December 2016

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Kim Ashford

Delighting children—and one River Ridge collector—since at least 1912 Read more

People & Places 1 Comments


Lucie Monk Carter

Subscription box and gift basket companies do the shopping for you, and keep it local Read more

House & Home


Charles Champagne

Choose and cut your own Christmas tree at Windy Hills Farm Read more

Outdoor Adventures

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Paul Christiansen

The Poor Clare nuns’ handmade gifts put Santa’s elves to shame Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Sarah Hackenberg

Master gardener John Coykendall is saving Washington Parish, seed by seed Read more


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Lucie Monk Carter

On Bal Masqué, the backlash of taking over La Boulangerie, and finding clarity after Hurricane Katrina Read more


A review of "Acadiana Table" Read more


A review of "On the Coast: Mississippi Tales and Recipes" Read more



Lucie Monk Carter

A recipe from Kicking Mule Rum Read more


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Lucie Monk Carter

A classic cocktail with a Louisiana sugarcane twist Read more


Fond memories of Leon Standifer and Ed O'Rourke, Jr. Read more


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Cheryl Gerber

Small collections to delight a hardcore culture vulture Read more


How thirty-seven Louisiana artists respond to a changing landscape Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

A skeptic finds her family’s roots in an old macaroni factory Read more

History 4 Comments

A novel by Chris Tusa Read more


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British writer Martin Hawkins examines the life of legendary musician Slim Harpo in a new biography Read more

Visual & Performing Arts 1 Comments

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Grayson Ball

A photograph by Grayson Ball Read more

Relics Photo Project

Books from Mark Twain and Ernest J. Gaines Award winner Crystal Wilkinson Read more


Rare pieces of Louisiana history to be auctioned Read more

History 1 Comments

Kicking Mule Rum Tom Kliebert

Lucie Monk Carter

A bold new spirit for River Road Read more