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68 l THE FACE
A tragic accident left this Lafayette teacher with more than broken bones. It changed her life in ways she would never imagine. How one woman’s spirit would never be shattered and the lessons we can all learn about forgiveness and perseverance. 14 l HEAD TO TOE
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Every thing you need for a very merry holiday from great gifts to delish dishes.
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It’s not about how hard we fall, but how fast we get back up.” – Katie Nicholson
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hristmas time is, indeed, the most wonderful time of the year. It is a time of year that we say is about celebrating family, about honoring the birth of Christ, about the things that really matter. And yet, perhaps more so than any other time, finds us more easily distracted and focused on the things that matter the least.
too) at the Lafayette CityParish President’s Awareness Committee for Citizens with Disabilities annual awards where the magazine garnered the media award.
And so for the month of December we found a cover girl who truly knows about the things that matter the most. Katie Nicholson, a Lafayette teacher, experienced a bizarre accident 19 months ago that left every bone in her face broken. And while Katie is quick to say the road has been rough and days can still be trying, I would be hard pressed to find a woman with the kind of inner confidence and absolute beauty she exudes.
Our dear friend Vickie Nettles (April 2009 cover girl) nominated the magazine for the award and it was truly an honor for this publication to be included with award winners who are making a difference in people’s lives every day. Katie’s fighting spirit and intent to I believe FACE has the chance (and responsibility) keep that accident as simply something each month to tell the stories of women in Acadiana that happened to her – not who she who point us toward the things in life that matter is – is an inspiration to us all. In our the most – family, faith, friendship, love. And so this conversation Katie said something that resonated with me in a powerful way Christmas 2009 with some of the ladies who Christmas season our prayer for our readers is that matter the most in my life (my mom and you take a moment to relax from the madness and – “I want to be a better person. Not a sisters) in our matching pj's. peruse the magazine in solitude, find some inner bitter person.” Mission accomplished. peace while sitting in that nasty holiday traffic and, Being a better person is, after all, what FACE wants for our readers. most importantly, spend every single second you can focusing on It’s something I strive for every single day. (And often fail at again and that which matters most of all – the people in your life. again.) The good news is that every day, every year is a chance to try Amanda Bedgood is the editor of FACE Magazine. Send your fashion inspirations, again and the even better news is that there are so very many women interesting stories and other musings to email@example.com. in Lafayette that can provide a road map for how to get it done. I had the priviledge to meet a bevy of such women (and a few men,
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three beautiful and festively decorated homes in River Ranch. Guests may attend all three homes and enjoy music by ULL students and Faculty. Call 337-993-9733 for tickets and more information. Tickets are $65 per person. All proceeds go to the Friends of Music scholarship program for UL Lafayette music students.
The Lafayette Concert Band presents it's "Christmas Traditions" Concert at 3:30pm in the Ducrest/Gilfry Auditorium at Angelle Hall. General Admission tickets may be purchased at the door for $10 each - children under 12 are admitted free. For more information call 337-989-1279.
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The Alexandre Mouton House Museum patron’s party for Christmas, 6 to 9 p.m. Each beautifully adorned room of this beautiful circa 1800 home will showcase local florists’ talents. Third grade art students from Our Lady of Fatima School will specially decorate the parlor Christmas tree. An exquisite buffet will be prepared by members of Les Vingts Quatre. Admission is a $50 donation per person. Checks can be mailed to The Lafayette Museum Association at 1122 Lafayette Street, Lafayette, LA 70501.
Festival of Light 2010, Oil Center, 5 to 10 p.m. Celebrate as the switch is pulled to light the colossal Santa, sleigh and reindeer over Coolidge Blvd. Enjoy music, food and fun and shopping. Santa will be on hand to take pictures. Listen to traditional holiday music and carols. Behold the live nativity. For more information call the Oil Center office at 337-232-1267.
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FACE Wins Media Award
The Lafayette City-Parish President’s Awareness Committee for Citizens with Disabilities honored a handful of individuals and organizations at their annual awards event including FACE Magazine. FACE took home the Media Award for coverage highlighting women in Acadiana like April 2009 cover girl Vickie Nettles who is the caregiver for her autistic daughter. In a moving nomination letter Vickie wrote of FACE: “By highlighting diverse women of all socioeconomic backgrounds and environments, FACE shows that while personal tragedy is universal, so is the fighting spirit of strong women, especially the very courageous and admirable women of Acadiana. FACE magazine has brought to the forefront issues involving women in nontraditional business roles, those who have fought and won battles against cancer and other diseases and conditions, or have persevered as parents and caregivers to show the world that there is hope...to never give up your personal fight or fight for your loved one with a disability or FACE editor Amanda Bedgood with April 2009 cover girl Vickie Nettles at the City-Parish President’s Awareness Committee for Citizens with special need.” Disabilities Annual Awards
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Local young movers and shakers met with local dignitaries in the first ever Dignitary Dine Around from the705. The event, which organizers hope to make an annual affair (and maybe even more frequently), included a bevy of influential locals from different walks of life. The purpose of the event is to give young professionals (of which the705 is made up) an opportunity to interact with community leaders. Some of the top questions of the evening were for advice on how to make a difference in the community and the keys to success. the705 works to engage young professionals in meaningful community involvement, and this event was one of the many opportunities the group presents to its members, giving them access to some of the most community-minded people in Lafayette. Dignitaries at the first event included: Judge Marilyn Castle, Robert Daigle, City-Parish President Joey Durel, Senator Elbert Guillory, Melinda Mangham, Senator Mike Michot, Sharon Moss and Janet Wood.
Pictured are members of the705 at the first Dignitary Dine Around. From left are Jeremy Morrow, Sondra Morrow, City-Parish President Joey Durel, Stephen Gaubert, and Alan Haney.
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Christmas Ain’t Just About the Presents
Memphis celebrate this "When we appreciate how much we have, in particular holi- we feel the urge to pare down, get back to for a few days. day. Like the basics, and learn what is essential for our I had gotten headline says, happiness. We long to realize what's really my tree up but not decoit’s not about important." the presents – –Sarah Ban Breathnach rated. I figured I would finish it’s about doing what matters most to us. When I started that task when I came back home. Durthinking about what matters most to me ing that weekend my daughter and famat Christmas, the first thing that came ily stayed at my house while their house up was spending time with family and was being painted. While I was gone, friends. In particular, one Christmas my daughter, Gina, and my grandsons, past story (memory) came to mind that Brady and Zachary who were 10 at the time, decided they would help Mimi (as really brought it all home to me. Right now before the hoopla starts is a they call me) and decorate the tree for A few years ago during the holiday great time to get back to the basics and me. My grandsons knowing their Mimi realize the true reason why we actually season, I was going to visit my cousin as well as they do, told their Mom that ell, ‘Tis The Season’, my favorite time of year, is fast approaching and what better time to pause and reflect on what we would like our Christmas to look and feel like this year. Once we start the frenzy of our ‘To Do’ list, the decorating, the present buying, and the partying, it’s a slippery slope we’re on. And before you know it, it’s over, we’re exhausted, and feel like something was missing from our holiday.
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tree look the way I would decorate it? Not a bit, but what really mattered most to me was that they did it for their Mimi and there was a lot of love and memories put on that tree. The look in my grandsons’ eyes waiting for Mimi to see how they had decorated my Christmas tree was priceless. They were so proud, I cried. And guess what? Mimi did not redo it. It stayed up for all to enjoy during the holidays. I could not have asked for a better Christmas present. My heart just smiled with joy.
“The look in my grandsons’ eyes waiting for Mimi … was priceless.”
The other thing that made my heart smile was that my grandsons told their mother that they had to put on Christmas music while they decorated the tree because that’s what Mimi did every year. I just chuckled because they remembered our tradition. Now, did that
Like I said, it ain’t all about the presents. It’s the small things that make your heart ‘sing’, getting back to the basics, and enjoying the moment for what it truly is. This year, think about what getting back to basics would look like to you. Trust me – you’ll be a lot less stressed and will enjoy your holiday more if you spend it grounded in the moment and just let happiness happen. Cookie Tuminello, Leadership and Team Building Coach, is the founder and CEO of Success Source, LLC. Cookie can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Move of the Month
allie Barras Landry gives us a move this November that’s not to be missed. It’s great for improving balance and engaging the core, while tightening both the arms, legs and glutes. Perfect to combat all those delish holiday dishes.
Kallie Barras Landry is the owner of Muscle & Bustle, A Strength & Cardio Studio in New Iberia. She is a certified personal trainer, pilates instructor and ZUMBA Fitness Instructor. Go to www. MuscleAndBustle.com for more information and a schedule of her classes.
Leading with the chest, drop the chest forward, flexing at the hip, and send the leg back and straight until both chest and thigh are parallel to the ground. Bring arms forward, even with ears until arms are also parallel with the ground. Start standing tall with feet together, hands at sides, shoulders rolled back and tight belly tucked into spine.
Inhale and exhale then, while maintaining proper posture, lift one leg into a 90 degree angle until thigh is parallel to the ground.
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Hold arms steady while pulsing leg up ten times, Then hold the leg steady as you “swim” the arms up squeezing the glutes with a tight, straight leg while and down for ten sets. keeping tight belly pulled up into spine.
To return to standing, pull the back Place foot back on ground. Inhale leg forward, bringing knee back up to and exhale deeply, then repeat on 90 degrees. Pull shoulders back, head opposite side. in line with spine, and return hands to sides.
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Undercover Connoisseur Ruth's Chris Steak House Each month FACE highlights the best in dining in Lafayette with an unnamed foodie. To ensure we get the most authentic experiences about town, we’ve decided to keep our connoisseur under wraps. Read on to learn about the area’s can’t-miss delectable dishes. t had been some time since I enjoyed a good steak dinner and I was hungry for a nice cut of meat. I followed the suggestion of a friend and found myself at Ruth's Chris Steak House, located at 620 West Pinhook Road, in Lafayette’s Oil Center. As I entered, I was warmly greeted by the hostess who directed me to the table. I was taken by the sense of sophistication, dark woods, sharply pressed white tablecloths with soft lighting provided by the candles and chandeliers.
My server was ever so attentive and gracious. As I sipped a perfectly shaken martini and savored the warm freshly baked bread (with soft whipped butter), I explored the menu. There were so many wonderful sounding possibilities; it was a genuine challenge to limit myself. I love when that happens, as it invariably necessitates a return trip to try what I missed the first go round. As I often crave lobster bisque and it is such a hard dish to find, I ultimately selected it for my starter. It was simply phenomenal! There were good portions of delicately tender lobster swimming in a bowl of rich and creamy bisque. The flavor was lightly sweet with subtle seasoning and something I cannot wait to taste again. For the main course, I ordered the ribeye steak, served medium rare. It arrived still
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The dessert choices were as difficult as the others I had made during the evening. However, I always like a good crème brulee, so I was compelled to try the one offered at Ruth’s Chris. This turned out to be a great idea.
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reputation grew, Ruth expanded and added her name to the original restaurant. From its humble beginnings, Ruth’s Chris Steak House has grown into one of the world’s largest fine dining enterprises. In fact, they celebrate their 45th anniversary this year and continue to revere their founder, Ruth Fertel.
The dessert was a classic Creole egg custard, topped with fresh berwww.ruthschris.com/Steak-House/3828/Lafayette ries. It was wonderfully crunchy Ruth’s Chris Steak House has In addition to the large public dining room, on the seared outer surface, yet one of the more impressive websoft and deliciously creamy beneath the crisp there are two private rooms that can accom- sites I have seen for a restaurant. In addition exterior. It was gently sweet with hints of its modate up to 30 people for a sit down meal or to giving you the chance to book reservations, egg base and garnished with an assortment cocktail reception. see the menu and get a feel for the restaurant, In terms of the history, it is interesting to it also gives a detailed history of the business of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. The contrasting flavors and tex- note that Ruth Ann Ustad Fertel was born and its founder. Take a look for yourself. in New Orleans on tures made for the When you get the notion for an outstandFebruary 5, 1927. ing steak dinner, do yourself a favor and head ideal ending of an On that very same over to Ruth’s Chris Steak House. As always, excellent meal. day, Chris Matulich when you get there, be sure to tell them that Ruth's Chris opened Chris Steak I piqued your interest. Steak House is a House on the corner remarkable restauof Broad and Ursuline in New Orleans. The rant with a remarkable history. It is the ideal venue for an intimate dining experience, but two would be forever linked, as many years it also offers facilities that can accommodate later in 1965, Ms. Fertel mortgaged her home private gatherings for larger partiers as well. and bought the restaurant. As the restaurant’s
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he holiday season “perfection.” Superwomen are those adds another layer of us who are constantly striving to to the “Superwoman accomplish everything in a perfect Syndrome” that so many women experience throughout the … she may secretly resent year in their many roles: wife, mother, others who seem to have an professional, volunteer, student, etc.
Unfortunately, life becomes stressful and unsatisfying, because no matter how many goals are attained, there is always another self-imposed demand. The more the superwoman tries to perform her roles perfectly, the more stress she produces. easier life. Sometimes, she keeps adding roles The phrase “Superwoman and responsibilities as if “more” is Syndrome” was coined in 1984 by manner without placing ourselves somehow better. author Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz, but as a top priority. Standards are is just as relevant today, especially Who is the Superwoman? The set unrealistically high, and self- Superwoman is a good person, duty Biz Card Document Size 3.625 x 2.125 with new research emerging that (Durel wants the 1/16” bleed built in) worth is measured entirely in oriented, very responsible and truly Object/Crop Area/Make: to make will CROP Artboard size many “superwomen” arepdf that abusing terms of productivity and tangible desires to do what is right. Often, she prescription drugs to achieve achievements.
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amycavanaugh feels powerless to do anything about • To be the good little girl the demands in her life. She may feel • To please everyone guilty, overwhelmed, and inadequate. • For attention She carries a giant burden in life and • For a feeling of being able to do it all frequently goes day-to-day in a semi• The inability to say “no” to others depressed and anxious state due to her or self load. Deep down, she is also unhappy about her situation. She does not know • For a feeling of accomplishment how to ease her stress, and she may • Low self-esteem secretly resent others who seem to have The good news is, just as women an easier life. make the choice to put on the “cape,” Why then, would any woman choose they can also choose to take it off. to become a Superwoman? Women step Superwomen have the potential and into the role of Superwoman for many ability to become women with less different reasons, including:
stress and more openness, and learn to do the best that they can do without the compulsive need to be perfect. Women need to ask themselves: • Do I feel the need to do it all? • Do I compete against myself? • Do I rarely say “no” to others? • Do I take on more and more responsibility? • Do I rarely feel a strong sense of accomplishment? • Do I constantly feel overwhelmed? • Do I feel the need to be the perfect
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mother/wife/daughter? • Do I want to be everything to everyone? Finally, here are a few tips that will help all women have more fulfilling and joyful lives (just in time for the holidays!):
• Learn to express yourself. Assertive behavior is expressing your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs clearly and appropriately, all while respecting the rights of others. Learning to say “no” early and often can prevent a lot of stress and conflict later.
on your food, eating slowly. Make a list of “hyper habits” (eating in the car, texting, rushing around) and find ways to slow down. Take time for self-care in whatever healthy way refuels you: massage, reading, walking, listening to music, etc. Post reminders at home like “Just for today, I am going to be in … watch out for time wasters, a good mood.” Finally, at the day’s end, give thanks for one success, large or forget perfection … small, that occurred that day. You might • Develop a personal and spiritual be surprised to find that while your support system. Women are social, successes may be fewer in number, they relational beings, so make sure you are greater in meaning. Amy Cavanaugh, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with have a good team to rally around you. Center for Psychiatric Studies and the infant mental health
• Keep life simple. Start by creating three lists: 1) tasks that must be done for day-to-day survival; 2) activities are vital for valued life goals; 3) tasks/activities that do not need to be done and can be let go. Start a new game plan, watch out for time wasters, forget perfection, and try not to confuse “needs” with • Pay attention to each day. Get up “wants.” Learn to delegate; it really is okay to ask for help, and just because earlier to allow some quiet, private time you don’t do it, it will still get done and before the activities of the day begin. During meals, avoid working and focus done well enough.
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oes your December look something like this: holiday parties, happy hour celebrations, festive cocktails … holiday weight gain and morning hangovers? If you love to celebrate this season but dread the side effects of tight pants and a morning headache then read on and get some tips on how to stay slim and feel great while still having a jolly ole time. Note - if you are going to drink, drink responsibly. If you are going to consume alcohol at your holiday festivities please have a designated driver or call a cab. While recent headlines have touted the potential health benefits of alcohol, there
are risks associated with excessive alcohol intake such as an increase in colon and breast cancer.
Best and Worst of the Bar: If you are trying to manage your waistline but still want to indulge in a cocktail, here is an estimated breakdown of the best and worst choices. Exact calories will vary based on specific beverage. 100 Calorie Beverages:
100—200 Calorie Beverages: 12 oz. Regular Beer 4 oz. Gin and Tonic 4 oz. Chocolate Martini 4 oz. Cosmopolitan 4 oz. Screwdriver 4 oz. Manhattan 4 oz. Strawberry Margarita 4 oz. Irish Coffee
12 oz. Light Beer
Dangerous Bartender Mixings
4 oz. Red or White Wine (dry) 4 oz. Dry Champagne 1.5 oz. 80 proof liquor (i.e. vodka, rum, gin, and whiskey)
The calorie information is based from a typical restaurant or bar serving size. Serving sizes and nutrition information can vary greatly depending on size of glass,
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Hour but the below information is a good estimate. Pina Colada: 650 calories White Russian: 450 calories Mudslide: 850 calories Champagne Cocktail: 250 calories Frozen Margarita: 740 calories Daiquiri: 675 calories Mai Tai: 350 calories Long Island Iced Tea: 780 calories Egg Nog: 600 calories
yvettequantz Preventing the Holiday Hangover: 1. Avoid going to the event on an empty stomach. 2. Drink water or club soda in between cocktails. 3. Avoid salty foods. Consuming foods high in salt will ultimately leave you thirstier, and could have you drinking more alcohol. 4. Give your body enough time to metabolize your beverages. You will burn off about two-thirds to one drink per hour, so pace yourself through the night. 5. Drink lots of water before bed.
If you do choose to drink alcoholic beverages this holiday season, please do responsibly. Happy Holidays! Yvette Quantz, LD, RD, CLT, is a Lifestyle and Sports Nutritionist and owner of Food Therapy, LLC. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org and get more information about Food Therapy at www.foodtherapyonline.com.
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Tis the season for job Eight reasons why the holidays are the perfect time
Story by Danielle M. Dayries/Career Consultant & Resume Writer Danielle Dayries is the owner and operator of the Resume Writing, Career-Consulting and Outplacement Firm, Danielle M. Dayries & Associates, and is a Senior Career Consultant with Ricklin Echikson Associates Career Consulting Firm. Contact her at careeradvisor@ cox.net or 337- 504-5576. Danielle Dayries is available to assist her clients in developing a comprehensive job search action plan with an emphasis on maximizing each client’s individual networking opportunities.
he majority of job seekers believe companies stop hiring during the holiday season. Most job seekers will begin moving into a hibernation mode, and plan to wait until after the holidays have passed to relaunch
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their job search. This can be a serious should continue to move forward in mistake as this holiday season is your job search during the latter days actually one of the best times to of November and December. search for a new career opportunity. 1. Since most job seekers put their The Holiday job search on Season is a state “There will never be another hold, that’s good of mind; for job for you! time of the year when news seekers who are This means your serious, it's the competition is so low.” competition right time to keep is drastically moving forward and not let their lowered and your chances of guard down. When Monday, January landing interviews skyrockets. There 3rd rolls around, they'll have plenty will never be another time of the of things working for them and be year when competition is so low. well-positioned when the traditional Employment agencies and hiring January job market boom begins. managers usually experience a Here are eight reasons why you decrease in the number of resumes
to rev up that job search they receive at the end of the year. Job seekers wrongly assume their inquires will be lost in the Christmas mail or that employers simply aren't hiring. Neither is true. In fact, a well-written cover-letter and resume is likely to get more attention because volume is down. 2. At this time of the year, people feel less stressed in their jobs and are in a festive spirit. Busy professionals and executives are more available for exploratory meetings with job candidates and more eager to find time in their schedules for business meetings, networking, and interviews. Moreover, executives are typically in the office more so than other times of the year. 3. This time of the year equals greater opportunities for socializing and networking. Capitalize on the holiday spirit. What better time to network than when people are in good spirits and socializing frequently? Go to parties and gatherings, especially those where you're likely to meet new
people who could be sources of job leads. Make it a point to listen more than talk. Be positive and upbeat. While you won't want to hand out resumes or press for contacts or referrals, you will want to let people know you are looking and follow up with them after the party.
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4. This is an opportunity to plant seeds for the future. The relationships you build during this time period may be critical to the job search success in 2011. Touching base to wish people happy holidays is a great way to reconnect with old contacts and let them know that you are still available. Send a holiday greeting card to that nice networking contact you made back in August, or to the hiring manager who almost hired you last month. If you don't think they'll remember you (assume they won't), include a brief reminder of your last contact and, perhaps, a business card. Think about people you've met in the past, that well-connected friend, and don't forget old co-workers or supervisors when you put your list
together. Whether you send a personal email holiday message or a nice card, you can include a quick note to mention that you'd love to catch up with a
“Touching base to wish people happy holidays is a great way to reconnect with old contacts” phone call or over a drink. Voila! Instant painless networking! 5. Hiring managers know you are serious about finding a job if you are searching during the holidays. They will take you more seriously and respect your perseverance. Hiring managers and recruiters have a sense of urgency
related to staffing at this time of the year. They do not want to begin the New Year with a staffing deficit. They want to be ramped up to meet new business opportunities come January. 6. Budgeting and hiring decisions are being finalized for the New Year. Contact hiring managers during this time so they won’t have to worry about who to put in the new position after the first of the year. January is the highest hiring month, and those who get hired in January are most likely those who have been searching in November and December. 7. You may find opportunities to volunteer during this time of the year. Volunteering is an excellent way to meet new people. In concert, this
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is an outstanding time of the year to donate your time and resources to “They do not want to begin worthy organizations and the people the New Year with a staffing they help. The United Way of Acadiana (www.unitedwayofacadiana.org) offers deficit.” a myriad of opportunities and a great place to locate volunteer opportunities volunteerlouisiana.gov). by your personal interests is the 8. Not as many candidates are available Volunteer Louisiana website (www. and flexible during the holidays. Would
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Military-inspired coat for her from Bevo's of Lafayette, 715 Bertrand Drive.
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Holiday hued jacket from Little Town, 1116 A-1 Coolidge Blvd., Oil Center.
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Delicious flavors for the holidays (and a bevy year round) from Tyler candles found at Purrfect Gifts, 5520 Johnston Street, Centerpiece Shopping Center.
Cozy blanket from Initials, 340 Kaliste Saloom Road.
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GIFTGUIDE Reindeer dishes from Caroline & Company, 113 Arnould Blvd.
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One bag big enough for a laptop and one in fabulous zebra. From Brother's on the Boulevard, 101 Arnould Blvd.
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Dolce and Gabbana clogs, Gucci heels and Anya Hindmarch bag from Clothing Loft, 115 Arnould Blvd.
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Handmade leather jacket and hand-dyed scarf. From Moseley & Hollard, 1200 Camellia Blvd., Suite 103.
Tory Burch glasses for her and Dolce and Gabbana for him. From LA Specs, 1910 Kaliste Saloom, River Ranch.
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Holiday gift kit by Bare Minerals from Loretta's, 504 Guilbeau Road and 810 St. Blaise Lane, Youngsville.
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Beautiful doll from Doll World and Children's Boutique, 438 E Pont Des Mouton Road.
Unique crosses with special quotes from Bundle of Joy, 5520 Johnston St # I.
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Functiona l Fun Tommy Bahama duffle bags from Brother's on the Boulevard, 101 Arnould Blvd. collapse and zip into a convient compact seat.
Gloves made for the iPhone user (it’s impossible to use the phone’s touch screen with regular gloves) from Imelda’s Fine Shoes, 3810 Ambassador Caffery #200.
Reversible scarflet for two totally different looks to keep the neck warm. From Vanessa V. Boutique, 5520E Johnston Street.
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Old Gringo boots for him from Moseley & Hollard, 1200 Camellia Blvd., Suite 103 River Ranch.
Little leather bag with unique beaded belt from Sky Blue, 3810 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy.
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GIFTGUIDE Oversized links on a cool bracelet with matching earrings and necklace. From Paul's Jewelry, 600 Silverstone in River Ranch and 325 Oil Center Drive in the Oil Center.
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GIFTGUIDE Sequin heels and sparkling cuff from Coco Eros, 340 Kaliste Saloom Road.
Jay Strongwater decadent ornament from Jody's of Lafayette, 923 Harding St., Oil Center.
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Christmas Delish Celebrate the season with delicious fare thanks to recipes from the Junior League of Lafayette’s can’t miss cookbook Try these unique holiday recipes sure to wow every palate courtesy of Something to Talk About
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There are few things that signal the holidays for my family like the appearance of certain dishes. And while the origin of these recipes remains fuzzy (every woman in the family has them scribbled on a tattered note card somewhere) – the memories are crystal clear. - Amanda Bedgood
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A Merry Little Christmas Candy canes! And snowmen! And reindeer! O, my! The seasonâ€™s favorite characters, a bit of smocking and a darling duo show off the holidayâ€™s must haves for little ones.
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Snow-white pieces are precious for him and her. From Melodi's Belles and Beaus, 913 Harding St., Oil Center. DECEMBER 2010
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A red dress and polka dot bow for her from Doll World and Children's Boutique, 438 E Pont Des Mouton Road. 48 FACE Magazine
Frosty-adorned soft sweater for him from Doll World and Children's Boutique, 438 E Pont Des Mouton Road. DECEMBER 2010
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A simple red is perfect for holidays and beyond. From Bundle of Joy, 5520 Johnston St #I. 50 FACE Magazine
Pair red stripe sweater tights with anything for instant holiday flare. Green dress and tights from Bundle of Joy, 5520 Johnston St #I. DECEMBER 2010
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Rudolph jumper with Peter Pan collar shirt from Caroline & Company, 113 Arnould Blvd. 52 FACE Magazine
Green corduroy on him from Caroline & Company, 113 Arnould Blvd.
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Dressing a la Audrey never goes out of style and neither do diamonds (or pearls or rubies or sapphires â€Ś)
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Cream of the crop Cream mod dress with black sequins from Coco Eros, 340 Kaliste Saloom Road. Diamond earrings and bracelet from Paul's Jewelry, 600 Silverstone in River Ranch and 325 Oil Center Drive in the Oil Center. DECEMBER 2010
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All that Glitters Bold shoulders and dramatic gold in the perfect cocktail dress for the holidays from Moseley & Hollard, 1200 Camellia Blvd., Suite 103. Rows of diamond necklaces, earrings, ring and bracelet from Paul's Jewelry, 600 Silverstone in River Ranch and 325 Oil Center Drive in the Oil Center. 56 FACE Magazine
Regal Ruby A rich red dress, faux fur jacket and shimmering gold shoes from Brother's on the Boulevard, 101 Arnould Blvd. Dramatic gold cuff from Paul's Jewelry, 600 Silverstone in River Ranch and 325 Oil Center Drive in the Oil Center. DECEMBER 2010
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Green with Envy A sophisticated shape and must have hue from Knotting Hill, 201 Settlers Trace Blvd., River Ranch. Sparkling yellow diamonds pop against green. Jewelry from Paul's Jewelry, 600 Silverstone in River Ranch and 325 Oil Center Drive in the Oil Center. 58 FACE Magazine
Made in the Shade Stunning dress with black belt perfect for day to night from Partners' LTD, 102 Arnould Blvd. Prada sunglasses from LA Specs, 1910 Kaliste Saloom, River Ranch. Rich black pearls from Paul's Jewelry, 600 Silverstone in River Ranch and 325 Oil Center Drive in the Oil Center. DECEMBER 2010
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Lux Sumptuous velvet. Lush silk. Baroque patterns. Opulent hues and rich charcoals. Marry holidayâ€™s traditional elements with attitude. Think lace leggings, chain-trimmed toppers, fur vests for a season thatâ€™s anything but expected. Photography Penny Moore Model Vanessa Barnfather Location Cyrus Rugs of Lafayette Makeup and Hair Adrienne, aimeezingfaces.com Styling Amanda Bedgood 60 FACE Magazine
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A traditional pattern injected with attitude thanks to shocking pink and green paired with lace leggings. All from Little Town, 1116 A-1 Coolidge Blvd., Oil Center.
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A dramatic sleeve and super skinny pant pairs with a dramatic soft boot. All from Bevo's of Lafayette, 715 Bertrand Drive.
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Pair a luxurious regal purple silk with chain trimmed jacket and rock and roll leggings. All from Vanessa V. Boutique, 5520-E Johnston Street.
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Four Star Fabulous The must-have military jacket pairs with a lux little dress and floral necklace. From Pink Paparatzi Couture, 807 Albertson Pkwy. Suite C, Broussard.
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A rich navy color in crushed velvet pairs with a super soft fur vest and chunky necklace and dramatic cuff. All from HerringStone’s 2 Sisters’ Boutique, 111 Settlers Trace Blvd., River Ranch.
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Looking for a simple way to inject sass into any look â€“ tights with attitude are a must have. All from Vertigo, 201 Settlers Trace Blvd., River Ranch.
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When hearing Katie’s story there are numbers that cannot be forgotten. Eleven – the number of minutes it took to rush her to a local hospital. Six –units of blood she lost before making it to the hospital. Eight –plates that now make up her face. Fifty – screws used in her face. Seven – hours of surgery that saved her face and ultimately her life. Twenty-seven – pounds she lost in the first two and a half weeks after the accident. Katie’s accident – while tragic, shocking, enthralling to hear – is but a blip on the radar of what makes up Katie. It is something that, without question, altered the trajectory of her life. But, to say it has changed her as a person isn’t entirely accurate. It has done many things to Katie. What it has not done – it has not defined her as a person. There is an adage that says adversity does not build character, but rather reveals it. In the case of Katie Nicholson, this is true. Katie always had been a take-no-prisoners kind of woman and when she faced the unimaginable she tackled it in true Katie fashion. Read on to learn how one Lafayette teacher faced the fight of her life.
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Nineteen months ago Katie Nicholson was in a tragic accident that left every bone in her face broken. Every. Single. One. The one thing, however, that could not be broken was her spirit.
“Imagine dropping a mirror on the ground … that’s what happened to my bones.”
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In May 2009, Katie Nicholson was working out at a local gym. A bit of a workout nut, Katie was wrapping up a boot camp class late one afternoon when a piece of equipment toppled onto her. Katie fell backward from seven feet up in the air with the piece of equipment landing on her face. “I remember flying back,” she says thoughtfully recalling the afternoon less than two years ago. The rest is a blur of half memories, some of which she is not sure if she recalls from experience or from hearing about from those present. “I was bleeding to death,” she says. Katie lost six units of blood before she made it to the hospital. Her face was destroyed and her airways were filling with blood. “I had no nose,” she says. “My
nose was inside my face.” Katie would later learn that doctors could not distinguish the placement of what was left of her face that night and months later when Katie accidently came across a photo from that night she shudders to remember the sight. She had busted both eardrums and one eye was completely lost. In those first hours the seriousness of her situation was not initially clear to family and friends. Her nanny and sister were contacted and asked about Katie’s teeth. (The 29-year-old had spent three
years and $20,000 working on her smile.) “The doctors said ‘who cares?’ I don’t think they got it,” Katie says. “They were worried about brain damage. Will she be able to see and hear?” Doctors told her family to pray that she made it through the night and that when she woke that she would be able to see and hear again. “Imagine dropping a mirror on the ground,” Katie explains. “That’s what happened to my bones.”
“… he said ‘I’m so sorry this happened to you. You will get married and fall in love and have babies and walk down the street and no one will ever know this happened to you.’”
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That night, thanks to Katie’s above par health, she was able to make it through seven hours of surgery. Katie is quick to thank the three doctors who saved her face and her life that night – Dr. David Foreman, Dr. Kenneth Odinet and Dr. Mike Peebles. When she woke doctors thought she was deaf. Her jaw was wired shut and her face was bandaged. She had a trache in her throat to breathe. She could neither see nor hear.
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Can you put my clothes in the dryer? “They showed it to the neurologist and he said, ‘she’s okay,’” Katie laughs.
ten days rather than the month doctors expected. For some time Katie says she didn’t fully comprehend the brevity of her situation. Once she learned she had lost an eye, she figured she’d just get a new one. But, as time went on Katie would learn that the recovery process would be a long road and one, she says honestly, that can be both physically and emotionally trying.
“After the numbness and shock wore off … I never felt depression like that"
“They don’t know if I’m brain dead,” Katie says of doctors and family following the initial surgery.
How bad was it?
Can you make sure to pay my bills?
They bought her a dry erase board soon thereafter. Katie’s questions that day are a telling representation of her and the things that matter. Namely, that things get done. Katie is a self-professed “control freak” and it is perhaps this personality trait that has benefited her greatly during this time. Perhaps that is why she was back teaching that fall just months after the accident. Maybe that’s why she was in the hospital for a mere
Adding to Katie’s recovery, no doubt, has been the outpouring of support from a network of friends. Within days teachers at her school – Evangeline Elementary – pitched in money. And within weeks a fundraiser was held thanks to her crew of 12 high school friends. “It was unbelievable,” she says of Katie’s Wonderwalk, for which more than 500 people showed up to rally for the local teacher. FACE Magazine 73
Within a month of the accident Katie had three procedures (and there are more on the horizon). For some time she was numb following the accident and unaware of how long her battle would be.
happened to me. Not who I am.”
“I thought I’d be beautiful by Christmas,” she says shaking her head.
In fact, it’s hard to comprehend when looking at her now that her face could have endured all that it has. Her skin is smooth and there are but two small scars, neither of which is noticeable. In July she had surgery for her nose, which was rebuilt using bone from her rib. She is in the process of surgeries for the eye she lost. Doctors are rebuilding the area and today she has a fake eye, which looks entirely real.
Little did she realize how long the surgeries would take to complete. It wasn’t long before she found a doctor in Houston, a selective renowned surgeon, who gave her hope when he agreed to take on her case. “The first day I met him, he said ‘I’m so sorry this happened to you. You will get married and fall in love and have babies and walk down the street and no one will ever know this happened to you,’” Katie says. At the time she had felt hopeless. And, she says honestly, there are times she still does. “After the numbness and shock wore off … I never felt depression like that,” Katie says of the days following the accident. As she dealt with her new reality she also faced whether or not to forgive the gym owner who was responsible for the equipment. And today, she says seriously, she is walking on the side of forgiveness. It was not something that happened overnight, she says frankly. There was a time she was angry. A time in which she could scarcely imagine feeling anything but anger. Eventually the two sat to talk and Katie says despite her expectations it was an experience that was in a word – good. “It was so healing,” she says. If there is one word that defines the last year and half of Katie’s life, it might be healing. “I was bound and determined,” Katie says of her drive after the accident. “I wanted it to be something that 74 FACE Magazine
And while it has dominated Katie’s time in the last year and a half and no doubt changed her life, it’s obvious very quickly that Katie is no one’s victim.
And, yes, her face has been forever changed. “Inside it’s a train wreck,” she says of the inner structure of her face. But, inside Katie things are certainly anything but a wreck. “I wanted to be a better person. Not a bitter person because of it. I was hell-bent on getting life as much back to normal,” she says. And in these months it has been the true test of the recovery of her soul. When the visitors are gone. When it is just Katie and those closest to her, facing round after round of surgeries. “If I ever doubted I was loved,” she laughs noting the people who came out of the woodwork. “The support has been unbelievable and I thank God. That’s how I got through it and by the grace of God.” Getting through it is a day-by-day process. When we first met Katie she had just stopped wearing a patch on her eye. She had hoped the surgery for her eye would look better than it did. She says honestly that she cried the whole way home after that disappointment. There are days she simply feels ugly.
many lessons about life. Katie says she has learned that life is “not about how hard we fall, but how fast we get back up.” And Katie, if she had it her way, would be getting back up even faster. Doctors, however, require she wait six months between every procedure. “The waiting game is tough,” she says. “That is the most difficult thing. I want it to be five years from now and be done.” She has also learned that accidents happen. They happen to good people. Today she lives with jaw pain and headaches. Her face hurts at times (metal cools before bone does). And she’s learning to let go of the past – of what she thinks she “should look like.” In the last few months, she says she often referenced a photo taken the day before the accident. When we meet she shows me the picture. She remembers the wise words of her mother’s best friend – “let go of her.” “She said, ‘this girl is gone.’ It’s going to be different … that’s hard to swallow,” Katie says. But, in many ways the stars aligned that May evening. She made it to the hospital before losing too much blood. The doctors on call that night (according to her dream team of world renown surgeons in Texas) did a “hell of a job” salvaging her face and saving her life. If the equipment had landed two millimeters over it would have been her frontal lobe that was destroyed. “I’m still not done,” Katie says. “It’s tough. But, it’s not impossible. And it didn’t stop me for anything.” Katie is proof that there are some things in life that are simply indestructible – like the human spirit.
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â€œI wanted to be a better person. Not a bitter person.â€?
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Loretta's – 504 Guilbeau Rd. Guitar Acadiana – 100 William O Blvd., Suite C Bundle of Joy – 5520 E. Johnston St. #1 Purrfect Gifts – 5520 E. Johnston St. #F Vanessa V Boutique – 5520 E. Johnston St. Cottage Shop of Acadiana – 800 East Broussard Rd. Imelda's – 3810 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. #200 Sky Blue – 3810 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. Clothing Loft – 115 Arnould Blvd. On the Boulevard Caroline & Co. – 113 Arnould Blvd. On the Boulevard Brother’s on the Blvd. – 101 Arnould Blvd. On the Boulevard Partner's – 102 Arnould Blvd. Bevo's – 715 Bertrand Dr. Ashero Spa – 233 Doucet Rd., B1 Spoiled Pet Spa – 2837 Johnston St. South College Shopping Center Lucius Hornsby/Keller Williams – 900 South College, #100 Christopher Hubbell, M.D., a Jeune Medical Spa – 913 South College Rd. MPW Properties – 301 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Ste. 402 Angel Prints – 104 Kaliste Saloom Rd. Coco Ero's – 304 Kaliste Saloom Rd. Centre Park Initial's – 304 Kaliste Saloom Rd. Centre Park
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Back in October FACE shared the story of Madelene Boudreaux, an Acadiana breast cancer survivor with a great idea. She wanted Acadiana to Paint the Town Pink in honor of breast cancer awareness. Her vision was for local business and folks on Oct. 27 to do something pink-related, raise monies and donate to Miles Perret Cancer Services. Acadiana heard her call. Women (and a few men too) went pink for the day with businesses offering specials throughout the day and employees, students and citizens participating by raising funds and awareness. Check who went pink and start planning now for how you plan to go pink next year.
The night before Paint the Town Pink, Madelene and a bevy of ladies gathered at Zeaâ€™s where they munched on raspberry cheesecake and sipped cosmos (both pink items courtesy of the restaurant). On hand were ladies offering a few pretty pink goodies for purchase with proceeds going toward the cause.
Regina Briscoe (a breast cancer survivor) organized a pink fundraiser at the Lafayette Parish Police Department along with several secretaries and detectives. They whipped up breakfast for more than 100 employees and sold t-shirts to raise funds for the cause.
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Employees at both Bank of Commerce branches took up the cause donning pink shirts.
The folks at Fontenot Insurance Agency raised monies and awareness for Paint the Town Pink. Pictured from left to right are Stephanie Vice, Pat Fontent, Beverly Rayon, Jim Fontenot, Lyle Leleux, Bonnie Fontenot and Bridget Hanks.
Second graders at Green T. Lindon raised more than $1,000 for the cause. Darlene Russell’s second grade class sold ice cream donated by Blue Bell. Pictured are the kids enjoying philanthropy with Doug O’Conner, who was instrumental in the endeavor.
Students at Ascension Episcopal’s middle school showed their support for the cause by raising money (about $300) and wearing pink shirts.
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showyourface PALATES AND PATE APERITIF October 27 â€“ Acadiana Outreach Center Artists, chefs, sponsors and VIPs gathered weeks before Palates and Pate for Aperitif where partygoers got a chance to check out incredible art and sumptuous fare. A live auction with work from Lafayette artists was the highlight of the evening.
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October 28 â€“ Petroleum Club The March of Dimes wowed guests with their Phantom of the Opera themed soiree complete with delicious eats from the areaâ€™s best chefs. Trevis and Jenny Badeaux delivered a powerful message about the difference the organization made in the lives of their premature twins.
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showyourface HEART WALK November 5 â€“ River Ranch The American Heart Association hosted their annual Heart Walk Nov. 5, which began at Elysian Fields in River Ranch. The event brought out walkers aimed at raising funds to fight the countryâ€™s number one killer.
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showyourface GALLERY AT CITY CLUB RECEPTION October 5 – City Club A bevy of artists showed off a diverse selection of art in the Gallery at City Club at River Ranch. The beautiful pieces from several artists will be on display through January.
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showyourface ASO Preview Gala
October 15 – Carriage House ASO supporters got a sneak peek at three beautiful show homes and enjoyed a swanky soirée in the courtyard of Carriage House complete with delish dishes, a sparkling raffle and fabulous auction.
FASHION PREVIEW October 27 – Frem Boustany Center Tyler Hebert and Ashley Jolet gathered diverse designers and stores for a runway show including music from God Speed the Jackal and dozens of beautiful ladies (and a few fellows too) in the first ever New Orleans Fashion Preview in Lafayette.
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October 29 – City Club
Deanna Head transformed City Club into scary chic for a spooky Masquerade affair with proceeds going to the Children’s Shelters of Acadiana Youth. The formal affair brought out revelers in all manner of beautiful mask for a night of dancing with the chance to purchase a few unique items – including a spooky custom-made Vivian Alexander egg.
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$1.5 Million Grant to the Arts
James Devin Moncus Family Foundation Grants Award to Acadiana Center for the Arts The James Devin Moncus Family Foundation was honored recently to provide a substantial grant of $1.5 million to the Acadiana Center for the Arts to further its mission to create, facilitate, nurture and fund arts and cultural activities that will further enrich the quality of life in and around Acadiana.
“Fine arts and music have always been a passion of mine, which is why they are an important part of our mission” said Jim Moncus, Founder of The James Devin Moncus Family Foundation. “We are proud to be supporters of ACA as they foster creative growth by providing grants to artist throughout the region to pursue their talents. The ACA also provides an Art Grants for Teachers program, encouraging teachers to design and develop artistically creative and innovative projects involving the visual and performing arts.” The grant award is directly in line with the mission of The James Devin Moncus Family Foundation in that its objectives are to support organizations and individuals in the fields of education, healthcare, animal welfare and the arts. In honor of the grant award, the Acadiana Center for the Arts is naming its new, state of the art theatre, The James Devin Moncus Family Theatre.
Jim and Ruth Moncus present a check to AcA executive director Gerd Wuestemann and board chairman Ed Abell.
AcA Ribbon Cutting
Supporters of AcA gathered in early November to celebrate the completion of a massive project that includes a state of the art theater making the arts center a hub for every type of performance. The Acadiana Center for the Arts ribbon cutting brought out a bevy of dignitaries and major play makers who brought the project to fruition. The new Acadiana Center for the Arts Theater, with seating for 300 and state-of-the-art acoustics, is a jewel in the heart of downtown Lafayette, Louisiana. Its re-configurable space can accommodate every type of performance—theater, dance, film, and music––from a full orchestra to a Cajun or Zydeco band. The new space also will house AcA’s well-known programs, such as Louisiana Crossroads and the Arts in Education Family Performance Series, providing a muchneeded hub for arts in the heart of Acadiana. The AcA Theater can transform completely, from an open room with up to 6,000 square feet of flat floor space to almost any type of seating arrangement imaginable – proscenium, thrust, black box, or theater in the round. The new space was designed by the award-winning Architects Southwest team, and the internationally acclaimed theater design firm TPC (Theater Projects Consultants) advised on the project.
A bevy of supporters gathered in early November for the AcA ribbon cutting to celebrate the state-of-the-art project's completion.
event featuring the paintings of Tom Secrest. A café located in the AcA’s day lit atrium will be open to the public six days a week, serving gourmet coffee and offering free WiFi. During evening performances and special events, the space will become an elegant lobby for socializing and sipping cocktails.
Ongoing exhibits in December Troy Leleux Dec. 11 through 31, Side Gallery Michelle Fontenot through Dec. 18, Vault Tom Secret, Mind’s Eye through Dec. 18, Main Gallery
In other areas of the revamped AcA, naming rights patrons now include Sharon Moss, Coca-Cola Bottling and Paul Favaron, and James Upcoming events include Met in HD S. Mallia. Allen & Gooch, IberiaBank, The Lemoine Company, and Dec. 11, 11:30 p.m., Verdi's Don Carlo - New Production, AcA Theater Moss Motors/Mercedes Benz served as underwriters for the week January 8, 12 p.m., Puccini's La Fanciulla del West, AcA Theater of opening events, the highlight of which was a Nov. 6 gala featuring Touring Arts four-time-Grammy winner Lyle Lovett. Other Grand Opening Fugro Chance Family Performance Series performances included Minneapolis-based dance troupe Rhythmic Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m., If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, Angelle Hall, ULL Campus December 15, 6:30 p.m., Coatimundi, AcA Theater Circus, Louisiana’s own Dylan LeBlanc, and a special monthly ArtWalk 86 FACE Magazine
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