Every Fourth of July weekend, Blair Broussard and a few friends vacation in Seaside, Fla., a popular summer destination for many Baton Rougeans. While making early preparations for the trip, the communications manager for Community Coffee gave us her list of seven must-haves for fun in the sand and the sun.
Music for any mood. I mellow out at the beach with Jack Johnson, and for more upbeat songs, I've been listening to a band called Fun—especially their song “We Are Young” with Janelle Monae.
Reading material. I usually bring fashion magazines and a novel by [The Hunger Games author] Suzanne Collins or [Harry Potter creator] J.K. Rowling.
Something from Neverland. I always bring my Tinker Bell beach towel.
Chapstick with SPF. I've forgotten this before and regretted it later.
An ice chest. This is like your safe at the beach.
Meat tenderizer. For grilling, but mostly in case of jellyfish stings.
Cajun seasoning and coffee. I can't leave south Louisiana without them.
Bad Guys, Good Eats! Pop-Up Dinner at Restaurant IPO
Chef and 225 contributor Jay D. Ducote and Chef Chris Wadsworth hosted the Bad Guys, Good Eats! dinner at Restaurant IPO Wednesday night. The dinner was themed around famous movie villains, pairing cocktails and ales with plates of food resembling famous baddies like The Joker, Lord Voldemort, Hannibal Lector, and many others. The highlights of the night were the three middle courses—a black bean soup laced with blood sausage to signify Lord Voldemort, a brace of coneys on black eyed peas resembling Sauron, and lamb medallions atop a fava bean puree to pay homage to the famous favorite of Hannibal Lector.
Elizabeth Arkley Hammett, a local nursing student and Fur Ball co-coordinator, and her husband Grey Hammett III, who works in commercial real estate, will take you through our summer guide. And they'll look good while doing it, too. Where noted, their clothes and accessories are available from local retailers.
These swimsuits will keep you stylish all summer long
Better Block BR
On Saturday the two blocks between Bedford and Beverly drives on April 13, 2013, residents will get to see a model of what Government Street could look like if we push local and state officials to update the roadway to a safer, more "complete street" model.