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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...
Fresh and Feisty Spring Flings

Fresh and Feisty Spring Flings

PUT SOME SPRING in your step…and into your cocktails! Stay cool as you welcome the warmer temperatures with these refreshing quenchers. From fruity and tangy to sweet and spicy, try some of our favorite recipes that are sure to keep...
Protecting Your Pets in the Summer Heat

Protecting Your Pets in the Summer Heat

WARM WEATHER IS setting in. After months of chilly days, we are now in for some sunshine and summer fun. As you prepare for vacations and fun in the sun, it is important to keep pets healthy with warm weather...
Ponchatoula: Small Town. Big Happenings.

Ponchatoula: Small Town. Big Happenings.

THE QUAINT CITY of Ponchatoula has a small town feel with big city amenities. We are rich in culture with our outdoor public art, our theater and our antique, art and collectibles galleries. As part of the city’s 2019–2020 budget,...
Business Is Blooming

Business Is Blooming

Spring is here and business is blooming! The Northshore is home to a wide variety of businesses and services. Every month there are new places to go, more places to shop and a tremendous selection of top-notch professional services that...
A Young Chef with a Bright Future

A Young Chef with a Bright Future

Oysters Rockin’ Ella WHAT DO THE Food Network, Emeril Lagasse, John Folse and Mandeville have in common? Ella Petitto. The high school sophomore has been busy since her 2016 win on national competitive cooking show Chopped Jr. and shared some...
The Quest for Crabs

The Quest for Crabs

THERE’S USUALLY A line outside the Swan Oyster Depot restaurant on Polk St. in the tony Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. And it was no different when my cab driver, Jonathan from Cameroon, dropped me curbside at 11 a.m....
Fulfilling Changes Through A Thoughtful Redesign

Fulfilling Changes Through A Thoughtful Redesign

AS AN INTERIOR designer, I often emphasize the fact that there are two words related to my field: design and decorating. I’m known to say “There are two words because they are two distinct things.” Here, in this delightful project...

Sophisticated Woman Weddings

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Real Weddings: Bruff-Lambuth

Real Weddings: Bruff-Lambuth

Rachel Bruff, daughter of Donelle and Randy Bruff, met Will Lambuth, son of Connie and Mitch Lambuth, during college at the University of Southern Mississippi and married on May 7, 2016 in a simple, sophisticated ceremony at Juliana’s Wedding and...
Real Weddings: Lemoine-Sempsey

Real Weddings: Lemoine-Sempsey

Olivia Lauren Lemoine, daughter of Tina Chabert Lemoine and Randy Lemoine, married Dustin Paul Sampey, son of Donnella Robinson Sampey and Floyd Sampey, on March 19, 2016 in a glamorous ceremony at Money Hill Country Club in Abita Springs. Olivia...
Let Them Eat Cake

Let Them Eat Cake

YOUR WEDDING CAKE should be two things: beautiful and delicious. Some brides choose ornate confections while others opt for a much simpler “less is more” approach for their wedding day desserts. Either way, we are loving these wedding cake trends...

Destin-ation Weddings

WITH OVER 25 years of experience in the travel industry, Stephanie Miller Murphy decided three years ago to open her own boutique travel consulting company, Travel with Stephanie, which specializes in luxury travel and custom international travel. According to Stephanie,...

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.

 

Erica Williams – Enterprising Woman November 2019

Erica Williams – Enterprising Woman November 2019

Modern-Day Renaissance Woman In Leonardo Da Vinci’s day, those proficient in many fields were revered. Alongside of intelligence, these distinguished figures cultivated a warm personality, demonstrated philanthropy and thrived on freedom and diversity. Modern-day Renaissance woman Erica Williams upholds that...
Enterprising Woman Michelle Lawson – October 2019

Enterprising Woman Michelle Lawson – October 2019

Mastering Growth By Design Yin/yang represents a belief that everything in the universe consists of two forces that are opposite but complementary. That theme is reflected in Michelle Lawson’s story of creating a career that intertwines artistry with technicality, and also...
Enterprising Woman Tracy Gold – September 2019

Enterprising Woman Tracy Gold – September 2019

Family Rules When sitting down to interview Tracy Gold regarding her career as a family lawyer, the first thing she wants to talk about are her three wonderful sons and loving husband of 25 years, David. Although she adds a...
Enterprising Woman Liza Ledet, DVM – August 2019

Enterprising Woman Liza Ledet, DVM – August 2019

“Operating at the Next Level” “He’s been with me through everything. I adopted him during my first semester of vet school. We made it through four years at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, several moves, the beginning and end of relationships,...
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...