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June and July is the time of the year to make plans for the summer body you’ve always wanted! We’re especially busy at La Belle Center for Cosmetic Surgery. Many of our patients are considering surgeries right now in order to prepare for their summer vacations! This is the perfect time to consider the procedure you’ve always dreamed of. This time of the year offers you the leisure time to come in for a consultation, receive the information you need, and plan your surgery to prepare for summer! Come see us for a complimentary consultation, and let us help you to achieve that beach-ready body! Quality of service is the focus of our passion here at La Belle Center for Cosmetic Surgery.
Our state- of-the-art facility and one-on-one consultations with our surgeon, Dr. Jay, are designed to make our patients’ experience thorough, informative, and second-to-none. Our knowledgeable staff is friendly, approachable, and capable of making our patients feel right at home with their knowledge of all the cosmetic surgery procedures we offer. We strive to make every patient who comes through our doors feel like family.
Schedule your complimentary consultation today at 337.456.6532.
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Over a decade ago, a group of trailblazing physicians came together to create a cardiac specialty hospital unlike any other. Their dedication is reflected in the integrated approach to quality care and positive outcomes experienced by our patients every day. Progressive cardiac medicine combined with innovative practices create an environment where patients truly feel our commitment to healing and wellness. The Heart Hospital of Lafayette is specially designed and staffed solely for providing your heart the absolute, best treatment possible â€” before, during and after a cardiac event.
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SPECIAL FEATURES 24 FEATURE Acadiana Women in Business Today’s Business Women 60 FASHION A Passion For Fashion – Q&A Catching Rays – Not The Blues
CONTENTS 08 ACADIANA LIFE Lafayette’s ABSOLUT® Best Martini Tour 12 HEALTHY LIVING DIY Tips & Tricks for a Healthy Home Spa 18 HOME TRENDS High Tech Kitchens Outdoor Home Security 30 MIND | BODY | SOUL Be Better For your Loved Ones Making a Soul Connection Tattoo Removal 44 FAMILY MATTERS Cheap Backyard Summer Fun 5 Great Apps For Pet Owners 48 LOVE Free Love (Love Don’t Cost a Thing!} Bringing up the Past During a Fight Helping Your Spouse Through A Family Crisis 55 BEAUTY Hottest Hair Trend of 2015 Chemical Peels Makeup Foundation For Summer
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a community wide event to benefit
the ultimate mixer walk-on’s
Tuesday Tour June 23 - August 11
and cast your vote for Lafayette’s
ABSOLUT Best Martini.
ruffino’s on the river
Call 337 234 0443 for tickets.
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I know it’s not normal to revel in the choking heat and humidity of a Lafayette summer…but I do. I love it. I love the clammy feeling of leaving my air-conditioned house to walk out into a sticky summer morning. I love sweating in the thick twilight air at an outdoor party. I love that the cement is still warm under my feet at midnight in July. I know all of this makes me sound more than slightly insane, but I can’t help it. I am absolutely head-over-heels about Lafayette in the summertime. It’s as if our city comes alive during the summer. There are so many events, concerts, family gatherings, and backyard parties that allow me to spend the utmost quality time with my family and honestly, that’s what I’m most addicted to — spending time with my family. I hope you’re utilizing all that Lafayette has to offer during the summer months and are doing the same. That being said, it’s appropriate for me to ask anyone who may be interested in sharing their Lafayette stories with the public to please step forward! Here at FACE, we feel that sharing all that is good in this world is just as important as sharing the news. We want to be an outlet for those who feel the same way. For the love of…Lafayette…people need to hear about family traditions, people being generous to others, and things that are unique to the Acadiana area! If this opportunity seems interesting to you, feel free to write to us at email@example.com ! Until next time —
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ACADIANA LIFE Eight local restaurants will compete against each other to determine who owns the title of Martinis 2015 – Lafayette’s ABSOLUT® Best Martini.
Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children annually hosts this event at the Hilton, now DoubleTree, to raise money for local families that have mourned
by tipping dollars as they sample artistic creations from Lafayette’s the Tini Tuesday Tour will receive a complimentary signature martini with the purchase of an entrée at each Tuesday tour spot. Martini
the death of a parent or sibling. The
vouchers can be printed at www.
money is raised through the purchase
healing-house.org. Voting is your
of tickets and a silent auction while
way of donating to Healing House.
partygoers sample the martinis, have
Vote often and as many times as you
tasty hors d’oeuvres, and listen to the
want, either at healing-house.org or
great sounds of the Krossfyre Band.
at each restaurant. The participating
This year, the main event will take place
restaurants of this year’s competition
on August 15 at 7:00 pm.
included: Bonefish Grill, Charley G’s,
Every Tuesday for 8
Café Vermilionville, Ruffino’s on the
weeks during June,
Walk On’s, and Zea’s.
July and August, the
When it comes time to pick the
public will participate in the ABSOLUT® Tini Tuesday Tour. The excitement of this event is not contained to simply one night. Every Tuesday for 8 weeks during June, July and August, the public will participate
8 WEEKS — 8 RESTAURANTS
premium bartenders. Patrons of
Walk-Ons Bistreaux & Bar
Ruffino’s on the River
River, Social, Mellow Mushroom,
winners, the People’s Choice Award will be determined by adding up the tipped votes during the tour and the dollars donated during the final event. The Judges’ Choice Award is established by a panel of judges who will sample the restaurants’ creation as well as interviewing them on the mindset behind their concoctions.
in the ABSOLUT® Tini Tuesday Tour.
Healing House; Hope for Grieving
This tour will stop at each of the local
Children is a non-profit organization
restaurants involved in the competition
that provides grief support groups for
where supporters can cast their votes
children in a comfortable atmosphere
August 11 Zea (2014 Judge’s Choice
Another great day without the
pain of a sinus infection. If you suffer from chronic or recurrent sinus infection, you already know that antibiotics, decongestants, and steroids only offer temporary relief. Searching for a more effective, long-lasting remedy, the doctors of Acadian Ear, Nose and Throat Center were among the first in Acadiana to offer the innovative and highly successful balloon sinuplasty dilation. Now, the team at Acadian ENT is offering the latest minimally invasive technology to treat the ethmoid sinuses and more complex conditions with reduced patient down time and practically no pain. Best of all, the procedure can be done quickly, in the convenience of our offices, under local anesthesia ~ and the relief is immediate. The specialists at Acadian ENT are experts in providing convenient, comfortable, effective relief for the entire family. To schedule an evaluation, call 337-237-0650 or visit www.acadianent.com for more information.
Bradley. J. Chastant, MD, FACS • Jeffrey J. Joseph, MD, FACS • Jennifer Daigle Hanby, MD • Jason J. Durel, MD 1000 W. Pinhook Rd., Suite 201 • Lafayette • 337-237-0650 • www.acadianent.com
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ACADIANA LIFE where children can feel free to share any thoughts or feelings they may be dealing with in regard to the loss of a loved one. These children learn to express themselves through artistic devices, interactive play, and group discussions with other kids going through similar situations. Though the mission of Healing House is to help grieving children, many parents often find themselves benefitting from the services offered by Healing House as well.
The Artist Behind The Glass
* Caroline Daigle
Caroline Daigle is full of talent. As an artist
she has been featured in magazines, had her work appear in books, and won many prizes and awards, including Best Local
For more information about Martinis 2015; Lafayette’s ABSOLUT Best Martini Contest & Gala, please see
Artist in the recent Best of Acadiana
the Healing House website:
Ruffino’s on the River. She is well spoken, intelligent,
delightful, caring and she’ll turn 14 this July. Caroline
contact Kim Thackston at 234-0443
is also a cheerleader and a BETA club member who
just wrapped up her 8th grade year at L. J. Alleman.
awards from the Times of Acadiana. Caroline’s work can be found in various places all over the state including the Governors Mansion and
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DIY Tips and Tricks for
A Healthy Home Spa Whether you use these DIY tips exclusively or between visits to your favorite Spa, here are simple recipes for whipping up your own beauty products at home. “Skin care does not have to be costly to be effective,” says Janet Little, director of nutrition at Sprouts Farmers Market. “By preparing your own body care products, you can have beautiful-looking skin, slow down premature skin aging and save money.”
Summertime is the perfect time to relax and refresh with at-home spa treatments that are easy, natural, luxurious and, best of all, affordable.
As a matter of fact, you probably already have fresh and natural ingredients in your refrigerator and cupboards, or you can easily purchase them from a grocery store, says Little. These simple ingredients can eliminate dry skin, reduce wrinkles, banish dark under-eye circles and relax sore muscles. The advantages of homemade skin care products include:
Significant Savings Most of the products that you’ll use are already in your home, and are less expensive than department store-bought skin care products or spa treatments.
Avoiding Harsh Chemicals Artificial ingredients found in typical drug store beauty products may contain cancer-causing compounds, which can penetrate the skin and potentially cause harmful effects.
Always Natural and Fresh Skin care products purchased in a store contain preservatives to avoid bacteria contamination and growth. On the other hand, when you prepare your skin care items yourself you get a fresh and natural batch every time.
6 Home Spa Recipes That Will Leave You Glowing Avocado Honey Facial Mask
Avocados are rich in omega-3 fatty
Brown sugar is a natural and affordable
acids, perfect for hydrating and great for
exfoliant with many health benefits,
moisturizing skin. Honey acts as a natural
while grapeseed oil gently and deeply
humectant, boosting skinâ€™s hydration and
moisturizes skin without clogging pores.
is also a wonderful skin lightening agent.
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
Mix together with
First, place a cloth in warm
your fingers. Apply
water and apply to your face
to face and body
to open the pores. Mash
by rotating in a
avocado until creamy,
combine with honey and
Rinse off with
apply to face for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse
off with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores. Use once a week.
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6 Home Spa Recipes
That Will Leave You Glowing
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Under-Eye Circle Treatment
Firming Facial Mask
Grated potatoes can lighten under-eye circles. Potatoes
Egg white is great for tightening and toning skin and
contain an enzyme called catecholase, which is used in
helps shrink pores. Yogurt is packed with vitamins and
cosmetics as a skin lightener.
proteins which promotes strong wrinkle-free skin.
1 potato Cheese cloth
3 4 1 tablespoon yogurt 1 egg white
1/2 tablespoon vitamin E oil
Run one spud through your
food processor and stuff the
raw mash into a piece of
Massage onto face
cheesecloth. Apply to the area
and neck. Leave
directly beneath your eye –
on for at least 20
don’t let the potato juice come in contact with the eye
minutes. Rinse off
itself — and leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Wipe away the
with warm water.
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Banana is wonderful as an anti-wrinkle treatment.
1 over-ripe banana
Mash 1/4 banana until very creamy. Spread all over face and leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water followed by a dash of cold. Gently pat dry.
Tired and Aching Muscle Relaxer
Epsom salts and essential oils are known for their
powerful ability to sooth sore muscles and relieve aches and muscle pain.
1/2 cup Epsom Salt
5 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops chamomile essential oil
Place Epsom salts in a mixing bowl and add drops of essential oil. Mix ingredients together and add to a hot bath.
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HIGH TECH KITCHENS in high demand
he digital craze has affected virtually every aspect of life, but perhaps nowhere is it more useful than in the home. From keeping your property
secure to saving water and energy, digital upgrades can give your house a modern edge that adds convenience, cuts costs and improves resale value. Within the home, the kitchen showcases the digital trend more than any other room. Smart appliances simplify tasks for homeowners while adding sleek design to spaces. Homeowners can now control stoves via smartphone and microwaves have the ability to sense when food is warmed just right. Can’t remember if you’re out
For a manageable first step to transform your current kitchen into a high tech powerhouse, the faucet is the perfect starting point.
of milk? A smart refrigerator will tell you via text if
some digital faucets from have a 3-inch infrared
you need to make a stop on the way home.
sensor for motion-activated functionality –
Even seemingly basic aspects of the kitchen are getting
perfect when your hands are full or dirty. Just
futuristic makeovers. No place is this more evident than with
imagine not having to touch the faucet to wash
faucets. Evolving tremendously over the last decade, faucets
your hands after handling raw meat or dirty
today embrace a blend of style and function with high tech
dishes. Eliminating touch means eliminating the
features that impress guests and potential
spread of germs.
buyers while making your life easier on a daily basis. In fact, if you’re looking for a manageable first step to transform your current kitchen into a high tech powerhouse, the faucet is the perfect starting point. Here are some things to consider as you shop for a digital faucet: 1.DOES THE FAUCET HELP KEEP THE KITCHEN HEALTHIER (OR
Evolving tremendously over the last decade, faucets today embrace a blend of style and function with high tech features that impress guests and potential buyers while making your life easier on a daily basis.
2.DOES THE FAUCET HELP SAVE WATER
A sensor makes it easy to access water, but what if you forget to turn it off? Especially important for the busy home cook or household with kids, a faucet that shuts off automatically if movement is not sensed is an important feature. While some digital faucets stay on two or more minutes, 60 seconds
is the time to fill an average pot, so watch for More than just access to water, look for digital faucets with
a faucet that runs more than is necessary.
features to help keep the kitchen more hygienic. For example,
That way you won’t waste water when you or
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HOME someone else is in a hurry or simply forgets, which not only helps the environment but also helps save money on utilities 3. DO THE HIGH TECH FEATURES MAKE LIFE EASIER
Much like jewelry accentuates an outfit, a faucet is a key focal point.
A good digital faucet will help make kitchen activity easier so you can maximize your time and minimize stress. Some unique features of digital faucets include LED task lighting at the tip of the spray head that provides spot lighting for easy sight no matter what youâ€™re doing, and SnapBack
4. IS THE FAUCET STYLISH
Much like jewelry accentuates an outfit, a faucet is a key focal point of the kitchen. Look for a stylish faucet with advanced features that marries fashion and function. Gooseneck designs in chrome or stainless steel are classic options that match a variety of kitchen aesthetics, so you can have timeless style alongside helpful benefits.
Technology that ensures the head will
High tech kitchens are here to stay in American homes. This growing trend adds value
comfortably snap into place after every
while making the heart of the home more useful. Start with a digital faucet and explore
use for a tidy kitchen with less effort.
all the opportunities to upgrade your kitchen. (BPT)
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Gateway to a noble future
The Class of 2015 of the Academy of the Sacred Heart and the Class of 2015 of Berchmans Academy were accepted to the following universities: University of Alabama University of Arkansas American Musical and Dramatic Academy Auburn University Brooklyn College of CUNY California Polytechnic State University Centenary College of Louisiana Clemson University Colorado School of Mines University of Connecticut Denison University University of Denver Goucher College Howard University The University of Iowa Le Moyne College Lehman College of CUNY University of Louisiana Lafayette University of Louisiana Monroe Louisiana State University Louisiana State University Shreveport
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The 37 members of the Academy of the Sacred Heart Class of 2015 and the 13 members of the Berchmans Academy Class of 2015 earned a total of over $4 million in merit based scholarships. The average ACT score for Schools of the Sacred Heart graduates for the past three years is 26.
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OUTDOOR HOME SECURITY 4 STEPS TO A HOME-SAFE HOME
DID YOU KNOW A HOME BREAK-IN OCCURS EVERY 15 SECONDS? Considering summertime is peak season for home burglaries, there’s no better time than the present to take a few steps to protect your home and your family.
“Securing your home doesn’t necessarily require a costly alarm system,” says Brian Sweet, operations manger at D&D Technologies, an award-winning lock and safety company. “Taking a close look at your outdoor spaces and making simple safety updates will dramatically reduce the chances of your home becoming a criminal target.”
These 4 simple steps can be completed in one weekend to help keep your property safe and give you peace of mind
1. TRIM LANDSCAPING Well-manicured landscaping not only beatifies your yard, it also helps deter thieves. Why?
2. VERIFY LIGHTING Take a walk around your home in the evening and check for areas of poor lighting. Fronts of homes often have good lighting, but sides and back yards have excessive dark space. One of
locations. Instead, leave a set of keys with a trusted neighbor or, at the very least, select a well-hidden location that would be difficult for a stranger to find.
4. KEEP VALUABLES OUT OF SIGHT
the easiest ways to increase evening security is by adding motion lights. When these lights
During the summer, the garage door is open,
sense movement, they activate and illuminate
the toys are out, and you spend more time
a space — this is great if you’re fumbling for
in your yard. While enjoying the outdoors is
your keys in the dark and bad for thieves who
great, beware of showing off too many of
want to stay hidden.
your valuable possessions. An open garage door makes a new car or box of expensive
3. CAREFUL WITH EXTRA KEYS
tools visible to anyone. Leaving expensive
shrubs make it easy to stay
It’s common for families to hide a spare key
driveway signals clearly that you have money.
concealed day or night. Pay
at their home, but too often it’s in an obvious
Have fun but be careful. You never know who
special attention to proper
location like under the doormat, above the
is watching. You may be unknowingly signaling
trimming around windows, doors and other
door frame or by a landscape rock. It takes just
to all who walk or drive past your house that
points of entry into your home or garage.
seconds for a thief to check these common
the garage is packed with goodies.
Overgrown trees and
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WOMEN IN BUSINESS
The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Acadiana
ASHLEY FEERICK As a stylist at Studio One 2 One, Ashley loves the ever changing pace and creativity that her career thrives on. She loves the relationships that she is able to make and the human connections that are so intriguing to her. Growing up in the hair industry has allowed her to have a wide open view of how beauty compliments a person. She has felt most accomplished when she has changed someone’s view of themselves in a positive way. Of course she loves her career and how can she not? When you have a two hour time slot allotted to spend with someone, you learn a lot about that person. Not to mention, you learn patience. She feels that, personally, she has learned so many things in her life from her clients, as well as from working, relationships, house duties, etc. Visit Studio One 2 One for expert salon services and a friendly comfortable atmosphere. 233 Doucet Road Ste. A3A | Lafayette | 337-264-1444 | www.studio-one2one.co
MICHELLE TATMAN MILLER Michelle Tatman Miller, NMLS #671694, is a Senior Mortgage Consultant at GMFS, LLC. She joined GMFS, LLC last year, shortly after the Acadiana Branch for the Baton Rouge based Mortgage Lender opened. She has over 9 years of experience working in both mortgage and banking industries in the Acadiana area. Michelle obtained her Bachelor’s degree from University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she studied Management and Marketing; she received an Associate’s Degree from Louisiana State University at Eunice in Business Administration. Michelle is an active member of WOAMTEC (Women on a Mission to Earn a Commission), and enjoys networking with women in business in and around Acadiana. She has an in-depth knowledge of FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional and New Construction loans. Always available to answer questions and to help make your homeownership dreams come true, Michelle believes providing excellent service to all clients is the best road to success. GMFS, LLC is dedicated to providing personal and professional service to all clients. Lafayette | 337-456-6298 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.gmfslending.com/michelle.miller
MARIA LOPEZ PITRE
Maria Lopez Pitre is a real estate agent with RE/MAX Acadiana in Lafayette. She contributes her success in the real estate industry to always keeping her clients best interest at heart. Maria’s love of meeting people, listening to their life stories, and attention to above and beyond customer service are qualities that help meet the goals of buyers and sellers real estate needs. Born, raised and living in Lafayette, Maria is the youngest of eight children. She graduated from Lafayette High School and attended USL. She is a graduate of Dale Carnegie as a student and graduate assistant and is a member of Vermilion Chapter of Business Networking International (BNI). Maria worked her way through the banking industry for 20 years, which she left to support her husband of 29 years in his construction business. She has three sons ages 25, 22, 14, and a 2 1/2 year old grandson. Maria is passionate about sharing her love for Acadiana with all of its rich culture and true Cajun hospitality. Her family is a proud supporter of UL athletics both personally and in business. Whatever your real estate needs are, Maria is just a phone call away. She is truly “Your phone a friend in real estate”. 114 Curran Lane | Lafayette, LA 70506 | 337-247-1172 (c) | 337-984-8470 (o) | 337-984-0007 (f) | www.mariapitre.com
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The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Acadiana
CLARE WYATT ALLEN A Lafayette native, Clare Allen previously worked for Bradley & Moreau while pursuing her undergraduate degree at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette after graduating from St. Thomas More. “My interest in studying law actually began while working as an employee of Bradley & Moreau,” says Allen. Allen received her law degree at Southern University and practiced with another local firm in the areas of family law, personal injury and estate planning before returning to Bradley & Moreau. At Bradley and Moreau, Clare gained insight into the complexities of real estate closings and she is fortunate to have had the opportunity to return to her roots. Currently, Mrs. Allen specializes in the areas of Title examinations, Business formations, Successions, and Residential Real Estate Transactions. She is also a member of Junior League, volunteers for Counselor on Call with the Lafayette Bar Association (a program where attorneys sit and give pro-bono legal advice), member of the Realtor Association of Acadiana, Acadiana Mortgage Lenders Association, and Realtor Commercial Alliance. 1318 Camellia Blvd. | Lafayette | (337) 235-4660
SARAH SPELL “I’ve watched Sarah’s career unfold and recognized her versatility as a writer. She brings experience in public relations and marketing to our team, as well as a creative spark”, says Cheryl Taylor Bowie (owner/president of Right Angle) about Sarah Spell’s new position at Right Angle as the agency’s copywriter. Before accepting her current position at Right Angle, Sarah served as the publications manager at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and as assistant editor of La Louisiane, the university’s magazine. She’s a former television news producer and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from UL Lafayette. To say that Sarah is a versatile individual is a vast understatement. Her persistence at striving to be the best has earned her quite a bit of respect within her industry and she’s all set to continue that path at Right Angle. Lafayette | www.rightangleadv.com | 337-235-2416
MARY BOUDREAUX/CRYSTAL WILLIAMS Mary Boudreaux and Crystal Williams, a mother/daughter duo, are the owners and operators of Crystal Weddings, a specialty wedding cake design shop. Mary started her first bakery in 1989 where she offered donuts, birthday and wedding cakes for clients in Scott, LA. In 1995, her daughter Crystal joined her and they moved the business to Lafayette. Crystal has since taken classes in New York and has studied under Colette Peters, a renowned cake decorator. Mary grew up in Rayne with 8 brothers and sisters. She later married and moved to Lafayette where she settled and started a family. Her 3 children, Lisa, Ricky and Crystal have all worked in the bakery but Crystal has made it her career for the last 15 years. “We take great pride in our cakes and make sure the taste is to perfection. We also enjoy fulfilling special/custom requests to make lavish cakes for grand affairs. It’s our passion to make people happy and for a bride to choose us to be a part of her wedding means the world to us.” 110 Mimosa Place | Lafayette | 337-989-1700 | www.crystalweddings.net
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WOMEN IN BUSINESS
B A S I C S fo r To d ay ’s
Businesswomen ADVICE AND TRENDS FOR FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS
survey recently conducted by Web.com and the National Association of Women Business
Owners (NAWBO) gathered insights from women-owned businesses across the nation. Among its many discoveries, survey respondents expressed an increased optimism for business performance – over the previous year’s survey findings. The study also found that, of the factors weighing the most influence on the decision to start a business, 92 percent of women feel the ability to do something you are passionate about carries more weight than the ability to increase work/life balance. While the question topics ranged from social media practices to the state of the economy, one overarching theme is evident – the
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In today’s technology
ENSURE CUSTOMERS CAN FIND YOUR BUSINESS With more than one billion websites
driven age, the
now in existence, having a website has not only become essential, but effectively promoting its existence and value has become critical to your ability to gain new customers. If you don’t have a
and engaging directly with the customer. Let
business owner is
experience), you need to either build one yourself
with a passion for
or have one built for you by working with one of the
many website hosting or development companies
specific products, promotions and services
successful small a savvy individual
website (particularly one optimized for the mobile
fan base on Facebook through promoting
the social media channels drive customers to
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NEW RESOURCES If you’re overwhelmed with the everyday demands that starting and running a business requires or don’t feel you have the know-how
available today. Next, learn and apply search engine
to build, optimize and promote your business
optimization (SEO), email marketing, online advertising
online, find an expert to guide you through the
and other online marketing services that will lead new
process or even manage all these details on your behalf. Whether
customers to discover your business online.
you seek assistance from a business organization or online services
CONNECT AND ENGAGE WITH CUSTOMERS ON THEIR TERMS The personal touch and excellent customer service that encourage people to patronize small businesses can
provider who can do it all – from design, building and hosting your website to promoting it via SEO, email marketing and social media management, consider the arrangement as a partnership that’s critical to your ability to meet or exceed your business goals.
extend to social media platforms, where small business owners can connect and engage directly with both potential
Whether they own a body shop or a beauty shop, female small
new and existing customers. Set up a LinkedIn page for your
business owners are spreading their passions and profits in
business to serve as a networking channel; build a customer
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Nettie Mae Avec Domino firstname.lastname@example.org
BONJOUR MY CAJUN FRIENDS! It’s me again — opinionated columnist and general know it all,
Well, enough was enough, so the next morning I called the law. I
Mrs. Nettie Mae Avec Domino.
tried to reach that handsome Mr. Lt. Clay Higgins, but they said, “…he was out looking for fugitives.” I said, “Well don’t bother dat man he got enough to do.” So I got transferred to da man in planning
WELL PEOPLES, YOU NOT GONNA BELIEVE
and zoning and you not gonna believe what he said… “Well yea,
Nettie Mae, they got a permit for dat sign and there ain’t nothing I can do to turn it off.” Hmmm, well I ain’t happy about it, but like I
The other night I was lying in my bed (all snug as a bug), den
always say, “You gotta be nice to get nice” so Nettie Mae’s gonna
all of a sudden I seen it! The bright lights! I thought it was the
stay on the down-low for a while to see if dat store’s gonna turn
second coming or something. Excited, I rosed up thinking I was
off dat sign at night like I asked. If not, I’m pretty sure I got some
about to meet my maker! SWEET JESUS I cried!!! But as soon as
buckshot that will reach dat sign from my window…I’m just sayin.
it appeared, it was gone. Then, in a flash it was back. Then it was gone. Then it was back…my water hit the floor…ole Nettie Mae
Anyway, I got a lot more to tell y’all but da people at FACE said they
didn’t know what to do or where to go. So I grabbed my shotgun
only got room for this much. So if you wanna read more about what
(just in case) and tiptoed to the window. Mon dieu! It wasn’t my
I got to say, get yourself on da inter web to www.faceacadiana.com
sweet Jesus, it was a new sign dey put up at the grocery store
OR, if you got something to tell or need advice? Send your stuff to
across the street. “Son of a biscuit!” I cried! I went from the
email@example.com and I’m gonna read it.
second coming to a marketing billboard in da blink of an eye… Dat sign lit up the sky like it was the 4th of July in downtown
Au revoir y’all,
Port Barre! “Shop at Boot’s” – “Beer 2 for 1” – “Congratulations Bruce & Caitlyn” – “We sell Medical Marijuana” or something like dat. All I know is dat every night since, ole Nettie Mae gotta cover her eyes with a extra pillow jus’ to get some sleep. Now you know dat ain’t right.
Mrs. Nettie Mae Avec Domino firstname.lastname@example.org
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MIND | BODY | SOUL
Be better for your loved ones by
RELIEVING STRESS Itâ€™s easy to get so wrapped up in the
Far from being selfish, making time for yourself
needs of your loved ones that you
will actually make you a better spouse and parent.
lose sight of the things you need. No matter how much you love your family, it is important to take time for yourself.
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You cannot be an effective parent if you feel stressed out all the time, and you and your spouse will not be happy if you arenâ€™t at your best.
TIME FOR YOU MAKING TIME
You donâ€™t have to neglect the needs of your
If you work a full-time job, the last thing you
Why not take a relaxing bubble bath or
family to make time for yourself. Making a
want to do is cook a big meal when you get
invigorating shower while you wait for your
few simple changes can have a profound
home in the evening. You can avoid that problem
delicious meal? There is nothing like warm
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MIND | BODY | SOUL
Making a Soul Connection Reconnecting with one’s essence does not mean throwing out that cell phone or laptop. There are less drastic ways to reestablish a bond. GO OUTSIDE. Look to the west on a clear day as the In today’s hectic 21st -century environment,
sun approaches the horizon. The vibrant hues cannot
there appears to be little time for taking a
help but amaze and give a sense of wonder. Even
step back and tuning in to one’s inner self.
on the coldest days of winter, there’s a sure
The same technologies that save lives, allow family members to be in contact around the globe, and make accurate weather forecasts available at the touch of a screen come with a downside. Endless streams of information, working hours spent in front of an impersonal computer monitor, and constant communication with others can make individuals lose touch with the most vital parts of themselves — their souls.
sign that spring is on its way. Leaf buds have been present on trees since autumn; as the chilly season nears its end, they enlarge and begin to unfurl. Even before the world turns green, blossoms make their grand entrance. Take a look down; tiny plants, including those long awaited perennials, push through the ground as early as Groundhog Day. They may not bloom for weeks, but the new arrivals are nothing short of
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TAKE A KID’S-EYE VIEW.
and interrelating with babies and toddlers is awe inspiring. Reading to a youngster is an eye-opening experience: his or her powers of perception and ability to imitate and respond are uplifting. Seeing tiny tots’ delight in natural phenomena like snow and neighborhood wildlife and interactions with the people in their world is definitely food for the soul.
READ A GOOD BOOK. An uplifting work is definite soul nourishment. Walden by Henry David Thoreau gives the reader an appreciation for the natural world and humankind’s relationship with it. Helen Keller’s The Story of My Life is an inspiring account of the author’s journey from deaf and blind child to activist and author. The Missing Piece and The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein simply yet eloquently present truths about self worth and interpersonal relationships. The Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series by Richard and Kristine Carlson are classics that help readers stay in touch with the best parts of themselves.
CATCH A FLICK. The Proud Rebel starring the incomparable Alan Ladd and Olivia de Havilland is a beautiful tale of family, love, and new beginnings. Mr. Holland’s Opus tells the story of a wannabe symphony composer who finds himself a reluctant high school music teacher. This extraordinary movie will move viewers to tears of sadness and joy. And then there’s To Kill a Mockingbird, a stirring adaptation of Harper Lee’s unforgettable novel. Even the most jaded individual cannot help but be moved by this one.
BE THANKFUL. Stop and think about everything that is going well: a train arrives at the station at the right moment; that injured ankle is only strained – not fractured; a warm spell melts the ice which is making walking difficult; air fares to a favorite vacation spot have suddenly become affordable. A moment spent expressing gratitude for life’s blessings big and small is the best soul nourishment there is.
MIND | BODY | SOUL
TATTOOS ARE EXTREMELY POPULAR in today’s society. They create a permanent reminder of important people or events in one’s life. However, as time passes, and you change your mind, it might be just as important to erase that reminder.
TAT T O O REMOVAL Almost 20 percent of Americans who have
tattoos wish they didn’t. Treatment by a laser to remove a tattoo feels like being snapped with a hot rubber band multiple times. The most sensitive areas are The tattoo was created by injecting tiny
those that are closer to the bone, such as
amounts of ink into the deep layer of the skin
fingers, toes and the face. The good news is
(the dermis). In order to remove it, a laser
that lasers have improved tremendously and
will be needed to send light waves deep
now work within seconds to treat an area of
through the pigment to literally burst it open.
several inches. Topical numbing creams can
The body’s own lymphatic system then can
be used, but 95% of patients choose to simply
FIRST OF ALL, TOTAL REMOVAL OF ALL TATTOOS
carry away these very small particles of ink
follow the usual protocol of applying ice just
MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE. Tattoo “reduction” is
and dispose of them.
before and after the laser treatment.
leaving a very light tinge of color or a whitish
The closer a tattoo is to the heart, the easier
Individuals who are prone to “healing
shadow. The colors that respond the best
it will be to remove. Tattoos on the chest,
problems”, such as poorly controlled
to the laser treatments are black, brown
neck, upper arms, shoulders and upper back
Diabetics, should be very cautious about
and dark blue. Purple and red are harder to
or abdomen respond faster than those on the
having tattoo removal and should notify the
remove, with blue, green and yellow being
legs, ankles, or hands.
therapist so that the strength of the laser can
GUIDELINES the best that can be done for some tattoos,
the most resistant to the laser removal.
Most individuals need from nine to fourteen
be reduced to avoid problems.
Tattoos done by amateurs are easier to
treatments to reach a point where they
Aftercare instructions should be followed
remove than professional tattoos because the
are satisfied with the removal or lightening
carefully to avoid scarring. Avoid “heating”
ink is not placed as deep. Professional tattoo
of their tattoo. The treatments should be
the body for two days after the treatment. This
artists also frequently mix multiple colors to
spaced eight weeks apart, to allow for the
means: avoid hot showers, baths, aggressive
make their pigments and these may be more
body’s lymphatic system to do its job of
exercise, etc. which will cause the treated
difficult to remove.
disposing of the dye particles.
area to experience a “burning” type of pain.
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Angie Eckman Someone You Should Know By Nicole LaCour
Photography by Penny Moore of Moore Photography FACE MAGAZINE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Not often in the spotlight, Angieâ€™s passion is showcasing others, bringing different parts of the community together and helping people make their dreams come true.Â
N EVERY COMMUNITY there are people
neighborhood restaurant and schools and small businesses.
working behind the scenes, on the
She’s the cheerleader for her clients, community organizations
sidelines and in the trenches making
and culture. She’s the person everyone can count on. She’s
their world go around. Angie Eckman is
the wise consultant for advice, the friend you turn to, the
one of those people. She’s the chamber
member of the committee who goes above and beyond what
member revamping a website and writing a mission.
is asked of her. Not often in the spotlight, Angie’s passion is
She’s the dedicated professional hitting the streets
showcasing others, bringing different parts of the community
with coupons and fliers. She’s the liaison between a
together and helping people make their dreams come true.
First She Saw the Soup Cans
with a minor in psychology. During her college years,
Not many people are blessed with knowing exactly
hyper-observant sponge, she gleaned a supplementary
Angie waited tables to help with expenses. Ever the
what they want to do from
education in marketing from those
the time they are children. An
years of food service. “You would
exceptionally bright child, Angie
never realize how much you can
had a precocious curiosity that led
learn by waiting tables,” Angie
directly to her profession. When
said. “A good waitress knows the
her mother, Beverly Viator strolled
importance of being attentive. You
her down the aisles of the grocery
have to read people’s personalities
store, she was not barraged with
when you don’t know them.”
requests for sugary cereals or
Enticing customers into national
candy. Instead, Beverly faced a
brand restaurants would come to
different inquisition. “Why is the Campbell’s soup label red?” Angie asked. “Why does it have that little gold seal? Why are the letters different from others? Do people in other countries eat Campbell’s
occupy much of Angie’s career.
“Why is the Campbell’s soup label red?” Angie asked. “Why does it have that little gold seal? Why are the letters different from others? Do people in other countries eat Campbell’s soup?”
soup? Who is Tony the Tiger? He
The Atlanta version of Friends. Angie worked her way through a
isn’t a scary tiger. What is his job?” At the time, Beverly
few post-college marketing jobs in Lafayette when a group
was not surprised by these questions. After all, Angie
of friends suggested they all move to a bigger market
was speaking at 8 months and singing the alphabet at 10
together. “We felt like we had so much to offer. We wanted
months. It was her father who translated the nature of
to expand and learn more.” One of the group had moved
her curiosity to a prediction when he overheard Angie
to Atlanta for a job and when the rest of the entourage
ask, “Do people buy cereal for the taste or the games
visited, they fell in love with the city. So, like an Atlanta
on the box? Do different people prefer the ones with the
version of Friends, complete with Jason Eckman, the Ross
crossroad puzzle more than the tic tack toe game?” He
to Angie’s Rachel, they made the leap and pursued life in
told Beverly, “She’s going to go into marketing.”
When it was time for college, Angie remembered her
Through positions with Domino’s and IHOP Angie
father’s premonition. She remained curious about
immersed herself in the behind the scenes efforts that go
the nature of branding and consumer behavior. She
into marketing pizzas and pancakes. She experienced the
earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications
difference between corporate marketing and franchise
efforts. She learned the importance of backing up a
fun,” she said. “We had a great team. We spent a lot of
marketing message with a good product, delivered
time together. There were many nights and weekends.
well. Traveling to stores in her regions, Angie
The people I worked with were my friends.” But
handed out fliers and coupons and connected local
Angie found herself continuing to read marketing and
restaurants to businesses and civic organizations.
advertising trade magazines. Her passion for that field
She bussed tables and poured drinks when
remained so she returned to restaurant marketing with
her campaign brought in more business than
positions at Dominos, Whataburger and a family-owned
anticipated. She hustled tirelessly and proved
chain of restaurants in Destin, Florida.
herself time and again to be a dependable, energetic force and asset to the companies she worked for.
In Destin Angie stretched her marketing muscles, free of the constraints of corporate policies. “Any ideas I
For Angie, the most rewarding part of her job
had, I could run with,” she said. She immersed herself in
came about unexpectedly. When she attended
social media, posting pictures of the beach and gaining
a district meeting after an
such a following that she became
intense marketing campaign,
a sort of Gulf Coast concierge. She
she watched from the back of
increased her ability to target to
the room as area managers
a variety of markets in the tourist
received sales awards. After the
walked up to her asking, “Are you Angie?” He threw his arms around her and thanked her saying, “You have no idea how grateful I am. You’ve helped my career. I thought I was going to
“I never realized how much
region. “You had your snow birds,
I could impact the lives of
tourists and slow, down times,” she
others. I never thought it would be that way.”
the spring break crowds, summer said. But commuting from Destin to Lafayette began to take its toll and Angie decided it was time to come home — again.
lose my job. My sales were poor.
“I always wanted to own my
I got a bonus check for the first
time. I was afraid I was going
business but I wasn’t sure when
to lose my home. Your direct
and how,” she said. Back in
mail campaign saved my marriage,” he confessed.
Lafayette Angie knew it was time to make it real and
It was a truly gratifying moment in her career.
ADWORX was born. She built a website, got business
“I never realized how much I could impact
cards, developed a business plan and recruited
the lives of others. I never thought it would be
some of her past employers for a healthy, beginning list
When it was time for Ross and Rachel to come home,
It’s the impact she has on people’s lives that continues to
now married, Angie found a place in a very different
be the best part of her work. When Angie sits down with
market. She was hired by UL’s Alumni Association
a new client, they are often in crisis mode. “People don’t
after impressing them with her experience and
usually hire a marketing person when their business is
portfolio. She remembered the moment she
doing well. When they come to me, they’re wondering
accepted the job. The Alumni President, Robert
if they did the right thing, if their dream of a successful
Trahan, gave her a hug and said, “Welcome home.”
business will come true.” That’s where Angie’s
Angie loved her work with the Association. “It was
optimism and experience comes in. “I listen to what
“I think that if you want to see change, you have to be the
they’ve tried, what’s worked and not
Angie’s constant smile and optimism help her
worked, what their hopes are. I ask
to champion not only the organizations she’s
questions and take notes and bring
involved in but also the needs and goals of her
you want something done and
them new ideas and remind them
clients. “You have to be like a cheerleader for
of markets they haven’t tapped
them. You have to give them encouragement
you’re willing to do the work,
into.” By the end of the meeting
change,” Angie said. “If you say
you gain respect and it makes all the difference.” the
Angie sees spirits lifted and hope restored.
Angie brings the unique combination of
about the passion that brought
professionalism and pleasant disposition
them to their
to her extensive community
involvement. She’s a member
irst place. And when
of the Youngsville and
their sales start to return, they
begin to see that their dream is
Youngsville Chamber of Commerce
Being driven and curious
Broussard Chamber of Commerce
since she was a small child,
Better Business Bureau of Acadiana
and work ethic to her parents. “The foundation I was given as a child is what made me what I am today,” she said. “My mom was always my best friend. She spoke to me like an adult. I
Commerce and on the board
Angie credits her optimism
of directors of the Better Business Bureau, creating a 7 year strategic plan called Vision 2020 for the
UL Lafayette Alumni Association
Louisiana Restaurant Association
“She goes above and
Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (LACCE)
beyond the call of duty,”
idolized her.” Angie remembers
Jeremy Hildago, a fellow Chamber member said, “You can count on her for advice. If you need something, it will
her father telling her, “You can’t force your ideas on
be done and it will done right.” She doesn’t make
others, but you can motivate them and inspire them.”
Angie kept those words of wisdom with her, from the man who saw a marketing professional in her when
“I think that if you want to see change, you
she was just five years old. Her mother remembers
have to be the change,” Angie said. “If you say
an exceptionally bright child with an insatiable
you want something done and you’re willing to
curiosity. Her success is no surprise to Beverly, who
do the work, you gain respect and it makes all
also called her daughter, her “best friend forever.”
the difference.” “When you’re in her presence you feel like
A Pleasure to do Business With
you’re being taken care of,” Sharene Gott of the
“A joy to work with. Very professional. Enthusiastic.
of by an expert who knows what she’s talking
Energetic. A good friend and colleague.” These are
about and is excited and happy to be working for
the words spoken about Angie by her clients and
you. She has a huge, joyful presence that comes
peers including Youngsville Mayor Ken Ritter and
with knowledge and experience. It’s like a gift
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ENROLL IN A CRAFT CLASS Craft stores offer a number of arts and crafts classes, and your kids can take the
end result home to display.
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Exploring the beauty of nature is a great way to get the kids
MAKE YOUR OWN HOMEMADE INSTRUMENTS
out of the house and away
You can make a rainstick with
from the computer.
nothing more than an old paper towel tube, rice and some crumpled paper. Other homemade instruments are just as easy and inexpensive. The kids can put together their own band and even
host concerts in the backyard.
Buy each of your kids some kite-making materials, then fly the end results the next time the wind picks up. You can find some great instructions for
WITH SUMMER VACATION ALREADY HERE,
homemade kites on the Internet and at your local craft store.
your kids are probably already suffering from boredom. After the excitement and freedom of the end of school wears off, kids quickly get bored from the lack of routine and structure. If your own kids are spending more time playing video games than exploring the great outdoors, it ‘s time to take action.
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DANCE PARTY LET YOUR KIDS THROW THEIR OWN DANCE PARTY Ask the kids to download their favorite tunes and create a playlist, then get them to invite their friends
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5 GREAT APPS for Pet Owners
THE PET YOU WELCOME INTO YOUR HOME GETS A
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puts all the functionality of the Petfinder website in the palm of your hand. You can use the Petfinder app to search for pets by breed, type and location. You can even search for pets with special needs or look at local shelters. The Petfinder app even lets you read and share success stories, so you can tell the world about your great new pet.
know where the pet-friendly places are located. That is where the BringFido app comes in. This app gives you information on everything from pet-friendly hotels and resorts to local dog parks and parks where you can walk your dog. The BringFido app also makes it easy to find pet-friendly businesses when you travel, from local pet stores to restaurants where Fluffy or Fido can enjoy a great meal at a sidewalk table.
your new cat or dog will eat something it shouldn’t have, sustain an injury or succumb to sudden illness. It can be hard for new pet parents to tell which problems are minor and which ones require immediate veterinary attention. The Pet First Aid app is designed to make the decision a bit easier. It contains invaluable information
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on everything from animal CPR and bandaging to the best way to get your dog to take a pill.
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Having a pet is great, but it is not without its drama. Eventually
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but it can be hard to know which ones to avoid. The PupTox app for the Apple iPhone includes a database of more than 250 items that could be harmful to your pet. The database also includes a list of symptoms to watch out for and possible effects, making it easier to diagnose accidental poisoning and get the necessary help. If you have a pet, you need the PupTox app.
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Common household plants and foods can be toxic to your pet,
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FREE LOVE LOVE DON’T COST A THING! Finding time to enjoy a date with your partner or spouse can be tricky, but finding a way to enjoy a date that isn’t expensive can be downright difficult.
t might seem like any “fun” date idea costs an incredible amount of money. The truth is, however, that it’s possible to find cheap and free ways
to spend time with your lover. Whether you’re on a tight budget or you simply want to reduce your personal expenses, a bit of creative thinking and proper planning is all you need to enjoy a fantastic date with your partner.
SPEND TIME OUTDOORS TOGETHER If you enjoy hiking, the two of you could explore a new trail together or even go on an overnight camping trip. You could go fishing at a nearby creek or even go swimming at a local beach. For couples who just can’t seem to get away from the house, you could pitch a tent in your back yard for a fun night of camping out under the stars without having to wander far away.
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CHECK YOUR COMMUNITY CALENDAR
A QUIET DATE AT HOME
Summertime is an especially good time to find
This is a fantastic way to spend time
You could start by helping to clean up your
free events, but many places also offer wintertime
with your partner if you have kids and
community park or volunteering to paint a
fun. Your local library may offer free screenings of
can’t afford a date night babysitter.
building in your neighborhood. You could
popular movies or a nearby park might set up an
Simply pull out one of your favorite
even work together at your local library’s
outdoor movie showing once a month. Maybe your
classic movies, spread a blanket on the
teen night, help out at a nearby church,
pool offers free admission one day or your skating
living room floor, and pop some popcorn.
or offer to babysit for a family in your
rink has specials for military members. If you aren’t
Curl up together with a pile of pillows
neighborhood. While volunteering might
sure where to look in your area for free events,
and a positive attitude and see where
not be at the top of your “romantic date”
check your local library’s bulletin board or stop by
the night takes you.
list, it’s a valuable way to spend time
your community center to ask about free activities
getting to know one another while giving
that you and your partner can enjoy together.
back to your community.
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LOVE Why You Shouldn’t Bring Up
During a Fight Have you ever been in the middle of a heated argument with your partner and brought up something from the past? Has it ever actually helped the situation in any way at all? Chances are that your answer to the second question is going to be a big, resounding, “no.” If your goal is to stop fighting and to make up, then there are many good reasons why you might want to avoid dredging up past fights and past mistakes. It Doesn’t Do Anything to Lower Tensions Few people resemble the calm, logical, thinking human beings they are when in the middle of a fight. Emotions are running high and the tendency to overreact and take things the wrong way is even higher. Even in the unlikely event that you have a very good reason for bringing up your partner’s past mistakes, doing so in the middle of an unrelated fight is not a good idea. Your partner will only get upset that you’re bringing up what they thought was a settled issue.
You’re Probably Only Doing It Out of Spite Chances are that you don’t actually have a good reason to bring up the past in the first place, and that you are only doing it to hurt your partner and make them feel extra guilty for what they’d done this time. Don’t sink to that level. It’s hard to be the bigger person, but, if no one is willing to do it, then how will you ever stop fighting? Show some restraint and your partner will be more likely to do the same for you.
Are You Ready to Have YOUR Past Mistakes Brought Up? If you absolutely must bring up the past, then be prepared deal with what is likely going to be a list of your own failures. Two can play at the blame game, and your partner will have no shortage of material to fire back your way if you’re the first to cross that line. If you think it’s unfair to hear about a mistake you made two years ago because of something that you did today, then you need to remember that it’s unfair to do it to your partner as well. 50 FACE | JUNE/JULY 2015
AVOID DREDGING UP PAST FIGHTS AND PAST MISTAKES.
It Won’t Resolve the Current Problem Finally, the number one reason for why you don’t want to bring up the past while fighting with your partner is that doing so will do nothing to resolve your current fight. Get your head out of the past and focus on the here and now. If your partner did something to upset you, then you have every right to focus on the issue at hand and demand an apology. If you’re to blame, then it’s your responsibility to apologize instead of rationalizing your actions by thinking about “that bad thing they did that one time.”
Is There Ever a Good Time to Bring Up The Past? Not bringing up the past during a fight doesn’t mean that you should let your partner make the same mistakes over and over. Sure, if your partner forgot to run a very important errand, then you shouldn’t bring up the time last month when they came home late without calling. But, if they are always hurting you and refusing to change, then you need to stand up for yourself and demand to be treated better. Don’t let them get away with disregarding your feelings just because you don’t want to be seen as too high maintenance. Leave one-time mistakes in the past where they belong, but make sure you address recurring issues before they get too far out of hand.
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HELPING through a
Being in a marriage means you will share bad times as well as good times with your partner.
BE THERE TO LISTEN
In some cases, the
A family crisis can bring up a number of issues that may have been buried for
spouseâ€™s side of the family will
critical times. Your position on the periphery of the immediate family can
have serious illnesses, deaths or
get through the difficult period. The most important measure is to be there to
other crises that will deeply affect
the atmosphere that is conducive to talking. If you have experienced similar
their emotions and well-being. It is
and emotions of that time.
likely your spouse will feel these
PROVIDE PRACTICAL SUPPORT
emotions much more deeply than you do, and this reality can allow you to provide comfort and help in significant ways.
years. Old fears, conflicts, resentments and regrets can resurface at these allow you to provide needed perspective and comfort to help your spouse listen. If your partner tends to keep feelings bottled up, you may have to provide situations with your own family, you are in a position to share your experiences
One of the ways you can most help your spouse during difficult family times is to provide practical support to other family members. This help can be in the form of visits to the hospital, helping with childcare, running errands, bringing in food or simply being there to chat with family members. Your contribution, no matter how simple, can make a big difference in how well the family gets through their difficult time.
BE A DIVERSION A family crisis can be an overwhelming experience that takes over every thought and emotion. Reminding your spouse that other parts of life are still ongoing can help to provide moments of humor and warmth that are necessary to relieve stress and maintain emotional stability in difficult situations. Going out to dinner or seeing a movie can help to disconnect your spouse from the situation for a short time and give relief from negative thoughts.
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LAY ON THE TLC Family crises can add even more stress and profoundly impact the health of your spouse. Managing the crisis can cause irregular eating and sleep schedules that can increase stress. Make sure your partner is eating a healthy diet, suggest going for a walk or encourage exercise. See that your spouse has some time for undisturbed sleep so that he or she is able to handle whatever the situation requires. Discourage overuse of alcohol, but note that having a single drink together in a relaxed atmosphere can help to relieve tension at the end of a long day. Your insight about your spouse’s personality and emotional life can be helpful in finding the right measure of support, without excessively overstepping personal boundaries. Be sensitive to your spouse’s mood, and be ready to enlist the help of
The most important measure is to be there to listen. If your partner tends to keep feelings bottled up, you may have to provide the atmosphere that is conducive to talking.
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Skin sheds constantly — in fact, approximately 1,000,000 epidermal cells slough off every day, and in a bit more than one month your body’s entire outer layer of skin has renewed itself. Chemical peels exploit this process of epidermal turnover by causing intentional, localized damage to an area of skin affected by acne, sun damage or aging. The chemically — treated outer layers of skin are removed, and in their place, healthy new skin cells appear.
Types of Chemical Peels The most commonly used substance is glycolic
Considering a Chemical Peel? READ THIS FIRST
acid. Derived from sugarcane, it belongs to a class of acids called “fruit acids”. Glycolic acid is a relatively mild substance, which targets the superficial layers of the skin. Several applications may be required to achieve the desired outcome,
Intentionally harming already damaged skin might seem illogical, but that’s exactly what a chemical peel does. The intent is to inflict just enough harm to trigger the body’s regenerative healing process. As damaged epidermal cells slough off, healthier, smoother
To ensure that a glycolic acid,
skin takes their place.
get evaluated and treated by a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist.
Unlike glycolic acid, phenol peels work their way deep into the skin, and are so strong that a treatment takes only thirty minutes. Phenol generally yields excellent results — but the recovery time is long, peaking at 1 to 2 weeks before the skin no longer appears damaged.
Which Skin Conditions Can a Chemical Peel Treat?
Trichloroacetic acid peels occupy a middle
Chemical peels are most commonly used to treat
powerful as phenol. Trichloroacetic acid may be
sun damage, acne, uneven skin pigmentation,
more effective than glycolic acid at reducing the
dark spots and actinic keratoses — scaly,
appearance of fine lines, and the recovery time
precancerous spots caused by sun exposure.
tends to be shorter than that of a phenolic peel.
How Does a Chemical Peel Work?
Possible Side Effects
Your skin is your body’s largest organ and bears
not without potential risks. Applying caustic acid
the brunt of exposure to the outside world.
to the skin leaves the treated area tender, red and
Friction, ultraviolet radiation, wind, dry air and
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severe dermatological problems.
after treatment and taking up to 3 months
phenol or trichloroacetic acid peel is right for you, always
and this type of peel may be insufficient for more
ground — neither as mild as glycolic acid, nor as
Chemical peels can be highly effective, but are
Do the benefits of chemical peels — smoother, finer, younger looking skin, fewer fine lines and a reduction in sun damage, dark spots or acne scars — outweigh the potential side effects? Side effects are most pronounced after a phenol peel — at worst, the skin may ooze before scabbing over and progressing to a stage of healing which
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A lt e r n at i v e s
for Summer TINTED MOISTURIZERS Tinted moisturizers are a convenient way to add sheer color to the face without the hassles of applying foundation. The added tint gives skin a healthy slow, while the moisturizer keeps it soft and dewy. When you wear a tinted moisturizer, you won’t need to wear cheek color during the day, although you may want to apply a little blush over the tinted moisturizer for evening wear. Most cosmetic lines offer tinted moisturizers, but it’s easy to make your own. Mix a small amount of liquid foundation with your regular moisturizer. For an even sheerer look, use mineral makeup to make your tinted moisturizer instead of liquid foundation.
Base makeup and foundation can feel dense and heavy when worn in the hot summer months. When the temperatures rise, it’s nice to have alternatives to foundation that will keep skin looking clear and translucent without appearing overdone.
MINERAL FACE POWDER
Skip the foundation entirely and
Some women spend hours in the sun
Why not give your skin a break and
apply a layer of mineral face powder
baking their skin to a golden brown
go natural this summer? If you feel
to keep your face looking sheer and
to avoid wearing makeup. A safer
uncomfortable without makeup, add a
natural while minimizing fine lines and
alternative is to use a self-tanner
little lip gloss and mascara and leave
imperfections. Mineral powders look and
formulated specifically for the face.
it at that. There’s something refreshing
feel very light, almost like you’re wearing
There are a variety of self-tanners on the
about a freshly scrubbed face that’s
no makeup, but will give your skin a
market that will give the face a realistic,
not weighed down with makeup.
flawless, translucent look. They also
sun kissed glow without damaging
absorb oil to reduce facial shininess,
the skin. The advantage to using this
a common problem in warm weather.
foundation alternative is that you only
Mineral face powder can be found at
have to re-apply it every few days to
most cosmetic counters and drugstores
keep the color and, if applied carefully,
at a reasonable price. Carry one with
you can get very realistic color, like
you to keep your skin looking flawless
you’ve made a trip to the beach.
Whatever you do, apply your makeup with a lighter touch in the summer. It feels good to give your skin a chance to breathe.
while you’re on the go.
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A PASSION FOR
With 2015 New Orleans Fashion Week’s Top Design Winner — Kristine Pichon Kristine Pichon is not afraid of hard work or taking risks. A strong proponent of taking advantage of every opportunity, Kristine poured experience and talent into a collection to showcase at New Orleans Fashion Week Top Design Competition. The judging was based on creativity, originality, craftsmanship, and the decision
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was unanimous. Kristine swept away both the audience and the judges with her inspired collection winning the Yelp People’s Choice Award and the Top Design
Competition. Recently, I caught up with Kristine to talk about her designs, Fashion Week experience and some advice for other emerging designers.
Have you always been into fashion? Yes! As a child my grandmother introduced me and my twin sister to a world of creativity. She bought me my first sewing machine at age 5 and I continued to have an itch to create and come up with ways of making unique pieces. As a twin, my mom and grandmother always sought out unique fashions to “show us off,” so this focus on dressing
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alike stirred my interest in fashion.
How has your fashion background prepared you for your career in fashion? It started with my great-grandmother on my mom’s side. She made many wedding dresses and was known for creating her garments without patterns. That skill set was passed down to my grandmother, who taught me the basic skills of sewing. As I got older, I continued to
in NOFW Top Design Competition. I was
and creating unique outfits. Before I
What inspires your style and design esthetic?
enrolled in Parsons in New York, I attended
My influence comes from an era in the 50s
collection. My idea for the fall collection
Xavier University of New Orleans to study
when people knew how to dress. I also
started with developing a mood board to show
chemistry, with the goal of working in
add a modern twist to my
the beauty industry to develop perfumes
garments that are uniquely
and cosmetics. But plans changed and I
fashion forward but still
transferred to fine art, which introduced me
wearable. I always think
to Parsons as the path I was suppose to take
about the woman and how
to fulfill my fashion career.
she wants to feel, what she
enjoy sewing, as well as drawing, designing,
determined to be prepared and have a solid
is doing, and where she is After graduating from Xavier I attended
going. Music with mood and
Parson’s, which gave me both the technical
good beats play a part in
and business knowledge of the fashion
inspiring how I create my
industry. After living and working in NYC for
designs — I love listening to Sade!
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my theme, colors, and style. I would swatch different fabrics that had pops of color and
a period, I decided it was time to come home to New Orleans and see if I could
Winning NOFW’s Top Design
soft textures that went along with the theme I
build my career here. Although I knew I’d
Competition is such a big
developed, “Chic Fall Sunset”. For me it was
face some challenges trying to build my
accomplishment! How did you
important to be prepared and have a well
design business in New Orleans, but
prepare for your runway show?
thought out collection. Time managed was
having the love and support has helped
I started working on my collection six months
very important, and I never lose focus of my
me to persevere.
before I was officially selected to compete
goal and end result.
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How would you describe your overall New Orleans Fashion Week experience? It was something I needed at this time — to show exactly what type of designer I am. Winning was exciting and surreal. I went
into the competition just wanting to show my designs and have
Fashion Week is a great event to help emerging designers who
fun, which I did. Winning was icing on the cake! I felt like ‘You can make your career dreams come true.’ It was validating to be recognized for my hard work; I felt it really paid off. New Orleans want to take their design career to the next level by showcasing their fashions and building their brand.
What advice would you give to an emerging designer? PHOTO: MINH Q NGUYEN
Stay focused, bide time wisely, and construct strong pieces that tell a story of a collection.
What have been the biggest challenges you have experienced in your design career? Rejection is the biggest challenge, but it made me stronger. In 2002 I went on 12 interviews with design companies in New
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York and was turned away by all of them. It was hard because doubt starts to kick in, but I realized I was just out of school and needed some experience under my belt and decided to get out and work for myself. It’s been a long road, but moving in that direction I maintained hope. I love designing and have a passion for it. And, no matter what obstacles I face, I continue to take advantage of every opportunity I am given.
What makes your designs unique or sets them apart from others? I add my own personal touches to the garment to create a PHOTO: GUSTAVO ESCANELLE
special classic look. For example, my signature flowers and the trimmings add some fun to my pieces. Art plays a big role in giving my garments a statement.
How would you define New Orleans fashion scene? New Orleans has earned the nickname “Hollywood South” and has brought awareness to the city in a new, fashion forward way. New Orleans Fashion Week also has helped to
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tracee Dundas is a freelance stylist, blogger, fashion editor for New Orleans Magazine and fashion event producer. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Fashion Week New Orleans and the “go-to-gal” for all things fashionable in the Gulf Coast. Tracee hosts a weekly fashion style segment Fashion Friday on WVUE Fox 8 sharing the latest trends, styling tips and DIY ideas. She works with nationally known clients such as Lucky Magazine, Essence Magazine, Payless Shoes and The W Hotel and frequently works as a stylist for films, commercials and music videos. Tracee is a graduate of USL and a native of St. Martinville, LA.
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nless you’re Heidi Klum,
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experience more pleasant,
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More on the Bottom
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Accessories are your best friends and a less expensive way to jazz up old
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With fashion, it’s about confidence and having fun with your look. Play with different styles until you find the one that unleashes your inner beach babe! See you in the sunshine!
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MAJOR PICKUP LOCATIONS Face Magazine is available at hundreds of fine retailers, salons, boutiques, financial institutions and service centers throughout Acadiana. For a complete list of distribution outlets or to read issues online visit www.FACEACADIANA.com. Ambassador Caffery
Park Place Surgical
4811 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy.
Sophi P Cakes
3209 Johnston St.
233 Doucet Rd. (Behind Zea’s)
301 Doucet Rd.
331 Doucet Rd.
Melodi’s Belles & Beaus
2811 Johnston St. (South College Center)
Brother’s on the Blvd.
101 Arnould Blvd.
Caroline & Co.
113 Arnould Blvd.
4409 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy.
407 Rena Dr.
3755 Amb. Caffery Pkwy–(Shell Gas)
Veron’s - Lil
403 Rena Dr.
S. College/W. Congress Area–Lafyt
4305 Johnston ST (Behind Don’s)
305 Bertrand Dr.
5505 Johnston St. (Near Acadiana Mall)
Joey’s Specialty Foods
503 Bertrand Dr.
Pinhook/Kaliste Saloom Area–Lfyt
2484 W. Congress
Marcello’s Wine Cafe
340 Kaliste Saloom Rd.
3842 W. Congress
503 Kaliste Saloom Rd.
Plastic Surgery Assoc.
1101 S. College
2800 Pinhook Rd.
aJeune’ - Dr. Hubbell
913 S. College, Suite 216
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Post Acute Medical Spec. Hosp.
204 Energy Pkwy.
902 Harding St.
Laf. Surgical Specialty Hospital
1101 Kaliste Saloom Rd.
Lafayette Gen.Wellness Ctr.
111 Pasa Dr
2207 Kaliste Saloom Rd.
Lafayette General Infusion Center
1211 Coolidge Rd.
(The Shops At Marshals)
454 Heymann Blvd
2312 Kaliste Saloom Rd.
Travis Technology Center
110 Travis St.
Verot School Rd (Hwy 339)
Lafayette General Surgical Hosp
1000 Pinkhook Rd.
Lfyt towards Ygsvl
Deano’s Pizza (South)
(By Lourdes Hosp.) Lourdes Hospital
4801 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. (Main Entrance-Lobby)
Acadian Women’s Health Group
4640 Amb. Caffery Pkwy Bld. “B” (Womens & Childrens Hospital)
3002 Verot School Rd
LCG – City Hall
3366 Verot School Rd (Near Fortune Rd)
Carencro & Upper Lfyt Parish
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Guilbeau’s Trifty Way Pharmacy
208 St. Peter St. Carencro
701 Veteran Dr., Carencro,
1941 Moss St.
Broussard Area Rotolo’s
121 Saint Nazaire Rd.
1209 Albertson Pkwy.–Broussard
(Behind old N. Gate Mall) Rotolo’s
705 West University Ave
200 Hector Connely Rd.(By Super 1 Foods)
509 Lafayette Street–Ygsvl
220 Prescott Blvd (Sugar Mill Pond)
Early’s Food Store
1410 St Mary St.
1701 Chemin Metairie Pkwy.
720 South Frontage Rd.
902 St Mary St.
River Ranch City Club
1100 Camellia Blvd. #202
115 Stonemont Rd
St Martin Bank
1245 Camellia Blvd. (Bldg on corner)
Paul Michael Company
1800 Kaliste Saloom Rd.
Shuck’s “LA Seafood House”
8400 Maurice Ave (Hwy 167 ) 701 West Port St.
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