kayaking on Loch Leven near Glencoe, Scotland, 2018

kayaking on Loch Leven near Glencoe, Scotland, 2018

Monday, January 19, 2015

My Southwest Louisiana Home

I can't stop watching this video. Our local Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) made this terrific tourism video showcasing everything that defines southwest Louisiana. I've been blogging for 8 years, and they sum up all the culture, art, music, food, festivals, and fun in one 3 minute video.

What makes the video even more special to me is that the song was written and sung by one of my favorite music artists, Wendy Colonna. In this video, she talks about the writing of the new song.

In this photo, Wendy on the right and Angie Manning, communications director at the CVB.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Green House Salad Company

This dreary cold winter weather is severely curtailing my outdoor adventures. I need indoor adventures. Okay, so, eating is an adventure right? Especially when it’s a place I've never been.

Fortunately for me, there’s a new eatery in Lake Charles called The Green House Salad Company. It’s at 3625 Nelson Rd. in the Scarborough’s plaza. I think it’s my new favorite lunch spot. And maybe a whole lot of other people’s, too. The place has been packed since their opening last month!

Their business is brisk for good reason. They sell terrific salads! Their menu offers a fascinating array of signature salads. Or you can create your own. Just look at all these options!

Their dressings and infused balsamics and olive oils are equally exciting. Their beverages include specialty iced teas, lemonade, cold-pressed juices, and infused water. I had the cucumber mint. Fabulous!

But green doesn't stop at the spinach, romaine, and kale. This establishment also cares about the environment. Their motto is Eat Green . . .Live Green. They reduce waste, recycle, and their to-go boxes are eco-friendly. A restaurant after my own heart.

The staff is courteous and helpful. Everything is clean and new, bright, contemporary, with cool coffee shop-like music playing in the background. I love this place!

Who wants to join me for lunch?!