Lucie Monk Carter


Joining the Country Roads editorial staff in 2013, Lucie has since pestered legendary chefs, performance artists, master gardeners, Comma Queens, acrobats, landscape architects, microbiologists, and more to share their secrets.

Now managing editor of Country Roads, it's her daily joy to work with regular contributors, welcome new voices, observe the ever-growing local culture, and ruminate endlessly on how best these diverse stories can be shared (and how the heck it all might fit in the print issue). You can reach her at


Lucie Monk Carter

Jamie Brown and Sydney Harkins cater with charisma more

Nov 22, 2017 2:48 PM Foodways


Witt Duncan

Travel, downsizing, and finding photographic gold close to home more

Nov 22, 2017 9:20 AM Outdoor Adventures


Marianna Massey Photography

Our 2014 Small Town Chefs Cody and Samantha Carroll will star in a Food Network show more

Nov 22, 2017 8:51 AM Restaurants


Courtesy of My House Social

Baton Rouge will play host to the first-ever statewide food truck frenzy more

Nov 10, 2017 2:54 PM Restaurants


Lucie Monk Carter

Talking booze and balance with bartender Brea Frederick more

Oct 25, 2017 1:46 PM Foodways


Kourtney Zimmerman

Ideas for the weekday, weeknight, and weekend in Baton Rouge more

Oct 24, 2017 12:13 PM , Getaways

If Baton Rouge Community College was ever just a bridge between high school and the four-year university of a young student’s dreams, that’s certainly not the case now. more

Oct 24, 2017 9:00 AM People & Places


Loyola University New Orleans Photographer Kyle Encar

With foresight and empathy, Tony Kushner writes on tensions in his Lake Charles childhood more

Oct 23, 2017 12:41 PM Visual & Performing Arts


Lucie Monk Carter

Celebrating the best of Baton Rouge—they just happen to be women more

Oct 13, 2017 4:07 PM People & Places


Lucie Monk Carter

At Inspired Closets in Baton Rouge, see the life you could lead if you’d just clean up your act more

Oct 7, 2017 11:38 AM House & Home


Lucie Monk Carter

Abita, take the wheel more

Oct 2, 2017 4:09 PM Foodways


Lucie Monk Carter

Conducted between 2013 and 2017, the Baton Rouge Folklife Survey revealed what Maida Owens knew in her heart: rather than lacking an identity, Baton Rouge is a "cultural microcosm" of Louisiana. more

Sep 26, 2017 4:45 PM People & Places


Lucie Monk Carter

Sampling Chef Gavin Jobe's inspired menu more

Sep 26, 2017 3:15 PM Restaurants


Brei Olivier

Chef Phillip Lopez interprets the works of artist Jacqueline Bishop more

Sep 26, 2017 2:16 PM Supper Club


Lucie Monk Carter

In flight over Ascension Parish with Al Muir of Bear Creek Balloons more

Sep 26, 2017 12:08 PM Outdoor Adventures


Lucie Monk Carter

Bold restaurants and hidden delights extending from downtown Baton Rouge more

Sep 25, 2017 3:26 PM Restaurants


Lucie Monk Carter

Redefining what Baton Rouge will try more

Aug 24, 2017 3:16 PM Restaurants

Local arts organizations hit big birthdays more

Aug 23, 2017 3:03 PM Visual & Performing Arts


Lucie Monk Carter

Could a return to natural infrastructure save South Louisiana? more

Jul 25, 2017 10:55 AM Knowing Nature


Lucie Monk Carter

Full circle to White Oak Plantation, and he's making the most of it more

Jul 25, 2017 9:42 AM Foodways