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Spring Is In The Air In Madisonville

Spring Is In The Air In Madisonville

WRITTEN BY JEAN PELLOAT, MAYOR OF MADISONVILLE SPRING IS IN the air and exciting things are happening in Madisonville. Founded over 200 years ago, we are one of the oldest communities in Louisiana and the oldest permanent settlement in St....
Northshore Humane Society Hosts Woofstock

Northshore Humane Society Hosts Woofstock

IT’S YOUR PET’S favorite time of year! Join us for a fun day of food, games, and low-cost veterinary services for your dog. On March 24th, the Northshore Humane Society will host our annual Woofstock event at the Castine Center...
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...
For the Love of All Things Art

For the Love of All Things Art

I’VE SPENT A lifetime staring at blank pieces of paper. The creative process is always a struggle. This comes to mind because my three favorite disciplines, writing, cooking and photography, all require a creative process and a starting point of...
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...

Sophisticated Woman Weddings

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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,...

58 days…

We are 58 days from the wedding now and I’m not sure where all the time has gone. I find myself: -Buying little gifts that I knew I had to get for people but I completely forgot about -Picking out...

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.

 

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...