Melanie Warner Spencer is an award-winning lifestyle journalist, blogger, photographer and photo stylist. Currently Spencer is the editor of the award-winning magazine New Orleans Bride Magazine, as well as editor New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, managing editor of Acadiana Profile and Louisiana Life magazines and editor of the parent company Renaissance Publishing’s books division (which includes serving as editor of the company’s first book, The Essential Louisiana Cookbook). Spencer also is a contributor to Biz New Orleans Magazine as its business etiquette columnist and writer of the Great Offices design feature and a regular guest expert on WWL-TV Channel 4, New Orleans’ CBS Affiliate. Her weekly blog at MyNewOrleans.Com, Bon Vivant, explores living the good life in New Orleans and beyond and she co-blogs and is the editor of Let Them Eat Cake, the official daily blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine. Spencer also is a dedicated meditation practitioner and is training to become a certified meditation teacher. Click here to read Metta Gras, Spencer’s blog devoted to meditation and mindfulness.
For the past 16 years, Spencer’s work has appeared in various print and online daily newspapers, such as The Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, The Houston Chronicle and The Austin American-Statesman, as well as magazines and online publications around the globe,
including Reuters in Australia, the United Kingdom and India (click here for links to stories). She was a staff features reporter and columnist at The Austin American-Statesman and a senior reporter at The Houston Chronicle.The former speechwriter for Texas first lady Anita Perry and the Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards, Spencer also is an accomplished speechwriter and public speaker and often gives presentations on wedding trends and tips, social and business etiquette, design, style, journalism and social media at universities and for businesses. She also has served multiple times as a moderator at the Texas Book Festival.
Originally from Kentucky, Spencer is a fine art and editorial photographer who has won awards for juried exhibitions and from the Texas Press Association. She also has been honored with awards from the Press Club of New Orleans.
Spencer is based in New Orleans and is an active member and board member of the Press Club of New Orleans, as well as a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. For editorial, speech and script writing, photography and photo styling or speaking engagements email firstname.lastname@example.org.