Anne Butler


Anne Butler is the author of twenty books, some more substantial than others, and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles; she is also in great demand as the local obituary writer of choice since she can make anybody sound good. She also runs a B&B on her historic family plantation near St. Francisville but is retiring from the odious task of giving house tours, having had just about all the joys of dealing with the traveling American public that she can stand, so she'll have more time to write and maybe even get out of the house once in awhile.


Lucie Monk Carter

Fact and fiction meld in Father Roman Roldan's new page-turner Read more



Photo by Jill Benton Glass

After twenty years of brightening the grounds of Butler Greenwood with his plumage and personality, Humphrey the peacock has flown the coop. Read more

Knowing Nature


Photo by Henry Cancienne

The private home of the Shaffer family, this restored Victorian plantation is now open to the public Read more



Photo courtesy of LSU Athletics.

At Angola, the inmates call him "Legend" Read more

People & Places

Chef John Folse brings a bottle of old-world delight back to the table. It’s called “a cordial kissed by the fruits,” and it’s only natural that Chef John Folse, with his Renaissance-era enthusiasm for everything under the sun, sho... Read more


These easily accessible wonderful wild places in South Louisiana, are best savored at a leisurely pace Read more

Outdoor Adventures

New on the Audubon Pilgrimage agenda Spring pilgrimages across the South take visitors back to the Cotton Kingdom, an era when slavery afforded the opulent lifestyles of planters. In March, the forty-second annual Audubon Pilgrimage in St. ... Read more


Are There Vampires in the Felicianas? If so, at least one local is ready. Read more


And the program that aims to keep things merry for main street merchants all year long. Read more