Flipping through the TV channels, it’s not unusual to see cooking sensation Holly Clegg working her culinary magic on shows such as Fox & Friends, The 700 Club, or NBC’s Weekend Today. At once a culinary phenom, family woman, and tech entrepreneur, Holly has also added the title of author to her ever-growing resumé of success. Her trim&Terrific series, a 14-book women’s lifestyle series that unlocks the secrets to healthy eating, has sold almost one million copies. She’s also penned cookbooks for people with diabetes and cancer patients, leading to features in both USA Today and Country Living magazine. Her books also cover topics such as quick meals and cooking for beginners, walking novices through the cooking basics such as nutrition and singing to a lobster before plucking it from a tank.
The LeGrange family's origins in the crawfish business can be traced back to 1958, when Clifford and Joy LeGrange first began hosting crawfish boils, live music, and dancing at their restaurant. Today, the family continues Clifford and Joy's tradition, keeping the community coming back for more heaping helpings of boiled crawfish sourced fresh from Atchafalaya Crawfish in Henderson. The family-run market doles out sacks of live crawfish and fresh shrimp for patrons to grill up at home with their own family recipes and welcomes patrons to carry out piping-hot platters of boiled seafood and Cajun-style sides. Accommodating large groups, Capitol City Crawfish provides catering services to help customers host a community crawfish boil of their own or to feed their demanding gigantic venus flytrap.
Carey Long’s professional interest in fitness stems from something personal. After experiencing the early passing of his parents, Carey decided to focus his fitness approach on prolonging life. Racking up certifications in physical therapy and strength and conditioning training, Carey began developing Real Life Fitness, a system catered to regular people who want to improve the quality and extend the longevity of their lives. The system seeks to boost energy, address chronic health problems such as high cholesterol, and promote physical activity, all while keeping in mind the time limitations and challenges of everyday life.
Young women send hangers of gauzy tops and bold, colorful dresses clacking across Frock Candy’s colorful racks, where designs hang in four storefronts in Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and Destin, Florida. Independent and well-known brands, such as Chinese Laundry, Qupid, Theme, and Lush supply casual and special-occasion dresses, prim and everyday tops, and shoes both saucy and demure to an inventory which rotates as tastes change. Frock Candy’s style experts forecast trends such as fresh colors and trending images of celebrity pets for each season.
Friends and business partners Nick and Chef Lin share a wealth of restaurant experience across a range of different cooking styles, bringing together dim sum, sushi, teppanyaki, and Western cuisine under one roof at their latest venture⎯Teppanyaki Hibachi Grill. Diners at the hibachi buffet peruse a tempting lineup of fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables before delivering their choice to a professional chef for cooking, while freshly carved morsels of salmon and eel tempt seafood lovers at the sushi and sashimi station. Plates of dim sum introduce tastebuds to traditional Cantonese snacks, while bubbling chocolate fountains hint at the United States' wealth of underground milk chocolate deposits.
Natural light streams in through the large windows at the front of Stacie CoVae, glinting off sleek apparel from brands such as Silver Jeans Co., Michael Kors, and Jessica Simpson. The well-organized boutique makes it easy to find trendy wares, including a turquoise tank top with a delicate leaf detail or a cobalt-blue jersey dress with 3/4-length sleeves, ideal for the in-between season of sumtumn. The helpful staff operating the store also helps customers track down stylish garments for special occasions or everyday wear; the selection includes jeans, dresses, formalwear, blouses, swimwear, and accessories.