Author: Kelly Massicot

Louisiana Book Recommendations

  We've already written a roundup of book suggestions by our Renaissance Publishing staff - which you can read here – to help you pass the time while we are all social distancing and staying at home. And like that…

Faulkner House Books Launches Book Subscription

NEW ORLEANS – Faulkner House Books has announced the launch of a new book subscription service for local bibliophiles. "If you’ve been to the store, Joanne has likely recommended a book or two that are now among your favorites," said…

Love Is Not Cancelled

  We recently saw an Instagram post from Wedding Belles New Orleans that said, “Love is not cancelled.” With the coronavirus pandemic at critical levels in New Orleans, it does seem like everything is cancelled – including wedding celebrations. But…

Easter Restaurant Specials

  NEW ORLEANS – This weekend is Easter weekend and instead of Christian families sporting their best outfits and celebrating in the French Quarter and around the city, we're all cozied up at home, watching religious celebrations via YouTube and…

Caterer’s Choice Rewind: Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake

  We've been indoors for weeks now due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Though the weather has been nice, it's difficult to keep spirits equally as sunny. In today's "Let Them Eat Cake" we wanted to flashback to a "Caterer's…

Dance Party Playlist

  Enjoy our dance party Spotify playlist full of song suggestions by some of our staff, from our "The Ultimate Guide to the Best Self-Quarantine Living Room Dance Party" article and a few more sprinkled in here and there.  …

Cooking Couples

  Let’s be honest, social distancing at home is hard enough, but for those couples who are cohabitating, spending 24/7 with your partner could potentially put a little strain on any relationship. It’s imperative to find activities to do with…

Social-Distancing Resources

  Many couples have been affected by the state and national orders to stay at home while the country is trying to get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic. Parties and weddings have been cancelled and postponed. But, even if…

Mani Motivation

Last week, New Orleans nail polish company Native Polish introduced its new spring/summer 2020 collection. Native Polish is dedicated to providing its clients with a cruelty and chemical free option for their manicure and pedicure needs. Not only are these…

To Have and To Hold Off

Many couples are having to cancel or postpone their weddings. What can couples do if they are faced with this tough decision? New Orleans Bride editor Melanie Warner Spencer offers advice on this month’s WWLTV/WUPL “Morning Show.”    

Parents Helping Parents

  The coronavirus quarantine is affecting everyone, especially parents who are now dealing with children of all ages at home with very little to do with their time. In an effort to help parents, I asked a few parents, with…

You Are (Eventually) Invited

  With COVID-19 social distancing and shelter in place mandates in New Orleans and throughout the country, weddings are being postponed, couples are selling their flowers and well, everything is in limbo. However, this doesn’t mean you have to completely…

Five Things To Do In New Orleans Without Leaving Your House

  Things are getting serious in the world. More and more states, and even other countries, are ordering residents to stay home and only allowing essential businesses and workers to remain open and operating. We’ve been working from home, and…

Twists and Turns

  We are closing out weel one of intense social distancing and, those who can, moving to working at home. Parents are having to deal with online classes and homeschooling, whole companies are trying to figure out the best ways…

Weddings In The Time Of Coronavirus

  New Orleans is no stranger to dealing with disaster. Typically, our disasters are natural and involve an influx of national journalists such as The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore hunkering down and waiting for whatever named hurricane headed for the…

What to Listen to While Social Distancing at Home

Everyone knows that books and tv shows are both typical ways to pass the time. But, while you're taking your dog (or yourself) for a walk or just taking a moment to breathe, podcasts are a perfect companion to fill…

What to Read While Social Distancing at Home

Nothing can pass away a few hours like that of a good book. While we're all (hopefully) in the comforts of our own homes, doing our best rendition of social distancing, the staff at Renaissance Publishing put together a list…

What to Watch While You're Social Distancing at Home

In these uncertain times, it's important to get a routine down while you're practicing the art of social distancing at home. In between work and dealing with little ones home from school, the Renaissance Publishing staff shared some of our…

Zion Williamson Covers Workers' Salaries For Month

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In the midst of the coronavirus pandemonium, many businesses and its employees are feeling the impact already. Schools are closed, college campuses are vacant, festivals are being cancelled and rescheduled and now all major…

Pretty Paper

Inspiration for “Let Them Eat Cake” comes in many forms. An entity always helping to keep us in the loop is our local New Orleans Tidbits. Tidbits is an online entity that, according to its website, “is the essential tool…

Bridal Buzz: Upcoming March Bridal Trunk Shows

  In the coming days and weekends, bridal boutiques from around the city and beyond are hosting trunk shows for various bridal couture designers. Today, March 6, through March 7, I Do Bridal Couture in Baton Rouge is hosting a…

Bring It Around Town

  The “Let Them Eat Cake” team is consistently asked for wedding recommendations across various categories. The most requested is restaurants for different wedding occasions. It’s in that spirit that we decided to begin highlighting restaurants and spaces throughout New…

Oh, What A Night

It's not late December, or 1963, but this weekend is sure to have you say, "Oh, what a night," as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons make their way to The Saenger Theatre, March 6-8, in "Jersey Boys" as part…

Cultural Traditions: The Mehndi Ceremony

Weddings as we know them today are based in tradition spanning multiple generations and cultures. Each of us comes from a distinctive background and incorporating the traditions shared by our family and ancestors can add an emotional touch to your…

Real Weddings: Beitler-Sullivan

    Bride: Julie Beitler / Groom: Tom Sullivan / Wedding Date: Oct. 11, 2019 Ceremony and Reception location: The Gallery (Tomas Bistro) Coordinator: New Orleans Wedding Planning Gown: Berta Florist: Florist Herbivore Floral Designs Caterer: Tomas Bistro / Cake: Ice cream by Creole Creamery Photographer: Lauren Carroll Photography / Videographer: Film Thread Productions Bride’s Hair: Stefano…