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Bon Vivant

Exploring finery, fun and the good life with New Orleans Bride editor Melanie Warner Spencer

Living In Ab-stentia

Bon Vivanting without the booze

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Mardi Gras Manual

The elements of Carnival style in a handy pocket guide

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Party Primer

Tips for hosts and guests for being prepped and peppy throughout Carnival season

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Only in New Orleans

Words and phrases familiar to New Orleanians

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Resolving for More: A Listmakers List

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Staying In is the New Chic for New Year’s Eve

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Progressive dinner party makes entertaining a cinch

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Tis’ the Season

Helpful tips for successfully navigating holiday office parties

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Holiday Essentials

Tips and tricks for staving off seasonal stress and staying sane

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Cajun Boucherie

Community, culture and sustainability converge with culinary delights

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Party Perfection

Holiday entertaining tips from hospitality veteran Sarah Hall

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Impossible n'est pas français

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New Orleans Noshing

The Bon Vivant’s list of go-to Crescent City eateries on and off the beaten path

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Cawfee Tawk

A coffee lovers list of New Orleans’ purveyors of the bean

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Are You Stormin’?

Commemorative Stormin’ of the Sazerac kicks of Thursday with music, fashion and cocktail equality for all

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Bon Vivant

Exploring finery, fun and the good life with New Orleans Bride editor Melanie Warner Spencer

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Melanie Warner Spencer is a native Kentuckian, but says she got to New Orleans as fast as she could. For more than 16 years, Melanie has covered lifestyle, design and entertainment at various publications, serving as the design columnist at The Austin American-Statesman, a senior staff reporter at the Houston Chronicle and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Houston Brides magazine. Her work also has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post and Reuters in the United States and across the globe. In her spare time, Melanie is an award-winning fine art photographer and has been honored by the Texas Press Association for her editorial photography. She also has been honored by the Press Club of New Orleans for its Excellence in Journalism Awards and is currently serving as a media member of the board of directors. Cooking and eating fabulous food and taking road trips with her spouse of 16 years, fellow writer and filmmaker Mark Patrick Spencer however, is at the top of her list of favorite pastimes. Click here to like Spencer's Facebook page and follow her on Twitter @MelanieSpencer. 

 

You can reach her at melanie@myneworleans.com.

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