Tag: Lafayette

29 Jun 2016

Pelicans on Parade #4  0

Pelicans on Parade in Lafayette, Louisiana | bonveillercher.com

How cute is this one!? This Pelican is perched in front of Imaging at Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital on Kaliste Saloom in Lafayette and is fittingly painted as an x-ray. After a bit of research we found out this is actually a replica of the original which was destroyed. Pelicans on Parade in Lafayette, Louisiana | bonveillercher.comYou can see from the picture that this one has some wear and tear as well which probably explains the “Smile you’re on camera” sign!

 

Know of any Pelicans on Parade in Lafayette? Comment or e-mail us at bonveillercher@gmail.com, so we can include them!
 
 
Check out Pelican #1 here, #2 here, & #3 here!
07 Sep 2015

Pelicans on Parade #3: Oak Tree & Spanish Moss  1

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So after finding the first two Pelicans, we started driving around looking for more. It didn’t take long before we spotted this beautiful piece on St. Mary Boulevard in front of a Coldwell Banker office. We didn’t want to disturb the landscaping around it, so I just leaned over for the pic!
 
Bon veiller, cher: Pelicans on Parade - Oak Tree & Spanish Moss | Public art displays in Lafayette, Louisiana | bonveillercher.blogspot.com
 
 
Off to search for more!
 
 
See Pelicans #1 here & #2 here!
09 Apr 2015

Pelicans on Parade #2  0

Bon veiller, cher: Pelicans on Parade #2 | Public art project in Lafayette, Louisiana | bonveillercher.blogspot.com
Here’s the friend of the Mardi Gras Pelican! He also sits in the parking lot of South College Center on the corner of Bertrand & Johnson in Lafayette. He’s painted up in University of Louisiana at Lafayette garb but, again, has no name plate.
 
Bon veiller, cher: Pelicans on Parade #2 | Public art project in Lafayette, Louisiana | bonveillercher.blogspot.com
 
 
Comment or e-mail locations of other Pelicans on Parade for us to include in our search! 
 
 
 
See Pelican #1 here!

 

20 Mar 2015

Following the Louisiana Antique Trail: Rooster’s Antique Market  0

Following the Louisiana Antique Trail: Rooster's Antique Market of Lafayette, Louisiana | bonveillercher.com
After coming across Rooster’s Antique Market’s Facebook page, we couldn’t wait to make our way to Lafayette to check it out! Then when we got there and discovered the Louisiana Antique Trail brochure, everything just fell together so well, and this blog series was born!
 
Rooster’s is at 3209 Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette, Louisiana, and can be easily found by looking for the giant metal rooster marking its driveway! The market has a collection of vendors with lots of antiques, including furniture, art, collectibles, and many other fun finds. I had to resist buying several different Louisiana wooden signs! They also sell Maison Blanche Vintage Chaulk Paint.
Bon veiller, cher: Following the Louisiana Antique Trail - Rooster's Antique Market in Lafayette. | bonveillercher.blogspot.com
 
Their hours are Wednesday through Sunday 10am-6pm. For more information call 337-216-0513, follow them on Facebook, or visit their website RoostersAntiqueMarket.com.
 
Stay tuned for our next stop down the Louisiana AntiqueTrail!
 
14 Mar 2015

Pelicans on Parade #1  0

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We love Gators on the Geaux in Lake Charles, so when we stumbled upon Pelicans on Parade, a similar public art project, in Lafayette we couldn’t resist trying to seek out as many as possible! 
 
We were actually spending the day in Lafayette researching and visiting businesses for the blog when we spied this Pelican and her buddy at the South College Center on the corner of Bertrand & Johnson. Her name plate was missing, but she was beautifully painted and adorned in celebration of Mardi Gras.
 
Bon veiller, cher: Pelicans on Parade #1 | Public art displays in Lafayette, Louisiana | bonveillercher.blogspot.com
 
We’re searching for more! Do you know of any located around Lafayette? Please comment or e-mail us, so we can find them!

 

25 Feb 2015

Fearless Finds: Fleur De Lis Candles  0

Fearless Finds: Fleur De Lis Candles -- hand poured candles with full scents and unique names like Monkey Farts and Lick Me All Over! | bonveillercher.com
Ever wonder what a monkey fart smells like? Well during my drives to work I kept hearing about a candle shop in Lafayette, and what really got my attention were the names of the candles like Monkey Farts and Oilfield Trash. I love candles and thought to myself, “I have to smell a Monkey Fart!!” So that’s the first thing I did upon arriving at Fleur De Lis Candles.
Fearless Finds: Fleur De Lis Candles of Lafayette, Louisiana -- hand poured candles with full scents and unique names like Monkey Farts and Lick Me All Over! | bonveillercher.blogspot.com
 
But I didn’t stop there. I smelt Butt Naked and Cajun Hot Flash and King Cake and so many others! The names are so unique and fun, some are even customer-created. But walking around the shop I noticed that most of the candles and wax melts are primarily white in color, and that made me wonder why. We were told that the candles are made with fewer petroleum by-products which is where the color comes from, so for cleaner burning, they opt for fewer colored candles.
 
This brings us to how it all got started. The owners were searching for an affordable, eco-friendly candle that didn’t skimp on scent, so when they couldn’t find any locally, they did the research and began creating and selling their own out of their snow cone stand. Now they’re located at 3816 West Congress Street, Suite 3 in Lafayette, Louisiana, and all candles are created and hand-poured onsite.
 
Another unique service they offer is they will pour a candle in whatever container you bring them. The owner told us they’ve seen everything from Ragu to baby food jars, and they’ll cut the price down for your recycling efforts! Most custom candles can be done within 24 hours.
Fearless Finds: Fleur De Lis Candles of Lafayette, Louisiana -- hand poured candles with full scents and unique names like Monkey Farts and Lick Me All Over! | bonveillercher.blogspot.com
We actually got to have a sneak sniff of their newest scent, Bunny Burps! Everyone is going to love it!
 
This is a must-stop for all candle lovers. Believe me, you won’t leave empty-handed! We went last week, and I have already been through three cubes of my Mardi Gras wax melts! I am loving the scent! It smells great but isn’t overwhelmingly strong.
 
As we were checking out, Lexi got a text from her Granny asking if they had a Kettle Corn scent. That’s one scent they don’t have, but they wrote it down and will hopefully be working to create one! Maybe we will even be able to create the name for it!
 
 
For more information check out their website fleurdeliscandles.com, like them on Facebook, or call 337-534-8865.