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Santa Makes His Presence Known on the Northshore

Santa Makes His Presence Known on the Northshore

In these parts Santa has been known to travel via pirogue pulled by a troupe of friendly alligators. When his watercraft pulls up to the banks of Lake Pontchartrain to visit the Northshore, he makes a big splash.  Santa’s initial...
Comfort & Joy – Home Decor for the Holidays

Comfort & Joy – Home Decor for the Holidays

Whether you’re celebrating an oh-so-holy night, rockin’ around the Christmas tree, or lighting candles for a Happy Hanukkah or Joyous Kwanzaa, decorations can play in important role in symbolizing the meaning of the holidays. And, of course, they brighten our...
In the Clouds – Streamlined Style

In the Clouds – Streamlined Style

“Every morning I wake up and open the drapes, and I’m just so grateful for this incredible life.” This statement wraps up homeowner Jennifer Pacione’s outlook on her life, her work—and especially the home she shares with her nine-year-old daughter...
Matthew Montero: The Art of the Icon

Matthew Montero: The Art of the Icon

They are defining figures in culture, art, music, design and sports. They are inspiring, mysterious, tragic and driven, often eccentric and sometimes tortured. They are icons. And one rising artist is embracing their stories, delving into their psyches and bringing...
A Mancave To Crave

A Mancave To Crave

Every man deserves a space that they can call their own.  Whether he prefers to play arm-chair quarterback in solitude or have the gang over to shoot pool and share a brew, there are certain features his den needs to...
Festivities for the Aficionado

Festivities for the Aficionado

If the men in your life are looking for a unique experience this year, there’s a hot, new trend to consider. Possibly inspired by the likes of Downton Abbey or maybe an answer to ‘Girls’ Night Out,’ gents are gathering...
Portrait of a Louisiana Fisherman

Portrait of a Louisiana Fisherman

At first glance Captain Randall Shaw of LA Fishing Charters looks exactly like what a fishing guide should look like. He stands tall with confidence, like a current that pushes the strongest waves to the shore, stalwart with purpose and...
It’s All About Mom

It’s All About Mom

Mother–it’s a word that has many meanings. Caretaker, provider, nurse, personal chef, chauffeur, teacher, comforter…the list goes on. The role of being a mother is not always an easy one, but it’s always one to cherish.   In this month’s...
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...
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...
Splendor Farms: Hidden Gem With Hospitality

Splendor Farms: Hidden Gem With Hospitality

SPLENDOR IS DEFINED as ‘having magnificent features or qualities’ and Splendor Farms delivers—not in the gold and fine jewels kind of way, but in the treasures-of-nature fashion. The 75-acre country retreat, located in Bush, LA, is home to an inviting...