Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Honor Ginger Louviere at the WWMB Awards Luncheon

The Women Who Mean Business (WWMB) Awards Luncheon is recognizing nine Louisiana women for outstanding business performance. In an article written by Christiaan Mader in ABiz covering these successful women, you will find that one of them is Ginger Louviere, the owner and operator of Spa Mizan, an Aveda Salon and Spa. Mader describes Louviere as a primped up business woman and Spa Mizan, an Aveda Salon and Spa, as a proper business through and through. There is no surprise there, since Louviere was one of the first people to be licensed to practice massage in Louisiana. Starting as just a hobby after the kids moved out, Louviere has since surpassed all of the statistics of gender pay inequality in Louisiana with Spa Mizan, an Aveda Salon and Spa.

Even before Louviere was the owner of an award-winning salon and spa, she was tending to skincare needs for years. Though she started out in nursing, Louviere made the career switch to esthetics. Her time in this field was under the titles Medical Esthetician with DermaTronics, a Certified Esthetics Trainer for AVEDA, and a Certified Medical Esthetics Trainer for Cosmedix Medical Esthetics. All of this led her to Spa Mizan, an Aveda Salon and Spa. 

Spa Mizan, an Aveda Salon and Spa, is an 8,500 square foot facility and a full service salon and spa located at 2319 Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette. Her goal with her new facility was to create an oasis that catered to men and women of all walks of life. There are nearly 100 services offered including hair, make up, nails, body treatments, facials, and so much more. Louviere keeps all of the services up to date at Spa Mizan, an Aveda Salon and Spa, with all the latest skin treatments that can’t be found elsewhere. She wants to make sure that her customers are never disappointed with their options or service, including other spa owners who use Louviere’s services. She even takes the time to practice with her customers regularly, as well as bring the latest technology, products and training, to continue to meet her high standards.

Louviere has come far, to the point of benefits, insurance, and advanced staff education for the employees at Spa Mizan, an Aveda Salon and Spa. Louviere’s spa teaches a course that is mandatory of all the employees called Salon and Spa Business 101. This course teaches the business part of working in such an environment. No wonder Spa Mizan, an Aveda Salon and Spa, has been nationally recognized by Louisiana Economic Development and 2012’s Louisiana Small and Emerging Business of the Year!

Business venture aside, Louviere and her husband, Danna, enjoy being grandparents that love spending time with family and friends. She is not only loved by her family, but she is also cherished by her customers, who often refer to her as a friend and confidant. Louviere has a unique ability to bring peace to the soul, while treating the body.

Even with her current accomplishments and accolades, Louviere is always looking for ways to improve, which makes it easy to see why she is so successful. Her goal is to change the impression given by cosmetology. Spa Mizan, an Aveda Salon and Spa, strives to make cosmetology a first choice instead of the last option. 

October Calendar of Events from the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.
Brought to you by Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders AssociationPeach Lane FarmsClear Creek Stud, and Hunt Studios Click images link to more information
Oct 1
  • ·       Louisiana Champions Day Early Bird Nominations are due
  • ·       2015-16 Membership Dues are now past due. Fees are now $85.  
Oct. 5
  • ·       Fair Grounds, Deadline for Stall Application
Oct 15
  • ·       Louisiana Horse Stallion Register Stallion Submissions are due
  • ·       Louisiana Horse Stallion Register Farm and Service Directory submissions are due along with payment
  • ·       Breeders’ Cup Standard Foal Nominations Due
  • ·       Breeders’ Cup 4th Quarter Stallion Payments Due (North American)
Oct 16
  • ·       Delta Downs 2015-16 Thoroughbred Meet opens. Wednesdays-Saturdays. 
  • Post Time 5:40
  • ·       Louisiana Horse Fall 2015 Issue Ad Placement Deadline
Oct. 19
  • ·       LTBA Board of Directors Meeting, 12:30 pm. • Location in Lafayette area TBA  
  • ·       Fair Grounds, Barn Area Opens
  • ·       Fair Grounds, Training Begins
  • ·       Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entry Deadline for Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland
Oct. 23
  • ·       My Trusty Cat S., Delta Downs, 7 furlongs for 2yo fillies, $100,000G
Oct. 24
  • ·       Jean Lafitte S., Delta Downs, 7 furlongs for yos, $200,000G
Oct. 26
  • ·       Breeders’ Cup Entry Deadline for Breeders’ Cup World Championships
Oct. 30
  • ·       Magnolia S., Delta Downs, 1 mile for 3yo and up La-bred fillies,  $100,000G
Oct. 31
  • ·       Gold Cup, Delta Downs, 1mile for 3yo and up La-breds,  $100,000G
Oct. 30-31
  • ·       Breeders’ Cup World Championships
Would you like to sponsor a newsletter? Reach more than 3,000 readers.
Please contact Linda 985-386-0360, or Roger 504-947-4676, roger@louisianabred.comfor cost and availability.
Do you have a date pertaining to Louisiana-breds that you would like included in an upcoming calendar? Please contact Linda 985-386-0360, or Roger 504-947-4676, for consideration.
Any questions or need more info call 
Roger A. Heitzmann III, Secretary/Treasurer
Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association

Friday, September 25, 2015

Sale Alert at Tri-Running!

The season is changing and so is our inventory! 
Stop by Tri-Running Lafayette today and enjoy both of the following discounts until next Thursday:

ALL in-stock shoes 20% off
ALL in-stock apparel 50% off

This means that brands like:


and more of your favorites are ALL available at discounted prices. 
We guarantee that at these prices our merchandise will not last long. 
Stop by and see us! We are open until 6PM today and from 10AM-5PM tomorrow.
Sale time is the perfect time to Tri-Running!
Did you know?
Running shoes should be changed out every 300-500 miles. Even though they may still look new on the outside, they are losing support on the inside!


Don't worry...we've kept those records for you!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Stay Relaxed and Injury Free this Sports Season with Boulet PT and Wellness!

Stay Relaxed & Injury Free!

Student athletes are getting into full swing for their sports seasons. Football, soccer, volleyball, and cross-country are well under way. With students having just come off of a long summer break, it's important to practice good technique in sports to prevent sports injuries from happening. Everyone follows the age-old saying "don't forget to stretch." Stetching alone, however, does not prevent injury. Follow these 5 tips below for staying safe in sports.
Tip 1: Warm Up 
Preparing for any intense activity is best done by warming up the body by doing a similar activity at less intensity. As the saying goes, you have to crawl before you walk, and walk before you run. The same goes for sports. Start off slow to allow your body tissues and muscles to heat up and become pliable.
Tip 2: Get Enough Sleep
Being tired is a major cause of injury in sports. Sleep deprivation is often overlooked as a problem in injury or pain, but not getting enough sleep can be dangerous. Next time Coach says to "rest up" before the big game, make sure to listen. Getting a good night's sleep will allow your body to function properly during the game without the strain sleep deprivation can cause.
Tip 3: Cultivate Coordination
A lot of traumatic injuries occur from lack of coordination. Developing good coordination takes time and practice. Doing coordination building exercises daily will increase your overall coordination and help to prevent injury in a game.
Tip 4: Relax
Being able to adapt quickly and easily helps prevent injury as well. Being too tense or too rigid causes the body to lock up. If your body is not at ease, it will not have the full range of motion needed to conduct the physical activity. The more relaxed you can be, the looser your body will be and the better it will function in sports.
Tip 5: Play Smart, Not Hard
Sometimes injuries are caused by effort that is overexerted or mis-directed. Knowing when to utilize force and intensity is important. Playing smarter and using tactical game moves allows you to save your energy for the plays that do require more work. Save the intensity for the moments that need it and keep your body focused and relaxed.

Stick to these 5 tips, and your injury prevention should greatly increase. Leave the stretches for after the game to cool down, and never solely rely on just one of these methods to stay safe. Each plays an important role in injury prevention and all should be used regularly across all sports. Just remember to start slow, rest up, stay loose and relaxed, and play smart! 
October is National Physical Therapy Month! To celebrate, we will be hosting a Global PT Day of Service for 1st Responders, Police Officers, and Firefighters. During this day, we will provide screenings for injuries and wellness massages on site at our office. Check back for more information on the specific day and time in future newsletters!

December will be a month long Lafayette Animal Aid drive for food/supplies. We will start collecting food/supplies sometime around Thanksgiving. Check back for when and where to bring your food/supplies. 
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Monday, September 21, 2015

EatLafayette is 11 Years Strong

You've done it again. You, the reader of this newsletter, are the reason the EatLafayette campaign has been a huge success again this year. EatLafayette is a summer celebration of our local eateries and this year's achievements are worthy of a celebration. Whether you are a participant, sponsor, blogger, friend, follower or taste tester of EatLafayette, we want you to know one thing: this could not be done without YOU.

In wrapping up this year's campaign, we have a few announcements to make:

First, the Beer Appétit Challenge Live Event

And the winner is... EVERYONE who participated. Honestly, teaming up with Schilling Distributing Company we've raised over $1000 at the Live Event alone for the Acadiana Chapter of the American Red Cross. We are still calculating what the individual restaurants raised during the month long challenge! Every single restaurant and chef who participated in this event won over the hearts (and tummies) of Acadiana. 
Officially though, we did have a few outstanding players:
People's Choice: Artmosphere Bistro
This award was given to the restaurant who got the most "votes" from the attendees of the Live Event.
Artmosphere raised $96 alone in votes last Wednesday.
Judge's Award: Jefferson Street Pub
A panel of judges ranging from professional food writers to local brewmeisters tasted all of the dishes and deemed JSP's smoked duck breast on a lotus bun with Gnarly Barley hoisin sauce superior to the other competing entries.
Challenge Award: Saint Street Inn
This award was given to the restaurant who raised the most money throughout the course of the Beer Appétit Challenge. Saint Street Inn has been active since day one, and it was our pleasure to crown head chef Ashley Roussel as the Challenge Champion.
We can't wait to see all of you guys defend your titles this time next year.

Second, the Trip Giveaway from Travel Machine

After the campaign officially ends, we know what's really on everyone's minds. Who won the trip to Cancun?! Rest assured, we will be working hard all week to pick up every last entry box from all 100+ restaurant locations. Keep your phones close and your inboxes open, because we will be picking a winner VERY soon.

Finally, remember to Eat, Eat, Eat Lafayette

Summer is officially over and technically so is the campaign, but EatLafayette never really ends! Our local restaurants want you, need you, and love you all year long. We urge you to keep eating local, because you deserve good food and our eateries deserve good customers! Our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages will still be there for suggestions, and so will EatLafayette.Com. When it comes to Eating Lafayette, we'll ALWAYS be there for you.
Cheers to a great campaign and we'll see you next year! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

TONIGHT: EatLafayette Beer Appétit Challenge Live Event

The Beer Appétit Challenge Live Event is TONIGHT and EatLafayette and Schilling Distributing Company want YOU there!

FINALISTS and their #beerAPPETIT challenge!

2 Paul's Radically Urban Barbeque
Pecan smoked russet potato with Louisiana Gulf shrimp in a buttery, crab-based mushroom BBQ sauce made with Modelo Negra, topped with sour cream and chives. Your choice of beer-battered (Modelo Negra) onion rings or fried pickles. Pair with the Modelo Negra beer.

Artmosphere Sweet Chili Glaze Shrimp with a pineapple and apple cider salsa (cider made with Woodchuck's Gumption Beer)
Jefferson Street Pub Smoked duck breast on a steamed lotus leaf bun with Gnarly Barley hoisin sauce (sauce made with Gnarly Barley Catahoula Common beer)
Jolie's Louisiana Bistro Beer Braised Pork Jowl made with LA 31 Noire jus, sauerkraut, creole dijon mustard, & crispy onion rings served on a pretzel knot, paired with LA 31 Noire
Saint Street Inn Bayou Teche Cocodrie and Covey Rise Farms Honey Glazed Chicken Wings
Taste all of these dishes, vote for your favorite and watch us crown a winner all for only $10! Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only) or you can avoid the lines and purchase them HERE.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Louisiana Craft Brewers Week from Our EatLafayette Sponsor Schilling

For Immediate Release

Kody Thompson                                                              
(337) 247-3826

Dane Melancon                                                                                               
(337) 591-2810

Karlos Knott                                                                                                              
(337) 754-5122                          

Andrew Godley
(337) 330-2601

Louisiana Craft Brewers Week Events Set

Beer Appétit Finale, Special Local Release events highlight craft brewing in Lousiana, #LACBW

LAFAYETTE, LA.; September 14, 2015 – Louisiana Craft Brewers Week (LACBW) is taking place September 12th-19th to give Louisiana breweries a chance to feature special casks and collaborations and increase interest in craft brewing in the state. The third annual LACBW comes at a time when the state's craft breweries are increase in both number and size and more bars and restaurants are focusing on their craft-beer selections to satisfy consumer demands. There are currently two fully-operational breweries in the Acadiana are, Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville and Parish Brewing in Broussard. 

Last week Bayou Teche released Ragin’ Cajun Genuine Louisiana Ale, an officially licensed product of the University of Louisiana- Lafayette that has drawn great initial reviews with limited distribution. It will be available on tap market-wide starting this week; consumers can find out who has it by downloading the free LiquidFinder App on their phone or visiting 

The week is highlighted with Wednesday nights Beer Appétit Top Five Live Event at Jefferson Street Pub, which will showcase 2Pauls Radically Urban BBQ, Artmosphere, Jefferson Street Pub, Jolies Louisiana Bistro and Saint Street Inn. The event will feature bite-sized samples of the beer-inspired dishes that were submitted during this years Beer Appétit Challenge presented by EatLafayette. Tickets are on sale for $10 online (link) or at the door, with all proceeds benefitting the Acadiana Chapter of the American Red Cross. Some of the other events that will be happening around Acadiana to celebrate are:

Monday, September 14th
- Tin Roof Beer Sampling @ Twin Peaks, 7-9pm
- Gnarly Barley Trivia @ Green Room, 8-10pm – Special Release: Chocolate Peanut Butter Korova Milk Porter

Tuesday, September 15th
- Saint Street Inn – Parish Dr. Hoptagon Release, 7-9pm
Mellow Mushroom – Louisiana Craft Beer Trivia, 8-10pm

Wednesday, September 16th
Beer Appétit Top Five Live Event to benefit the Red Cross @ Jefferson Street Pub, 6-9pm

Thursday, September 17th
Parish Beer Club @ Green Room, 7-9pm- Covington Fest Bier and Special Release Cask @ Artmosphere, 8-10pm 

Friday, September 18th
Bayou Teche Miel Sauvage & Knotts Berry Beer Release @ Social, 7-9pm - Dr. Hoptagon and Special Release Cask @ The Tap Room, 8-10pm

Saturday, September 19th
Bayou Teche Radler Cask Special Release @ Whole Foods, Noon-3pm- “Gnarley Gnight” @ The Tap Room, 7-9pm – Special Release: Chocolate Peanut Butter Korova Milk Porter
- Bayou Teche Knott
s Berry Beer Release @ Green Room, 8-10pm 

The Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild exists to unify the Louisiana craft brewing community, to increase sales of Louisiana-brewed beer through education and promotion, and to monitor and assure a healthy craft beer industry within the state.

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The FINAL Week of the EatLafayette Campaign

Lafayette community members, this email is to inform you that the end of our beloved EatLafayette campaign is near. It's difficult to even acknowledge that our summer celebration of local restaurants ends this Sunday, but we must. So just how do we wrap up this EatLafayette season? We go out with a bang of course.
First up, the EatLafayette Beer Appétit Challenge Top 5 Live Event
The Live Event, the finale of the month-long competition between a handful of our local restaurants, is THIS Wednesday at Jefferson Street Pub. You ate, you drank, you donated and the top five restaurants who have earned a spot at the Live Event are:
2 Paul's Radically Urban BBQ
Artmosphere Bistro
Jefferson Street Pub
Jolie's Louisiana Bistro
Saint Street Inn
Now, it's time to crown the champion. Who raised the most money for the Acadiana Chapter of the American Red Cross? Who came up with the BEST dish using a Schilling Distributing Company beer? All of these questions will be answered on Wednesday night, a champion will be crowned, and it's all up to YOU.
The Live Event is YOUR chance to taste the top five dishes under one roof. Advanced tickets can be purchased HERE for $10, or they can be bought at the door on Wednesday night. Join us as we Eat, Drink, Donate one last time!
Next up, this week’s featured promotions
Look for the huge Louisiana Hot Sauce bottle outside of Southside Bakery from 11am-2pm and enjoy a special that is TBD.
Wednesday – Follow The Bottle at Dark Roux.
Look for the huge Coca-Cola bottle outside of Dark Roux. from 11am-2pm and enjoy a free Coke with the purchase of any entrée.
And finally, the remaining EatLafayette specials 
Nimbeaux's Restaurant
$1 off Comfort Food Daily Specials
Office Hours Sandwich Shop
Enjoy a free order of homemade onion rings when you mention Eat Lafayette.
Olde Tyme Grocery
Mention EatLafayette and receive 10% off your entire purchase. 
Philippe's Wine Cellar
Take an extra 5% off wine with the mention of EatLafayette.
Pizza Artista
10% off a pizza when you mention EatLafayette. Dine-in only.
Prejean's Restaurant
Stuffed mushrooms. 
Rachael's Café
Complimentary Bread Pudding with entrée purchase.
Randol's Seafood Restaurant
Free bread pudding with the purchase of an entree.
Sandra's Café & Health Food Store
Friday's when you mention Eat Lafayette, you get 10% off of your entire grocery purchase. If you have your Sandra's Blue Bag, you get 15% off of your entire grocery purchase.
Siro's Bistro
Lunch - Mention EatLafayette with purchase of a meal ($7.50 or more) and choose either a free soft drink or dessert. Evening - Mention EatLafayette with the purchase of a meal ($7.50 or more) and receive half off appetizer.
Sophi P. Cakes
Peach, Love & Happiness: Yellow Cake filled with a Moscato, Peach & Brown Sugar Sauce topped with a Brown Sugar Buttercream!
Super Taters & More!
San Jose Cheeseburger - Ragin Cajun Super Tater
Super Club Sandwich - Club San Jose Sandwich
The Kitchenary
1.) Pan seared flounder with blistered tomatoes and exotic mushrooms. 
2.) Organic dill and yard egg salad stuffed avocado.
The Lab - Handcrafted Coffee & Comforts
The EatLafayette Affogato Special - $4
Tsunami Sushi
$10 Sashimi Sampler: It includes 2 pieces of tuna, 2 pieces of salmon and 2 pieces of escolar.
Twin's Burgers & Sweets 
Free White Icing Brownie, Pecan White Icing Brownie, or Pecan Fudge Brownie with the purchase of any lunch or dinner menu item.
Young's Sports Grill
Free Homemade Tortilla Chips and Salsa with meal purchase 
$5 off $25 or more - Free fried pickles with pitcher of beer 
For the complete list of 2015 EatLafayette dine-in specials, click here
We can’t thank our sponsors enough for making EatLafayette possible! 
 Add our Snapchat account by username (eatlafayette15) or by scanning the QR code below in your Snapchat app! Join us for this week’s EatLafayette Beer Appétit Challenge LIVE EVENT!