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Posts from May 2015

The 1 Summer Treat You Have to Try!

5/20/2015 by Elizabeth Eustis
One thing you must have to survive a Louisiana summer is something cold. Frozen concoctions like Coke  Icees, sno-cones, and slushies provide us a cool retreat during 80 to 100 degree temperatures. My plan this summer is hang out with coolest “kid on the block,” Pops and Rockets gourmet pops . These popsicles are bringing fresh and bold flavors to the Lake Area. I featured them back in February for their king cake pop , and since then, they have been cranking out outrageous flavors that keep me coming back for more!
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Summer Cocktails in Southwest Louisiana

5/14/2015 by Megan Hartman
Posted In:  Culinary
Louisiana’s love affair with cocktails dates back centuries. Enjoying a summer cocktail or frozen beverage is almost an essential part of escaping the heat and humidity. It’s doesn’t have to be alcoholic either – what about our famous snow balls?!? In this summer’s blog series, we’ll explore cocktails and frozen drinks across Southwest Louisiana
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Reasons You Should Shop Local Lake Charles

5/12/2015 by Megan Hartman
Posted In:  Culinary
Is it just me or is shopping more fun when you’re on vacation?  You want something memorable or unique to that destination.  You may want to get your friends or children souvenirs.  And on a business trip, you finally have precious alone time to browse.  In Lake Charles, there are several great boutiques giving you good reasons to shop local! Part 1, of Reasons You Should Shop Local will highlight ladies fashion and great places to stock up on local culinary gifts.
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Shake Your Groove Thing! Live Music in Southwest Louisiana!

5/6/2015 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Arts, Festivals & Events
Duke Ellington said, “If it sounds good, it IS good.” It is definitely ALL GOOD throughout Southwest Louisiana where live music and warmer weather are calling all of us to get out of the house and shake a leg! As the sun goes down, things really heat up in Downtown Lake Charles! One of my favorite Friday night dates is the Downtown at Sundown
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Lake Charles-Owned Duck Call Manufacturer

5/5/2015 by Megan Hartman
Posted In:  Outdoors
I grew up down the street from some of Dud Faulk’s granddaughters and have fond memories of playing in their backyard over the years. I remember my Dad and my younger brother calling in ducks in the Southwest Louisiana marsh using Faulk duck calls. But it wasn’t until I was older that I grew to appreciate the family owned and operated duck call
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New Lake Charles Golf Course

5/1/2015 by Megan Hartman
Posted In:  Outdoors, Gaming
Last night, my family was having dinner at one of my favorite local Italian restaurants, Joe’s Pizza & Pasta . Their homemade marinara sauce is the best I’ve had and their family is from Sicily. Their accent is adorable! But I digress. During dinner, my grandfather and brother-in-law were discussing their passion – golf . My brother-in-law had played
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Sweet as Sugar: Starks Mayhaw Festival, May 14-16

5/1/2015 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
I’ve learned so many new words since moving to Louisiana eight years ago. For example, mayhaw . I recall my first trip to a farmers’ market in Lake Charles. A friendly lady stood behind a table with an impressive display of jams and jellies. I saw some jars labeled “Mayhaw Jelly.” I’d never hear of that. So I asked her, “What’s a mayhaw?” I learned
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