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Angie Manning 2019
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Angie Manning

Angie Manning is a native of Southwest Louisiana yet had the chance of a lifetime to travel the world and live in Paris where she solidified speaking in French. She has a love for literature, art, culture and music. A singer/songwriter/pianist, Angie has recorded 4 studio albums. She enjoys being involved with the arts community in Southwest Louisiana and has a passion for seeing people succeed at accomplishing their dreams. She resides in Sulphur with her husband and six (yes, six) children! Follow her on Twitter @CajunWhimsy

Fire & Oak - One of Lake Charles' Newest Restaurants

Header Photo by @aballbounced Fire & Oak – Lake Charles’ Newest Restaurant Ever since the words “Fire & Oak” were whispered as a rumor in my ear, I have been eagerly anticipating the realization of Chef Andrew Green’s new restaurant. The name sparks the imagination and immediately whisks me away…

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Bayou Blend - Support the Spectrum!

Bayou Blend - Coming to Downtown! Support the Spectrum for Autism Awareness Month If you love Louisiana, good vibes and anything comfy to wear, you’ll fall for Bayou Blend Apparel, and the story behind the brand. Kaysie Bolton, owner and founder, is truly one of my favorite people and such an…

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Changing Spaces - Furniture & Redecorating!

If you’re looking for some inspiration to transform your home, recently refurbished home or business, (umm…thank you, Laura), do we have a recommendation for you! My coworker, Kathryn, and I were encouraged to pay a visit to Changing Spaces since so many people are looking for furniture and décor…

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Buffi's Peaux Boys - Coming Back!

Text “Buffis” to 474747 to get personal updates. Everyone loves poboys! And, Buffi’s Peaux Boys in Lake Charles has been a crowd favorite for many years – even voted as one of the Top 20 Restaurants in Southwest Louisiana by locals. If you know anything about Louisiana, the competition for that top…

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Chandeliers - Story of Resiliency

The past year has been a challenge for venue and event managers. I was able to catch up with Ashley Gatte, president of Empire of the Seed, which encompasses several popular venues in downtown Lake Charles: The Calcasieu Marine Bank Building, the Paramount Room, and Cash & Carry. I wanted to get her…

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Rikenjaks - Story of Resilience

Frankie Randazzo and Jay Ecker are a dream team when it comes to creating dining/entertainment experiences that highlight the best parts of a community - from food to music. Jay, a longtime musician in the Lake Charles area, focuses on showcasing talent practically every night of the week, so it…

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Black Heritage Gallery is Coming Back!

This past year has been a challenge for so many, including Stella Miller, executive director of the Black Heritage Gallery. There have been stops and starts, twists and turns along the way to procure and showcase artists with a pandemic and two hurricanes. Last year, Stella turned to embrace the…

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Purify with Pure Press Juicery!

Kickstart Your Year with a Healthy Boost! Let’s get real. Most of us are all rolling into 2021 with a little “extra to love,” right? So, for me, this year is not about big, grandiose resolutions that will put me back into my high school size. Although, I would not turn that down if it magically…

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