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Enterprising Woman

Ashley Geoghegan, DVM, CVA, CVFT

VetNaturally by Dr. G

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A Breath of Fresh Air



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On the Cover: Enterprising Woman Ashley Geoghegan, VetNaturally by Dr. G.......... 22 Northshore Healthcare............................................. 6 Embrace a Life Beyond Cancer

You Night: Empowering Women............................ 8 Home Feature

Take in a Breath of Fresh Air.................................. 18



Behind the Scenes

Allure Dental

Our Enterprising Woman Cover Shoot................... 5

Redefining the Dental Experience......................... 14

Ashley Geoghegan, VetNaturally by Dr. G

Healing Pets Holistically.......................................... 22


FOOD & ENTERTAINING Foodies and Friends

NORTHSHORE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS Jennifer M. Fabre Therapeutic by Design Physical Therapy................ 7

Water, October and the End of Summer.............. 16 Island Kebabs.......................................................... 17 Cocktails

Spooktacular Potions for Halloween Notions....... 34



You Night: Empowering Women Life Beyond Cancer................................................... 8

HEALTH Disguise Vegetables in Your Family's Meals......... 11


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Fall Fashion Finds.................................................... 24 Manifesting What You Want

Believe. Ask. Receive............................................... 31

Creative Healthy Options


Our Fashion Picks

HOME & GARDEN Gardening

Growing Fall and Winter Veggies.......................... 12 Home Feature

Take in a Breath of Fresh Air................................... 18

LEGAL Doug Sunseri IRA Trusts: A Lasting Legacy.................................... 33

COMMUNITY Publisher’s Note........................................................ 6 Notes and Noteables............................................. 37 Kids Being Kids....................................................... 38 October Calendar................................................... 40

Sophisticated Woman Magazine

Behind the Scenes Enterprising Woman Ashley Geoghegan We met with our Enterprising Woman Ashley


Geoghegan at her home in Mandeville where she prepared for her cover photo shoot by having her makeup applied by Natalie Cogan at About

Publisher Lorie Hollis

Face and her hair styled by Heather Mahoney at

Art Director Pam Hendrix

H2O Salon Northshore. While she was getting

Graphic Artist Elise Apffel

pampered, we asked Dr. G some questions so we

Senior Account Executive Suzanne Lucido

could get to know her a little better.

Account Executives Sharon Bilbe, Stephanie Norman and Stacy Tobin

SW: What book are you reading?

Contributing Writers Joy Feldman, Pam Hendrix, Cindy

AG: Lean in: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook.

Lobert, Ellis V. Lucia, Lisa McKenzie, Michael Norman, Casey Perrin Robert, Mary Speed and Stacy Tobin

SW: What is your splurge food?

Contributing Photographers Pam Hendrix, Michelle

AG: Pizza, chocolate and wine. I may or may not

Preau, Kiki Randon and Steve Randon

have had all three of these at the same meal!

Fashion Editor Sharon Bilbe

SW: What is your dream vacation?

Production Gallinghouse Marketing + Creative

AG: Italy is one of my happy places. It’s on my vision board to spend a summer there with my family.

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SW: Advice to your 18 year-old self? AG: Keep working hard. It will pay off one day.

Contributors Joy Feldman, NC, JD is the author of two books on the essential principle of “you are what you eat.” Joy writes a column on children’s health issues and blogs for Sophisticated Woman.

Casey Perrin Robert holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from LSU and has been a practicing designer for over 10 years. She owns Chaleureux, a custom home décor boutique in Ponchatoula.

Elise Apffel received her BFA with a concentration in graphic design from UL Lafayette. She enjoys practicing yoga, going on bike rides and attending community events and festivals.

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Sharon Galatas Bilbe resides in Covington with her husband Charlie. Second to her passion for family is her passion to help women look and feel their best from the inside out. Sharon is the fashion editor for Sophisticated Woman.

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publisher's note

To Everything There Is A Season AS SEASONS COME, so they must go. October has always been my favorite time of the year. It is when the leaves change colors and begin to fall. I can`t wait to decorate my home with fall decorations and enjoy the cooler temperatures! However, this year is much different. To all of our readers who have grown to love our publication throughout the years, you can certainly empathize with the heartbreak we have had to face upon Joanne Gallinghouse’s sudden passing. With much consideration and love, Joanne’s family has made the decision to consolidate the two companies. Gallinghouse Marketing + Creative will merge into G&A Publishing operations with a renewed and strengthened focus on making Sophisticated Woman and Northshore`s Best everything she had ever envisioned it to be—and so much more. With this transition comes another change. I am honored and humbled to take the reigns and make decisions as I ask, "What would Joanne do?" Our team is dedicated to carrying out Joanne’s vision of growth and community outreach while continuing to bring the publication to the next level. Sophisticated Woman will always be about women inspiring and supporting women in all walks of life. Moving onward and upward you will notice changes in the look of our publication and its content. We will strive to evolve and also continue to grow our readership as we reach out to extended areas . Joanne once told me a story about a conversation that Walter and she had many years ago. He asked, “What happens when you run out of Enterprising Women to put on the cover?” Joanne’s reply, “Really Walter. That day will never come!”

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in our issue this month we are focusing on women's healthcare and healthcare providers. Whether it's cancer treatment, physical rehabilitation, women's wellness or any number of specialized areas, the Northshore offers top-notch providers with a tremendous selection of treatment options. Healthcare is one of those things you may not think about until you need it and Sophisticated Woman is proud to help you access the right healthcare professional when making those decisions.

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EDUCATION: Graduate of Northwestern State University, Natchitoches Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, Louisiana State University, Shreveport Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Kinesiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

AREAS OF PRACTICE: Rehabilitation & Manual Therapy for Spine Impairments & Chronic Neck/Back Pain Orthopedic Disorders | Intramuscular (Trigger Point) Dry Needling Neurodevelopmental Techniques | Fitness, Wellness & Therapeutic Massage

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: American Physical Therapy Association since 1999 Louisiana Physical Therapy Association since 1999 Accredited by Better Business Bureau since 2010

Jennifer M. Fabre P.T., Ph.D., CSCS

Therapeutic By Design Physical Therapy


licensed physical therapist Jennifer Fabre originally opened Therapeutic By Design Fitness and Wellness, LLC in 2004 in Baton Rouge and relocated to Mandeville in August of 2015. Fabre says the cornerstone of her practice is one-on-one, quality patient care. “Therapy is not only for treating a specific physical condition or diagnosis,” she explains. “It is about looking at the entire person and determining ways to alleviate the impact the physical condition has on that person’s overall well-being and quality of life.” Her personalized, hands-on approach means that each session is performed in a private, relaxed setting that allows for focused treatment. Unlike traditional clinics that see clients in a group-setting, at Therapeutic By Design each visit is customized for the individual patient. Her office offers traditional physical therapy, orthopedic and spine rehabilitation and wellness services as well as specialty treatments such as neuro-developmental techniques, sport rehabilitation, balance retraining for falls or vestibular impairment, treatment for chronic or progressive diseases, healthy aging and functional fitness programming. Fabre explains that, “whether you are recovering from a sports injury, coping with a life-altering debility, of average fitness and wanting to upgrade a workout routine, or perhaps seeking new ways to manage osteoarthritis, Therapeutic By Design Physical Therapy is dedicated to helping you become pain-free while optimizing, restoring and/or maintaining your overall fitness, function, and health according to your personal goals and lifestyle.” Jennifer M Fabre, PT, PhD, CSCS at Therapeutic By Design is located at 594 Asbury Drive, Suite D in Mandeville. For more information, call 985778-2282, email jennifermfabrept@cox.net or visit http://www.facebook.com/jennifermfabrept to book/contact. Sophisticated Woman | October 2018


An Empowering Program To Help Women Embrace A Life Beyond Cancer WRITTEN BY LISA MCKENZIE

THERE ARE OVER 15 million cancer survivors in the United States. In growing numbers, women in our communities are struggling with the emotional and physical aftermath of cancer. This includes everything from depression, lack of concentration and low energy, to psychological issues such as fear of recurrence or lack of self esteem due to the harsh physical changes from surgeries. Most physicians simply do not have enough time during routine office visits to deal with the psychosocial care that women require. Established in 2013, You Night’s mission is to create alternatives to traditional support groups by providing year-round empowering experiences for women who desire a sisterhood of support. You Night teaches cancer survivors how to overcome the physical and psychological challenges of cancer treatment through teamwork, coaching, and skills training. Our signature program is our "runway training program", where, for five months, participants work together to eventually show off their skills and teamwork in front of friends, family members and health care providers. Throughout their experience in our programs, participants are taught many powerful skills that cultivate a positive attitude of support. By asking survivors to step outside their comfort zones by 8

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becoming "runway super stars", they discover an inner strength and inner beauty that many of them did not know they had. After the program is over, the ladies remain in the program as "alumnae" and continue in activities that support each other's on-going needs, while they use their newfound strength to pay it forward to new participants. To date, You Night has helped 250 survivors adapt to and embrace their life after cancer in St. Tammany and New Orleans. Women who are looking for support from our organization and from women who "get it" (even if they don't want to walk the runway!) are encouraged to write us at teamyounight@gmail.com or visit: www. younightevents.com You Night St. Tammany will be held Thursday, October 25th at the Castine Center in Mandeville. Tickets start at $100. The evening features the runway show, and includes a post party with the Topcats, and food and beverages from favorite St. Tammany restaurants. The You Night Runway Empowerment program is funded by sponsor donations and gifts to the "We Lift You Up" Fund, a 501c3 non-profit fund established to help women embrace life beyond cancer. You Night Events LLC is located at 234 Lee Lane, Suite C in Covington. For more information, call 877-591-5936 visit younightevents.com.

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Eight Ways to Disguise Vegetables in Your Family’s Meals WRITTEN BY JOY FELDMAN, NC JD

Most Americans shy away from filling one half or more of their plate with vegetables. Yet these magnificent marvels should be the high point of your meal. They are loaded with abundant nutrients that benefit the blood, bones, and organs. Some even fight cancer. So how do you go about sneaking these vegetables into your young one’s daily diet? The following ideas are simple suggestions to creatively add more veggies into your family’s lifestyle. Feel free to add your own creative spirit. 1. Vegetable Chili: Instead of making chili mainly with beans, substitute cooked vegetables such as chopped onions, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower or others that you enjoy. 2. Vegetable Pizza: Try making your own pizza with a thin, wheat-free crust. Then add a thick layer of chopped vegetables. 3. Vegetable Enchilada or Taco: Instead of filling taco shells or enchiladas with beans or pork, fill them with cooked veggies. 4. Vegetable Sushi: For those who cannot stay away from sushi, make some Nori rolls at home filled with cooked vegetables. 5. Vegetable Enriched Meatloaf: When you make a meatloaf with ground meat, add precooked diced vegetables and some flavoring. 6. Vegetable Quiche: This food has been in vogue and enjoyed by many people for a long time. Just add a whole lot of veggies into the mix and even into your crust. 7. Vegetable Fritters or Vegetable Pancakes: Instead of using potatoes, try using zucchini or cauliflower in your favorite recipe. Have some fun with these simple ideas, and watch your children devour their healthy foods. Here’s to your Health!!
















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Growing Fall and Winter Veggies WRITTEN BY MICHAEL NORMAN

YES YOU CAN grow veggies in the fall and winter! In fact, I prefer this time of year to be in the garden. The weeds are not as aggressive, there are fewer bugs feasting and the weather is quite pleasant and typically much less humid. The first step toward home-grown vegetables is preparing the garden. After removing all of the spent summer plants, lightly turn over the soil while adding some good organic fertilizer­–I prefer to use rabbit manure–and a little Epsom salt. Be certain the bed or container drains well. Plant roots need oxygen. If they are constantly in soggy soil, they will rot and drown. The following is a list of veggies you can grow on the Northshore during the fall and winter: Root Veggies – beets, carrots, garlic, radishes, parsnips, turnips. Plant these by directly seeding them into the ground. Plant the seed about ¼ inch deep, and thin the plants to leave a space of about 3 inches in between. Leafy veggies – Lettuce, collard greens, swiss chard, mustard greens, spinach. These may either be direct seeded or by transplanting seedlings. Again, sow seed about ¼ inch deep, and thin to a 6 inch spacing between plants. Cole crops – broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower. These are best started by setting out transplants, leaving a spacing of about 18 inches between them. When purchasing transplants, look for healthy, compact seedlings. Although you can find many seedlings at the big box stores, I prefer to patronize the locally owned feed and seed stores. I find the staff at these to be most knowledgeable and helpful. So get out in the garden, enjoy the great fall weather and grow your own healthy food!

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Water, October And The End of Summer WRITTEN BY ELLIS V. LUCIA

WATER. In my hometown you were never very far from water. It seems as if I’ve spent my life seeking it or it seeking me. The former was preferred as there was no better way to beat the heat. The latter was no fun because in Louisiana you run out of higher ground quickly. My childhood home was five houses from the Mississippi River and a ferry landing. From a child’s perspective the 24-foot high levee was a monumental playground built for cardboard box sledding and various games involving endlessly rolling down the slope and onto the apron that bordered the River Road. On the river side of the levee from its base to the Mississippi’s edge is called the batture. Lined with willow and river birch, elm and sycamore the batture was an amusement park and a constant source of mystery. There was no shortage of respectful mischief rising like the tide from young inventive minds. Ponding water created fishing holes and adjacent sandy pits made for imaginary quicksand that could swallow you whole. It's not just the river—bayous, lakes, swamps, even swimming pools are ubiquitous. It’s hard to imagine the justification for a swimming pool in this state. When my wife asks me to turn the 16 16 Sophisticated Sophisticated Woman Woman || October October 2018 2018

sprinkler system on it’s not unusual for me to wait 15 minutes to see if it rains. Or if she asks if it’s going to rain and I answer yes. I had an Uncle Dominic who had a fishing camp for a home. You could walk out of his front door and drop a crab net or a fishing line into the water. Dinner? Done. Didn’t even need a pole. You could even scoop your own bait. We all loved going to visit Uncle Dom. No end to the amusement. I would tell you about summer weekend days spent gliding on water skis on the peaty, ale colored water of Blind River. But it would include tales of gators and moccasins and I don’t want to scare you. I’m reasonably sure if you are short of money and you desperately need a swimming pool all you would have to do is put shovel to earth and keep digging. The water will find you. This is why October is my favorite month as it marks the end of our five months of summer and relief from the oppressive heat and unpredictable rain. It is also the time I can remove the life jacket that I have taken to wearing at home. With the cooler weather at our doorstep here’s my recipe for Island Kebabs you can cook indoor or out.


Island Kebabs Ingredients: 1

whole chicken breast (two halves/about 1 lb)

1 pound beef tenderloin ½ cup olive or canola oil 3 cups pineapple juice 1 cup unfiltered apple cider vinegar ½ cup soy sauce ½ cup teriyaki sauce 4 cloves garlic mashed 1 tablespoon preferred hot sauce 1 tablespoon honey or Steen’s cane syrup (optional) ½ fresh pineapple cut into chunks 1 red bell pepper cut into 1 ½ in pieces 1 green bell pepper cut into 1 ½ in pieces 4 small red onions quartered 12 whole button mushrooms

Directions: 1. Mix the liquid ingredients and the garlic in a stainless steel or glass mixing bowl. 2. Pour half the liquid evenly into two separate quart freezer bags. 3. Add the chicken to one bag and the beef to another and roll to coat all pieces and

marinate for up to eight hours.

4. Add four tablespoons olive or canola oil to all the vegetables and fruit to a gallon bag 5. Place all vegetables and fruit on a cookie sheet or in a foil roasting pan and

toss with olive oil, kosher salt and pepper.

6. Keep the proteins separate and assemble the kebabs first with a mushroom

then with alternating vegetables, protein and fruit ending with a mushroom.

7. Cook outdoor over a hot charcoal/gas grill or indoor on a griddle, turning once.

Cook beef to desired doneness and cook chicken until it is fully cooked. Sophisticated Woman | October 2018 17


take in a


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“I NEVER THOUGHT I was a Beau Chene person until I walked into

From the first visit to the house, the couple knew they wanted to

this house,” says homeowner Michelle Sunseri of the residence she and

open up the floor plan and lighten the palette. A thirty-foot wall was

husband Doug recently remodeled together. Her sister, who has lived in

demolished, and in its place now stands a bricked archway that is

that area for years, was campaigning for them to find a home close to

strengthened by a steel beam. Here, where the smooth wood flooring

her when they began house-hunting. Finding this place at the end of

of the living and kitchen spaces seemlessly blend, light pours in from

their search, after residing in the home she was left by her late husband,

the breakfast area windows, keeping heavy-texture materials airy in

was a gift to their blended family.

feel. The older, typically 1990s-era wood stair railing was replaced

“Our family tree is a bush,” she smiles. With five children between

by wrought-iron spindles that emphasize the beautiful curve of

them, ranging from young adulthood, law school, college and high

the entry hall stairs. A single piece of statement art by a Louisiana

school, their dream home had to be roomy and comfortable, but not

painter perfectly punctuates the space, and sets the tone for the rest

so large that they’d never see one another when everyone is home.

of the house: it is all elegantly simple, with thoughtful detailing.

Michelle runs the northshore branch of the law firm she co-owns with

Of all the decisions that were made for the home, one stands out

Doug, while he runs the southshore office. Taking on a full remodel–a

as the easiest: the Patagonia quartzite used for the kitchen counter.

total gutting and rebuilding–of a house in the middle of daily life was no

Michelle fell in love with it early on in the project and wouldn’t

small feat, but they’ve accomplished more than what they set out to do.

consider using anything else. The hardest? Finding the right white

Michelle is proud to have done the contracting and project

paint for the walls! “We probably went through fifty sample jars of

management herself for the remodel. “I have learned so much

white paint! There were swatches everywhere, and each was a little

about how things are made,” she says humbly. It’s obvious that the

different.” Finally settling on Sherwin-Williams Pure White, the wall

undertaking was a passion project for her, and it has resulted in a

throughout the house were all sprayed the same color. This creates

place she truly feels proud of. Taking on a project of this magnitude

a bountiful, oxygenated feel from room to room, as though you can

would never have been possible without the help of a talented

breathe more deeply inside this home than you can outside in the

carpenter, and Michelle raves about the team she found. Over the

heavy Louisiana air.

course of the project, they have become like an extended family. “I

Michelle spends as much time as she can in the petite sunroom off

would come over after work to see the progress, and just sit outside

the kitchen, from where she can see outside and inside all at once.

under the big oak tree,” she says. Over appromimately six months of

Loads of sunlight fill the room, where she used French-inspired

work, enormous changes have been made.

furnishings in a tidy, neat way to achieve a timeless ambience, with Sophisticated Woman | October 2018 19


In the MASTER SUITE, the COLOR palette remains NEUTRAL while the


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home bits of Louisiana flavor mixed in. Cypress beams in the kitchen give an architectural rhythm to the heart of the home. Large-scale lighting and Shaker-style painted cabinetry combine in a crisp balance for a clean, tidy, warm family space. A hallway is lined with antique doors, each one different, adding a bit of surprise to the story of the home. In the master suite the color palette remains neutral while the textures take over. The bedroom sports a beautiful focal wall of reclaimed wood and a pair of rustic sliding doors to the bathroom, and the classic furnishings provide the balance needed to create a luxurious and restful suite. A bit of sparkle from the mirrored nightstands adds a hotelstyle touch. Behind the footed tub, a mortar-washed brick wall plays with light and shadow. Though the room is largely open, the feeling is enveloping and warm just like the family who lives here.

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PASSION IS A funny thing. Some people try to find theirs for decades. Others know their life purpose before they can even recite the alphabet. Such is the case for veterinarian Dr. Ashley Geoghegan—affectionately known as Dr. G. “My goal was always veterinary medicine,” she said. “There was never a Plan B.” A glimpse into her past might reveal why. Growing up, pets were simply part of her family. After dinner, her parents would grab bags of dog or cat food and take Dr. G and her brother to feed colonies of stray animals. Her love and compassion for animals of all kinds started at a very young age. “I feel more myself when I’m around animals,” she said. “I feel off when there are no animals around. I can remember my childhood neighbors’ pets and their names, but I can’t remember my neighbors’ names,” she chuckled. Dr. G strives to adopt shelter, stray or abandoned animals—specifically the ones that no one else will adopt. “I find the misfits, or maybe they find me,” she said. Now a mother herself, she has four young, energetic children and equally energetic pets. “At this point, I’m trying to keep the animal kingdom to a dull roar,” she laughed. “We’re down to two dogs, three feral cats, one bearded dragon and some fish.” She firmly believes that having pets is beneficial to children, teaching them empathy, compassion and responsibility. Dr. G grew up in New Orleans and attended the University of Miami on an ROTC scholarship. She graduated from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and entered the US Army as an officer. She traveled the world caring for the canines who serve our country. She treated President Bush’s bomb dogs as well as the 9/11 search and rescue canines. Dr G also had the honor of serving at Guantanamo Bay, caring for the dogs who guard the prisoners. She was slated for anti-terrorist training in Iraq when tragedy struck. Her husband Dr. Shaun Carpenter was diagnosed with cancer, and Dr. G flew home to take care of him. She completely overhauled their lifestyle, threw away most of the food in their pantry and replaced it with whole organic foods. “I started researching natural treatments and holistic approaches to caring for our bodies and was very encouraged by the results,” she explained. “It soon occurred to me, if this works on people, why not on animals?”

cover story With a husband who was now cancer free and doing great in the new lifestyle, Dr G turned her focus toward the health of her four-legged patients. She owned a mobile veterinary clinic at the time, and after eight years she had begun to feel burned out. “I saw the same patients with the same problems, year after year. They were living but not thriving,” she said. “It was always, take this pill, take this medicine. I knew something had to change, and I knew that I could be the one to change it.” Intrigued by the possibility of combining Eastern and Western medicine, Dr. G began integrative medical training under the renowned Dr. Huisheng Xie of the Chi Institute. She then opened VetNaturally offering integrative and holistic treatments like acupuncture, food therapy, Chinese herbs, medical massage, essential oils and laser therapy. These treatments have given new hope to once paralyzed patients who now walk with “nothing but needles and herbs” as well as cancer patients and everyone in between. Dr. G is an enthusiastic champion of her craft. “I really enjoy working with the referring veterinarians and having a team approach to health care. When patients get the best of the east with VetNaturally and the best of the west from their family veterinarian, the results are truly incredible.” With an abundance of gratitude to Mandeville Animal Hospital for housing VetNaturally for the last few years, Dr. G has set her sights on the future. She is expanding her services and building a state-of-the-art new facility created by architects Greenleaf Lawson and Sal Longo, with construction by Brett Davis. The Girod Street treatment center in Mandeville won’t be an ordinary veterinarian’s office. Dr. G envisions a holistic veterinary medical center with a pet spa, medical massage, medical baths for geriatric patients, luxurious pet suites, and a grassy playground with water features—all with a focus on the community. “We want pet parents to enjoy our new place, too,” she says. The building is set to break ground this fall. “We’re not ahead of curve,” she says with a smile. “We’re defining it.” Dr. G is a clear leader in her field. She guest teaches integrative medicine at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine as well as the Chi Institute in Florida where she received her integrated certification. Her training and life experience have come full circle. She recalls being a veterinary student at LSU and a professor pointing out every one of her furry patients in a treatment row of 100 cages. This professor pointed to a cage and said, “Geoghegan,” then point to another, “Geoghegan, Geoghegan.” A fellow student asked the professor how she knew these were Dr. G’s patients. “Because they all have a pillow, they all have a blanket and they all have a toy,” she quipped. Dr. G continues to bring the same compassion, love and tender care to every one of her patients. VetNaturally by Dr. G is located in Mandeville. For more information, please call 985-718-999 or visit vetnaturally.com. The future home of VetNaturally will be at 123 Girod St. in Mandeville. Sophisticated Woman | October 2018 23


Falling for Color

Savannah: Rust draw string midi dress, $199.

Light peach crystal necklace, $189. Rust corduroy mule, $65.

Alexis: Black & white stripped tie-front mini dress $115. Jessie: Floral cold shoulder blouse $57,Black pull on wide-leg corduroy, $65, Jet crystal drop earrings $68, All items: Cameo Boutique 24 Sophisticated Woman | October 2018


Cool Hues

Jessie: Navy lace-front blouse with cold shoulder, $57 | Flare-leg jeans, $199 | Dark tan bootie, $125 | Navy watch, $175 – Cameo Boutique Alexis: 2-layer denim jacket $75 | Stone suede tank, $65 | Ivory pull-on bell-bottom corduroy, $65 | Stone necklace, $52 | Peach crystal bracelet, $168 – Cameo Boutique Ivory suede pointed-toe mules, $89 – Shoeffle’ Savannah: Navy floral mini dress, $98 – Cameo Boutique. Gold cuff bracelet, $16 –Columbia Street Mercantile Black open-toe booties, $119 – Shoeffle’

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Soft Shades

Savannah: Gold heathered cowl-neck shift dress, $38 – Columbia Street Mercantile White crystal bracelet, $168 – Cameo Boutique Natural and black faux snakeskin ankle boots, $98 – Shoeffle’ Alexis: Coral floral tie-neck halter, $74 | Coral floral flutter shorts, $74 Rose & gold fringe earrings, $21 – Cameo Boutique Black suede ankle-strap heels, $89 – Shoeffle’

Jessie: Olive v-neck suede dress, $79 | Stone black necklace, $68 – Cameo Boutique Black open toe booties $119, Shoeffle’

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Alexis: Goldenrod smocked-top jumpsuit, $46 | Gold tassel earrings, $12 – Columbia Street Mercantile, Black suede ankle-strap heels, $89 – Shoeffle’

Savannah: Geometric printed blouse, $69 | Black skinny pull-on trousers, $69 – Columbia Street Mercantile, Jet-black drop earrings, $68 – Cameo Boutique Black open-toe booties, $119 – Shoeffle’ Jessie: Muted berry bandage dress with ruffle top detail, $ 74 – Columbia Street Mercantile, Rose lux kid-suede heels, $89 – Shoeffle’ Sophisticated Woman | October 2018 27

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T h e P l a c e To F i n d S o m e t h i n g S p e c i a l

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Believe. Ask. Receive.

October 18-21


TO HAVE THE things we want, we go through a time-tested process of believing, asking, then receiving. This concept may seem simplistic; however, recall when you were a youth and decided that you wanted an item or permission to go somewhere. You asked and believed that the adults in your life would follow through or that that special person would ask you out and it happened. How you decide what you want has a process too. In the book Success Principles, Jack Canfield writes, “You have control over three things in your life—the thoughts you think, the images you visualize and the actions you take (your behavior).” For example: The thoughts you think: I want a new phone. The images you visualize: I want the phone to have the capacity to take photographs at long range and be small enough to fit in my back pocket. I can see myself opening the box. I see myself making my first call. The actions you take: I am going to send my spouse an email with a photograph of this phone and let him know that I would like for us to plan to go phone shopping Friday afternoon. In this process, you have used your powers of thinking, visualizing and taking action to believe, ask and then receive. Vince Lombardi once said, “Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” Practice leads to perfected behavior. Good news—we can master new processes to effect new outcomes! What we think about truly matters. The next three months will see the realization of dreams coming true and the magic of the holidays abounding. The magic is BELIEVING. Do you remember that magic you had to believe as a child? You still have that magic!

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OFTEN, THE LARGEST liquid asset in an estate is the money contained in a qualified deferred compensation plan such as an IRA or 401(k) plan. Money in IRA accounts will not normally be covered by a will. Instead, an IRA inheritance is distributed according to beneficiary designation forms. If you hold significant assets in one or more individual retirement accounts, you might want to consider setting up a special type of revocable living trust that is specifically designed to act as the beneficiary of your IRAs after you die. An IRA Trust is a specific type of revocable living trust designed for the sole purpose of holding your IRA accounts for a beneficiary after your death. Different sub-trusts maybe established within the IRA trust agreement for multiple beneficiaries, including your married spouse. Each sub-trust may be designed to fit the unique needs of each beneficiary. For example, you might decide to have the required minimum distributions be held inside the IRA trust, which means the funds can only be used for the benefit of the beneficiary as determined at the discretion of the trustee. This is often called an accumulation trust. Another option is to have the required minimum distributions paid out to the beneficiary at the time the trust receives each distribution. This type of arrangement is referred to as a conduit trust. If you want to create a lasting legacy for your family, the sub-trusts established within the IRA trust agreement can be set up to continue for many years into the future. Finally, since the IRA trust is a revocable trust, you can change the terms of any or all of the subtrusts at any time prior to your death.



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Spooktacular Potions for Halloween Notions BOO-YAH! From a pumpkin flavored sweet treat to a bloody good savory sensation, these cocktails will help you welcome the cooler temperatures and celebrate the fall season. Try some of our tricks and give yourself a treat with our to-die-for cocktails!

The Great Pumpkin

Witches Brood

1½ ounces vanilla flavored vodka 1½ ounces Irish cream liqueur 1½ ounces pumpkin flavored liqueur 1cup ice cubes Nutmeg and cinnamon Dollup of whipped cream

1½ ounces vodka 1 ounce blue curacao 1 ounce sweet and sour mix 1 ounce grenadine 1 ounce cranberry juice Lemon peel garnish

Combine the vanilla flavored vodka, Irish cream liqueur and pumpkin flavored liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Shake until ice cold. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with cinnamon and nutmeg. Add whipped cream and serve.

Combine vodka, blue curacao, sweet and sour mix, grenadine, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until combined. Strain into a chilled glass and add ice. Garnish with lemon peel.

Toil & Trouble

First Bite

1 ounce rye whiskey 1 ounce sweet vermouth 1 ounce Cynar Ice cubes 1 lemon twist Pinch of salt for garnish

2 ounces vodka 4 ounces tomato juice ½ tablespoon lemon or lime juice 1 splash Worcestershire sauce 3 dashes hot sauce 1 teaspoons horsradish

Combine the whiskey, vermouth and Cynar in a chilled glass. Add ice cubes and stir. Squeeze the lemon and add to the glass. Garnish with a pinch of salt.

Stir gently and pour all ingredients into highball glass. Garnish with celery, olives, cherry tomotoes or any other pickled vegetables.

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Dr. Jennifer Owens Joins North Oaks Surgical Associates General Surgeon Jennifer Owens, MD, has joined North Oaks Surgical Associates in Hammond and Livingston. Owens earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She completed her residency through the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, also in New Orleans. Owens specializes in diagnosis of and surgical intervention for complex health conditions including but are not limited to breast cancer-related procedures, colonoscopy, colon resections, gallbladder removal, hernia repair, laparoscopic and robotic procedures, tumor excisions, splenectomy and thyroidectomy. North Oaks Surgical Associates operates clinics in Hammond and Livingston. 

Springfield Sailor Returns from Deployment Aboard USS New York A 2017 Springfield High School graduate and Springfield, Louisiana, native is one of more than 1,000 sailors who recently returned to Naval Station Mayport after a six-month deployment to the Middle East and Mediterranean. Seaman Kiani Miller is a Navy Operations Specialist aboard the New York, an amphibious transport dock ship. The New York is a memorial to a horrific tragedy and spectacular heroism from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. More than seven tons of reclaimed steel was integrated into the ship’s bow structure from the World Trade Center. Miller and other sailors know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes, one that will provide a critical component of the Navy the nation needs. 

Avanti Senior Living’s Glamorous Event Guests at Avanti Senior Living’s Glamorous event, sponsored by Sophisticated Woman, enjoyed an afternoon of sipping champagne, shopping at pop-up boutiques by Kendra Scott, Chaleureux, Ruby Ribbon, Kay-la Handbags and Inn with the Oils essential oils, and spa services courtesy of Stone Creek Club and Spa and Maison de Cheveux. Sophisticated Woman | October 2018 37



Hawk Day at Hannan Archbishop Hannan High School held Hawk Day on Monday, August 6th for all students.  This was a day for students to take yearbook pictures, pick up all necessary items, load up their lockers and visit with old friends and faculty.  Pictured from left are Giovanni & Rachel Latuso and Rowan and Katie Smith.

Mayor Mike Cooper Receives Award From St. Paul’s St. Paul’s Student Council President, Josh Rovira, presents Covington Mayor and Saint Paul's Alumnus, Mike Cooper with a gift. The mayor proclaimed the week of September 10-16th "Saint Paul's Week" in honor of the 100 years of service to education by the Christian Brothers at Saint Paul's School.

Madisonville Students Learn About Mindset Students in Mrs. Walker’s 2nd grade gifted class at Madisonville Elementary have been learning about how to be great thinkers and having the right mindset to learn. Students used accountable talk to sort and analyze different situations if they were growth or fixed mindsets. Students pictured: Jacob Gonzales, Tabitha Morgan, Ivie Stockman & Sam Digby.

Shadow Day at SSA SSA student Clara Rainey and prospective student Charlotte Tepper prepare for Charlotte’s shadow day.

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Nine STPPS Scholars Named National Merit Semifinalists Nine STPPS students representing three high schools were named 2019 National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. These students, who are ranked among the highest performing high school students in the state and the top one percent in the nation, will compete for prestigious National Merit Scholarships later this school year. The semifinalists are Christopher Le from Fontainebleau High; Martha Clark, Madelyn Mendoza, and Matt Richardson from Mandeville High; and Courtney Gasser, Dalton Lovitt, Dustin MacLaughlin, Austin Thombs, and John Yu from Northshore High. For the third time in the last four years, Northshore High boasts the most National Merit Semifinalists of any traditional public non-magnet high school in the state of Louisiana with five semifinalists. “Congratulations to these young men and women as well as their families,” said Superintendent Trey Folse. “This accomplishment is the result of years of hard work and dedication by these students with the support of their families, teachers, and schools.”

Saint Paul’s National Merit Semifinalists Saint Paul’s School is pleased to announce that eight members of the Class of 2019 have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Jackson Gold, Hyde Healy, Ross Hightower, Cullen Irwin, Stephen Millet, David Needles, Andrew Norlin, and Christopher Wilson are included in the academically talented group of high school seniors who will compete for some of the 7,500 National Merit Scholarships valued at over $31 million dollars. Saint Paul's Nation Merit Semifinalists for 2019 include: David Needles, Stephen Millet, Cullen Irwin, Jackson Gold, Ross Hightower, Christopher Wilson, Andrew Norlin, and Hyde Healy.

SSA National Merit Semifinalists St. Scholastica Academy Seniors Gabi Bradford and Meg Mercante have been named National Merit Semifinalists. Over 1.6 million juniors entered the competition by taking the PSAT last October. Meg and Gabi earned this honor by scoring in the top 1% of students nationwide. They are now eligible to compete for $31 million dollars in scholarship money and to be named National Merit Finalists.  Not only do Meg and Gabi represent our  Benedictine tradition of Study magnificently, they fulfill our other three values of Prayer, Work and Community every day at SSA.  We are proud to call them SSA Doves. 

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St. Tammany Parish Fair. St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds, Columbia Street, Covington.

4wWings & Wine Benefit for Northlake Nature Center. 7 p.m., The Wild Bird Center, 2033 N. Highway 190, Covington. northlakenature.org/wings-and-wine-2018. 5

Carey Street Crawl. 5–10 p.m., 200 block of Carey St., Slidell. Scales & Ales. 8–11 p.m., Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans. audubonnatureinstitute.org/scales-and-ales.


STAA Covington Art Market. 10 a.m–2 p.m., Art Alley, 320 N. Columbia Street, Covington. Wicked Wine Run. 3 p.m., Pontchartrain Vineyards, Bush. wickedwinerun.com. OXtober Fest Beer Fest. 3–6 p.m., Covington Trailhead. oxtoberfest.org. Northshore Cajun Dance. Dance lessons at 7 p.m., live music at 8 p.m., $10 non-members/$8 members, Abita Springs Town Hall. northshorecajundancers.com.


Bras for a Cause. 6–9 p.m., Northshore Harbor Center, Slidell. 985-788-8238 or brasforacausela.com.


Wooden Boat Festival Kickoff Party. 7:30–10:30 p.m., Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, 985-845-9200 or woodenboatfest.org.


Field of Screams Halloween Trails. 6:30–10 p.m., free, Covington Recreation Complex, 985-892-1873.


Fall Fest Arts & Crafts Show. 9 a.m–3 p.m., Coquille Sports Complex, Covington. Northshore on Tap: Homebrew and Craft Beer Experience. 1–5 p.m., Slidell Municipal Auditorium. hospicefoundationofthesouth.org/events. Fall For Art: Art & Music Festival. 6–9 p.m., free, downtown Covington, 985-892-8650, sttammanyartassociation.org. Jazz’n the Vines. 6:30–9 p.m. (Gates at 5), Pontchartrain Vineyards, Bush. pontchartrainvineyards.com.


Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Mulberry & Water Streets along the Tchefuncte River, Madisonville. woodenboatfest.org.


Warrior Wing Cook-off and Block Party. 11 a.m–3 p.m., 200 block of Cousin Street, Olde Towne Slidell. Admission $10. 40 Sophisticated Woman | October 2018

Standing Events EVERY 2ND & 4TH MONDAY SOS Survivors of Suicide Support Group. 6:30–8 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1895 Highway 190, Mandeville, 985-237-5506, stops-la.org.

EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY Northshore Table Tennis Club, 6:30–9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on Saturdays, 22519 Highway 36, Abita Springs.

EVERY WEDNESDAY Covington Farmers Market. 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., covingtonfarmersmarket.org.

EVERY 3RD TUESDAY LIFE Lab Lecture Series, presented by Avanti Senior Living. 6 p.m., free, 2234 Watercross Parkway, Covington, avanti-sl.com/events.

EVERY 3RD THURSDAY Women of Infinite Possibilities. 10 a.m.– noon, St. Anthony’s Gardens, 601 Holy Trinity Dr., Covington, 985-867-5234, womenofwip.org.

EVERY THURSDAY AND SATURDAY Lafitte Street Market. 4–8 p.m. on Thursdays; 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturdays, 698 Lafitte St., Mandeville.

EVERY FRIDAY “Legacies for All” Estate Planning. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $500 per basic estate plan that includes a will, power of attorney and living will, Christie Tournet & Associates, 1795 W. Causeway Approach, Suite 103A, Mandeville, 985-951-2177. Free Wine Tastings at Martin Wine Cellar. 4:30–6:30 p.m. 2895 Highway 190, Mandeville, 985- 951-8081.

EVERY SATURDAY Covington Farmers Market. 8 a.m.–noon, 609 N. Columbia St. on side lawn of the Covington Police Department, covingtonfarmersmarket.org. Hammond Farmers Market. 8 a.m.–noon, corner of W. Thomas St. and S.W. Railroad Ave., downtown Hammond, 985-277-5680, dddhammond.com. Camellia City Market. 8 a.m.–noon., 1808 Front St., Slidell, camelliacitymarket.org. Mandeville Trailhead Community Market. 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Mandeville Trailhead Cultural Interpretive Center, 985-624-3147, mandevilletrailheadmarket.com. Pearl River’s Honey Island Art and Farmers Market. 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 64378 Highway 41, Pearl River, 985-807-4447. Covington Brewhouse Tours. 11:30 and 12:30, free, 226 E. Lockwood St., Covington.

EVERY SUNDAY Abita Springs Farmers Market. Noon–4 p.m., Abita Trailhead, 985-807-4447, mrnmedic@gmail.com. Ponchatoula Farmers Market. Noon–4 p.m., 10 E. Pine St., 504-390-5769.

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Washington Parish Free Fair. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Washington Parish Fairgrounds, Franklinton.


Krewe Da Cha Chas. 6:30–9:30 p.m., Hammond Regional Art Center, downtown Hammond, 985-710-7370 or krewedachachas@gmail.com.


Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteer Fair. 9:30 a.m., Catholic Charities, 4465 Highway 190 E Service Road, Covington. Sunset at the Landing Concert. 6–9 p.m., Columbia Street Landing, Covington, sunsetatthelanding.org.


OLL Festival of the Lake. Our Lady of the Lake Church & School, Mandeville, festivalofthelake.com.


Monster Mash Fun Fall Family Festival. 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Bogue Falaya Park, Covington, 985-898-4435. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. 8 a.m., New Orleans City Park, komenneworleans.org. Krewe of Boo Parade. 6:30 p.m., downtown New Orleans. kreweofboo.com.


Northshore Half Marathon and 10-Miler. 7 a.m., Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville, northshorehalfmarathon.com.


We All Scream for Halloween: Murder Mystery Dinner. 6–9:30 p.m., Annadele’s Plantation, Covington, 985-809-7669. Columbia Street Halloween Block Party. 6:30–9:30 p.m., 200-500 block of Columbia Street, Downtown Covington.


Trickin’ & Treatin’. 10 a.m.–noon, Covington Trailhead. Pumpkins in the Park 11 a.m.–2 p.m., TerraBella Village, Covington terrabellavillage.com/pumpkins-in-the-park. Jazz’n the Vines 6:30–9 p.m. (Gates at 5), Pontchartrain Vineyards, Bush, pontchartrainvineyards.com.


Fallin’ for Madisonville Arts & Crafts Fall Festival. Noon–8 p.m. Saturday, noon–6 p.m. Sunday, Madisonville Park & Playground, 985-778-7790. Slidell Antique Fall Street Fair. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., First, Second & Erlanger Streets in Olde Towne Slidell, 985643-4790.


Halloween Bash with Vince Vance & the Valiants. 4–6 p.m., free, Heritage Park, Slidell, 985-646-4375.


Madisonville’s Not-So-Scary Spook House. 5:30–9 p.m., free, Madisonville Town Hall, 985-845-9824. Sophisticated Woman | October 2018 41

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