Food & Drink

Fast Break: Crepes, coffee and macarons at the new bistro inside The Royal Standard

Inside The Royal Standard's Highland-Perkins location, it sneaks up on you. For shoppers, it’s a hidden surprise in the back of the store. For diners going exclusively to the bistro, the parking lot side entrance gives an off-the-beaten path vibe. The open kitchen, retractable garage-door walls and spacious seating area of  The Crown: A Royal Bistro give the cafe an open-concept feel with plenty of natural light. Before going to the bistro,…

Style & Home

Not all who wander are lost

For the first time in years, Abby Bullock’s boutique doesn’t have wheels under it. She still remembers her very first pop-up. It was in 2014, after she’d fallen in love with fashion buying as a Dallas fashion student and moved to her husband’s hometown of Baton Rouge. “I jam-packed my 4-Runner with baskets of clothes, and I booked my first pop-up in Shreveport at my friend’s house, and it like,…

Things to do

Weekly Itinerary: Memorial Day weekend activities in Baton Rouge and beyond

If you’re wondering what to do this Memorial Day weekend, look no further than 225’s Weekly Itinerary. We’ve got all the details on what’s happening around town and beyond. Thursday, May 25 Snip n’ Shop: Signature Salon welcomes you for a day of pampering, shopping and fun. Dani.Nicole and LuLaRoe will have clothes available for purchase. Call 295-3447 to grab your spot. Noon on Thursday to 2 p.m. on Friday.…

Our City

Like mother, like daughter

It was Los Angeles in 1984, and fate seemed unkind to Team USA. Right before the summer Olympic games began, Team USA’s great women’s gymnastics hope had suffered a knee injury. And there was stiff competition from the rest of the gymnastics world to snatch the gold. But Mary Lou Retton wasn’t going to let something like an injury stop her. She was a 16-year-old powerhouse, after all. Retton, with…