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Why You Should Take a Velvet Pig Cooking Class

I love to cook. Well…I LOVE to eat and while eating out in Lake Charles is totally worth it – a true Southern belle should know her way around the kitchen. Right? Right! Over the last 10 years, my love for cooking has rubbed off on my husband (He’s a pretty good sous chef, by the way!). While…

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Lake Charles from the Sky: Aerial Photo Story

For a long time I’ve been fascinated by “the bird’s eye view.” Growing up I never really flew; in fact, my first plane ride was in my early 20s. When I did finally take to the “friendly skies,” I was amazing at the view of the landscape below me. Since then, I’ve been drawn to aerial photography…

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The Circus is Coming to Lake Charles

It’s that time of year again, the Shrine Circus is coming to Lake Charles just in time for some family fun! If your family loves the circus, you will not be disappointed with what this “Circus with a Purpose” has planned. The Habibi Shrine Circus is always great fun with lots of show-stopping acts…

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Top Spots for a Picnic in Southwest Louisiana

Fall is a great time to enjoy a crisp breeze, your toes in the sand (or grass) and a fulfilling picnic with friends and family. Whatever your preference, there are several locations in the area that offer prime real estate for picnicking! So grab a blanket, wicker basket, sandwiches and a few drinks…

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Antiques in the Lake Area

Visiting antique shops is often an item on a vacationer’s to-do list. Southwest Louisiana offers several antique shops to keep any vintage enthusiast browsing for hours. Cedar Chest Antiques Enter the door of Cedar Chest Antiques, and the first thing you’ll see is an irresistible display of antique…

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Chuck Fest 2016: Local Brew

#SupportLocal. It’s a hashtag that I run across almost daily as I swipe through my social feeds. But what does it mean? In Southwest Louisiana, we take #SupportLocal pretty seriously. We love our local musicians, artists, chefs and businesses. There is one festival that takes #SupportLocal to a new…

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