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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...
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...

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.

 

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...
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...