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Posts from May 2017

Fleeting Moments: #VisitLakeCharles Photo of the Month

5/31/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Arts
If anything is apparent about the year 2017, is that it is on TURBO mode. Where has the year gone? We’re already planning summer vacations (or enjoying them), and before we know it – the kids will be back in school and we’ll be prepping gumbo pots and Christmas garlands. YIKES! Every month I have a message of reflection, challenges to refocus your
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Peek Inside of Golden Nugget’s New Rush Tower

5/30/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Gaming
There’s a reason why Golden Nugget Lake Charles was voted #1 hotel on Trip Advisor. This property knows how to showcase the very best. An 18-hole championship golf course; out of this world retail shops, a one-of-a kind pool and lazy river (seriously, you need to experience it for yourself), stunning spa venue and services, not to mention a number
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Where Ladies Go for Lunch

5/18/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Culinary
***Updated June 28, 2017*** When ladies meet up for lunch, it’s about more than good food. Girlfriends seek out establishments with atmospheres conducive to conversation. They want to talk and catch up on things without the imposition of televisions blaring the latest sports trivia and loud music insisting they shout at each other. When it comes to
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You Voted! 2017 Top 20 Local Favorites Restaurants

5/16/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
There is no question – we take food seriously in Southwest Louisiana. If you ask someone “Which is your favorite SWLA restaurant?” or “Where do you like to eat?” – they’ll let you know the answer QUICK! They might even have a few different favorites. Throughout past few months, we asked YOU to vote for your most loved local restaurants. The votes
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What's on Tap in Lake Charles for American Craft Beer Week?

5/15/2017 by William Precht
Some weeks are just better than others. The third week in May is one of those weeks that beer lovers can truly rejoice. Craft beer is a fairly new, yet awesome trend here in Southwest Louisiana and it’s spreading like wildfire. In honor of American Craft Beer week, let’s take a quick look at some of the exciting ways to celebrate the new brews in
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Kayaking Lake Charles Waterways

5/15/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Outdoors
Southwest Louisiana has no shortage of waterways – shimmering lakes, meandering rivers, mysterious bayous, cypress swamps, and salt grass marshes – and where there is water, there are boats. Sailboats, motorboats, bass boats, fishing trawlers, and pirogues . . . but me? I love to kayak ! Kayaking enables a paddler to go places other boats cannot
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Beach Time on the Creole Nature Trail

5/12/2017 by Angie Manning
Posted In:  Outdoors
It was a ho-hum Saturday with laziness abounding in the house. After going into a blueberry muffin coma and consuming copious amounts of coffee later, I looked around my house to see our 6 kids all plugged into their phones, iPads or TV. Some of the devices were literally plugged into the wall, which made me think of them as tethered to the house.
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9 Places to Souvenir Shop this Summer

5/11/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Summer is a hot travel season here in Southwest Louisiana. It’s the time of year for leisure travelers and weekend warriors to explore the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, see the alligators along the Creole Nature Trail and hit up the casinos and live concerts. When visitors are looking for something authentic from Lake Charles to bring home
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#EatSWLA Culinary Confessions | Waitr Deals

5/11/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Culinary
I can’t believe that I’m finally writing this, but there’s something that I need to get off my chest. It isn’t easy to talk about, but here we go. I’m…I am…how do I say this... *deep breath*... I’m addicted to Waitr . It started several months ago. First, it was a sushi roll from Asia every two weeks or so, then it was quesadillas from Casa Manana .
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