Mother's Day

My, my, Mother’s Day is almost here! It’s time to spoil our sweet (and spicy) mommas. Show your mom how much you care by picking a gift that suits her personality just right. Whether she loves the outdoors, a good meal or showtunes – we’ve got you covered! 

Check out the Mother’s Day gift guide we crafted: 

  • For the musical mom, treat her to a night at the theatre. Theatre Baton Rouge is currently selling tickets to Mamma Mia! for performances June 8 – 24. This fan-favorite show is perfect for the Dancing Queen in your life.   
  • For the foodie mom, do away with dinner reservations and instead whip up a homecooked meal. Buy locally sourced food, like meat from Twine or Iverstine Farms, and veggies from one of the local farmer’s markets for a deliciously heartfelt meal.  
  • For the crafty mom, help her master a new creative skill. LSU Continuing Education offers a slew of Leisure Classes ranging from stained glass making to woodworking to pottery making. You’ll be able to spend some one-on-one time with your mama and bring home a little souvenir too! 
  • For the fashionista mom, think locally crafted, handmade jewelry. With a wealth of makers and merchants in the Capital Region, you can easily find a special piece for your mom. Check out shops like MIMOSA HandcraftedFIREFLY, or Beneath the Bark for stylish handmade pieces. 
  • For the outdoorsy mom, plan a perfect day in the sun. Picnic at Highland Road Community Park, bike down the levee, hike at Tunica Hills or rock climb at the Perkins Road Community Park. No matter what activity you choose, just make sure you are in the great outdoors.   

Flavor of the Week: The Creole Cuisine Scene

For the perfect mix of traditional and modern creole cuisine visit Baton Rouge’s latest and greatest restaurant, Cecelia Creole Bistro. Situated in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, this modern restaurant is slinging out creole meals that might put our Grandmas’ recipes to shame, like crawfish étouffée, Cajun redfish, seafood stuffed mirliton, crispy oysters and more.  

If the menu has you drooling, check out 225 Magazine’s feature on Cecelia to find out more or just head on over now to try it out yourself. Don’t forget to snap a picture of your meal and share it with us – it may just end up on our blog. 

Workin’ It: Project Manager

An area architecture firm is currently seeking a Project Manager to join its team. The Project Manager is responsible for project performance related to profitability, quality and client satisfaction. This role is a leadership position that must oversee, guide and mentor other employees. Requirements include a BA or Master of Architecture, knowledge of building systems, a strong understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing and budgets. The ideal candidate must have drafting skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. 

Does this sound like a job for you? For more information, email talent@brac.org. 

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 job, employer or organization, email talent@brac.org. 

My Baton Rouge: Dancing for a Cause

Community leaders and prominent Baton Rouge citizens are strapping on their boogie shoes this weekend for the Dancing for Big Buddy annual fundraising event to be held on April 28. The participants, paired with professional dancers, will face off in a series of “Dancing with the Stars” style ballroom performances to raise money for Big Buddy’s youth mentoring programs. Family, friends and audience members are encouraged to cast their vote for their favorite dancer. Votes are unlimited and cast simply with a $5 donation.  

A community that celebrates and dances for the best causes, that is 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 talent@brac.org. 

Out on the Town

  • Wine on the River Baton Rouge, April 28, sample local, national and international wines at this event on the river 
  • Girls on the Run 5K, May 6, sprint a 5K around the Kenilworth and Walden neighborhoods at this family-friendly race  
  • Family Picnic Day, May 6, pack up your picnic basket with delicious treats and have a picnic on the grounds of the Old State Capitol  
  • Hot Art Cool Nights 2018, May 11, strut through the Mid City corridor while checking out art by local merchants 

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