"Last year was great. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we got a lot of feedback about the great setting under the lighted oaks," said Opelousas Tourism Director Melanie Lee-Lebouef of the event that will again be held at Le Vieux Village.
A special guest this year will be local artist Maa-Maa Seaux N. Seau, who creates art inspired by rural Mardi Gras scenes.
Geraldine Soileau, she was taught the joy of painting by her father and
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Mardi Gras mornings she spent at her grandmother Eliska Fontenot
Soileau's home. For these very special pictures she uses the primitive
Cajun style taught to her by her father, George Allen Soileau,Cheaper
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Her work, including original paintings, prints and cards, will be on display and available for sale throughout the day.
7 p.m., the fun will take a short break when the winners of this year's
Mardi Gras costume contest are announced. "We've got some great prizes
this year," Lee-Lebouef said.
While the day will cover a broad
range of activities, Lee-Lebouef said they all have the same theme —
celebrating Opelousas' long and rich history.
"This event is
dedicated to preserving and promoting our distinct Cajun and Creole
culture," said Lee-Lebouef, who said Le Vieux Village, whose name
translates as "the old village," is a perfect setting.
Village is a historical park showcasing structures from Opelousas and
other areas of St. Landry Parish. The village includes structures from
the mid-1700s to the early 1900s which depicts the unique and diverse
cultural heritage of Opelousas, Louisiana's third oldest city," she
Concert-goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs for
seating. Because beverages sales go towards covering the cost of the
band and event expenses, ice chests will not be allowed. Beverages and
food will be available for purchase on site.
London Bay Homes'
new Isabella II model home at Mediterra balances textured furnishings
and references to nature with the gleam of glass and metals and the
occasional injection of bold, saturated colors.
concept was to contrast earthy natural textures with more refined
elements," said Jennifer Stevens, senior design director at Romanza
Interior Design in Naples, who created the soft contemporary design for
the single-family luxury model.
The three-bedroom, three-bath
home, now open for viewing, is one of more than a dozen floor plans
offered by London Bay as part of its Reserve Collection in Serata, a
neighborhood of 36 lakefront homes in Mediterra, Naples' premier golf
and beach club community.
Throughout the Isabella II's 3,009 square feet of living space, visitors discover woven grass furniture,You can werkzeugbaus
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coral-inspired glass lamps and even a stump of petrified wood fashioned
into an end table.
Walls, painted off-white with cool
undertones, and the home's main ashlar-set light travertine flooring
with a chiseled edge provide the backdrop for colorful expressions —
vivid accents of orange, red and fuchsia in art, fabrics and
accessories. The palette is introduced upon entering through the model's
walnut-toned double doors, which have beveled glass accents and boast a
clean architectural style.
Fine-textured bronze grasscloth in
the foyer's arched niches and a table with an open metallic base
resembling twisting tree branches preview the use of grain, natural
elements and subtle shimmer. Ahead, the great room continues the
textural and color references with bright accent colors in throw
pillows, draperies and the fuchsia fabric of an armchair, grasscloth in
the TV niche and the petrified wood table. Nature is also brought in
through the great room's sliding glass doors displaying the pool, spa
and the lake beyond.
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White perimeter cabinetry contrasts absolute black granite
counter tops and the black gloss tile backsplash above the four-burner
stainless steel gas stove. Glass adds to the gleam of the stainless
steel hood. The kitchen also has a stainless steel side-by-side
refrigerator-freezer and its microwave is incorporated into cabinetry
flanked on each end by pantries.
Soft dove gray paint accents
the coffers in the ceiling above the kitchen and adjoining cafe area.
Loosely woven chairs and a hutch with a woven front introduce texture
into the causal eating area, positioned at sliding glass doors opening
to the covered living area.
The Isabella II's al fresco area has
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and under-counter refrigerator. Glass and stone mosaic tile in natural
green, ivory and sandy earth tones add a soft shimmer to the pool's
waterline and the raised spa's multitiered spillover.
suite introduces softer sepia and ivory tones with muted blue-greens
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coral. The bed is upholstered in ivory chenille and the dresser's dark
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has shallow trays and crown molding. Windows display the spa; a door
provides access to the covered lanai.