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Local Christmas Shopping in Southwest Louisiana

11/22/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Keeping it local during the Christmas season is what I’m all about! No Black Friday crazy lines at big retail outlets or camping out for door buster deals for me! Forget Cyber Monday! You can score those perfect presents at various holiday markets sponsored by local organizations. You’ll find a myriad of artists, authors, and master craftsmen
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Wine Pairings for Holiday Festivities

11/21/2016 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
Will you be visiting Lake Charles for the holidays? If so, we have several excellent restaurants open and available for your holiday meals and celebrations. Ember Grille and Wine Bar offers all their guests’ favorite menu items, in addition to several new seasonal items developed by Chef de Cuisine Brock Granger. Chef Brock creates festive dishes
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Fitness in Lake Charles: 10 ways to stay active and healthy

11/20/2016 by Kayla Semien
With all the fun planned for your vacation (by fun I mean FOOD) it’s good to remember to include some downtimes to exercise. And with the holidays around the corner this could be a good habit to start now. Now, keep in mind that everyone is different when it comes to exercise. Some like to lift weights in the gym and others like to jog or dance it
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8 Things You'll Need for a Cajun Thanksgiving

11/18/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
It’s only a few more days until Thanksgiving. It’s so close, I can almost taste it! Of course every family has their traditions when it comes to the Thanksgiving Day and the menu. This year, I challenge you to give your dinner a touch of SPICE with some Cajun inspired dishes. 1. Add the “Trinity” to your recipe One bonafide Cajun ingredient is
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Fideaux Field - Sulphur's New Dog Park

11/16/2016 by Cooper the Goldendoodle
Posted In:  Outdoors
By: Cooper - The Dog with a Blog Hi gang! Today, I’m here to tell you all about the latest craze and why everyone is going mutts! It’s because of the pawsome new dog park in Sulphur, Fideaux Field ! I was fur-tunate to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony with my good friend Ellie Mae – don’t we look fetching with our Howl-oween scarfs? The park
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Family Fun in Southwest Louisiana

11/14/2016 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Arts, Culinary, Outdoors, History
The kids have a break from school, and you want to take a mini-vacation. Where can you go? Consider Lake Charles and surrounding Southwest Louisiana, where you’ll find more fun than you can squeeze into a week! Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Creole Nature Trail – Travel through the marshes and along the coastline of Cameron Parish
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#EatSWLA: Dirty Rice (aka Rice Dressing)

11/8/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
November is here and you KNOW what that means…Thanksgiving. If your Thanksgiving is anything like mine, we begin planning the menu weeks in advance. We also receive our dish assignments. You know – who is bring what. One dish that is always on the table (especially is Cajun Country), and I eagerly volunteer to make, is dirty rice (aka rice
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19 Outdoor Dining Options in Lake Charles

11/3/2016 by Amanda Reeves
Posted In:  Culinary
With cooler weather approaching, I like to combine my love for food and the outdoors by eating outside. This isn’t just reserved for backyard barbecues anymore, Lake Charles has plenty of restaurants that have adopted the concept as well. 1. 1910 Restaurant and Wine Bar Enjoy downtown Lake Charles in high fashion with great food, great wine and
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