Features

Prayer group asking for continued blessings for La. gathers outside State Capitol

Advocate photo by Mark H. Hunter -- Helen Poydras, center left, prays for God's mercy on America for 'shedding of innocent blood' during abortions during a recent prayer outreach service at the Capitol. The meeting, open to anyone, is held at 10:15 a.m. the first Saturday of the month.

“If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”… Continue reading →

Food & Restaurants

Jolie’s Louisiana Bistro hits the mark from start to finish

Photo by Tim Arnold -- The fig cobbler with brandy sauce at Jolie's Louisiana Bistro was outstanding.

Sometimes eating out is about sustenance, and sometimes it’s the night’s main event. Our party enjoyed the latter recently at Jolie’s Louisiana Bistro in Lafayette. Elegant yet relaxed, we enjoyed good food and good conversation with charming service. The… Continue reading →

Faith

Prayer group asking for continued blessings for La. gathers outside State Capitol

Advocate photo by Mark H. Hunter -- Helen Poydras, center left, prays for God's mercy on America for 'shedding of innocent blood' during abortions during a recent prayer outreach service at the Capitol. The meeting, open to anyone, is held at 10:15 a.m. the first Saturday of the month.

“If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”… Continue reading →

Recipes

Teeter’s Pound Cake

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  Callandro's and The Advocate's Thanksgiving recipe contest

Teeter’s Pound Cake Makes 1 large cake. Recipe is from Bonnie Erickson, of St. Francisville, who said she got the recipe from her cousin, Virginia “Teeter” Lathrop, about 25 years ago. The recipe is the first-place winner in the… Continue reading →

Wheels

2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe

If you ever feel the need to reach 60 miles per hour from a standstill in fewer than 5 seconds, the Jaguar F-Type is among the finest ways to do that. The 2015 Jaguar F-Type is a world-class performer, now available in a… Continue reading →

Real Estate

Life on a Walden Pond

Walden is an established upscale neighborhood off Kenilworth Parkway behind Magnolia Woods where ponds and lakes provide a serene, tranquil setting. Many of Walden’s luxury homes line the edges of the waters, and the home at 1819 Applewood Road has more water frontage… Continue reading →

Columnists

Mid City Merchants’ annual White Light Night Art Hop is Nov. 21

Photo provided by Mid City Merchants -- Joanne McMullen's Magnolia and Jasper Bracelet can be seen at Sabai Jewelry Gallery during the White Light Night art hop.

The Mid City Merchants will host its White Light Night Art Hop, rain or shine, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. This is the 17th year for the event, which draws people to the heart of Baton Rouge for an… Continue reading →

Home/Garden

Adding on over the years, the Posts have doubled the size of their Fairway Drive home

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Bryan and Skipper Post, from left, enjoy entertaining family and friends in their large combination dining room-den, which is also open to their kitchen.

Skipper Post was a young architect in 1964 when he and his wife, Bryan, bought a lot off Fairway Drive for their first home. Over the decades, the Posts’ home has grown right along with their family. “I designed this little… Continue reading →