City Social Magazine

MAR 2013

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Upcoming spring special events include Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Friends on March 4 through 10. The event provides a chance for women to build friendships, learn skills such as basic photography and better communication skills, and create gratitude bracelets and watercolor crafts. The Culinary Experience, held March 11 through 13, offers activities such as daily cooking sessions, an introduction to organic gardening, garden tours, wine tastings, and herbal swags creation. The week-long series begins on the second Monday of every month with the resort's culinary team joined by restaurateurs, cookbook authors, James Beard Foundation award winners, and television personalities. For the Love of Books Authors Series brings in authors year-round. Spike Gillespie visits March 8; he is the author of six books and numerous magazine articles and is president of the Office of Good Deeds, an informal group of Austinites who enjoy performing good deeds for those in need. Katie ArnoldRatliff appears April 10, the author of the novel Bright Before Us. Gardening for Life, happening April 22 through 27, teaches visitors about gardening on the spa grounds. Activities include making herbal oils and lotions, creating dried flower arrangements, and learning about composting. All this pampering doesn't come cheap, but the resort offers specials from time to time, group discounts, and breaks on longer stays. Check Lake Austin Spa Resort's web site ( for details and sign up for the newsletter that details promotions. The town of Austin and all its fabulous entertainment is only 30 minutes away, but you won't want to leave the premises once you've arrived. If you do decide to take in the sights and sounds of Texas's capital city, it's best to include Austin in your travel plans and add on a couple of days to your trip. Cheré Dastugue Coen is an award-winning journalist, instructor of writing, playwright, novelist, and cookbook author. Her latest books are Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Tour of Acadiana, Magic's in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets, and Cooking in Cajun Country. She lives in Lafayette. Celebrating 44 Years of Bridal Excellence! March Trunk Shows • Regular Store Hours • Allure March 1st - 3rd, 2013 ❧❧ David Tutera & Kathy Ireland March 8th - 10th, 2013 ❧❧ James Clifford March 15th - 17th, 2013 ❧❧ Lazaro March 22nd - 24th, 2013 ❧❧ Special incentives will be given to brides purchasing designs from Allure, David Tutera & Kathy Ireland, James Clifford or Lazaro during the trunk shows. ❧❧ Call to make your appointment today! 225-925-1135 Read us online at 57

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