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

A sweet twist on your summer chicken salad Read more



Courtesy of HNOC

For tourists and locals alike, The Historic New Orleans Collection doubles its French Quarter footprint Read more

People & Places


Courtesy of Tatro

New toys for creative Louisiana kids ... and adults Read more

People & Places


Lucie Monk Carter (left and right); Louisiana Northshore (center)

Hailing from three towns new to our annual competition Read more

Small Town Chefs


Courtesy of LSU

Ava and Cordell Haymon have donated $1.2 million to establish a music therapy program at LSU Read more

Visual & Performing Arts


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Baton Rouge seeks a Poet Laureate Read more



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At LSU Museum of Art, Laura Larsen leads tours designed for people with dementia Read more

Visual & Performing Arts


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Brandon Branch & Jim Johnston's radical transformation of the St. Francisville Inn raises the bar for gracious entertaining Read more

Supper Club


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Chicken and spuds from our Acadian buds Read more



A folk album, a coffee-shop exhibit, and a hotel restaurant to consider this month Read more

Visual & Performing Arts

Oh, hello, are you here to see the fine art? Read more

Visual & Performing Arts


James Fox-Smith

Before the feast, a West Baton Rouge pop-up exhibit on sugar's history in Louisiana, complimented by cocktails courtesy of Alma Plantation. Read more

, Supper Club


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The Houmas House chef works wonders with sugar for Country Roads' March Supper Club Read more

Supper Club

In Grand Chenier, The Nature Conservancy nurtures a habitat for passing neotropical migratory songbirds Read more

Knowing Nature


Lucie Monk Carter

With Raconteur Story Writing Services, Olivia Savoie ghostwrites the adventures of others. Read more

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The food of love travels from Sicily to South Louisiana for our first Supper Club of 2019 Read more

Supper Club


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This spring, Baton Rouge will celebrate its creative community with six weeks of Ebb and Flow Festival, incorporating Forum 35's juried art exhibit Art Flow. Read more

Visual & Performing Arts


Courtesy Scenic Lafayette

Scenic Lafayette strives to revitalize its historic Azalea Trail, just in time to be-floral the city's Mardi Gras festivities. Read more



Chanterelle Photography

At the University of Holy Cross Food Science Program, students get analytical when it comes to that New Orleans' taste. Read more



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Grow Louisiana will provide training and mentorship opportunities for novice farmers in its inaugural year Read more

Knowing Nature