Elizabeth Eustis 2016
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Elizabeth Eustis

Elizabeth Eustis grew up in Elmer, La and moved to Lake Charles to study at McNeese State University. Elizabeth enjoys sharing the culture of Southwest Louisiana with all who visit. Watch out, her smile and laugh are contagious! Elizabeth enjoys trying new activities and foods and makes sure to document all of her adventures on social media! Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @Whisafaye.

8 Things You'll Need for a Cajun Thanksgiving

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…

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Crawfish: Farm-to-Table

I don’t know about you but I am always up for an adventure! So when I was introduced to a local crawfish farmer and invited to see a crawfish harvest in action, I grabbed my “Cajun Reeboks” (aka rubber boots) and headed out to the field. Crawfishing is one of Louisiana’s truest forms of farm to…

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How to Make a King Cake

No other bakery treat can beat King Cake during the Mardi Gras season. Take a stab at making your own with this recipe from the Junior League of Lake Charles cookbook, "Marshes to Mansions." Download the recipe card, here. We want to see your creations! After baking, dress your cake up with Mardi…

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All You Need to Know about Boudin Wars - 2018

Boudin is as much a part of Southern Louisiana culture as Cajun music or gumbo. And I’m here to tell you – if I had to choose between those – boudin would be my pick. If you’re a boudin enthusiast like me, OH HAPPY DAY - Boudin Wars is just around the corner. It’s like Christmas morning! WHEN:…

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Trip Advisor Says: Most Romantic Restaurants

The mood is set for a perfect date night at the most romantic restaurants in Lake Charles. From cozy bistros to elegant eateries, we’ve searched Trip Advisor reviews for a list of the most swoon-worthy spots. “ Out of this world! ” Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse - Reviewed by mandiemmagavin on July 18…

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4 Reasons to Go to Louisiana Pirate Festival

1. Dress Like a Pirate Let’s ALL be honest. When you’re an adult and there’s a chance to act like a kid – WE TAKE IT! Join your fellow buccaneers and Jean Lafitte for the first ever Pirate Costume Ball! The costume ball is the premier event of this year’s festival. The Buccaneer Room at the Lake…

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20 Top Lake Charles Events Happening in May 2018

There’s so much going on in Southwest Louisiana, I feel like I need to take off the entire month to go out and enjoy it! Here is a snippet of some of the great festivals, performances and events scheduled for May. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of it, be sure to check out our Calendar of…

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Trip Advisor Says: Best Comfort Food Spots

It’s been one of those days, and the only thing that is going to keep you from losing what’s left of your mind is to sit down next to a big ol’ plate of your FAVORITE comfort food. Here in Louisiana, we know comfort foods well. In fact, most of the region’s most popular meals are consider comfort…

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