Food & Drink

Inside Baton Rouge’s newest bakery, Vanilla Sweet House

The second you open the door to Vanilla Sweet House, Zhen Yang greets you with a smile and an enthusiastic hello, even though chances are she’s juggling several other tasks at once. As the co-owner and head honcho in the kitchen at Baton Rouge’s newest bakery, Yang certainly has her hands full. But she’s not complaining. Although the bakery has been open just a month, it’s already gaining a dedicated…

Style & Home

Where to find cute, quirky and customizable kitchen towels

Call it a tea towel, call it a kitchen towel, call it that thing that’s always hanging on your mom’s oven door: This little linen is the accent that might be missing from your kitchen. Whether you’re looking for something seasonal or an everyday finishing touch, these towels are all locally sold and waiting to join your home. Hover over the image below to see where you can track down…

Things to do

July 2018 Calendar of Events

July 1 Wanna spend some of your summer weekends in nice, cool air conditioning? Don’t forget about Free First Sundays downtown. On the first Sunday of each month, the LSU Museum of Art, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum and the USS Kidd offer free admission to all guests. lasm.org, lsumoa.org, usskidd.com July 3 Let freedom ring at the annual Kenilworth Independence Day Parade. Celebrate our nation’s birthday with this year’s …

Our City

Art in Baton Rouge: Galleries, art collecting and the biggest juried art event in Louisiana

MY FAVORITE PIECE Local artists share a cherished work they’ve added to their personal collection MORE TO MELT Annual juried show Art Melt returns and brings back its two-day lineup HOW TO COLLECT We talk to an expert about developing your own art collection—even on a small budget ART HOT Where to purchase art around Baton Rouge HEALING POWER Artists who work with hospital patients get a chance to show…