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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...
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...

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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.

 

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...