January 2023

Solutions for life: The Gift of Goodbye

Welcome to 2023! I have a feeling it’s going to be a great year, and a lot of that has to do with my sense that people are starting to feel some normalcy returning. What a crazy few years it’s been! While we were all trying to deal with a […]
January 2023

Read My Lips

Our lips may be sealed, but what we are saying is loud and clear. After more than two years of bare lips and record-low lipstick sales during the pandemic, lipstick is back in vogue in a big way in 2023.  The “lipstick index”, an economic indicator term coined by Leonard […]
January 2023

Makeup on a Mission

Clever beauty gurus have long known to choose face products infused with sunscreen to protect their skin as they beautify their face. Now modern science is infusing a whole range of makeup hybrid products with skin boosting ingredients that protect and improve the skin without any extra effort as you […]
January 2023

Pantone Names the Color of 2023: Viva Magenta!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana is currently enrolling volunteers for the AmeriCorps Foster Grandparent Program (FGP). Foster Grandparent volunteers work in a classroom setting one-on-one with students who struggle with reading and math. The FGP program serves schools in Lake Charles, Sulphur, Iowa, Crowley, Jennings, and Westlake, and […]
January 2023

St. Louis Catholic High School Buys Property in East Lake Charles

Land has been purchased for a new home for St. Louis Catholic High School — the next step in its recovery from the 2020 hurricanes. The new site is a 47-acre tract on Corbina Road in east Lake Charles. St. Louis Catholic, the Diocese of Lake Charles’ lone Catholic high […]
January 2023

Clubs in Calcasieu

January is National Hobby Month – the perfect time to think about taking up a new sport, craft, or activity. Clubs connect you with people who have similar interests. They provide opportunities to get out of the house and socialize.The Calcasieu Parish community offers plenty of options, depending on your […]
January 2023

First Person with Angie Manning, Vice President of Communications, Visit Lake Charles 

Angie Manning is certainly a familiar (and always smiling) face in and around Southwest Louisiana. For the past twenty years, she has promoted our corner of the state through her roles at the Lake Charles/SWLA Convention and Visitors Bureau, aka Visit Lake Charles. Angie is the Vice President of Communications, […]
January 2023

Cool Jobs with Bam Arceneaux, Owner, the Panorama Music Exchange

The Panorama Music Exchange, nestled right next door to the Panorama Music House at 331 Broad Street in downtown Lake Charles, is more than just a music store specializing in the sale of vinyl. It’s a mesmerizing mix of music, memorabilia, and random, often forgotten history of Southwest Louisiana.  “Things […]
January 2023

2023 Travel Guide

January 31 is National Plan for Vacation Day! The reason this is important is because a 2018 study from the U.S. Travel Association discovered that 55% of employees do not use all their allotted paid time off! But down time and traveling for pleasure are vital to our physical and […]
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