COVID 19 Guidelines

Governor John Bel Edwards has formally renewed the state's public health emergency. A statewide mask mandate has now been extended through September 29 for all people, regardless of vaccination status, if 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained indoors. Please be sure to have a mask with you when traveling. More Info

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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!

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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Truly Stellar Beans

If you are looking for a unique place to enjoy breakfast or lunch, or just a sweet bite with a cup of coffee or tea, you will love Stellar Beans. It is located in the downtown Lake Charles at 319 BROAD ST, Lake Charles, LA 70601. From the moment you walk in, you realize this is more than a coffee…

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Magical Lights & Sites of Lake Charles

There are so many ways to enjoy the Holiday season. One of my absolute favorite traditions is driving around the city to see the wonderful displays of Christmas lights and decorations. There’s a certain magic that you feel when you see the twinkling lights and festive decor, especially when…

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2019 Holiday Art Market

Art, Culture, and Stress-Free Shopping! Shopping for the perfect gift can sometimes be a bit stressful, but the upcoming Holiday Art Market is an event that will not only give you the opportunity to get something special for everyone on your list but have a great time doing it. You will definitely…

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Nothing Common about these Grounds

Welcome to Common Grounds Coffee Shop! Common Grounds is a locally and family-owned "Sit and Chill" Coffee house that was built on love and prayer, two of the ingredients that make this a must-visit, top of the checklist, new favorite amongst locals and visitors alike. There are many things that…

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Something Special Around the Corner!

There is indeed something special around the Corner, The Corner Market that is! New owners, Jason and Elizabeth, have been working tirelessly redesigning and revamping this gem of a market located in the heart of downtown Lake Charles at 729 Ryan Street. This charming storefront is definitely…

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