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Amanda Reeves

Amanda is a lifelong resident of Southwest Louisiana and the public relations manager at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau. Even though Amanda spent most of her childhood riding 4 wheelers through her families rice fields, she has become a fashionista to the core. Most weekends you'll find this social butterfly attending community events or shopping for the latest fashion trends. She resides in Lake Charles with her pup, Levi. Follow her on Instagram @mandaareeves and on Twitter @golakecharlespr. 

The Ultimate Lake Charles Breakfast Guide

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and with all the options we have at our local eateries it can be the tastiest too! Whether you’re looking for healthy fare or a Cajun/ Creole spin on the traditional breakfast, Southwest Louisiana has got you covered. If you…

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Perfect your swing at Southwest Louisiana golf courses

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice like myself, there are plenty of places to improve your golf swing in Southwest Louisiana; and even better, we are fortunate enough to enjoy the sport year-round! Before last year, I had not spent a lot of time on any of our golf courses. Then, last fall, I…

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Things to Do on New Year’s Eve 2017 in Lake Charles

Whether you’d consider 2017 a year to forget, or one to remember, we can all come together on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the arrival of 2018! From the hottest regional bands at area casino resorts, dinner and live music at your favorite restaurant, or dressed to the nines at a masquerade gala…

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Where to buy Local Products in Southwest Louisiana

Two facts that you will learn in this blog post; Southwest Louisiana is home to some uber creative and talented individuals, and that I have a passion for shopping more than most humans (if you’ve spent any amount of time with me you’re aware of the second fact). Over the years, my shopping style…

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9 Ways to Celebrate Mom: Mother's Day in Lake Charles

I’m not sure about you, but when it comes to Mother's Day, I tend to get stumped on what to get my mom. Let’s be honest, most moms deserve the world for all they do, and flowers with a box of chocolates doesn’t seem quite adequate. Fortunately for us, moms are also the most selfless of the human…

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Celebrating Louisiana Pirate Festival in Lake Charles

When I think about my passion for all things Southwest Louisiana (which ultimately led me to my career in tourism), I know without a doubt that being the festival capital of the state played a huge role. I honestly can’t even recall my childhood memories without festivals being at the forefront, and…

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Make Plans for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s always a flurry of purple, green and gold at the start of the New Year. Some people even convert their Christmas trees and wreaths into Mardi Gras décor! If you are a huge fan of Mardi Gras, you know that the season…

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18 Outdoor Dining Options in Lake Charles

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…

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