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One Season Ends As Another Begins!

One Season Ends As Another Begins!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year celebrating with their loved ones. But as one holiday season ends, a new celebration begins. I would like to extend an invitation to you and your family and...
Keeping Resolutions

Keeping Resolutions

RESOLUTION IS DEFINED as “a firm decision to do or not to do something.” So I beg the question, what will you choose to do or not to do in 2019? As the New Year rings in the residual anxieties from...
Changes for the Better

Changes for the Better

THE HOLIDAYS ARE now over and your schedule may be slowing down. As we ring in the New Year, the most common resolutions people make pertain to their health. Start by taking a deep breath and commending yourself on 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...
An “Out of the Box” Holiday

An “Out of the Box” Holiday

Traditions are at the heart of holiday celebrations, but a new adventure can add spice to the season. If you’re ready for something different, there’s a world of possibilities out there. Want a winter wonderland? Step back into a fairytale...
For the Love of Pecans

For the Love of Pecans

Before the modern era of corporate farming and super supermarket shopping, most south Louisianans grew a lot of what they consumed. What our families could not produce was either bought from overflowing produce trucks that crawled the neighborhood streets or...
A Welcome Home For All

A Welcome Home For All

In 1997, Maryann and Bobby Bruno decided to change their address. In a move that surprised more than a few people, they left St. Charles Avenue and the traditional New Orleans lifestyle it embodied and landed in what was, at...
Wrap It Up!

Wrap It Up!

Months of shopping can turn into minutes of blissful mayhem and piles of paper in the middle of the floor during holiday family gatherings and gift exchanges. Searching for the perfect gift wrapping paper to coordinate with your decorations can...
Making Spirits Bright!

Making Spirits Bright!

Spread some cheer and add some jolly to your holly with our favorite holiday spirits. Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle! Entertaining for parties and family gatherings is easy with these delicious and festive seasonal sips that are sure...
The Northshore’s Best

The Northshore’s Best

The Northshore’s Best has become the area’s most trusted source for service providers, businesses and professionals. Being named “The Northshore’s Best” is truly a badge of honor for those who receive it. It’s a sign that the business is endorsed...
Holiday Happenings In Covington

Holiday Happenings In Covington

Happy Holidays! I am honored to have the opportunity to reach out to all of you from the pages of Sophisticated Woman Magazine, especially during this special season. December is the perfect month for all to visit and rediscover historic downtown...

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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...