Kathryn Duncan
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Kathryn Shea Duncan

Kathryn Shea Duncan is a native of Crowley, LA, but in 2019 made Lake Charles her new home. She is the Media/Public Relations Manager at Visit Lake Charles where she shares her love for food, craft beer, nature, #GetDOWNtownLC, and pretty much all-things Southwest Louisiana with travel writers and visitors alike. Most weekends, you’ll find Kathryn Shea exploring Louisiana’s festivals, restaurants, attractions, and hidden gems while documenting her adventures with her camera. You can follow along on Instagram @kathrynsheaduncan and on Twitter @kat_dunc

7 Romantic Date Ideas in Lake Charles

Embrace all the romance Lake Charles has to offer! From fun cooking classes and romantic boat tours to walks along Lakefront Promenade and an extravagant dinner– here are seven romantic date ideas you can experience in Lake Charles! 1. A Cooking Class at Pasta Lab If you're the type of person who…

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Must-See Murals and Street Art in Lake Charles

Southwest Louisiana Wall Crawl Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana have a growing art scene, notably our murals and street art! One of the best ways to get to know the Lake Area is by walking around and viewing its unique street art. So, put on your sneakers, grab your camera, and get to exploring…

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The Ultimate Southwest Louisiana King Cake Guide

Traditional, cream cheese, pecan praline, boudin, Galettes Des Rois... I will not discriminate! Below is a list of all bakeries, coffee shops, donut shops, and markets selling King Cakes in Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana this year. We've also included king cakes available for shipping. In Lake…

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Gerald Gruenig Eats His Way Through Lake Charles

The man, the myth, the LEGEND! Social media sensation, KLFY Gerald Gruenig, eats his way through some of Lake Charles' most iconic eateries. From Famous Food's famous soft and spicy cracklins to Lulu's Specialty Snocone's pickle snocone, Gerald devours the most unforgettable and unique meals and…

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A Guide to Lake Charles' Best Outdoor Dining

Whether you’re searching for a sunny breakfast spot or a breezy backyard under the oaks, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the fresh air and warm sunshine in Louisiana’s Playground! Here are my favorite places to dine alfresco! For all dining options in the area, click here. The Bekery Quite…

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How to Make a Bayou® Rum Pecan Praline Daiquiri

Get into the Mardi Gras spirit with this simple Pecan Praline Daiquiri recipe from Bayou® Rum! I really can't think of a better duo than Bayou® Rum and Blue Bell Ice Cream. This daiquiri is heavenly! This recipe uses Bayou® Spiced Rum, which you can purchase at their gift shop in Lacassine, order…

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How to Make a Bayou® Rum Mardi Gras Daiquiri

Get into the Mardi Gras spirit with this simple Mardi Gras Daiquiri recipe from Bayou® Rum! You don't want to skip out on making the King Cake simple syrup– it is delicious! This recipe uses both Bayou® White Rum and Bayou® Gator Bite™ Rum Liqueur, which you can purchase at their gift shop in…

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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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