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Recognizing the Best of the Best

Recognizing the Best of the Best

Now in its 14th year, The Northshore’s Best is bigger and better than ever. Every year readers look to the collective opinion of their community to see which businesses, services, health professionals, restaurants, shops and entertainment establishments are chosen as the...
JOLI Medispa: Look and Feel Amazing

JOLI Medispa: Look and Feel Amazing

THE TEAM AT JOLI Medispa is honored to be voted Northshore’s Best and we take pride in providing an amazing experience for each of you. We value our clients and offer a wide variety of spa services, where beauty, knowledge...
Richard Murphy Hospice

Richard Murphy Hospice

HOSPICE CARE IS given to terminally ill individuals who can no longer benefit from curative treatment. Hospice brings hope of a quality life during this stage of advanced illness and provides the opportunity to receive endof- life care in a...
Dr. Randall Juleff: La Bella Vita Laser and Vein Center

Dr. Randall Juleff: La Bella Vita Laser and Vein Center

DR. RANDALL JULEFF, triple board-certified vein specialist, leads La Bella Vita Laser and Vein Center, located in Covington and Metairie. He is committed to providing personalized attention and customized treatments in a safe, caring and comfortable environment. They provide patients...
Dr. Katie Kimble Wonch, Optometrist: More Than Meets the Eye

Dr. Katie Kimble Wonch, Optometrist: More Than Meets the Eye

APPROXIMATELY 75% OF the American population uses some sort of vision correction. So while glasses and contacts are the norm, the depth of knowledge and services offered by Dr. Katie Wonch are not commonly seen. Dr. Katie’s practice, Infinite Vision,...
Kathleen Elstrott, DVM

Kathleen Elstrott, DVM

DR. KATHLEEN ELSTROTT is known for her contributions to the Tangipahoa community and is honored to be voted Northshore’s Best Veterinarian for Tangipahoa. She is a member of the Ponchatoula American Legion, Secretary for the Ponchatoula Rotary Club and serves...
Kinder Haus Montessori

Kinder Haus Montessori

KINDER HAUS MONTESSORI Pre-School and Child Care creates an enriched environment so children are inspired to reach their highest potential using the Montessori philosophy of education. This fosters a strong sense of community and respect for self, others, and the...
Mary’s Bed and Biscuit

Mary’s Bed and Biscuit

HOW DO YOU make your best friend smile? Mary Thomas knows: hugs, kisses, games, comfy beds and turkey bacon. Mary’s Bed and Biscuit keeps the tails wagging with expert grooming, boarding, daycare and tasty treats. Mary even makes her own...
Waistlines Are Shrinking While Business Is Growing

Waistlines Are Shrinking While Business Is Growing

SENSIBLE MEALS IS continuing to take the south and nation by storm! It’s the fastest-growing and largest meal-prep company in the country, and it’s based here in our area. Creator Ingrid Rinck calls both Mandeville and New Orleans home, as...
The Humanitarian Connection

The Humanitarian Connection

WHEN YOU MEET Sharron Fabiani Newton you are immediately struck by her embracing smile and contagious energy. If you have attended any of the numerous events at which she volunteers, be assured you have crossed her path and experienced her...
NORTHLAKE ACADEMY OF MUSIC

NORTHLAKE ACADEMY OF MUSIC

NORTHLAKE ACADEMY OF MUSIC has been praised for the innovative education it provides to its students. Founder and owner Leslie Domingues has always been passionate about working with children and creating new programs for music development. The seeds of Northlake...

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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...