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Hey, I’m Leslie!

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States · Member since August 2012

Native Lafayette resident who can throw down with the best of them. I've got the culinary skills and the Cajun joie de vivre that makes living in Louisiana truly an art form.

I'm a traveler with some European desinations I call home. I make gumbo for my family in Italy and Sweden and Germany. My latest most favorite enjoyment has been travel to India where I got to sit in the kitchen and watch the magic that is Indian cuisine from a home advantage point of view.

I grow a kick a** organic garden and you'll often see something from my garden on your breakfast plate.

I'm a selling artist, which means I am making part of my living from selling my art. I have work in homes in Japan, Germany, Italy, France and Canada, and probably a few places I don't know. I speak a little French and am working very diligently to learn more. I also enjoy trying my hand at Italian..and well, Spanish would be a fun one to learn as well.

I wrote a book called The Dog and the Hurricane when I volunteered after Katrina to help with the animals at Lamar Dixon Center. I'm a dedicated animal rescuer and love animals.

I had a bed and breakfast for years before airbnb and am still very much in contact with many of my former bed and breakfast guests, now lifelong friends. I have another book on Kindle called STONE GUMBO that pretty much gives a picture of that experience along with a fictional story.

And for the outrageous..yes I have been on a reality show, there were no duck calls or swamps involved.

I've got good advice on food and music and a great Cajun good time. Come see y'all.