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Bon Vivant

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

Springing Forward

Confederate Jasmine charges through New Orleans, just in time for porch and patio season

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Bubbles and Booze

The classic French 75 is a refreshing treat any day of the week

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Road Tripping: Bikes and brews on the Tammany Trace trail

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Southern Charm

A few things you need to know about doing business with Southerners

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It’s A Dirty Job

A quest to make cleaning less of a chore

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Road Tripping

Relaxation and bayside biking in Point Clear and Fairhope

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Deskmergency

Devoting a drawer at the office to style and mini-health emergencies

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Elements of (Snacking) Style

Taking your office snack drawer to the next level

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Happy Mardi Gras

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House Rules

The art of being a great overnight houseguest

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Hotel Style

Create a bedside coffee station for a decadent wakeup call

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Provisional Lodging

Creating warm and inviting temporary guest accommodations

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Bonne Beauté: The nutrition and fitness edition

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Bonne Beauté

The hair and nails edition

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Prêt à tout

A well-stocked kitchen keeps you prepared during Carnival and beyond

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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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