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November 2018 Enterprising Woman – Ingrid Rinck

November 2018 Enterprising Woman – Ingrid Rinck

INGRID RINCK, a self-made entrepreneur and CEO of Sensible Meals, has been helping people eat healthier and achieve their weight loss goals since 2014. A personal trainer for 20 years, Rinck found her passion for fitness at the early age...
A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

NOT MANY PEOPLE change career paths in their late forties, much less go to school for eight years to earn a doctorate. But then again not many people have the determination and vision that Dr. Siobhan Trotter does. A former...
Thanksgiving and the Beach

Thanksgiving and the Beach

AHHHH…THANKSGIVING. It’s the reason for time honored recipes, stockpots and wagers on family behavior. The season of familiar relatives, old friends, new acquaintances— and casseroles, dressings, pies, rolls, more pies and tryptophan induced snoozes. It is also time for my...
Suburban Location. Urban Thinking

Suburban Location. Urban Thinking

WHEN JOY FELDMAN first found her home in Covington’s Terra Bella development, she immediately recognized its unique combination of suburban living with the benefits of city life. Here, nestled next to the community’s lake, the house offered more of everything...
Nature’s Pollinators in the Garden

Nature’s Pollinators in the Garden

OCTOBER WAS WARMER than usual. In fact, it was HOT! The vegetable plants I put in the ground in October succumbed to the heat. But cooler weather is here, and I will be replanting. Here are a few things you...
Gather Tablescapes For All

Gather Tablescapes For All

WHEN FALL ARRIVES so do family gatherings. The changing of the seasons means the changing of colors along with your home details and decor. Tradition is not just the autumn colors of orange, brown and tan. Rustic touches with modern influences create...
Cooler Weather Hot Looks

Cooler Weather Hot Looks

Melanie: Camel suede trench coat, $82 | Leopard print V-neck sleeveless rayon blouse, $34 | Dark skinny jeans with seamed split leg, $89 | Bohemian black floppy hat, $20 | Leather pendant necklace with horn, $18 | Taupe faux leather...
Fabulous Fall Cocktails

Fabulous Fall Cocktails

BRING ON THE FALL! Get in the mood for cooler weather and get cozy with these autumnal concoctions. Add some spice to your sangria, some jam to your whiskey and some kick to your hot chocolate. These recipes will add...
Mandeville Gets New Advanced Water Meters

Mandeville Gets New Advanced Water Meters

As part of our ongoing commitment to maintain a high quality of life for our citizens through cost-effective, innovative systems, I am proud to announce that the City of Mandeville has purchased new water meters from Aqua Metric, a division...
Color Your (Business) World

Color Your (Business) World

Color Your (Business) World Your eyes are truly remarkable little spheres. They can see around seven million colors. But what’s more interesting is how your brain chooses to process those colors. Color can be a clear identifier of a product...
Planning Pointers for Avoiding Interdiction

Planning Pointers for Avoiding Interdiction

WHAT IS AN Interdiction? It is the legal process where a court judicially declares a person incapable of managing his/her person, affairs or both. Most often, a loved one becomes unable to consistently make reasoned decisions due to an illness,...

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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,...

Wedding Planning: 101

So you’re finally engaged! Congratulations! …Now What? Maybe it was a long time coming or maybe it caught you completely off-guard. Either way- you now have a wedding to plan. The first thing people will ask you is, “When is...

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.

 

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...
December 2018 Enterprising Woman – Ashley Edwards Sandage

December 2018 Enterprising Woman – Ashley Edwards Sandage

Ashley Edwards Sandage didn’t always envision becoming an attorney. After graduating with a degree in psychology from Mississippi State, the Hammond native dabbled in the retail field for several years before determining her heart wasn’t in it. Ultimately, she found...
November 2018 Enterprising Woman – Ingrid Rinck

November 2018 Enterprising Woman – Ingrid Rinck

INGRID RINCK, a self-made entrepreneur and CEO of Sensible Meals, has been helping people eat healthier and achieve their weight loss goals since 2014. A personal trainer for 20 years, Rinck found her passion for fitness at the early age...