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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...
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...
Ceasar’s Ristorante: An Authentic Italian Experience

Ceasar’s Ristorante: An Authentic Italian Experience

A BRIGHT BLUE building with fresh flowers and herbs in the front garden sits near the Lake Pontchartrain shore and unassumingly houses a feast for the senses. Patrons are enamored with the smell of freshly baked bread, lively chatter layered...
Biomed Plus: Service in the Spirit of Excellence

Biomed Plus: Service in the Spirit of Excellence

SINCE 2002, BIOMED PLUS has been providing doctors, dentists, veterinarians and health professionals of all kinds with quality medical equipment sales and service. According to owner James Blount, “I think this industry goes fairly unnoticed in a lot of ways....
Cypress Pointe Growth A VISION FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW

Cypress Pointe Growth A VISION FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW

A NEW TWO STORY, state of the art, class A, medical office and outpatient building with covered patient drop off and pick up is currently being built adjacent to Cypress Pointe Hospital in Hammond, Louisiana. The building is approximately 35,000...
La Salle and La Belle

La Salle and La Belle

THIS STORY AND scenario came to mind as I looked back on how the tricentennial of the City of New Orleans might have happened 32 years earlier. In the fall of 1996, I found myself standing on the floor of...
A Private Haven With Exquisite Spaces

A Private Haven With Exquisite Spaces

TUCKED INTO A quiet place just north of downtown Covington sits a seven-acre haven where the Wischan family has lived for twelve years. Years ago, during a property search, Sydel Wischan accidentally printed the wrong listing and ended up on...
The Origins and Symbolic Meaning of Easter Egg Hunts

The Origins and Symbolic Meaning of Easter Egg Hunts

FROLICKING THROUGH THE grass for brightly decorated eggs has always been one of the most memorable Easter traditions, but what is the history behind the Easter egg hunt? Like many of the holiday’s best-known customs, the egg hunt dates back...

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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...
Perfect Planning for the Perfect Honeymoon

Perfect Planning for the Perfect Honeymoon

A successful wedding starts with perfect planning! A memorable honeymoon is no different. But with all the time spent planning your wedding you just don’t have time left to plan anything else. Nailing down the details for your once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon...

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.

 

July 2019 Enterprising Woman: Ashlie Piediscalzo

July 2019 Enterprising Woman: Ashlie Piediscalzo

Her eyes light up as she watches her youngest son Jonah make his way through the welcoming boutique. He’s not yet two, so he totters and wobbles, sometimes making no forward progress at all. But she laughs and reaches out,...
May 2019 Enterprising Woman Taylor Alfonso

May 2019 Enterprising Woman Taylor Alfonso

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree. Now, Taylor Alfonso sits in the chic surroundings of her Stella and Grace Boutique recounting her journey so far. She points through the Robert Street display window, “I grew up right there...
Hats Off 2019!

Hats Off 2019!

A parade of empowered women smartly outfitted from head to toe, inspiring speakers with moving stories, and a bounty of bid-worthy auction items benefitting a supportive sisterhood all united at Sophisticated Woman’s Hats Off Luncheon, held on April 5 at...
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...