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Men in the Kitchen

Men in the Kitchen

I LEARNED BASIC FISHING and crabbing skills at an early age from my dad and my grandfather on the Gulf Coast at my grandparents’ home, Cockes’ Roost, in Clermont Harbor, Mississippi. We would rise early in the morning giddy with excitement and head down to Bayou Caddy with our pirogue..
Simple Secrets for Teaching Children about Healthy Foods

Simple Secrets for Teaching Children about Healthy Foods

By Joy Feldman, NC, JD Ooey Gooey! From creamy and crunchy to sweet and sour, tantalizing treats delight children wherever they turn. Today, most children are assaulted with an ambush of advertisements and marketing touting and glamorizing these invented creations. The average child sees approximately 20,000 advertisements a year for..
Introducing Joy Feldman

Introducing Joy Feldman

WE WOULD LIKE to introduce our readers to Sophisticated Woman’s newest columnist and blogger, Joy Feldman. Joy is the author of two books that operate on a simple premise, “We are what we eat.” Joy is the president of JHF Nutritional Consulting and the founder and executive director of a..
Slidell Movie Nights 2016

Slidell Movie Nights 2016

Are you looking for some action and adventure this summer? How about a summer romance? Something to make you laugh? A little song and dance to brighten up your night? You can find all this and much more this summer at the City of Slidell’s third annual Slidell Movie Nights..
A Storybook Home

A Storybook Home

Written by Anna LeDonne Photos by Timothy Dunford The home of Daphne and Robert? Gelpi sits picturesquely between two fairways and Bayou Tete L’ours deep in the heart of Beau Chene in Mandeville. The stately, Colonial Georgian home is covered in creeping ivy and entered through an English garden path. While the..
Caroline’s Wish

Caroline’s Wish

The Barn House along with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana hosted a farm to table dinner to make Caroline’s Wish Trip to Paris come true. The night was filled with delicious food, an auction, and even fireflies. Thanks to the sponsors and guests of this magical..
The Harbor Nights in Black and White Gala

The Harbor Nights in Black and White Gala

The Friends of the Northshore Harbor Center recently hosted the Harbor Nights in Black and White Gala Celebration. Guests were greeted by the Friends with a specialty cocktail served in a logoed souvenir martini glass. The Harbor Center was stunningly transformed in shades of blue and illuminated lanterns hanging from..
If you build it, will they come?

If you build it, will they come?

You know that a web presence is important in today’s digital world, so now you have a shiny, new website. That should do it, right? Not unless you’ve taken a number of steps to be found online. A website is just a tool like a brochure is a tool—it’s only..