Author: Kelly Massicot

Something Old is New

  The traditions and common practices surrounding weddings are endless. From why a bride wears white to the history behind bridal attendants, we’ve covered most here on the (web)pages of “Let Them Eat Cake.” But if 2020 – and most…

Get the Party Started

  The year 2021 is the year of the comeback for travel, events and – more importantly – weddings. Something that combines all three of those comebacks is the bachelorette party. The BACH, an app that claims to make your…

Mr. and Mrs. Eatwell

  New Orleans designer Matt Rebackoff and his brand Mr Eatwell announced the launch of a new collection in partnership with Café du Monde. Rebackoff launched Mr Eatwell in early 2020 and since, the brand’s sweatpants and leisurewear has taken…

Greg Tarzan Davis

  New Orleans has always been the home to a cast of characters, becoming the backdrop of famous works of literature, movies and plays revolving around its colorful residents. If all the world’s a stage, then New Orleans is its…

Location Spotlight: Galerie de Galatoire

At its core, a wedding symbolizes a new beginning. It’s the coming together of two people through love and shared values into a new unit. In New Orleans, we see many new beginnings…

Summer in the City

  If we’ve learned anything while living through a global pandemic, it’s how important it is to lend a helping hand during a trying time and how we all need a really great vacation – or, when you live in…

Historical Date Night

  We always advocate for a good date night at “Let Them Eat Cake.” After the year we’ve all had, it’s important to check in with your spouse-to-be and add a little fun into the mix. As the city begins…

A Gift, a Date and a DJ

  Checking items off a wedding to-do list isn’t always the most entertaining. It can seem like a second job or a chore without a little fun added into the mix. An event happening tonight at Little Miss Muffin on…

Celebrate the 2021 Top Female Achievers

  Celebrate this year's Top Female Achievers with New Orleans Magazine Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. on our Facebook page. Before you tune in, make sure to grab yourself a cocktail and a snack with these recipes provided by…

The Ultimate Gift

  We talk a great deal about gifts on “Let Them Eat Cake” because they are a big part of a wedding – gifts for the couple, something for your bridesmaids, mothers of the couple — the list goes on.…

Artful Romance

  International Sculpture Day was commemorated at the end of April, which of course made us think about the sculpture garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) in the heart of City Park. The Sydney and Walda Besthoff…

In Memoriam

  Pamela Marquis, a longtime contributor to various titles at Renaissance Publishing, died unexpectedly on May 4. A devoted gardener, Marquis’ gardening column and other contributions to New Orleans Homes kept readers in the know not only with trends and…

Joyful Baking at Home

  Gift giving is one of the five love languages and whether it’s yours or gift giving gives you nerves, a new product line arriving at Williams-Sonoma is sure to ease your burdens with a small lagniappe gift. Joy Wilson,…

Kim Lewis

In a city with an entire parade dedicated to the Roman god of wine (Bacchus, for those not up on our Roman or Mardi Gras knowledge) it’s surprising that functioning wineries aren’t popping up all over New Orleans. When Kim…

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…