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Pelican Briefs: Noteworthy news and happenings around the state

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Neutral Strip Bicentennial: An 1819 treaty ended unpoliced robbery and murder east of the Sabine River, but no one told the bad guys 76 farther flung

Hangin’ in the Hub: Hattiesburg, Mississippi offers college town charm, nature, craft breweries, top notch food and loads of culture

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New Year, New You: Baton Rouge dietitian offers tips for sticking with your nutrition goals

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Take Flight: Books for bird and history buffs

Southern Comfort: Doe’s East Place and Big Mamma’s Fine Foods in Monroe are opposite ends of delicious spectrum

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Made In Louisiana

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Making Scents: New Orleans perfumer Kathleen Currie crafts fragrances that are healthy for body and mind

Now We’re Cracklin’: At Graton Eatery in St. Martinville Chef Cory Bourgeois focuses on simple, satisfying foods made with quality ingredients, plus daqs

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Eat Your Greens: Four fresh recipes for getting your kale, mustard, turnips and collards

Wild at Heart: Retired National Park Ranger in Alexandria Explores the Louisiana Landscape 20 home

A Different Kind of Tree House: David and Debby Thornton’s Baton Rouge home was designed to save and savor the live oaks that surround it

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22 king cakes Louisiana’s top, indigenous baked confection is the King Cake and this Carnival season, we’re exploring it’s evolution throughout the state By Cheré coen photographs by romero & romero

Each year, the editorial team huddles around the conference room table to brainstorm story ideas for the next year’s Mardi Gras feature. Most often, we focus on the parades and pagentry of Carnival. For example, in recent years, we’ve taken a peek inside Cajun Mardi Gras, the making of a Mardi Gras Indian suit and the funky

32 louisianians of the year 9 Individuals Who Stand Above the Crowd By fritz esker & john kemp photographs by romero & romero

St. Anne parade in New Orleans. This year, we decided to explore everyone’s favorite Carnival confection, the King Cake. It seems everyone has strong feelings about who makes the best King Cake and, these days, there are as may types and flavors as there ar bakeries. Sugary or savory? No problem. On the cover however, we

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Carnival Time: Parades around the state 96 a louisiana life

Designing Life: Baton Rouge construction and design company owner Lisa McDaniel uses South Louisiana as her inspiration

opted for a traditional King Cake from Atwood’s Bakery in Alexandria. If this doesn’t get you ready for Carnival season, we bet there’s one in the story on page 22 that’ll tickle your fancy, even if you don’t like cake. King Cake fries, anyone?

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Louisiana Life January-February 2019  

Louisiana Life, the only statewide general interest publication in the Bayou State, is published six times a year and covers the lifestyles...

Louisiana Life January-February 2019  

Louisiana Life, the only statewide general interest publication in the Bayou State, is published six times a year and covers the lifestyles...