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The Best Humidity Control Haircare

  Whether you like to wear your hair in big, bouncy curls or super sleek, as soon as the humidity hits around 60 percent you’ll start to see the dreaded halo of frizz.  Pick products to match hair type and desired…

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…

Dream Honeymoons: A Bicycle Built for Two

  You met at the bike shop. Not the most romantic place for love at first site, but you adored the way she’d gotten the grease from her bike chain incongruously on her upper lip — as if she had…

Fun and Fitness

It might be the idea of being the center of attention for the day or knowing those photos will last forever. Either way, all brides want to look their best on their Big Day. So amidst all the wedding prep,…

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…

Dream Honeymoons: Crabs, Yachts and Maryland Magic

  You’ll call it your personal “Love Boat.” The splendorous 55-foot Hinckley yacht awaits on Pier 7 Resort Marina in Annapolis, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Polished, with wood inlay and leather flourishes, it bobs on the water. You take her…

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…

Dream Honeymoons: Find Cloud Nine in These Cozy Cabins

  What could be more romantic than hiding away from everyone and everything in a remote cabin?  Honeymooners looking for sanctums far away from the maddening crowds should consider a stay at some of these stunning bolt holes, each set…

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…

Gifts To Elevate Your Serving Game

Sleek Olivia & Oliver decanter and ice bucket, Bed Bath & Beyond, bedbathandbeyond.com; etched gold double old-fashioned glasses, Hilltop Shoppe, hilltopshoppe.com; stamped Italian marble bee coasters by Gary Schiro, Nola Gifts & Décor, nolagiftsanddecor.com. Ceramic leaf platters handmade by local…

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…

Make It Last

    With wedding season coinciding with summer, all brides need to know the secrets to smudge-free make up that won’t melt or streak no matter how high the mercury rises. These top 10 products are sweat-proof, tear proof and…

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…

Dream Honeymoons: Get Cozy this Winter — Igloos Optional

  In fantasies of honeymoons to come, many dream of sun-dappled beaches, swimming pools and tropical drinks. But, winter lovers, I know you’re out there. You’re the ones who’d rather snow ski than water ski, prefer sweaters to bikinis and…