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A Young Chef with a Bright Future

A Young Chef with a Bright Future

Oysters Rockin’ Ella WHAT DO THE Food Network, Emeril Lagasse, John Folse and Mandeville have in common? Ella Petitto. The high school sophomore has been busy since her 2016 win on national competitive cooking show Chopped Jr. and shared some...
The Quest for Crabs

The Quest for Crabs

THERE’S USUALLY A line outside the Swan Oyster Depot restaurant on Polk St. in the tony Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. And it was no different when my cab driver, Jonathan from Cameroon, dropped me curbside at 11 a.m....
Fulfilling Changes Through A Thoughtful Redesign

Fulfilling Changes Through A Thoughtful Redesign

AS AN INTERIOR designer, I often emphasize the fact that there are two words related to my field: design and decorating. I’m known to say “There are two words because they are two distinct things.” Here, in this delightful project...
Planning for Your Spring Garden

Planning for Your Spring Garden

WRITTEN BY SUSIE ANDRES, ST. TAMMANY MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION EACH SPRING MANY of us turn our thoughts to gardening. As trees and shrubs send out new growth and we drive by local nurseries that are full of bright, colorful bedding...
Corn, Crab, Shrimp and Poblano Bisque

Corn, Crab, Shrimp and Poblano Bisque

Ingredients: Directions: 1. Place whole poblanos rubbed with vegetable oil on a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes in a 450 degree oven. Turn every five minutes until evenly charred. Cover with plastic wrap in a bowl for 15...
St. Patrick’s Day Sensations

St. Patrick’s Day Sensations

KISS THE BLARNEY stone and find your four leaf clover. Lucky leprechauns will leap with joy as they sip these special St. Paddy’s Day libations. Enjoy our favorite cocktail recipes as you march into spring and celebrate with these fresh...
Spring Is In The Air In Madisonville

Spring Is In The Air In Madisonville

WRITTEN BY JEAN PELLOAT, MAYOR OF MADISONVILLE SPRING IS IN the air and exciting things are happening in Madisonville. Founded over 200 years ago, we are one of the oldest communities in Louisiana and the oldest permanent settlement in St....
Northshore Humane Society Hosts Woofstock

Northshore Humane Society Hosts Woofstock

IT’S YOUR PET’S favorite time of year! Join us for a fun day of food, games, and low-cost veterinary services for your dog. On March 24th, the Northshore Humane Society will host our annual Woofstock event at the Castine Center...
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...

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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

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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...
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...