Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Spa Mizan's Holiday Open House December 4th and 5th.


Spa Mizan's Holiday Open House December 4th and 5th Spa Mizan, an Aveda Salon and Spa, is holding our annual Holiday Open House on December 4th and 5th! You're invited to kick off the season of giving the Spa Mizan way: by giving back to both our customers and our community. Join us on either day to enjoy the following promotions: 15% off all regular priced merchandise! Double Points for Pure Privilege Members! With any $40 purchase of products or services, you qualify to spin our Holiday Prize Wheel to win one of 48 Amazing Prizes. Experience Stations will be set up for you to sample products featured in our Holiday Gift Sets! Help support Lafayette Parish School Systems - Homeless Education Program by adopting a student or parent. Or, you can purchase travel size Rosemary Mint Shampoo and Conditioner that will be donated to the program! Purchase one $150 gift card and receive a $20 gift card. ($20 gift card is redeemable for products while supplies last) While shopping, enjoy food and beverages compliments of Spa Mizan and Staff! Call 337.981.0608 or visit for more information. We look forward to seeing you and your families on December 4th and 5th!

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Thanksgiving!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Thanksgiving!

There's no fast-forwarding to Christmas happening on this end, because the foodie's favorite holiday is right around the corner! Thanksgiving is next week. That's why we've put together a list of the EatLafayetterestaurants that want to help you make this Thanksgiving the most wonderful time of the year. 

Twin's Burgers & Sweets

Country Cuisine
Thanksgiving Catering:
Turkey Roll
Pork Roast
Cornbread Dressing
Rice Dressing
Green Beans
Mac and Cheese
Call us for a full listing at 337-269-1653!

2 Paul's Radically Urban Barbecue
Click here for the Thanksgiving Menu!

Joey's Lafayette
Click here for the Thanksgiving Menu!


Ema's Café & Bailey's Seafood and Grill
Owner, Ema Haq, has provided Thanksgiving meals to those less fortunate since 1993. He will continue this tradition on Thanksgiving Day from 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM at Bailey's Seafood & Grill!
Read the story here.

E's Kitchen
Visit E's Kitchen for all of your turkey-related tools and essentials!

Papa T's Café
Papa T's has an EXTENSIVE list of meats, sides and desserts on their Thanksgiving Menu! Click here for the full list and for ordering information!

Agave Mexican Grill & Cantina
Give them a call Downtown at 289-0000 to order the Holiday Special!


La Pizzeria
La Pizzeria's Pizza of the Month is certainly in the Thanksgiving Spirit! Try the Turducken Pizza today!

Indulge Desserts
Sweet Potato Pie from Indulge is just what your holiday party needs, but you have to order ahead of time by calling 534-8700.

Pizza Artista
It's true! Just "Check-In" on Facebook when you dine in to enter.

Bread and Circus Provisions

Prejean's Restaurant

Also: starting on Thanksgiving, a free $10 gift card comes with every $50 gift card purchase. 

Café Vermilionville

To view Café V's Three Course Thanksgiving Day Menu, click here.

Eating local is important all year long, and Thanksgiving is no exception!
Round up your families, propose a toast, and EatLafayette this holiday season!

Freshen Up For The Festivities with Spa Mizan

Thanksgiving is only six days away! Do you have family coming in next week? If so, this is the perfect time for you to look your best, but hosting this kind of celebration does not leave ample time for self-primping. Spa Mizan, an Aveda Salon and Spa, has a solution. Let us freshen you up for the festivities!

How about a style change?

The holidays are the perfect time to change your style up a little.
Spa Mizan's Hair Cut and Style Rates: 

Shampoo & Style - Starts at $25 
Women's Haircuts - Starts at $35
Men’s Haircut Starts at $22
Children’s Haircut - Starts at $15

How about a color change?

Aveda's Autumn 2015 Full Spectrum Color Collection is everything a fall refresher should be!
Spa Mizan's Hair Color Rates:

Highlite - Starts at $40
Highlite/Lowlite - Starts at $60
All Over Color - Starts at $45
New Growth - Starts at $35


At Spa Mizan, an Aveda Salon and Spa, we want you to feel refreshed, revived and rejuvenated for the upcoming holidays! Call us at 337.981.0608 to make an appointment today.

Get Ready for Thanksgiving with ShopLafayette!

Setting the table for a big family dinner is an art. Picking the right table accessories can be just as important as putting the meal together. If you have a large dining table, why not use the beautiful food you cook as a centerpiece? Use pedestals like these from Charm Lafayette to make the meal a little more decorative. If you have a smaller table, opt for a few candles and short vases with flowers. Caroline & Company has great candles that double as a vase after the candle burns out. Perfect! Lolli & Bop has festive turkey serving bowls to add to your table. If you don't want a turkey serving bowl that you can only use once a year, consider finding a piece from a ShopLafayette or Shop River Ranchstore. You can also get a platter from Caroline & Company to display your beautiful turkey. Don’t forget a personalized paper placemat for each of your guests! You can get these from Charm Lafayette.
Photos Left to Right: (Top) Charm Lafayette, Caroline & Company, Lolli & Bop. (Bottom) Caroline & Company, Charm Lafayette
Whether you are having a small get-together, or you are having both sides of the family over for Thanksgiving, you will want a delicious turkey. Don’s Specialty Meats has deboned turkey rolls from 5 pounds to the whole turkey stuffed with all your favorite treats. Stay traditional with cornbread dressing inside, or go all out with a crawfish etoufee stuffed turkey roll. YUM! Or, if you’re planning on having a large gathering, entertain your guests with a Turducken from Nunu’s Fresh Market for a mouthful of flavors. 
As for the rest of the meal, you may want to consult with your guests. If it’s BYOS (Bring Your Own Side), organize who will bring what. If everyone is pitching in for one person to make a big shopping trip, divvy up the cost between the guests. Either way, be sure to spend that money wisely! Rouse’s Market is a great source of pre-made and boxed sides that are easily put together as well as individual ingredients for made-from-scratch options. Don’t forget to go through their Weekly Specials before you go!

More options for local grocery stores include: Joey'sHebert'sChampagne's, and more! 
Here’s a quick shopping list and menu that you can tailor to your needs:
Turkey (Mentioned above OR frozen + butter, chicken stock, and lemon)
Dressing mix (OR 
check out this from scratch option!)
Pumpkin pie (OR pie crust and filling mix)
Veggies (preferred side dish and veggie tray appetizer)
Jellied cranberry sauce
Dinner rolls
Thanksgiving extras and tips:
-Have guests who don't like pumpkin pie? No problem! Pick up a delicious dessert from Renaissance Market and Brasserie a day or two ahead of time. Get your guests a carrot cake or a turtle cheesecake to satisfy their sweet tooth!
-If your guest to chair ratio is skewed in favor of guests, stop by Posh Exclusive Interiors for custom designed furniture for sale or lease it just for the occasion!
-Once Thanksgiving is over, you have Christmas to think about! De-stress between the holidays with Spa Mizan before starting all over again! 
-Not hosting this year? These on-the-go carriers will help you make a contribution, thanks to the Royal Standard!
-Get all your turkey essentials from E’s Kitchen from the simple brining bags to a Bluetooth dual probe thermometer and timer!
-Don’t send your personal Tupperware home with guests! Just pick up some disposable Tupperware while you’re shopping for food.
No matter what your Thanksgiving plans may be, ShopLafayette has everything you may need to celebrate a wonderful meal with the loved ones you are thankful for. If there's more you need, don't fret, check out the ShopLafayette listings page for a long list of stores where you can find all of your Thanksgiving necessities. 
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots Will Award Scholarships at Louisiana Champions Day and Starlight Racing and College Night

(New Orleans, La.) – Louisiana Champions Day will take place on Saturday, December 12, at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, La. Starlight Racing and College Night will take place on December 18. A total of six (6) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded at these events. Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award two (2) scholarships at each event, and Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will award two (2) scholarships on Starlight Racing and College Night.
The drawings will be after the fifth race on Louisiana Champions Day. The races begin at 12:30 p.m., and the student must be there to register between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the designated registration booth.
The drawings will be held after the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th races for Starlight Racing and College Night. The first race begins at 5 p.m. Students can register until the post time of the third race at the designated booth. The student is asked to bring their college ID and driver's license to register. They must also know the name and address of the college that they are attending.
The requirements for the scholarship are as follows:
  • Must be a college student enrolled full-time for Spring 2016.
  • Must be in good standing with the college or university.
  • Must be present to win.
All entrants must report to the Winner's Circle at the time of each drawing. If the drawing winner is not present at the Winner's Circle at the time of the drawing another entry will be pulled until a winner is identified. Winners will be notified at the Winner's Circle by verbal announcement only. It is the drawing entrant's responsibility to be at the Winner's Circle at the time of the drawing.
The scholarship will be deposited directly to the student's account at the college or university.
"The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association is pleased to continue making an investment in the future of our state by investing in the education process," said Roger Heitzmann, secretary/treasurer for the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
For more information please call 1-800-772-1195 or visit


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       NOVEMBER 19, 2015

Media Contact:
Julie Calzone
(337) 235-2924

Company Contacts:
Daniel J. Schreiber, CEO
(858) 509-8800

G. Darcy Klug, CFO
(337) 269-5933

Youngsville, Louisiana (OTC: IDNG) – RedHawk Holdings Corp. (“RedHawk” or the “Company”) announced today that it has reported a net loss of $108,404 for the three months ended September 30, 2015, as compared to a net loss of $46,171 for the three months ended September 30, 2014. The $62,233 increase in the net loss was attributable to higher professional fees combined with higher amortization costs, which more than offset lower management fees for the three months ended September 30, 2015. The higher professional fees during the three months ended September 30, 2015 related primarily to increased business transactions and certain regulatory issues. The amortization expense for the three months ended September 30, 2015 was associated with the March 31, 2014 acquisition of certain intangibles from American Medical Distributors, LLC. There was no amortization expense recorded during the three months ended September 30, 2014.

Commenting on the first quarter results, Daniel J. Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We have initiated the program to re-capitalize our balance sheet. This recapitalization allows us to continue pursuing expansion of our land, medical device, pharmaceutical, and financial services business units. The next step in our balance sheet recapitalization includes obtaining the working capital necessary to complete certain previously announced acquisitions.” 

“Negotiations and due diligence are ongoing with the previously announced strategic acquisition targets,” continued Schreiber. “During the quarter ending December 31, 2015, we expect to complete the acquisition of the membership interests in the previously announced real estate restoration project in Hilo, Hawaii. Closing of the previously announced European pharmaceutical acquisition is expected to be finalized in early 2016 after completion of ongoing due diligence.” 

Schreiber added, “During the 2015 fiscal year, we focused on re-directing our business strategies. During the 2016 fiscal year, we are focused on identifying and completing strategic transactions with strong growth potential. We believe with this disciplined approach and with management’s execution of our business plan and model, RedHawk is well positioned to enhance future shareholder value.”  

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This release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are all statements other than statements of historical fact. Statements contained in this release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “may,” “can,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “targets,” “intends,” “likely,” “will,” “should,” “to be,” “potential” and any similar expressions are intended to identify those assertions as forward-looking statements.

Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. Actual performance and results may differ materially from that projected or suggested herein due to certain risks and uncertainties. In evaluating forward-looking statements, you should consider the various factors which may cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements including those listed in the “Risk Factors” section of our latest 10-K report. Further, the Company may make changes to its business plans that could or will affect its results. Investors are cautioned that the Company will undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Eat, Be Merry, AND Be Healthy with Boulet PT and Wellness!

With less than 45 days until Christmas, the holiday season has quickly sprung upon us. With the holidays come all of the holiday parties, and those parties bring mounds of holiday food. Prepare for all of the holiday eating by eating clean leading up to the yearly parties on your calendar. This way, you won't have to feel as guilty about the second piece of figgy pudding you indulge in.


Clean eating is not a diet. It is a healthy lifestyle that fuels the body with nutrients and promotes weight loss. People are often afraid to try clean eating because they think they will have to buy certain foods or will be limited. On the contrary, it's simply about making smarter, healthier decisions when it comes to the foods you buy. A key to eating clean is to buy organic foods. Organic foods are produced by organic farming and do not use any irradiation, industrial solvents, or synthetic food additives. Have no fear, though! Several stores around Lafayette are great options to help eat clean and offer organic foods. 

Make eating clean easier on you by shopping at these stores:  

  • Fresh Pickin's Produce Market  
  • Fresh Market
  • Whole Foods
  • Drug Emporium (Gluten-free and vegetarian friendly)
  • Sandra's Health Food Store

Local farmer's markets are other great options to look into:

  • Hub City Farmers Market in the Oil Center -  
      Saturdays, 8am - 12pm
  • Lafayette Farmers & Artisans Market at the Horse Farm -
      Saturdays from 8am - 12pm
      Wednesdays 4pm - 7pm through November at Park Sans Souci

Worried about how you will keep up with eating healthy at restaurants? There are plenty restaurants in town that have organic, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Here are just a few:

  • Cedar Deli Grocery
  • Sandra's Health Food Store
  • Dark Roux.
  • The Saint Street Inn
  • Rachael's Cafe 
For more great tips on how to eat clean and organically, check out this blog by Green Mom - Lafayette!
With so many great and accessible options in Lafayette, there is no excuse not to allow you to eat clean and organically! Eating clean will put you in a better mood, allow you to sleep sounder, have better workouts, glowing skin, and improves brain function. Make sure to start eating clean now so that your body can be prepared for the hustle and bustle of the holidays. So eat, be merry, AND be healthy!

Make this holiday season a season of giving. We will be holding a month long Lafayette Animal Aid drive for food and supplies. We will start collecting food and supplies beginning November 18th at our office. The last day to bring goods for the drive will be December 18th. Even one item makes a difference for these animals. Embrace the true meaning of the holidays and help these animals.