Author: Kelly Massicot

Staycation Alert: W New Orleans – French Quarter

  Many couples like to get away from it all even before the honeymoon. What better place to stage an escape than a staycation in New Orleans? This summer the Crescent City is luring locals and visitors alike to soak…

Location Spotlight: Nolé Special Event Venue

  An unexpected event location has risen from the ashes of the fire 2020 put on the restaurant industry. Announced in a press release, Nolé Restaurant on St. Charles Avenue will reopen this year as Nolé Special Events Venue. A…

Bridal Buzz: Ride and Shine Guest Package and Bar Opening

  Though the Delta variant of the coronavirus is creating a bit of pandemonium of late, there are still some openings and offerings popping up around the city.   One of those opportunities would be perfect for the fitness-minded couple…

Let Them Eat Groom’s Cake

  If you’re a sweets eater, for you the wedding cake is the main event when it comes to wedding festivities. Not only is it usually a gorgeous statement piece for photos, but it’s also a work of art in…

Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

  On July 13, Louisiana state leaders shared new data concerning the Delta variant of the coronavirus. The Delta variant is on the rise throughout the state of Louisiana – with a 175% increase in cases over the last two…

Celebrating Love

  Though the coronavirus pandemic is still an issue we're dealing with well into 2021, the city has lifted restrictions and New Orleans weddings are beginning to get back on track. Love was never cancelled and we want to celebrate…

Simply The Best

  We here at “Let Them Eat Cake” are looked to a lot for wedding-related suggestions. It comes with the territory. And lucky for us, we live in a city full of the best of the best when it comes…

All That Glitters

  New Orleans is one of the top destinations for bachelorette trips and as the city and the country gets back to a pre-COVID normal, more groups are opting to celebrate in the Big Easy. Much like New Orleans, bachelorette…

Payton Malone

  Actress Kristen Wiig – talking about passion and going for your dreams – once said, “You have to do what you really, really, really, really want to do, even if it scares the shit out of you.” As a…

The One

  We spoke this week about adding a romantic “last dance” into your wedding day plans. However, the first dance is still a significant tradition for many couples. It can be easy to pick the soundtrack to your Big Day,…

Last Dance, Last Chance

    There are certain staples for wedding celebrations that are expected but have become truly classic aspects we look forward to witnessing. One of those moments is the first dance. Many couples use this as an opportunity to express…

Take a Break

  The travel industry begins to see numbers climb through airports all over the country, Last week we highlighted the many nonstop and direct flights that come to and from New Orleans. The BACH, an app to help plan the…

A Fragrant Beginning

  Well, readers, it seems you can’t believe everything you read or see on the internet. We are lovers of history here at “Let Them Eat Cake,” and when we recently saw a claim as to why brides started carrying…

Leaving on a Jet Plane

  New Orleans is a top travel destination. Yes, we may be biased because we live in this great city, but the Big Easy continues to top travel reports and national articles that track consumer popularity. Last week, we reported…

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,…