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Author: Amanda Reeves

Amanda is a lifelong resident of Southwest Louisiana and the public relations manager at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau. Even though Amanda spent most of her childhood riding 4 wheelers through her families rice fields, she has become a fashionista to the core. Most weekends you'll find this social butterfly attending community events or shopping for the latest fashion trends. She resides in Lake Charles with her pup, Levi. Follow her on Instagram @mandaareeves and on Twitter @golakecharlespr. 

Where to buy Local Products in Southwest Louisiana

7/23/2017 by Amanda Reeves
Two facts that you will learn in this blog post; Southwest Louisiana is home to some uber creative and talented individuals, and that I have a passion for shopping more than most humans (if you’ve spent any amount of time with me you’re aware of the second fact). Over the years, my shopping style has progressed and I am more aware of the importance
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It’s Crawfish Season – Here’s where you can find them in Southwest Louisiana

3/17/2017 by Amanda Reeves
In Louisiana, we joke that we don’t have weather seasons; we have food seasons, and my favorite happens to be CRAWFISH SEASON! Find Crawfish: Southwest Louisiana Crawfish Stops Being a life-long Southwest Louisianan, some of my favorite childhood memories are from family crawfish boils. When the distinct smell of boiled crawfish filled the air,
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Make Plans for Mardi Gras

1/19/2017 by Amanda Reeves
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s always a flurry of purple, green and gold at the start of the New Year. Some people even convert their Christmas trees and wreaths into Mardi Gras décor! If you are a huge fan of Mardi Gras, you know that the season moves around, and Mardi Gras Day is somewhat of a
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18 Outdoor Dining Options in Lake Charles

11/3/2016 by Amanda Reeves
Posted In:  Culinary
With cooler weather approaching, I like to combine my love for food and the outdoors by eating outside. This isn’t just reserved for backyard barbecues anymore, Lake Charles has plenty of restaurants that have adopted the concept as well. 1. 1910 Restaurant and Wine Bar Enjoy downtown Lake Charles in high fashion with great food, great wine and
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10 Date Night Options in Lake Charles

8/24/2016 by Amanda Reeves
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
We all know the struggle of picking the perfect date night activity, and how easy it is to fall into the “dinner and a movie” rut. There’s nothing wrong with it…..but it sure does get monotonous after a while. So, here are some SWLA date night ideas that should spice things up! 1. Festivals Of course, I’m going to pick festivals first. I mean, we
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Healthy Food Options in Lake Charles, Louisiana

8/12/2016 by Amanda Reeves
Posted In:  Culinary
As someone who has to watch everything they eat, the thought of dining out in SWLA used to give me anxiety, not to mention cancel out all of the carrot sticks I had noshed on during the week. Luckily, the local food scene is constantly evolving, and healthier menu options are becoming more and more prevalent. These are just a taste of the healthy
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