Toni Chapman, Digital Content Manager
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Toni Chapman

Howdy! I was born and raised in Lake Charles, LA, and couldn't imagine raising her children anywhere else! She is a proud A.M. Barbe and McNeese State University graduate #GeauxPokes. Je parle aussi un peu de français! In my spare time I enjoy reading romance, mystery and fantasy books, writing, volunteering with the Junior League of Lake Charles, trying new recipes, fishing, and most importantly spending quality time with my family.



Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Lake Charles

Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving in Southwest Louisiana We’re not here to judge your Thanksgiving plans, we’re here to help make holiday dining easier for you. Maybe you're not in the mood to thaw out a turkey and provide a feast for your guests, or maybe you’re traveling but still seeking the warm…

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The Ultimate Gift Guide to Southwest Louisiana

It’s time to make your list and check it twice to decide who on your list gets all the nice gifts to be found in Southwest Louisiana. Whether the weather outside is frightful or warm and sunny, you can always get into the holiday spirit by visiting Not Just Christmas for holiday décor and gift…

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Halloween in Lake Charles & Southwest Louisiana

Six Weeks of Halloween in Southwest Louisiana It’s spooky season and southwest Louisiana has six weeks worth of spooktacular playdates to pack in! Locals and visitors can load up on terrifyingly tasty treats at the Downtown Candy Crawl, venture through the deepest, darkest woods of Lake Charles on…

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Where to Get Gumbo in Lake Charles

Whenever a cool snap hits in Southwest Louisiana, everyone knows it's gumbo weather . Of course, no one makes gumbo as good as "ya mama and them" but we have some delicious contenders that even the most fastidious taste buds would agree are delicious and authentic. A true gumbo in Southwest Louisiana…

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