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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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Got to Go - to Olive and Indigo!

Okay, so here’s the deal - I love Lake Charles, and I also love boutiques that offer new, trendy things! The other day, I was walking downtown and ran across the shop that encased everything I wanted. I am college student, so naturally, my money supply is limited, but I still want things that are…

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The Corner Market - Local Products & Art!

I pride myself as a self-proclaimed “modern hippie” in the sense I love to know where my things come from and how they are made. Yes, I know, cliché, but I honestly love having natural, organic handmade things, especially when it's made locally or has eco-friendly packaging. If you are the same way…

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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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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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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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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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The Event that Helped Change Downtown

Downtown at Sundown One of my favorite memories as an event planner took place in 2010 when I was working for the Arts Council of SWLA under Matt Young. It was May, hot (well, hotter than normal), and our staff had just completed the first week of staging the four-week outdoor concert series…

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