Food & Drink

Now open: custom cakes, catered fare and local art at the new Eloise Market and Cakery

Editor's note: This article has been updated to add the name of the artist who painted the mural, Cora Barhorst. Custom sweets, cake decorating parties, catered and prepared meals and affordable gifts—the new Eloise Market and Cakery is a multi-faceted concept dreamed up by 2021 LSU graduate M.J. Schmidt. The shop opened in late November on Lee Drive in the location recently vacated by ThaiHey Thai Food, which moved to…

Style & Home

Take a trip to yesteryear inside Mid City’s newest shop, The Vintage-Violet

Baton Rouge’s newest vintage boutique The Vintage-Violet will have you feeling like you’re walking through a time capsule of nostalgic goodies.  The 800-square-foot store at 449 Hearthstone Drive is the perfect place to go if you’re looking to find clothes, accessories, vinyl and decor reminiscent of the past. Though the shop may be small, it’s bursting at the seams with one-of-a-kind pieces from 1950 to 2005 waiting to receive a…

Things to do

Baton Rouge’s drag brunch scene is on the rise

Almost everyone enjoys dinner and a show, but what about brunch and a drag show? While late-night drag shows have been the norm in Baton Rouge for decades, it's only been in the last year that several restaurants and clubs have jumped on the trend to host their own weekend drag brunches. Drag brunches are all the craze nationally right now, and can typically be found in major cities known…

Our City

St. Francisville bookshop The Conundrum is a hub for readers and writers

Why would you open an independent bookstore in 2015, when e-books sales were among their highest? Why do it in a small town of 1,700 people that you didn’t even live in at the time? What’s with the jigsaw puzzles? And where’s the coffee? Six years ago, those were the questions Missy Couhig heard over and over again about her plans to open a bookshop on Ferdinand Street in the…