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Suburban Location. Urban Thinking

Suburban Location. Urban Thinking

WHEN JOY FELDMAN first found her home in Covington’s Terra Bella development, she immediately recognized its unique combination of suburban living with the benefits of city life. Here, nestled next to the community’s lake, the house offered more of everything...
Nature’s Pollinators in the Garden

Nature’s Pollinators in the Garden

OCTOBER WAS WARMER than usual. In fact, it was HOT! The vegetable plants I put in the ground in October succumbed to the heat. But cooler weather is here, and I will be replanting. Here are a few things you...
Gather Tablescapes For All

Gather Tablescapes For All

WHEN FALL ARRIVES so do family gatherings. The changing of the seasons means the changing of colors along with your home details and decor. Tradition is not just the autumn colors of orange, brown and tan. Rustic touches with modern influences create...
Cooler Weather Hot Looks

Cooler Weather Hot Looks

Melanie: Camel suede trench coat, $82 | Leopard print V-neck sleeveless rayon blouse, $34 | Dark skinny jeans with seamed split leg, $89 | Bohemian black floppy hat, $20 | Leather pendant necklace with horn, $18 | Taupe faux leather...
Fabulous Fall Cocktails

Fabulous Fall Cocktails

BRING ON THE FALL! Get in the mood for cooler weather and get cozy with these autumnal concoctions. Add some spice to your sangria, some jam to your whiskey and some kick to your hot chocolate. These recipes will add...
Mandeville Gets New Advanced Water Meters

Mandeville Gets New Advanced Water Meters

As part of our ongoing commitment to maintain a high quality of life for our citizens through cost-effective, innovative systems, I am proud to announce that the City of Mandeville has purchased new water meters from Aqua Metric, a division...
Color Your (Business) World

Color Your (Business) World

Color Your (Business) World Your eyes are truly remarkable little spheres. They can see around seven million colors. But what’s more interesting is how your brain chooses to process those colors. Color can be a clear identifier of a product...
Planning Pointers for Avoiding Interdiction

Planning Pointers for Avoiding Interdiction

WHAT IS AN Interdiction? It is the legal process where a court judicially declares a person incapable of managing his/her person, affairs or both. Most often, a loved one becomes unable to consistently make reasoned decisions due to an illness,...

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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.

 

Built With Sensible Philanthropy

Built With Sensible Philanthropy

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...
May 2018 – Michelle Sierra

May 2018 – Michelle Sierra

Putting the Pieces in Place As a new graduate from physical therapy school, Michelle Sierra felt totally confident in her deep knowledge of the body’s muscle systems. But when she volunteered to start a women’s health program and attended a...