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Angie Manning

From music to culture and everything in between, Angie loves to promote what makes Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana a welcoming and enjoyable destination to visit. She is an artist, musician, singer-songwriter and pianist, and she loves exploring the great outdoors. She serves on the board of directors for the Arts Council of Southwest Louisiana and the state board of Keep Louisiana Beautiful. She is a past board member of the Lake Charles Symphony and Louisiane Acadie for French language preservation. 

Bachelorette Parties in Lake Charles

8 Things to Do Before You Tie the Knot! Pack your bags and get ready to celebrate in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Here in Louisiana's Playground, you'll have the time of your life where a love for big city entertainment and a relished joy of nature magically work together in total harmony. Whether…

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Bike Riding in Lake Charles

Biking is an exhilarating way to connect with nature in Louisiana’s Playground – or have a more immersive experience in the city or enjoying a clear view of the lake. If you are an avid biker and travel with your bike, there are several ways to explore the destination from the vantage point of…

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Shopping in Downtown Lake Charles

Tucked away in colorful boutique shops throughout downtown Lake Charles, there is a variety of fashion, custom made art, and interesting finds that are perfect for spoiling yourself or bringing home a souvenir or two! The majority of all the businesses in downtown Lake Charles are locally owned, and…

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Best Parks in the Lake Charles Area

Colorful flowers, meandering pathways, and a canopy of trees overhead, it is refreshing to spend time in the great outdoors! You can definitely escape the pressures of the daily grind or the bustling sounds of traffic by visiting one of the parks in Southwest Louisiana and soaking in the sights and…

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Zydeco Roots in Lake Charles, LA

One of the fascinating things to me about Louisiana is the beauty that results from the cultural blending of its people and traditions, and with that - music. Whenever I was researching Cajun and Zydeco music for a festival years ago, I was literally blown away by the vast depth of Zydeco roots in…

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Yellowfin Vodka's New - Oaked Otoro!

Jamison Trouth at Yellowfin is coming out with new products, and there are limited editions ready for purchase just in time for summer! The most exciting, innovative thing that he has been up to lately is making Oaked Otoro - which is exclusively available at the distillery in Sulphur. He creates…

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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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Buffi's Peaux Boys - Coming Back!

Text “Buffis” to 474747 to get personal updates. Everyone loves poboys! And, Buffi’s Peaux Boys in Lake Charles has been a crowd favorite for many years – even voted as one of the Top 20 Restaurants in Southwest Louisiana by locals. If you know anything about Louisiana, the competition for that top…

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