I’m prepping for a show next week in Lafayette Louisiana. Now for some of you that do not know me, you will learn I am a girl who LOVES FOOD! My best friend is from Louisiana and taught me all about the southern loooove of crawfish… beighnets… spice… and of course let’s not forget the LOOOOZZZIANA music! My first trip there was 6 years ago. I stayed at a bed and breakfast while attending a show. This wasn’t just any ordinary B&B, this was THE B&B to BE! The LaBelle Riviere Bed and Breakfast in Belle River Louisiana. I stayed with my bestie and was in awwww of how beautiful it was. Nestled right on the banks of the Belle River. The hosts Carol and Jeff were the best and made quite the impression on me with their accents and speaking french. I was given a tour of the river by Jeff and was completely taken back by the majestic beauty of the swamps. To my surprise there were MANY gators all over! YIKES! In the evening Jeff would fry up some catfish he caught himself, and if we were lucky we’d get to have a crawfish boil ! This place left a sweet spot on my heart! Although, I will not be able to head back to LaBelle Riviere this time during my travels, I am hoping my stay in Lafayette will be just as memorable. If you are in the neighborhood, come by and see me at the Festival International (Booth 41)! I’ll be there with my art and selling all weekend! In honor of the upcoming show… here’s a little mudbug I created!