2015 Hat’s off Luncheon
SOPHISTICATED WOMAN MAGAZINE hosted our Tenth Annual Hats Off Enterprising Woman of the Year Luncheon on April 2 at the Tchefuncta Country Club in Covington. Guests, adorned in spring hats, fascinators and cloches, mingled and socialized among silent auction items generously donated by more than 60 local retailers and enjoyed lunch while local food personality and chef, Poppy Tooker entertained with local culinary lore. Known for her passion for New Orleans cuisine and the people who continue to shape it, Poppy’s stories of ambition, love, lust and ghosts made for a fun-filled afternoon.
As guests milled around in a multitude of beautiful and creative hats, fashion editor Patty Beal chose a winner for the most glamorous hat, presented to Fit Camp’s Ingrid Rinck and the award for most fashionable fascinator went to our April 2015 Enterprising Woman, Raynah Cullen of Angel Oak Home Loans. Stephanie Dupepe educated those in attendance about the importance of the event’s beneficiary, Family Promise of St. Tammany, and its mission to serve homeless families in St. Tammany.
Sophisticated Woman Magazine’s Publisher Joanne Gallinghouse and Associate Publisher Sarah Cottrell recognized all of the Enterprising Women (and Man) who graced our covers in 2014, as well as previous years’ honorees present in the crowd. The highlight of the day was the much-anticipated announcement of the 2014 Enterprising Woman of the Year, which went to Tyffanie Vial of The Title Source of Louisiana and Isabella’s Pizzeria in Mandeville.
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