Author: Kelly Massicot

Under Pressure

  Various types, sizes and colors of flora and fauna are prominent in a wedding day, tying the theme together and bringing a breath of something natural and beautiful to the “I Do’s.” From bouquets and boutonnieres to cake flowers…

Searching for a Real Love

  We’ve written several times over the year of the coronavirus pandemic that love is not cancelled. And it hasn’t been. Many couples around the city have continued to celebrate their love and marriages in various ways – numerous creative…

Play Date

  As more and more Louisianians are vaccinated, many businesses are opening, and festivals and events are starting to make their way to our fall 2021 calendars. Though the coronavirus pandemic is still very prevalent, it’s nice to think some…

Sign of the Times

  Last year, Fleurty Girl owner Lauren Haydel and Jazz Fest artist Nan Parati pivoted and partnered together to bring New Orleanians a little part of the festival that was cancelled. The Jazz and Heritage Festival is set for October…

Sun's Out

  Though not everything is yet back to life as it was before the coronavirus pandemic, there are still new things are to look forward to in New Orleans. The Chloe, the chic boutique hotel that opened in the fall…

Fish Friday: Picnic Fish Fry

  Every week in Lent, we brought readers a fish-forward recipe from a local New Orleans chef or restaurant. Because New Orleans is a seafood-driven city, we have a lagniappe recipe to add to your weekend plans. This week, try…

Explore Historic New Orleans with PRC – Revival Gala-Vant

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans is excited to bring this fun, self-guided exploration of historic New Orleans neighborhoods to you. The Gala-vant provides routes of various distances that can be explored by foot…

On The Web

  A year out from the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we are starting to see the world around us open back up and grasp for a sense of normalcy. As more people are able to get the COVID vaccine…

Fish Fridays: Ralph's On The Park's Blackened Gulf Fish

  Every week in Lent, we’re bringing readers a fish-forward recipe from a local New Orleans chef or restaurant. This week, we have the blackened Gulf fish recipe from Ralph's on the Park.   Blackened Redfish  Ingredients: 1 cup of…

Jay Hardesty

No one thinks about New Orleans and says, “you know, they lack creativity.” And this past year, in between a global pandemic and natural disasters, New Orleanians did their best to keep themselves entertained and keep the creative juices flowing…

Keep On Schedule

  The coronavirus pandemic is responsible for many cancelled plans, as well as creative pivots for couples saying, “I Do,” and those helping them in their nuptial endeavors. But one thing the virus could not change completely is the checklist…

Weddings in Bloom

Pandemic restrictions on gatherings are loosening and New Orleans Bride Magazine editor Melanie Warner Spencer is talking about what the Modified Phase 3 guidelines means for weddings in this month’s WWLTV/WUPL “Morning Show” segment.      

Fish Fridays: Jumbo Lump Crab Deviled Eggs

  Every week in Lent, we’re bringing readers a fish-forward recipe from a local New Orleans chef or restaurant. This week, Copper Vine's Chef Amy Mehrtens shares the restaurant's jumbo lump crab deviled eggs.   Deviled Eggs Ingredients: 18 Boiled…

Cook with Us! A New K-12 Cooking Program with Local Chefs

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses announced a new cooking program for kids K-12 that will feature local chefs. On Monday, March 22, the program will feature Chef Linda Green the Ya-Ka-Mein Lady. Chef Linda is…

The Artist Suite

  In honor of Women’s History Month, The Knot – wedding magazine and online registry resource – released the Women’s Artist Collective through The Knot Invitations, a subset of The Knot that acts as an online, one-stop shop for invitations.…

Fish Fridays: Pêche Seafood Grill's Tartar Sauce

  Every week in Lent, we’re bringing readers a fish-forward recipe from a local New Orleans chef or restaurant. This week, Pêche Seafood Grill's Chef de Cuisine Nicole Mills shares their tartar sauce recipe. A perfect pair for any of…

Date Night In

  Earlier this month, we reported on a new initiative during the Lenten season called Fish Fry Friday’s - a partnership with Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and United Way of Southeast Louisiana. During the season, 39 participating restaurants will donate a…

Fish Fridays: GW Fins' Barbecue Shrimp

  Every week in Lent, we’re bringing readers a fish-forward recipe from a local New Orleans chef or restaurant. This week we have the GW Fins' barbecue shrimp recipe.   BBQ Shrimp Ingredients: 4 pounds fresh head-on Louisiana shrimp (10-15…

Socially Distant Date Night: Dinner and a Movie

  Though the city and surrounding areas have slowly released the strict guidelines enforced due to the coronavirus pandemic, masks and social distancing haven’t yet disappeared. Luckily, we live in a city where creativity and making lemonade out of lemons…

Royal Rendezvous

  With a blog named after a famous (mis)quote by one of the most popular royals in history (Marie Antoinette, obviously), it should be no surprise that we have reported on all the recent (as well as historic) royal weddings.…

Another Phase

  Early March 2021, Gov. John Bel Edwards rolled Louisiana, once again, into a Phase 3 of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic following a holiday surge in cases at the beginning of the year. Before New Orleans couples and wedding…

Fish Fridays: Chef Jimi Setchim's Bronzed Redfish

  Every Thursday in Lent, we're bringing readers a fish-forward recipe from a local New Orleans chef. This week, Chef Jimi Setchim of Broussard's Restaurant and Courtyard shares the restaurant's bronzed redfish recipe.   Ingredients:  6 oz Redfish Filet 1…

Love and Resourcefulness

  Something that becomes evident is that when faced with strife, people can be surprisingly resilient. We’ve witnessed that this past year as we inch closer to the year mark of the coronavirus pandemic impacting the United States. There have…

Get Hooked

  Whether it’s crawfish bread at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival or fried oysters at your favorite restaurant, New Orleanians know their seafood. So, it’s no surprise that we ace it when it comes to the season of…

Cara Lambright

On any gorgeous day, you can guarantee a hoard of people are headed to New Orleans City Park. The 1,300-acre fauna sanctuary is one of the nation’s oldest urban parks and features historic, moss covered oak trees which have acted…

Fish Fridays: Chef Scot Craig’s Crab Cakes

  Each Friday in Lent, we'll bring you a fish-forward recipe from a local New Orleans chef. This week, Chef Scot Craig of Katie's Restaurant and Francesca by Katie's shares his crab cake recipe.   What you'll need: 8 slices…

Bridal Buzz: Two Can’t-Miss Wedding Gown Trunk Shows

  Couples are still trying to navigate saying, “I Do,” amid the pandemic and many local bridal shops are still doing their best to bring a bit of normalcy to brides. If you are still looking for “the one” —…

Real Weddings: Flumenbaum - Conrad

    Bride: Judy Flumenbaum Groom: Jonathan Conrad Date: March 14, 2020 Event Planning & Design: Karson Butler Events Ceremony & Reception Location: Il Mercato Catering: Joel’s Catering Cake: Bittersweet Confections Gown: Reem Acra Florist: Leaf & Petal NOLA Photographer:…