Live Capitalized: Everything Old is New Again

Something about fall brings out a feeling of nostalgia. And what could be more nostalgic than antiques shopping? The Capital Region has a plethora of unique shops to explore, so grab a coffee and your wallet and let’s get to shopping. 

  • Head to the Denham Springs Antique Village for an abundance of antique finds. Host to 15 different antique stores, you’re bound to find a signature piece for any room in your house. If you are looking for multiple items, clear your calendar on October 6 for the annual Fall Festival to enjoy music, art and LOTS of antiques. 
  • Take a stroll down Government Street in Baton Rouge for a day full of antiquing. Stop in at The Pink Elephant Antiques for one-of-a-kind treasures that fill the store from floor to ceiling. Afterwards swing by The Market at Circa 1857, which holds artwork and antique finds from more than 60 different artists! And don’t forget to stop in at the vintage clothing store Time Warp – with its endless options, you will have a hard time only buying one thing. 
  • Head to St. Francisville to find great pieces at the West Feliciana Antique Mall. Owned by a local Louisiana couple, the mall is a culmination of their lifetime love for antiques. 
  • Visit the Cajun Village in Sorrento for good food and great antiques! The village has over five stores, several of them dedicated to antiques, as well as a coffee house that is renowned in the area for its beignets and breakfast offerings. 

Flavor of the Week: Deliciously Vegan

Whether you stick to a vegan or vegetarian diet, or just like trying all sorts of food, Baton Rouge has plenty of options for you. Check out these vegan and vegetarian locations (and even a Paleo option!) in the Capital Region: 

  • Visit Vegan Meets Soul for vegan versions of your favorite southern comfort foods. Owner Brittany Ventress noticed a lack of vegan options in the Capital City and immediately went into action by creating her own catering business. Ventress’s delectable items include vegan Philly cheesesteak burgers, ribs, and even macaroni and cheese! 
  • Recently joining the White Star Market lineup, MJ’s Café is bringing locally sourced ingredients to our favorite food hall. Its “plant-based goodness” menu contains everything from soups and salads to wraps, sandwiches and desserts (that are gluten and nut free)! 
  • If you’re downtown or strolling around the Perkins Overpass area be sure to stop in at Magpie Cafe. They offer a variety of vegetarian, vegan, and even paleo options for its customers. The menus change daily too so you’ll always be able to try something new.  

Are you already making a bucket list of all your favorite new options? Tag your eats with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on our blog. 

Workin’ It: Audit Manager

Faulk & Winkler, LLC is seeking an audit manager to join its team. The audit manager is responsible for managing the audit department workflow and providing support to the auditing team. Additional responsibilities include assisting the CAS department with internal audit procedures as well as annual reviews of financial statements. The position offers several benefits including paid leave for the CPA exam, paid continuing professional education courses, and a highly competitive salary. 

A bachelor’s degree in accounting is required for the position as well as a CPA certificate.  

In the “Workin’ It” section of the newsletter we feature exciting job opportunities and/or professional organizations in the Baton Rouge Area. The positions featured are from companies who are BRAC investors and not necessarily positions at BRAC. For more information about the talent development program or to advertise an open position, email 

My Baton Rouge: Flying High

It’s all about Louisiana in American Way Magazine’s September issue of Spotlight, American Airlines’ in-flight magazine. With features on the Water CampusLSURaising Cane’s, and more, Baton Rouge is front and center showcasing the Capital Region as a great place to live, work, play and invest. 

The feature is expected to reach over 16 MILLION monthly passengers. It will also be released on the American Airlines iPad app and e-newsletter, promoted online, and displayed as an e-magazine. Give it a read! We promise that even long-time Baton Rouge residents will learn something new about the community they call home. 

A region reaching new heights, that’s my Baton Rouge.  

In the “My Baton Rouge” section of the newsletter, we feature people or events that help tell the story of Baton Rouge. To submit an idea, email 

Out on the Town

  • Perkins Rowe Art Festival, September 15, view beautiful creations at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s festival collaboration with Perkins Rowe 
  • Buffalo Festival 5K Run, September 15, strap on your running shoes and put your best foot forward at the city of Baker’s annual Buffalo Festival 5K 
  • Sunset Paddles, September 20, enjoy a paddle at the University Lakes with The Backpacker and Paddle BR 

For more local events, visit the Life in BR Events Page 

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