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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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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...
Sophisticated Woman’s Bridal Show – 2017

Sophisticated Woman’s Bridal Show – 2017

Hundreds of blushing brides-to-be attended Sophisticated Woman’s Bridal Show held in September at  Maison Lafitte in Mandeville. The fun included a fashion show, wedding vendors and door prizes. And be sure to look for the “Sophisticated Woman’s Bridal Magazine” at...

The White Magnolia

Callie and Charlie’s love story begins in a barn. Callie Bowlin grew up in the one-light town of Livingston, Louisiana, riding four wheelers, swimming in ponds and cheering on a competitive squad. “My mom always told me I was a...

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.

 

Enterprising Woman Ellen Creel – Natural Born Leader

Enterprising Woman Ellen Creel – Natural Born Leader

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Creel describes a childhood lacking in wealth but not spirit. “Our parents instilled in us two things – maintaining a strong faith and the necessity of college education. Mom’s question wasn’t if we were going, but...
Maryann Bruno – Enterprising Woman July 2020

Maryann Bruno – Enterprising Woman July 2020

A LAND OF NEW BEGINNINGS MARYANN BRUNO RECENTLY celebrated a momentous occasion—40 years of marriage to her high school sweetheart Robert Bruno. The couple met at his senior prom in New Orleans, and although they arrived with different dates, they...
Devan Szczepanski, MD – Enterprising Woman March 2020

Devan Szczepanski, MD – Enterprising Woman March 2020

Just Say “Ahhh” The feeling one gets when arriving at Dr. Devan Szczepanski’s office is like coming home. From the outside, patients see an Acadian cottage—a nod to her Cajun heritage. Stepping inside reveals soothing, muted green walls dotted with...