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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...
Planning for Your Spring Garden

Planning for Your Spring Garden

WRITTEN BY SUSIE ANDRES, ST. TAMMANY MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION EACH SPRING MANY of us turn our thoughts to gardening. As trees and shrubs send out new growth and we drive by local nurseries that are full of bright, colorful bedding...
Corn, Crab, Shrimp and Poblano Bisque

Corn, Crab, Shrimp and Poblano Bisque

Ingredients: Directions: 1. Place whole poblanos rubbed with vegetable oil on a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes in a 450 degree oven. Turn every five minutes until evenly charred. Cover with plastic wrap in a bowl for 15...
St. Patrick’s Day Sensations

St. Patrick’s Day Sensations

KISS THE BLARNEY stone and find your four leaf clover. Lucky leprechauns will leap with joy as they sip these special St. Paddy’s Day libations. Enjoy our favorite cocktail recipes as you march into spring and celebrate with these fresh...
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...

Sophisticated Woman Weddings

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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...

The Hilarious Truth of Wedding Planning

  My dad, of all people, shared this video with me and it is too good not to share. If you are planning a wedding, you will laugh. You will laugh so hard and then maybe cry because the reality...

Wedding Cake Trends

Wedding cake trends for 2014 are  far from ornate. Instead, brides seem to be opting for a much simpler “less is more” approach for their wedding day desserts. 1. Tiny Cakes: These pint-sized, one- or two-tiered beauties are being seen...

Currently Obsessing Over…Bridal Headpieces

Bridal Headpieces come in many different forms and are definitely trending right now. Some hark back to 1920s headbands and tiaras, some are bohemian gorgeous floral wreathes and circlets, not to mention all forms of veils: chapel, cathedral, lace-trimmed, jeweled,...

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.

 

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...
Tyra Brown McGary –  Enterprising Woman January 2020

Tyra Brown McGary – Enterprising Woman January 2020

Becoming the Star of Her Own Story It is a place where the lines of countless playwrights baring their souls have been performed and songwriters’ music of the heart has been laid at the audience’s feet. Amidst its lights, stages...
Bri Steilberg – Enterprising Woman December 2019

Bri Steilberg – Enterprising Woman December 2019

The stately oaks of Lewisburg reach out their limbs to shelter an unassuming sanctuary. Nestled among those enduring guardians, a schoolhouse emerges after a bend in the enchanting landscape. Through the front gate, a meditation labyrinth offers a path for...