Location Spotlight

Total Takeover

  A year and a half after we all left our offices and moved to hunkering down at home, the coronavirus is still impacting all aspects of our lives as the new Delta variant rears its ugly head around the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sun's Out

  Though not everything is yet back to life as it was before the coronavirus pandemic, there are still new things are to look forward to in New Orleans. The Chloe, the chic boutique hotel that opened in the fall…

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…

Simply the Best

  Each year, Conde Nast Traveler hosts a reader’s choice list where readers from around the world vote on their favorite locations, destinations, hotels and more. For another year, New Orleans has made the list of top destinations in the…

Petite Fête

  This week, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art announced a new event package tailored specifically for events during the pandemic and its continued restrictions. The Ogden’s “Petite Events” are set to be intimate gatherings with customizable options to match…

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…

Modern History

Due to the magnitude and impact World War II had on the world, it’s no wonder that the National World War II Museum in downtown New Orleans has quickly become touted as one of the best museums in the world.…

Historic Anniversary

New Orleans is not lacking in history. We live among countless buildings and historical sites, some of which have been in existence since the city was first established 300 years ago. One of those buildings, the Elms Mansion on St.…

Quintessential New Orleans Locations

  When you think New Orleans architecture, you typically think of anything from Creole cottages and victorian mansions to antebellum plantations. Images of flickering gas lamps, French Quarter balconies and exposed brick also come to mind. If you’ve chosen the…

Five Fabulous Brunch Spots

  The enchanting Crescent City is a dream destination for a bride to celebrate her engagement with her nearest and dearest. Even the champagne corks seem to fly higher here. When selecting a perfect spot to toast your bridal bliss,…

Chic Eats

  There is no lack of culinary excitement around New Orleans. Each day a new restaurant is popping up offering new and tasty things for all to enjoy. Whether you’re out with your gal pals, looking for a hotspot for…

The Brunch Bunch

  Between brunch and New Orleans, we’re not sure which entity is more popular these days. New Orleans continues to make waves nationally (and internationally) as a hotspot location for travel and destination weddings. As far as brunch (which is…

The Count's Room

  Located in the historic French Quarter, Arnaud’s Restaurant has been serving the people, and visitors, of New Orleans since 1918. Owner Arnaud Cazenave made it his mission to serve quality Creole cuisine to his guests, with an unforgettable experience.…

Take You To Church

  The circa-1860s Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church was shuttered in 2001 and sat empty for more than a decade. Today, the historic site is used under a different name: Hotel Peter & Paul and has landed on nearly…

Wine About It

  From where to stay and what to do, planning a bachelorette party in another city can be tricky. Fortunately, New Orleans has a multitude of bars, restaurants and things to do that you can’t go wrong with for a…

Bridal Brunches

  The enchanting Crescent City is a dream destination for a bride to celebrate her engagement with her nearest and dearest. Even the champagne corks seem to fly higher here. When selecting a perfect spot to toast your bridal bliss,…

Bridal Buzz: Restaurants and Hotels Making National News

In New Orleans, hospitality is everything. From the hotels to restaurants the city has something for everyone and everyone is welcome to celebrate. So, it’s no surprise that local establishments are popping up in the national news Recently, Justine as…

Location Spotlight: Hotel Peter & Paul

In the early 1860s when it first opened, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, school, convent and rectory was a sacred place of worship and education for residents in the Marigny. The church was shuttered in 2001 and sat empty…

Love is in the Air

Romantic New Orleans bars and restaurants to get you from Valentine’s Day to the Big Day

Making History

New Orleans-style nuptials as unique as the city at the storied New Orleans Athletic Club

Location Spotlight: Gris-Gris

When starting a new business, it’s a no-brainer to want to put all the positive vibes you can into your company. That’s exactly what Chef Eric Cook was thinking when planning his latest venture, at 1800 Magazine St. The intimate,…

Going South

The Southern Hotel for your post-wedding getaway

Sweet Seraphim

Historic Tremé home doubles as exclusive and decadent wedding and events space