Louisiana Life

In This Issue

Duty and The Beast

Benjamin Butler’s Occupation of New Orleans

Kristen Essig

Sainte Marie Brasserie, New Orleans

Food & Film

Abby Singer’s Bistro at Shreveport’s Robinson Film Center

Medical News

Health updates from around the state

Statewide Calendar

March/April Events, Festivals and More.

Texas Festivals

Spring into fun in the Lone Star State

Around Louisiana

Events and Highlights

Pelicans Make a Leap

A Touchy Subject

Small towns can be intimate in ways you might not expect.

Breaking Records with Beads

Natchitoches’ tricentennial is celebrated with a 384-square-foot bead mosaic, the largest in the world.

Business News

Strength ripples through the Louisiana economy.

Crawfish Creations

4 Fresh Recipes

Nottingham Meets Spain

Edwina and Richard Westrop’s pastoral hideaway in Natchitoches.

Catherine Pears

Executive director, Alexandria Museum of Art

The Scoop on Rice

The base for many local favorite dishes is grown and manufactured right here.

A Guide to Festivals

Spring Harvest

Our local bounty inspires a range of delicious seasonal dishes.

Sesquicentennial

The Red River Campaign

Pat’s Fisherman’s Wharf