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Keeping The Spark In Your Marriage

Keeping The Spark In Your Marriage

THERE IS NO such thing as a perfect marriage. “The key is to let go of minor issues and remember this is the person you love and cherish and come back to the relationship,” said Dr. Christina McKinley, family medicine...
A Rich Family Legacy Where Classic Meets Contemporary

A Rich Family Legacy Where Classic Meets Contemporary

IN THE SOUTH, few things trump family history. We spend our weekends rooting for the family’s favorite teams, we vacation in the same places year after year, and our closest friendships often go back a generation or two. The same...
How Does Your Winter Garden Grow?

How Does Your Winter Garden Grow?

FEBRUARY OFFERS PLENTY to do for gardeners. For starters, get ready for Valentine’s Day. Select a houseplant, such as an orchid, bromeliad, red anthurium or purple heart plant to make your sweetie feel special. Winter in general is a great...
Carnival the Covington Way

Carnival the Covington Way

LIKE THE REST of the Northshore, Covington’s Lions Club Parade is growing by leaps and bounds. Now in its 62nd year, the annual Mardi Gras parade has evolved from a hodgepodge of pickup trucks and tractors to a full-blown New...
The King of Mardi Gras

The King of Mardi Gras

ARTHUR HARDY IS to Mardi Gras like red beans are to rice and fleur de lis are to the Saints. The ubiquitous Mardi Gras Guide can be found all over town during Carnival season. A fifth generation New Orleanian, Hardy...
Mandeville Historic Walking Tour

Mandeville Historic Walking Tour

THE CITY IS proud to launch our newest endeavor, the Mandeville Historic Walking Tour. We are currently in Phase I. This is how it works. To do a virtual tour and get an idea of the project, go to our...
Valentine’s Do or Dare

Valentine’s Do or Dare

AS HOLIDAY DECORATIONS disappear and King Cakes are ordered, another day of celebration awaits. Valentine’s Day can either make or break the best of us. If we are in a relationship, it’s a pop quiz. If we are not, it’s...
Go Red for the Women in Your Life

Go Red for the Women in Your Life

A WOMAN YOU know and love may be affected by cardiovascular disease – at any age. It is the number one killer of women, nationally and in Louisiana. We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease claims the...
Magnificent Mardi Gras Mixers

Magnificent Mardi Gras Mixers

IT’S CARNIVAL TIME! Sidewalk side or neutral ground, second line yourself right into the revelry of Mardi Gras. Get your go-cup ready and meet up with your krewe for a little debauchery as you indulge in some of our favorite...

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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.

 

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...