Thank you for stopping by New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles’ “Bon Vivant” blog. Writer Melanie Warner Spencer is enjoying the Independence Day holiday and will return on Monday, July 6 with a new, freshly pressed post. Meanwhile, if you are staying inside because of the oppressive heat and looking for something to read, catch up on posts you may have missed by checking out the “Bon Vivant” archives or, spend some time with the current issue of New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles magazine or its archives.

You can also follow Spencer on Instagram and Facebook for posts (mostly) centering on design and lifestyle and occasional fodder about her adorable, but lazy feline, Mr. Percy the Diabetic Cat, who enjoys eating, bird watching and napping in his huMOM’s dresser drawers.

We appreciate having you in our merry group of New Orleans design and lifestyle devotees and look forward to getting back to bon vivanting with you next week! Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!