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The Benefits of a Marketing Audit

The Benefits of a Marketing Audit

One of my favorite quotes is Einstein’s definition of insanity—doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. While we’d all like to think that we learn from our mistakes, the marketing audit is a formalized process that helps to objectively separate your successes from your failures...
May 2016—Leticia Rubio

May 2016—Leticia Rubio

Family Ties and Apron Strings For Leticia Rubio family is not something she relegates to personal time. In fact, family is front and center in her personal life as well. It is more than being in business with her brother; it’s more than incorporating their mother’s favorite recipes in their..
May, I Celebrate!

May, I Celebrate!

TRULY A MONTH of celebration for all of nature, May is green and full of blooms. Whether you are attending a graduation, a party for Mother’s Day or the crowning of the May Queen—this is the moment to let the flowers of May pay tribute to the celebration. A single..
The Power of a Woman

The Power of a Woman

THE TITLE The Nightingale conjures images of a quiet night, nightingales singing in the trees and perhaps a young couple in love. Kristin Hannah’s novel The Nightingale, however, is anything but a love story. It is a beautifully written story of one of the most horrific times in world history—World..
Hello Summer!

Hello Summer!

HOT WEATHER is here and so are summer-inspired outfits to beat the heat. Trending this season are floral fabrics and off-the-shoulder tops, which fit in perfectly with our southern temperatures. If your wardrobe is lacking some cool clothes, check out these summer looks selected from local fashion boutiques.   All..
True Love: Best Brownie Recipe

True Love: Best Brownie Recipe

YOU MAY HAVE deduced from previous articles that I do have a bit of a weakness for and an addiction to chocolate. Chocolate mousse, chocolate raspberry truffle tarts, chocolate dipped strawberries and don’t forget Dark Secrets chocolate desserts. It’s not too difficult to figure out that I have had a..
Summer Living

Summer Living

IN THE APRIL edition of Sophisticated Woman, we featured the Ponchatoula home of Tag and Marilyn Galloway. Some homes, however, are so extensive and well designed that they deserve a second look. This month, we are pleased to show you the exterior living space of this sprawling home designed by..
Hats Off Luncheon 2016

Hats Off Luncheon 2016

Sophisticated Woman held its 11th Annual Hats Off Enterprising Woman of the Year Luncheon at the Tchefuncta Country Club in Covington. Guests, adorned in spring hats, fascinators and cloches, enjoyed lunch and socialized among silent auction items donated by local retailers. The luncheon was a huge success. Angelle Albright of..