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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Farmers' Markets in Lake Charles

Feeling the Love at Farmer’s Markets Farmer’s markets are designed with a lot of love; they bring out a community’s best offerings and place them on a gingham tablecloth for your enjoyment. Lake Charles touts its two popular farmer’s markets – the Charlestown Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and the…

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Spring Art Walk - May 8!

“People were itching to do something creative and fun.” – Devan Corbello, executive director of the Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA Clear your calendars because the Spring Art Walk is back on Saturday, May 8! I met up with Devan Corbello, executive director of the Arts and Humanities Council…

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Mill & Gray - Time for Spring Shopping!

Okay, I don’t know about you, but I get excessively excited when new stores open in Lake Charles and sometimes go a little over-the-top. It has been a tough year, and I am definitely all for supporting our friends and neighbors. So, when I discovered that the home decor/style boutique Mill + Gray…

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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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The Ultimate Southwest Louisiana Gift Guide

This holiday season, shopping local is more important than ever to the hundreds of Southwest Louisiana businesses that have suffered setbacks because of the pandemic and hurricanes. Shop for handmade crafts and gifts, Louisiana-themed apparel and accessories, or treat yourself to a festive pastry at…

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Sulphur - The T-shirt Capital of Louisiana!

You have at least five or six (or maybe a hundred) in your closet. You wear them when exercising, socializing, and grocery shopping. They show off your personality, broadcast a message, or make you part of a team. They can be worn layered, tucked in, or cropped. In Southwest Louisiana, the T-shirt…

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Four Ways to #ReDiscoverSWLA This Summer

Sweet, sweet summertime. It’s all about making unforgettable memories, and there’s no better way to do that than to explore and rediscover Lake Charles. It may not look like the typical summer in Southwest Louisiana, but it’s still going to be a fun one. Whether you choose kayaking at Sam Houston…

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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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