Author: Melanie Warner Spencer

Note de l'editeur

The issue you hold in your hands puts the “profile” in Acadiana Profile. In it, we have profiles of three lawyers who are so at the top of their game, they are literally part of the coveted “Top Lawyers” list.…

Homeward Bound

The past couple of weeks – with social distancing and shelter in place becoming part of our daily lexicon – have been surreal at best and, for hyper-social New Orleanians, eerily quiet. We are used to visiting our favorite shops,…

Bon Vivant: Spring Fling

Springtime is high time for seasonal veggies and, my favorite, fruits. Thankfully, New Orleans is home to several farmers markets throughout the week, local and national grocery stores committed to carrying fresh, local food and services which bring the goods…

Editor's Note: Home Style

For many years, a big part of my job was photo styling. I’d work with the photographers at whatever publication I was writing or editing for at the time and, whether it was on location or in the studio, I…

Wediquette Wednesday: Who throws the engagement party?

  Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.)  …

Note de l'editeur

If you are a longtime Acadiana Profile reader, you’ve probably noticed that in the February-March issue we offer up the annual “Top Doctors” and healthy recipes features. Lest you start to wonder if we think y’all aren’t taking care of…

From the Editor

Often, we hear that it’s all about the dress when it comes to planning the wedding. I would venture that in reality however, it’s all about the ceremony and reception venues. Until a couple has booked those two elements, it’s…

Along the Way: Party Animals

During our first three Carnival seasons after moving to New Orleans, by the time Fat Tuesday arrived, we were too pooped to party beyond a brief amble out to the corner for a couple of the morning parades while sipping…

Last Indulgence: Gentle Cycles

There are certain household and clothing items that require a little extra TLC. Vintage linens and delicate silk camisoles come to mind. For handwashing enthusiasts and those who are loathe to cart “dry clean only” items to the cleaners, The…

Bon Vivant: Cozy Countdown

With long waits for taxis (and Uber and Lyft surge pricing), unpredictable weather and the disappointment when that allegedly fabulous event you commit to winds up being a dud, a night in for New Year’s Eve sounds more and more…

Editor's Note: Holidays at Home

In 2014, I was invited to my first Réveillon dinner at the home of a friend. Having grown up in Kentucky, the tradition was new to me, but it was love at first bite (after bite, after bite). Friends and…

Note de l'editeur

A few years ago, I was at a boucherie and not long before the butchering began, a man rolled up in a truck yelling greetings in French, to — from what I can tell — no one in particular. Several…

Beau Ties

  He’s a NOLA ‘til ya die kinda guy. Something sweet to give him — other than your hand in marriage — could come in the form of a little slice of his beloved city. Ellen Macomber organic cotton silk…