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Bon Vivant

Design, entertaining and good living with New Orleans Bride and Homes & Lifestyles editor Melanie Warner Spencer

Révolution!

Channel your inner French guy or gal at the July 15 Bastille Day Fête at NOMA

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House Sitting Hospitality

Creating a cozy space when friends or family house or pet sit for you

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Go Local

West Elm invites New Orleans and Louisiana artists, makers and designers to submit work for showcase

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Designing Life

Birthdays, Baccarat, redecorating and a philosophy for good living

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Heating and Cooling

Tips for beating the summer — er, spring — temperatures

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Veer South

Southern Style Now showcases Southern stars of art, writing and design

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Afternoon Delight

Skin and spa treatments made for a weekday lunch break escapade

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Julia Reed’s South Part 2

An interview with the author about her book, the New Orleans food scene and learning to make cocktails as a child in Mississippi

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Southern Style Entertaining

Julia Reed’s new book is your new entertaining Bible, New Orleans signing May 3

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Mudbugs and Brews

Crawfish do’s and don’ts and a few New Orleans bars and breweries now boiling

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Seersucker Style

Books, signings, Sippin’ In Seersucker and celebrating the Southern summer staple

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Rut Busters

9 Ways to Slay Malaise

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Living in Ab-stentia: Week Six – The Final Countdown

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Living in Ab-stentia: Week Five – Parades, Breweries and Brennan’s Edition

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Living in Ab-stentia: Week Forty Seven, er I mean Four

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Bon Vivant

Design, entertaining and good living with New Orleans Bride and Homes & Lifestyles editor Melanie Warner Spencer

about

Melanie Warner Spencer is a native Kentuckian, but says she got to New Orleans as fast as she could. For more than 16 years, Melanie has covered lifestyle, design and entertainment at various publications, serving as the design columnist at The Austin American-Statesman, a senior staff reporter at the Houston Chronicle and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Houston Brides magazine. Her work also has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post and Reuters in the United States and across the globe. In her spare time, Melanie is an award-winning fine art photographer and has been honored by the Texas Press Association for her editorial photography. She also has been honored by the Press Club of New Orleans for its Excellence in Journalism Awards and is currently serving as a media member of the board of directors. Cooking and eating fabulous food and taking road trips with her spouse of 16 years, fellow writer and filmmaker Mark Patrick Spencer however, is at the top of her list of favorite pastimes. Click here to like Spencer's Facebook page and follow her on Twitter @MelanieSpencer. 

 

You can reach her at melanie@myneworleans.com.

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