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A Welcome Home For All

A Welcome Home For All

In 1997, Maryann and Bobby Bruno decided to change their address. In a move that surprised more than a few people, they left St. Charles Avenue and the traditional New Orleans lifestyle it embodied and landed in what was, at...
Wrap It Up!

Wrap It Up!

Months of shopping can turn into minutes of blissful mayhem and piles of paper in the middle of the floor during holiday family gatherings and gift exchanges. Searching for the perfect gift wrapping paper to coordinate with your decorations can...
Making Spirits Bright!

Making Spirits Bright!

Spread some cheer and add some jolly to your holly with our favorite holiday spirits. Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle! Entertaining for parties and family gatherings is easy with these delicious and festive seasonal sips that are sure...
The Northshore’s Best

The Northshore’s Best

The Northshore’s Best has become the area’s most trusted source for service providers, businesses and professionals. Being named “The Northshore’s Best” is truly a badge of honor for those who receive it. It’s a sign that the business is endorsed...
Holiday Happenings In Covington

Holiday Happenings In Covington

Happy Holidays! I am honored to have the opportunity to reach out to all of you from the pages of Sophisticated Woman Magazine, especially during this special season. December is the perfect month for all to visit and rediscover historic downtown...
Peter’s House: A Road to Recovery

Peter’s House: A Road to Recovery

Humble Beginnings and divine appointments have led to the development of Peter’s House, a faith-based Christian transitional living facility for women and women with children. Founded by Tracey St. John and her husband, Peter’s House helps women who seek recovery...
Angels Grove Ranch: Second Chances and New Beginnings

Angels Grove Ranch: Second Chances and New Beginnings

Horse slaughter has been banned in the US for over seven years. With that comes the unintended consequence of neglected and abused horses that would have otherwise been sent to butcheries in Canada and Mexico. Angels Grove Ranch gives these...

Sophisticated Woman Weddings

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Bride-chilla VS. Bride-zilla

Bride-chilla VS. Bride-zilla

Planning a wedding can be an intimidating endeavor. The pressure to make sure everything goes perfectly can quickly turn into stress and frustration that’s unleashed on those closest to you. Keeping your cool through the planning process is hard, but...
Mishappily Ever After

Mishappily Ever After

Waking up on my thirtieth birthday, I had no idea it would be the beginning of my fairy tale story­—or so I thought. Before I could wipe the sleep from my eyes, I was face to face with a diamond...
The Latest Craze in Wedding Desserts

The Latest Craze in Wedding Desserts

Gourmet cupcakes and fondue fountains had their respective reception-trend moments as did on-site vendors like snowball stands and cotton candy makers. But lately it seems the dessert bar has been raised and the focus has shifted further away from conventional...

Our Recent Enterprising Women

For more than 30 years, Sophisticated Woman Magazine has been the guide to the best of life on the Northshore. Every month, our readership of 75,000 finds ideas, information, news and resources they need to be more knowledgeable and successful in their lives.

 

December 2018 Enterprising Woman – Ashley Edwards Sandage

December 2018 Enterprising Woman – Ashley Edwards Sandage

Ashley Edwards Sandage didn’t always envision becoming an attorney. After graduating with a degree in psychology from Mississippi State, the Hammond native dabbled in the retail field for several years before determining her heart wasn’t in it. Ultimately, she found...
November 2018 Enterprising Woman – Ingrid Rinck

November 2018 Enterprising Woman – Ingrid Rinck

INGRID RINCK, a self-made entrepreneur and CEO of Sensible Meals, has been helping people eat healthier and achieve their weight loss goals since 2014. A personal trainer for 20 years, Rinck found her passion for fitness at the early age...
September 2018 Enterprising Woman – Celeste Hart

September 2018 Enterprising Woman – Celeste Hart

Nurturing Talent with Confidence Growing up as a self-proclaimed tomboy in Slidell, the last thing Celeste Marcussen Hart thought she’d do was go to acting and modeling school, let alone own one. But when the fishing and sports enthusiast turned 18,...
August 2018 Enterprising Woman – Dr. Pamela Egan

August 2018 Enterprising Woman – Dr. Pamela Egan

Your Partners in Optimum Health Dr. Pamela Egan, a board-certified adult/family nurse practitioner and board-certified diplomate in anti-aging/integrative medicine, has practiced preventative medicine for men, women and children since 2005. She has completed a doctorate of nursing practice, two master’s degrees...
Joanne Gallinghouse 1953-2018 – Well Lived. Well Loved.

Joanne Gallinghouse 1953-2018 – Well Lived. Well Loved.

If there was ever a person who epitomized a sophisticated woman, it was Joanne Jemison Gallinghouse. An entrepreneur, business leader and community advocate, she helped shape the business community on the Northshore.  She founded Gallinghouse & Associates in 1986, at...