Author: Kelly Massicot

Cake Pulls

Here in New Orleans, we like our traditions, as evidenced by the fact that so many of us eat red beans and rice every Monday. Each day of the week, holiday, party and special occasion has tradition woven into it.…

Bywater American Bistro Introduces Prix Fixe Brunch

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Weekends in New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood just got better now that Bywater American Bistro (BABs) has introduced a $29 prix fixe brunch, available Saturdays and Sundays. The beloved neighborhood dining gem by Chef/Owner Nina Compton…

Runway Review: Bridal Fashion Week 2019

  The fall Bridal Fashion Week in New York recently wrapped up and fall 2020 collections have a few notable, high-fashion trends. Below the top trends we noticed throughout the week.   Understated Many designers went for simple, but with…

Say Yes to the Bridesmaid Dress

  Finding a gown for a bride can be a joyous, but sometimes overwhelming task. Trying to find a dress for your group of bridesmaids, with differing body types and personalities, holds the potential for chaos. We are revisiting an…

A Little Pop

  In August, it was announced that local New Orleans artist Ashley Longshore – whose mixed-media pop art that New Orleanians love to love has gained huge attention nationally in the past two years – partnered with makeup giant Maybelline…

Son of a Saint to Host Annual Gala on November 1

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Son of a Saint will host its fundraising gala on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in partnership with the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans. The seventh annual event raises funds to support the nonprofit’s myriad…

This Year's Brews and Boos To Be Held Oct. 25

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Join your friends for Brews and Boos, a spook-tacular Halloween fundraising event at City Park. Friday, Oct. 25 - 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Regular Admission: $30 Day of Regular Admission: $40 VIP Admission: $50…

New Orleans and Date Night Win Big

For the past few years, New Orleans has made it to the top of multiple lists that have celebrated the city and its place among the world’s hottest locales. Today, Condé Nast Traveler published its Reader’s Choice 2019 award lists,…

What’s In a Name?

  A marriage is the joining together of two people in love into one life journey together. It also could mean, if it’s the path you’ve decided on, the joining together of part of your identity – your last names.…

Nouvelles de villes: October-November Calendar

OCTOBER ❶ Lake Charles Film and Music Festival Oct. 4-5. Lake Charles. This free weekend festival hosts multiple independent film screenings at locations throughout Lake Charles and Sulphur. In addition to the films, the festival offers food and music and…

Holiday Wedding Celebrations: The Do's and Don'ts

  It's Oct. 1 and things are finally starting to feel like fall, whether our weather wants to get with the program or not. October is a favorite for many people as it's the start of a new season, but…

Beignet Fest Releases Logistics Information for Attendees

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The organizers of the 4th Annual Beignet Fest presented by French Market Coffee have released the following information for people attending the event on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at New…

Real Weddings: Nelkin-Karam

    Ceremony and Reception: Lagonda Plantation Wedding Coordinator: Wink Design and Events - Kim Tran Gown: Suzanne Neville-Wedding Atelier Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo, Amsale, Dessy Collection, BHLDN Groomʼs Tux: Fellow Menswear Ring: Jack Sutton Florist: Bella Blooms Caterer: Imonelliʼs Cake: Chasing Wang Photography: Greer Gattuso Videographer: Andrey Solo Hair: Southern…

The Tough Questions

In this month’s New Orleans Bride Magazine WWL/WUPL “Morning Show” segment, editor Melanie Spencer answers a few of the toughest wedding etiquette questions couples, attendants and guests can face during the planning and festivities.    

Wicked Returns To New Orleans

  NEW ORLEANS – The widely popular musical "Wicked" is set to open again in New Orleans next week. For almost the entire month of October, guests can experience the original story of the witches of Oz during the Hancock…

A Different Take

Through our almost five years of “Let Them Eat Cake” we’ve highlighted the Pantone Color of the Year each year when it is announced. Pantone is the authority on all things color and an influence in the fashion, interior design…

Chic Eats

  There is no lack of culinary excitement around New Orleans. Each day a new restaurant is popping up offering new and tasty things for all to enjoy. Whether you’re out with your gal pals, looking for a hotspot for…

Deutsches Hause Nola Presents Oktoberfest 2019

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Deutsches Haus will once again bring Germany's favorite festival to New Orleans on the banks of Bayou St. John for six days over three weekends in October. Mark the calendar for October 4-5, 11-12 and…

Cultural Traditions: Celtic Handfasting

  It’s no secret that we here at “Let Them Eat Cake” like our costume dramas – OK, maybe we are a little obsessed with them. But whether it’s “Downton Abbey” on PBS or “Versailles” from Canal+ on Netflix, we…

Bridal Buzz: Trunk Shows Around New Orleans

  Calling all brides hoping to “say yes to the dress” this fall, several bridal boutiques in and around New Orleans have trunk shows coming up in September.   Town and Country Bridal on St. Charles Avenue will host a…

Culinary Date Nights

  Date nights are essential for any couple. Especially when planning a wedding, that one-on-one time spent together can add just that little spark needed to take the stress of finances and table décor away for at least a night.…

Making A Statement

Though the look was perfected by Blair Waldorf, fictional Upper Eastsider on The CW’s “Gossip Girl,” for the past year or so, the headband has made a resurgence in fashion. Famous fashion bloggers and influencers like Arielle Charnas of “Something…

Moving On Up

  In August, two boutiques announced new store locations. I Do Bridal Couture, located in Baton Rouge, will expand operations with a second location. The new I Do will open in Covington at the end of the year, promising twice…

Calendar: Gumbo Daze

World Championship Gumbo Cookoff Oct. 12-13, New Iberia With more than 20,000 eventgoers expected, the annual Gumbo Cookoff in New Iberia is clearly a popular event. In addition to the cookoff, attendees can participate in the Roux Run, cooking demonstrations…

Real Weddings: Tullier-Patty

  Bride: Molly Tullier / Groom: Charles Patty III Date: March 23, 2019 Ceremony and Reception Location: The Abby Rose Gown: Stella York, The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal Men’s Attire: John’s Tuxedos Bride’s ring: Family Heirloom Groom’s…

The Brunch Bunch

  Between brunch and New Orleans, we’re not sure which entity is more popular these days. New Orleans continues to make waves nationally (and internationally) as a hotspot location for travel and destination weddings. As far as brunch (which is…

September Culinary Happenings Around The City

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – A few restaurants around the city prepare for September with culinary happenings.    COMPÈRE LAPIN INTRODUCES ISLAND HOP THEMED DINNER SERIES Compère Lapin is inviting diners to embark on a culinary tour through the Caribbean…