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Downtown Lafayette has many things to offer. One of the most nostalgic, and wonderful, things to do, is to visit McCords candies on the corner of Main and 6th streets. Not only do they have a large selection of delicious handmade candy, they have a great menu of classic favorites, a real old time soda fountain with hand stirred colas, and seasonal favorites, like handmade, old-fashioned, candy canes at Christmas.
They have seating for lunch and a great specials for under $5. It is yet another place that I like to visit often for lunch, snacks, and unique gifts too. My husbands’ grandma loves the hard candies, like anise and rock candy suckers. Kids go crazy for the jawbreakers, ranging from golf ball, to SOFTBALL size! When I did the photos for this post, the girl working the counter, said her brother licked one until his tongue bled! That is real dedication, determination and craziness! They have a special selection of sugar-free candy that makes a thoughtful gift for someone that prefers that. You can visit www.mccordcandies.com to learn all about the history and selections at this wonderful downtown Lafayette icon.
Flower gardens are a reflection of the homeowners dedication to the work, care and time that it can take to nurture beauty from the ground. They can be an endless variety of styles and sizes,, varying in formality and character as much as the people who tend to them. These pictures are of my flowers, Summer 2010. I made sure to crop the photos just right, to capture the beauty of the blooms but block out the weeds I had let creep in! 🙂 Be sure to visit me here this spring when I capture some more local garden beauty and some veggie love too! What does your garden say about you?
Every year the fair rolls into town in mid July. The hot summer days and nights are lit up with lights, music, smells and sounds of laughter and tractors. The exhibits and judging are a real testament to how hard people work towards their goals for months. The fair is such a big part of Summer that it truly wouldn’t be the same without it!
Eclectic salon is located in a bustling area on campus with restaurants, cafes, and stores all around. It makes it convenient to stop in and get your hair, nails, and feet styled or get a waxing service while you are out and about. When you come through the door you will be welcomed by the owner-Shawna, a vintage velvet couch and chairs, glossy glass product shelves, carved wood frames and wrought iron accents. You will also see some awesome vintage salon items that she has collected over the years, along with a full menu of salon services, gorgeous vintage inspired jewelry for sale at amazing prices, and long lasting, great smelling soy candles and soaps. Shawna personally hand picks the items she offers at her shop and insists on unique, high-quality gifts for her artistic displays. When I wanted to send a memorable gift to my family in Germany, Eclectic was the first place I thought of, and I made an awesome package with the items there, including one of her beautiful cards to make it extra special. They loved it!
Check out the link provided http://www.eclecticstudio.biz/ to see the full story of Eclectic Salon and what they offer and stop in and visit Shawna today!
Visit Eclectic Massage next door for an expert massage by Traci Gibson too! You deserve it!