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February 2019 Enterprising Woman-Jennifer Pacione

February 2019 Enterprising Woman-Jennifer Pacione

Window Dressing JENNIFER PACIONE, owner of Shading Places, never intended to run a window treatment company. The Covington resident majored in nursing, but with her love of fabrics and design she found her calling in interior decorating. Some of the...
For the Love of All Things Art

For the Love of All Things Art

I’VE SPENT A lifetime staring at blank pieces of paper. The creative process is always a struggle. This comes to mind because my three favorite disciplines, writing, cooking and photography, all require a creative process and a starting point of...
Keeping The Spark In Your Marriage

Keeping The Spark In Your Marriage

THERE IS NO such thing as a perfect marriage. “The key is to let go of minor issues and remember this is the person you love and cherish and come back to the relationship,” said Dr. Christina McKinley, family medicine...
A Rich Family Legacy Where Classic Meets Contemporary

A Rich Family Legacy Where Classic Meets Contemporary

IN THE SOUTH, few things trump family history. We spend our weekends rooting for the family’s favorite teams, we vacation in the same places year after year, and our closest friendships often go back a generation or two. The same...
How Does Your Winter Garden Grow?

How Does Your Winter Garden Grow?

FEBRUARY OFFERS PLENTY to do for gardeners. For starters, get ready for Valentine’s Day. Select a houseplant, such as an orchid, bromeliad, red anthurium or purple heart plant to make your sweetie feel special. Winter in general is a great...
Carnival the Covington Way

Carnival the Covington Way

LIKE THE REST of the Northshore, Covington’s Lions Club Parade is growing by leaps and bounds. Now in its 62nd year, the annual Mardi Gras parade has evolved from a hodgepodge of pickup trucks and tractors to a full-blown New...
The King of Mardi Gras

The King of Mardi Gras

ARTHUR HARDY IS to Mardi Gras like red beans are to rice and fleur de lis are to the Saints. The ubiquitous Mardi Gras Guide can be found all over town during Carnival season. A fifth generation New Orleanian, Hardy...
Mandeville Historic Walking Tour

Mandeville Historic Walking Tour

THE CITY IS proud to launch our newest endeavor, the Mandeville Historic Walking Tour. We are currently in Phase I. This is how it works. To do a virtual tour and get an idea of the project, go to our...
Valentine’s Do or Dare

Valentine’s Do or Dare

AS HOLIDAY DECORATIONS disappear and King Cakes are ordered, another day of celebration awaits. Valentine’s Day can either make or break the best of us. If we are in a relationship, it’s a pop quiz. If we are not, it’s...
Go Red for the Women in Your Life

Go Red for the Women in Your Life

A WOMAN YOU know and love may be affected by cardiovascular disease – at any age. It is the number one killer of women, nationally and in Louisiana. We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease claims the...
Magnificent Mardi Gras Mixers

Magnificent Mardi Gras Mixers

IT’S CARNIVAL TIME! Sidewalk side or neutral ground, second line yourself right into the revelry of Mardi Gras. Get your go-cup ready and meet up with your krewe for a little debauchery as you indulge in some of our favorite...

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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.

 

February 2019 Enterprising Woman-Jennifer Pacione

February 2019 Enterprising Woman-Jennifer Pacione

Window Dressing JENNIFER PACIONE, owner of Shading Places, never intended to run a window treatment company. The Covington resident majored in nursing, but with her love of fabrics and design she found her calling in interior decorating. Some of the...
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,...