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Sylvia Tannehill Reine & Leonette O’Rourke Loe Family First at Three Divas and a Sugardaddy ........ 20

HEALTH & FITNESS The Dynamics of Blended Families ............................... 7 Amniotic Membrane Transplantation........................ 11

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ASAP Treatment for Skin Conditions.......................... 16

Happy People—It’s OK .................................................... 16 Setting Healthy Boundaries .......................................... 19 Estate Planning is Simple, Right? ................................ 27 The Herb in Today’s Garden .......................................... 31 The Sweet Smell of Frittata ............................................ 34 Book Review: Looking For Love and Family ............ 36

COMMUNITY Hero Award Winner ............................................................ 7 Meet the Owner of Seven Wonders Furniture........ 19 Around Town ..................................................................... 30 St. Tammany Citizens Rally After Storms .................. 32

Exercise During Pregnancy is a Plus ........................... 18

Come Out For an Enchanted Evening at Heritage Park ................................................................. 32

Why Do We Love Our Teeth? ......................................... 22

Get Your Booth at EXPO 2011 ....................................... 32

Lasers and Orthodontics ................................................ 25

April Events Calendar ..................................................... 33

Protect Your Joints With Supplements ...................... 26

Springtime and Mandeville ........................................... 35

Human-Identical Hormones ......................................... 28

East St. Tammany Chamber Garners National Honor................................................................... 35

I Woke up With a “Crick” in my Neck........................... 29

BEAUTY & STYLE Spring Time is Bikini Line Time ...................................... 8 Shopping Scene................................................................. 10 Hats On—Fashion Editor’s Picks .................................. 12

Enter Our Mother’s Day Contest .................................. 36 Ponchatoula—Small Town Atmosphere, Big City Awards .................................................................. 37 Spring Weather Sets the Mood for Chef Soireé 2011................................................................ 38


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WHAT IS IT about the month of April that it seems to boost our spirits yet exhaust us at the same time? The extended days beckon us to stay outside and play with our children just a little longer and to extend that stroll into the next block. The warmer weather makes it so easy to enjoy that backyard barbeque or plant that spring garden. April seems like a gift. On the other hand, school is wrapping up, sports are in full swing and it can feel like we might never get everything accomplished. But somehow, we always do. So, I plan to head out to the ballpark for those little league baseball games, wave to my neighbors as they take their evening strolls, and enjoy watching the little ones filled with Spring fever.

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In this issue, we literally have a guide to menopause and beyond, providing help you soak up everything the Northshore Colors represented on this proof are an approximation of actual printed material. attentive and compassionate has to offer. The Northshore’s Best results This ad may not be used without permission from G&A Publishing. Failure to acknowledge or return this proof will not alter contract obligations. obstetrical and gynecologic care are in and as always our readers burned up the ballots. We thank you. On April 8, we are to women in all phases of life. anxious to see everyone at our annual Hats Off Luncheon where we plan to relax among friends for good food and vibrant guests and announce our Enterprising Woman of The Year for 2010. So, this month, no matter what is on your plate, here’s hoping you find the time to enjoy a backyard barbeque with family, eat some Hadar Hermoni Waldman, MD popcorn at the ballpark, explore some of the Northshore’s best, and finally, treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon luncheon with some lovely ladies on Friday April 8th.

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Local independent makeup artist Christine Lombardo brought her tools of the trade to Three Divas & a Sugardaddy Fine Gifts to enhance the beauty of our cover ladies, Sylvia Reine and Leonette Loe. Sylvia and Leonette were indulged with individualized attention from Christine who is based in Mandeville.

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Join us as we salute our Enterprising Women of 2010 and name the Enterprising Woman of the Year. We are thrilled to welcome local suspense writer and New York Times best-selling author Erica Spindler as our keynote speaker along with Pamela Egan of the Egan Wellness Clinic and Valerie Poole, Certified Lifestyle Consultant who will host our professional development seminar. We look forward to seeing you there! Reserve your space at www.SophisticatedWoman.com.

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About the cover: Cheryl Feltman Sohn is our award-winning Art Director with over 25 years experience. She is our creative team cheerleader. In her free time, Cheryl spends time with her husband and two children.

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IF AN ALGEBRAIC equation or a page full of fractions makes your children want to run, they are not alone. Many students have math anxiety; however, they will have to master a lot of math before they graduate. Also, today’s most interesting and lucrative careers depend on math success. One of the first steps in helping students overcome anxiety is knowing what is expected at each grade level. Since past skills build on future skills, it is imperative that each level is mastered. In pre-kindergarten through second grade, you must focus on the basics. This includes whole numbers, common fractions, two-andthree dimensional shapes, sorting, classifying, and understanding length, weight, volume, area and time. Addition and subtraction facts are mastered. In third through fifth, students should have a good understanding of fractions, decimals, percents and negative numbers. This is when they are highly engaged in the building blocks of algebra and advanced geometry. Multiplication and division facts are mastered. Junior high is critical for both confidence and mathematical reasons. This is when many students develop the “I’m not good at math” philosophy. Confidence in math is vital for the challenges that are ahead. Students need to use fundamental algebraic and geometric concepts to problem solve. There needs to be an excellent understanding of ratios, proportions, prime numbers and exponents. For high school students who do not master these levels, they will not be able to face their greatest mathematics challenges successfully. You can demystify math by ensuring your children have a solid foundation. If they are struggling in math, you will want to get help right away. With a positive attitude and a focus on problem areas, students can find a winning formula for success. Ann Habisreitinger Barré, M.Ed is the Director of Huntington Learning Center® at 1748A N. Causeway Blvd. in Mandeville. We offer individual testing and tutoring in reading, study skills, writing, phonics, spelling, math and ACT/SAT/LEAP prep. Ann can be reached by calling 985-727-0000. Visit www.huntingtonlearning.com.

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Our Fashion Editor, Patty Beal of Closetopia, a wardrobe consulting service, hand-picked these fabulous and fun ensembles. She can be reached at 985-502-6673. Have comments or questions about fashion? Email Patty at fashion@sophisticatedwoman.com.


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PRIVATE BEACH OFFERS UV-free Mystic tan and airbrushing. Ask about our “First Time Double” for new customers: get a FREE trail run, return for a 2nd session. Full body Red and Blue light therapy will clear up almost any skin condition (as seen on Dr. Oz). Visit Private-Beach.com or 985-674-2326/985-237-6040.

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ARE YOU READY FOR SPRING? New color, new cut, new nails, new you! Versailles Salon owner, David Richerson, welcomes you to his new salon that has just opened. Stop in and experience quality services each time you come in. Walkin’s are welcome. Versailles Salon, 2000 W. 21st Ave., Covington, 985-875-1110

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WHEN SYLVIA Reine’s husband of 30 years, Ronnie, approached her with the idea of opening a shop in the La Reine Olde Towne Centre in Slidell, she immediately thought of the two women in her life she would most like to help her do it. Her daughter Laura Reine and her daughter-in-law Leonette Loe were the obvious choices, and Three Divas and a Sugardaddy Fine Gifts was brought to fruition. Sylvia has over three decades of experience in everything from construction, to disaster cleanup, to landscape, subdivision and interior design. In fact, her husband Ronnie was among the first on the scene in New Orleans in the direct aftermath of hurricane Katrina, while Sylvia, who had evacuated to her sister’s house in north Louisiana, coordinated the cleanup from there. “It was a scary time for me. I was petrified because we could see that the levees had been breached, but Ronnie didn’t even know about it. Luckily, he evacuated to safety until our crews could get in and clean up.” Far from a major disaster cleanup like the Superdome or the Convention Center, Sylvia says the formula for success at Three Divas and a Sugardaddy is the same. “Pulling your people together and surrounding yourself with people you can trust is important,” she says. “I enjoy disaster cleanup and we have a great team. At Three Divas, we have so much fun and we are not only family, we are friends. The girls who work with us are exceptional.” When it comes to working so closely with her daughter Laura and daughter-in-law Leonette, Sylvia could not be happier. “Leonette does an extraordinary job of showcasing our inventory. I have so much appreciation for her design and setup. And Laura, well, she is our number cruncher. If things get stressful, we just take turns having meltdowns.” Leonette has lived in Slidell her entire life. In fact, she was born at Slidell Memorial Hospital. Her hands-on experience helping with her stepfather’s dry cleaning business in Slidell equipped her well for running Three Divas and a Sugardaddy. “This is what I was meant to do. I like to coordinate things and see everything come together. And of course, I like to shop!” And she even enjoys working closely with her in-laws. “Laura and I were friends before


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I married Jason, and Sylvia is the sweetest person. She is just like my Mom. I have never seen her be unkind to anyone. My in-laws treat me like their own daughter.” Leonette credits Sylvia for her people skills. “Sylvia is great with everyone she meets, but especially with our employees, whom we love. She makes people feel awesome. She is the person who keeps in touch with emails and phone calls.” All the ladies bring a little of their own flavor to the store, from the rhinestone embellished black denim jacket featuring an Elvis silhouette (Sylvia’s favorite), to the kitchenware and home décor Leonette loves. But their aspiration was to open a store where customers can find a gift for anyone in any price range. With baby clothing and gifts, children’s clothing and accessories, bridal party gifts and gifts for the bride and groom, jewelry, men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, they have exceeded those aspirations. Not just for children and ladies, Three Divas carries the entire Jack Black men’s skin care line. You can choose from understated but classic ties for the college or NFL sports fan, masculine camouflage luggage for the rugged outdoorsmen, and tailgating necessities he will use for years to come. Moms on the go can go in style with trendy diaper bags, Natural Life Organic clothing, shoes by All Around Uptown Girls and Jimmy Crystal New York sunglasses. The Consuela line of

handbags, luggage and beach bags channels the Caribbean just in time for the warmer weather. In addition, they carry the Lafco, New York candle line, specialty soaps, home and outdoor décor, glazed pottery and custom tableware and linens. Handmade quilts from Sylvia’s hometown of Urania, Louisiana, stand in the front of the store, along with hand-made wares from many local and regional vendors. “We try to carry products from locals in here as much as possible,” Leonette says. If it’s made in the USA, Sylvia says they try to house it in the store. “We try to put as many things in here as we can that are made in America. It is definitely a priority for us.” Once you find that perfect gift, choose a greeting card from their extensive selection of Blue Mountain cards, while you wait for your complimentary gift wrapping. While Sylvia and Leonette share a common bond through their business endeavor, their strongest bond is the one they share as family. Their eyes fill with tears when they talk about their relationship. “I want to be there for my family. I hope to pass on to my grandchildren that they should love and enjoy their family while they are here,” Sylvia says.

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LASERS? YES, LASERS. This may sound like something out of a Star Wars movie, but lasers have become a valuable instrument in most, if not all, segments of dentistry. Lasers come in all shapes and sizes, but the critical difference is the type of tissue the laser will “cut.” This is described as either hard-tissue (teeth) or soft tissue (gums). In orthodontics, soft tissue lasers are the norm. Soft tissue lasers in orthodontics serve several purposes, and can reduce treatment time in some cases. For teeth that are slow to erupt, and covered with gum tissue, your orthodontist can “uncover” the tooth and glue a brace on at that visit. This allows the orthodontist to move that tooth into the proper position sooner than simply waiting for it to erupt. The laser is great for contouring the gums around teeth to improve the smile esthetics. It is also super for removing swollen gum tissue due to less than stellar hygiene, nickel allergy or mouth breathing.

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The entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes, and in most instances is performed under topical anesthesia (no shots). The discomfort is minimal; the best frame of reference is a pizza burn, and the healing process is usually a matter of days. Another feature is that the procedure is bloodless. Lasers have entered the realm of dentistry and are here to stay. They are a great tool that allows for increased esthetics, better results, and—when appropriate—more efficient treatment.

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1| The City of Slidell’s Bayou Jam concert series returned on March 13 with a performance by The Topcats. 2| NORDC/NOBA Center For Dance Seniors take top medals at the Greater New Orleans Senior Olympics held at Clearview Mall. The “Sassy Seniors” won silver, and the “Jazzy Seniors” (shown) from St. Bernard NORDC Center took gold.

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3| Congratulations to Salmen High School senior, Zephniah Rudolph who was chosen as the first winner of the HERO award. The award is given to a local high school student who is nominated and is co-sponsored by Charter Business and Sophisticated Woman magazine. 4| Students in teacher Brittany Huguet’s English I class at St. Scholastica Academy recently went on a scavenger hunt to find items related to their reading of Jane Eyre. This activity was designed to have the students recall important facts from the book.

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ONCE AGAIN, WE HAVE had the opportunity to witness the generosity of the citizens of St. Tammany Parish and the strong devotion to duty held by parish workers, utility crews, Sheriff’s deputies and our fire fighters. On the morning of March 9, three tornadoes hit St. Tammany Parish: one in the Bush/Waldheim area, one north of Lacombe, and one northeast of Slidell. Neighbors were out immediately helping neighbors. Emergency personnel were on the scenes quickly and worked with amazing speed and efficiency. While homeland security, deputies and firefighters were assessing damage and our public works crews were clearing streets for emergency traffic.

Some of the examples of generosity include: the service station on the corner of East Gause and Pearl in Slidell provided hot coffee in the rain to emergency responders, American Red Cross volunteers provided assistance in the Lake Village Subdivision, and Home Depot donated tarps and labor to some of the worst hit homes. This community came out strongly to help its own. In light of the recent events in Japan, we are all thankful these storms did not cause any loss of life in St. Tammany. As the world prayed for our area postKatrina, now our hearts go out to the citizens of that devastated country.

Come Out For an Enchanted Evening at Heritage Park

WRITTEN BY FREDDY DRENNAN, MAYOR OF SLIDELL

I AM EXTENDING AN invitation to you and your family and friends, to come out to Heritage Park on Saturday, April 30, for the city’s ninth annual Some Enchanted Evening with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert begins at 6 p.m. but you will want to arrive early to enjoy all of the pre-concert festivities. Admission is free. The evening begins at 4 p.m. with an Enchanted Art Walk where local artists will demonstrate their talents and have their works on display. And of course there’s the annual Mayor’s Picnic Contest. I’m challenging everyone to get their family and friends together and create the perfect picnic scene. In the past we’ve had patriotic picnics, Cajun cooking and all kinds of clever themes. So grab your blankets, picnic baskets, ice

chests and decorations and come out to Heritage Park to enjoy a magical evening. During intermission, I will recognize the most creative picnic spreads and announce the winners of each of these four categories: Perfect Interlude (most romantic setting), Chromatic Overtures (most creative picnic spread), Grand Staff (best presentation by an organization or office group), and Minor Scales (little folks with big ideas—ages 12 and under). Participants should register near the gazebo in Heritage Park starting at 5 p.m. I look forward to seeing how creative you can get. I urge everyone to show their community spirit and participate in this event.

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WRITTEN BY LACEY TOLEDANO, WEST ST. TAMMANY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT

WE ARE PLEASED TO announce that booth sales are underway for our 17th annual EXPO—the region’s largest business trade show—set to take place on May 4. We have secured a new location in the River Chase Shopping Center on Highway 21 (the former Linens N’ Things space), near I-12. This convenient location will allow for higher visibility and increased foot traffic for our exhibitors. Another change this year is the time frame, which will be from 3–7 p.m. We expect available booth space to sell fast. We are also in the midst of our annual Membership Drive. If you are a business owner who has thought about joining the chamber, now is the time! Or, if you

are already a member with a desire to get involved, this is a fun way to start! Recruiting efforts will be led by the Membership Drive Committee and its chairman Cynthia Thompson of Merrill Lynch. We will have several teams that will compete to recruit the most new members. Our goal is 100 new members and our team captains are geared up to meet that goal. But more importantly, we hope to develop relationships with these new members, and help them learn the value of chamber membership. If you are interested in becoming a member of our chamber or an exhibitor at EXPO 2011 call 892-3216 or visit www.sttammanychamber.org.

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SignatureThe _____________________________________________ April 4, Aces Against Aneurysms. purpose of April 13, Votes For Women 90th Anniversary Cocktail the tennis tournament is to raise funds for aneurysm Reception at Benedict’s Plantation, Mandeville. Tickets support and education in the community. Pelican are $45 per person/$90 per couple. Call 985-875-9388. ________________________________________________ Athletic Club, Mandeville.Date To register contact April 14, East St. Tammany Chamber Business After bfisher@thepac.com. Hours. 5–7 p.m. at Cross Gates Family Fitness, 200 N. April 5, SBAC Forum—“How to get Government Military Rd., Slidell. Email info@estchamber.com. Contracts.” Open to all chamber members, this will be April 16, Hospice Foundation of the South’s 8th an open dialogue where participants will be able to Annual Crawfish Cook-Off. 60 teams boiling crawfish share information and learn from others. 8–9 a.m. at all the crawfish you can eat. 11 a.m.–7 p.m. at Fritchie the Chamber office in Covington. Call 985-892-3216. Park in Slidell. www.hospicefoundationofthesouth.org. April 7, 2011 YMCA Heroes Award Luncheon, April 16, Annadele’s Plantation annual Eater Egg Hunt. 11:30 a.m. at Fleur de lis Event Center, Mandeville. Call Buffet and fun for the entire family. 71518 Chestnut St, 985-893-9622. Covington. 10 a.m. –2 p.m. Call 985-809-7669. April 8, Northlake Newcomers ‘White Elephant Bingo’ April 18, Kitty Cleveland and Fr. John Talamo Luncheon at Beau Chene Country Club, Mandeville. Holy Hour concert from 7–8 pm. Our Lady of the 10am Reservations required. Members $25, Guests Lake Church, 312 Lafitte St., Mandeville. $28. Call 985-626-5588 or infonewcomers@aol.com. Email MariaBurk504@aol.com, or call 985-893-4060. April 8-10, Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival. Bring the whole family out for rides, arts and crafts, live music, shopping and April 21, Hammond Chamber Community and the best strawberries in Business Expo. 5–8 p.m. at Southeastern’s University the state! Gates open Center. Call 985-345-4457. at 4 pm on the 8th. April 24, Annadele’s Plantation will be serving a Downtown Ponchatoula. 3-course meal on Easter Sunday from 11 a.m. –3 p.m. Colors represented on this proof are an approximation of actual printed material. Call 800-917-7045. 71518 Chestnut St, Covington. Call 985-809-7669.

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Frittata Profumata (Frittata With Fresh Mixed Herbs) 10 sprigs Italian parsley, leaves only 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves 6 extra large eggs 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/3 pound cherry tomatoes, halved Salt and pepper to taste Wash and dry the parsley, basil and mint leaves. Finely chop the parsley. In a deep bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk. Add the herbs and a little salt and pepper to the beaten eggs. Place in a well oiled nine inch cake pan and sprinkle top with remaining salt and pepper and cherry tomatoes. Place into a preheated 350 degree oven and cook for about 20-25 minutes until golden and firm. Serve with crusty Italian bread and tossed salad, together with a full bodied red wine for a great meal. Chef’s tip: For additional flavor, top frittata with one cup grated provolone or mozzarella cheese over the tomatoes.

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WRITTEN BY DONALD VILLERE, MAYOR OF MANDEVILLE

SPRING IS UPON US, filling our lives and our community with new growth, colorful landscaping and a variety of outdoor activities. Here are just a few things happening in Mandeville, but for the latest updates, check out our website at www.cityofmandeville.com. The City of Mandeville in partnership with the Northshore Community Foundation, contracted with Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company to develop the Town Center Resiliency Plan. Grant funding for the plan was secured from the Louisiana Recovery Authority Comprehensive Resiliency Program. An intensive public planning process began in March and will be wrapping up at the time of this publishing. Final documents and plans will face final approval by the council in early June. Implementation embraces New Urbanism and Smart Growth principles to focus the city’s economic energy into a critical mass and provide for the civic needs of identity, community and sense

of place as well as provide an identifiable civic and city center; blending housing, offices and shops within walking distance of each other. Mandeville Live! free Friday concerts have been a success at the Mandeville Trailhead. The last one is scheduled for April 15, featuring Kingsroe. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert is from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Local vendors will have refreshments available for purchase as no outside food or drink is allowed. Join in the fun! On Saturday, April 9th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. volunteers are invited to clean and beautify Mandeville. Individuals, families and groups are encouraged to participate. This is also a great way for students to earn community service hours. Projects will include litter pick up, flower planting, weeding and mulching. Register by email at kmb@cityofmandeville.com or by calling Director Susan Russell at 985-3165.

The City of Mandeville in partnership with the Northshore Community Foundation contracted with Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company to develop the Town Center Resiliency Plan.

East St. Tammany Chamber Garners National Honor

WRITTEN BY DAWN SHARPE-BRACKETT, EAST ST. TAMMANY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CEO

“The chamber board is commended for its active involvement in the chamber’s operations, including participation in the annual Mid-Year Retreat and the Year-End Retreat to review the strategic plan.” “The chamber does an excellent job of recognizing volunteers for their efforts on behalf of the chamber.” “The chamber is commended for its comprehensive government affairs program focusing on issues at the local, state and federal levels.” “The chamber is commended for continuing to grow the program that its membership values most—the Annual Business and Community Showcase.” The mission of the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce is to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the region so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. To reserve your booth at the 2011 Business and Community Showcase, or membership visit our website at www.estchamber.com.

The U. S. Chamber of Commerce recognizes the East Chamber for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community.

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THE U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE announces that after a comprehensive review, it is awarding the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation. This prestigious honor puts the East St. Tammany Chamber among the top one percent of Chambers nationwide. The U. S. Chamber of Commerce recognizes the East Chamber for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community. “Accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit their local economy and for positively influencing action in their community,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber Executive Director of Political Affairs and Federation Relations. “We applaud these organizations for advancing the principles of free enterprise.” Special recognitions and remarks on the final report included:

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