I was so excited when Country Living asked me (girl squeals) to help them out.
They were looking for 50 great (off the beaten path ) places to see this summer.
I was asked to represent Louisiana.
How in the world do I just pick 3 from a state so rich in culture?
Here are just 3 of my favorites out of a million LOL.
The Red Onion
It's nestled right on the skirt of Baton Rouge.
15680 Perkins Rd to be exact.
You really have to be looking for it or you will pass this jewel by.
This small cabin is stocked full of unique gifts, native Louisiana plants, jewelry and original art work.
This sweet shop is my go to place for one of a kind gifts.
It's also where I find most of my plants.
If you are ever in Baton Rouge please add this to your must see list.
You will thank me!
Now where would my Southern manners be if I didn't share this next pick with y'all?
The Coffee House at The Cajun Village
It is the small town of Sorrento's pride n joy!
Located on 6490 Hwy 22 Sorrento, La
The Coffee house was once a family home (1830) moved from the West bank of Mississippi.
It now is the home of the best tastin' beignets this side of the river!
Not only can you get your sweet on, you can visit one of their many shops.
If you're lucky, you might just catch a glimpse of "Big guy & Nubbie".
The Village pets. Gators of course ;)
So where do Cajuns go for good food and to pass a good time?
Tin Lizzy's landin'
It's located off the Tickfaw River in Springfield Louisiana.
My Grandpa and Dad would bring me here as a kid.
Back then, I ate no seafood and only burgers LOL
Don't let the rusty tin fool ya.
Although it looks close to giving way and becoming one with the muddy river...
Walk inside and you're takin' back by her beauty!
This rustic castle holds treasures from the owners past trips and antiques galore.
The seafood is pretty tasty too!
I'm not a drinker but I can sure vouch for their Crispy Catfish. Yum!
You can visit here to see what Country Living has to say about our Tin Lizzy's.
Thank you Country Living for allowing me to share my great state with all of you.
laissez les bons temps rouler,