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Enterprising Woman Ellen Creel – Natural Born Leader

Enterprising Woman Ellen Creel – Natural Born Leader

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Creel describes a childhood lacking in wealth but not spirit. “Our parents instilled in us two things – maintaining a strong faith and the necessity of college education. Mom’s question wasn’t if we were going, but...
Maryann Bruno – Enterprising Woman July 2020

Maryann Bruno – Enterprising Woman July 2020

A LAND OF NEW BEGINNINGS MARYANN BRUNO RECENTLY celebrated a momentous occasion—40 years of marriage to her high school sweetheart Robert Bruno. The couple met at his senior prom in New Orleans, and although they arrived with different dates, they...
Devan Szczepanski, MD – Enterprising Woman March 2020

Devan Szczepanski, MD – Enterprising Woman March 2020

Just Say “Ahhh” The feeling one gets when arriving at Dr. Devan Szczepanski’s office is like coming home. From the outside, patients see an Acadian cottage—a nod to her Cajun heritage. Stepping inside reveals soothing, muted green walls dotted with...
Tyra Brown McGary –  Enterprising Woman January 2020

Tyra Brown McGary – Enterprising Woman January 2020

Becoming the Star of Her Own Story It is a place where the lines of countless playwrights baring their souls have been performed and songwriters’ music of the heart has been laid at the audience’s feet. Amidst its lights, stages...
Bri Steilberg – Enterprising Woman December 2019

Bri Steilberg – Enterprising Woman December 2019

The stately oaks of Lewisburg reach out their limbs to shelter an unassuming sanctuary. Nestled among those enduring guardians, a schoolhouse emerges after a bend in the enchanting landscape. Through the front gate, a meditation labyrinth offers a path for...
Erica Williams – Enterprising Woman November 2019

Erica Williams – Enterprising Woman November 2019

Modern-Day Renaissance Woman In Leonardo Da Vinci’s day, those proficient in many fields were revered. Alongside of intelligence, these distinguished figures cultivated a warm personality, demonstrated philanthropy and thrived on freedom and diversity. Modern-day Renaissance woman Erica Williams upholds that...
Enterprising Woman Michelle Lawson – October 2019

Enterprising Woman Michelle Lawson – October 2019

Mastering Growth By Design Yin/yang represents a belief that everything in the universe consists of two forces that are opposite but complementary. That theme is reflected in Michelle Lawson’s story of creating a career that intertwines artistry with technicality, and also...
Enterprising Woman Liza Ledet, DVM – August 2019

Enterprising Woman Liza Ledet, DVM – August 2019

“Operating at the Next Level” “He’s been with me through everything. I adopted him during my first semester of vet school. We made it through four years at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, several moves, the beginning and end of relationships,...

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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...
Makeup Artistry with a Passion

Makeup Artistry with a Passion

Sydney Williams is the next big thing in Northshore on-location makeup artistry, and she’s more than just a make-up artist. At only 21 years old, Sydney is a master esthetician certified to perform an array of services from micro-dermabrasion and...
A Fashion Utopia with Dreamy Prices

A Fashion Utopia with Dreamy Prices

When you think wedding dress warehouse, Lagniappe Boutique & Bridal Outlet should be the image that comes to mind. From the outside on Highway 190 it looks like a cute little boutique, but as soon as you step through the...
When Breast Cancer Crashes The Party

When Breast Cancer Crashes The Party

Gina Pausina Cherry’s story “How to Plan a Wedding in Thirty Days” was published in last year’s bridal issue after a breast cancer diagnosis meant moving her wedding date up and having four weeks to pull everything together. We recently...

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Enterprising Woman Ellen Creel – Natural Born Leader

Enterprising Woman Ellen Creel – Natural Born Leader

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Creel describes a childhood lacking in wealth but not spirit. “Our parents instilled in us two things – maintaining a strong faith and the necessity of college education. Mom’s question wasn’t if we were going, but...
Maryann Bruno – Enterprising Woman July 2020

Maryann Bruno – Enterprising Woman July 2020

A LAND OF NEW BEGINNINGS MARYANN BRUNO RECENTLY celebrated a momentous occasion—40 years of marriage to her high school sweetheart Robert Bruno. The couple met at his senior prom in New Orleans, and although they arrived with different dates, they...
Devan Szczepanski, MD – Enterprising Woman March 2020

Devan Szczepanski, MD – Enterprising Woman March 2020

Just Say “Ahhh” The feeling one gets when arriving at Dr. Devan Szczepanski’s office is like coming home. From the outside, patients see an Acadian cottage—a nod to her Cajun heritage. Stepping inside reveals soothing, muted green walls dotted with...