Tag: handmade

Fearless Finds: Sweets & Treats

Looking to try a new dessert? Well have you ever had a tea cake? We hadn’t, so when a patient of mine suggested we try out Sweets & Treats of Lake Charles, we had to oblige! Located at 411 Ryan Street, Sweets & Treats has a variety of homemade desserts from chocolate covered anything to Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Bowtie Marina’s Pirate Gator

  It wouldn’t be Lake Charles without a few pirate Gators on the Geaux, and we found our first one at Bowtie Marina! Although he appears to be missing his headpiece, he still has his weapons in his pockets! This Gator on the Geaux stands on the deck to keep watch over the marina and welcome Read More

Following the Louisiana Antique Trail: The Steamer Trunk

We have another downtown Jennings, Louisiana, find for you, and this time it’s on the Louisiana Antique Trail! Nova Barnes opened The Steamer Trunk in December of 2012 fulfilling her dream of having a shop on Main Street and loves to fill her shop with things her customers will “treasure and not just fill space.” The Read More

Fearless Finds: The Art-o-mat

Some of our best finds are ones that we literally stumble upon while out on our adventures, and this might be my favorite all-time random find! It’s called an Art-o-mat, and this one is located on the second floor of the Central School Arts and Humanities Center in Lake Charles. Art-o-mats are retro cigarette machines Read More

Fearless Finds: The RE Market

Spring is in the air, so what better place to be than the Spring Fling at The RE Market?! This past weekend The RE Market had sales, refreshments, and art classes to welcome Spring, and I got to speak with the manager and a few vendors as I looked through the booths.   The RE Read More

Fearless Finds: Pint House Pizzaria

  I get so excited when there are new restaurants in town, and if it’s a favorite of mine like pizza I just have to go! Pint House Pizzaria at 329 Broad Street in Lake Charles opened in July of 2014 and has such amazing pizza combinations, desserts, beers, and more!   Although we opted Read More

Fearless Finds: The Louisiana Market

  After 25 years of business in the same location, The Louisiana Market at 2710 Hodges Street in Lake Charles, Louisiana, has become more than a familiar sight among the Cottage Shops; it’s a tradition. The current owner, Lisa Foreman, began working at The Louisiana Market three years ago with plans to buy it, and Read More

Fearless Finds: Fleur De Lis Candles

Ever wonder what a monkey fart smells like? Well during my drives to work I kept hearing about a candle shop in Lafayette, and what really got my attention were the names of the candles like Monkey Farts and Oilfield Trash. I love candles and thought to myself, “I have to smell a Monkey Fart!!” Read More

Fearless Finds: Rocket Drive Inn

I love cheeseburgers! Not the fast food prepackaged ones. The real meat, homemade ones I found at my new favorite place, the Rocket Drive Inn. This great find is as old as me. No wonder we connected the first time I sat on the coolest red picnic tables, covered with the scratchings of years gone Read More