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Sharing is Caring: #VisitLakeCharles Photo of the Month

9/25/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Arts
Have you ever had one of the days or evenings spent with friends/family that you wished could have gone on forever?! You know the one? You wish that EVERYDAY could be like that day. One of my favorite things about social media is the ability to share moments. For me, my social media posts are like time capsules. Whenever I think about a night out,
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Lake Charles from the Sky: Aerial Photo Story

9/24/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Outdoors
For a long time I’ve been fascinated by “the bird’s eye view.” Growing up I never really flew; in fact, my first plane ride was in my early 20s. When I did finally take to the “friendly skies,” I was amazing at the view of the landscape below me. Since then, I’ve been drawn to aerial photography. Here are a few of my favorite Lake Charles/Southwest
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The Circus is Coming to Lake Charles

9/20/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
It’s that time of year again, the Shrine Circus is coming to Lake Charles just in time for some family fun! If your family loves the circus, you will not be disappointed with what this “Circus with a Purpose” has planned. The Habibi Shrine Circus is always great fun with lots of show-stopping acts like amazing daredevils performing dangerous
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Top Spots for a Picnic in Southwest Louisiana

9/19/2016 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Outdoors
Fall is a great time to enjoy a crisp breeze, your toes in the sand (or grass) and a fulfilling picnic with friends and family. Whatever your preference, there are several locations in the area that offer prime real estate for picnicking! So grab a blanket, wicker basket, sandwiches and a few drinks and take in all that nature offers. Along the
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Antiques in the Lake Area

9/8/2016 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Arts
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 jewelry. Move on and explore room after room (the
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Chuck Fest 2016: Local Brew

9/7/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
#SupportLocal. It’s a hashtag that I run across almost daily as I swipe through my social feeds. But what does it mean? In Southwest Louisiana, we take #SupportLocal pretty seriously. We love our local musicians, artists, chefs and businesses. There is one festival that takes #SupportLocal to a new level. That’s Chuck Fest. Chuck Fest is a
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#EatSWLA: Garlic Shrimp and Fresh Fettuccine Pasta

9/5/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
If your mouth doesn’t start watering instantly while reading this recipe, you might want to seek a professional taste bud analysis (if that is even a thing). When you are craving a rich, buttery dish, this might just be the pièce de résistance. And thanks to Chef Jeff with Flip My Food , this recipe has been “flipped” into a healthier option.
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