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Pamela Egan, DNP, CDE

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BEST HAIR SALON BEST HAIR STYLIST WEST ST. TAMMANY

SERVICES

THE BEAUTY BAR 1357 N. Causeway Blvd. | Mandeville | 985-951-2199 beautybarbybailey.com

BEST APARTMENT COMPLEX WEST ST. TAMMANY

SERVICES

CHENIER 1901 Highway 190 | Mandeville | 985-778-0459 Bestofmandeville.com

BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER WEST ST. TAMMANY

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BEST NAIL SALON EAST ST. TAMMANY

THE BLOW DRY BAR OF SLIDELL

BEST ITALIAN FOOD WEST ST. TAMMANY

RESTAURANTS

BOSCO’S ITALIAN CAFÉ 2040 Highway 59 | Mandeville | 985-624-5066 boscositalian.com

2048 Front St. | Slidell | 985-201-7324 theblowdrybarslidell.com

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BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT TANGIPAHOA

BEST INSURANCE AGENT TANGIPAHOA

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SHANNON WELLS GUIDRY

MELISSA PENZATO

710 SW Railroad Avenue | Hammond | 985-318-2615 shannonwguidry@kw.com

2008 Demarco Blvd., Suite A | Hammond | 985-542-5911 melissapenzato@allstate.com|allstate.com/melissapenzato

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY SERVICES

BEST TRAVEL AGENT WEST ST. TAMMANY

PHILIP JAMES TRAVEL Covington, LA | 504-258-9107 philipjamestravel.com

SERVICES

ALLSTATE INSURANCE

BEST INSURANCE AGENT WEST ST. TAMMANY

PEOPLE

SHANA ROIG

LEGACY INSURANCE 40 Louis Prima Drive, Ste. B | Covington | 985-590-4342 shana@legacyinsla.com | legacyinsla.com


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The Best of the Best Now in its 15th year, The Northshore’s Best is bigger and better than ever. Every year, readers look to the collective opinion of their community to see which businesses, services, health professionals, restaurants, shops and entertainment establishments are chosen as the cream of the crop. Our segmented voting represents specific Northshore areas: West St. Tammany, East St. Tammany, Tangipahoa—and for the first time, Washington Parish voters had the opportunity for their residents to weigh in on their hometown picks. We congratulate all of our winners and welcome them to the elite list of Northshore favorites. Along with congratulating the winners, we’d like to thank all of you who voted. Each year the excitement around the event grows, and this year we had record participation with over 16,000 ballots cast in our online voting for the 2019 round-up. Your vital input is what makes it possible for us to compile such a vast array of recommendations that are valuable to the area all year long. Sophisticated Woman Magazine is honored to serve as this important link between local businesses and the Northshore communities they serve. We invite you to discover what all of our winners have to offer–from medical, professional and personal services, to people at the top of their fields. We look forward to seeing you at our favorite places and events–from the best boutiques and stores to the best eateries and social events of the year. The Northshore’s Best | April 2020

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RESTAURANTS WEST ST. TAMMANY Bang for the Buck

Leonardo's Trattoria & Pizzeria

Lunch Specials

Lola

Barbecue

Sticks BBQ

Mexican

Habanero's

Boiled Crawfish

Mandeville Seafood

New Restaurant

Crazy Pig

Breakfast

Liz's Where Y'at Diner

Overall

Gallagher's | Gallagher's 527

Burger

Times Grill

Pizza

McClain's Pizzeria

Business/Power Lunch

Del Porto

Po-Boys

Bears

Café

Coffee Rani

Salads

Coffee Rani

Chinese

Northshore Empress

Seafood

Mandeville Seafood

Coffee Shop

PJ's

Snowballs

Just Chillin

Dessert

Sweet Idea

Steak House

Gallagher's | Gallagher's 527

Food Truck

Taco Jerks

Sushi

Aki

Grilled Oysters

Half Shell Oyster House

Thai

Sawasdee

Italian

Bosco's

Vietnamese

Pho Saigon

Barbecue

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Overall

Southside Café

Boiled Crawfish

Kenney Seafood

Pizza

Olde Towne Pizza Company

Breakfast

Creole Bagelry

Po-Boys

Peck's Seafood Restaurant

Burger

Lee's Hamburgers

Salads

The Salad Station

Business/Power Lunch

Gallagher's on Front Street

Seafood

Kenney Seafood

Café

Southside Café

Steak House

Gallagher's on Front Street

Chinese

Yee Chinese Restaurant

Sushi

Koi's Asian Cuisine

Coffee Shop

PJ's

Thai

Thai Orchid Restaurant

Dessert

Sweet Rolls Ice Cream

Vietnamese

Pho Bistro

Italian

Joe's Italian Ristorante

Mexican

El Paso Mexican Grill

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RESTAURANTS TANGIPAHOA Barbecue

BBQ Station

Overall

One Thirteen

Boiled Crawfish

Mike's Seafood

Pizza

Tommy's on Thomas

Breakfast

Yellow Bird Café

Po-Boys

Our Mom's Restaurant & Bar

Burger

Blackened Brew

Salads

Salad Station

Business/Power Lunch

Tope Là

Seafood

B&J Seafood

Chinese

China Wok

Steak House

The Steakhouse

Coffee Shop

Courtyard Café

Sushi

Cate Street Seafood Station

Dessert

Sweet Rolls

Thai

Green Leaf

Italian

Cena

Vietnamese

Le Saigon

Mexican

Tacos & Beer

WASHINGTON

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Barbecue

Mill Town BBQ "The Smoking Bull"

Mexican

Maria's Mexican Restaurant

Boiled Crawfish

House of Seafood

Overall

Red Brick Café

Breakfast

Sugar Shack

Pizza

Pizza Pete's

Burger

Time Out Bar and Grill

Po-Boys

Glynn's Drive-In of Franklinton

Business/Power Lunch

Red Brick Café

Salads

Golden Pear

Chinese

Dragon Palace Restaurant

Seafood

House of Seafood

Coffee Shop

First Cup Coffee House

Steak House

Mike's

Dessert

Southern Sweets - Louisiana

Sushi

Akita Sushi

Italian

Napoli's Italian Restaurant

Vietnamese

Pho 102

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BEST NEW RESTAURANT WEST ST. TAMMANY

CRAZY PIG SOUTHERN KITCHEN 4700 Highway 22, Suite 1 &2 | Mandeville | 985-792-7900 facebook.com/crazypigsouthernkitchen

Blackened Brew ON FEB 5TH, 2016 Blackened Brew opened

their doors at 5pm–just two hours after the last ceiling panel was put up. Owner Anthony Donze had worked for eight years saving money to invest in a restaurant. Says Donze, “Hammond didn’t have a gastropub restaurant, and I felt with the resurgence of downtown, that type of offering would be a good fit.” Although he had doubts about the new venture due to restaurants’ high failure rate and the poor track record of his proposed location, the entrepreneur-at-heart was inspired by a friend. “A hugely successful restaurateur and mentor motivated me to open when I got cold feet. People said the building was cursed, but I was confident that with good management and excellent care for customers, I would succeed.” Donze boasts a taste for great beer that matches his taste for great foods and felt that customers would share that appreciation. “Great burgers have always been a favorite of mine, so we made the decision that gourmet burgers and 100% craft beer would be our thing. Four years later, we’re still here and thriving.” As he looks back in appreciation for his growing popularity, the dedicated proprietor acknowledges those closest to him. “I can’t forget to mention my fiancée and my family. I take after my late grandfather because I love to take care of people and make them happy. My family has supported me from day one, and my fiancée keeps me grounded while in a very tough and demanding industry. She stood by my side while I worked nearly 90 hours a week for almost a year because she knows that for me, there is no better job in the world." Blackened Brew is located at 112 W. Thomas Street in Hammond. For more information, call 985-393-0169 or visit facebook.com/Blackened-Brew

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BEST MEXICAN EAST ST. TAMMANY

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EL PASO MEXICAN GRILL 1100 Robert Blvd. | Slidell | 985-445-1450 elpasomexslidell.com

California Omelet

Family owned & operated since 2003!

985.649.6151 CreoleBagelry.com 1337 Gause Blvd, Slidell, LA 70458

BEST PO-BOY WASHINGTON

GLYNN'S DRIVE-IN

207 Main Street | Franklinton | 985-839-6292 facebook.com/GlynnsDriveInLA


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BEST SEAFOOD | BEST BOILED CRAWFISH EAST ST. TAMMANY

HABANERO'S

KENNEY SEAFOOD

1331 N. Highway 190 | Covington | 985-900-2124 69305 Highway 21 | Covington | 985-871-8760 habaneroscovington.com

400 Pontchartrain Drive | Slidell | 985-643-2717 kenneyseafood.com

Sweet Idea: Asian Fusion & Exotic Desserts

BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK WEST ST. TAMMANY

BEST SEAFOOD | BEST BOILED CRAWFISH WEST ST. TAMMANY

LEONARDO’S TRATTORIA & PIZZERIA

MANDEVILLE SEAFOOD

2625 Florida Street | Mandeville | 985-778-2550 facebook.com/leonardostrattoria

2020 Highway 59 | Mandeville | 985-624-8552 mandevilleseafoodmarket.com

BEST PIZZA WEST ST. TAMMANY

BEST THAI WEST ST. TAMMANY

MC CLAIN'S PIZZERIA

SAWASDEE THAI

115 Girod Street | Mandeville | 985-778-0955 mcclainspizzeria.com

4520 Highway 22, Suite B | Mandeville | 985-626-3577 sawasdeethaicuisinela.com

THE INSPIRATION FOR the delicious and artfully created food and desserts at Sweet Idea was the owners’ love of pairing their passions. Tia and Kassio Alves have created a unique food experience in Mandeville by bringing together Asian tapas (small plates) and creative desserts. “My husband and I wanted to put something really different out there,” says Tia of their menu. “We did lots of research and even went to California to experience their food scene. We came back with a variety of Japanese, Pho, Korean and Vietnamese savory favorites along with outof-the-ordinary sweet treats like rolled ice cream, bingsu, taiyaki and pandan waffles. Our food is not only delicious but also a way to satisfy my artistic side.” Tia explains just a few of her exotic desserts. “The rolled ice cream is made with fresh cream and mixed with different things like Oreos, bananas foster or pandan, a Vietnamese flavor, and then frozen on a pan that gets down to -18 degrees. The bingsu is made with a special machine imported from Korea. It’s a little like a snowball but three times softer. The base is a dairy or non-dairy cream, paired with fresh fruit and topped with condensed milk. The texture is like light, fluffy snow and it’s delicious.” The menu is extensive with unique weekly specials and Tia stresses that despite the name they offer much more than dessert. “People love our sticky bun baos, bahn mi sandwiches, ramen bowls – they’re too many choices to name but it’s always an adventure in eating.” Sweet Idea is located at 4628 Highway 22 in Mandeville. For more information, call 985-792-9229 or visit sweetideala.com. The Northshore’s Best | April 2020 11


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NIGHTLIFE WEST ST. TAMMANY

EAST ST. TAMMANY

Bar Overall

The Barley Oak

Bar Overall

The Brass Monkey

Beer Selection

The Chimes

Beer Selection

The Brass Monkey

Daiquiri

New Orleans Original Daiquiris

Daiquiri

Daiquiris Now

Happy Hour

La Carreta - Mandeville

Happy Hour

The Maple Room

Live Music

Columbia Street Tap Room

Live Music

Speckled T's

Margarita

Habanero's

Margarita

Carreta's Grill

Martini

Del Porto

Martini

The Maple Room

Sports Bar

Walk On's Sports Bistreaux

Sports Bar

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux

TANGIPAHOA

WASHINGTON

Bar Overall

Crescent Bar

Bar Overall

Union Square Great Room

Beer Selection

Blackened Brew

Beer Selection

Union Square Great Room

Daiquiri

Rainbow Daiquiris

Daiquiri

1231 Daiquiris

Happy Hour

La Carreta - Ponchatoula

Happy Hour

Union Square Great Room

Live Music

Gnarly Barley

Live Music

Union Square Great Room

Margarita

Tacos & Beer

Margarita

Maria's Mexican Restaurant

Martini

One Thirteen

Martini

Union Square Great Room

Sports Bar

Crescent Bar

Sports Bar

Time Out Bar and Grill

BEST OVERALL BAR | BEST SPORTS BAR TANGIPAHOA

BEST SPORTS BAR EAST ST. TAMMANY

CRESCENT BAR

WALK-ON'S SPORTS BISTREAUX

110 West Thomas Street | Hammond | 985-345-7636 facebook.com/CrescentBarHammond/

50 Town Center Parkway | Slidell | 985-639-9891 walk-ons.com

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SHOPPING WEST ST. TAMMANY Baby Store

Baby's Corner

Home Décor

Niche Modern Home

Bakery

Mandeville Bake Shop

Jewelry (Fine)

Boudreaux's Jewelers

Bridal Shop

Olivier Couture

King Cake

Nonna Randazzo's Bakery

Car Dealership

Banner Ford

Lingerie

Bra Genie

CBD Oil Store

Essential CBD

Meat

Saia's Super Meat Market

Children's Boutique

Olive Patch

Men's Clothing

Perlis

Floral Shop

Florist of Covington

Pop-Up, Sip & Shop

Geaux Pro Vinyl

Furniture

American Factory Direct

Seafood Market

Mandeville Seafood

Garden Center

Garden Spot of Mandeville

Shoe Store

Joe's Family Shoe Store

Gift Shop

Southern Avenue

Supermarket

Acquistapace's

Hardware

Ace Hardware - Mandeville

Wine

Acquistapace's

Health/Supplement Store

Sacred Earth

Women's Boutique

Jenlyn's Boutique

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SHOPPING EAST ST. TAMMANY Baby Store

Oh La Love

Gift Shop

Three Divas & A Sugar Daddy

Bakery

Sugar Love Bakery and Snowballs

Hardware

Ace Hardware Robert Blvd.

Bridal Shop

James & B Bridal Outlet

Health/Supplement Store

Green Oaks Apothecary

Car Dealership

Toyota of Slidell

Jewelry (Fine)

Salles' Jewelry

CBD Oil Store

Your CBD Spa

Men's Clothing

Dillard's

Children's Boutique

Once Upon a Child

Supermarket

Rouses Market

Furniture

Southern Farmhouse and Furniture

Wine

The Wine Market

Garden Center

Garden Spot Nursery Inc

Women's Boutique

Stella & Grace

TANGIPAHOA Bakery

The Coco Bean Bakery & Café

Hardware

Gabriel Building Supply

Bridal Shop

Royale Oak

Health/Supplement Store

Whole Health Market

Car Dealership

Bill Hood

Home Décor

Pedigo Furniture and Home Decor

CBD Oil Store

The Local Hemp Farmacy

Jewelry (Fine)

George Ibert Jewelry & Gifts

Children's Boutique

Local Honey Baby

Produce

Berry Town Produce

Furniture

The Rustic Shack

Supermarket

Rouses Market

Garden Center

Smith's Nursery

Women's Boutique

Imagine Boutique

Gift Shop

Dig It Fossils & Geodes

WASHINGTON Bakery

Southern Sweets - Louisiana

Hardware

Barber's Hardware & Repair

Bridal Shop

Tricia's Bridal Boutique

Health/Supplement Store

Bayou Blues Nutrition

Car Dealership

Best Buy Autoplex

Home Décor

CC's Upscale Resale

CBD Oil Store

The Goat Hippie

Jewelry (Fine)

Gayle's Jewelers

Children's Boutique

Little Feet Boutique

Produce

Elle's Mini Mercantile

Furniture

Carney's Furniture and Appliances

Supermarket

Jack Brown's Food Store

Garden Center

McMillan's Nursery

Women's Boutique

Silver Leaf Boutique

Gift Shop

CC's Upscale Resale

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BEST BABY STORE WEST ST. TAMMANY

BEST FLORAL SHOP WEST ST. TAMMANY

BEST BRIDAL SHOP EAST ST. TAMMANY

BABY'S CORNER

FLORIST OF COVINGTON

JAMES & B BRIDAL OUTLET

70448 Highway 21 | Covington | 985-892-5300 thebabyscorner.com

2640 N. Highway 190 | Covington | 985-892-7701 floristofcovington.com

BEST BABY STORE EAST ST. TAMMANY

BEST CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE WEST ST. TAMMANY

BEST BRIDAL SHOP WEST ST. TAMMANY

OH LA LOVE

OLIVE PATCH

2259 Carey St. | Slidell | 985-265-4778 ohlalove.shop

222 N. Columbia Street | Covington | 985-327-5772 facebook.com/olivepatch222

OLIVIER COUTURE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

BEST HEALTH/SUPPLEMENT STORE WEST ST. TAMMANY

BEST GIFT SHOP WEST ST. TAMMANY

BEST WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE EAST ST. TAMMANY

SACRED EARTH

SOUTHERN AVENUE

STELLA & GRACE BOUTIQUE

310 Dalwill Dr. | Mandeville | 985-778-2323 sacredearthcompany.com

70488 Highway 21 | Covington | 985-871-1466 shopsouthernavenue.com

2260 Carey St. | Slidell | 985-265-4412 stellaandgrace.shop

1169 Robert Blvd. | Slidell | 985-302-0755 jamesandbbridaloutlet.com

1901 Highway 190, Ste. 24 | Mandeville | 985-674-6994 oliviercouture.com

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ACQUISTAPACE’S COVINGTON SUPERMARKET

125 E 21ST AVE., COVINGTON 985.893.0593 ACQUISTAPACE’S MANDEVILLE

JOE’S FAMILY SHOE STORE

631 NORTH CAUSEWAY BLVD., MANDEVILLE began 985.951.2501 over 45 years ago in 1971 when Joe Piediscalzo opened his first store. Since then, the store has become a family operation in every sense of the Logo art is available in additional color options and formats. word from being family owned to Once treatingartwork the is approved, RRD can provide these additional versions if requested. customers as family.

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The true “sit and fit” store’s motto is, “Price, Service, Quality, Selection.” Priding themselves on customer service and a wide variety of shoes, Joe’s Family Shoe Store can fit the youngest of the family to the oldest. The store is stocked with high-quality shoes made in several countries all over the world. With that large selection, Joe’s Family Shoe Store strives to measure every foot that comes through the door and find the perfect fit for their customer. This personal service is what makes the store unique, along with the expertise in shoes that comes with so many years in the business. From kids’ shoes, to fashionable pumps, to work boots—men, women and children of all sizes can find the perfect pair of shoes at Joe’s Family Shoe Store.

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D.A.M. SOCIAL IS a multimedia advertising firm servicing St.Tammany and the surrounding parishes. D.A.M. is an acronym for Digital Advertising and Multimedia-marketing. Their team provides services including social media marketing, graphic design, web design, search engine optimization (SEO), long-term ad planning and more. D.A.M. Social’s goal is to help local businesses compete and thrive in the increasingly globalized and digital world. No matter the industry or market size, every company can stand to gain from efficient and effective messaging. Through affordable, customized advertising strategies, D.A.M. Social is able to achieve a better return on advertising investment for each client. The D.A.M. Social team members come from different communities around the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas, but they share a common goal: to build up the communities in which they work and live. When they aren’t working they are investing time in local activities and nonprofits like creating a comedy show in Baton Rouge and being a part of The Northshore Mandeville Rotary Club. D.A.M. Social believes thriving local businesses create strong local economies and protect native cultures and trades. D.A.M. Social understands the difference appropriate branding and a strong advertising strategy can make for a company’s bottom line. In small businesses, those marginal differences can mean survival.

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nearby assisted living facilities, supporting local philanthropic activities or holding flu clinics for area businesses, Layton’s has shown dedication to serving the community and its customers. “We are all in this together,” says owner Pam Layton. “The referrals and positive reviews, along with winning The Northshore’s Best, confirm we are doing something right.” After working in large chain pharmacies, Layton realized she could only truly deliver personalized service by venturing out on her own. “I have a great husband who has supported me every step of the way. Shawn helped build the pharmacy and handles the management and marketing, which allows me to focus on practicing pharmacology.” Layton’s Family Pharmacy is located on Highway 21 in Covington and offers clients old-fashioned, personalized service in a modern, boutique atmosphere. State-of-the-art equipment, highly trained pharmacists and an experienced staff enable the pharmacy to serve patients with complicated diseases, such as cancer and HIV, as well as special needs patients, the elderly and those in hospice. Layton’s also offers “sure packs” for those who struggle to manage multiple prescriptions on a daily basis. Drive-through service and a free, regular delivery schedule are offered as alternatives for patients who can’t or don’t wish to physically come into the pharmacy. “We are a company made up of talented people on a mission to serve people. It may seem like a small thing, but having a live person answering the phone is an important example of putting the customer first,” she said. Layton’s Family Pharmacy is located at 70457 Highway 21 in Covington. Call 985-888-1170 or visit laytonfamilypharmacy.com for more information.

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Holistic Doctor/Practitioner

Pamela Egan, DNP, CDE

PEOPLE

Insurance Agent

Shana Roig

Interior Designer

Bethany McCulla

Internal Medicine Doctor

Rachel Murphy, MD

WEST ST. TAMMANY

Make-Up Artist

Lauren Michelet

Massage Therapist

Amy Simonsen

Aesthetician

Melissa LeBlanc

Neurologist

Rex Houser, MD

Anesthesiologist

John D'hemecourt, Jr., MD

Nurse Practitioner

Jenny Berry, NP

Architect

Logan Pittman

OB-GYN

Katherine Williams, MD

Artist

Denise Hopkins

Oncologist

Jack Saux, MD

Attorney

Christi Tournet

Optometrist

Katie Kimble Wonch, OD

Author

Erica Spindler

Oral Surgeon

Nathan Brown, MD, DMD

Cardiologist

Farhad X. Aduli, MD

Orthodontist

Amy Smith Sawyer, DMD

Chef

Pat Gallagher | Gallagher's 527

Orthopedic Surgeon

H. Reiss Plauche, MD

Chiropractor

Mark Richard, DC

Pain Management Doctor

T. Joel Berry, MD

Coach

Heather Newman

Pediatric Dentist

Todd S. Brasuell, DDS

Contractor/Builder

Kent Construction

Pediatrician

Joshua Leblanc, MD, FAAP

Cosmetic Surgeon

Benjamin J. Boudreaux, MD

Phlebologist

Randall Juleff, MD

CPA

Patrick Gros

Photographer

Jessica Robicheaux

Dentist

Daniela Eversgerd, DMD

Physical Therapist

Matt Slimming, PT

Dermatologist

Emily Greishaber, MD

Physician

Joseph Bobrowski, MD

Eye Doctor

Jennifer Vallelungo, MD

Podiatrist

Mack Groves, DPM

Family Practitioner

Devan Szczepanski, MD

Psychiatrist

Gordon Blundell, MC

Fertility Doctor

Peter Lu, MD

Psychotherapist

Mary Speed, PhD, LPC, LMFT

Financial Advisor

Jerrold Rabalais

Real Estate Agent

Felicity Kahn

Gastroenterologist

Dr. Felix Rabito

Veterinarian-General

Liza Ledet, DVM

Hair Colorist

Heather Oalmann

Veterinarian-Holistic/Specialty

Ashley Geoghegan, DVM, CVA, CVFT, CVCH, CCRT

Hair Stylist

Bailey Metrejean

Wound Care Specialist

Chris Keaton, ANP

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PEOPLE EAST ST. TAMMANY Aesthetician

Stacey Langlois

Neurologist

Rex S. Houser, MD

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Matthew Miller

OB-GYN

Ann Lobello, MD

Attorney

Kristen Stanley-Wallace

Orthodontist

Michael Guevara, DDS

Chef

Jeremy Reilly | Cote'

Pediatric Dentist

Jill Donaldson, DDS

Chiropractor

Alicia Smith

Pediatrician

Robert Oertling, MD

Contractor/Builder

E.C.O. Builders

Photographer

Bloom Photography NOLA

CPA

Tia Friel, CPA

Physical Therapist

Gary Dragon, DPT

Dentist

David Pousson, DDS

Physician

Christy Graves, MD

Dermatologist

Eric N. Tabor, MD

Podiatrist

William Dabdoub, DPM

Eye Doctor

Fred Birmingham, OD

Psychiatrist

Richard Kutner, MD

Family Practitioner

Michael Casey, MD

Psychotherapist

Ilsa Araki, LPC

Insurance Agent

Ace Insurance Agency

Real Estate Agent

Wendy Tynes | Tynes & McCoy

Massage Therapist

Gabriela Hart

Veterinarian-General

Neal Faciane, DVM

Aesthetician

Connie Beard

OB-GYN

Dwan Mabry, MD

Attorney

Jeff Lesaicherre

Orthodontist

Brian Duvernay, DDS

Chef

Bryon Wong | One Thirteen

Pediatric Dentist

Mimi Lacour, DDS

Chiropractor

George Anthon, Jr., DC

Pediatrician

Elizabeth Fritz, MD

Contractor/Builder

Gilberti Construction

Photographer

Danielle de St. Germain

CPA

Jay Rabalais, CPA

Physical Therapist

Scott Higgs, PT, MPT

Dentist

Hope Taylor, DDS

Physician

Charles Ducombs, MD

Dermatologist

Eric Tabor, MD

Podiatrist

John Allen, DPM

Eye Doctor

Richard Bond, OD

Real Estate Agent

Shannon Wells Guidry

Insurance Agent

Melissa Penzato

Veterinarian-General

Kathleen Elstrott, DVM

Neurologist

Chad Domangue, MD

TANGIPAHOA

WASHINGTON Anesthesiologist

Lisa Brooks, CRNA

OB-GYN

Maria Buenaflor, MD

Attorney

William Arata

Orthodontist

Rebecca DeVerges, DDS

Chef

Boris Brown | Brown's Soul Kitchen

Pediatric Dentist

Gary Parker, DDS

Chiropractor

Brad Williams, DC

Pediatrician

Anthony Palazzo, MD

Contractor/Builder

KTS Construction

Photographer

Arianne Lyons | ADL Photography

CPA

Bob Neilson, CPA

Physical Therapist

Jay Schultz, PT

Dentist

Chuck Mehle, DDS

Physician

Robin Fabre, MD

Dermatologist

Elizabeth Dimitri, MD

Podiatrist

Gregory Paul LaNata, DPM

Eye Doctor

Marc A Hautot, OD

Real Estate Agent

Kelli Goings

Family Practitioner

Kelli Brumfield, APRN

Veterinarian-General

Elizabeth Penton, DVM

Neurologist

Rex S. Houser, MD

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A PERSONAL APPROACH TO HEALTHCARE

You Deserve

Internal Medicine

Addiction Medicine

Rachael M. Murphy, M.D.

350 Lakeview Court Suite B, Covington, LA 70433 985-200-1003

30 years experience

Regenerative Medicine Acupuncture

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BEST NURSE PRACTITIONER WEST ST. TAMMANY

BEST PAIN MANAGEMENT DOCTOR WEST ST. TAMMANY

BEST PEDIATRIC DENTIST WEST ST. TAMMANY

JENNY BERRY, BSN, MSN, ANP-BC

T. JOEL BERRY, MD

TODD S. BRASUELL, DDS

118 Terra Bella Blvd. | Covington | 985-317-3460 thejolispa.com

64301 Highway 434 | Lacombe | 985-718-1274 paradigmspinecare.net

189 Greenbriar Blvd. Suite A | Covington | 985-892-5942 toddbrasuelldds.com

BEST DENTIST WEST ST. TAMMANY

BEST VETERINARIAN EAST ST. TAMMANY

BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST EAST ST. TAMMANY

DANIELA EVERSGERD, DMD

NEAL FACIANE, DVM

GABRIELA HART

1901 Highway 190, Suite 14 | Mandeville | 985-951-2220 alluredentalhealth.com

36126 Highway 433 | Slidell | 985-641-7408 acadianvet.com

2800 Gause Blvd. Suite C | Slidell | 985-778-8527 hopemassagetherapy.net

BEST ARTIST WEST ST. TAMMANY

BEST AESTHETICIAN EAST ST. TAMMANY

BEST PEDIATRICIAN WEST ST. TAMMANY

DENISE HOPKINS

STACEY LANGLOIS

JOSHUA LEBLANC, MD, FAAP

denise@denisehopkinsfineart.com denisehopkinsfineart.com

1330 Corporate Square Drive | Slidell | 985-288-5463 plainjanebystacey.com

1305 W. Causeway Approach | Mandeville | 985-674-2227 leblancpediatrics.com

JOLI MEDISPA

ALLURE DENTAL

DENISE HOPKINS FINE ART

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PARADIGM SPINE CARE

ACADIAN VETERINARY CLINIC

BEAUTY BAR

TODD S. BRASUELL, DDS PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

HOPE MASSAGE THERAPY

LEBLANC PEDIATRICS


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BEST AESTHETICIAN WEST ST. TAMMANY

MELISSA LEBLANC

MELISSA LEBLANC, ESTHETICIAN 118 Terra Bella Blvd. | Covington | 985-373-8312 facebook.com/melissathewaxer/

BEST VETERINARIAN | GENERAL WEST ST. TAMMANY

LIZA LEDET, DVM

MANDEVILLE ANIMAL HOSPITAL 419 Girod Street | Mandeville | 985-377-0800 mandevilleah.com

BEST HAIR COLORIST WEST ST. TAMMANY

HEATHER OALMANN THE SALON AT TERRA BELLA

118 Terra Bella Blvd. | Covington | 985-259-0438 @hairbyheatheroalmann 28 The Northshore’s Best | April 2020


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BEST ARCHITECT WEST ST. TAMMANY

LOGAN PITTMAN, NCARB

GREENLEAF LAWSON ARCHITECTS 404 E. Gibson Street | Covington | 985-778-2080 greenleaflawsonarchitects.com

BEST ORTHODONTIST WEST ST. TAMMANY

AMY SMITH SAWYER, DMD SAWYER ORTHODONTICS

216 W. 21st Avenue | Covington | 985-327-7181 sawyerortho.com

BEST OPTOMETRIST WEST ST. TAMMANY

KATIE KIMBLE WONCH, OD INFINITE VISION

3545 Highway 190 East | Mandeville | 985-626-5568 getinfinitevision.com The Northshore’s Best | April 2020 29


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Robin Fabre M.D

Kelli Brumfield, FNP

Lisa Brooks

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Patrick J. Gros, CPA PATRICK GROS, known throughout St. Tammany and the New Orleans region, is thrilled to be named the Northshore’s Best CPA for the fifth time. “This is an honor that has only been possible because of my fabulous clients and dedicated staff, and I thank them.” Patrick said. In addition to his busy practice, Patrick is also currently serving as the president of the New Orleans chapter of the Louisiana Restaurant Association and is CEO of Bienvenue on Hickory, a restaurant in Harahan. Patrick J. Gros, CPA, A Professional Accounting Corporation, was formed in 2001 and employs a staff of 16. The firm offers outsourced accounting, general accounting, consulting services and tax preparation to individuals and companies. Clients include hospitality, construction companies, healthcare, professionals and more. Patrick is very involved in the community and has served on the finance committee of the St. Tammany Chamber, accounting advisory board of the University of New Orleans and the small business advisory of the Society of Louisiana CPA’s. His firm has also been a sponsor of Ochsner Clinic, Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, Roots of Music, Festigals, the French Quarter Festival and the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. Besides the designation of Certified Public Accountant, Patrick holds the designation of Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA, inactive) and is a court qualified expert. Patrick is passionate about his hobbies that include boating, hunting, wine collecting and fast cars. He has been married for 29 years to Kimberly Gros. For more information, call 985-898-3512 or visit pjgroscpa.com. 32 The Northshore’s Best | April 2020


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Chris Keaton, APRN, ANP-C, CWS CHRISTOPHER KEATON APRN, ANP-C, CWS is a certified wound specialist and Regional Assistant Director covering the Northshore for MedCentris. Christopher earned his Master of Science in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in 2011. His experience includes Emergency Medicine prior to narrowing his practice to focus on his passion for wound medicine in 2012. He has worked throughout the continuum of care in the acute, long-term and outpatient wound care settings. Currently, Christopher can be found seeing patients at the Institute for Advanced Wound Healing located inside Post Acute Medical (PAM) Hospital of Covington, as well as offering inpatient wound medicine consultation at PAM in addition to multiple area facilities on the Northshore. He specializes in the latest technology and uses the most advanced Wound Medicine modalities to treat his patients. When not practicing Wound Medicine, Christopher enjoys running, cycling and spending time with his wife and two daughters. Some of the types of wounds he treats are: • Diabetic Foot Ulcers • Venous Ulcers • Arterial Ulcers • Non-healing Surgical Wounds • Compromised flaps/grafts • Pressure Ulcers • Wounds with Bone Infections • Abscesses Chris Keaton is a Wound Care Specialist for MedCentris. His office is located at 46 Louis Prima Drive in Covington. For more information, call 985 875-7300 or visit medcentris.com The Northshore’s Best | April 2020 33


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Jeff LeSaicherre JEFF LESAICHERRE IS

an accomplished attorney and the owner of the LeSaicherre Law Firm in Hammond, Louisiana and Fleur de Lis Title. Jeff's practice focuses primarily on real estate law, estate planning and successions. He has closed thousands of residential and commercial transactions during his career and Fleur de Lis Title is now one of Louisiana’s largest title companies. Fleur de Lis Title is your hometown team for real estate closings, estate planning and other essential legal services. In addition to residential and commercial real estate transactions, any of their seven locations can help handle Successions, your Last Will and Testament, Powers of Attorney, Corporation / LLC formation and numerous other areas of transactional law. Their highly skilled and personal staff with over 100+ years of experience would love to help you. The team includes multiple attorneys experienced in varied practice areas. Visit fdltitle.com to learn more about each of them, along with the members of their staff. Jeff earned his Civil Law degree and International Law Certificate from the Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans and is admitted to practice in all Louisiana State Courts. Jeff is also a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and Ponchatoula High School. He is a member of the American Land Title Association, Louisiana Land Title Association and 21st JDC Bar Association. He was also named to the Louisiana Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars from 2012-2019. Jeff resides in Ponchatoula with his wife Martha, and their three children: Ella, Noah and Adyn. For more information, call 985-277-5550 or visit FDLTITLE.COM.

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Farhad X. Aduli, MD, FACC

Board-Certified Interventional Cardiologist

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The Northshore’s Best Cardiologist 9 Years In A Row Thank you for trusting us with all of your healthcare needs over the past 20 years. At Louisiana Heart and Vascular Institute, we are and always will be committed to providing you the highest level of cardiac care in South Louisiana. Thank you once again for nominating us the Best Cardiologist on the Northshore for the 9th year in a row. Our team is so humbled and grateful for this honor!

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Bloom Photography

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For voting Kristen Stanley-Wallace the Northshore’s Best Attorney 2065 First Street, Suite 102 Slidell, Louisiana 70458

(985) 288-4621

BLOOM PHOTOGRAPHY IS now the proud recipient of the Northshore’s Best Photographer 2019 for East St. Tammany along with recently being named a 2020 Top Artist by The Wedding Pioneer. This husband and wife duo are unlike any other. Matt and Jamie Compagno became accidental wedding photographers in 2018 and almost 50 Bloom Brides later, their passion is only ignited more and more with each couple they work with. Jamie is so inspired to make this special time in a couple’s life magical, she partnered with her best friend to open James & B Bridal, a retail bridal outlet in Slidell that has won the Northshore’s Best multiple times. Together, they then went on to create the Northshore’s first modern-minimalist wedding venue located in the heart of Olde Town Slidell called The Venue. Bloom Photography is known for their moody-romantic vibe and storytelling style. They strive to tell each couple’s personal love story alongside of capturing their special day. Matt and Jamie custom design each wedding day vision specific to the bride and groom. Needless to say, they love what they do! Each bride that books Bloom Photography’s husband-wife duo gets not only two primary wedding photographers passionate about marriage but also a priceless wealth of wedding knowledge, connections, and expertise. What bride wouldn’t want such a valuable resource throughout their wedding planning process! So before you say I do, contact you know who for a complimentary wedding consultation. For more information, call 985-445-5200, email BloomPhotography.info@gmail.com or visit bloomphotographynola.com The Northshore’s Best | April 2020 37


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Best Real Estate Office on the Northshore Call us for all your real estate needs. 1151 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, LA 70471 985.626.5695

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SERVICES WEST ST. TAMMANY Advertising Agency

DAM Social

Home Organizing Service

Organized Impressions

Air Conditioning/Heating

NU-Air Heating & Cooling, LLC

Hospice Care

Egan Hospice

Apartment Complex

Chenier

Hospital

St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Art School/Classes

Art Time

Hotel

The Southern Hotel

Car Wash

Blue Harbor Pointe

Landscape Services

Smoketree Landscape Services

Catering

Snacx

Mechanic/Car Repair

Christian Brothers Automotive

Cell Phone Repair

Revive

Medical Spa

Joli Medispa

Childcare

Kinder Haus Montessori

Mortgage Lender

Northshore Lending Group, LLC

Cleaning Service

A Special Touch

Nail Salon

Deview Nail Spa

Concierge Service

Laney & Co

Performing Arts School

Cooking School/Classes

Culinary Kids

Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts

Pet Grooming/Boarding

Camp Bow Wow

Dance Studio

Northshore Academy of Dance

Pharmacy

Layton Family Pharmacy

Dry Cleaner

Laundry Rescue

Prepared Meals

Sensible Meals

Preschool

Kinder Haus Montessori

Printer/Copier Service

Speedway Printing

Real Estate Agency

Latter & Blum

Senior Living Center

The Trace

Tanning Salon

Endless Summer Tans

Travel Agent

Philip James Travel

Tutoring/Learning Center

Success by Design

Urgent Care

Rapid Urgent Care

Elementary School-Private (K-8) St. Peter Catholic School Elementary School-Public (K-8) Madisonville Elementary School Financial Institution

Red River Bank

Florist

Florist of Covington

Hair Removal

Melissa LeBlanc

Hair Salon

The Beauty Bar

High School-Private

Saint Paul's School

High School-Public

Mandeville High School

Home Health Care

Egan Home Health

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SERVICES EAST ST. TAMMANY Advertising Agency

One Village Media

Hospital

Slidell Memorial Hospital

Air Conditioning/Heating

Bethancourt A/C and Heating

Hotel

Wingate by Wyndham

Apartment Complex

Greenbrier Estates

Mechanic/Car Repair

Scott's Automotive of Slidell

Car Wash

Pitstop Carwash

Medical Spa

Your CBD Spa

Cell Phone Repair

iSupply

Mortgage Lender

PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Co.

Childcare

Kidz Klub House

Nail Salon

The Blow Dry Bar of Slidell

Dance Studio

Studio G

Pet Grooming/Boarding

Mary's Bed & Biscuit

Dry Cleaner

Roberta Dry Cleaners

Pharmacy

Alfonso Pharmacy

Florist

Petals & Stems Florist

Prepared Meals

Keeping It Real Meals

Hair Salon

Serendipity Salon

Real Estate Agency

LDCV Realty

Home Health Care

Covenant Home Health

Senior Living Center

Summerfield Senior Living

Home Organizing Service

Tidy Heidi

Tutoring/Learning Center

A+ Learning Center

Hospice Care

Hospice Foundation of The South

Urgent Care

Doctors Urgent Care

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SERVICES TANGIPAHOA Bank

First Guaranty Bank

Hotel

Bienvenue Mon Ami

Car Wash

Big Bad Ben Car Wash

Mechanic/Car Repair

Billy's Auto Repair

Cell Phone Repair

CPR Cell Phone Repair

Medical Spa

Northshore Dermatology

Childcare

Strawberry Castle

Mortgage Lender

Movement Mortgage

Dance Studio

Lemoine Academy of Dance

Nail Salon

Bellagio Salon & Spa

Dry Cleaner

Pete's Cleaners

Pet Grooming/Boarding

Royal Pets Grooming Spa

Florist

Especially for You Flowers & Gifts

Pharmacy

Scott's Pharmacy

Hair Salon

Salon 51

Prepared Meals

Sensible Meals

Home Health Care

Key Home Health

Real Estate Agency

NextHome Real Estate Professionals

Hospice Care

Richard Murphy Hospice

Senior Living Center

Summerfield Senior Living

Hospital

North Oaks Hospital

Tutoring/Learning Center

Link Private Tutoring

Urgent Care

Rapid Urgent Care

WASHINGTON Advertising Agency

Timberlands Advertiser

Hospital

Our Lady of the Angels Hospital

Apartment Complex

Riverview Apartments

Hotel

Magnolia Garden Inn & Suites

Bank

Citizens Savings Bank

Mechanic/Car Repair

Craft Automotive

Car Wash

Terry's Express Wash

Medical Spa

Westside Med Spa

Cell Phone Repair

Urgent Phone Repair

Mortgage Lender

Citizens Savings Bank

Childcare

Jacob's Ladder

Nail Salon

Magic Nails

Dance Studio

Breaking Pointe Dance

Pet Grooming/Boarding

Bella's Paw Spa

Dry Cleaner

Bogalusa Cleaners & Laundry

Pharmacy

Nielsen's Pharmacy

Florist

Busy Bee Floral Design

Prepared Meals

Sensible Meals

Hair Salon

Salon 16

Real Estate Agency

The Goings Team

Home Health Care

Southeast La Home Health

Senior Living Center

Good Samaritans Nursing Home

Home Organizing Service

Mom 4 a Day

Tutoring/Learning Center

YMCA

Hospice Care

Community Care Hospice

Urgent Care

Rapid Urgent Care

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BEST CLEANING SERVICE WEST ST. TAMMANY

BEST CAR WASH WEST ST. TAMMANY

BEST COOKING SCHOOL / CLASSES WEST ST. TAMMANY

A SPECIAL TOUCH

BLUE HARBOR POINTE

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2963 Highway 190 | Mandeville | 985-727-2629 blueharborpointe.com

CULINARY KIDS

BEST FLORIST TANGIPAHOA

BEST BANK TANGIPAHOA

BEST MEDSPA WEST ST. TAMMANY

ESPECIALLY FOR YOU FLORAL

FIRST GUARANTY BANK

JOLI MEDISPA

124 E Pine Street | Ponchatoula | 985-370-0445 efyfloral.com

400 E. Thomas Street | Hammond | 888-375-3093 fgb.net | MEMBER FDIC

118 Terra Bella Blvd. | Covington | 985-317-3460 thejolispa.com

BEST TUTORING/LEARNING CENTER TANGIPAHOA

BEST DRY CLEANER EAST ST. TAMMANY

BEST PET GROOMING/BOARDING TANGIPAHOA

LINK PRIVATE TUTORING

ROBERTA CLEANERS, INC

laura@linkprivatetutoring.com | 985-260-2620 linkprivatetutoring.com

2062 Front Street | Slidell | 985-643-5665

ROYAL PETS GROOMING SPA

915 Marigny Ave. | Mandeville | 985-727-5553 culinarykidsns.com

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BEST PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL WEST ST. TAMMANY

ST. PAUL'S SCHOOL 917 S. Jahncke Avenue | Covington | 985-892-3200 stpauls.com

BEST PRINTER/COPIER SERVICE WEST ST. TAMMANY

SPEEDWAY PRINTING 2575 N. Causeway Blvd. | Mandeville | 985-626-0032 speedwayprinting.net

BEST BAKERY EAST ST. TAMMANY

SUGAR LOVE BAKERY 1329 Englewood Dr. | Slidell | 985-265-4146 sugarloveslidell.com

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Sometimes a presence is so reliable, you don’t even notice it changing.

At St. Tammany Health System, we’ve been innovating and caring with compassion for 65 years, which makes now the perfect time to update our name. It’s the same team you know and trust, consistently earning national acclaim for overall care and highly specialized needs.

World-Class Healthcare. Close to Home.

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Laundry Rescue THE TEAM AT Laundry Rescue is honored to be voted Northshore’s Best. We take pride in helping our customers enjoy more quality time by taking some of their stress away and making their lives easier. This month marks our one-year anniversary. We have grown quickly thanks to our wonderful customers. Our top-notch employees take pride in their work and because of them, we are able to get our customers’ laundry cleaned and returned in the same day. We are happy to provide this convenience at no extra cost. We are a commercial and residential laundry service with free delivery that serves Madisonville, Mandeville, Covington and the surrounding areas. We sort, spot clean, wash, dry, and fold or hang clothes. We sort the clean clothes by person and size and carefully pack them into our bags. We also offer steam pressing which allows us to choose the best options for the fabrics being ironed and our steam pressing machine is large enough to handle a king size duvet cover. Our laundering machines are also large enough to wash and dry any size comforter. We invite you to call us to hear about our current specials including our new customer discount, and to see how we can help you with your personal, business and commercial laundry needs. Helping people get more time and relieving some stress is our main goal. Thank you for supporting us. We look forward to continuing to serve the people on the Northshore with the highest quality performance and customer service. Give us your laundry and we will give you your valuable time back! For more information, call 504-201-4868 or visit Laundry-Rescue.com. 52 The Northshore’s Best | April 2020

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Kidz Klub House KIDZ KLUB HOUSE

is your answer to the dilemma that many parents face: where to find quality child care. Since 1999, Kidz Klub House has partnered with families to love, nurture and prepare the whole child for the next step in life–"big" school. The mission of Kidz Klub House is to provide a stimulating, safe, clean environment for your child to learn and grow. An age-appropriate curriculum is utilized to support the academic learning and social/emotional development of our students. Kindergarten preparation with an atmosphere of family partnership and acceptance are an integral part of our program. We believe that the success of our schools depends largely on our early childhood teachers. Our teachers must meet certain criteria for experience and level of education in the Early Childhood education field and, of course, they must love what they do. All teachers receive at least 12 hours of continuing education each year along with health and safety training. In addition, each teacher is trained in CPR and First Aid. Kidz Klub House strives to stand above the rest to provide an educational, fun atmosphere for the children of Madisonville, Slidell and now in Mandeville. The multi-colored and angular exterior combined with individual, uniquelydesigned classrooms engage children of all ages. Kidz Klub House offers the best facility, an extensive curriculum for ages one through Pre-K, caring experienced teachers, age-appropriate playgrounds, and peace of mind through our webcam service. Our family is your family and we welcome you to our home. For more information, contact Kidz Klub House in Slidell, 688 E. I-10 Service Road., 985-781-8984, in Madisonville, 320 Highway 1077, 985-206-9889, or visit their website at kidzklubhouse.com. 54 The Northshore’s Best | April 2020

Gregory LaNata, MD Best Podiatrist in Washington Parish

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Maria Christina Buenaflor, MD Best Obstetrician & Gynecologist in Washington Parish


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The Trace by Discovery Senior Living

TIME-SAVING TECHNOLOGY, TIMELESS LOUISIANA VALUES. We believe it takes both. Great tech tools to make your financial life simpler and great people to help you make the best financial moves. Whether it’s saving for retirement, buying a home or starting that new business, we’re here for you. You don’t have to choose between people or technology when you choose Red River Bank. Choose both.

redriverbank.net 985-888-1493 Alexandria • Baton Rouge • Lake Charles • Northshore • Shreveport

THE TRACE OFFERS upscale, all-inclusive senior living near the heart of Covington, Louisiana. Voted The Northshore’s Best Senior Living Community multiple times, The Trace offers a range of living options: from Independent Living and Assisted Living to SHINESM Memory Care–our innovative and personalized program for seniors living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The Trace features resort-style amenities including a movie theater, piano parlor, coffee bar, private chapel, beauty salon and spa with barber shop, library and computer center, outdoor patio and much more. In addition, The Trace’s long-tenured, professional Team Members are highly trained and dedicated to providing exceptional care and service for residents. The team creates a personalized plan to assist with daily activities as needed, and preserve freedom and independence as desired. This provides superior peace of mind for both residents and their families. Executive Director Dianne Moody says, “We are a tight-knit community providing chefprepared meals, transportation, housekeeping, utilities and 24/7 service to our residents. With multiple lifestyle options available on our single campus, it’s easy to transition to a deeper or more customized care program if ever the need arises.” The Trace is located in a beautiful community just north of I-12, which offers convenience and the security of a non-mandatory evacuation area. For financial security, The Trace offers an exclusive, Lifetime Rent Lock program which keeps standard living costs stable and transparent for the entire length of stay. For more information and to schedule a free lunch with tour, call 985-241-4310 or visit TheTraceSeniorLiving.com.cfmandeville.com. The Northshore’s Best | April 2020 55


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DOGGY DAY CARE & BOARDING • GROOMING

CAMP BOW WOW® COVINGTON 14279 Hwy 1085 Covington, LA 70433 campbowwow.com/covington • 985-892-9364 *LEGAL WOOF: Free first day valid only for interview day. New customers only. Camper must meet entrance requirements.

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CrossFit Mandeville CROSSFIT MANDEVILLE IS a community of people who laugh together, support each other and push one another to accomplish the things we never knew we could. It’s been our vision to create a fun, positive, and encouraging family environment centered around fitness for each and every member. Our members’ age range spans from teenagers to grandparents in their seventies with each member’s goals as diverse as their ages. We are proud of our staff that comes from a variety of backgrounds including experience in emergency medical response, firefighting, nutrition, therapy, and everything in between. Our coaches address each member’s needs including scaling options and injury prevention. Every class is instructor led. Coaches get to know members on a personal level and are aware of any limitations they may have. They use this knowledge to scale each and every movement as necessary, depending on the specific need. While CrossFit is typically an instructor-led class we strive to provide individualized instruction. We can proudly say that we are family owned and operated. This enables us to give more individualized attention to our members. Unlike large gyms & fitness clubs, we are not interested in the quantity of members, but rather in the quality of services we provide. We guarantee that when you walk through our doors you will not only feel like more than just a number, but you will also have the best hour of your day! We welcome you to join our community. Email us at info@cfmandeville. com to try your first class for free. For more information, visit Crossfit Mandeville at 4240 Highway 22, Suite 3, visit their website at cfmandeville.com, or call 985-951-2255. 58 The Northshore’s Best | April 2020


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEST ST. TAMMANY

EAST ST. TAMMANY

Art Gallery

The ICONS Museum

Art Gallery

Sambola Gallery

Band

Four Unplugged

Band

Witness

Charity Event

You Night

Charity Event

Warrior Wing Cook-Off

DJ

Rock-It Productions

DJ

DJ Brass

Event Center

Mandeville Social

Event Center

The Harbor Center

Local Brewery

Abita Brewing Company

Local Festival

Slidell Heritage Festival

Local Festival

Three Rivers Festival

Local Live Theater

Slidell Little Theatre

Local Live Theater

30 by Ninety Theatre

Radio Station

The Lake 94.7

Radio Station

The Lake 94.7

TANGIPAHOA

WASHINGTON

Art Gallery

Hammond Regional Arts Center

Art Gallery

Riverstone Gallery & Arts Center

Band

Dominos Band

Band

Joel Galloway

Charity Event

Leading Ladies League

DJ

Xpress Party Rental

Charity Event

Annunciation Catholic School Spring Auction

Event Center

The Oaks Wedding & Events Center

DJ

Rock-It Productions

Event Center

Bogalusa Grill & Event Center

Local Festival

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival

Local Festival

Washington Parish Fair

Local Live Theater

Columbia Theater for the Performing Arts

Local Live Theater

Franklinton Community Theatre

Radio Station

Kajun 107.1

Radio Station

WBOX 92.9

BEST BAND WEST ST. TAMMANY

BEST EVENT CENTER EAST ST. TAMMANY

BEST DJ WEST ST. TAMMANY/WASHINGTON

FOUR UNPLUGGED

THE HARBOR CENTER

ROCK-IT PRODUCTIONS

fourunplugged.com

100 Harbor Center Blvd. | Slidell | 985-781-3650 harborcenter.org

985-789-7069 | rick@fourunplugged.com

rockit@rockitpro.info | 985-886-3501 rockitpro.info

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SPORTS & LEISURE WEST ST. TAMMANY Barre Studio

Body Sculpt Barre Studio

Health Club

Stone Creek Club & Spa

Bed and Breakfast

Blue Heron Bed and Breakfast

Karate Studio

JFK Martial Arts

Camping Spot

Fontainebleau State Park

Kids' Summer Camp

Franco's Health Club & Spa

CrossFit Studio

Crossfit Mandeville

Pilates Studio

Stone Creek Club & Spa

Golf Course

Money Hill Golf & Country Club

Tennis Courts

Stone Creek Club & Spa

Yoga Studio

Bayou Yoga

EAST ST. TAMMANY Bed and Breakfast

Bayou Haven Bed and Breakfast

Health Club

Cross Gates Family Fitness

Fitness Studio

Lean Performance Academy

Karate Studio

Rick Weems' Martial Arts

Golf Course

Oak Harbor Golf Club

TANGIPAHOA Bed and Breakfast

Bienvenue Mon Ami

Golf Course

Oak Knoll Country Club

Camping Spot

Bienvenue Mon Ami

Health Club

North Cypress Fitness Center

Fitness Studio

North Cypress Fitness Center

Karate Studio

Ponchatoula Karate

Bed and Breakfast

Berry Creek

Golf Course

Bogalusa Country Club

Camping Spot

Bogue Chitto State Park

Health Club

HL Brownstone

Fitness Studio

HL Brownstone

Karate Studio

Busby's Family Karate

WASHINGTON

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ONCE AGAIN, Voted the Northshore’s: Best Health Club Best Tennis Courts Best Pilates Studio

Treat You rself to th e Best 1201 Ochsner Blvd., Covington, LA

BEST YOGA STUDIO WEST ST. TAMMANY

BAYOU YOGA 1800 W. Causeway Appr. #114 | Mandeville | 985-237-1842 dobayouyoga.com

985.801.7100

StoneCreekClubAndSpa.com

BEST BED AND BREAKFAST BEST HOTEL, BEST CAMPING SPOT TANGIPAHOA

BIENVENUE MON AMI 20181 E. Bell Road | Amite | 985-634-7786 monamibnb.com

BEST KARATE STUDIO WEST ST. TAMMANY

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Health Club

Come Spend The Summer At Your Hometown Club, Always Right Around The Corner! 200 NORTH MILITARY ROAD | 1311 GAUSE BOULEVARD | 4038 PONTCHARTRAIN DRIVE

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BEST PET GROOMING /BOARDING WASHINGTON

BELLA’S PAW SPA 744 Avenue F | Bogalusa | 985-732-0138 facebook.com/Bellaspawspa

BEST CHILDREN’S BOUTIQUE WASHINGTON

SHOPPING

LITTLE FEET BOUTIQUE 1050 Tanglewood Dr. | Franklinton | 985-839-4477 littlefeetboutiquela.com

BEST WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE WASHINGTON

SHOPPING

BEST BARRE STUDIO WEST ST. TAMMANY

SPORTS & LESIURE

BEST CONCIERGE SERVICE WEST ST. TAMMANY

BODY SCULPT BARRE

LANEY & CO

1291 N. Causeway Blvd. | Mandeville | 985-778-9791 bodysculptbarrenorthshore.com

Northshore & New Orleans | 504-710-4123 laneyandco.com

BEST AIR CONDITIONING/ HEATING WEST ST. TAMMANY

SERVICES

NU-AIR HEATING & COOLING 1199 Highway 59 | Mandeville | 985-317-4555 nuair-ac.com

BEST PSYCHOTHERAPIST WEST ST. TAMMANY

PEOPLE

SERVICES

PEOPLE

BEST CPA TANGIPAHOA

JAY J. RABALAIS, CPA CPA-JAY.COM

Three locations to serve you | 985-687-7568

jayrabalais@yahoo.com | cpa-jay.com

BEST DERMATOLOGIST PEOPLE EAST ST. TAMMANY | TANGIPAHOA

SILVER LEAF BOUTIQUE

MARY SPEED, PhD, LPC, LMFT

ERIC N. TABOR, MD

1056 Tanglewood Dr. | Franklinton | 985-839-5411 Silver-leaf-boutique.myshopify.com

620 Oak Harbor Blvd. | Slidell | 985-240-4164

2780 E. Gause Blvd. | Slidell | 985-641-5198 1606 S. Magnolia Street | Hammond | 985-6340-4198

INDIVIDUAL, MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST drmaryspeed@gmail.com

NORTHSHORE DERMATOLOGY

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