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9 Places to Souvenir Shop this Summer

Summer is a hot travel season here in Southwest Louisiana. It’s the time of year for leisure travelers and weekend warriors to explore the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, see the alligators along the Creole Nature Trail and hit up the casinos and live concerts. When visitors are looking for…

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Why You’ll Love Cajun Gypsy Corner Market

Located on the corner of Broad and Ryan Streets, underneath downtown’s antique clock (where Keith’s Pawn Shop used to be) you’ll find the city’s newest locally owned grocery store, Cajun Gypsy Corner Market. Upon entering the store, you’re instantly greeted as if you’d been shopping there your…

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Planning Your Lake Charles Holiday Getaway

This winter, get in the spirit by joining in Southwest Louisiana’s beloved Cajun Christmas traditions – the ones locals have loved for years. The Cajun Christmas season will be bright and merry with magical holiday light displays, theatre shows, parades, shopping festivals and of course, seasonal…

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Lake Charles Spa Services for Every Budget

You know those days when you long for a little “me” time, a bit of pampering and relaxation? Several area day spas offer a full range of services and amenities – from reasonable to luxurious in cost -- all sure to bring the pep back into your step! So no matter your budget, there are affordable…

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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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Local Christmas Shopping in Southwest Louisiana

Keeping it local during the Christmas season is what I’m all about! No Black Friday crazy lines at big retail outlets or camping out for door buster deals for me! Forget Cyber Monday! You can score those perfect presents at various holiday markets sponsored by local organizations. You’ll find a…

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Antiques in the Lake Area

Visiting antique shops is often an item on a vacationer’s to-do list. Southwest Louisiana offers several antique shops to keep any vintage enthusiast browsing for hours. Cedar Chest Antiques Enter the door of Cedar Chest Antiques, and the first thing you’ll see is an irresistible display of antique…

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Flock of Five Gift and Art Emporium

Do y’all remember when we all took a stroll through Sulphur’s Trail of Treasures: 9 Stops to Shop? Well, this weekend I took my own little adventure down the Trail of Treasures and made a stop by Flock of Five Gift and Art Emporium. I got a chance to explore all 7,000 square feet of hidden…

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