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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...
Go Red for the Women in Your Life

Go Red for the Women in Your Life

A WOMAN YOU know and love may be affected by cardiovascular disease – at any age. It is the number one killer of women, nationally and in Louisiana. We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease claims the...
Magnificent Mardi Gras Mixers

Magnificent Mardi Gras Mixers

IT’S CARNIVAL TIME! Sidewalk side or neutral ground, second line yourself right into the revelry of Mardi Gras. Get your go-cup ready and meet up with your krewe for a little debauchery as you indulge in some of our favorite...
New Year’s Resolutions Or Not

New Year’s Resolutions Or Not

I’M NOT A fan of New Year’s resolutions. It’s not that I’m averse to promises of self-improvement. It’s just that the easiest promises to break are the ones we make to ourselves. Resolutions I make are usually made on a...
Tradition Reimagined: Bringing the Past Into the Present

Tradition Reimagined: Bringing the Past Into the Present

AFTER EIGHTEEN YEARS on beautiful Bayou Liberty, the Caplinger family was ready to move closer to their schools, their friends, and the Causeway. “For years, we drove the kids over to school in Mandeville every day. We searched for almost...
A Rose By Any Other Name

A Rose By Any Other Name

ROSES ARE SOME of the most popular and beautiful flowering shrubs grown, but starting a rose garden may seem to be a daunting task to new gardeners. There are over 300 species and thousands of varieties of roses. The more...
We’ll Take A Cup O’ Kindness

We’ll Take A Cup O’ Kindness

THE HEART WARMS as the new year begins…and so do the cocktails! Cheers to everything with these comfortable and cozy concoctions as you reflect on the holidays and look forward to all that the coming year brings. Enjoy a fireside...
Vote NSB January 7th

Vote NSB January 7th

The Northshore’s Best has been the most trusted resource to find outstanding businesses and service providers in St. Tammany Parish since 2006. After 13 years of compiling thousands of votes from our loyal readers, this year we have expanded The...
Call of Duty: Fighting Fires with Fierceness

Call of Duty: Fighting Fires with Fierceness

IN THE UNITED STATES, less than five percent of firefighters are women. That compares with 26.8 percent of police officers and about 18 percent of military enlisted recruits. Traditionally, firefighters have been mostly men and on the surface, it’s easy...

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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.

 

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...
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...