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Make Me Over: upscale style in a boutique-beauty spa

Stephanie McMichael and Natasha Washington have spent their entire careers helping to make people beautiful. Stephanie moved to Zachary from Chicago, and has operated a beauty salon and boutique for 23 years. Tasha has been licensed for 18 years and she also owned a successful salon in Baker. “We were close friends for many years and we always wanted to work together,” said Stephanie. “The opportunity came up for us here because the salon and boutique were not working. We merged our businesses together and we’ve been an awesome team together.” After operating for almost a year as Cater 2 U in the Zachary Commerce Center at the corner of Hwy. 64 and Hwy 964, the two friends...

Make Me Over: upscale style in a boutique-beauty spa
posted on: Jul 10, 2013

Surreal Creation: Making cake design a true art form

There’s definitely something surreal about the cakes from Surreal Creation: They are almost too beautiful, and too realistic to eat. “We do things that nobody else can do,” said owner Kerri Higgins, who is originally from Clinton, but now lives in Zachary. Higgins, in nursing school at the time, got the idea to make a birthday cake for her sister after she learned what other bakeries were charging for custom cakes. She did such a great job, some friends, then other people started asking her to do cakes for them. She obliged, working from home for a couple of years. Eventually, she decided to turn her passion for making cake creations into a full-time job and opened Surreal...

Surreal Creation: Making cake design a true art form
posted on: Jun 25, 2013

Cabba’s Grill offers unique, high-quality choices

A big smile crosses Angelia Landers’ face when she explains the meaning of the name for her restaurant, Cabba’s Grill. The mother of two sets of twins, 16 years old and 6 years old, it’s obvious her family and is very important to Landers. “The restaurant’s name is the first initial of my mother, Caroline, my name, Angelia, and the names of my children — Braxton, Briana, Anneliese and Shianna,” she explained. “It’s named for my family.” Cabba’s Grill, located at 5810 Main Street next to Pelican State Credit Union and across from Wal-Mart, features a unique menu that includes the best recipes Landers has learned over her 15 years in the restaurant business. That experience also helped...

Cabba’s Grill offers unique, high-quality choices
posted on: May 9, 2013

CrossFit Zachary provides unique, fun way to stay fit

Fabian Herrera loves what he does and his enthusiasm is quickly evident when he explains what he does. “I get to change people’s lives, I love what I do,” said Herrera, who operates CrossFit Zachary, which is growing quickly through word of mouth as a popular way to get fit, stay in shape and take personal fitness to the next level. “We’re not your typical gym. We’re a community and we all cheer for each other to succeed and help each other. Everybody has different abilities, different ages, different body sizes and different weights. The beauty of the program is that it is designed to allow people to work at their own pace.” Herrera, a native of San...

CrossFit Zachary provides unique, fun way to stay fit
posted on: Apr 15, 2013

Magnolia Bend provides intimate, affordable weddings

Are you looking to have a small, intimate wedding or renew your wedding vows in a beautiful and romantic setting like a New Orleans-style courtyard? Rhonda and Kerry Anders have created the perfect alternative to big, costly weddings where the costs spiral out of control and you end up throwing money like  rice or birdseed. The Anders operate Magnolia Bend Weddings, hosting intimate services among the oak trees on their New Orleans-style courtyard property in Central, located at 18125 Magnolia Bend. “We’re like a one-stop shop for a beautiful wedding,” said Rhonda. “Everything is already here, it’s stress free, quaint and romantic without getting into a lot of money.” Rhonda is the wedding officiant for either civil or...

Magnolia Bend provides intimate, affordable weddings
posted on: Feb 21, 2013

Butler puts her heart into Abeeya’s Bakery

When you talk with Donna M. Butler, you get a real sense that she is a woman who is doing exactly what she wants to do with her life. That includes making a whole assortment of fresh tasty treats at Abeeya’s Bakery, located at 5632 Commerce Street in St. Francisville. She started out buying a bakery in Zachary, but “it didn’t work out,” she says.           She was invited by her friend, Arlin Dease, owner of Hemingbough Antiques, to open another bakery in a little area off the side of the building, which sits across from the post office and between Sage Hill and Blackard’s Automotive. She took him up on the offer and opened Abeeya’s Bakery, which...

Butler puts her heart into Abeeya’s Bakery
posted on: Jan 18, 2013

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