Bon Vivant

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

Flower Power

Use blooms in your rooms to brighten the décor and the day.

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Morning rituals: The best part of waking up

Injecting rituals into your morning routine can keep you grounded, provide clarity and ready you for the day.

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(Not-So) Naked Lunch

Outfitting your office with tableware for more a civilized lunchtime

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Summer Reading

A not-so listy list of must-read authors, Southern and otherwise

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The Joy of Text

Putting pen to postcard is a charming alternative in the electronic age.

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Mélange

Tidbits, news and summering for the local set

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Home away from home

Creating a comfortable, cozy cubicle for a more appealing workday

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Road Trip Chic

Consider comfort and little luxuries for summer car voyages

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Picnic Perfection

Elements of stylish dining outdoors

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Summer Rituals

Lemonade, terrifying cleanses and road trips

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Fête Accompli

Keeping it simple, celebratory and fun when co-hosting a party

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Everyday People

Five individuals that make life easier, better and more relaxing.

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Contain and Maintain

Decorative baskets, bottles and boxes keep essential items at your fingertips.

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On the Move

With the right tools, even moving day can be infused with little luxuries.

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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 12 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. Cooking and eating fabulous food and taking road trips with her spouse of 15 years, fellow writer and filmmaker Mark Patrick Spencer however, is at the top of her list of favorite pastimes. You can reach her at melanie@myneworleans.com.

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