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Mill & Gray - Time for Spring Shopping!

Okay, I don’t know about you, but I get excessively excited when new stores open in Lake Charles and sometimes go a little over-the-top. It has been a tough year, and I am definitely all for supporting our friends and neighbors. So, when I discovered that the home decor/style boutique Mill + Gray…

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Fire & Oak - One of Lake Charles' Newest Restaurants

Header Photo by @aballbounced Fire & Oak – Lake Charles’ Newest Restaurant Ever since the words “Fire & Oak” were whispered as a rumor in my ear, I have been eagerly anticipating the realization of Chef Andrew Green’s new restaurant. The name sparks the imagination and immediately whisks me away…

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Bayou Blend - Support the Spectrum!

Bayou Blend - Coming to Downtown! Support the Spectrum for Autism Awareness Month If you love Louisiana, good vibes and anything comfy to wear, you’ll fall for Bayou Blend Apparel, and the story behind the brand. Kaysie Bolton, owner and founder, is truly one of my favorite people and such an…

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Changing Spaces - Furniture & Redecorating!

If you’re looking for some inspiration to transform your home, recently refurbished home or business, (umm…thank you, Laura), do we have a recommendation for you! My coworker, Kathryn, and I were encouraged to pay a visit to Changing Spaces since so many people are looking for furniture and décor…

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A Video of HOPE

The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana has released a music video called “Hope.” According to Foundation President and CEO Sara Judson, the name encompasses the message of the video. “There is no doubt the hurricanes of 2020 have challenged us in ways we could have never imagined, but…

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It Takes a Village! - Coffeehouse Resiliency Story

The Village Coffeehouse “This is something we knew Sulphur was missing." Blake Forman, Owner A few weeks ago, I tasted my first vanilla latte (I know, I’m late to the game!) and had the pleasure of speaking with Blake Forman, owner of Sulphur’s Village Coffeehouse. In the middle of the pandemic…

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Lulu's Snocones Makes an Epic Comeback🍧

The hype around Lulu's opening initially in August was unreal, but worth every minute of waiting patiently in line. It was only three weeks later that Hurricane Laura would put a temporary stop to Ashley and Jonathan's newfound passion. Lulu's loyal fans kept up with their recovery via social media…

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Kayaking Lake Charles Waterways 🛶

Southwest Louisiana has no shortage of waterways – shimmering lakes, meandering rivers, mysterious bayous, cypress swamps, and salt grass marshes – and where there is water, there are boats. Sailboats, motorboats, bass boats, fishing trawlers, and pirogues . . . but me? I love to kayak! Kayaking…

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