Author: Kelly Massicot

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:…

Real Wedding: Palmer - Bradley

  Bride: Angela Palmer Groom: Chris Bradley  Wedding Date: October 18, 2020 Ceremony Location: New Orlean’s City Park (Peristyle) Reception & Catering: Ralph’s on The Park Gown: Allure from Bliss Bridal Bridesmaids dresses: azazie.com Men’s attire: Men’s Warehouse Rings: Kay Jewelers Florist: Crystal Vase Flowers Cake: Swiss Confectionery Photographer: Rae Caroline Photography…

Will You Be Mine?

  Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day look different this year as COVID-19 cases, and new strains of the virus, emerge throughout Louisiana and the country. City officials have banned events and ordered bars to close in the coming days before…

Brittani Lewis

As the beginning of last year started, none of us were prepared for the chaos that 2020 would bring. As the world shut down and citizens were asked to shelter in place, there were those who knew it was their…

Bridal Buzz: Trunk Shows and Valentine’s Date Idea

  Newly engaged brides or brides still trying to find the perfect dress have a few shopping options via various trunk show events popping up around the city and beyond. First, Town & Country Bridal on St. Charles Avenue is…

Real Engagements: Taylor and Sheldon

In a love story fit for the 21st century, Taylor and Sheldon met in 2016 when Sheldon sent Taylor a "DM" (direct message) on Facebook. They went on their first date later that year during the Bayou Classic weekend. Sheldon…

Phased Out

  We all hoped 2021 would bring a breath of fresh air, but with the new year came tighter COVID-19 restrictions around the city of New Orleans and state of Louisiana. The restrictions included New Orleans moving back to a…

New Beginnings

  During a time when many businesses are seeing closures due to the pandemic, a new hotel is bringing a new era to the French Quarter. One11 Hotel is the first hotel allowed to open in the Vieux Carre district…

City Stayin’

  It’s not surprising that a pandemic hinders travel plans. Sitting on a plane while trying to maintain six feet of social distancing or heading to the downtown area of a big city could easily continue the spread and no…

Ringing in the New Year

  We’re all well aware that the coronavirus has ruined many wedding and engagement plans in the past year. But as we are in peak proposal season – November through February according to The Knot magazine – national entities are…

A Reason to Celebrate

  The year 2020 was a trying time for everyone, especially engaged couples trying to navigate saying, “I Do,” in this new COVID normal. But throughout the year, we at “Let Them Eat Cake” worked hard to bring our readers…

Persona: John Coyle

Although 2020 wasn’t the idyllic start to the new decade that we all imagined, it arguably showed some good and sense of community in people as the year came to a close. As many took to our parks and bayous…

Keeping It Local

  When a couple is engaged and the wedding is fast approaching, guests and family members begin to think, “What should I get [the couple] as a wedding present?” It’s typical to then search for the couple’s registry – a…

A Flawless Carat

  We recently brought back a series that published in the early days of the "Let Them Eat Cake" blog that focused on the four c's of picking a diamond. The four c's include cut, color, clarity and carat -…

The Perfect Cut and Color

  Early in the days of "Let Them Eat Cake," we dissected the four c's of picking the perfect diamond: cut, color, clarity and carat. For anyone picking just the right diamond, the four c's are crucial to the process…

To Sanitize or Not To Sanitize?

  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…

Change It Up

  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.…

Everything You Need

  Early in the pandemic days, we shared a resource guide for everything you could need to continue to plan your Big Day while social distancing at home. Though there is a vaccine on the horizon, we're not sure social…

Sunny Optimism

  Since its inception, “Let Them Eat Cake” has reported on the Pantone Color Institute Color of the Year. Designers, decorators, lifestyle brands and more look to Pantone to help navigate drifts in the color world for fashion, interior design…

Bridal Gifting Part 2

  In a recent post, we pointed out how the holiday season paired with engagement season can make for a lot of gift giving occasions. If, like us, you don’t want your gift giving to become monotonous, you probably turn…

Bridal Gifting

The holiday season is here and with it comes your usual gift giving, plus engagements aplenty. Many stores have wedding registry-like items for brides and grooms, but what about the recently engaged or holiday gifting that is a little less…

Louisianians of the Year 2021

Each year, we comb the state in search of Louisianians doing great things at home and, potentially, around the country or even the world. We look for individuals who stand out in their professions, give back and represent what’s best…

Persona: Chef Meg Bickford

Commander’s Palace, nestled in the heart of the Garden District, is at the top of the menu, if you will, when it comes to fine dining in New Orleans. This year, longtime Commander’s chef Tory McPhail announced he would be…

Planning Pivot

  The coronavirus pandemic has not only caused engaged couples to change their wedding plans, but has also influenced wedding professionals and wedding-related businesses to pivot their offerings. The JW Marriott New Orleans has debuted a new package aimed at…