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Family Entertainment That’s Batting 1000 In 2010, Richard and Sandi Chalmers decided to bring something special to the Lafayette community; a summer collegiate league baseball team that revolved around the opportunity to provide amateur, college baseball players a chance to improve their skills, showcase their talents, and chase their dream of one day getting their shot to play for a Major League Baseball club. Three years later, the Acadiana Cane Cutters are a continually evolving hot spot for cool summertime entertainment, and the best place in the state to take in a wooden bat summer baseball game. From May to August, baseball fans can come out to see up-andcoming college talent featuring top recruits from powerhouse programs like the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LSUEunice, Nicholls State, and even out of state schools like the University of Alabama, Texas A&M University, Missouri, and Cal State Bakersfield. The perks don’t end there. “The Acadiana Cane Cutters are more than just top-notch college baseball,” owner Sandi Chalmers began, “We are all about the complete family experience. Even though we are not a professional baseball team, we still model our games to give our fans an authentic minor league baseball feel. At Fabacher Field we have entertainment for all ages, including Duhon's Fun Jumps for the kids every night, hilarious in-game, betweeninning promotions, a variety of different theme nights and specials and giveaways such as a chance to compete to win a $2,300 diamond necklace from Paul's Jewelry. And it is all very affordable for families.” There certainly won’t be a shortage of things going on at Fabacher this summer. The Cane Cutters’ calendar for 2013 also includes Scout Night, an All-Acadiana Baseball and Softball awards ceremony, Military Appreciation Night, Bark at the Park for you and your dog, a mascot bobble head giveaway, Paul's Jewelry 8 FACE | JUNE 2013
In the Field of Dreams program, youth players get to take the field with the Cane Cutters, and have their names announced along with the Cane Cutter players’ names. They stay on the field for the National Anthem, giving parents a great photo opportunity and an unforgettable experience for the kids. (Similar programs are available for teams and birthday parties.)
Diamond Dash, Hollywood Night, an evening in the roaring twenties, Christmas Eve in July, and countless other theme nights. In addition to creative promotional nights, the Cane Cutters will also feature daily specials like Slippery Sundays with a waterslide, Free Fun Jumps Tuesdays for the young ones, Thirsty Thursdays Dollar Beer for the adults, C&G Boats Fireworks Fridays, and live music before every Wednesday home game. Said first-year general manager Jacob R. Andrews, “We are going to have a whole lot of fun at Fabacher this summer. I feel like we have a superb venue, a fantastic program, and are easily the place to be for the best live entertainment Acadiana has to offer. Take Military Appreciation Night for example; we’ll have a fighter-jet flyover, civil war re-enactors, and swearing in of new recruits pregame. In addition to that, we’ll have military equipment on-site from the Abbeville Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum.”
In the Paul’s Jewelry Diamond Dash, between 30 and 40 contestants who have won a golden ticket through a variety of means (Facebook, radio, chosen from the stands, etc.), will go onto the field and dig for the diamond. The one who finds it, wins it! Visit Acadiana Cane Cutters Baseball on Facebook frequently to hear more about Diamond Dash.
The Cane Cutters kicked off the 2013 season by hosting the Brazos Valley Bombers to Fabacher Field, near Lafayette, on May 30. The team is a staple member of the six-member Texas Collegiate League. The league itself is entering its tenth season. The Cane Cutters will compete against league clubs from McKinney, Victoria, Kilgore, Bryan, and The Woodlands, Texas, in a 60 game season, with 30 of those games here in Louisiana. This summer, the Acadiana Cane Cutters will continue to Continue reading
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FACE | COMMUNITY MATTERS Military Night sponsors enable both active duty personnel and veterans to pre-order tickets for themselves and their families to attend free on Military Night, Saturday, June 8. Local military organizations and Acadiana Cane Cutters work together to make this happen for military personnel.
compete on the field for their first-ever league championship. Off the field, they are continually striving to be on the leading edge for excitement and entertainment in the area as well as partnering with local organizations including schools and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charities for fundraiser games. Check out more about the Cane Cutters and what they have to offer this summer by visiting www.CaneCuttersBaseball.com or calling 337-451-6582.
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Marriage at the Zoo
By Flint Zerangue, Jr.
In late 2012, George Oldenberg, the Zoo of Acadiana’s owner, acquired a second giraffe to mate with their male giraffe. As an avid conservationist, Mr. George works in alliance with zoos from around the nation in an effort to breed rare species. This time, he felt that a special ceremony should be held for the two animals he intended to breed. On May 5th, the Zoo of Acadiana hosted a one of a kind celebration and marriage between Gabriel, the Zoo’s only giraffe for the past six years, and Evangeline, the Zoo’s most recent addition. It was truly a special event in which over two thousand fans of the Zoo came together to show congratulations and, of course, wish Gabriel and Evangeline good luck in their endeavors.
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"...the Zoo of Acadiana hosted a one of a kind celebration and marriage between Gabriel, the Zoo’s only giraffe for the past six years, and Evangeline, the Zoo’s most recent addition."
Lea Loftin, the Zoo’s marketing and events director said, “We have people here from several states. It’s awesome to have the support of the people and hopefully by next summer we’ll have a newly born giraffe!” Although typical wedding fashion was not in order here, attendees came well decorated. Some wore fuzzy, animal print headbands and others came in full on giraffe costumes. With over 700 animals representing over 125 species, the Zoo of Acadiana has become a hot, local commodity. It has become a staple for school field trips and a family favorite for those seeking wholesome experiences. Although Mr. George (who is commonly referred to as “Master G” by his employees) probably has more fun than most of the patrons who visit his zoo, he works extremely hard to provide a fun, family environment for which our community should be proud. As a community, let’s continue to show support to Mr. Oldenberg, Evangeline, and Gabriel.
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Keep Passing the Sugar
By Dr. Kelly Cobb
There is no excess in our bodies that make us unique in our ability to handle simple sugars. Refined sugar is “empty” calories because it lacks the natural minerals which are present in the sugar beet or cane. Eating refined sugar drains and leaches the body of precious vitamins and minerals through the demand its digestion, detoxification and elimination makes upon one’s entire system. So essential is the balance to our bodies that we have many ways to provide against the sudden shock of a heavy intake of sugar. Minerals such as sodium (from salt), potassium and magnesium (from vegetables), and calcium (from the bones) are mobilized and used in chemical transmutation; neutral acids are produced which attempt to return the acid-alkaline balance factor of the blood to a more normal state.
"The consumption of refined sugar is a glowing example of how one imbalance can trigger major disturbances in the body and lead to disease."
Sugar taken every day produces a continuously over-acid condition, and more and more minerals are required from deep in the body in the attempt to rectify the imbalance.
In our ever-expanding understanding of human health, we have come to the realization that our health is never as simple as it may seem. There is interconnectedness between the different biological systems in the body. Our understanding of these relationships requires a systems approach to health whereby the impact of each human biological system is evaluated in relationship to each other, not in isolation. The consumption of refined sugar is a glowing example of how one imbalance can trigger major disturbances in the body and lead to disease. In 1967, Dr. Martin classified refined sugar as a poison because it has been depleted of its life forces, vitamins and minerals. “What is left consists of pure, refined carbohydrates. The body cannot utilize this refined starch and carbohydrate unless the depleted proteins, vitamins and minerals are present.” Nature supplies these elements in each plant in quantities sufficient to metabolize the carbohydrate in that particular plant.
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Finally, in order to protect the blood, so much calcium is taken from the bones and teeth that decay and general weakening begin. Excess sugar eventually affects every organ in the body. Initially, it is stored in the liver in the form of glucose (glycogen). Since the liver’s capacity is limited, a daily intake of refined sugar (above the required amount of natural sugar) soon makes the liver expand like a balloon. When the liver is filled to its maximum capacity, the excess glycogen is returned to the blood in the form of fatty acids. These are taken to every part of the body and stored in the most inactive areas: the belly, the buttocks, the breasts and the thighs.
"Any person 30% overweight for 30 years is likely to become a diabetic. " Excessive sugar has a strong mal-effect on the functioning of the brain. The key to orderly brain function is glutamic acid, a vital compound found in many vegetables. The B vitamins play a major role in dividing glutamic acid into antagonistic-complementary compounds which produce a
Signs You May Have Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes: • Increased/frequent urination
"Refined sugar is “empty” calories because it lacks the natural minerals ..."
• Excessive intake of water or food • Weight loss despite decreased appetite • Nausea and/or vomiting or abdominal discomfort after eating • Weakness or excessive fatigue • Absence of menstruation in women or impotence in men • Blurred or poor vision • Poor wound healing or increased susceptibility to infection
Many people are standing on the cliff of pre-diabetes overlooking subtle symptoms. Any person 30% overweight for 30 years is likely to become a diabetic. Today’s generation will live shorter lives than their parents due to the large rise in diabetes. This disease is not only preventable but it is reversible in most cases with
“proceed” or “control” response in the brain. B vitamins are also manufactured by symbiotic bacteria which live in our intestines. When refined sugar is taken daily, these bacteria wither and die, yeast flourishes and our stock of B vitamins gets very low.
attention to lifestyle and diet especially the eradication of simple sugar. About the author: Kelly Cobb is a board certified internal medicine physician and the Medical Director at Nouriche. She has always been interested in the complexities that influence mind, body and health. She is actively pursuing her certification in functional medicine which helps her find the
"Excessive sugar has a strong mal-effect on the functioning of the brain...[and] eventually affects every organ in the body."
root cause of disease. She is happy to be raising her two children close to friends and family in Lafayette. Dr. Cobb’s interests include music of all kinds, modern art, travel, philosophy, world history, philanthropy, outdoor activities, creative writing, documentary film, and sailing.
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The Gift of Health
By Jason Petitjean
Father’s Day is fast approaching. Feasts will be eaten,
though. Men’s health is just something men do not discuss.
laughs will be shared, and gifts may be given. One of the
Generally, the only health decisions men actively discuss
most important gifts is the gift of health. It may not be a
are the ones that require a gym.
thing that can be wrapped in a box in the traditional sense of the word “gift”, but you can help the man of
Past the simple inattention regarding men’s health
the house maintain this gift by encouraging him to see
issues, it is embarrassing to discuss any sort of ailment
a doctor regularly.
involving the testes or prostate. It seems emasculating to have
It may seem strange in this day and
those problems, but a lack of
age that despite all the focus on health,
discussion and action regarding
fitness, and medicine, men do not
said problems can lead to serious
get regular checkups, and they utilize
consequences. The BBC ran a
health services much later in a disease’s
story on a man named Martin
progression than do women. Yet this is
Carter who had testicular cancer
exactly what the Department of Health
when he was 20 years old. It is
and Human Services (HHS) found in
unusual to have cancer at such
2010. It is a bad trend, obviously, and it
an early age, but Martin had
can be fixed with your encouragement.
symptoms that he ignored for a full nine months. It wasn’t until he
There are several reasons for this
was in great discomfort that he
disparity. One of the factors that
decided to see a doctor about it.
prevent men from seeing doctors is the
He never mentioned it to anyone
machismo derived from enduring pain
because he felt too embarrassed.
and suffering with little complaint. The
Unfortunately, that time not
pain will have to be unbearable before
spent telling anyone allowed the
something is done about it.
cancer to spread to his lungs and abdomen. He survived the
There seems to be a bit of a health taboo with men as well. Women are much more engaged with their health due to many factors, including large
"Generally, the only health decisions
men actively discuss are the ones
This absence of social support
that require a gym."
for men’s health is exactly why
awareness campaigns regarding breast and cervical cancers, regular checkups
encouragement from family members is needed to get Dad to
encouraged for contraceptive and pregnancy needs, and
the doctor, especially with age. The risk of certain diseases
frequent visits to the pediatrician for their children. Men,
increases as each year passes. Regular screenings for
on the other hand, do not have as much social support for
colorectal cancer are encouraged by the HHS after the
their health. One of the more popular awareness campaigns
age of 50. If a history of colorectal cancer is present, a
is Movember, when men will grow mustaches to raise
screening is recommended earlier than the age of 50.
awareness for prostate cancer. Testicular cancer was
It is important to catch colorectal cancer early to avoid
also recognized during the height of Lance Armstrong’s
metastasis, but the screenings need to be regular to catch
popularity. This awareness is meager compared to the
it early enough.
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Prostate cancer is also a serious health concern for men. It is the second most common cancer in men after skin cancer, and it is estimated that over 238,000 new cases will occur in 2013. However, regular screening isn’t encouraged. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force only recommends screening for prostate cancer if you experience any symptoms of prostate cancer, including difficulty urinating, frequent urination, or sexually related pain. These symptoms, as mentioned earlier, might easily be dismissed or suffered without any consideration of medical attention. Even these lesser symptoms could signify disease. Whenever you can, talk to the fathers in your life about getting regular medical attention. They may thank you later for helping them preserve their “gift.”
"...men do not get regular checkups, and they utilize health services much later in a disease’s progression than do women."
About the author: Jason Petitjean is a resident of Lafayette, Louisiana. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, concentrating in Health Promotion and Wellness.
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DAILY DAD NEWS
United Fathers of America (UFA) Announce Father’s Day Boycott – Dads Refuse To Cook On Their One Day of Honor
Time to Turn the Tables By George Graham
From George Graham’s stories of Cajun Creole Cooking at AcadianaTable.com Not sure exactly how it happened, but there’s been a cruel trick played on the men of this world and I am out to correct the injustice. At some point in history, it seems there was a secret agreement among all women that the custom of Father’s Day is to be celebrated by dads everywhere toiling all day long, sweating in the sweltering Louisiana heat over a hot barbecue pit cooking up a big spread while the women relax in the shade sipping sweet tea. Not only does papa have to bring home the bacon, but on the one and only day of the year held in his honor, he has to cook it up on the grill.
Jockamo Chicken with Fettuccine in a Smoked Tasso Cream Reduction Prep time: 45 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour Serves: 4 • Water • Kosher salt • 1 cup olive oil
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It's time to turn the tables on mom. I’m laying down my fork and spatula. I'm proposing a boycott (appropriate name) or call it a sit-down strike at the dinner table to put an end to this travesty of tradition. This Father’s Day, I am proposing an easy recipe that every mom can make and every dad will rejoice in. It’s creamy, it’s spicy, it’s smoky and, best of all, this recipe features dad’s favorite — beer. As all Acadiana men know, Louisiana has a long beer-drinking history that dates back to the original Jackson Brewery in the late 1800s. Jax became one of the top beers in the country and other Louisiana 18 FACE | JUNE 2013
• 2 large skinless boneless chicken breasts • 2 tbsp Creole seasoning • 2 tbsps garlic powder • 2 tbsp black pepper • 2 cups all purpose flour • 1 stick butter, unsalted • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced large • I cup canola oil
• 1 cup diced onion • 1 cup diced celery • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
• 1 sprig rosemary • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced • 1 serrano chili pepper, seeded and diced small • 2 cups smoked tasso, chopped small • 1 bottle Jockamo beer (or a heavy lager beer) • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, plus more cream if needed • 1/2 lemon • 1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
bottled brews have followed – Regal, Falstaff and Dixie to name a few. Most faded out, and a new group of craft beers has surfaced led in 1986 by the Abita Brewing Company located on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. Abita has quickly gained cult status with serious beer-drinking dads who love their heady brews with catchy names. Jockamo is one of those — a pale ale with a copper color and a malty flavor. It’s time to brew up an original Father’s Day dish that balances the deep and spicy notes of the hops with the sweet backbeat of the malt. Two of my favorite Italian recipes are Veal Marsala and Fettucine Alfredo. So, for this Father’s Day, I put a Cajun Creole spin to these ethnic favorites. I am replacing the Marsala wine with Jockamo beer, chicken instead of veal, and I elevate the pasta with a smoky tasso cream reduction.
Cream reduction is a very common Louisiana cooking technique of sauce-making, and when combined with bold ingredients, it elevates a variety of Cajun Creole dishes. The only secret to a good reduction is to start with good cream. Grade A, heavy whipping cream is a must and a wide pan help the thickening process by expanding the surface area.
"This Father’s Day, I'm proposing an easy recipe that every mom can make and every dad will rejoice in."
The timeless French method of simmering cream slowly over a low fire creates bubbles that allow moisture - water - to escape. The result is a smooth, velvety reduction that coats the back of a spoon or any number of center of the plate choices - veal cutlets, lamb chops, fish filets.
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A basic cream reduction serves as a medium for infusing flavor. In this dish we take a paneed boneless chicken breast that is lightly breaded and sauced with a mushroom and tasso-infused, cream reduction served over fettuccine. And in this version we spike the cream sauce with Abita's Jockamo, a bold and sassy brew with a character all its own. It’s that boldness that carries this dish and lays a solid foundation on which to build this reduction. So, I implore all you kitchen queens and black pot princesses out there, please give us a once-a-year break. Help put an end to this misguided madness. The fathers in your family will love this dish and will love you for making it, and making June 16 their one day of honor. Men, you can thank me later. Jockamo Chicken with Fettuccine in a Smoked Tasso Cream Reduction Recipe
In a large stockpot filled half way with water on a high burner, add salt and a couple of tablespoons of olive oil. Bring to a rolling boil and add the pasta. Stir to make sure all of the noodles are submerged and let cook until al dente. Once the noodles are done, strain through a colander and run hot water over them to eliminate any starchy residue. Move the colander to the side for later. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the chicken breasts between pieces of wax paper or plastic wrap. On a hard surface, pound the thickest part of the chicken breasts with a kitchen mallet or the back of a heavy pan. This doesn’t have to be exact, but try to get a uniform thickness for cooking evenly. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with your favorite Creole seasoning along with garlic powder and black pepper. Drench the seasoned chicken pieces in all purpose flour with an even coating. Move to a platter.
I suggest the double boneless chicken breasts from the meat counter at Albertsons — a thick piece of chicken to ensure this recipe doesn’t dry out. Be sure to use fresh rosemary for this as it really makes a difference. As well, the freshly grated Pecorino Romano I buy at Fresh Market finishes it off deliciously. 20 FACE | JUNE 2013
In a large heavy skillet on medium heat, melt one stick of butter and add the olive oil. Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté until browned. Remove the mushrooms to a platter and keep warm.
In the same skillet on medium heat, add the Canola oil to whatever butter and oil that remains in the pan from the mushroom sauté. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and sauté until golden brown on both sides. Move to a paper towel lined platter to drain. In the same skillet, pour off most of the oil and add the onions, celery and bell peppers. Sauté until the onions become translucent and then add the rosemary, garlic, Serrano pepper as well as the tasso and the cooked mushrooms. Stir the mixture and incorporate all. Turn the heat up to high and pour in the bottle of beer. Stir the beer into the mixture with a spatula and scrape the bottom of the pan releasing all of the bits stuck to it. Bring to a slow boil and watch as the beer begins to evaporate. Reduce the heat and bring the pan to a simmer. Add a cup of cream along with a squeeze of lemon and continue sautéing as you slowly reduce the sauce. Once it begins to thicken add the chicken back to the pan and spoon over some of the sauce. Move the pan to the oven for 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and cut the chicken breasts into serving size portions keeping them in place in the pan. If the sauce has become too thick, add some more of the cream. Add the fettuccine noodles, spooning over the sauce and stirring to combine the noodles. Sprinkle with the grated cheese and return to the oven for another 10 minutes. For serving, remove the pan from the oven and garnish with the chopped cilantro and serve in the middle of the table with crusty French bread to sop up the cream sauce. I suggest an ice-cold Jockamo as the beverage of choice. Happy Father’s Day.
About the author: For George Graham, his online food blog AcadianaTable.com, combines two passions – cooking and the rich, cultural heritage of the region he calls home. Graham, raised in a Louisiana restaurant family, discovered his curiosity about food and talent for cooking early on. He has owned a restaurant, cooked on Food Network Television, and his work featured in numerous national publications. Over the years, he collected a wealth of recipes, local sources and food industry contacts. Along the way, he met the colorful characters and plain ordinary folks that make living in South Louisiana so fascinating. As a cook, photographer and writer, Graham aims to bring the stories of Cajun Creole cooking from his Acadiana Table to your table.
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FACE | FITNESS
Running in Circles
By John Robideaux
You have a crazy friend. I know you do. Everybody has one. That one friend who will always be able to talk you into joining them in some less-than-stellar plan of theirs. Some stupid idea that is simultaneously exciting, a little scary, and possibly even bordering on illegal. Everybody has a friend like that. I have a team of them. Not the kind that try to talk me into late nights at a bar, or
Above: Bachelorette Run
getting tattoos while skydiving. Instead, these friends talk me into pub-runs, trail races, and ultra-marathons. These are my “running friends,” and I love them dearly. What's funny is that I didn't even know most of these people two years ago, but I now count them among my closest of allies. Believe me, it's not because I make friends quickly, or just naturally have hundreds of friends. It's because I run with these people. A lot. Few things can fast-track a friendship like prolonged suffering brought on by shared exercise. We skip over the facade of social appearances and go straight to seeing each other at our most vulnerable and raw states.
Above: John and his running buddy, Tim, after John’s 1st 50K. Right: John and his wife, Stephanie, after her 3rd half-marathon.
There's a sort of positive peer-pressure that arises out of this. We encourage each other to push ourselves just past our comfort zones, and then cheer and celebrate when any of us
"Few things can fast-track a friendship like prolonged
accomplishes something he or she never would have thought
suffering brought on by shared exercise."
was possible. Two years ago, I was running mostly on my own. Prior
Finally, I just decided to show up for one of their group runs.
to that, I only ran when the weather or inclination suited
I was one of several new faces there that day, so I didn’t feel
me. Typically, that meant taking summers off because of
like the only newbie who didn’t belong. I think it’s safe to say
the heat... along with most of spring if I’m being honest. I’d heard of a local running club called CRRC, Cajun Road Runners Club, and I was interested in meeting some fellow runners, but I never seemed to get around to looking into it any further.
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that this one simple decision was life-changing. I remember the immediate feeling of inclusion by everyone at that first meeting. Some were faster than I was, others slower, but no one was there to “show off”. When I say that there are a wide range of paces and distances available at any of these
"If my circle of running friends has shown me anything, it’s that I can watch what I thought was impossible change to plausible before finally becoming factual." group runs, I’m not lying. My wife and I have very different paces, but we can always find someone who can run with us.
Having someone to talk to during a run (even if it’s purely monosyllabic, “This. Hard.” “Yup.”) makes it more likely that I’ll return to run with them again. It’s a positive feedback cycle that builds on the inherent expectation that people you now know will be there, waiting for you, at the next group run.
My running ability, fitness, and general health has improved dramatically since that initial social run. Two years ago, my wife’s maximum distance was the Cajun Cup 10K here in town, 6.2 miles. I remember seeing her finish and being so proud of her. In the two years since then, and since befriending other
runners, she has run three half-marathons and just ran her first
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full marathon in February. All that is to be expected, perhaps.
Cajun Road Runners Club:
The more you run, the better runner you become. What I
didn’t expect, was the subsequent explosion of my social calendar. It seems like there’s always some sort of get-together or
Wednesday Night Run Alternates between Fresh Market in River Ranch (4 & 6 mile loops), and Bendel Gardens neighborhood (1 to many loops of 1.75 miles)
celebration to choose from. Someone’s having a birthday?
Tuesday Night Track Workout
Let's run from bar to bar to bar to celebrate. Have you ever
At the ULL track with your choice of workout
been to a bridal shower that involved wearing veils and running through River Ranch? My wife has. As I’m writing this, we have plans to see off two friends from our running
Sunday Runday From the Corner Bar next to The Grand on Johnston for a 3.5 mile loop.
circle, Aaron and Molly, as they prepare to move to New Orleans. Dinner is immediately following our weekly Tuesday track workout, of course. There are also ample opportunities for “Girls Night Outs” and “Boys Night Outs,” which I must admit, are much tamer than they sound. It’s pretty much just
Tri-Running Pub Run (6:30pm) From Jefferson Street Pub *All above runs are weekly at 6pm unless otherwise noted
having dinner and watching a game. (I don’t know what the girls do, however.) These people have talked me into numerous crazy-sounding
there are people right here in town who want you to come run
training runs and races. Things that I can say without
with them, who want to talk to you about ways to improve your
hesitation -- I would never have done on my own. If my circle
running form and stride to alleviate (and avoid) knee pain and
of running friends has shown me anything, it’s that I can
other injuries. There are people here who want to share healthy,
watch what I thought was impossible change to plausible
tasty, recipes with you, and who want to drink a beer with you
before finally becoming factual. This is not just specific to me;
after a hard run.
I’ve seen many other runners in the group set, reach, and then redefine their own goals.
Perhaps most importantly, there are people here who will make you want to run, and who will talk you into reaching for a goal
"Having access to an existing social network of other people who are, or have been, where you are on the road to better fitness is a priceless resource. "
that you may feel is just on the other side of crazy. You know you want it. About the author: John Robideaux is a professional software developer and unlicensed runner who can often be seen running
If you’ve been thinking about running, but haven’t started or are having a difficult time staying motivated, I strongly
near the back-of-the-front of the pack during group runs. When he's not writing software for work, or running for himself,
encourage you to seek out one of the many local social runs
he's probably eating something. John has run 3 marathons,
here in town. A good place to start is CRRC’s website.
2 ultramarathons, numerous miles in between, and, yes, his knees still work. His one regret is that thing he said to that guy
Having access to an existing social network of other people
that one time. He can be reached for sage advice or criticism at:
who are, or have been, where you are on the road to better
email@example.com or via his infrequently-updated blog:
fitness is a priceless resource. Believe me when I say that
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Starting with a Winner
Legacy of the Atchafalaya
Heymann Performing Arts Center Featuring photochoreography and the 2012 NOLA International Piano Competition Winner. Program includes works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.
Heymann Performing Arts Center Original music to honor the legend of the Atchafalaya and the commitment of the Evangeline Area Boy Scouts. Highlights include Beethoven, Bernstein, Strayhorn and the commissioned piece by G. McClure.
Saturday, September 21, 2013 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2013 6:00 pm
Heymann Performing Arts Center Groundbreaking marriage of symphonic music and animation. Disney movie on screen with live music by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Debussy and Respighi.
Sunday, March 16, 2014 6:30 pm
Heymann Performing Arts Center Joint orchestras of ASO and Baton Rouge Symphony, ASO Chorus and BRSO Chorus will perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor, “Resurrection.”
Saturday, October 19, 2013 6:00 pm
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Thursday, December 19, 2013 6:30 pm
Heymann Performing Arts Center Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra and ASO Chorus will bring you a memorable Christmas experience! Traditional holiday favorites and works by Mozart, Handel and Holst.
Friday, April 4, 2014 7:30 pm
St. John’s Cathedral Glorious sounds of Baroque and Contemporary music fill the Cathedral. Highlights include Handel, Vivaldi and Bach.
HUBBELL CHAMBER SERIES Across the Ocean
Acadiana Center for the Arts Harpist Bridget Kibbey brings you music from around the world, including works by Debbussy, Ravel, Rodrigo and selections of Celtic harp music.
Acadiana Center for the Arts An evening of romantic music, food and wine for you and your loved one. Cellists M. Pritchard and D. Filip will delight you with pieces from Vivaldi, Puccini and Tchaikovsky.
Closing with a Winner
Acadiana Center for the Arts World renowned guitarist Marcin Dylla will astound you with his diverse talents. Featuring works by Schubert, Ponce, Lindberg, Diabelli and Granados.
Acadiana Center for the Arts Featuring Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Jose’ Feghali. Music by Beethoven, Chopin and the famous “Trout Quintet” by Schubert.
Sunday, October 6, 2013 3:00 pm
Sunday, March 30, 2014 3:00 pm
Friday, February 14, 2014 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 17, 2014 6:00 pm
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FACE | YOUR CAREER
Didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Get the Job? How To Bounce Back in Your Job Search What to do to make sure you land your dream job the next time As a job seeker, you will interview for jobs that do not
emotions in check. No matter how disappointed or angry
ultimately result in a job offer. It is easy to become
you may feel, never take it out on the hiring manager or
discouraged, especially after you have invested so much
organization. Professionals within the same industry, and
time preparing for the interview. With the right attitude
even cross-industry, are always networking with each
and approach to this situation, it will help you find the
other. Therefore, taking out negative feelings will not
positive in what seems like a step backwards. Using these
only reduce their opinion of you but can also affect the
tips and tricks will keep you from getting discouraged
remainder of your job search. In addition, many times, the
and guide you from an interview rejection to a job offer.
individual offered the job turns it down, and you just might be the next person on the list.
Prepare Yourself. Before entering into an interview, prepare yourself for all the
Assess Your Own Performance. No
possible outcomes--either a job offer
matter how perfectly your skills fit a
or rejection. This does not mean that
job opening, not communicating and
you should enter the interview with a
demonstrating your full potential on
negative attitude. Rather, be confident
an interview or through your resume
that you landed the interview as many
can prevent you from being offered the
applicants do not even make it that far.
job. Therefore always assess your own
View the entire experience as a chance
performance. Find the areas you can
to grow professionally and expand your
improve upon and develop plans to
correct these areas for the next opening. You should also take note of all the insight
Separate Your Emotions. It is easy
you gained through the process. By
to take a job rejection personally and
focusing on these lessons learned, you
feel as if you are not likeable or there
not only better yourself professionally,
is something else wrong with you. The truth is, hiring
but also personally. Job searching can be a challenge, but
managers can only give the job to one person. Therefore,
utilizing the right attitude and focusing on the experience
they are constantly turning down applicants they like or
will help you make the most of the situation and make the
who may be great for the job. When you first start your
job search, make sure to never base your self-worth on
opportunity fianances 401K benefitsWhencareer retirement the process. Business decisions are made completely you start yoursuccess next job search, or even explore ways
separate of personal interests or feelings. in your current career, use these tips to help you ment salary leadership successtodealgrow opportunity promotion 401K with any rejection you might face. Just because you staffMaintain corporation economy reputation schedule coworkers ben a Professional Attitude. Despite the results were not offered a position, does not mean all of your of your interview, make sure to always keep your efforts were a lost cause. Each experience will give you benefits employment vacation expenses market success corp career finances retirement salary labor income stress emplo success leadership happiness employment benefits 401K retir 26 FACE | JUNE 2013
By Danielle M. Dayries
Top 3 Ways to Respond After Being Rejected From a Job
insight into what you are looking for in your career and how you can better yourself. About the author: As the owner of the local résumé writing,
Review and revamp your resume’ and cover letter based on what you learned is important during the interview process.
outplacement, and career-consulting firm, DMD & Associates, Danielle works with a variety of clients, at all different levels, through every step of career management, including job search, career transition, and professional growth to assure each individual is
2. Write a Thank You letter to the hiring manager for their time and consideration.
taking the right steps to achieving success and fulfillment in his
3. Maintain connection with any professionals you
337-254-0734, and also at www.dmdcareerconsulting.com. For
met throughout the process.
career. Contact Danielle at Danielle@dmdcareerconsutling.com,
more career advice and tips, like her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DMDCareerConsulting and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CareerCoachGuru.
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FACE | SOCIAL
You Want Me to Write What?
By Caroline Barry
Though few of us will serve as CEO of a Fortune 500 or run for
Be Honest. If you don't have a lot of experience, don't exaggerate or
governor, at some point in our lives we will likely be recognized for
make things up. You may be just getting started but you've obviously
something. Often when we win an award or serve on a committee, the
done enough of something to be writing a bio in the first place. Find
most painful thing we have to do is write a biography for ourselves. It's
relevant bits of information and let them shine in their own right.
tough to sum up our histories, articulate our competence and show that we are human in 200 words or less. It's even more difficult to maintain
Consider Your Audience. No matter where your bio will be published,
objectivity without being tempted to hyperbolize. We all want to make
your audience is made up of people who relate to other people. Focus
ourselves look good!
on the qualities that make you extraordinary rather than the awards
So what if you are not a professional writer? How can you write the story
your mantle will not help people relate to you.
those qualities have helped you claim. Bragging about the trophies on
of your life so that its main character is someone we'd all like to get to know? If you write carefully and thoughtfully, the process can actually be
Use Your Voice. Even when you write your own bio, it should be written
in third person. It sounds much better and seems more natural for someone else to brag on you than for you to brag about yourself. It also
Keep it Simple. The most effective bios are understated. They rely on
helps your reader establish trust in the bio, even if they know you've
simple word choice and shy away from excessive adjectival adornment.
written it yourself.
A well-crafted bio uses content and personality rather than puffed-up biospeak to make the person in question shine. (i.e., donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go mining the
Engage an Editor. No one knows us better than we know ourselves, but
thesaurus a la Joey Tribbiani.)
we tend to see ourselves differently than a third party observer. Don't
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leave the fate of your public image to your own keyboard entirely. Call on a friend who will be honest and objective.
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What do you do? How long have you been doing what you do? Where did you go to school and what did you study? Where did you grow up and what brought you to the area you are in now? What are you known for or have a knack for? What types of problems are you good at solving? Who have you worked with? What did you do? What excites you? What can't you stop talking about? Where can you be found when you’re not working? What nonprofits do you love? Why do you love them? Have you won any awards, medals, or trophies? How do you want to be remembered?
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FACE | FAMILY
Fathers and Father-Figures
Making Unique Contributions to the Lives of Children In recent years, researchers have given well-deserved attention to the positive impact of fathers and father-figures on the development of children, wellbeing of mothers, and the resulting positive effects on men. This new interest in the beneficial aspects of father-child relationships has emerged as a result of the changing role of the father. Fathers are expected to be involved with their babies from an earlier age than in previous decades. With the changing role has come a change in the definition of the term father which not only includes biological fathers but also men who take an active role in the life of children. To the child, it is emotional paternity that matters. Mothers and fathers interact differently with their children. Fathers do not mother; they father. The manner in which mothers and fathers interact with their children is not better or worse. The interaction styles are simply different. During interactions with children, men resemble other men more than they resemble women whether or not they are biological fathers. Right from the start, men and women interact differently with children. The response of children to these different interaction styles is apparent as young as eight weeks of age. Mothers tend to pick up their babies the same way each time, in a very slow and predictable manner, whereas fathers tend to be less predictable and more stimulating. When approached by mothers, babies 30 FACE | JUNE 2013
The quality of father-child interactions has a positive effect on cognitive, emotional, and social development.
By Joslyn M. McCoy, Ph.D., BCBA-D respond by assuming a more relaxed state by settling in, partially closing their eyes, and having reduced heart rate and respiration. However, when babies are approached by fathers, they tend to be more activated. Babies raise their shoulders, widen their eyes, and have increased heart and respiratory rates. Mothers and fathers also display differences in the way they carry their babies. Mothers usually hold their babies toward the upper part of the chest near the neck as if to protect the baby from the world. Fathers often hold babies facing outward as if to communicate â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will face this world together.â&#x20AC;? These differences in interaction style continue through the toddler years and into adolescence. Children enjoy specific benefits as a result of the unique contributions made by fathers and father-figures. Researchers have identified three primary contributions made by fathers and father-figures that exert the strongest positive influence on child development. The three areas include: engagement and interaction, availability and accessibility, and responsibility for day-to-day care.
Children with frequent positive interactions with fathers and father-figures score higher on measures of intelligence, reasoning skills, and verbal abilities.
Within the area of engagement and interaction, play is the most common activity. Fathers nurture their childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development through play. Men tend to allow babies more freedom to explore which fosters a greater sense of independence. Men also engage in more stimulating physical play which sets the stage for emotional
self-control as well as recognizing the emotional cues of others. Fathers engage in practical play rather than talking about what they are doing. Fathers play with toys in unconventional ways such as putting a block on their head while making silly noises instead of stacking the blocks, and they provide a safe yet challenging field for children to explore and learn about the world while teaching respect for limits and boundaries. Availability and accessibility are demonstrated through physical and emotional presence. Physical presence includes having close proximity to the child during play and other leisure activities. Emotional presence is engaging with the child in a manner that shows the child that he is truly listening and paying attention to what appears to be important to the child at that moment. This “presence” may include intently listening to the child read a story or carefully watching the child perform a play. A father’s influence on emotional development comes through teaching and interaction. During adolescence, teenagers depend more on fathers for giving advice, sharing conversation, and just “being there.”
Responsibility for day-to-day care involves both direct and indirect care. Direct care may include helping with self-care tasks such as bathing and dressing. Indirect care is arranging childcare, talking to school teachers, or scheduling doctor appointments. These productive activities encourage a shared sense of responsibility and provide opportunities for more interaction and teaching. The quality of father-child interactions has a positive effect on cognitive, emotional, and social development. Children with frequent positive interactions with fathers and father-figures score higher on measures of intelligence, reasoning skills, and verbal abilities. They usually enjoy school and have greater academic success. Mood and behavior concerns occur less often in children who have positive male involvement. Children are better able to cope with stress, frustration, and manage impulses. Those with involved fathers take initiative and have greater selfContinue reading
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control. The positive influence of father-child relationships continue through adulthood. Young adults with nurturing fathers are more successful in their careers, have greater self-acceptance, and better overall mental health. The quality of the father-child social relationship carries over to the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s social interactions with peers and siblings. The strongest predictor of empathy in children is level and quality of paternal involvement. Father involvement, more so than mother involvement, influences childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success with peer relationships and emotion regulation. During adulthood, greater tolerance, understanding, close friendships, and successful marriages are seen in those who had positive father and father-figure presence in childhood. Mothers experience benefit as a result of father and father-figure involvement. Fathers offer support and serve as a buffer during challenging times. Mothers feel more competent and are happier when fathers and father-figures are involved in child rearing. A higher marital satisfaction and stability is reported by both men and women when the father is involved in the care of the children. Fathers and father-figures receive many benefits as a result of their involvement with children as well. Involved fathers have better self-confidence, feel more effective, have greater job stability and success, have higher satisfaction with their lives, and live longer.
"It is not flesh and blood but the heart that makes us fathers and sons." This quote by Johann Schiller beautifully captures the strong bond that occurs between not only biological fathers and their children but also between father-figures, and children. Daddy, Papa, Parrain, Uncle, and all other father-figures make unique and important contributions to the development of children. The entire family unit experiences greater satisfaction and successful long-term outcomes when positive male influence exists. It has been said that kids spell love T-I-M-E. This month and always, we express our gratitude to all fathers and father-figures for the time you give and the amazing contributions you make in the lives of children. About the author: 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 Board of Directors.
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Thank you for the laughter, For the good times that we share, Thanks for always listening, For trying to be fair. Thank you for your comfort, When things are going bad, Thank you for the shoulder, To cry on when I’m sad.
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Grace Under F ire Jan Swift
A Story of Grace, Etiquette, Purpose and Passion of a Community Leader
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"If someone has a passion for something they believe in - then itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right."
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For anyone who knows her, Jan Swift is the essence of elegance and charm. Her warm and engaging smile lights up a room, making those around her feel welcome and at ease. Jan’s gracious spirit is evident as she speaks about her life and
but quickly realized that her heart was more directed toward
her passions. Like most women, she wears many hats, but this
community and civic involvement, so she began to hone her
wife and mother of two is quick to point out that her family
skills through a series of courses called Education for Living;
is the foundational support and motivational force behind her
courses for personal and professional development that teach
people how to live their lives with effectiveness, satisfaction
Originally from Baton Rouge, Jan attended LSU and jokingly says, “I changed my major so many times, I received a degree in General Studies.” Knowing that wasn’t going to get her where she thought she wanted to be in life, she decided to go to law school. “It was the 80’s and I was one of only a few women in law school at the time. I remember it being both tough and fascinating”, Jan says. She worked her way through law school as a Senate Aid and after graduation began lobbying. Her law career began to flourish and before turning thirty, she had been appointed the 1st Under Secretary of State and later Deputy Secretary of State.
her greatest joy was working in public service, getting people who think they have nothing in common to work together and then having them realize they actually have a lot in common. It was from this that lead her to run for public office in 2007. She ran for the City Parish Council seat for District 4 (A diverse district, encompassing much of north Lafayette). While running for office, Jan remembers, “I saw an unintentional disconnect in our community… it was socially, economically and civically – there is somewhat of a divide in different areas of our community. I knew then that was going to take all of us to make our community one.” Although she lost the election in
Eventually Jan moved to Lafayette where she married her
a run-off, she feels she still has it in her heart to do some of the
husband John, and started their family. At the time, Jan was
things necessary to help bring our community together and as
traveling frequently as she coordinated and managed her law
fate would have, shortly after the election she was asked by Herb
practice. But after her children were born, being a full-time
Schilling to serve as the Executive Director of the newly formed
mom took precedence and she decided to take a break from law
Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation, a position
to focus on her family. She enjoyed this time with her young girls
she happily accepted, and to this day, proudly holds. The new
as well as having time to volunteer with various organizations.
position posed new and interesting challenges. At the time, she
During this same time, Jan’s parents became ill and the need
was the only employee of the fledgling organization and her task
to balance her time between her children and parents became
was to grow the foundation while still juggling a law practice.
extremely important to her. “I spent a lot of time on the road
“I was a 50-something year old lawyer with virtually no budget
back and forth to Baton Rouge taking care of my parents. I’m so
working with a small core group of businesses that wanted to
thankful I had the opportunity to help them during that time.”
promote a vision. In the beginning I did almost everything
As her daughters entered school, she began to practice law again
and joy… The results were evident and Jan quickly realized
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from buying stamps and providing copy paper to sharing office
that are elegant and also enriching. Through this, I have learned
space while trying to manage a law practice. It was a tough
so much, grown and changed.”
and exciting time as I struggled to promote the foundation. I began with designing a website (www.upperlafayette.com) and writing newsletters.” To network and make personal connections to grow Upper Lafayette,
A few years ago, Jan was asked to be a spokesperson for the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco Free Living. Her commitment to civic duty and her personal ties stemming from her
she joined the Lafayette Chamber of
parent’s past health issues made
Commerce and was elected to the
it an easy decision. “Far too many
executive committee that same year.
people don’t seem to value their
She became very involved with the
health here in Louisiana. With very
Chamber which she recommends for
high incidence of cancer, heart
all business people, especially young
disease and diabetes, smoking
women. She believes that there is so
and unhealthy lifestyles link these
diseases. Our people deserve better.
Chamber of Commerce. “I joined the Chamber so that I could meet the people I needed to know to do my job with Upper Lafayette, and I got so much more back. Everybody I needed to connect with was there. If they weren’t there then it was
Tobacco Free Living was a ready fit for me… “I feel really strongly about this, and not to push it on others, but I don’t want to go through what my parents went through. I lived it with my parents, and I don’t want to go through it.”
easy to make necessary connections
And as if that’s not enough for
through other chamber members.
any person, Jan recently became
Upper Lafayette is better because we are a member of the chamber.”
involved in the formation of a new business, “Grace Notes, LLC.” You may recognize her regular feature here in FACE Magazine. Grace Notes grew from a simple oversight, a little
Understanding the importance of constant communication to keep the community informed, in 2009, Jan began Upper Lafayette on the Move. “I woke up one morning and decided to do a TV show on Acadiana Open Channel. I interview community leaders, officials, or anyone who is fascinating and has something to share. My TV show is usually last-minute when I invite people. It’s about what is on my mind and doesn’t always have to do with Upper Lafayette. I want people to smile when they think about Upper Lafayette, so I try to do things 40 FACE | JUNE 2013
embarrassment, and a need for improvement. Jan and John had been invited to a political event. John asked if he needed to wear a sports coat. Jan was dressed in professional attire, but given the time of day and without checking the invitation, she told John it wasn’t necessary. They arrived at the function to find the other guests “dressed to the max” and as Jan explains, “People didn’t care, but my husband and I were not dressed appropriately for Continue reading
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"We need to set good examples for our children by our actions, not perpetuating the negative, but be living examples for positive and good things."
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the occasion because I hadn’t read the invitation carefully
your heart, it’s probably a good indication that God gave you
enough.” After this particular incident, I was so upset about
my faux pas that I called Lynley Jones, someone I knew from
Jan states, “All that I do is what I love.” Her advice?
Asbury Church where she’s the children’s program director.
“If someone has a passion for something they believe in
I knew she was an etiquette specialist.
- then it’s right. If they listen to
I asked her to be on the show to talk
their heart, I feel very confident
about business etiquette and during
that God has either touched them,
that thirty minute show, we decided to
or whatever higher power they
create a business and before we knew
believe in, and we are here to
it, Grace Notes was formed.”
make a difference. It's not going to happen by just talking about it.
Grace Notes, LLC offers classes and
You have to show up and you have
seminars. “Lynley is really the expert,
and I’m more the behind-the-scenes
Jan’s professional side is quite
person. It’s so much fun working with
impressive and her accomplishments
Lynley; we laugh and have a good time. Not surprisingly, in 2011, Jan’s non-
her caring tone, her genuine interest,
stop work schedule and extreme
and the ever-apparent grace that is
stress began to take its toll and she
most impressive. “We need to set
became ill losing her voice for almost a
good examples for our children by
year, so in an effort to better balance her
our actions, not perpetuating the
family life, responsibilities with Upper
negative, but be living examples for
Lafayette, the Chamber of Commerce
positive and good things, and to see
and Grace Notes, she decided to give
others as they are. Love people for
up her law practice. It wasn’t long
who they are. Teach our girls to
before she was able to prioritize her
be comfortable in their own skins;
commitments and responsibilities and
teach them to be who they are.
find a healthy balance.
Be honest and vulnerable. People
She’s a confident woman who knows herself well. She knows
will be most comfortable with the
firsthand that real success is not a big house and a big car, or
authentic you. When you are relaxed, you put others at ease
the right friends, or the right clothes. It’s about being who
and they feel more comfortable with themselves.”
you are because if you are really comfortable in your own skin, you can do anything! Be the best friend you can be, or the best loving mom. “What if we were all doing what everyone else thought we should be doing? If you follow
are well-noted and admired, but it’s
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Junior League of Lafayette – Committed to Community The Junior League of Lafayette
Association and is an active member
hosted its Annual Meeting on May
of St. Mary’s Church.
14, 2013 at City Club in Lafayette, to celebrate the conclusion of another
Additional awards were presented to
successful year. Alison Howard,
Katherine McCormick as Active Member
2012-2013 Junior League President,
of the Year for her time commitment
“passed the gavel” to incoming
to the League and for her organization
President Shannon Dartez.
of the Tinsels & Treasures Event. Paige Capell was named Provisional member
During the dinner, the Junior League
of the Year for her organization of a
of Lafayette welcomed 36 new, active
Christmas party for the Children’s
members who have successfully completed a year of leadership
Shannon Dartez will serve as the 2013-
training, education on Junior League’s
2014 President. She will lead the Board
involvement in the community,
of Directors and over 550 members
as well as the mission, history
to continue to effectively serve the
and legacy of the Junior League.
community in positions ranging from
Also introduced were 40 incoming
non-profit board members to effective
provisional members who will receive
front-line service volunteers, all while
the same training this year.
training volunteers for civic and community leadership.
Mrs. Linda Alesi was also honored as 2012-2013 Sustainer of the Year. Alesi has been a member of the
Other Leadership Representatives include the following:
Junior League for 30 years and was an active member for 10 years. She
President-Elect: Tracy Ralston
taught in the public school system in
Chief Financial Officer: Dawn Alexander
Lafayette Parish, but spent the last
Secretary: Robin Jones Magee
20 years of her career teaching in
Sustaining Advisor: Molly Kallenberger
the Genesis program, an alternative program for adolescent pregnant
Director-at-Large: Danielle Claiborne Director-at-Large: Karen Gambel
girls. She has served with countless
Director-at-Large: Karen King
organizations in the community over
Board Member: Julie Broussard
the years, including the Friends of the
Board Member: Jeanette Chauvin
Humanities, the Woman’s Foundation,
Board Member: Mary Courville
Theresians International, the
Board Member: Lesley Maxwell
Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners
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Shelter. Hope Hebert was awarded the highest distinction with the Presidential Award for leading the charge to build a playground in Mouton Park in honor of the League’s 55th year anniversary. Established in 1957, the Junior League of Lafayette is an organization of over 550 women who are committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information about the Junior League of Lafayette and its community service programs, please call (337) 988-2739 or visit www.juniorleagueoflafayette.com.
Do You Know a Woman of Excellence? Nominate Her Today! The purpose of the 19th Annual Women of Excellence
3. Submit nominations to:
Awards, presented by the Lafayette Commission on the
Lafayette Commission on the Needs of Women
Needs of Women, is to honor women who have accomplished
Attn: Women of Excellence Award Nominations
the goal of improving the opportunities and lives of women
PO Box 52082, Lafayette, LA 70505
and their families and therefore had a positive impact on our community. Nominations are encouraged from any individual within the eight parishes of Acadiana. Honorees will be recognized during the Women of Excellence Awards Ceremony to be held on Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Frem Boustany Convention Center.
of Excellence Award: 1. Download the nomination form from www.lafayettela.gov/ 2. Complete the nomination form in detail.
Former nominees are eligible, former winners are prohibited from being nominated again. All nominations must be received by Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by
If you would like to nominate someone for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Women
Or Fax (337) 291-5459 or email to:email@example.com
5:00pm. Late nominations will not be accepted. For additional information on the Women of Excellence Awards or the Lafayette Commission on the Needs of Women, please contact Brenda Andrus, at (337) 258-1666 or Sharon Wright at (337) 896-3237.
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The Swimsuit Issue You can say, “My worth is a given. Nothing can take that away. Not even a swimsuit!”
that had discretely hidden under my winter skirts. I saw a new roll of tummy that wasn’t there last year. Are you with me? I don’t have to belabor this. I know you all know what I’m talking about. So, why is it that something that could be so pleasurable (i.e., shopping for vacation) turns out to be so painful?
The culprit is our Inner Critic. At the heart of our body insecurities is a negative internal voice that tells us how we should look. The problem is that it’s not a caring part of our selves. In fact, it’s destructive. The Inner Critic backs every should it delivers with emotional pain. Put on a few pounds? Let’s talk about the swimsuit issue. No, not that one! I mean the internal psychological turmoil that arises at this time of year. Because here it is again—swimsuit
The Inner Critic says, “You’re so fat!” Added a few wrinkles? The Inner Critic says, “You look ancient.” Developed a bit of cellulite? Your Inner Critic says, “That's gross!”
season! And with this season comes a particularly painful experience—body insecurities. I did it. I went swimsuit shopping. I’ve gained wisdom over the years. I didn’t even bother to look at the bikini racks; nor even the two-piece options. I veered straight toward the one-piece suits. I chose three or four possibilities, then plunged bravely into the dressing room. Eek! What a process! I saw cellulite
The secret to getting free from your Inner Critic's effects is to buy out of believing it.
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Although each criticism contains different words, each carries the underlying message, “You are defective.” The Inner Critic then brings up proof of your flaws: perhaps a large nose, imperfect skin, or being over- or underweight. I think you’re gathering that your Inner Critic is in no sense a benevolent figure. In fact, it is the source of most of the psychological pain you experience. Take heart, though. You do not have to be in the grip of this negative part of yourself. You can disarm it. You might be tempted to think that a good way to disarm it is to argue with it or perhaps try to shut it up. Years of experience show
By Kathryn Elliott, Ph.D., LPC-S, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
that neither of these methods works very well. The secret to getting free from your Inner Critic's effects is to buy out of believing it. My husband, James Elliott, spent the 40 years of his career as a psychologist in developing dozens of skills for doing just that. He gathered those skills in our book, Disarming Your Inner Critic. When you buy out of your Inner Critic's messages you gain profound psychological benefits: you will begin to accept your humanness. You will reduce your inner conflict and turmoil. What’s more you will be able to access and deploy the resources, talents, and vitality of your natural self. Now, let’s go back to the dressing room. Sure, your Inner Critic is there trying to tear you down. But, you no longer have to believe it. You can say, “My worth is a given. Nothing can take that away. Not even a swimsuit!” I did weather that shopping trip. I experienced inner freedom. I stopped believing my Inner Critic's negative messages about my imperfections. And I did find the most wonderful swimsuit. Here’s wishing you inner freedom, along with a most wonderful swimsuit and a blissful summer!
About the author: Kathryn Elliott, Ph.D., is Director of Anthetic Psychology Center. She is co-author with James Elliott of Disarming Your Inner Critic. She
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Keep Off the Grass Most people think that women invented the rules of
men who have good manners. When a man treats others
etiquette. Women are typically the enforcers of these
with respect, his image shines in their eyes.”
types of things, and we typically want to instill proper behavioral rules in our children’s repertoire of tricks. But, did you know that the word etiquette originated from a man? Louis XIV's gardener! Etiquette originally meant “Keep off the grass.” When Louis XIV’s gardener at Versailles discovered that the aristocrats were trampling through the palace gardens that he had painstakingly maintained, he put up signs, or ‘etiquets’, to warn them off. Lo and behold, dukes and duchesses walked right past the signs anyway. Finally, the King himself decreed that no one was to go beyond the bounds of the etiquets. While breaches of today’s etiquette rules mean that you may be shunned by your friends and colleagues, in the day of Louis XIV, you may have been beheaded for disregarding the rules of the palace. Ouch!!
According to Post, there are three top issues for today’s everyday man where etiquette is concerned:
Bad Habits. Some of the things men do are just plain
gross! In Post’s 2011 Etiquette Institute survey, seven of men’s key behaviors were considered to be “bad.” Top
of the bad habit list is “adjusting.” You know what we’re talking about! Nose picking, spitting, smoking/chewing tobacco, sloppy dressing, and wearing a hat where they shouldn’t, round out the list.
Making a Mess and Not Helping to Clean Up. Really, what more can we say? Wet towels on the bed, dirty clothes on the floor, dirty dishes in the sink, etc., all drive women nuts.
The meaning of the word ‘etiquet’ was later expanded to
Acting in a Superior Manner. As much as some men
include the ticket to court functions that listed the rules
would like to believe they are the center of a woman’s
of where to stand and what to do. Rules of etiquette!
universe, they’re not. According to the survey, “if it’s not
In the spirit of Louis XIV’s gardener, our first President, George Washington, took his first steps toward greatness by copying out, by hand, a list of 110 'Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation.' Based upon on a 16th-century set of rules compiled for young
important to them [men], then it’s not important period.” This is annoying. Also included were the negative habits of: dominating conversations; talking to women as though they were inferior; failing to ask for help; and failing to admit when they’re wrong.
men by Jesuit instructors, the Rules of Civility were one
Not making the top three, but also important to women
of the earliest and most powerful forces to shape our
was the issue of grooming. Clean hair and nails are a
country’s first president, according to historian Richard
must! An abundance of ear and nose hair is especially
Brookhiser. This treatise is a true classic that you can
noticeable to women! Swearing like a sailor can also be a
download online at no cost for an interesting read.
sign that you are lacking in manners. Be careful to choose
Today’s men may need a gentle nudge to remember polite rules of society. Peter Post, descendent of the etiquette standards icon Emily Post, writes regarding issues that are of concern to today’s man. Post says in his book Essential Manners for Men, “Women want men to treat them with respect, and they notice and value
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your words so that they don’t offend listeners. Granted, some of the etiquette rules for men may seem contrary or silly, but that’s not a good reason for ignoring them. For example, the rule says that a man follows behind a lady up the stairs and in front of her on the way down. Why? In case she falls, of course. That way, the
By Lynley Jones and Jan Swift
man becomes her “cushion” if she were to slip and fall on
you”, and are simply polite and chivalrous, are ideal men.
the stairs. On an escalator, men and women can ride side-
These behaviors are the mark of a man who is aware and
by-side, as there is little likely hood of her slipping on the
respectful of the people around him.
With Father’s Day being celebrated in June, it is a good
"Did you know that the word etiquette originated from a man? Louis XIV's gardener!"
time to celebrate the chivalrous men in our lives and to give thanks for the many wonderful ways in which they touch our lives. Happy Father’s Day from Grace Notes!
About the authors: Lynley Jones and Jan Swift are Fortunately, most men do excel in areas of etiquette.
partners in Grace Notes, LLC, an etiquette endeavor
Holding coats, elevators, doors, and chairs for women top
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the list for good behavior. Men who carry packages and
heavy items, are careful to make introductions, walk beside a woman and not ahead of her, say “please” and “thank
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Would You Wear Glass? There’s been a growing amount of hype surrounding the futuristic gadget known as Google Glass. In early 2012, we began to hear rumors that Google was working on a wearable device that allows you to search the web, take pictures, video and navigate on-the-go and virtually handsfree. This technology was to come to us in the form of spectacle frames that provides a holographic display that not only refrains from obstructing normal vision, but also aids us in everyday tasks. As the months went by, it was clear that this was not only true, but Google was closer to achieving this goal than anyone would anticipate. Scheduled to release in
By Flint Zerangue, Jr.
early 2014, Glass is certainly going to change the way some of us go about our daily routines, much like smart phones did earlier this millennium. Glass could realistically revolutionize the way we perform our lives. Activated by simple voice commands, one can get directions to a specific retailer or record our children during special moments in time, and even allow you to host video conferences in which your clients can view what you are viewing -if you choose. “It will surely revolutionize the way you use technology for personal benefit,” says Technorati.com’s Jason Davis. There are many more functions of Glass but all of these are
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examples of things that embrace convenience and functionality which is the core of Google’s investment. In fact, Google is so confident in Glass’ functionality that the company is giving away the first eight thousand frames to individuals who come up with the most unique ways to use Glass. While the news of Glass actually coming to fruition and integrating with the public is very exciting, it’s easy to mask some of the major concerns surrounding the product. Coming in at a pricy $1500, those who own the spectacles will want the freedom to use them anywhere they chose and here is where we run into controversy. Detractors of the device warn that Glass will make privacy impossible and they have a strong argument. The capabilities of Glass may infringe upon the rights of those who don’t want to be involuntarily videoed, photographed, or recorded. Some say that the device may also promote a sense of alienation between those who can afford the product and those who can’t. “Google Glass isn’t even for sale yet, but it’s already facing
backlash,” says Steven Henn of NPR.org. Some establishments like nightclubs, art galleries, and movie theaters have already begun banning Glass. There are even some claims that a device like Glass could give detailed, traceable data to parties in which the user is not willing to share, but is any of this any different from the arguments that were made about the smart phones we carry now? Chris Taylor, a senior reporter for the tech news site Mashable.com writes, “Current smart phones are just as capable as Google Glass at recording images and sound surreptitiously,” and compared fears of the new gadget to those he got when he first took an iPod on a plane in 2003. It’s an argument in which both sides have valid points, however, the real question should be, “Would you wear Glass?” Whether you like it or not, Google Glass will be coming to a retailer near you and I suspect it’s going to be trendy to have, like iPhones, iPods, and iPads. Glass is going to revolutionize the way we live our personal lives and the way we conduct business.
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Must-Have to Add to Your Backyard This Summer (BPT) - Is your backyard ready for bliss this summer? You probably look forward to spending as much time outdoors as possible during warmer months. But do you really have everything you need to ensure you can enjoy your outdoor living space from dawn to dusk - and beyond? Here are three must-have backyard features that can keep your outdoor time comfortable, enjoyable and luxurious, no matter the time of day or night:
Lighting You don't go to bed when the sun goes down, and your outdoor fun doesn't have to end when night arrives. Strategically placed lighting can help keep your outdoor living space safe and inviting well into the evening. When choosing lights for your backyard, deck or patio, choose options specifically designed for outdoor use. Indoor lights can't hold up to the weather outdoors, and could pose a safety risk.
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"...outdoor fun doesn't have to end when night arrives."
The American Lighting Association recommends using lowvoltage mini lights, concealed in trees, under steps, railings or benches to light decks, porches and patios. You can also install spotlights in nearby trees and point the illumination toward your outdoor living space. Solar lights are also a great option for outdoors, since they cost nothing to operate and create a softer light than traditional electric bulbs.
Mosquito CONTROL In many areas of the country, the arrival of warm weather also means it's mosquito season. The biting insects are more than just a nuisance; they're also a health risk since they can spread West Nile virus, an infection that can cause serious, life-altering disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Forty-eight states reported more than 5,000 cases of West Nile in 2012, the CDC reports. Since you live in an area with a significant mosquito problem, it may be a good idea to invest in mosquito control. Options range from barrier spray mists that are odorless and safe for children and pets; to traps that convert propane into carbon dioxide, heat and moisture to mimic a human presence, luring, capturing and controlling mosquitoes. The first-ever wireless enabled trap allows you to receive a text message or email alerting you when the trap needs maintenance. The trap, which services an acre of ground, should be placed between living spaces and mosquito breeding spots like standing water or bushes, and at least 30 to 40 feet away from peopled areas.
Fire Pit Even on hot summer nights there's something enchanting about a fire pit in your outdoor environment. Whether you opt to have something built in to your patio or deck, or purchase something portable from your local garden or home improvement store, a fire pit or chiminea can add both ambiance and warmth to your outdoor environment. You can find a size and style to fit your outdoor design and needs, whether you choose a ceramic chiminea for roasting marshmallows or a large, hand-hammered copper fire pit tub to create warmth and ambiance. When choosing a fire element for your backyard, keep in mind the importance of scale. Your fire pit should be big enough to provide heat, light and ambiance, but not so large it overwhelms the space. Keep flames away from combustible surfaces, like furniture or stored wood, and never leave your fire unattended, especially when there are small children or animals around. Finally, make sure you always have a fire extinguisher on hand when using a fire pit, and follow the manufacturer's directions for use. Your outdoor fun can go all day long - and well into the night - when you prep your backyard with the right tools and features to maximize comfort and enjoyment.
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Brunettes of Summer By Betsy Guidry Do blondes really have more fun? This summer, there is an increasing number of women who are stepping outside the norm of “going blonde.” Instead, many women are keeping their natural, dark locks and others are even choosing to become bold brunettes for the summer by trading in their natural, lighter strands for a darker hue. Being brunette does not have to be boring any longer! For years, as winter changed into spring and spring into summer, women consistently lightened their hair to give the appearance of hair color bleached by the sun, mirroring days spent at the beach. As summer passed into fall, and fall into winter, women then started trading in the blonde and honey highlights for caramel and chocolate lowlights, corresponding to the absence of the sun’s warm rays. Summer 2013 has a new trend. Think natural shades of brown kicked up a notch or even two! If you are blonde and looking for a subtle look, a great option is to go one to two shades darker than your current hair color. If you are a natural brunette and would still like to see a small change, you can go one to two shades lighter or darker than your current color to enhance it. Looking for a big, bold change? You have many options with the endless amount of warm and cool tones of brunette shades. Great choices for cooler skin tones are sable and walnut browns; as well as light, medium, and dark ash browns. Dark chocolate, chestnut brown, and red and copper browns work really well for women with warmer skin tones. All shades of brunette colors can be very high-shine in appearance and create a nice, healthy overall look. They can also be much easier to maintain, thus reducing your visits to the salon compared to the number of visits it would take to create and maintain a blonde head of hair.
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Wondering how you might feel as a brunette versus a blonde? Take it from two women who have made the blonde-to-brunette switch: Dodie Touchet, who works in Cosmetics at LaMarquise describes herself, while as a blonde, as a “sun-worshipper and sociable, with an edgy wardrobe” where as a brunette, she describes herself as feeling “sassy and sophisticated.” Also, as a brunette, Dodie feels that people take her seriously and seem to approach her in a different way than as a blonde. For makeup, Dodie prefers deeper colors that complement her eyes as a blonde, and as a brunette, “Makeup became fun! I was able to be a little more dramatic.” Dodie shares, “I love bold eyes which look great as a blonde or a brunette, but I can go even bolder as a brunette.” Assistant Operations Manager at LaMarquise, Kelsey Lauchner, found when it came to wardrobe and style, “I leaned more toward reds and blacks when I was a blonde. As a brunette, I actually found that I wasn’t as creative with my clothes and I would stick to what felt safe.” Kelsey also shared that she felt fun, adventurous, and creative as a blonde, versus feeling natural, serious, and mysterious as a brunette. 54 FACE | JUNE 2013
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Being a brunette didn’t necessarily change Kelsey’s social life, “But people would take me more seriously with brown hair and they were less questioning if it was natural or not.” Not sure if you can or want to commit to the “Summer Brunette” look? Go “Bronde!” Bronde is a trend, that surfaced several years ago that is a happy median between brunette and blonde. You can have darker locks, while still holding onto accents of the sun-kissed glow you love--looking like you’ve spent your summer in the sand and sun. “Bronde” can be flattering for all ages and hair lengths and provides many different options for color placement, allowing your look to be fun and unique. It is also a really great alternative for those of you who want to experience a trendy change for your hair color this summer without it being too drastic or unnatural. So whether you choose to go brunette, blonde, or bronde, be prepared to possibly change up your makeup and wardrobe when making the switch. When moving from one hair color shade to another, align your makeup palette and clothing color choices to complement and enhance your new color so that you look and feel your best. And who knows, you may also find a new personality emerge as you debut your new color—essentially revealing a brand new you and a summer of fun!
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Southern Marsh is quickly becoming a staple in Acadiana. Known for its unique and timeless style, find his hew favorite line at Brother’s.
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Known as a low maintenance, lightweight fabric, seersucker from Brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s makes a classic statement in the South during the hot summer months.
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Stay sexy on the course with Trina Turk black and white Corbin shorts and contrasting Piping Hot Ellis top. Complete the look with VSA San Benito oval charm necklace and crystal cross earrings.
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Stay cute and casual sporting tan Cady Cuff shorts, almond cream Piper top, and sandals by Alice and Olivia. Accessorize simply with La Bella Vita earrings and gold cross bracelet.
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The superior fit and classic design of Southern Tide from Brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s are perfect for him while on the golf course this summer.
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Keep Dad relaxed and comfortable while still in style in Tommy Bahama from Brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.
Wind down in comfort with denim Jimmy shorts by Paige, tank by La Made, aqua Bella cardigan and Stella wedges by Alice and Olivia. Accessorize with a cross body bag by Mar Y Sol handmade in Madagascar, San Benito oval charm necklace and crystal cross earrings by VSA.
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Printed pants are big trend this summer and well into fall! Wear them now with wedges and a pop color cardigan and in the fall with a chunky sweater and boots! Black and white damask printed CJ Jeans and are the most comfortable jeans you will ever put on, and they don't stretch out!
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ds Men's Fashion Tren agger with Sw das of By Tracee Dun
Fashion provided by Luca Falcone, www.lfsuits.com. Photo by Gustavo Escanelle
Bold colors, skinny jeans and mixed patterns aren’t fashion trends that will only be worn by women this summer. Brace yourself, but many Southern gents are embracing fashions that have a modern edge which sets them apart from the 'Average Joe'. Gone are the days of stuffy shirts and bland colors. Say hello to styles that scream what-the-hell attitude and bring the wow factor to your summer wardrobe.
Well Suited For the conservative Southern gent that still
So in a bid to help bring a little swagger to the
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menswear trends that were spotted on the runway
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Making a Big Splash Sure, there may be comfort in those old board
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shorts, but that was so last summer! Go for a daring pattern, a slightly shorter length and a closer fit. Works great in the pool and out.
No Pants Required
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The suit short can be seen in many designer
collections this summer. The dressed-up short
or vacationing in Bermuda. It’s the answer
trend is a great look for pool-side cocktail parties to keeping cool and adding a dressier look to casual clothing. Fashion provided by Studio M, Lafayette. Photo by Gustavo Escanelle
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Pop of Color There’s no doubt that summer is the best time to rock color. Make a bold statement by adding
a pop of color to your wardrobe with colored jeans or more subtly in shoes, tops, and accessories. Fashion provided by Rubenstein, New Orleans. Photo by Gustavo Escanelle
Modern Twist Pay homage to The Great Gatsby style this summer with a linen suit in white, khaki, or seersucker; styled with a modern flare that will have everyone taking note.
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 provided by Dillard’s. Photo by Gustavo Escanelle
“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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