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Laura Morales
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Laura Morales

My family moved to Lake Charles from Katy, Texas. While living in Katy, I started an Instagram and Facebook page called Katy Hot Spots. The goal of the platform was to promote and support local businesses, events, and services. It was a great success, and now I am bringing that passion to Lake Charles to help find the best experiences to share with locals and visitors!

Geaux Insane! For Boudin.

Let's Geaux Y'all! Boudin is not just “a dish”. It is a staple of Cajun culture. It is an art. It is personal. There is no "liking" Boudin….if you're a fan, you're all in and you love it! I am definitely a fan and I believe I have stumbled upon some of the best Boudin in Louisiana! Yes, I said it…

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A Guide to Breakfast, Brunch, and Beverages

It’s no secret that Louisiana is known for its delicious food. And Lake Charles has plenty of options to satisfy any appetite. Now, if you are like me, you wake up ready for a meal so I set out to put together some of the best places to enjoy breakfast and brunch right here in Louisiana's…

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Panorama Music House- Music, Food, and Moore

There is a certain element of electricity and excitement in Downtown Lake Charles these days, and I’m about to introduce you to one place in particular that certainly has a heavy hand in fueling that feeling! It was my pleasure to meet with the owner, Jay Ecker, who gave me a complete tour of the…

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Romance Around the Lake

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and you may be feeling full of LOVE but empty on ideas! Allow me to suggest some ways to make the day special for you and your Valentine! No matter your interests or budget, I have come up with a list of ideas that includes something for everyone. Beyond…

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Pageantry and History of Mardi Gras

Experience Mardi Gras in a whole new way! There are two words synonymous with fun in Lake Charles..."MARDI GRAS!" Reflecting upon the season probably brings to mind images of parades, king cakes, beads, masquerades, and zydeco music to name a few. These are just some of the ingredients that go into…

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Favorite King Cakes of SWLA

A staple of The Season and a much-loved tradition, King Cake is as much a part of Mardi Gras as the parties and parades. The people of SWLA have very passionate opinions about where to find and what makes up the best King Cakes to indulge in. I recently set out to find out the local favorites. To my…

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Welcome to Della Belle

Luxury, Southern Hospitality, and Comfort await you at Della Belle Bed and Breakfast. From the moment you enter Della Belle, you become quickly aware that you are in for a unique and authentic encounter with true southern elegance and charm. Owner and operator, Mrs. Kathryn Hoffpauir (Learn More…

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The Big Reveal for Mardi Gras 2020

It's Official! Mardi Gras has Begun! 🎉 On January 3rd, the 2020 Mardi Gras Season in Lake Charles kicked off with a downtown party that brought the community together to enjoy music, food, libations and the big reveal of the official 2020 Mardi Gras Artwork! So who is behind this festive piece of…

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Ringing in 2020!

Southwest Louisiana Countdown to New Year's! 2020 is fast approaching! You have probably started thinking about your New Year’s Resolution, but have you thought about how you will ring in the new year? "The Roaring Twenties" is all the rage this New Year's Eve so if you want to step back in time…

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Unique Holiday Shopping & Experiences

Make your list, check it twice, and have some fun! By this point in the season, you have probably shopped the mall and the big box stores and you may be feeling overwhelmed by the crowds and underwhelmed by the experience. You probably still have some boxes to check, including having an enjoyable…

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