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Mardi Gras 12th Night

In Southwest Louisiana, the good times don’t end after Christmas or the New Year. Instead, we continue to celebrate with one of my favorite holidays: MARDI GRAS! And there’s no better way to begin the new season than by going to the annual Twelfth Night celebration . This event is the official start…

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Downtown at Sundown 2018 Concert Highlights

What’s better than unwinding on a Friday evening in the backdrop of the downtown Lake Charles with great music from hot bands drifting into the sunset? How about four Fridays of cool, FREE outdoor concerts? It’s one of my favorite events – Downtown at Sundown . It’s the perfect mix of cool nightlife…

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4 Reasons to Go to Louisiana Pirate Festival

1. Dress Like a Pirate Let’s ALL be honest. When you’re an adult and there’s a chance to act like a kid – WE TAKE IT! Join your fellow buccaneers and Jean Lafitte for the first ever Pirate Costume Ball! The costume ball is the premier event of this year’s festival. The Buccaneer Room at the Lake…

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Where to buy Local Products in Southwest Louisiana

Two facts that you will learn in this blog post; Southwest Louisiana is home to some uber creative and talented individuals, and that I have a passion for shopping more than most humans (if you’ve spent any amount of time with me you’re aware of the second fact). Over the years, my shopping style…

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3 Reasons to Check Out the Iowa Rabbit Festival

It’s no secret that here in Southwest Louisiana we like to celebrate everything that makes the area such a special place…even RABBITS! The Iowa Rabbit Festival is truly a one-of-a-kind event that’s been around for over 30 years. Being from this area, I had always heard about how much fun it was, but…

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Make Plans for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in Southwest Louisiana is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s always a flurry of purple, green and gold at the start of the New Year. Some people even convert their Christmas trees and wreaths into Mardi Gras décor! If you are a huge fan of Mardi Gras, you know that the season…

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