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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...
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...

Sophisticated Woman Weddings

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 – Maryann Bruno

Enterprising Woman – Maryann Bruno

A LAND OF NEW BEGINNINGS MARYANN BRUNO RECENTLY celebrated a momentous occasion—40 years of marriage to her high school sweetheart Robert Bruno. The couple met at his senior prom in New Orleans, and although they arrived with different dates, they...
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...