describe a cluster of symptoms that cause difficulty in learning and applying skills. Specific learning disabilities may be identified when a child performs well below his or her current grade placement despite adequate instruction. Specific learning disabilities can be identified within several different areas. Appropriate identification of skill weakness may lead to more effective interventions. The following is a brief presentation of the most common specific learning disabilities.

Specific Learning Disability in Reading

Specific Learning Disability in Mathematics

This is the most common of the specific learning disabilities. Difficulties may lie with word recognition, fluency, and/or comprehension. Reading disability may include weak worddecoding, which is commonly referred to as “dyslexia.� Children must have adequate phonological awareness, rapid naming, and phonological memory in order to be successful with single-word decoding. Phonological awareness involves the recognition of letter-sounds and print. Rapid naming is the rapid identification of letters and numbers. Reading fluency is a second type of reading disability. Reading fluency requires quick, effortless reading of words with appropriate expression. Reading fluency is important to reading comprehension as it allows for processing of the text read. Reading comprehension requires one to derive meaning from the text. Poor vocabulary oftentimes compromises comprehension. Those with a specific learning disability in reading may also experience difficulties in other heavily language-based subjects such as social studies. Children with a history of speech/language delay are at increased risk for specific learning disability in reading.

Children may experience learning disability in mathematics within the areas of calculation, math fluency, and the application of math facts. Difficulties with calculation are often due to difficulties with retrieving math facts or challenges with computation. Similar to reading fluency, math fluency is the quick, effortless, automatic application of math facts to solve basic problems. The application of math facts involves applying knowledge of mathematic processes to a variety of problems such as word problems, measurement, money, or time. Those with a specific learning disability in mathematics may experience difficulties in other mathematics-based subjects such as chemistry. Difficulties with mathematics tend to persist over time.

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Identification of your child’s pattern of strengths and weaknesses is the first step to identifying an appropriate academic plan.

Specific Learning Disability in Writing Areas affected for those with a specific learning disability in writing may include spelling, writing fluency, and composition. Those with word-reading difficulties may also experience problems with spelling due to weak phonological awareness. However, some students have difficulty with spelling despite adequate single-word decoding skills. Writing fluency requires the automatic retrieval and writing of letters to form words and ultimately sentences. Writing composition involves one’s ability to express thoughts in writing. Many steps are necessary in order to express one’s thoughts in writing: formulation of the idea, sequencing relevant points, correct syntax and grammar, correct spelling of words, and legible presentation of words, sentences, and passages. Due to these complex processes, multiple causes for deficits in writing are the rule, such as adequate fine motor skills and visual-motor integration skills. There are not many scientific studies regarding the developmental course of learning disabilities involving writing. If you suspect your child may have a specific learning disability, you may contact the local school board, a psychologist, or educational diagnostician for a thorough evaluation. Identification of your child’s pattern of strengths and weaknesses is the first step to identifying an appropriate academic plan. Should your child meet criteria for a specific learning disorder, and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may be developed for those enrolled in the public school system. An IEP includes individualized, measurable goals, statement of services and accommodations, method by which progress will be monitored, and time-frame as to when periodic reports will be provided. Services offered through the private school system vary and parents should contact their individual school to inquire about available services. Dr. Joslyn M. McCoy is a Licensed Clinical (Child & Adolescent) Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst specializing in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of learning, mood, behavioral, and developmental concerns. Dr. McCoy currently practices at Family Behavioral Health Center in Lafayette. Dr. McCoy also volunteers as a member of the Autism Society Acadiana Advisory Board.

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Declare Your Independence!

It’s 4th of July: Our American celebration of our country’s declaration of independence from external rule. I’ve been thinking about what it took for our country’s founders to take such a selfliberating step. What I’ve realized is that the men who masterminded America’s liberation had to see themselves in a new light. For hundreds of years, the colonists had lived with a self-image of being ruled by an authority an ocean away. They had accepted whatever that authority prescribed including paying taxes without being represented in government, obeying laws passed without their consent, and even living under military power placed over them. They had been “good” colonists. But when I re-read the Declaration of Independence, it struck me that a transformative change had to happen in the minds of the colonists. To write a document that so powerfully asserted their right to independence, the country’s founders had to begin to see themselves as worthy of freedom. They, in fact, had to become free from Inner Critic shoulds to be “good” colonists! There’s a lesson here for all of us. If we want to live free in our outer lives, that is—free from external oppression, we first have to become free in our minds. Free from our own shoulds to be “good” according to our Inner Critic’s standards. You probably can identify your apparent external oppressors. Now, I recommend you take the step to recognize your internal oppressor, that Inner Critic and its particular shoulds for your life. 18 FACE | JULY 2014

Here’s a checklist of ways the Inner Critic may be oppressing you: • “You should do everything perfectly” • “You should do what other people want you to do” • “You should put others first and yourself last” • “You should live up to others’ expectations of you” • “You should be a good girl”

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If any of these shoulds torment you, be assured that they are merely emotional statements of the internal oppressor--your Inner Critic. The Inner Critic backs these shoulds to be “good” according to its standards with emotional pain such as feeling defective, guilty, inferior, shameful, and afraid. I want to tell you the good news about this problem. “The Inner Critic has no energy of its own. It has energy for one reason and one reason only: because you have given it energy.” (Disarming Your Inner Critic, p. 174) Getting free from your Inner Critic consists of one single strategy: refuse to buy into its messages. Like the men who declared themselves free on July 4, 1776, you can set yourself free. First—claim, as they did, that you do not deserve to be oppressed. Next, assert along with them, “I have the right to be free.” Finally, follow with the daily mantra, “My worth is a given. Nothing can take that away.”

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I believe that as you and I proclaim this independence, this new self-image, we are following in the footsteps of our forefathers. It was their destiny. It is our legacy. Happy Independence Day! Kathryn Elliott, Ph.D., is Director of Anthetic Psychology Center. She specializes in helping individuals break free from unhappiness and in guiding couples to repair and revitalize their relationships. She is co-author with James Elliott of Disarming Your Inner Critic, and appears each Sunday on KLFY’s Passe Partout, “Dr. Kathryn Elliott: On Relationships.” Find her at Facebook.com/Anthetic

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Job Search Makeover The top ten changes in job searching and how you should update your efforts. The world is continually evolving, and the job market is not exempt from this evolution. Changes in the economy and the development of new technology have leaked their way into the methodologies employers use to recruit and hire new candidates. In order to remain relevant in the professional world and achieve your career goals, you must evolve your job searching efforts. Use this expert list to assess new methods and learn how you can easily adapt. Your resume should be brief but thorough. With an increase in the ease of applying for jobs and in the number of job seekers, managers have less time to read resumes. Thus you should include a short work history summary that highlights only those accomplishments and responsibilities that are relevant to the opening.

Keywords are the new key. Resume scanning technology has increased the importance of keywords in your resume. Analyze the job posting as well as literature from the organization to tune in to the important words to include in your resume.

It is time to go digital. Human resources professionals are spending more time on their computers, tablets, and phones. Very few resumes are actually read on paper. To accommodate, you should assure your resume format is easy to read on a screen. Also, save your resume as a PDF file to ensure the format is readable on different devices.

It’s time to be personal. With the increase in technology and social media, it is important to create a positive and professional online presence. Hiring managers will view your profiles so make sure they are professional. You should also develop and perfect your LinkedIn profile to accurately reflect your professional accomplishments and career goals.

Personalize your resume. In the past, job searchers created one resume to distribute to all job openings. In today’s market, you must create a resume fit for each opening. This includes the appropriate format, keywords and accomplishments for the individual job opening.

Look beyond. Job openings are not only posted in newspapers and traditional job search websites, companies are using social media sites, such as LinkedIn, to find candidates. There are also job opening websites for specific job types and industries.

Personalize your brand. Create and manage your personal brand to market yourself to potential employers. This shows how you are different from other candidates and what you can offer. Your personal brand is how you will stand out to hiring managers. It is about who you know. A strong professional network is an important tool for a successful job search as approximately 80% of jobs come from networking. Dedicate time to attend events and connect with individuals in your current network. Seek out coaching. Career coaches specialize in the evolution of job searching trends and resume, hiring practices and interviewing techniques. Be flexible. Potential employers are looking for a key attribute—a candidate that is flexible and can adapt to changes. This skill will allow you to be successful in your job search efforts as well as within your new career.

Abour the author: As the owner of the local résumé writing, outplacement, and career-consulting firm, DMD & Associates, Danielle guides her clients through every step of career development. Contact Danielle at danielle@dmdcareerconsutling.com, 337-254-0734 or www. dmdcareerconsulting.com. For more career advice and tips, like DMD Career Consulting on Facebook or LinkedIn and follow her on Twitter @ CareerCoachGuru. 20 FACE | JULY 2014


Martinis 2014 The ABSOLUT Best Martini Tour ®

Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children is proud to announce Tony Bernard as the “Martinis 2014; Lafayette’s ABSOLUT Best Martini” Glass Artist. An event was held Thursday, June 5th at The Frame Shop and Gallery 912 to unveil Mr. Bernard’s creation. To commemorate the 10 year anniversary of “Martinis,” Mr. Bernard has created a signature Martini glass that incorporates not only his Acadian heritage, but is also symbolic of children’s grief through the presence of the blue butterfly. The tour kicks off Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Eight of the finest local restaurants will vie for the title of “Lafayette’s ABSOLUT® Best Martini” as a benefit for Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children. Walk- On’s, Tsunami, Zea, Ruffino’s on the River, Blue Dog Café, Bonefish Grill, Charley G’s and Social will each be a stop on this year’s tour. Every Tuesday beginning July 1 and running through August 19, taste test that week’s featured restaurant’s signature martini and cast your vote for “Lafayette’s ABSOLUT® Best Martini.” The search will culminate with Martinis 2014 on Saturday, August 23, 2014 beginning at 7:00pm at Hilton Lafayette. Enjoy the great sounds of Krossfyre while tasting fine hors d’oeuveres, bidding on fabulous auction items and voting for your ABSOLUT favorite martini!

Tickets can be purchased at www.healing-house.org or by calling the Healing House office at 234-0443. Tickets are $100 per person. Visit the Healing House website for the ABSOLUT® Best Martini Tour Schedule. All proceeds from Martinis 2014 will benefit local families in Acadiana that have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children provides grief support groups for children in an atmosphere where they are allowed to express their grief though interactive play, expressive art work and discussion groups with peers experiencing the same trauma. All services provided by Healing House are free of charge and run by trained volunteers. Healing House would like to thank the following sponsors: ABSOLUT, Moss Motors, Delhomme Funeral Home, Scott Hebert Interiors, Dr. Leslie Jacobs, Dr. Rachelle Meaux, Leading Health Care of Louisiana, Cox Communications, Event Rental, Townsquare Media, 99.9 KTDY, FACE Magazine and The Russo Group. For more information, visit www.healing-house.org or call the Healing House at 234-0443.

‘Tini Tuesday Tour Dates Patrons of the ‘Tini Tuesday Tour will receive a complimentary signature martini with the purchase of an entrée at each Tuesday tour spot. Join us each Tuesday and cast your vote for Lafayette’s ABSOLUT Best Martini; $1=1 Vote! Voting is your way of donating to Healing House. Vote often and as many times as you want either at www.healing-house.org or at each restaurant. Vouchers are also available at the site or flip to pg. 70!

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Walk-Ons Bistreaux & Bar (2013 People’s Choice Award winner)

Tuesday, July 8

Tsunami Sushi

Tuesday, July 15

Zea Rotisserie & Grill

Tuesday, July 22

Ruffino’s on the River

Tuesday, July 29

Blue Dog Café

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The Color of Justice Empowering Diversity Among Youth in the Legal Profession The Color of Justice is an outreach program created by the National Association of Women Judges to encourage and motivate students on how to obtain a career in the legal profession. The mission of the association is to promote the judicial role in protecting the rights of individuals under the rule of law through strong, committed, diverse judicial leadership; fairness and equality in the courts; and equal access to justice.

Outreach Program. Attorney Curtis Hollinger spoke to the students regarding the Glenn Armentor Law Corporation “Pay It Forward” Scholarship. The program shared the backgrounds of members of our minority, Judicion, and surrounding areas.

A panel discussion was moderated by ADA Patrick Magee in which all judges in attendance shared their stories. Such judges included 15th District Judge Jules Edwards, 15th District Judge Edward Rubin, 3rd The program was initiated several years ago in our Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Sylvia Cooks, and 15th Southwest Acadiana Area by the Honorable Phyllis Keaty to encourage minority youth to aspire for careers Judicial District Judge Susan Theall. AUSA Karen King represented the United States Attorney’s office in the legal profession. The torch has subsequently of the Western District and is President of the Louis been passed to attorney Valerie Gotch Garrett who A. Martinet Foundation. Stephanie Finley was the was instrumental in this year’s program. keynote speaker on the higher level of federal law. This year’s Color of Justice event was held in May at To conclude the interactive activities with the the Clifton Chenier Center Auditorium for students students in attendance, Judge Theall, Harold Register, ranging from 6th grade through high school. T-shirts, wrist bands, and posters were created to promote the Jr., and Harold Register, III participated in the Mock event and give-away prizes were available through the Trial. Students participated in a mock trial that was implemented through the guidance of the Northside kindness and generosity of donations by the National Mock Trial Team. The enthusiasm and interest Association of Women Judges, Harold Register, displayed by the students throughout the day Jr., Valerie Garrett, Karen King through the Louis A. was rewarding. Martinet Foundation, Honorable Judge Phyllis Keaty, and Simien & Miniex. For more information on The Color of Justice, Judge Sylvia Cooks started the event with a brief contact Valerie Gotch Garrett, Attorney at Law speech on the background of the Color of Justice at 337-232-1600. 22 FACE | JULY 2014

The program was initiated several years ago in our Southwest Acadiana Area by the Honorable Phyllis Keaty to encourage minority youth to aspire for careers in the legal profession.

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Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund Awards Local Learning at Vermilionville Program The Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund recently awarded $800 to the Local Learning at Vermilionville Program (LL@VV) to fund stipends for one French-speaking Vermilionville artisan and one French-speaking artist. LL@VV is a program in which French-speaking artisans from Vermilionville teach their crafts to French immersion students while speaking French. Teaching artists then work with the students to complete an art project that is inspired by the artisan’s craft. Additionally, the LL@VV program will integrate Folklife content and teach ethnographic methods and will include trips to

The Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund, a fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana, awards $800 to the Local Learning @ Vermilionville program. Shown above: Erin Winder, CFA Communications & Development Director; Peggy Feehan, Vermilionville and LL@VV education coordinator; Jolie Johnson, Vemilionville museum operations coordinator and |LL@VV project manager; Brenda Mounier, Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund advisor; Catherine Fontenot, Vermilionville tour coordinator and LL@VV program artisan

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Vermilionville for academic excursions. The program is geared towards students in grades 4-12.

Louisiana, especially the spoken use in public, the arts and education.

Jolie Johnson, museum operations coordinator and LL@VV project manager said. “This project will allow students to see Vermilionville as an entertaining and educational attraction.”

For more information about the Richard Guidry Cajun and

This folk life and arts integration model for students within the Lafayette Parish School System will open their eyes to the Cajun, Creole and Native American cultures of the past and of today.

Foundation of Acadiana or to learn how you can establish your own

Catherine Fontenot, tour coordinator and LL@VV program artisan said, “This opportunity provides teachers with the tools to use the museum (Vermilionville) as a resource year-round and also as a way to preserve the language. The project is another way to inject the language back into the classroom.”

philanthropic organization benefiting our region, with a particular

The Richard Guidry Cajun and Creole Language Fund was established in memory of the late Richard Guidry, who was an author, educator and state supervisor of foreign languages. The mission is to support activities and projects that encourage, increase and improve the use of the multiple varieties of French languages and francophone cultures in

year among the Top 100 community foundations in the country as

Creole Language Fund contact Brenda Mounier at brendamounier@gmail.com. For information regarding Community fund, please contact Erin Winder at 337-769-4842. Community Foundation of Acadiana is south Louisiana’s premier focus on the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin and Vermilion. CFA’s core purpose is to connect all generous people to the causes they care about. In 2013, Community Foundation of Acadiana was recognized for the second #3 Most Active Grantmaker, #72 Most Gifts per Capita, and #74 Most Activity. Additional milestones include $128 million in cumulative gifts and $68 million in cumulative grants. Learn more at www.cfacadiana.org.

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How can we begin to understand an experience so life changing, so cutting, and so personal as grief? From the thousands of attempts to define grief, one in particular has come to be our cornerstone at Healing House. Put quite simply, “grief is the natural human response to loss.” If we, as human beings, lose something or someone that has meaning for us, we grieve. This grief is not limited to only an emotional response – our minds grieve, our bodies grieve, our hearts grieve, our souls grieve. Our home life, our work life, our relationships can also feel the effects of the loss as we long to define our new normal. Grief is not like some cancers; it cannot be cut out. Grief is not like the flu; you don’t get over it with time. It takes work to move through the grief, not around or over, but through. This work, though at times crippling and all consuming, takes time and energy. To begin working through grief, it’s important to understand that there are no definable, sequential steps—No magical length of time that suddenly fills you with relief. Based on the theories and models of many grief experts like William Worden and on our own observations, there are three essential ‘interwoven tasks’ to resolving a loss in someone’s life. To understand that the person is dead; to think one’s own thoughts and feel one’s own feelings; and to reinvest in life and other relationships. While ‘steps’ can imply that one level must be accomplished before moving to the next, the term ‘interwoven tasks’ illustrates a fluid forward and backward, upward and downward motion. In this model, the griever can presently be working through one, two, or three tasks all at one time; or spend time focusing on one task then naturally move into processing another. As difficult as it may be to understand death and dying as an adult, imagine if you were a child and had to face the death of someone important in your life. What would you do? Would you even know who to turn to, how to cope, or what it all means? Based on the age and developmental level of each child, there are certain truths we’ve come to understand when children grieve. Children grieve more for the absence of their loved one than the death of the person. After learning someone special has died, it is completely normal for a child to play outside or show no visible signs of grief. They simply may not understand what “dead” means. The finality of the loss is lost on them. While we as adults can in some aspect grasp that our lives will be changed by this, children’s focus is on what is being felt in the moment. Their grief can show itself in short bursts, when the child starts to miss specific things about the person: the sound of their voice, their smell, the activities they did together. They may continue to ask when dad is going to come home, and it will take time for them to realize that he isn’t.

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to begin working through grief, it’s important to understand that there are no definable, sequential steps, No magical length of time that suddenly fills you with relief. Children tend to generalize an experience and apply it to the world around them. Imagine that you are a child, and a loved one dies in a hospital. You might start to think that hospitals are where people go to die. You may even be afraid to visit your aunt who has just given birth in the hospital. Or, imagine that someone you know dies in their sleep. You might be afraid to go to sleep yourself for fear of not waking up. It will take time for children to realize that not everyone who goes to the hospital dies, and that not everyone who goes to sleep dies. But, this knowledge comes with time and experiencing instances that disprove their generalizations. Children are physical in their grief. This is especially true for younger children. The older children are, the more capable they are of expressing themselves in words. Even when children do not have the words to express their thoughts and feelings, their play and interactions are the natural language to express themselves and their grief. We also see the physical nature of grief come out in terms of not feeling well. Children might complain of stomach aches, headaches, or even being tired all the time. Just because a doctor might not be able to identify the source of these ailments doesn’t mean that they aren’t real and that the child is faking. These can be true physical signs of grief. Children grieve in a cycle. Children’s grief work operates in cycles throughout their life. As the child grows, they can re-experience their grief in new ways. It may be that after developing a wider vocabulary that a child is now able to talk more about their thoughts and feelings. As they reach adolescence, they may realize that mom is not going to be there for their graduation and suddenly grieve this redefined loss. Sometimes the anniversary of a death or the deceased’s birthday can bring us right back to how we felt when we first learned that they had died. This is the cyclical nature of death. Children need choices. Death makes a child’s life seem undependable, unstable, confusing, and out of control. Sometimes it can help for children to have a say in what they do or don’t do to memorialize the person who died. It also helps if they are allowed to express their feelings and thoughts about the deceased in their own way. For example, children should—whenever possible—be offered choices like whether or not to go to the hospital, to view the body, to attend the funeral. Children often appreciate the opportunity to pick out pictures of their person or things that belonged to their person and to do with them what they please. They may want to cherish the items by putting them in a special memory box, but they might also want to bury these items. P LA S T I C S U R G E R Y A S S O C I A T E S

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Children grieve as part of a family. When a family member dies, it affects the way the family functions as a whole. Imagine if the person who died was the primary wage earner, this can greatly affect the family structure, especially if a parent who used to stay home all the time now has to get a full time job. Children often take on more responsibility when a parent or caregiver dies – helping with household duties and caring for younger siblings. Remember that children may mourn not only the person who died but also the way things were before the death. This is also a loss that children might grieve. It is also helpful to remind children that everyone grieves in their own way, even if it is different from the way others in the family are grieving. As a parent or caregiver, we tend to want to protect children from seeing our grief; however, allowing them to see some of our grief process can help them to understand that it is okay to grieve and that there are many different ways in which people can grieve.

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Misconceptions Exposed Multivitamins and Nutritional Supplements (BPT) - How often do you eat a cup of sauteed spinach? How about three servings of fatty fish, like salmon, per week? Probably not very often, but those are examples of foods and portions that are packed with the recommended amounts of essential nutrients. Research shows that Americans aren’t making the nutrition grade and, therefore, can lack important vitamins and minerals like folic acid, vitamin E, vitamin K and even vitamin C. “Even if you follow a healthy diet, a busy lifestyle can make it difficult to obtain the recommended amounts of vitamins and minerals from food alone,” says Elizabeth Somer, a leading registered dietician and author of several books, including The Essential Guide to Vitamins and Minerals.

“Even if you follow a healthy diet, a busy lifestyle can make it difficult to obtain the recommended amounts of vitamins and minerals from food alone.”

Data on dietary intake from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which used the USDA’s Healthy Eating Index to compare what people say they eat to recommended dietary guidelines, found that children and adults scored 56 points out of a possible 100 (equivalent to an “F” grade), while seniors fared only slightly better at 65 points (equivalent to a “D” grade). The American Heart Association agreed with those findings in its 2013 report on heart disease and stroke, concluding that poor diet and lack of exercise are two of the main factors contributing to the high prevalence of heart disease in the U.S. One easy way to maintain good nutrition is to enhance your diet with supplements; however, the frequency of new studies combined with the staggering number of supplements available makes it increasingly confusing to know what’s right. To learn more, visit www.vitaminsinmotion.com. Somer puts nutrition news in context, provides the facts for common misconceptions and offers realistic tips to meet daily nutrition needs: 28 FACE | JULY 2014

Misconception 1: It’s realistic to obtain all essential nutrients from food. Even experienced nutritionists have a hard time designing a diet that provides all the essential nutrients for one day and busy Americans often struggle to follow a highly regimented diet. That’s not to say it’s impossible but the best approach is to focus on eating nutrient-rich foods as much as possible - like dark leafy greens (good source of lutein for eye health), colorful fruits, whole grains, healthy proteins and fats (such as salmon, which is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA) - and fill gaps in nutrition with a daily multivitamin. “Another supplement I always recommend is fish oil, or a vegetarian source from algae, because DHA and EPA benefit eye, heart and brain health,” says Somer.

Misconception 2: Multivitamins have no health benefits.

Misconception 3: Multivitamins are a waste of money.

Although recent studies report that vitamin and mineral

Multivitamins are a relatively inexpensive tool to achieve

supplements do not lower one’s risk of heart disease or

proper nutrition. “No reputable health expert will argue

cancer, these supplements are still proven to be beneficial

that supplements can or should replace a good diet and

to one’s health. “If a study found that people who drank

a healthy lifestyle,” says Somer. “However, multivitamins

water had no lower risk for dementia, would you stop

and nutritional supplements are one factor in a pattern

drinking water?” asks Somer. “Of course not, because

of living that is known to maintain overall well-being.

water, like essential vitamins and minerals, is crucial to

Think of multivitamins as an insurance policy for optimal

health and there is no controversy over its importance for

nutrition - they’re meant to supplement, not replace, a

human nutrition.”

healthy diet.”

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Easy Summer Picnics By Connor Day

This summer, take advantage of the sun and sky and take your mealtimes outdoors. This weekend pack up your picnic basket and make your way to the great outdoors. We have compiled a series of our favorite picnic menus that will fit the mood of any great outdoor excursion. Most of all these foods can be found in your local supermarket, deli, or specialty food store for easy, yet unique and delicious picnic menus.

The Mediterranean is a great source of inspiration for a picnic. Imagine walking the beaches of Greece, strolling through the streets of Provence, or sitting seaside in an Italian villa while you pack your basket and head out for a day in the sun. Pack your food in a picnic basket retrofitted with a place to put the wine and wine glasses. A Mediterranean menu tends to be lower maintenance—less worry for keeping things hot or cold. Before you head out, don’t forget to pack:



Pita bread or baguettes

Gyro Wraps

Cold Cut and Cheese Platter


Grapes Kalamata Olives Stuffed Grape Leaves

Celebrate the Fourth with a picnic under the stars, while watching the fireworks boom overhead. This family friendly feast will delight the little ones on this most joyous of days! Stick with the theme of Red, White and Blue when you choose your foods, dishes and utensils; and don’t forget to toss in some sparklers! Necessities for any Fourth of July picnic include:

Watermelon Strawberry/Raspberry, Banana and Blueberry Fruit Salad Hotdogs Lemonade and Iced Tea

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Star-Shaped Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches (cookie cutters) Apple Pie (or Apple Tarts!) Iced Sugar Cookies

Greek Salad Your favorite wine (Don’t forget a corkscrew!)

The Old Fashioned. When something ain’t broke, don’t fix it! This age old saying fits nearly all situations, and in this case, can be applied to the traditional picnic menu. It’s time to bust out the old quilts, and pack up the vintage wicker picnic basket for a great day in the park. Think back to what grandma would have packed in her picnic basket all those years ago! For a simple picnic, look to the basics:

Old Fashioned Fried Chicken

Lemonade in Mason Jars

Potato or Pasta Salad

Coca Cola or Other Sodas in the Vintage Glass Bottle (Don’t forget the bottle opener!)

Bread & Butter Pickles Deviled Eggs Fruit Salad

Grandma’s cookies

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Summer Reads Looking for a great summer read? Whether you are seeking a hot, romance novel for the beach, a fantasy with mythical creatures, a look back into history, a mysterious crime thriller or a peek into the psyche of a serial killer—there is no shortage of page-turners by outstanding published writers right here in South Louisiana! Here are just a few!

The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching for My Father and Finding The Zodiac Killer is one of the most talked about books this summer written by Baton Rouge’s Gary L. Stewart with Louisiana veteran writer Susan Mustafa. Stewart was abandoned by his father in an apartment building in Baton Rouge, and when he reconnected with his birth mother slowly discovered what appeared to be his father's secret life as a serial killer.

Just released crime novel, Blood in the Cane Field, by retired District Court Judge Anne Lennan Simon is set in Franklin LA and weaves together people and places from her experiences as a trial court judge. The first in the three book series Blood Crimes marries controversial crime drama and political intrigue with the pain and power of love.

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Belair Cove: A Novel of Life, Love, and Loss in a Prairie Cajun Village is written by Dianne Dempsey-Legnon, recently retired educator of over 34 years and a consultant with the Acadiana Writing Project at UL Lafayette. Belair Cove was included in the LPB documentary film, Louisiana 200 Years of Statehood and selected in April 2014 as “Notable Louisiana Books, 2011-2013” by Louisiana Literary Award Committee for presentation at the LLA conference. Dianne is now busy working on her next book, a narrative, non-fiction account of her father's WWII experience.

For the perfect companion for a weekend getaway, Kerri McCaffety of New Orleans has published Let’s Walk the French Quarter: A Visual Tour, a fun guide to the Vieux Carre.

Danielle Kazemi of Lafayette is the author of several young adult novels and novellas. Her latest, Fallen Ashes, is book 21 in the Dragon’s Fire series that is filled with dark forces, mythical creatures, adventure and romance.

Amy Conner of New Orleans has published her first novel, The Right Thing, about an affluent Jackson, Miss., woman named Annie Banks who had a great friendship with Starr Dukes in the second grade until her friend disappeared one night. Years later the two meet up once again and Starr convinces Annie to drive her to New Orleans. The chance meeting changes Annie's life completely. Continue reading

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For a step into history, pick up Dr. Michael S. Martin’s Russell Long: A Life in Politics. Dr. Martin is the director of the Center for Louisiana Studies at UL-Lafayette and the Cheryl Courrege Burguieres/Board of Regents Professor of History. He is also managing editor of Louisiana History.

Stephanie Fournet, college counselor, teacher and writer, released her first novel Fall Semester, set in her hometown of Lafayette and tells the smart, insightful, and sensual story of a detestable college professor and his off-limits relationship with his intelligent, caring, graduate student for whom he deems himself unworthy.

Jane Vidrine and Jean Kiesel are librarians at UL-Lafayette’s Edith Garland Dupré Library and have written Evangeline Parish for Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. Evangeline Parish is a compilation of historic photographs of the parish’s people, places and events. Books on other parishes are also available.

Trent Angers of Lafayette has revised his The Forgotten Hero of My Lai: The Hugh Thompson Story because of new information about the Vietnam tragedy. The revised edition shows that President Nixon and some political allies interfered in the judicial process to try to prevent any US soldier from being convicted of war crimes.

Shane Bernard has numerous books on Cajun history and if you are looking for something in French, his Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History was recently translated into French: Les Cadiens et leurs ancêtres acadiens.

Chere’ Coen’s latest book is Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana by The History Press but look for her next book called, Bloom Town: The History of Forest Hill, Louisiana to be hot off the press in September.


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Last but certainly not least, Ronlyn Domingue’s The Chronicle of Secret Riven, is the second book in the Keeper of Tales Trilogy. Ronlyn lives in South Louisiana but hails from Lafayette. She is the acclaimed author of The Mapmaker's War (book 1 in the trilogy) and The Mercy of Thin Air.

These books are available for purchase at various local, national, and online booksellers in various print and/or electronic formats. Several of these books are also reviewed on Chere’ Coen’s blog, http://louisianabooknews.blogspot.com.

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Ronlyn Domingue

The Keeper of Tales By Erin Holden

Photography by Teresa Alvarez Photography

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“I’m a novelist at heart. It gives more opportunity to explore the characters.”

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When Ronlyn Domingue first decided to write the fantasy story that would become the Keeper of Tales Trilogy, she didn’t quite know what she was getting into.

“I had no intention of writing a trilogy this long,” she says. In fact, she did not intend to make the story a trilogy until it

created a way to get into her psyche.”

became clear that it had to be broken up into separate parts.

The idea that we all talk to ourselves, at least mentally, gives us

Each of the books is written from a different point of view, and

a glimpse into who Aoife is as a character since she is telling

Ronlyn’s distinct prose clearly ties the first two books in the

the story in this way. Ronlyn also mentioned that an astute

trilogy together.

reader will find the reasoning behind this choice when reading

In a world where there are dragons and incantations, there can

the third book of the trilogy.

be no room for ambiguity in the setting – the author leaves

Though this isn’t our world, Aoife’s journey is fundamentally

no such ambiguity. The thoroughness of her world-building

a journey that we all must take at some point in our lives.

will simultaneously bring readers familiarity with the fantastic

She has to decide how to pursue her passion (mapmaking)

setting while keeping them engaged in the narrative. The

in a world that is hostile to women who do anything besides

linocut illustrations by Kathryn Hunter also serve to give the

homemaking, her voice is often ignored, and she is unsure if

reader a further glimpse into the world without overpowering

motherhood is right for her initially. These themes definitely

the reader’s own perception of it.

transcend the genre of fantasy so that it can reach those of us

I have tried to think of another book written completely in the

who live with these conflicts in our reality.

second person point of view, but I cannot think of one other

“When I was a child, it was quite rare to meet a woman who

than Ronlyn’s first book of the trilogy, The Mapmaker’s War.

worked outside of the home, and then if she did, she was likely

Though at first it can be difficult to get used to because it’s not

a teacher, nurse, or secretary,” Ronlyn says. “But I was very

what most readers have encountered before, the use of second

aware that the culture I lived in was shifting, dramatically,

person makes readers feel like they are a part of the main

and because of this, I would have options generations of

character’s struggle, that they could perhaps be Aoife, a woman

women before never had. To suggest the women in my books

who has to deal with society’s attempts to hem in her talents

‘overcome’ isn’t entirely accurate. They figure out how to make

through traditional gender roles.

space for themselves and they never forget those limitations

Though second person can be difficult for both the reader and the writer (everything about the character is told through the use of “you” rather than “I” or “she”), Ronlyn decided on this narrative style for two reasons. She says that, “That’s the way Aoife wanted it,” even though Ronlyn initially resisted the decision. She also notes that

the second person “tends to be confessional; the use of ‘you’

exist. In doing so, however, they are pushing the boundaries so those limitations begin to lose their full force and must change.” The Chronicle of Secret Riven, the second book of the trilogy that was released last month, has another strong heroine. Continue reading

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Like Aoife, Secret has extraordinary talents – she can

The Keeper of Tales Trilogy stems from an idea that Ronlyn

communicate with plants and animals, and she is suddenly

originally had during her undergraduate years at LSU many

able to speak an ancient language.

years ago. She was taking a women in literature course in

“Secret is an old soul with a gentle heart,” says Ronlyn. “She’s extremely watchful of everything

which the final assignment was to either write a research paper or a fairy tale. Ronlyn chose the fairy tale option, of course, and drafted a story about a

around her.”

girl named Eve who lives in a world

The story is set one thousand years after the

where women are not allowed to read,

Mapmaker’s War, so the world with which

though her father teaches her to do so

we became familiar in the first novel has

in secret. The tale has a dragon, a love

changed in terms of technology but the

story reminiscent of Aoife’s and Wyl’s,

themes are similar in that Secret’s talents

and a setting that is rather hostile

are suspect to many of the other characters.

towards women. The character’s in the

The perception that women who do

Keeper of Tales Trilogy are different

not fit within the stringent categories of

than the characters in this story

domesticity are bound to be trouble is

(entitled “I, Eve”), but there are many

continued within the second book.

parallels. The story was published in

Ronlyn’s characters, from Raziela in

LSU’s Gumbo Magazine in 1991.

The Mercy of Thin Air, her debut novel, to Aoife and Secret, are all women who rise above society’s expectations, often to such an extent that they are punished for it. “Education is their way out of the

The idea for the trilogy originated long

Photo by Emily Allen

before The Mercy of Thin Air, which

Ronlyn with her 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Dorothy Allen, who encouraged Ronlyn’s writing at an early age.

constrictive roles they would otherwise have,” Ronlyn agrees. “Aoife is more introspective, more guarded. She is even more aware of how her sex creates a barrier in her life.” She says that she identifies with all of her characters in some way. She understands Raziela’s “motivation to make her mark on the world through her social activism and her career choice. In my second novel, I appreciated Aoife’s evaluation of power and how it is wielded, shared, or denied. And in my third, Secret has a profound connection to Nature, which I experience with less intensity. They are all intelligent, curious, and driven people, and I share those traits, too.”

began as a short story during graduate school at LSU, became her thesis, and ultimately became her first published

novel. She has published short stories in New England Review, New Delta Review and Clackamas Literary Review, but the novel is definitely her favorite form. “I’m a novelist at heart,” she says. “It gives more opportunity to explore the characters.” When talking to Ronlyn about her characters, it is clear that she has thought of not only who they are as people, but how they would react outside of the story. For example, when she describes Secret, she mentions that Secret would like that description; she also says that Aoife wanted her voice in Continue reading

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"I was very aware that the culture I lived in was shifting, dramatically, and because of this, I would have options generations of women before never had."

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second person. Her willingness to let her instincts guide her

everything from finding writing workshops to finding an

and let the characters do as they will makes for a compelling

agent to publishing options. Her advice to aspiring writers

and original style, never rushed, striking in its insights into

that they should not just read, but study the novels they love,

human nature.

made me wonder what writers have inspired her.

Ronlyn, who grew up in Lafayette, knew

She loves Margaret Atwood’s The

at an incredibly early age that she loved

Handmaid’s Tale, Tim O’Brien’s The

writing, a passion that was encouraged by

Things They Carried, and she is a big

her 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Dorothy Allen,

fan of Annie Dillard’s work. Like

at Myrtle Place Elementary. Mrs. Allen

Dillard, Ronlyn has written many

saw that 8-year-old Ronlyn was bored, so

essays centered on nature, and says

she allowed Ronlyn time to write on her

that her next project after finishing the

own. She saw Ronlyn’s aptitude for writing,

Keeper of Tales Trilogy may be non-

and is very proud of her success - she


has attended all of Ronlyn’s readings in Lafayette. Ronlyn recognizes Mrs. Allen,

Though Ronlyn is an avid reader,

along with many of the teachers who

she does not read at all while she’s

inspired her along the way to continue

working. She has a very structured way

writing, in the acknowledgments of The

of organizing her days, with eight to

Mercy of Thin Air.

ten hours of continuous work every day. This leaves little time for pleasure

Ronlyn graduated from LSU with a degree

reading and, as she points out, she

in journalism in 1993, then went on to

deals with the written word for so

receive her MFA there in 2003.

much of the day that it’s no wonder

“I was pretty clueless at first,” she says

she wants to relax in front of the

about her early days in the program, which

TV for a bit.

helped her focus on craft. She taught

The final book of the trilogy is in

creative writing classes after receiving her degree as well. “I can teach you craft, but the art is up to you,” she explains. In other words, there are aspects of writing that can certainly be taught, but what you do with those tools is something that only you can decide.

its final phases of editing, and will be released either late in 2015 or early 2016. You can find her novels, The Mercy of Thin Air,

Aspiring writers and those who are interested in

The Mapmaker’s War, and her newest novel The Chronicles

Ronlyn’s process can find really inspiring advice at

of Secret Riven at Barnes and Noble where the author recently

www.ronlyndomingue.com, where the writer speaks about

held a book signing. If you hurry, you may still be able to snag an autographed copy.

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Acadiana's Women in Business Louisiana continues to be one of the fastest growing states in the category of women-owned businesses and that is evident in Acadiana. In the spirit of independence, we salute the following business women and leaders in our Acadiana community.

Erica Lukasko, OD A native and graduate of UL, Dr. Erica Lukasko is passionate about providing comprehensive eye care for the entire family. She is dedicated to helping people obtain their best vision while ensuring their ocular health. Her office and professional staff provide the latest advancements in eye care. Dr. Lukasko encourages early eye exams for children since vision problems are often mistaken as learning difficulties. She is a member and advocate of the InfantSee program where children as young as six months of age can have their first comprehensive eye exam since early detection is key to the development of normal vision. Dr. Lukasko can also assist those with dry eyes, glaucoma, macular disorders, diabetes, hypertension and eye disease. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry which demonstrates her high level of commitment to continued education and experience. Dr. Lukasko practices in association with Richard “Jim” Piccione, MD, Pediatric Ophthalmologist, in Cordoba Square across from the new Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. 4906 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. Bldg G Ste. 701 | 337-989-2600 | lafayetteeyecare.com

Michelle DesOrmeaux Merrill Michelle DesOrmeaux Merrill a lifelong resident of Lafayette, Louisiana reigning Mrs. Louisiana United States and the owner of The Fit Room; a fitness studio that offers many genres of group fitness classes. Michelle was the first in Louisiana to certify for the new fitness craze, Pound® Fitness. She also just recently traveled to L.A. and trained to be a master Pound Fitness Pro. Pound is a grungy rock-out workout that uses Ripstix (weighted drum sticks) to tone the arms and back. This is one of the many different classes that The Fit Room has to offer. Michelle has been in the fitness industry for over sixteen years. She always had the dream of owning her own studio, but did not believe it could happen. With lots of prayers and a very supportive husband, her dream came true one year ago and The Fit Room was opened. The Fit Room has something for everyone. There are Boot Camps that start every 4 weeks for both men and women and there are kids’ classes that will start in the fall. 2946 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA | 337-534-4600 | www.fitroomlafayette.com 44 FACE | JULY 2014

Dr. Leslie Jacobs Dr. Leslie Jacobs has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Lafayette for over 13 years. She attended the University of Louisiana where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science before attending Louisiana State University School of Dentistry for Dental School & Pediatric Dental Residency. While in school, Dr. Jacobs was bestowed with the Pierre Fauchard Award, Pediatric Dentistry Award, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Award, Oral Pathology Award, Orafacial Pain Award, Orthodontic Award and also graduated with honors. Dr. Jacobs was also served in the US Army Reserve, including Desert Storm. Currently, she serves on the board of Healing House for Grieving Children and also sponsors events for the Children’s Shelter. She participates in mission trips where underprivileged children receive dental treatment. Dr. Jacobs is the author of The Adventure of the Tall Giraffe and the Short Duck and proceeds from the book are donated to Healing House for Grieving Children. In her spare time, she enjoys running marathons and nurturing her two daughters, Callie and Chloe 113 Rue Fountaine, Lafayette LA | 337-500-1500 | www.lesliejacobsdds.com

Cathy B. Miller

Cathy has been decorating since she was ten years old. She was given free rein in her own room and has never lost the passion that evolved. She has been decorating for clients for over 25 years. Five years ago, Cathy decided to open her own home interior store located in Abbeville. Two years ago, she moved to Lafayette for a new start in life and work. Cathy opened a home interior and gift boutique in the beautiful Parc Lafayette development. Her business is located at the corner of Kaliste Saloom Road and Camellia Blvd. Her shop has wonderful interior accents and charming gifts, all for amazing prices. Many interior decorators and designers shop in her store for the great savings on items for their own clients. She offers her talents in décor for homes and offices. Business from word-of-mouth referrals has kept her very busy! She has clients from Lake Charles to New Orleans, which is a plus since her two granddaughters live in New Orleans. She has a talent revered by her clients and she gladly gives references! 1921 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 113, Lafayette, LA 337-989-0713 | www.cathymillerinteriors.com

Shannon Seiler Dartez Shannon Seiler Dartez is an experienced, practicing attorney with The Glenn Armentor Law Corporation. For the last 20 years, she has concentrated in both workers’ compensation and personal injury. During her years as a defense attorney, she focused exclusively on workplace injuries, representing businesses, insurers and self-insured funds, giving her a unique perspective in now handling her personal injury practice. She has lectured on workers’ compensation and other legal issues for the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, various local bar associations and professional groups around the state. Shannon prides herself on her practical approach to dispute resolution and her ability to present complex issues in a way most beneficial for her clients. She is known for conducting herself with the utmost integrity, fairness and professionalism. She is a member of the Louisiana State and Lafayette Bar Associations; and a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. In addition to her law practice, Shannon is raising two children and is also well involved in the community serving with various nonprofit boards and professional groups. She is the immediate Past President of the Junior League of Lafayette. 300 Stewart Street, Lafayette LA | 337-233-1471

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Dare to Dream

Feed your imagination to add flavor to life (BPT) - The monotony of the everyday routine - wake, work, relax, sleep, repeat - can take its toll on even the most enthusiastic individuals. Especially during the long, hot summer. But not if you dare to dream. Feed your imagination, break away from the ordinary and add some flavor to your life - and your relationships. Craft some new experiences and create memories that make the daily routines worthwhile. Wondering how? Here are some ideas. Establish a local bucket list. Identify the top 10 locations or experiences you have never tried close to home, and write them down in order of priority. Ask your companion to do the same, and then compare your lists to see where you match and where you might be able to add some local adventure.


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Take a trip down memory lane with friends you haven’t seen in over a year. You’ll be amazed at what they’ve been up to... and you may surprise yourself when sharing tales about your experiences. Take a class together. Have you always wanted to learn how to tango? Or bake an exotic cake? Or paint without numbers? Check local colleges, community recreation centers or special interest groups for a list of classes you and your companion can take together. Some may even be free! It’s a great way to experience the world right in your own backyard. Unplug, kick back and relax. In our always-on society, we rarely take the opportunity to truly take it easy. Turn off all cell phones, tablets and television. Savor a bottle of wine. Try a delicious snack. Take time to talk and get reacquainted. You’ll be surprised at what you’ve been missing while your nose was buried in your smartphone. Volunteer doing something you love. Sign up together to help out at a soup kitchen, or coach a kids’ T-ball team. You could even spend one weekend afternoon each month tending to an elderly neighbor’s garden. The contribution may seem small, but the rewards can be great— for you and those you are helping.

Dine adventurously. Kick start your taste buds. If it’s time for takeout, seek a cuisine you’ve never sampled before. Or venture to that restaurant on the other side of town that everyone is raving about. Even if you dine at your favorite spot, order something out-of-the-ordinary next time. Re-connect with old friends. Take a trip down memory lane with friends you haven’t seen in over a year. You’ll be amazed at what they’ve been up to ... and you may surprise yourself when sharing tales about your experiences. Maybe your life isn’t quite so ordinary after all when you see it through someone else’s eyes. These are just a few tips for adding some unique flavor to your daily routine. The excitement and anticipation that come with planning your next activity can be almost as fun as the experience itself. Especially when you’re sharing it with someone special.

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BEAT THE HEAT Summer Workouts How do you work out when the weather is feeling hot, hot, hot? We eased into spring with cool mornings and comfortable afternoons. Outdoor workouts were fun! Fast forward to July and the rising temperatures can make our workouts less enjoyable and even downright dangerous if we are not smart about them. But there is no reason to put your workout routine on the back burner just because it feels too hot to exercise! Have Fun. Change it up. Don’t be afraid to get creative to keep up with your fitness goals.

Rise and Shine On days when you know it is going to be more than seasonably hot, go for an early morning workout. Running in the wee hours is a great way to start your day off on the right foot. Or try an early morning yoga routine to energize your day?

Run in the Rain Really! I am serious. When was the last time you ran in the rain? When I run in the rain it makes me feel like a kid again! It is empowering, energizing, invigorating, and just plain fun! Yes, your shoes are going to get wet and soggy. So? You won’t get hot, I promise.

Did Someone Say Waterpark? Speaking of feeling like a kid again…spending the day at the water park will keep you moving for hours, burn tons of calories and it won’t even feel like exercise! Just make sure you wear (and reapply) your sunscreen. 50 FACE | JULY 2014

Get Wet A pool or lake is a great place to cool off and exercise at the same time. Swim laps, take a water aerobics class, aqua jog, or even round up some friends for a competitive game of water volleyball. Better yet, try something new like paddle boarding. Water provides a great all-around workout and keeps you cool at the same time.

Go to Court It may be too hot to play tennis outdoors, but an indoor court or a good game of racquetball may be just the ticket on a hot day. Never played before? Even better. Learning something new will not only challenge your body in new ways, but also improve your brain health! “Think of your brain as a muscle. It needs to be active, and it needs to be challenged!� Dr. Wayne Andersen.

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Take it Indoors Hit your home gym or local fitness club for a group fitness class, strength training, or cardio circuit when an air conditioned workout is the desire of the day.

About the author: Robin Ferguson is certified as a health coach through Villanova College of Nursing MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) and ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified as a group fitness instructor with a specialty certification as a Weight Management Specialist. She has written her own program called 12 Steps to 21st Century Leaders that she teaches at Our Lady of Fatima School.

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FIGHT Summer Frizz Beaches, ballparks and barbeques— summer is officially in full swing! We Southerners relish our time outdoors and are accustomed to the soaring temperatures and high humidity. Unfortunately, our Southern tresses have yet to adapt! Frizzy hair is the number one hair concern in the United States. While 58% of all women wear their hair straight only 32% have naturally straight hair. Fortunately, new hair treatments are available that make battling frizz a thing of the past! Keratin treatments were introduced in the United States during the mid-2000’s. The process temporarily straightens hair by sealing a liquid keratin and preservative into the hair using a flatiron. A trained stylist will first shampoo the hair with a clarifying shampoo, the hair is then blow-dried so that all the moisture is removed. Taking small sections, the treatment is applied with a brush and then combed through the hair. After processing, the hair is again blowdried and flat-ironed straight. During the next 72 hours, it is crucial that the hair remain perfectly dry and cannot be clipped, pinned, or pulled into a ponytail to maintain smoothness. A keratin treatment will reduce frizz by 95%, effectively making your style humidity-proof, and will decrease blow dry style time by 40-60%. Any hair type and texture can be treated, including 52 FACE | JULY 2014

color treated hair. In fact, the treatment may be performed the same day as a color service and can extend the life of your hair color. Keratin treatments are a restorative treatment that smoothes the hair cuticle and repairs damage so that the hair is stronger, more flexible, and shinier. The results may be enjoyed for two to two and a half months, although some stylist report results lasting up to four months. Pricing for this service varies depending on length and density of the hair and may range from $150-$600. If you are searching for a more permanent solution to frizz and unwanted curl, a Japanese straightener may be just what you’re looking for. Also called a thermal reconditioner, this chemical process permanently removes unwanted curl and frizz. It is most beneficial for bulky, loose to medium curls and is not recommended for coily or kinky hair textures. Unlike a keratin treatment, Japanese straighteners use a solution that penetrates the hair shaft and permanently changes the chemical bonds in the hair responsible for curl pattern. The process takes from one to eight hours depending on length and density of the hair. The solution is applied to the hair, allowed to process; then is rinsed, blow dried, and flat ironed using very small sections. Much like a keratin treatment, the hair must not be exposed to any moisture or tension for 72 hours after the service. The results of a Japanese straightener are astounding! Hair is shiny and straight, even after air drying. In fact, this product works so well that after receiving the treatment, your hair will no longer respond to hot rollers or thermal curling irons. Japanese straighteners range in price from $150-$1,500.

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Frizzy hair is the number one hair concern in the United States. While 58% of all women wear their hair straight only 32% have naturally straight hair.

Fearful of commitment? You can still enjoy a frizz-free summer with a product that provides humidity defense, smoothes the hair and decreases blow dry time. Progressive straighteners utilize the power of plant and or fruit fibers. The fibers attach to the surface of the hair and when coupled with tension and heat from a blow-dryer and flat iron, create a smooth, shiny surface. The benefits of a progressive straightening product increase with each use but are not permanent and results are completely reversible. Usually three to five shampoo and blow dry styles later the product is completely removed from the hair and your original curl pattern is restored. These products are great for all hair textures and types, safe for color-treated hair, and offer an affordable price point. Don’t let the humidity destroy your summer style! Contact your favorite hairstylist and explore your straightening and smoothing options. About the auther: Keri Domingue is a licensed Cosmetologist and Cosmetology Educator. Keri entered the beauty industry in 2004 and is currently the Educational Coach at the Aveda Institute of Lafayette, a cutting edge, eco-friendly Cosmetology and Spa Institution dedicated to changing lives and shaping the future of beauty. Contact Keri at kerid@aisouth.com or 337-233-0511.

Call 337-984-1050 today to schedule an appointment. Visit AcadianaWomens.com for more information.

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Medical Cosmetic and Aesthetic Skin Care

Without Surgery When people think of medical skin care to enhance their natural beauty – or to dial back the onset of apparent aging, they sometimes think of face lifts and other surgical procedures. Indeed, those can be useful, especially for those over the age of 55 or 60.

• Energy-based treatments for skin tightening using ultrasound or radio frequency devices – these literally lift your sagging skin and rebuild collagen that we lose as we age.

experts who – by understanding a patient’s goals, health history, appearance, and anatomy – integrate a patient’s medical and personal needs.

Treatment Choices

• Laser treatments such as skin rejuvenation and skin resurfacing Injectable Treatments: However, there are effective non-surgical to help reverse the negative signs Botox™ remains the best-known nontreatments that enhance your youthful, of aging and the damaging effects surgical treatment. When properly natural beauty, helping you to achieve a of the sun. administered, Botox is highly effective fresh, natural, attractively balanced and in restoring youthful natural beauty harmonious appearance while erasing • Exfoliating treatments such as while re-setting your apparent age. years from your apparent age. Microdermabrasions, Chemical Botox is a natural muscle-relaxer that Peels and Dermaplaning are Each of these procedures accomplishes useful on their own or in between is carefully injected just under the skin, specifically targeting only the three goals which are commonly shared other non-surgical, cosmetic muscles to be relaxed. Botox eases by all patients: procedures. the nerve’s ability to activate treated • Quick and lasting change facial muscles – these activated • There is a common thread to • Little or no down-time muscles cause lines and wrinkles in all of these treatments. To be • Little or no pain effective, each must be refined to the forehead and around the eyes. meet the specific needs of each Not even most surgical face lifts will These effective, safe and nearly painpatient. Non-surgical cosmetic do more than Botox for smoothing free treatments include: and aesthetic care must be forehead, frown lines and crow’s personalized. There are no one• Botox™, which relaxes the facial size-fits-all solutions to anti-aging feet. Typically, Botox treatments last muscles that create frown lines, for three to four months, combating or natural beauty-enhancing crow’s feet and other wrinkles the age-creating effects of smiling, treatments. frowning, squinting and even chewing. • Dermal fillers, injected in almost All of these, but especially anti-aging every part of the face, to restore Botox treatments, which take only areas where age has slowly created dermal fillers and Botox™, are best minutes to do, are no more painful hollows, lines and wrinkles administered by board certified skin 54 FACE | JULY 2014

than minor mosquito bites. You can expect the results from your initial treatment to appear within one to two weeks. Botox is often used in conjunction with other age-fighting treatments including fillers, chemical peels, lasers, microdermabrasion and even technology-based body sculpting and fat-melting procedures. They all work together to further restore an appearance of more youthful, natural beauty.

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While some non-professionals offer Botox injections, those self-trained “injectors” can neither guarantee the safety nor the effectiveness of their treatments. For those who demand quality, the safest and most effective results are offered by Board Certified Dermatologists or Plastic Surgeons. Often used in conjunction with Botox, there are a range of effective, specialized dermal fillers – including Voluma,™ Juvederm,® Restylane,® Belotero® and Radiesse® – that all work to help restore a patient’s natural youthfulness. Each of these fillers is built to be compatible with the body’s natural substances and each can be injected in or just below the skin where it becomes part of the skin or skin’s sub-surface structure.

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While Botox is mainly used on the upper-third of the face, injectable fillers are primarily used to reshape the lower two-thirds of the face. There, they help to erase years from your apparent age, restoring your natural beauty by adding volume where it has been lost through aging. Different fillers are formulated to be most effective when used to improve one or more specific skinrejuvenation needs, such as enhancing the shape of the lips or cheeks, or erasing the lines and folds framing the mouth, nose and chin. These treatments soften or even eradicate creases and wrinkles. Initial treatments generally take minutes for small areas and about an hour for multiple areas. Over an extended time fillers need replenishment. Depending on the location and the type of dermal filler used, these treatments can last as long as two years.

Energy Based Treatments:

Ultherapy and Exilis are two different energy based treatments that focus on skin tightening, lifting and fat-reduction all without the pain, recovery, risk and downtime of invasive surgery. Exilis radio-frequency treatments work just below the skin and on small areas of fat, while Ultherapy is able to deliver a more robust treatment with a greater range of tissue depths that can be specifically targeted. Ultherapy is highly Continue reading

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focused sound waves and is the only FDA approved device for “lifting” the skin of the face and neck. Our practice was the first practice in the state of Louisiana to offer this advanced technology over three years ago and the results have been beautiful. All of these treatments deliver carefully-metered amounts of energy under the surface of the skin. There, the focused energy is converted to microscopic points of heat that literally shrink, lift and tighten the skin tissue. Exilis treatments can even melt the sub-surface fat cells. Both Ultherapy and Exilis are completely non-invasive, have minimal or no pain and usually remarkably quick results. Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatments address the effects of photo-aging, sun damage, age spots, sun-induced freckles, symptoms of rosacea, birthmarks and unsightly veins with low risk of complications and no recovery time. The science of intense pulse light is a non-invasive, quick and easy way to restore the skin’s youthful glow! Fractional Laser Resurfacing is used to improve the appearance of age spots, sun-damage, skin tone and texture, surgical scars, acne scars and stretch marks. The nature and the severity of your skin irregularities will dictate your treatment option. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) uses non-toxic light-sensitive compounds that, when exposed to specific wavelength of light, become activated to a narrowly-targeted, pre-malignant skin growths or other diseased skin cells.


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These can include bacteria, fungi and viruses, as well as acne. PDT is medically recognized as both safe and minimally invasive, and it is often coupled with other skin treatments.

Exfoliating Treatments:

Microdermabrasion covers a range of mechanical skin resurfacing. These include the “old school” technology of using sand or aluminum particles to “sand blast” the skin, stripping away the superficial layer. Over the years, technology has improved and abrasive tips, fibrous pads or brushes are now used to give the skin a more polished feel. An even more advanced technology known as dermalinfusion incorporates a microdermabrasion and a solution chosen for your skin type, which infuses the cells, therefore cleaning debris, oils and impurities while stimulating healthy skin function. Chemical Peels also provide a strong, but gentle exfoliation to turbo-charge your products at home and/ or your laser procedures. There are many different types of chemical peels, ranging from no visible peeling to major peeling for 5-7 days, so to find the best peel for your skin type and circumstance, consult with your dermatologist or dermatologist-trained esthetician. Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the skin and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). The treatment will give you healthier looking skin and will help your skincare products work more effectively and with no downtime. There is not one singular procedure that will be the “end all-be all” of looking healthier and younger, so find a Board Certified Skin Expert who will provide an appropriate variety of options personalized for your medical history, physiology, anatomy, aesthetic preferences, lifestyle, budget and time frame. Regardless of which non-surgical treatment – or complementary treatments – you choose, in the right hands, you will look and feel fresher, more youthful and more naturally beautiful! About the author: Dr. Chris Hubbell, M. D. is the Medical Director of aJeuné Advanced Medical Spa and Acadiana Dermatology. He has been in practice since 1991 and is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Hubbell is committed to offering the very best in medical, surgical and aesthetic skincare.

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Left: Paisley palazzo pants and a ladder back detail top make the perfect summer outfit for lunch with friends or a date on the town. Accessorize simply with color block leather wedge heels, and horn pendant necklace. Right: This versatile, lace trimmed, sunshine maxi dress is a must-have for summer. Accessorize with tribal beaded bracelet and earrings, gladiator sandals and a turquoise pendant.

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Live the island life in this beautiful Caribbean blue, tie-dyed maxi skirt and sun yellow open-weave top with pointed edge hem layered over a white seamless tank. Accessorize with Rita flat sandals in silver, Pouchee purse organizer/ crossbody bag in electric blue and coordinating jewelry from Jewelie’s.

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White cascade top with cigarette capri pant in Bamboo by Sympli Clothing. Sizes 2-3X available and sold exclusively at Renaissance Market. Semi-precious stones and vintage devotional medals on sterling or vermeil chain by Andrea Barnett.

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Brighten up your summer with this stunning Chiquita dress in pink with Kaleidoscope necklace and earrings from Jewelie’s. Complete the look with the mint mini handbag and Faye lemon heels.

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You’ll be sitting pretty in Effie’s Heart convertible capris and sleeveless romper. Accessorize with vintage leather belt and scarf, Native Owl necklace, and black gladiator sandals.

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Sympli clothing is simply the best for everyday wear or travel. Arc sleeveless tunic with Link Capri in Lipstick Red. Jewelry by Andrea Barnett, including white pearls on vintage chain necklace.

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Be a timeless beauty in this vintage checkered crop top and A-line light wash chambray skirt accessorized with Native Owl necklace and vintage leather purse.

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601 Sandhurst Dr | 3 BR/2 BA | 2,380 sq. ft. | $ 274,900 This beautiful and spacious home, located in Austin Village South, is just minutes from Lourdes and Women’s & Children’s Hospital. From triple crown moldings, hardwood, slate and travertine floors to granite tile counters to the brick archways and All Season Room, this property is one to see.

201 Arsenal Dr. | 4 BR/2.5 BA | 2,477 sq. ft. | $249,900 Only a year old, this 4 bed, 2.5 bath home is located in a quiet Carencro subdivision that does not flood! The home has barely been lived in and is in excellent condition! Open floor-plan, fireplace and a lot more.

411 Rue Ciel | 4 BR/2 BA | 1,723 sq. ft | $187,500 Just listed! This 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath home in Carencro is only 4 years old and has been well maintained. Open floor-plan with tile counter tops, wood burning fireplace and a sizable back yard with shade trees. It’s priced right and ready to go! Call for more details.

14337 St. Elmo St | Erath, LA | $209,000 Completely remodeled in 2010, this property has large shade trees on 2 acres. This well-maintained property features custom cabinets, granite countertops and a double oven. Large open floor-plan with porcelain and ceramic floors. The master bathroom features a glassed-in 5’ shower and beautiful tile with fleur-de-lis designs. Closet space galore and a lot more!

100 Teal Ln #56 Condo | 4 BR/2 BA | $105,000 Great floor plan with open living/dining/kitchen area. Stainless steel appliances. Very large front porch facing the pool and a very short walk to the fishing pond. Close to shopping and easy access to I-10 or I-49.

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FACE Magazine July 2014  

Acadiana's only women's lifestyle magazine

FACE Magazine July 2014  

Acadiana's only women's lifestyle magazine