As cool as cotton: It’s all OneofaKind at Baton Rouge Fashion Week finale

Advocate staff photo by PAM BORDELON --- Laeh Alexander, Michelle Opiri, Kelishia King, Jasmine Edmonson and Skyler Bourgeois, from left, bring the cotton designs of LSU Apparel Design students Eric Prestley, Nimia Cabrera and Kiyada Jenkins to the runway at OneofaKind Baton Rouge Fashion Week's finale show.

Cotton was king at the OneofaKind Baton Rouge Fashion Week finale runway show at the Capitol Park Museum on Saturday night. At least for four LSU Apparel Design students. The all-cotton fashion designs of seniors Nimia Cabrera, Jane Gressaffa, Kiyada… Continue reading →

Food & Restaurants

Winter salads tend to be more substantial and filling

This Feb. 2, 2015, photo shows chopped kale and lentil winter salad in Concord, N.H. This winter salads manages to feel both energizing and comforting at the same time. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Eating a salad a day is a habit I adopted a while back to help me automate the eating of raw veggies. Either my lunch or my dinner usually is built around some sort of salad. And I try to stay true to… Continue reading →


Baton Rouge First Baptist deacon attracts youth with exotic sports cars like Lamborghinis

Advocate staff photo by JOHN OUBRE -- A Lamborghini Murcielago was one of the cars youngsters got to see up close at the February Lamborghini Youth Training Academy.

As deacon chairman at First Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Kimuel Lee was looking for a way to attract young people to church. He found it in his garage. Of course, it’s no ordinary garage.… Continue reading →


Not Your Mom’s Tuna Casserole

Photo by Waterbury Publications Inc.  --  Lorraine Wallace updates the classic tuna casserole with her recipe Not Your Mom's Tuna Casserole in her latest cookbook 'Mr. & Mrs. Sunday's Suppers.' Copyright © 2015 by Lorraine Wallace. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. All rights reserved.

Not Your Mom’s Tuna Casserole Serves 8. Recipes and photography from MR. & MRS. SUNDAY’S SUPPERS by Lorraine Wallace. Copyright © 2015 by Lorraine Wallace. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Wallace writes, “It is surprisingly… Continue reading →


2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Sonata 2.0T

After unprecedented success with the previous generation, Hyundai introduces the seventh generation of its mid-size Sonata sedan, giving it a more refined look and better ride quality. Hyundai’s redesign of the Sonata builds on the fluidic sculpture design of the outgoing Sonata. Fluidic… Continue reading →

Real Estate

French Elegance on Old Hammond

Baton Rouge has lots of French style homes with curb appeal and timeless character. But when you find such a home in the heart of the city – within walking distance of Towne Center – you have something special indeed. Such is the… Continue reading →


Garden News: Ball-like moss plant cropping up in Louisiana, generally not a threat to trees

Photo by RAJ SINGH -- Ball moss is being seen more and more in local landscapes. Fortunately, it is not usually a danger to trees.

Louisianians are probably familiar with Spanish moss, but they may not be aware of ball moss. Like Spanish moss, ball moss is an epiphyte and belongs to family Bromeliaceae, says LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Raj Singh. It’s an air plant that’s… Continue reading →