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Emily Grace Bowers, Artisan, Handmade Jewelry

Posted on July 31st, 2014 in Art, Highland Nights.

EmilyandJaniceArtisan Emily Grace Bowers will once again be at The Stockade Bed and Breakfast to exhibit and sell her original and unique jewelry at Highland Nights, Friday, November 14, 2014.  Emily handcrafts her jewelry and has created two separate collections. The first consists of copper and/or brass, and the second is made of sterling silver and/or gold-filled wire which she wraps into earrings, pendants and bracelets.

EmilyGraceBowers2Emily Grace Bowers is a graduate of Louisiana State University, having earned a degree in Business Administration. She has studied jewelry design under Tom Lorio at LSU, silversmithing under Don Norris, and wire-wrapping under Diane Mason, Sue Rowand and Gene Sheridan at William Holland School of Lapidary Arts.

EmilyGraceBowers1For more information, visit her website: Grace Designs Jewelry.

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South Louisiana Swamp Tours

Posted on July 25th, 2014 in Louisiana.

AlligatorHoping to see alligators on your trip to Louisiana?  You’re in luck!  There are several swamp tours located around South Louisiana which will give you the opportunity to see alligators, birds and unusual plants in their natural environment. Swamp tours are fun, educational and memorable. They provide many photo opportunities – you will return home with close-up pictures of wildlife and plants from places you could never have reached on your own.

Swamp tours are offered in various watercraft, from airboats to flat bottom boats. They are conducted by knowledgeable guides who not only know where to find the wildlife and plants, but give guests information about what they are seeing. Many of the guides hold degrees in Zoology and Botany and love to share their wealth of knowledge.

Here are some of the swamp tours offered around our area:

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  • Cajun Country Swamp Tours is held in the Lake Martin Swamp near Breaux Bridge, La. and endeavors “to provide our guest with an unforgettable, educational and entertaining swamp tour into a Louisiana swamp with a generous serving of Cajun Country hospitality while promoting a greater respect for wildlife and the environment.” http://www.cajuncountryswamptours.com/html/st__martin_parish_native_tour_.html
  • Cajun Encounters Tour Co. – Experience the Honey Island Swamp, near Slidell, La., like no other. Owned and operated by New Orleans natives, Cajun Encounters scouts out the best experts in the field to give you an authentic, safe, personal, hands-on tour of the swamp. http://www.cajunencounters.com/swamp_tour.html
  • Pearl River Eco-Tours – Experience a journey like no other…into the Honey Island Swamp, one of the least altered river swamps in the country, with a professional native ecological tour guide. http://www.pearlriverecotours.com/

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Not a tourist? Do you live in Louisiana? See what’s available in your own back yard.

Take a swamp tour for a stay-cation you won’t soon forget.