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Author: Kayla Semien

Kayla was born and raised right here in Lake Charles, La. and is currently a senior at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She will be graduating in the spring with a degree in Public Relations and minors in Business administration and French. Kayla interned at the Lake Charles /SWLA Convention and Visitors Bureau over the summer of 2016. She enjoyed learning all about the hidden treasures that Southwest Louisiana has to offer. 

11 Best Places to Get a Sweet Treat in Lake Charles

9/16/2017 by Kayla Semien
Posted In:  Culinary
Have a bit of a sweet tooth? Here's a list of the best places to find the sweetest treats, here in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana. 1. Jo's Party House This locally owned bakery has been around since 1968 and is nothing short of its name. Jo's specializes in colorful, custom cakes and desserts for any occasion; from cupcakes, rice crispy treats
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Fitness in Lake Charles: 10 ways to stay active and healthy

11/20/2016 by Kayla Semien
With all the fun planned for your vacation (by fun I mean FOOD) it’s good to remember to include some down times to exercise. And with the holidays around the corner, this could be a good habit to start now. Now, keep in mind that everyone is different when it comes to exercise. Some like to lift weights in the gym and others like to jog or dance
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Flock of Five Gift and Art Emporium

7/26/2016 by Kayla Semien
Posted In:  Arts
Do y’all remember when we all took a stroll through Sulphur’s Trail of Treasures: 9 Stops to Shop? Well, this weekend I took my own little adventure down the Trail of Treasures and made a stop by Flock of Five Gift and Art Emporium. I got a chance to explore all 7,000 square feet of hidden treasures, with a little help from Flock of Five owner Lisa
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Sulphur’s Trail of Treasures: 9 Stops to Shop

7/18/2016 by Kayla Semien
Posted In:  Arts
We all enjoy a little retail therapy every now and then right? I know I do — especially now that the summer sun is shining bright, it’s the perfect time to call up the girls for a little shopping trip in the city. And, if you haven’t heard, Sulphur, Louisiana has nine of the best little shops and boutiques to satisfy your summer shopping needs.
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16 Best Parks in Lake Charles

7/18/2016 by Kayla Semien
Posted In:  Outdoors
Summer is the perfect time to get out of the house and appreciate the outdoors. When I was younger, my sisters and I would beg my mama to take us to feed the ducks at the civic center, literally anytime the sun was shining. We’d pack up our loaves of bread, a blanket and just spend the day at the park. The park is one of the best places to relax
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Road Trip To-Do List: Austin, TX to Lake Charles, LA

6/26/2016 by Kayla Semien
The journey from Austin, Texas to Lake Charles, Louisiana is about a five-hour drive, and if you’re like me, you’ll need some things to help break up the drive. I’ve come up with a little Road trip To-Do list that’ll make your trip a little more exciting for the entire family! Mobile Prep First things first, download the CVB’s Lake Charles Events
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Summer Jams: 120+ Shows to See This Summer!

6/16/2016 by Kayla Semien
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Summertime in Lake Charles, Louisiana means three things: good food, good people and good live music. And boy, does Lake Charles have a little something cooking for all of the music lovers this summer. I’ve rounded up a few must-see concerts to catch during your summer in Lake Charles. Okay, all you water lovers; this first one is just for you.
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