Author: Kelly Massicot

Bridal News: Bridal Trunk Shows and Store Openings

  Over the past few months the coronavirus pandemic has thrown the wedding industry for a loop. However, as we enter the second week of Phase 1 reopenings with our eyes on entering Phase 2, more bridal stores are doing…

Endless Possibilities: The Beaches of South Walton

  Today's "Let Them Eat Cake" is another article from the New Orleans Bride Magazine travel editor Becca Hensley. Hensley whisks us away to the Emerald Coast, offering readers six beach vacation options for couples to celebrate their "I Do's"…

Who Needs A Hug?

  As we cycle through the phases of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone could probably use a  socially distant hug right now. In that spirit, local fashion and interior décor boutique Lucy Rose debuted a new…

In Good Times and Bad

In this month’s New Orleans Bride Magazine WWLTV/WUPL “Morning Show” segment, editor Melanie Warner Spencer is offering up the scoop on tiny or micro-weddings. Some couples are forging ahead with ceremonies amid COVID-19 restrictions, opting for micro-weddings or, as it…

A Spa Moment

  New Orleans Bride Magazine travel editor Becca Hensley continuously transports us to luxe honeymoon and travel destinations through the pages and webpages of the magazine and "Let Them Eat Cake." Through her travels, Hensley has experienced countless spas all…

At The Drive-In

  We are a nearly one week into Phase 1 of the state’s coronavirus pandemic reopening. There are still safety precautions – like the requirement of a mask in indoor or heavily populated outdoor areas and staying six feet apart…

Cultural Traditions: The Māori Haka

  Viral videos have the ability to bring the world together for something other than a shared global pandemic. Recently, a video that was the inspiration for a January 2016 "Cultural Traditions" post on the "Let Them Eat Cake" blog.…

It’s a Sign

The coronavirus has interfered with many couple’s wedding plans, but that doesn’t mean it has to interrupt the celebration on every level. Weddings and wedding-related events are typically filled with gifts and presents. Thinking of…

23andMe Expands its Genetic Study of COVID-19

SUNNYVALE, Ca. (press release) – Encouraged by strong interest, 23andMe is expanding its COVID-19 genetics study and opening enrollment to people who have been hospitalized with severe cases of the virus but are not currently 23andMe customers. Launched on April…

Caterer's Choice Rewind: Wedding Charcuterie Board

  In the midst of the global pandemic, many couples are socially distancing and staying at home together. For anyone, this time is trying and can cause stress. For the past few weeks, we have brought back a series we…

Easy Does It

  On May 11, Governor John Bell Edwards announced the beginning of phase 1 of reopening the state of Louisiana, loosening mandates put in place in March in an effort to curb the spread of  the coronavirus. For two months,…

Keep Calm and Marry On

  As the coronavirus pandemic has impacted wedding plans all around the world, many have shared the sentiment, “Love is not canceled.” Couples have canceled their weddings and social distancing mandates changed wedding plans, logistics and other factors for those…

New Orleans Finalists Named For 2020 James Beard Awards

  NEW ORLEANS – On May 4, what would have been the award's 30th anniversary, the James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for the 2020 James Beard Awards. "Over the past few months COVID-19 has upended the restaurant community in…

Digital Details

  We’ve reported before on the importance of wedding websites on “Let Them Eat Cake.” They are a great tool to keep guests informed of wedding details, changes and updates, as well as information about you and your spouse-to-be or…

Caterer's Choice Rewind: Backyard Fry Party

  The weather has been gorgeous the past couple of days in New Orleans, which only makes social distancing – especially for social New Orleanians – even more difficult. Many families and groups of friends have gotten crafty when it…

Global Love Day

  Today, May 1, is Global Love Day. During this stressful global pandemic, is important now more than ever to show love and appreciation for your partner. With that in mind, The Knot magazine and online wedding resource partnered with…

How To: Jazz Fest Flag Making

  Every New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festivalgoer knows that the best view of Jazz Fest — besides looking at that first piece of crawfish bread right before your first bite — is the countless flags and banners waving in…

A Faux Fest Engagement

  Spring in New Orleans is the best time for festivals and many New Orleanians — especially those who love to visit the city — are sad about the coronavirus pandemic canceling many events this…

Backyard Faux Fest

  Spring in New Orleans is the best time for festivals and many New Orleanians — especially those who love to visit the city — are sad about the coronavirus pandemic canceling events this year. One event in particular is…

Louisiana SPCA Delivering Pet Food to Struggling Owners

NEW ORLEANS – In addition to providing Second Harvest Food Bank with pet food for distribution, the Louisiana SPCA is expanding its public food pantry program through pickup and delivery of more than 25,000 pounds of pet food and essential…

Safety First

  It seems couples in the midst of wedding planning during a global pandemic are unable to avoid a growing list of worries, fears and unforeseen to-do items. Adding to that list is the ever-evolving knowledge we have about what…

Corona Diaries: Friday, April 24

  I have to admit something to you, dear reader. I had nothing planned for my final Corona Diaries entry. I’ve made bread, I wrote about my favorite things, but somehow, I got all the way to the end of…

Onward: Continuing to plan a weddings amid COVID-19 mandates

Being in lockdown due to COVID-19 doesn’t mean you can’t continue to plan a wedding slated for later this year or next year. New Orleans Bride editor Melanie Warner Spencer talks about how in this month’s WWLTV/WUPL New Orleans Bride segment.    

Corona Diaries: Thursday, April 23

  Well, this is the moment. You may not have been waiting for it, but it’s here for you anyway. I have made bread for the first time in my life. After countless hours of watching the “Great British Bake…

The Struggle is Real

  It’s no secret that being kept in a close proximity with anyone for an extended period of time can cause a little tension. Couples around the country – the world, really – are experiencing this very feeling right now…

Corona Diaries: Wednesday, April 22

  I wrote earlier this week about insecurity starting this diary process, but it’s actually given me motivation to do things I haven’t done before or in a long time — I need something to write about, after all. Recently,…

Social Distancing, Date Night Edition

  Social distancing has us all looking for entertainment in the strangest places. Couples are also having to get creative when it comes to date nights – which are essential in the lead up to a wedding during an average…

Corona Diaries: Tuesday, April 21

  Self-isolating can be monotonous, boring and rage-inducing – okay, that last one might be more personal, but I can’t be the only one to get a little ragey from time to time. But in this month (and some change)…