October 2021

The Anniversary Effect

from Solutions Counseling & EAP by Keri Forbess-McCorquodale, MS, LPC, LMFT, CEAP The Anniversary Effect We recently had a very important anniversary in SWLA. As the one year anniversary of Hurricanes Laura and Delta approached, many people began to experience disturbing feelings, thoughts or memories. Sadness, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, and […]
October 2021

Top 5 Secrets to Putting the Icing on the Cake

Ever wanted to start making your own cakes but feel intimidated by the perfect cakes on Pinterest? According to Lakyn Conner, owner of Lak’s Cakes, it’s not as hard as it looks. Conner is a self-taught baker who started her business in Sulphur, Louisiana as a hobby. She says, “One […]
October 2021

Bodega Wine Dive

Bodega Wine Dive is a little gem hidden slightly south of town at 3505 Country Club Road. There’s a lot to like, from the ambiance of the lighting to the openness of the space that makes it feel like a breezy time out even when the parking lot is full. […]
October 2021


The New Coffee Shop You Didn’t Know You Needed story by Lauren Morris, photos by  @lightupmediaco There’s a brand-new coffee shop nestled conveniently in midtown Lake Charles that brings much more to the table than your standard latte and warmed-over breakfast sandwich. Their menu is chock-a-block full, and the items – […]
October 2021

Trends in Home Design

After Hurricanes Laura and Delta last year, the need to repair, remodel, or rebuild altogether has given us unique opportunities to rethink the way we’ve been doing things around the house. Many in our community continue to struggle in this re-do process. In this special section, you’ll find stories on […]
October 2021

The Return of Halloween

Happenings With all the many challenges of 2020, Halloween was a bit of a non-event last year. But this annual fright fest is expected to be a good time this year with the return of time-honored traditions – pumpkin patches, hayrides, corn mazes, haunted houses, parties, trunk-or-treats and trick-or-treating with […]
October 2021

Love the Skin You’re in

Lasers and Devices Used for Skin Rejuvenation The skin is our largest organ and the most visible part of our body. It’s also the first place we see the signs of aging. “As we age, many of us have certain areas of concern that we would like to refine or […]
October 2021

Trends to Try – Fall Fashion 2021

by Kerry Andersen Boutique and fashion line owner Kaysie Bolton sums up fall fashion trends this year in two words: kitchen sink. It means anything goes! That includes reaching back to the 90’s for inspiration in oversized silhouettes (but with bigger prints to balance things out) or throwing on an […]
October 2021

Reimagined Dragon Boat Race for 2021

Paddles not required to make waves Debut of the 2021 Dragon Boat CMN Challenge video on Saturday, October 30, at Noon on Facebook.  The winners of all categories announced, along with highlight footage submitted by teams and individuals across the community keeping the Dragon Spirit alive. Out of an abundance […]
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