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Author: Elizabeth Eustis

Elizabeth Eustis grew up in Elmer, La and moved to Lake Charles to study at McNeese State University. Elizabeth enjoys sharing the culture of Southwest Louisiana with all who visit. Watch out, her smile and laugh are contagious! Elizabeth enjoys trying new activities and foods and makes sure to document all of her adventures on social media! Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @Whisafaye.

8 Things You'll Need for a Cajun Thanksgiving

11/19/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
It’s only a few more days until Thanksgiving. It’s so close, I can almost taste it! Of course every family has their traditions when it comes to the Thanksgiving Day and the menu. This year, I challenge you to give your dinner a touch of SPICE with some Cajun inspired dishes. 1. Add the “Trinity” to your recipe One bonafide Cajun ingredient is
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All You Need to Know about Boudin Wars - 2018

8/24/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Boudin is as much a part of Southern Louisiana culture as Cajun music or gumbo. And I’m here to tell you – if I had to choose between those – boudin would be my pick. If you’re a boudin enthusiast like me, OH HAPPY DAY - Boudin Wars is just around the corner. It’s like Christmas morning! WHEN: October 27 from 11 AM – 1 PM WHERE: Brimstone Museum
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Top 9 Free Things to Do in Lake Charles

8/13/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana has so much to offer AND plenty of fun activities/experiences that will cost you NOTHING! Even better, right? 1. Free Concert Series Lake Charles offers several free concert series throughout the year, so cut loose and enjoy the music! Live at the Lakefront , Groovin’ at the Groove , Downtown at Sundown , and Catch a
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Trip Advisor Says: Most Romantic Restaurants

5/11/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
The mood is set for a perfect date night at the most romantic restaurants in Lake Charles. From cozy bistros to elegant eateries, we’ve searched Trip Advisor reviews for a list of the most swoon-worthy spots. “ Out of this world! ” Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse - Reviewed by mandiemmagavin on July 18, 2017 We made reservations and were seated promptly
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Trip Advisor Says: Best Comfort Food Spots

4/18/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
It’s been one of those days, and the only thing that is going to keep you from losing what’s left of your mind is to sit down next to a big ol’ plate of your FAVORITE comfort food. Here in Louisiana, we know comfort foods well. In fact, most of the region’s most popular meals are consider comfort foods to many. Gumbo, jambalaya, fried shrimp…the
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Lake Charles Local: New Video Series

4/9/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
It's been the trend for the last couple of years - when you visit a destination you want to dive right in and experience the area on a more LOCAL level. Seeing an area from a local's perspective can reveal those hidden gems and one of a kind experiences that can be overlooked if you are only following a brochure or travel map. That's why we decided
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Easter Egg Hunts in Lake Charles

3/26/2018 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
What is more fun than an Easter Egg Hunt at Easter? I’ve rounded up the area’s hunts for you and the kiddos to enjoy. There is even an ADULT egg hunt this year! Wool Days & Easter Egg Hunt at CM Farms It's an old-fashioned Easter celebration at CM Farms! The Easter Egg Hunt (11 AM & 1 PM) will be divided into two groups, ages 1-4 and 5+. The older
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