COVID 19 Guidelines

Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statewide mask mandate which will be in place through September 1 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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SPAR Waterpark - Cool Down this Summer!

Fun Things to Do with Kids in #LouisianasPlayground! A remarkable, watery adventure for the entire family is Sulphur Parks & Recreation’s (SPAR) Waterpark, and it might even be a best kept secret for visitors. It's a refreshing escape for so many families who want to cool off from the hot Southwest…

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Fire & Oak - One of Lake Charles' Newest Restaurants

Header Photo by @aballbounced Fire & Oak – Lake Charles’ Newest Restaurant Ever since the words “Fire & Oak” were whispered as a rumor in my ear, I have been eagerly anticipating the realization of Chef Andrew Green’s new restaurant. The name sparks the imagination and immediately whisks me away…

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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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A Video of HOPE

The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana has released a music video called “Hope.” According to Foundation President and CEO Sara Judson, the name encompasses the message of the video. “There is no doubt the hurricanes of 2020 have challenged us in ways we could have never imagined, but…

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It Takes a Village! - Coffeehouse Resiliency Story

The Village Coffeehouse “This is something we knew Sulphur was missing." Blake Forman, Owner A few weeks ago, I tasted my first vanilla latte (I know, I’m late to the game!) and had the pleasure of speaking with Blake Forman, owner of Sulphur’s Village Coffeehouse. In the middle of the pandemic…

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Lulu's Snocones Makes an Epic Comeback🍧

The hype around Lulu's opening initially in August was unreal, but worth every minute of waiting patiently in line. It was only three weeks later that Hurricane Laura would put a temporary stop to Ashley and Jonathan's newfound passion. Lulu's loyal fans kept up with their recovery via social media…

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Buffi's Peaux Boys - Coming Back!

Text “Buffis” to 474747 to get personal updates. Everyone loves poboys! And, Buffi’s Peaux Boys in Lake Charles has been a crowd favorite for many years – even voted as one of the Top 20 Restaurants in Southwest Louisiana by locals. If you know anything about Louisiana, the competition for that top…

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Chandeliers - Story of Resiliency

The past year has been a challenge for venue and event managers. I was able to catch up with Ashley Gatte, president of Empire of the Seed, which encompasses several popular venues in downtown Lake Charles: The Calcasieu Marine Bank Building, the Paramount Room, and Cash & Carry. I wanted to get her…

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