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Enterprising Woman: Simone Bruni

Demo Diva: Her Own Force of Nature   THE DAY BEFORE Simone Bruni’s cover feature interview, an article about learning to cope with life’s unexpected turns found its way to her. Particularly attuned to the importance of timing, she took it as a sign for the theme of the day’s discussion.  Simone Bruni religiously reflects on …

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Boots & Bags & Belts Oh My!

Accessorize yourself with all things Autumn, and add these perfectly pleasing picks to your wardrobe that will delight and excite. As cooler weather makes a comeback, let’s take a look forward to the luxe looks that await us!  With boots that command attention, bags and belts that exude style and elegance, these fabulous fall finds complete …

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Be Sure to Get Your Shots!

Have you had your shots yet? Keep your spirits up as you won’t be able to resist these infectious elixirs. From sweet and spicy to crisp and cool, these sensational shooters can help cure what ails you It’s Just A Shot Away 2 ounces ​coffee liqueur 2 ounces Irish cream liqueur 2 ounces ​orange liqueur Espresso …

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Time to Gather-November Home Decor

WHEN FALL ARRIVES so do family gatherings. The changing of the seasons means the changing of colors, along with your home’s décor. Traditional autumn colors of orange, brown and tan blend perfectly with soothing neutrals and festive metallic finishes. Rustic touches with modern influences create a comfortable and cozy, yet contemporary feel. From table accents …

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Samantha Bates, AIFD – Thinking Beyond The Bouquet

WHAT MUSE BECKONS from the lush landscape of Louisiana to Samantha Bates? What creations does it call forth and what sense of home does it offer to her? As a decorated artist with growing national acclaim, Samantha could live anywhere and utilize her range of extraordinary talents in a variety of ways, but expressing herself …

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Wicked Concoctions for Witches and Warlocks

Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls all come a knockin’ when it’s time to get your trick-or-treat rockin’. From perfectly spooky potions to bubbling cauldrons of cocktails, these Halloween-themed drinks are sure to get your blood boiling. Don’t be afraid to try them all! Don’t Fear The Reaper   1½ ounces cherry flavor-infused vodka ½ ounce lime juice 4 …

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Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

INGREDIENTS Soup: 1 teaspoon coconut oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped 3 cups chicken broth 4 cups butternut squash, peeled & cubed 2/3 cup canned coconut milk 3/4 teaspoon mild curry powde Spiderweb Topping: 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 2-1/2 tablespoons canned coconut milk   DIRECTIONS 1. Heat a medium-large pot to …

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Sophisticated Weddings – The Things We Do For Love

As tradition would have it, Fall is the time that Sophisticated Woman releases our Sophisticated Weddings bridal issue and holds our annual Bridal Expo. But as 2020 would have it, all things have changed. But we like to think of it as a challenge and not a road block. Just like the rest of the …

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