ICYMI: inRegister’s most-clicked stories from November

From Thanksgiving meal prep to Christmas shopping, November was a busy month for most Baton Rougeans. Here at inRegister, we were also churning out stories too match the sometimes hectic—but always worthwhile—holiday season. Click below to revisit some of your favorites.

The day the Taliban took Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city, Abdul Shokour Faqirzada left his entire life behind with just his phone and the clothes on his back. Photo by Sean Gasser.

5. The resettlement of Afghan refugees in Baton Rouge has offered a renewed sense of community in the Capital City

In this first installment of our “Finding Refuge” series, Afghan journalist Abdul Shokour Faqirzada told inRegister assistant editor Riley Bourgeois about the unrest in his home country and how he–and his fellow refugees–are adjusting to life in Baton Rouge with the help of the community.

“At Cocha, I have every demographic across Baton Rouge looking for plant-based food,” says Saskia Spanhoff. “The demand is growing. We can create that wonderful olfactory feeling of comfort foods with amazing side dishes.” Photo by Collin Richie.

4. Plant-based dishes for healthy holiday feasting

Food writer April Hamilton shared a table with her friends Saskia Spanhoff, executive chef and co-owner of Cocha, and Canette Liddy to talk all things vegan, vegetarian, and delicious ahead of their Thanksgiving dinner prep. Their recipes are worth savoring all season long.

Jessica Clouatre (left) and Brittney Vance (right), owners of Blanc Box. Photo by Quinn Alexander Photography.

3. Here are the top tips for selecting the right artificial Christmas tree for your home

If you haven’t already, now’s the time to get that Christmas tree up and ready for Kris Kringle’s yearly appearance. With the help of luxury holiday decorating service Blanc Box, we dove into the details that make up the best tree for your humble abode.

Kelli DeLarue with son Henry. Photo by Ariana Allison.

2. A guide to finding the right gifts for kids ages 0 to 4

Speaking of holiday gift giving, the first in our lineup of gift guides for children (be sure to check out our other lists for ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 13) garnered plenty of clicks this month, thanks to the expertise of Kelli DeLarue, owner of Learn to Play.

Baton Rouge-based architect Mark Matthews and design consultant Allyson Hicks collaborated with contractors Ryan Crum and Noah Wilson of Waterfront Custom Homes on this rural getaway designed to make the most of its lakeside setting. Photos by Jackie Haxthausen.

1. Camp meets couture at a private hunting lodge that serves as an escape from everyday life

Maybe it’s the cold weather creeping in, but the cozy confines of this Allyson Hicks-designed hunting lodge took top spot for our readers this month. From nature-inspired color palettes to family-friendly sleeping arrangements, this is one house worth escaping to.

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