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Chere Dastugue Coen

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Cheré Dastugue Coen is an award-winning journalist, instructor of writing, playwright, novelist and ghost hunter. In addition to Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana, her latest books are Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets with Jude Bradley and Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Tour of Acadiana. A native of New Orleans, Cheré now makes her home in Lafayette. Visit her blogs LouisianaBookNews.blogspot.com and WeirdSouth.blogspot.com.

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Photos by Denny Culbert

Desserts and down-home dining in Carencro more

Restaurants

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Photo by Chere Coen

Uncommon attractions in northwest Louisiana more

Getaways

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Photo by Lucie Monk

Traditional music shared from the moment of birth in Lafayette and Baton Rouge more

Visual & Performing Arts

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Photos by Cheré Coen

From a reimagined bank to fig brownies, enjoy a weekend walkabout in Lake Arthur and environs more

Getaways

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Courtesy of Alexandria/Pineville Area CVB

How a few nurseries bloomed into a few hundred in Forest Hill more

House & Home

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Photo by Denny Culbert

Jackie Miller makes Tee Mamou-regulation courir costumes more

People & Places

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Photo by Jason Cohen

“Arnaudville pulls creative, metaphysical, and spiritual energy to this area." more

People & Places

Artist Brian Carlisle of Shreveport prefers the word “repurposing,” utilizing objects that have seen better days and turning them into useful, artistic creations.  more

People & Places

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Photo by Chere Coen

Melanie Harrington loved her job teaching social studies, but the bureaucracy of teaching was getting the best of her. Only a few blocks from her home, ideas began percolating. more

Restaurants

Sun’s not going down on this quaint little town. more

Getaways

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Photo by Chere Coen

The intersection of art and the spirit world. more

People & Places