Bon Vivant

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

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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