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INSIDE THE ISSUE NOVEMBER 2012 60 | THE FACE LESLIE JACOBS STE MARIE A huge heart, a defining moment as a child, and a fierce determination has kept Leslie Jacobs Ste Marie on a dedicated path to help children build their self-esteem and overcome fears. 06 | PUBLISHER’S LETTER 08 | AROUND TOWN 10 | COMMUNITY MATTERS 12 | HEALTH MATTERS 18 | LAFAYETTE LIFE 20 | YOUR CAREER 22 | EAT WELL 25 | STAY FIT 26 | GRACE NOTES 30 | OF BEAUTY 34 | HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 42 | HOME 48 | STYLE 50 | FASHION 4 FACE | NOVEMBER 2012
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PUBLISHER’s Desk | FLINT ZERANGUE
Wow, the 2012 Holiday Season is officially here
Remember to take care of yourself. Spend some
and once again I find myself amazed at how fast
quiet time, reflect on the good things in your life,
the year seems to have flown by. I love the change
drink a cup of hot cocoa (or whatever relaxes you)
of seasons (especially the transition from summer
and enjoy the season.
to fall), the beginning of the holiday season, the anticipation of large family gatherings, watching the excitement of the children and eating lots of great meals that have become holiday traditions. I am extremely thankful and lucky to have a great family and close group of friends with whom to
Finally, I’d like to say thank you! Thank you to our dedicated readers and thank you to our loyal advertisers. Without you, we would be an empty page. From everyone here at FACE, have a wonderful
share this magical time of the year.
However, for many people, the holiday season can
All the best,
be a time of tremendous stress, anxiety and even
depression. So as you stop to give thanks, take a moment to reach out to those in need. It does not need to be financially, a simple card or phone call can make a world of difference in someone’s life.
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LAFAYETTE NOVEMBER • Nov 1 Community Foundation of Acadiana’s second annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon • Nov 2–17 Caberet the Musical, Cite Des Arts • Nov 4 Bark in the Park, Girard Park • Nov 6 Fine Religious Porcelain Art Exhibit by Ms. Jo Anne Butler • Nov 7 Titanic the Musical, Heymann Center • Nov 8 Rhythms on the River – Chee Weez • Nov 9 Bach Lunch – Rue Boogaloo Downtown Alive – Nik-L Beer Flannery O’Connor Symposium • Nov 10 ArtWalk, Downtown Lafayette Cirque de la Symphonie, Heymann Center • Nov 15 Children’s Shelter’s Bid on a Bachelorette, Scandals Nightclub Palates and Pate’, The Victorian • Nov 16 Downtown Alive – Amanda Shaw & the Cute Boys; Hampton Toyota Car Giveaway Southern Screen Film Festival • Nov 17 American Heart Association’s Heart Walk Sugar Jam Concert Series with Eric Lindell • Nov 21 Camellia Crossing 5k Run & Fun Run Geno Delofose Celebrates Thanksgiving, Vermilionville • Nov 22 THANKSGIVING DAY • Nov 24 Movies in the Parc – National Lampoons Christmas Vacation • Nov 30 Candy Cane Gala, Children’s Museum MDA’s Talk of the Town Gala • Nov 30 Zoo of Acadiana Presents: Safari of Lights (Ends Dec 30)
• Dec 1–23 Noel Acadien au Village • Dec 2 Sonic Christmas Parade
• Dec 7–10 Singing Christmas Tree • Dec 7 Merry Marketplace Shopping Event • Dec 13 Acadiana Symphony Orchestra presents:
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ACADIANA Iberia Parish
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Craft & Vendor Holiday Fair
• Nov 13
Building Winning Businesses: “Leading with Power”
• Nov 16–18 El Festival Espanol de Nuevo Sounds of the Season with Acadiana Symphony Orchestra
• Nov 26
Victorian Christmas at the Joseph Jefferson Home (Ends Dec 31)
• Nov 27
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FACE | COMMUNITY MATTERS
Acadiana Food Circle
By Megan Romer
It’s a hot Wednesday afternoon, and in the small shaded gallery in front of an old warehouse building, a half-dozen tables are stretched out. At one end, a white-coated young chef pores over peppers and eggplants calculating out loud how many he’ll need for 30 servings of ratatouille. At the other end, a young couple in cutoff jeans buy a flat of kale and collard starts from a man with an “Eat Local” t-shirt who also offers them advice on watering and fertilizing. In the middle, a soccer mom softly squeezes loaves of sourdough and multigrain bread while telling the baker how surprised she was at how fast her kids went through it last week. Here at the Freetown Farmer’s Market in Lafayette, consumers and producers are taking part in a growing international trend of connecting directly with each other, without middlemen.
Among the AFC’s major projects is the ever growing Acadiana Food Directory, which seeks to comprehensively list every open-to-the-public food
“Eating local is about a continuum of what we put in our bodies and surround ourselves with, thus the name Acadiana Food Circle.”
producer in a 22-parish region, as well as restaurants that use local ingredients. It’s an invaluable handbook for anyone looking to increase their local food consumption. Listings include area farmers’ markets, grocery stores, U-Pick orchards, eateries, fruit and vegetable farms, meat, egg, dairy, and honey producers, and artisans making everything from baked goods to cheese to jams to locally-roasted coffee. It also provides gardening tips and a hefty list of which vegetables come into season and when.
It’s these connections that the Acadiana Food Circle is seeking to help make. The directors of this fledgling nonprofit (founded in 2011) are excited about food, and they want you to be too. “Eating local is important; it’s about getting back to our roots, enjoying whole foods and appreciating the people that work hard to produce them,” says AFC Director and founder Tyler Thigpen. “Eating local is about a continuum of what we put in our bodies and surround ourselves with, thus the name Acadiana Food Circle.” 10 FACE | NOVEMBER 2012
Local foods are hardly a new concept in Acadiana, a region known more for its food than perhaps any other aspect of culture, even music (ask anyone from Massapequa or Duluth to name a few Cajun or Zydeco bands, and they likely couldn’t, but they almost certainly could name a few Cajun or Creole dishes).
There are few experiences more tantalizing than flipping through the recipe files and marked-up cookbooks of our great-grandparents and nowhere more so than in Southwest Louisiana. There’s much to be learned from turnof-the-century maw-maws who took notes while they cooked up their Lenten gumbo z’herbes and smothered a seven steak while their male counterparts ground and mixed their own boudin and tamed gamey squirrel meat into a tender fricassee over an outdoor fire. Sadly, though, the industrialization of America’s food supplies has taken a toll on these traditional food ways, and subsequently, on the health of the community, both literally and culturally. Maw-maw’s recipes, by necessity, had to be made from things that could be grown in the garden, raised in the barn, fished from the bayous, or hunted in the woods. Were you to head to the nearest Acadiana supermarket armed with a copy of her jambalaya recette, you’d be hard-pressed to find even half of your ingredients grown or made by Louisiana producers. Even the Cajun trinity will have you stumped if your store, like most, is fully stocked with onions from California, celery from Mexico, and bell peppers from Chile. Maw-maw wouldn’t recognize the tasteless chickens come from massive meat-packing operations in Arkansas, and the poor gal would be horrified to discover that the majority of the crawfish tails sold at retail are from China. Local rice and local sausage are still available, but even they increasingly share shelf space with options from farther afield. “My grandparents were cattle farmers and my father worked as a hog farmer for a short while and I saw the work
ethic and passion it required to live that way. I see it in everyone in the Acadiana Food Circle directory. When people are passionate about their career, they produce a better product. Since the industrial revolution, humans have started mass producing foods and we’ve become so removed from how and where they are made. From this ignorance comes food-borne illnesses and related diseases, huge environmental impacts, and a loss of revenue that could potentially stay in our community and help our neighbors and family members. As an aside, food just tastes better when it’s fresh and local,” says Thigpen.
And, indeed, AFC’s efforts are not going unnoticed, and word is spreading fast. Through their outreach programs, such as an October Food Day event co-hosted with Great Harvest Bread Company, the Fresh and Local Fashion Show that took place in April at the Blue Moon Saloon, and a Sunday Brunch and Market collaboration with Jolie’s Louisiana Bistro in June, their numbers are growing and both consumers and producers are seeing the benefits. Seeking to make eating locally a joyful experience is part of their success. Thigpen explains: “Initially, [eating locally] can seem daunting, but it is actually so much
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easier than going grocery shopping at a store. While we would like to be, we are not purists....everything we put in our body is not local, but the more people that support the producers of Acadiana, the more options we will have and the easier it will be to buy local meat, produce, and artisanal foods.” About the author: Megan Romer is a Lafayette-based writer who specializes in the good things in life: music, books, art, food, travel, and family. Her work has appeared in both print and online outlets, and you can find her regularly at About.com, where she is the Guide to World Music (http://worldmusic. about.com).
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FACE | HEALTH MATTERS
Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Tips: Holidays ‘Tis the season to be happy. Or is it? While those facing Alzheimer’s disease or a related illness in their family might question the sentiment, experts say that it is possible to not only keep the cheer in the holidays, but also to savor them. Here’s how: Communicate concerns. In advance of the holidays, be candid with family and friends about your loved one’s condition and your concerns, and enlist their support. In cases where resentment brews because one family member assumes the primary caregiving role, use this season of giving as an opportunity to discuss sharing family responsibilities and to strive for family togetherness. Set realistic expectations. Consider both what the individual with dementia is capable of and what you, as a caregiver, can handle given your demanding role. Then, put celebrations into manageable proportions. This can help decrease stress and head off feelings of depression that stem from unrealistic expectations, both for you and your loved one. Select appropriate activities. Be mindful of the individual’s current mental condition and do special things that they can still appreciate. Engage your loved one in singing and dancing since these abilities tend to remain intact longer. Involve them in some rituals—whether it is lighting the menorah, decorating the tree
or baking cookies. Try to spark memories by bringing out family photographs or heirlooms. But do not demand mental performance by asking them to name people, places or other facts. Rather, help stimulate memories by offering descriptions as you present each object. Pare down traditions. With roundthe-clock caregiving, it may not be feasible to juggle all of your religious and ethnic observances. You can still keep traditions alive; just reduce their number to avoid feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. Ask your loved one which traditions to choose; it is another way to involve them. Even though they may not recall later on, making the effort reinforces the fact that you care what is important to them and will make you feel better as a caregiver. Adapt family gatherings. Since crowds, noise and altering routines can aggravate confusion and other behavioral problems, revising your get-togethers may be in order. For example, instead of entertaining the whole clan, limit the number of attendees at a holiday dinner or spread out several smaller gatherings on different days. Mark a calendar with upcoming visits to make your loved one feel special. Stick with familiar settings. Because new environments can increase disorientation and pose safety concerns,
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discard restaurants or relatives’ houses in favor of your own home. Likewise, if Mass is still important to your loved one, consider how they can participate. For example, take your loved one to an earlier, less crowded service; if they can not leave their home structure, watch a Mass on TV or ask clergy to make a house call. Head off problems. Avoid alcohol, which may cause depression, increase the risk of falls and add to the loss of brain cells. Try to schedule holiday activities or visits earlier in the day before the potential
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for sundowning—behavioral problems that typically occur toward dusk among those in the middle stages of dementia. And, in preparing for holiday celebrations, do not re-arrange furniture or create obstaclesboth are accidents waiting to happen. Limit holiday decorations. Decorations can still adorn your home, but in moderation. Hang cheerful ones that recall memories and family traditions. Do not overdo the ornaments on a Christmas tree. Remember that hauling out a lifetime of garlands, religious items and wall decorations can clause clutter and over stimulation, which can intensify disorientation and agitation. Ensure, even more than usual, that decorations do not block pathways or pose potential fire hazards. Re-think gift giving. Devise ways to include your loved one, depending on their capabilities. You might take them to a store to buy presents, and offer extra guidance. Or, you can buy the gifts for them and wrap them together since many
individuals with dementia like handling paper. In giving presents, pick ones appropriate for someone with the disease. Instead of something material, try things that are simple, personal and sentimental. For example, photographs and heirlooms provide the opportunity to reminisce—a gift in itself. Welcome youngsters. While it is important to include children, it is just as vital to consider their feelings. Address the fear factor by helping them have special moments with their relatives. If their loved one uses inappropriate language or easily becomes angry during the visit, explain that this behavior is not personal or intentional; it is part of the disease. Youngsters’ excitement about the holidays can be contagious. Singing songs together can strike a chord for someone with dementia. Or having an elder teach dominoes to children is a good way to foster interaction and make your loved one feel they have something to offer. Join a support group. A forum to
express feelings and socialize can help overcome sadness for both caregivers and individuals in the early stages of dementia. Unfortunately, the incidence of depression ranks high during and after the holidays. Consult with a healthcare professional if you detect warning signs of depression: tearfulness, poor eating habits, withdrawal, inability to sleep, and physical complaints. Enjoy yourself. The greatest gift at the holidays: time. Ask a family member, friend or healthcare professional to keep your loved one company so you can relish some respite—time for some holiday shopping, a walk in the park, checkers with an old friend or whatever present you want to give yourself. Reprinted with permission from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide optimal care to people with dementia and their families. www.alzfdn.org.
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FACE | HEALTH MATTERS
Take a Deep Breath Many of us know that secondhand smoke stinks – it
according to the U.S. Department of Health and
sticks to our hair, our clothes, in our cars and even
Human Services. Because of this startling statistic, the
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Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) and
poses some serious health risks.
our community partners are working diligently to promote healthier, smoke-free environments for
“Everyone has the right to be protected from
secondhand smoke... Breathing only 30 minutes
“Clouds of toxic smoke where people have to work will
of it can have the same negative health effects as smoking a cigarette yourself.” Tobacco smoke contains a deadly mixture of more than 7,000 chemicals and compounds, of which hundreds are toxic and at least 70 cause cancer,
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soon be part of the past,” said David Egan, a Grammynominated musician. “It’s inevitable that Lafayette will go smoke-free, like the rest of the modern world. We wouldn’t think of lighting up in a hospital or public building. We’ll look back and say, ‘What were we thinking? What took us so long?’”
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On Jan. 1, 2012, Alexandria implemented the first city-wide 100% smoke-free ordinance in Louisiana. Additionally, on Oct. 9, 2012, West Monroe passed an ordinance making all parks 100% smoke-free. Healthy policies like these protect all Louisianans from secondhand smoke exposure and ultimately improve
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FACE | LAFAYETTE LIFE
Growing Together, Giving Together
By Flint Zerangue, Jr.
With organic gardening becoming a popular trend and the season of giving stepping on our heels, I figured I would share with you an organization that is at the forefront of doing both, EarthShare Gardens. In 2002, students from our local university as well as various members from our community bound together their ideas for providing local organic produce that is available to all demographic levels. What they came up with is a community supported agricultural project that has impacted citizens within our community in many different ways. There are three different types of gardens at Earthshare: a CSA garden, a community garden, and a donation garden. Each garden has a separate purpose and is harvested twice a year during the spring and fall seasons. Community Supported Agriculture Gardens (CSA) are subscription based crops in which individuals or families can purchase shares that help fund the operation of the garden each growing season. In return, CSA shareholders receive fresh, organic produce as it’s harvested. CSAs allow members to decide their own levels of participation including simply picking up their vegetables, volunteering in the garden or serving on the Board of Directors. There are over 1,000 CSA’s throughout the nation and EarthShare was the first CSA in Acadiana.
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Community Garden Plots are rented out seasonally to allow individuals to have their own garden plot within a larger Community Garden. Community Gardeners usually have limited place to garden at their homes or are living in an apartment complex or have limited sun area in their yards. Community Gardeners have use of tools, tiller, supplies, rainwater and compost. They sign a contract that states they will refrain from using chemical pesticides/herbicides in the garden. Under the direction of Dr. Griff Blakewood, a Lafayette Renewable Resources class maintains community garden plots each year. Donation Gardens are the section of the garden that provides donations of fresh vegetables to local soup kitchens and local food banks. One of the goals is to get fresh vegetables into the homes of low-income elderly and families by donating to local food banks. Some of the colleagues that EarthShare has teamed up with include The Salvation Army, Second Harvest, Foodnet, The Faith House, and even The Solomon House in New Iberia. Volunteers from throughout the community work in the donation garden. In fact, in 2010, EarthShare worked in collaboration with the 15th Juvenile Drug Court program in which the participants in HALT (Halting Addiction in Lafayette Teens) began working on their own donation garden that benefits St. Joseph’s Diner. The donation garden impacts not only those who receive vegetables from it, but also the volunteers who work in it knowing that the fruits of their labor will be providing food to someone in need. EarthShare is always in need of volunteers, donations, tools, and supplies. If you would like to help them through another holiday season or year round, you can learn more by visiting their website, www.EarthShareGardens.org.
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FACE | YOUR CAREER
Thank Your Way to a Job Offer Getting the interview can take weeks. The interview will last for 30 Minutes. So take a few minutes to say “Thank You.” After weeks of sending out numerous resumes and
job applications, you have just walked out of the job
The best way to make your follow up efforts personal
interview for your dream job. You feel like you aced
is to indicate information discussed during the job
the interview and the decision is now in the hands of
interview. When the interviewer asks if you have any
the hiring manager. But wait! Your work is not done
questions for him at the end of the meeting, have him
because you still have some control of the process.
explain to you the characteristics and traits of a top performer in the job position. You can then use this
An effective follow up letter is a crucial part of the job
information to include specific examples of how you
search process and is often the deciding factor of who
displayed these attributes in the past, thus painting the
gets the job offer. Try these tips and tricks to follow up
picture of you as a top performer for the organization.
after an interview and show gratitude throughout your job search.
“An immediate follow up from an interview is the best way to convey your interest in the position.” Gather Your Resources The interview is not only an important time to communicate your qualifications, but it is also important for you to gather the information needed to effectively follow up. Be certain to obtain a business card from everyone you interview with so that you have the correct contact information to deliver a personalized follow up to each.
Create An Organized Timeline An immediate follow up from an interview is the best way to convey your interest in the position. Follow up efforts should occur between 24 and 48 hours of the interview, so schedule your time accordingly. Put this activity in your calendar before even leaving for the interview.
Decide the Appropriate Mode of Communication Consider the culture of the corporation when deciding how to deliver your follow up letter. If the company displays a more traditional culture, a handwritten letter is more appropriate. An email can also be appropriate for a more non-traditional organization. You might also want to consider more creative follow up efforts, such as a self-designed format for a graphic design interview.
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Have a Reference Letter On Hand
Be aggressive and persistent in your follow up
Select a reference that serves as the best advocate
efforts, but also be certain to always be polite and
for the industry you are interviewing for and have
communicate your gratitude for the opportunity
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FACE | EAT WELL
Recipes for Success
Sweet Potatoes au Gratin
In an area steeped in tradition and famous for its fabulous food, every meal is a feast. Every meal is a celebration of family. With Thanksgiving menus filled with Great-Grandma’s original recipes why not honor those traditions and recipes using ingredients grown the old-fashioned way right here at home, Acadiana Style.
We asked The Junior League of Lafayette to provide a few of their best Cajun Country Thanksgiving recipes and Acadiana Food Circle to provide local options to purchase locally-grown ingredients for the recipes. We hope you enjoy them. Celebrate Thanksgiving. Celebrate Family. Celebrate Acadiana.
• ½ cup butter • • • • • • • • • • • •
1 large onion, chopped 4 cups sliced yellow squash, or 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen Sliced yellow squash, thawed 2 potatoes, sliced 2 carrots, sliced 16 ounces chicken stock 16 ounces beef stock 1 tablespoon salt ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper 8 ounces peeled cooked shrimp, or 8 ounces cooked lobster meat, chopped 1 cup milk Paprika to taste
DIRECTIONS: Melt the butter in a soup pot. Sauté the onion in the butter until tender. Stir in the squash, potatoes, carrots, chicken stock, beef stock, salt and cayenne pepper. Cook, covered, until the vegetables are tender. Add the shrimp. Puree the soup in batches in a blender. Return to the pot. Add the milk. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Ladle into soup bowls and sprinkle with paprika.
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3 pounds sweet potatoes 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into 1/2–inch-thick wedges ¼ cup lemon juice 1 ½ cups chopped pecans ½ cup (1 stick) butter ½ cup packed light brown sugar ½ cup honey 2 tablespoons dark rum ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake the sweet potatoes for 45 minutes or until tender. Cool completely. Peel the sweet potatoes and slice. Toss the apples with the lemon juice in a bowl. Arrange the sweet potato slices and apple wedges alternately with the slices overlapping in a single layer in a buttered baking dish. Sprinkle with the pecans. Combine the butter, brown sugar, honey, rum and cinnamon in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Spoon over the sweet potatoes and apples. Bake for 30 minutes, basting occasionally.
Our Recipes for Success Thanksgiving Recipes are selections from Something to Talk About, a collection of kitchen-tested recipes from Louisiana’s Cajun Country. It is available online at www.juniorleagueoflafayette.com or by calling the Junior League of Lafayette’s office at 337-988-2739. The cookbook is available for a special offer of $20.00 only until December 31, 2012.
Cajun Fried Turkey
Serves 15 FOR THE MARINADE: Combine the water, garlic juice, onion juice, hot red pepper sauce, Cajun seasoning, jalapeno chile juice, Creole mustard and Worcestershire sauce in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into a jar. Chill for at least 2 days before use.
Deep Fried Turkey • • • •
1 (14-pound) turkey, thawed Creole mustard Cajun or Creole seasoning 5 gallons peanut oil
Injectable Marinade • • • • • • • •
1 cup water ¾ cup garlic juice ¾ cup onion juice 1/3 cup hot red pepper sauce ¼ cup Cajun or Creole Seasoning ¼ cup jalapeno chile juice (for poultry marinade only) 2 tablespoons Creole mustard 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
FOR THE TURKEY: Pour 1 cup of the marinade into a tall glass, reserving the remaining marinade for future use. Fill a meat injector with the marinade. Inject the marinade deep into the turkey muscle, inserting the needle at 2-inch intervals. Rub the turkey with Creole mustard and sprinkle generously with Cajun seasoning. Heat the peanut oil in a heavy 30-quart aluminum or stainless steel frying pot over a butane burner to 350 degrees. Add the turkey. Fry for 4 minutes per pound or until the juices run clear. Extract the turkey from the oil. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Continue reading
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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust Crust • • •
1 ½ cups gingersnap cookies, crushed 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar 6 tablespoons butter, melted
Filling • • • • • • • • •
24 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 1½ cups canned pumpkin ½ cup heavy cream 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground allspice 4 eggs
FOR THE CRUST: Combine the gingersnap crumbs, brown sugar and butter in a bowl and mix well. Press onto the bottom and 2 inches up the side of a greased and floured 9-inch spring form pan. FOR THE FILLING: beat the cream cheese and brown sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in the pumpkin. Add the cream, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and allspice and mix well. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. ASSEMBLE AND BAKE: preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Pour the filling into the prepared crust. Bake for 1 ½ hours or until the center is set. Cool in the pan for 30 minutes. Chill for 8 to 10 hours before serving.
Find Your Ingredients Locally! Squash Soup
Sweet Potatoes au Gratin
Yellow squash, Homegrown Organics of Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, 337-962-8217. Or try Freetown Farmer’s Market, 421 E Convent St, Lafayette, LA (10am-2pm on Sat, 2-6pm on Wed
• Sweet Potatoes: Eugenel B. Fontenot, Ville Platte, LA, 337-363-5352, or sweetpotato.org
• Butter, Hannah’s Old Fashioned Homemade Butter, Loranger, LA, 985-542-7658
• Brown Sugar: Louisiana Sweet, 1-800-745-9491. Or try Hub City Farmers Market, 427 Heymann Street, Lafayette, LA (8am-12pm on Sat
Carrots, Market Basket of Youngsville, Youngsville, LA, 337-344-7804, or Hub City Farmers Market, 427 Heymann Street, Lafayette, LA (8am-12pm on Sat)
Shrimp:, Anna Maria Shrimp, Montegut, LA, 985-209-2862. Or try Red Stick Farmer’s Market, Main Street of downtown Baton Rouge (8am- 12pm Sat)
Milk: Wesmar Farms, Moreauville, LA, 318-985-2095. Or try Red Stick Farmer’s Market, Main Street of downtown Baton Rouge (8am12pm Sat) or on website at wesmarfarms.com
• Beef Stock: make your own in a crock pot with water and Gonsoulin’s grass-fed beef stew bones, Gounslin Land & Cattle, New Iberia, LA, 337-519-7848 • Chicken Stock: make your own in a crock-pot with water and bones from a hormone-free, locally raised chicken, Bayou Farm, New Iberia, LA, 337-256-4268
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• Pecans: Bergeron’s Pecans, New Roads, LA, 225-638-9626, or at Rouse’s Supermarket
Honey: Santa Rita Honey Bee Farm, 337-598-5220, or at Hub City Farmers Market, 427 Heymann Street, Lafayette, LA (8am-12pm on Sat)
• Rum: Rank Wildcat Spirits, Broussard, LA, 337-257-3385, or rankwildcat.com • Apples: Pick your own! at Eddie Romero’s Orchard, New Iberia, LA, 337-364-3370
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust •
Pumpkin: Gotreaux Family Farms, Scott, LA, 337-278-3444. Or try Hub City Farmers Market, 427 Heymann Street, Lafayette, LA (8am-12pm on Sat)
• Heavy Cream: Wesmar Farms, Moreauville, LA, 318-985-2095. Or try Red Stick Farmer’s Market, Main Street of downtown Baton Rouge (8am-12pm Sat) or on website at www.wesmarfarms.com •
Eggs: Kissing Moons Farm, 337-258-409. Or try Freetown Farmer’s Market, 421 E Convent St, Lafayette, LA (10am-2pm on Sat, 2-6pm on Wed)
Cajun Fried Turkey • Turkey: Gotreaux Family Farms, Scott, LA, 337-278-3444. Or try Bayou Farm, New Iberia, LA, 337-256-4268; call to special order • Cayenne Pepper: Primo’s Peppers, http://primospeppers.wordpress.com/ • Hot Red Pepper Sauce: Louisiana Gold, New Iberia, LA • Tabasco: Avery Island, LA; available at most grocery stores • Cajun Seasoning: Slap Ya Mama, Ville Platte, LA; available in most grocery stores or at www.slapyamama.com • -Creole Mustard: Zatarain’s Creole Mustard; available at most grocery stores • -Jalapeno juice: Make your own; contact Primo’s Peppers (website above)
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FAST AND FIT
CHAIR DIP HOW-TO: By Taywanee Edmunds
Holidays are the busiest time of the year. However, just because we are busy, it does not mean we should neglect our fitness and well being. Designating a few minutes daily for exercise during the holidays will reduce stress and increase endorphins, energy and responsiveness during this busy season. A few minutes a day will also help burn those thigh-sticking calories that we consume from holiday sweets and treats. Here are a few workouts to get you going.
THE PERFECT PUSH-UP
WORKOUT #1 10-15 minutes 5 Push-ups 10 Squats 15 Sit-ups Repeat as many as possible in the tiime allotted.
WORKOUT #3 8 Minutes of as many burpees as possible
WORKOUT #2 50 Jumping Jacks 40 Lunges 30 Scissor Kicks 20 Chair Dips 10 Superman
Start in an upright position. Begin by hopping down into a push-up position. Then hop both legs into a tuck and jump up. Repeat.
Disclaimer: Always consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any new exercise program. Do not attempt any new exercises without proper instruction.
About the author: Taywanee Edmonds has a Bachelors Degree in Health and Exercise Science from Northwestern State University. She has been a personal trainer for 7 years, is a Certified L1 Crossfit Trainer, USA Olympic Weightlifting Coach, TRX Suspension Trainer and is TriggerPoint Mobility Certified. Taywanee works as a personal and group fitness trainer at Ole Glory Crossfit in Broussard, LA. faceacadiana.com | FACE 25
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Overnight Guest Etiquette 101 With the holidays approaching, opportunities will abound for invitations to visit relatives and friends. We all laugh at Cousin Eddie from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, but this type of behavior isn’t that funny in real life. Before you get excited and make your plane reservation for Aspen to visit Uncle Bob and Aunt Susie, stop and think about your responsibility to be a thoughtful guest. Following these Grace Notes will ensure you are always welcome in anyone’s home. •
Bring your host/hostess a gift. Think of the effort that has been expended on your behalf and the kindness being offered to make you comfortable. Wrap up a special treat such as a vase, an assortment of jams, a trademark gift from here in Acadiana, or a box of yummy chocolates. Another generous token of your gratitude is to offer to cook dinner or dine out at your host’s favorite restaurant. With these suggestions in mind, stay within your budget. Thoughtfulness does not require overspending.
• Inquire about the Rules of the House. Do all dishes and glasses go in the dishwasher? Is their dog allowed table
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scraps? Do you recycle paper and plastic? Where do you keep the vodka?? We all have our own rules of engagement and knowing this particular host’s policies will make for a much more pleasant and enjoyable stay.
• Do not show up with your pet, or even ask if it is included in the invitation. While your Chihuahua is sweet and your potbellied pig really is smart, it is highly inappropriate to place this burden upon your host. Ask your host for a reputable kennel in the area; they may just offer to let your pet stay.
As adorable as you are, it is better to have your host sorry to see you go then to wear out the welcome mat. •
Lend your host a hand. This means not only make your bed and clean up after yourself in the bathroom, but offer to help with the chores. If the cook is cooking, offer to chop vegetables. Do the dishes, walk the dog, help carry out the trash. You get the idea. If your offer is declined the first time or two, don’t quit asking, but be sensitive if there are certain tasks that your hostess prefers to handle herself. Unless your
friends employ a manservant, your help will be appreciated. •
Limit your visit to no more than three nights as a general rule of thumb. On second thought, actually this is a hard and fast “Three Day Rule!” As adorable as you are, it is better to have your host sorry to see you go then to wear out the welcome mat.
• Bring your own personal toiletries. No sneaking into your hostess’s stash of Chanel lotion or Dior blush….. •
Be prudent in your consumption, including towels, food, and hot water. Cold showers should be a personal choice, not a result of a greedy guest who savored his steaming, hot sauna bath.
• Do not use your host’s phone, computer or personal items without asking first. • Be flexible—be ready for anything. And remember that people are generally proud of where they live. It is inconsiderate to compare your own city as being bigger, better or more awesome than your host’s town.
By Lynley Jones and Jan Swift
A heartfelt expression of your gratitude is one of the most lasting gifts you can give.
like you to do with your sheets and towels. It is helpful to strip the bed and fold the linens before you depart.
Double-check that you have packed all of your belongings before you leave. No need to be calling your host to FedEx your flat iron and favorite makeup that was left on the bathroom counter in your haste to depart.
Most importantly, send a thank-you note within one week following your visit. This rule is non-negotiable. We are not talking about an email blast, but a thoughtful handwritten card or letter. A heartfelt expression of your gratitude is one of the most lasting gifts you can give.
• When you are about to leave, ask the hostess what she would
We wish you a delightful and delicious Thanksgiving holiday season. This is a special issue in FACE Magazine for Grace Notes as we celebrate a full year of publishing articles on etiquette and behavior. Thank you for your loyal following. About the authors: Lynley Jones and Jan Swift are partners in Grace Notes, LLC, an etiquette endeavor to help further society’s niceties. They may be reached at email@example.com.
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Children and Grief Bad things, unexpected things, like the death of a loved one happen to people every day. When they happen to a child, it can be devastating. Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult things to deal with in anyone’s life. When a child loses a parent or a sibling, the effects are life altering. Children who have had someone die, especially a close family member, can feel the loss forever. Before they graduate from high school, one child out of every 20 will have a parent die, and that number
doesn’t include those who experience the death of a brother or sister, close relative, or a friend. National Children’s Grief Awareness Day is observed on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. This time of year is an important time to support grieving children because the holiday season is often an especially difficult time after a death. Children’s Grief Awareness Day seeks to bring attention to the fact that often support can make all the difference in the life of a grieving child.
Why raise awareness? • • •
1.5 million children are living in a single-family household because of the death of one parent. It takes most children much longer to deal with their grief than we expect. The amount of inner turmoil, invisible to most, is much more intense than we can imagine. A grieving child can’t just “get over it” in any set time period or by any act of their own will. There is no reason they should every “just get over it”.
National Children’s Grief Awareness Day Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:30pm at Parc Sans Souci Downtown Lafayette
We invite the community to come and show their support to the children in our lives that are dealing with the unimaginable loss of a loved one. Let these children know that we are thinking of them during their journey by wearing blue, the color of Children’s Grief Awareness, and attending the ceremony on November 15. Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children, provides grief support groups for children in Acadiana that have experienced the death of a parent or a sibling. Healing House is the only non-profit children’s grief center within a 200 mile radius, and all services are provided free of charge. For more information about Healing House and the services offered, visit our website at www.healing-house.org or call 234-0443.
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FACE | OF BEAUTY
Secrets to the Prettiest Mouth in the South
By Christopher Hubbell, M.D.
Since nearly the beginning of time, full lips have been considered a mark of beauty, youthfulness and attractiveness. That has not changed. Today, women in the U.S. spend millions of dollars on lipstick and lip gloss. Studies show those numbers remain constant even in the most trying economic times. As women age, the challenge of keeping lips full and pliant gets tougher. Skin becomes dull, loses elasticity and sags; meanwhile the hard skeletal framework under the mouth shrinks and changes shape. The result is thinning lips scored with vertical lines, dryness, loss of natural color and, in later stages, bone shrinkage that creates a concave shape
are currently about 8 different FDA approved facial fillers in use. How will the consumer know which fillers to use, which claims are true and which are false? How will she address her problem without wasting time and money? “...Conduct due diligence before booking lip augmentation with any provider.” The most obvious questions that arise are: • Which filler? • How much filler? • Will I need more than one type filler?
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• How can I make sure I’m getting the most value for my aesthetic investment?
• Does the person doing my treatment have the experience and expertise to offer the most comprehensive, individualized and appropriate treatment options; or are they just providing a one-size-fits-all solution for every patient?
As an M.D. trained in the subtleties of facial anatomy, I advise consumers to conduct due diligence before booking lip augmentation with any provider. The face has a complex muscular and dermal substructure. Injecting substances into the mouth area is an art, and you owe it to yourself (and your face!) to proceed with caution.
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THE VAMPIRES’ BALL A Chair-ity Event
The third annual Vampires’ Ball Chair-ity Event was an outstanding spectacle of magic and intrigue featuring a Cirque du Soieil themed event complete with aerialists, psychic readings, exotic fire dancers, carnival games and much more, all benefitting the Children’s Shelter of Acadiana. The event presented by Unitech Training Academy and Event Rental was held at The Victorian in Broussard which was transformed into a stunning carnival of yesteryear including a ‘big top’ with the interior draped in lush fabrics creating an air of mystery. Attendees enjoyed custom spirits including cotton candy and snow cone martinis in hand painted martini glasses and danced the night away to the music of Krossfyre. The highlight of the evening was the ‘chair’ity auction of beautiful and unique hand-painted creations donated by local artists to benefit The Children’s Shelter. The diversity of chairs ranged from Ragin’ Cajun, LSU and Saints themed chairs to Dia De Los Muertos, vintage and children’s themes and even included a tribute to Michael Clark Duncan, star of The Green Mile, who recently passed away. There was definitely a chair for everyone. The Vampires’ Ball is the largest fundraiser for the Children’s Shelter of Acadiana and proceeds support all shelter activities and offerings throughout the year. Photography by Charles Hines Photography
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FACE | HOLIDAYS
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4. Jonathan Wachtel fluer de lis 2-tone cufflinks, Brother’s 5. Touch screen gloves by Echo, Brother’s 6. Money clip and card holder wallet, Brother’s 7. Lucky brand multi-strand 2-tone chain necklace and earrings, Brother’s
8. White Christmas Plate, Pieces of Eight 9. Ornament with stand, Pieces of Eight 10. Autumn gathering, The Cottage Shoppe
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Shopping List 11. Chunky knit spice and brown scarf with yarn fringe trim, Brother’s 12. Fur trimmed double-breasted coat with leopard lining, Brother’s 13. Tickets to The Nutcracker, Lafayette Ballet Theatre 14. UGG® Australia hat and scarf, Shoe Fits 15. UGG® Australia ear muffs, Shoe Fits 16. UGG® Australia tall leather riding boot, Shoe Fits
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Shopping List 17. Black New York pajamas by Bedhead, La Femme 18. Nixon chronograph classic tank watch, La Marquise
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Five Ways to Invest in Gold (ARA) - In the dark about how to invest in gold? Despite gold’s increasing value and popularity, many folks don’t know where to get started. To help investors who want to add gold to their portfolio, the World Gold Council highlights these five options to get you started: 1. Gold Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Since the launch of SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) in 2004, U.S. investors have been able to buy gold on a stock exchange just like a share of a company’s stock. 2. Gold mining stocks With this option, you are investing in a gold-mining company, rather than gold bullion. 3. Gold Accumulation Plans (GAPs) Similar to a conventional savings plan, GAPs allow investors to set aside a fixed amount of money every month in order to purchase gold on each trading day during that month. 4. Gold bars There are many different refineries that produce gold bars and most companies that sell gold will offer a variety of options to suit various budgets. 5. Gold bullion coins Issued by governments around the world, gold bullion coins are a popular choice for investors. For more information on how to invest in gold, visit www.gold.org.
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FACE | HOME
Entertain! By Annette Vidrine
Some of us would love to open our homes to our extended friends and family for one of our most honored holidays of the year, Thanksgiving. We enjoy entertaining and do it often, however our level of entertaining is generally casual; revolving around football or birthdays and almost always taking place in the casual spaces such as the family room, kitchen and outdoor areas. For the more formal holidays, we seem to shy away. We simply acquiesce to bringing a dish to other family members’ homes. Why? We have our china, crystal and silver stored in the china cabinet ready to go. So what is stopping us? Why aren’t we willing to host this year’s Thanksgiving festivities? If we truly would like to host this year, perhaps spending a little time answering this question will lead to an easy solution. The homeowner highlighted in this article has been gracious enough to share her dining room dilemma with us. She asked these questions of herself, “Why don’t we ever use our dining room? Why don’t we ever host formal occasions for our family?” She wasn’t surprised by the answer but she was surprised that she hadn’t addressed the issue long before. The simple truth is that no attention 42 FACE | NOVEMBER 2012
“How do [you] create a space that reflects her family’s specific style like the rest of the home?...Sometimes the solution is simple.” had been paid to this room since they moved in. The placement of the furniture, the color of the walls, the bare floors, the drapery, are all the same as the day they moved in. In short, this is the only room in the house that has not been modified to suit this family’s individuality.
Because the room doesn’t reflect their style, they have no desire to spend any time in it. In fact, this room is used so seldom it has become the catchall space for school projects, backpacks, shopping bags, annual decorations, etc. Yes, occasionally dinner is served in the dining room for birthdays and such, but not often enough, and she is ready to enjoy this vital square footage in her home. After her discoveries, we worked on the solution. How do we create a space that reflects her family’s specific style like the rest of the home? What changes
can we make that will create the biggest move toward enjoying this dining room? Sometimes solutions are simple. We found that the color of the walls was not an issue. She really liked the color. Perfect, a great place to start. Further, her antique furnishings are beautiful pieces handed down through generations and for that reason will help to create a unique and individualistic space for her family. What we are left with is drapery, art work, lighting, and floor covering. With the beautiful wood floors, the only change needed would be to add a rug to brighten and elevate the
A tidbit to remember is that your space is yours, not your neighbor’s. What beautifies her home may fall flat in yours. Keep your personality and style in the forefront as you choose selections for your home while shopping with your decorative or design professional. When you select what you truly love, you will be far more satisfied with the end result.
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space. As for the drapery and rod system, this homeowner agreed that they were tired and drab and needed to be replaced. So with our to-do list, we went to work finding interior finish products that would reflect her family’s style and character.
“Color repetition in any interior space is key in creating a cohesive environment.” We replaced the non-descript metal drapery rod with a large and substantial, turned-wood
rod with beautiful acanthus leaf embellished finials in mahogany with a light burnished gold rub. We replaced the old, silk buffalo plaid drapery with a beautiful ecru silk medallion-embroidered drapery selection with lining and interlining to create a far more substantial and full look. We also elected to puddle the drapery for an even more dramatic effect. As for the rug, we selected a light background with specific colors that repeat in the space and are pleasing to the eye. Color repetition in any interior space is key in creating a cohesive environment. Art was then added. Selections made by the
homeowner also repeated some of the selected colors. In the end, lighting remained the same as the chandelier was beautiful in the renewed space. This project was a relatively simple one that created a tremendous impact. As a result, this family will be using their dining space regularly, entertaining frequently and setting the table often. The catch-all space will revert back to the utility room and the square footage of their home expanded without a lengthy construction job. It is safe to say, dinner will be served in their new dining room this Thanksgiving!
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Interesting Facts about Dreams According to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, “Dreams are successions of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.” Everyone knows that… right? Well here are a few things you may not know about your dreams.
6. While the content of most dreams is dreamt only once, many people experience recurring dreams; that is, the same dream narrative is experienced over different occasions of sleep. Up to 70% of females and 65% of males report recurrent dreams.
1. Most people forget 90% of their dreams within 5 minutes of waking.
7. Animals dream too. Studies have been done on many different animals, and they all show the same brain waves during dreaming sleep as humans. Watch a dog sleeping sometime. The paws move like they are running and they make yipping sounds as if they are chasing something in a dream.
2. People who became blind after birth can see images in their dreams. People who are born blind do not see any images, but have dreams equally vivid involving their other senses of sound, smell, touch and emotion. 3. Everybody dreams (except in cases of extreme psychological disorder). If you think you are not dreaming, most industry professions agree you are just forgetting your dreams.
8. Men tend to dream more about other men. Around 70% of the characters in a man’s dream are other men. On the other hand, a woman’s dream contains almost an equal number of men and women. Aside from that, men generally have more aggressive emotions in their dreams than women.
4. Not everybody dreams in color. A full 12% of sighted people dream exclusively in black and white. 5. The most common emotion experienced in dreams is anxiety. Negative emotions are more common than positive ones.
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“I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to smile in the Army. So I did pushups like crazy.”
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Hard work and uphill battles do not deter Leslie Jacobs Ste. Marie from her plans. Leslie was provided a daily example of hard work and perseverance seeing her mother work as a waitress and her father work various jobs to be the best provider he could be. Being of humble beginnings with a family “rich in love, not money,” and she was provided a wealth of encouragement from a loving family to always work hard and do her very best at whatever she chose to do.
Growing up in Sunset, Louisiana, Leslie did not
didn’t feel so ugly any more. I had more confidence. I had
always fit in. “I felt very ugly as a child. I had buck teeth
more friends. And I knew. I really wanted to do this for other
and freckles. I was always out of style because we had no
money for current fashion. I was definitely not part of the
‘in’ crowd.” Leslie laughs, “I had the long socks; everyone
rest of her life. Armed with the knowledge that she knew she
else had the short socks. I had the long hair; everyone else
wanted to be an orthodontist, she set her sights on getting to
had the short hair. I was always teased for being short and
college; no small feat for someone with her family’s financial
having freckles.” Relentless teasing is very disheartening
struggles. But where there is a will, there is a way. During high
and confidence destroying, especially to a seven year old
school, colleges visited for recruitement and so did the military.
child. Many days, Leslie would come home from school
They explained that they could help pay for college. “I was like,
crying to her dad. “One day my dad said, ‘Why don’t you
‘DING’ and I signed on the dotted line.” Leslie graduated from
write a story about it and one day we will get it published’
high school and this tiny girl enlisted in the Army and began
and I started writing and drawing all the pictures. I knew
the march toward her goal.
he was just saying we would get it published to make me
feel better but writing the story helped.”
Carolina where she proceeded to get in trouble regularly...for
smiling. “I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to smile in the
Leslie started working at age eleven, and like many
Leslie had that defining moment that decided the
Leslie attended boot camp in Fort Jackson, South
young girls, babysitting was her first job. Knowing that
Army. So I did pushups like crazy,” Leslie says with, of course,
she had to work to provide the money for the things she
with a big smile. “The military teaches you how to be a leader, a
wanted or needed coupled with her love of kids, she was
follower and to have extreme discipline.”
eventually babysitting as many as 11 kids…and loving it.
Even though Leslie was finding her work ethic and keeping
to the 4073 Reception Battalion stationed in Lafayette but
busy, she was still being teased at school.
travelled frequently to other areas. Trained in planning and
soldier processing, Leslie was one of the first people activated
When Leslie was a sophomore in high school,
Upon completion of boot camp, she was assigned
her father gave her a present; a present he could not have
for the war, Desert Storm, and had to resign from college.
known the impact it would have on her life and the lives of
“It was kind of scary. No one knew what would happen or
so many others. He gave her braces.
where we would go. They told us the night before to be at a
“My orthodontist changed my life. It. Changed.
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certain location at 0600 hours with all our equipment and in
Leslie and she hopes to have the opportunity to go on a similar
formation.” Leslie stayed stateside and was stationed at Fort
trip with her daughters when they get older. “My father went
Bliss, Texas to manage soldier processing for approximately
on the trip with us. I love that I had the opportunity to share
6 months and ultimately served in the US Army Reserve for
this experience with him. He did not work with the patients
but he sterilized the instruments and sang to the children.”
After returning from Fort Bliss and finishing
The need to help children is woven into the fabric of
her undergraduate degree at the University of Louisiana,
Leslie’s heart and soul. “I was looking through the paper one
Leslie applied to the LSU School of Dentistry choosing to
day and saw a story on Healing House (a place of support for
complete her education in dentistry versus
grieving children who have lost a parent or
orthodontics because she could specialize
loved one), and I knew at that moment, that
in pediatrics and help children specifically.
this was the organization I wanted to give all
Interestingly, while at the interview for
my efforts.” Her desire to help, coupled with
dental school, she met Stacy Ste. Marie,
her fierce determination, made it possible
her future husband. “It was weird because
to achieve another substantial goal. Leslie
we were both from here [Acadiana], he was
published the book that she wrote when she
from New Iberia, and we went to the same
was 7 years old.” After I read the story about
college but we didn’t know each other.” They
Healing House, I started looking for a
have been together ever since and were
publisher. I thought they would laugh or say
married after graduating from LSU Dental
‘It’s nice,’ but not really want to publish it.
School. Leslie, who practices under her maiden name, Dr. Leslie Jacobs, has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Lafayette for over 10 years.
Since the age of eleven, Leslie has
“I wrote the book when I was 7 years old... I was shocked when they said they wanted to publish it.”
I was shocked when they said they wanted to publish it.” In 2009, The Adventure of the Tall Giraffe and the Short Duck was published and 100% of the proceeds are donated to Healing House. Approximately 2000 books have been sold or shared since
worked with children so it was only fitting that when Leslie began volunteering her time and resources,
the initial publication in 2009. Leslie’s dedication to Healing
children became the beneficiaries of her efforts. Leslie’s first
House has continued and she now serves on the board
volunteer effort was to help organize a first ever mission time
trip for dental students to accompany a dentist who visited
Atoyac, Mexico annually in order to provide dental treatment
life. In addition to her existing volunteer activities with the
to hundreds of under-privileged children. “When we got there
Healing House, Leslie, a devoted pet lover (with a dog, 3
it was an incredibly touching experience. A thousand people
mother cats, 7 kittens and a fish) has become involved with
stood in line at 4am in their best clothes waiting to get treatment.
Lafayette Animal Aid, a no-kill animal shelter in Lafayette.
They didn’t make a peep. When it was their turn, they took
their shoes off in gratitude and respect. It was a humbling
nature would extend to her business as a pediatric dentist.
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Volunteering continues to be a big part of Leslie’s
It could only be expected that Leslie’s altruistic Continue reading
“My orthodontist changed my life. It. Changed. My. Life! I’m a dentist because of it.”
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“I have been designing this [office] since I was a sophomore in
Leslie’s choice to become a pediatric dentist instead
high school. It is my dream come true,” Leslie beams. Over the
of an orthodontist was a perfect fit for her. Even though her
years Leslie collected ideas for the perfect place for children,
path changed, her goal to be involved in changing children’s
especially scared children, to go not only for dental services but
lives through orthodontics did not go away. Leslie and
to feel safe, confident and loved. “I have a binder that I’ve had
her husband, Stacy (an orthodontist) have their separate
all this time that’s now falling apart, that has every picture, slip
practices in the same building and work together to meet
of paper, magazine clipping, catalog page, drawing and saying
patients’ needs. They even have shared upstairs offices that
– everything went into the book. And I knew exactly where [in
overlook their respective clinic floors.
the building] I wanted everything
Since they spend so much time
to go.” Leslie has created a dental
working together, they try to balance
practice that that is a wonderland
their lives by spending time with their
for children. “I researched for five
beautiful daughters Callie, age nine
years to find a company to create
and Chloe, age six or by relaxing
the custom-designed ideas.” The
together. And what better way
company Leslie selected was an
to relax than…triathlons? Leslie
amusement park designer, a perfect
is an exercise enthusiast and her
choice to create the environment
competitive nature and natural
for children to forget their fears – a key
determination has allowed her to
factor in Leslie’s desire and design. An
excel in yet another area of her life.
I-spy wall, zoo animal mirrors, mermaid
“I’m very competitive. I don’t like
and jungle procedure rooms, an aquarium
to lose.” And she doesn’t very often. She placed
and even a 3-D surfer protruding from a
first in her first duathlon in her age group and not
wall are just a few of the creative attributes
surprisingly, places in most events she attempts.
designed into the space. In addition to
Leslie was inspired by a defining moment in her
the creative elements, there are even wall-mounted iPads to
childhood. It was a speck of time that greatly
entertain the more hands-on kids while waiting. And although
impacted her personal life – but many people have similar
Leslie planned the project for decades, she built her masterpiece
experiences that impact their lives personally. The defining
in six months; no small feat given the complexity and amazing
difference is that Leslie decided to change other people’s
creativity of the finished product.
lives based on her experience. And her plan never wavered.
Where there is a will, there is definitely a way. It may take
So why this approach? “Some kids are so scared
and even some of the parents are scared. It affects their self-
time, hard work and an unyielding determination, but there
confidence. I wanted a place they would feel safe and could
is always a way.
forget their fears.” With tears in her eyes, Leslie continues, “When the children are scared… to turn them around to not be scared any more… this place gives me purpose.” faceacadiana.com | FACE 67
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