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>> Liza Ledet, DVM

>> Ashley C. Geoghegan, DVM, CVA, CVFT

>> Chef Pat Gallagher

>> Four Unplugged

>> Culinary Kids

VOTED BEST CHIROPRACTOR

INTEGRATED SPINE & DISC

>> Mike Storms Karate


Publisher Joanne Gallinghouse Editor Chelsea Adams Sales Manager Lorie Hollis Art Director Kristi Probst Graphic Designer Rebecca Roth Digital Designer Anna Kennemer Account Executives Emily Baker, Corrinn Fisher Contributing Photographers Steve Randon, Abby Photo Contributing Writers Chelsea Adams, Katie Ruth Priest Distribution/Circulation Manager Nichole Dacal

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>> Mike Storms Karate

About The Cover Cover Photography: Steve Randon Dr. Paul Gordon, Dr. Elise Levens, owner Dr. Jeff Miller and Dr. Katie Carpenter Shot on location at Integrated Spine & Disc


CONTENTS

34 Categories / see page 6

On The Cover: Integrated Spine & Disc, Best Chiropractor

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Liza Ledet, Best General Veterinarian

8 Categories / see page 9

Ashley Geoghegan, Best Holistic Veterinarian Gallagher’s Grill, Best Restaurant Overall Four Unplugged, Best Local Band Culinary Kids, Best Cooking School/Classes Mike Storms Karate, Best Karate

RESTAURANTS

Editorial: Northshore’s Best 2016 Recognizing the Best of the Best....................................5 Best Local Shoe Store Joe’s Family Shoes............................................................ 11 Best Music Academy/School Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts......................15 Best Hair Salon Bella Style Salon...............................................................18 Best Senior Living Facility The Trace Senior Community.........................................19 Best Chiropractor (Cover) Integrated Spine & Disc..................................................23 Best OB/GYN Katherine Williams, MD, FACOG.............................. 27

SHOPPING

39 Categories / see page 10

SERVICES

42 Categories / see page 14

PEOPLE

50 Categories / see page 21

SPORTS & LEISURE

19 Categories / see page 29

NIGHTLIFE

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BEST of the BEST

Recognizing the

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IF YOU LIVE

here, you already know the Northshore is a great place to live, work and operate a business. Without a doubt, we have the best schools, the best spots for recreation, the best food and the best business community. The fact that we’re already the best is what makes The Northshore’s Best so special. It’s not just a readers’ choice survey. Our annual survey highlights the absolute best businesses you can find anywhere in Southern Louisiana. Perhaps that’s why businesses compete so fiercely to claim the titles in their respective categories. Go almost anywhere on the Northshore and you’ll find plaques, certificates and decals proudly displayed at past winners’ offices and storefronts as well as on their websites and brochures. Indeed, being named “The Northshore’s Best” has truly become a badge of honor. Business owners recognize the weight it carries and want to be recognized in our annual publication. When then-editor Francie Unger and publisher Joanne Gallinghouse of Sophisticated Woman Magazine started The Northshore’s Best in 2005, the area looked much different. In the intervening 12 years, we’ve seen robust population growth, new schools and a more diverse business community. That diversity means the competition to be voted The Northshore’s Best is more intense than ever.

The program started with 93 categories and has since expanded to 205 categories including everything from bartenders to real estate agents to indoor recreation centers. True, some companies are perennial winners. Acquistapace’s Supermarket, Saia’s Super Meat Market and Coffee Rani win their categories virtually every year. Some categories feature intense rivalries between a handful of businesses. Two or three businesses may take turns holding the title from year to year. But some categories are up for grabs, and businesses find creative ways to win. Some have even launched their own “get out the vote” campaigns to win the coveted Northshore’s Best title. And people do vote. Our loyal readers vote by the thousands each and every year. It’s an open voting process, meaning anyone who wants to vote for a locally owned business can do so simply by registering online. The process is entirely objective. Winners are decided by a vote tally; advertising is not a prerequisite to winning. Even with the changes, our intent has remained the same. We want to give readers a way to identify businesses that excel in delivering products and services to our community. So, if you voted, thank you. If you won, a hearty congratulations. You’re truly deserving of the honor our loyal readers have bestowed upon you.

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RESTAURANTS

French

La Provence

Salads

Coffee Rani (Covington)

Frozen Yogurt

TCBY (Covington)

Seafood

Crabby Shack

Greek/Lebanese

Albasha

Service

Del Porto

Overall

Gallagher's Grill

Hole in the Wall

Liz's Where Y'at Diner

Snowballs

Just Chillin'

Atmosphere

The Chimes

Ice Cream

Bop's Frozen Custard

Smoothies

Smoothie King (Mandeville)

Bang for the Buck

LOLA

Italian

Bosco's Italian Café

Soup

LOLA

Barbecue

Dicky's Barbecue Pit

Juice Bar

Blent

Steak

Keith Young's Steakhouse

Breakfast

Liz's Where Y'at Diner

Mexican

La Caretta (Covington)

Sunday Brunch

The Lakehouse

Burger

Times Grill

Most Romantic

Del Porto

Sushi

Kazoku Sushi

Café

Coffee Rani (Covington)

Outdoor

The Chimes

Tea

English Tea Room

Chinese

Trey Yuen

Pizza

McClain's Pizzeria

Thai

Sawasdee Thai

Local Coffee Shop

Abita Roasting Company (Covington)

Po-Boys

Bear's (Covington)

Vietnamese

Northshore Empress

Power Lunch

Coffee Rani (Mandeville)

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BEST LOCAL COFFEE SHOP

ABITA ROASTING CO. COVINGTON

1011 Village Walk Rd. / Covington / 985-246-3345 abitaroasting.com

BEST ICE CREAM

BOP’S FROZEN CUSTARD

2660 Florida St. / Mandeville / 985-727-5003 bopsfrozencustard.com

BEST JUICE BAR

BLENT JUICE BAR

1943 Lakeshore Dr. / Mandeville / 985-778-2655 facebook.com/blentjuicebar

BEST HAPPY HOUR, MARTINI, MOST ROMANTIC & SERVICE

DEL PORTO

501 E. Boston St. / Covington / 985-875-1006 delportoristorante.com

BEST OVERALL

BEST SNOWBALLS

509 S. Tyler St. / Covington / 985-892-9992 gallaghersgrill.com

3799 Highway 22 / Mandeville / 985-778-0373 chillinnation.com

GALLAGHER’S GRILL

JUST CHILLIN’

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BEST MEXICAN & BEST MARGARITA

LA CARRETA COVINGTON

812 Highway 190 / Covington / 985-400-5202 carretarestaurant.com/covington

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BEST PIZZA

BEST THAI FOOD

115 Girod St. / Mandeville / 985-778-0955 mcclainspizzeria.com

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2025 Lakeshore Dr. / Mandeville / 985-626-3006 lakehousecuisine.com

1896 N. Causeway Blvd. / Mandeville / 985-626-1161 1827 Front St. / Slidell / 985-639-3335

THE LAKEHOUSE

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SLIDELL 61103 Airport Road

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Charity Event

Racquets for Reagan Tennis Tournament

Parade

Krewe of Eve

Public Art

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival

Local Radio Station

The Lake

Small Town Festival

Wooden Boat Festval

Local Theater Group

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SHOPPING Activewear

Franco’s

Antiques

Clayton House

Bakery

Mandeville Bake Shop

Gifts

Simply Southern

Pharmacy

Braswell Drugs

Frames

Gordon's of Mandeville

Produce

Fresh Market

Fabrics

Fabrics Second to None

Swimwear

Bora Bora

Fresh Seafood

Mandeville Seafood

Local Shoe Store

Joe’s Shoe Store

Furniture

American Factory Direct Furniture

Specialty Food

Fresh Market

Hardware

ACE Hardware (Mandeville)

Local Sporting Goods

Massey's Professional Outfitters

Health Food

Whole Foods

Sunglasses

Sunglass Hut

Home Décor

Niche Modern Home

Supermarket

Acquistapace’s

Local Baby Store

Baby’s Corner

Bikes

Spokesman

Bargain Shopping

Style Encore

Bridal Shop

Olivier Couture

Jewelry (Fashion)

Simply Southern

T-shirts

Fleurty Girl

Convenience Store

Blue Harbor Pointe

Jewelry (Fine)

Boudreaux’s Jewelers

Local Teen Store

Columbia Street Mercantile

Car Dealership

Banner Ford

King Cake

Nonna Randazzo’s

Local Tween Store

Blossom Girl

Local Lingerie

Bra Genie

Local Wine

Acquistapace’s

Meat

Saia’s Super Meat Market

Columbia Street Mercantile

Joe’s Shoe Store

Medical Supplies

Local Women’s Clothing

Northlake Medical

O’Keefe Feed & Seed

Local Men’s

Perlis

Local Children’s Clothing Local Children’s Shoes Local Garden Center

Olive Patch

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BEST LOCAL BABY STORE

BABY’S CORNER

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

Joe’s Family Shoes

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began 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 word from being family owned to treating the customers as family.

BEST CAR WASH & CONVENIENCE STORE

BLUE HARBOR POINTE

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

BEST FINE JEWELRY

BOUDREAUX’S JEWELERS

4550 Highway 22 / Mandeville 985-626-1666 / boudreauxsjewelers.com

BEST LOCAL LINGERIE SHOP

BEST ANTIQUES

2881 Highway 190 / Mandeville / 985-951-8638 7539 Corp. Blvd / Baton Rouge / 225-223-6114 thebragenie.com

1600 N. Collins Blvd. / Covington / 985-892-6368 claytonhousemarketplace.com

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Personal service is what makes the store unique... 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 can find the perfect pair of shoes at Joe’s Family Shoe Store. Joe’s Family Shoe Store is located at 1814 North Causeway Blvd., in Mandeville. For more information, call 985-626-5633, or visit joesfamilyshoes.com.

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BEST TEEN & WOMEN’S CLOTHING

COLUMBIA STREET MERCANTILE

231 & 236 N. Columbia St. / Cov. / 985-809-1690 985-809-1789

BEST FRESH SEAFOOD

BEST HOME DECOR

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

1901 Highway 190, Ste. 3 / Mandeville 985-624-4045 / nichemodernhome.com

MANDEVILLE SEAFOOD

BEST BRIDAL SHOP BEST LOCAL CHILDREN’S CLOTHING

OLIVE PATCH

222 N. Columbia St. / Covington / 985-327-5772

BEST GIFTS & FASHION JEWELRY

SIMPLY SOUTHERN

70488 Highway 21, Ste. 600 / Covington 985-871-1466 / simplysouthern.com

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OLIVIER COUTURE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

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

BEST BIKE SHOP

SPOKESMAN PRO BICYCLE WORKS

1848 N. Causeway Blvd. / Mandeville 985-727-7211 / spokesmanprobikeworks.com

NICHE MODERN HOME

BEST PLACE TO BUY MEAT

SAIA’S SUPER MEAT MARKET

2225 Florida St. / Mandeville 985-626-9724

BEST BARGAIN SHOPPING

STYLE ENCORE

4244 Highway 22, Ste. 3 / Mandeville 985-674-7776 / style-encoremandeville.com


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SERVICES

Elementary School Public (K-8)

Madisonville Elementary

Mortgage Lender

NOLA Lending Group

Financial Institution

Chase Bank

Music Academy/ School

Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts

Florist

Florist of Covington

Pet Boarding

Camp Bow Wow

Hair Removal

WAX'd

Pre-School

Bella Style Salon

First United Methodist Little School

Acting School/ Academy

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Car Wash

Blue Harbor Car Wash

Hair Salon

Catering

Carpool Caterer

High School (Private) Saint Paul's School

Childcare

Planet Kids Academy

High School (Public)

Mandeville High School

Children's Haircut

Stadium Cuts

Home Health

Egan Home Health & Hospice

Cleaning Service

Tidy Heidi

Concierge Service

Omega Concierge Services

Home Repair/ Service

Three Rivers Heating and Air

Cooking School/ Classes

Culinary Kids

Hospice

Passages

Northshore Academy of Dance

Hospital

St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Dance Studio

Kids' Party Venue

Elevation Station

Day Spa

Stone Creek Club & Spa

Landscapes Services

Smoketree Landscape

Driving School

Precision Driving Academy

Mani Pedi Spa

Bella Nail Salon

Dry Cleaner

Corporate Cleaners

Elementary School Private (K-8)

Mechanic Shop

Banner Ford

Christ Episcopal School

Mother's Day Out

Church of the King

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Prepared Meal Service Printer/Copier Service Real Estate Company

Carpool Caterer Speedway Printing Keller Williams Realty Services

Senior Living Facility The Trace Senior Community Screen Printing

Backyard Printing

Tanning Salon

Tanning at Franco's Athletic Club

Travel Agent

Stephanie Miller Murphy

Urgent Care Facility

Rapid Urgent Care

Wedding Venue

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BEST SCREEN PRINTING

BACKYARD PRINTING

1960 Surgi Dr. / Mandeville / 985-231-7789 backyardprinting.com

Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts Hitting the Highest Note

2016

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BEST MANI/PEDI SPA

BEST CATERING & PREPARED MEAL SERVICE

1862 N. Causeway Blvd. / Mandeville 985-626-8499

1600 W. Causeway Approach, Ste. 6 / Mandeville 985-705-7272 / carpoolcaterer.com

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BEST PRIVATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL & OVERALL SCHOOL

BEST COOKING SCHOOL/CLASSES

80 Christwood Blvd. / Covington / 985-871-9902 christepiscopalschool.org

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

CHRIST EPISCOPAL

CULINARY KIDS

Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts know a thing or two about how music impacts children. Research shows that learning to sing or play an instrument boosts self-esteem, confidence and improves brain activity. “When you sing or sit down with that instrument, it’s amazing,” Cullen said. LAAPA has been teaching children and adults to sing, dance, play, read and compose music for 39 years. And this year, it was voted The Northshore’s Best Music School. With lessons available in Covington and Mandeville, the school has become so popular that the Mandeville location will soon double its size. In addition to 10 teaching studios, the new facility will feature a large ensemble studio, a preschool studio, and a recording and video production studio. The building will be ready this fall. For students who aren’t sure what instrument they’d like to learn or are just exploring music lessons, LAAPA’s Summer Camps are a good place to start. “When they find their niche, they find a way to express themselves,” Wanda said. Held in July, camps introduce students to a wide range of programs so they can discover what they like best. Campers build their own curriculum by selecting up to eight programs for each week they’re in camp. Ensemble programs such as chorus, jazz band or rock/ pop band along with acting, music composition and a wide array of musical instruments are offered during camp. Instruments are available to rent for the weeks of camp. To learn more about LAAPA’s programming, call 985-674-2992 or visit laapa.com.

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EGAN HOME HEATH AND HOSPICE

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BEST KIDS’ PARTY VENUE

ELEVATION STATION

250 Northpointe Ct. / Covington / 985-214-1888 elevationstation.com

BEST PRESCHOOL

FIRST UNITED METHODIST LITTLE SCHOOL

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BEST FLORIST

FLORIST OF COVINGTON

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

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a teamoriented approach to service, Bella Style Salon has amassed a large following on the Northshore. “Every guest gets a complimentary consultation before all services. We discuss the look they’re trying to achieve as well as the cost,” said owner Jen Bellau Baudier. “That way, there’s never any sticker shock.” “We really try to be the Ritz Carlton of the salon industry,” she said. And the salon is certainly getting recognized for its efforts. In December, the Slidell salon was ranked by Salon Today as a Top 200 salon for customer service. Bella Style has also garnered more than 1,700 overwhelmingly positive online reviews. Reducing guests’ carbon footprints to the extent possible is also key to Bella Style’s mission. That’s why all the waste that’s generated at the salon—even the hair—is shipped to a company in Chicago where it’s recycled, repurposed or made safer for disposal. Bella Style also uses environmentally friendly product lines. Aveda is made of 99 percent naturally derived ingredients, and UNITE is a vegan product line. Both are used exclusively and sold at Bella Style. Vegan nail care is also available at Bella Style. Spa Ritual products are used in manicures and pedicures. In business for eight years, Bella Style recently moved from a 900 square-foot space to a hip, 3,800 square-foot building in Slidell’s historic district. Moving to the larger space allowed services like nail care and body waxing to be added, Baudier said. Bella Style is located at 2265 Carey Street in Slidell. Call 985-214-0035 or visit mybellastyle.com for more information.

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY SERVICES

1522 W. Causeway Approach / Mandeville 985-727-7000 / kwrealtyservices.com

BEST WEDDING VENUE

BEST URGENT CARE FACILITY

402 Lafitte St. / Mandeville / 985-778-2045 maison-lafitte.com

985-875-0077 / Cov. / 985-674-4464 / Mand. 985-326-8283 / Slidell / rapidurgentcare.com

MAISON LAFITTE

BEST HIGH SCHOOL (PRIVATE)

SAINT PAUL’S SCHOOL

BOYS GRADE 8-12

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BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY

RAPID URGENT CARE

BEST PRINTER/COPIER SERVICE

SPEEDWAY PRINTING

2575 N. Causeway Blvd. / Mandeville 985-626-0032 / info@speedwayprinting.net


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For us, the true reward comes from all the great results we help our patients achieve. Receiving honors from our community only affords us the chance to turn the spotlight onto our dedicated staff, who always provide the highest quality care and comfort. That’s why we’re honored to have been voted best hospital by the readers of Sophisticated Woman Magazine in their Northshore’s Best poll. Women make 80% of healthcare

The Trace Senior Living at Its Best RESIDENTS HAVE LOTS

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to enjoy at The Trace Senior Community. From chef-prepared meals to planned social events to concierge services, the community also offers a cadre of services for those who need extra help with the activities of daily living. What residents won’t experience is sticker shock. That’s because The Trace offers one base price that doesn’t change, even if residents add more personal care services as time passes. “We don’t have a la carte pricing,” said Executive Director Richard Totorico. “We offer a base price that won’t change as residents’ needs change.” For example, a highly independent senior couple can move into an apartment at The Trace but continue to pay the same price as they need more assistance with activities of daily living. “What folks need to know when they go look at senior living communities is that their needs will change over time. So let’s look into the future when they’ll need more help. What does that price look like then?” said Richard An added bonus: every unit at The Trace is licensed as an assisted living facility. That means residents won’t need to move to a new apartment to access more services. “If mom and dad are living here and mom needs to add more services, they don’t have to move. Everything will be done behind closed doors in the place they’ve grown accustomed to,” Totorico said. The Trace also provides transportation to appointments and events, a robust activities program and opportunities to interact with the community through partnerships with schools and churches. The Trace is located at 19432 Crawford Rd, Covington. To learn more, please call 985-241-4310 or visit thetraceseniorliving.com.

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BEST HOME REPAIR/SERVICE

THREE RIVERS SERVICES, LLC

21041 Highway 36, Ste. A / Covington 985-892-7071 / threeriversairandheat.com

BEST CLEANING SERVICE

TIDY HEIDI

HEIDI CROUCH

PHOTO BY ABBY PHOTO

Serving the Northshore 504-512-4602 / facebook.com/tidyheidislidell

BEST HAIR REMOVAL

WAX’D

1675 Highway 190 / Mandeville / 985-778-2005 waxdbody.com

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PEOPLE

Financial Advisor

Jerrold Rabalais (Edward Jones)

General Veterinarian Liza Ledet, DVM

Joshua LeBlanc, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Dentist

Michael Von Gruben, DDS

C.J. Ladner (State Farm)

Personal Trainer

Tristan Martin (Stone Creek Club & Spa)

Pharmacist/ Pharmacy

Jerry Braswell

Phlebologist

Randall S. Juleff, MD

Photographer

Heidi Bowers

Physical Therapist

Matt Slimming, DPT (STAR Physical Therapy

Physician

Shaun R. Carpenter, MD

Psychologist

Northshore Counseling and Wellness

Psychiatrist

Gordon Blundell, MD

Local Radio Personality

Charles Dowdy (The Lake)

Real Estate Agent

Felicity Kahn (RE/MAX)

Specialty Veterinarian

Bob Hancock, DVM, MS, DACVS Pastor Steve Robinson (Church of the King) Nicole Cox (Abba Educational Center)

Acupuncture

Ashley Miller, L.Ac., DIPL. O.M.

Insurance Agent Internist

David D. Tran, MD

Architect

Matt Voekel

Hair Colorist

Christie Foster (Paris Parker)

Local Artist

Denise Hopkins

Attorney

Tammy Karas-Griggs

Local Author

Erica Spindler

Holistic Veterinarian

Bartender

Paul of Ox Lot 9

Make-Up Artist

Natalie Cogan (About Face)

Builder

Ron Lee

Cardiologist

Farhad X. Aduli, MD, FACC

Massage Therapist

Caitlyn Matherne, LMT (STAR Physical Therapy)

Chef/Restaurant

Pat Gallagher

Mediator

Mark A. Myers, PLC

Chiropractor

Integrated Spine & Disc

Neurologist

Rex S. Houser, MD

Coach

Vic Moore (Pelican Athletic Club)

Nurse Practitoner

Pamela Egan, FNP, CDE

Contractor

Kent Construction

OB/GYN

Katherine Williams, MD, FACOG

Cosmetic Surgeon

Michele Cooper, MD

Oncologist

Jack Saux III, MD

CPA

Patrick J. Gros, CPA

Optometrist

Katie Kimble Wonch, OD

Dermatologist

Emily Grieshaber, MD

Oral Surgeon

Nathan R. Brown, MD, DMD

Dentist

Daniela Eversgerd, DMD

Orthodontist

Amy Sawyer, DMD

Fertility Doctor

Peter Y. Lu, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Kevin F. Darr, MD

Hair Stylist

Pediatrician

Don Paul LeBlanc (Paris Parker) Ashley Geoghegan, DVM, CVA, CVFT

Spiritual Leader Tutor

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BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

HEIDI BOWERS

HEIDI BOWERS PHOTOGRAPHY

509 E. Boston St. / Covington / 985-892-0244 heidibowers.com

BEST TUTOR

NICOLE COX

ABBA EDUCATIONAL CENTER

122 Lisa Lane / Mandeville / 985-502-6278 abbaeducationalcenter.com

BEST PHYSICIAN

SHAUN CARPENTER, MD, CWSP

MEDCENTRIS - WOUND MEDICINE SPECIALIST

16065 Lamonte Dr. / Hammond / 985-892-7070 medcentris.com

BEST NURSE PRACTITIONER

PAMELA B. EGAN

EGAN WELLNESS CLINIC & MED SPA

1116 W. 21st Avenue / Covington / 985-892-3031 pamelaegan.com

BEST COSMETIC SURGEON

MICHELE COOPER, MD

1090 W. Causeway Approach / Mandeville 985-626-6163 / michelecoopermd.com

BEST DENTIST

DANIELA EVERSGERD, DMD

ALLURE DENTAL

1901 Highway 190, Ste. 14 / Mandeville 985-951-2220 / alluredentalhealth.com

BEST HOLISTIC VETERINARIAN

ASHLEY C. GEOGHEGAN, DVM, CVA, CVFT

VETNATURALLY BY DR. G

419 Girod St. / Mandeville / 985-718-9991 vetnaturally.com 22 thenorthshoresbest.com | April 2017

BEST ATTORNEY

BEST LOCAL ARTIST

810 N. Columbia St., Ste. B / Covington 985-247-0345 / karasgriggs.com

ORIGINAL OILS & LIVE EVENT PAINTING

TAMMY KARAS-GRIGGS

DENISE HOPKINS

denisehopkinsfineart.com


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Dr. Jeff Miller

Dr. Paul J. Gordon

The foundation of Dr. Miller’s clinical practice comes from his extensive study in musculoskeletal and spinal disorders from some of the world’s leading chiropractors, osteopaths, physical therapists, and corrective exercise professionals. He is currently studying under world- famous osteopath Dr. Guy Voyer to receive a European Doctorate of Osteopathy. Dr. Miller is passionate about educating his patients and the community on the most cutting-edge strategies for nutrition and peak physical performance.

Dr. Gordon treats patients injured in accidents along with patients who seek overall wellness through chiropractic care. He has more than 15 years’ experience and is certified by the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Katie Carpenter Dr. Carpenter is passionate about helping children and expectant mothers through holistic chiropractic care. She is certified in the Webster adjusting procedure, a specific technique for pregnant women.

INTEGRATED SPINE & DISC

2016

Defining Chiropractic Care on the Northshore WRITTEN BY CHELSEA ADAMS PHOTOS BY STEVE RANDON

PERHAPS IT’S THE specialized services you can get nowhere else in Louisiana. Maybe it’s the preventative approach to chiropractic care. Or it could be the exceptional customer service offered to each and every patient. Whatever the reason, Integrated Spine & Disc in Mandeville is a perennial favorite among Northshore residents. In fact, the practice has been voted “Best Chiropractor” in The Northshore’s Best for five consecutive years. “Our goal is to rehabilitate the structure of the spine through manual techniques and exercise which is incredibly effective in helping the overall nervous system work correctly,” said Dr. Jeff Miller, who owns the practice. But Integrated Spine & Disc goes beyond traditional chiropractic adjustments. Their approach combines myofascial stretching, decompressive disc exercises (ELDOA) and spinal mobilization to help patients achieve overall spinal health and prevent future injuries. The practice’s reputation extends well beyond the Northshore. Some patients travel to Mandeville from out of state just to see Dr. Miller or another doctor at the clinic. “They will come in for a couple weeks to learn their unique program. After performing the work at home for a few months, the patients will return to be re-evaluated and given new exercises to continue the healing process.” Integrated Spine & Disc is located at 3441 East Causeway Approach, Suite D, Mandeville. Learn more at mandevillechiropractor.com or call 985-626-0999.

Dr. Elise Levens Dr. Levens specializes in structural and postural correction through biomechanical techniques designed to improve her patients’ health. She is currently studying the SomaTherapy program that incorporates manual therapy and corrective exercise techniques.


Specializing in infants, children, teens and children with special needs.

Voted Northshore’s

Best Pediatric Dentist! • Parents always welcome in our treatment areas • New location built and decorated just for KIDS! • In-network provider with most dental insurances • Playroom with iPads, TVs & Toys • Sedation Dentistry & Nitrous Oxide

Michael J. Von Gruben, DDS 985.778.2272 • 1305 West Causeway Approach

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BEST INSURANCE AGENT

C.J. LADNER

STATE FARM

1972 N. Highway 190 / Covington / 985-892-5030 cjladner.com

BEST PEDIATRICIAN

JOSHUA LEBLANC, MD, FAAP

LEBLANC PEDIATRICS

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

Dr. Emily Grieshaber Voted Northshore’s Best Dermatologist 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016

MEDICAL DERMATOLOGY Specializing in diseases of the Skin, Skin Surgery & Skin Cancer Cosmetic Dermatology Botox® • Kybella® • Juvéderm® • Voluma® Dysport® • Restylane® • Volbella® BEST GENERAL VETERINARIAN

LIZA LEDET, DVM

419 Girod St. / Mandeville / 985-377-0800 mandevilleah.com

Aesthetic Services

BEST BUILDER

RON AND NANCY LEE

RON LEE HOMES/HEARTHSTONE HOMES

114 Terra Bella Blvd. / Covington / 985-626-7619 ronleehomes.com

Chemical Peels • Dermaplaning Micro-Needling • SilkPeel Dermalinfusion Colorescience Makeup Visia Complexion Analysis Free Cosmetic Consultation

Laser Services Skin Resurfacing • Skin Renewal Scar Treatment • Stretch Mark Treatment Leg Veins • Laser Hair Removal

TM

TM

2013

BEST FERTILITY DOCTOR

BEST ACUPUNCTURIST

THE FERTILITY INSTITUTE

MAGNOLIA ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC

PETER Y. LU, MD

800 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste. 2C / Mandeville 1-800-433-9009 / fertilityinstitute.com

ASHLEY MILLER, L.AC., DIPL. O.M.

434 N. Columbia St., Ste. L / Covington 985-590-5172 / covingtonacupuncture.com

2014

2015

2016

714 W. 16th Avenue, Covington (985) 893-1035 grieshaberdermatology.com Check out our online store. thenorthshoresbest.com | April 2017 25


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Northshore s Best .........................................................................

TM

TM

2014

Katherine Williams, MD, FACOG

2016

Pain-Free Intimacy VOICING INTIMATE CONCERNS to a doctor can be extremely intimidating. That’s why Dr. Katherine Williams empowers patients to address sexual dysfunction directly and works to find solutions for pain-free intimacy. “When patients seek an OB/GYN, I think they’re looking for understanding, compassion and most importantly, the ability to listen to their concerns,” Dr. Williams said. Dr. Williams, who founded the Center for Women’s Health in Covington, was voted as the top OB/GYN in The Northshore’s Best this year. She also operates the Southern Institute for Women’s Sexual Health. She helps women find solutions for intimacy problems following menopause, cancer or for other physical concerns that make sex less than enjoyable. “This part of my work has been so rewarding. I really enjoy doing this and helping women get back this important aspect of their lives,” she said. In her traditional obstetrics practice, Dr. Williams strives to carry out patients’ preferred birth plans, as long as mom and baby remain safe. “I’ll stay with them all night to achieve a healthy vaginal delivery, as long as it can be done safely,” she said. “It’s about what’s best for the patient.” The Center for Women’s Health is located at 104 Innwood Drive, Covington. Learn more by visiting cwhnorthshore.com. The Southern Institute for Women’s Sexual Health has locations on the Northshore and Southshore. Learn more at siwsh.com

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NO RT HS HO RE ’S GU IDE

BEST

to the

>> Liza Ledet, DVM

T.COM

THENORTHSHORESBES

>> Ashley C. Geoghegan, DVM,

CVA, CVFT

>> Chef Pat Gallagher

>> Four Unplugged

>> Culinary Kids

VOTED BEST CHIROPRACTOR

INTEGRATED SPINE & DISC

>> Mike Storms Karate

BEST COACH

VIC MOORE

PELICAN ATHLETIC CLUB

1170 Meadowbrook Blvd. / Mandeville 985-626-3706 / thepac.com or pacswimteam.com

BEST INTERNIST

DAVID D. TRAN, MD

121 Lakeview Cir., Ste. A / Covington 985-400-LIVE (5483) / dtheals.com 28 thenorthshoresbest.com | April 2017

TM

2014

Our accounting team at Patrick J. Gros, CPA, APAC would like to thank all of our clients, friends and associates for their votes and allowing us the opportunity to be chosen as the Northshore's Best CPA firm 3 years in a row.

2015

2016

CFO Services

• outsourced accounting • litigation support • bankruptcy accounting • financial accounting • tax consulting/preparation

651 River Highland Boulevard, Covington • 985-898-3512 • pjgroscpa.com

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BEST MEDIATOR

MARK A. MYERS

RESOLUTIONS BY MARK A. MYERS, P.L.C.

Slidell / Mandeville / New Orleans / 985-768-9015 resolutionsadr.com

BEST PEDIATRIC DENTIST

MICHAEL VON GRUBEN, DDS

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

1305 W. Causeway Approach / Mandeville 985-778-2272 / pediatricdentistmandeville.com

BEST ORTHODONTIST

AMY SMITH SAWYER, DMD

SAWYER ORTHODONTICS

216 W. 21st Ave. / Covington / 985-327-7181 sawyerortho.com

BEST OPTOMETRIST

KATIE KIMBLE WONCH, OD

INFINITE VISION

985-626-5568 / getinfinitevision.com


SPORTS & LEISURE Barre Studio

Pilates Bodies

Bed and Breakfast

Blue Heron Bed & Breakfast

Camping Spot

Fontainebleau State Park

CrossFit

CrossFit Franco's

Dog Park

Pelican Park

Fitness Studio

Stone Creek Club & Spa

Golf Course

Money Hill

Health Club

Stone Creek Club & Spa

Indoor Recreational Facility

Playmakers Indoor Sports

Karate

Mike Storms Karate

Kickboxing

9 Round

Kids Summer Camp

Franco's Summer Camp

Pilates

Pilates Bodies

Place to Run

Lakefront Mandeville

Public Park

Pelican Park

Swim Club

Franco's Athletic Club

Tennis Courts

Stone Creek Club & Spa

Tourist Attraction

Global Wildlife

Yoga

Bayou Yoga

BEST YOGA STUDIO

BAYOU YOGA

1800 W. Causeway Approach, Ste. 114 Mandeville / 985-237-1842 / dobayouyoga.com

BEST ACTIVEWEAR, CROSSFIT, SUMMER CAMP, SWIM CLUB & TANNING SALON

FRANCOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ATHLETIC CLUB

100 Bon Temps Roule / Mandeville / 985-792-0200 francosmandeville.com

BEST KARATE STUDIO

BEST BARRE & PILATES

4420 Highway 22 / Mandeville / 985-674-7887 stormskarate.com

711 E. Boston St. / Covington 985-249-8483 / pilates-bodies.com

MIKE STORMS KARATE

PILATES BODIES

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NIGHTLIFE Bar Food

The Chimes

Bar Overall

Columbia Street Tap Room

Beer Selection

The Chimes

Daiquiri Girls Night Out (tie)

New Orleans Original Daiquiris (Covington) All Barn New Painting with a Twist

Live Music Venue

Columbia Street Tap Room

Margarita

La Carretta (Covington)

Happy Hour

Del Porto

Martini

Del Porto

Place to go Dancing

Columbia Street Tap Room

Sports Bar

The Chimes

Wine Bar

The Wine Market

Wine List

Dakota Restaurant

BEST GIRLS NIGHT OUT

ALL BARN NEW

2661 Florida St. / Mandeville / 985-237-3456 facebook.com/allbbarnnew 30 thenorthshoresbest.com | April 2017


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Thanks Again! On behalf of the entire Banner family, I would like to thank you for choosing Banner Ford as the Northshore’s Best Automotive Dealership and as the Northshore’s Best Mechanic Shop for 2016. We are very proud to have received these honors and pledge to you, our customers, to work hard to live up to the standard of excellence that you’ve come to expect from Banner Ford. Come visit us today and find out why the Banner Way, is a Better Way!

Best Automotive Dealership

Sincerely,

Rick Flick

www.BannerFord.com

1943 N Causeway Blvd, Mandeville, LA

|

Best Mechanic Shop

(985) 234-5678

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