Articles and Segments

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Below you’ll find links to some of Spencer’s work. Here you can visit the magazines Spencer oversees, read articles and view TV segments about weddings, travel, etiquette, arts, entertainment and all other things lifestyle, as well as a couple of more news oriented pieces.

If you don’t find what you’re seeking or want to see more, email Spencer at penfemme@gmail.com. 

Enjoy! 

Melanie

 

As editor of New Orleans Bride Magazine, I strive to bring the best and most luxurious services, ideas and inspiration to the city's sophisticated brides.

As editor of New Orleans Bride Magazine, Spencer strives to bring the best and most luxurious services, ideas and inspiration to the city’s sophisticated brides.

 

 

Louisiana Life magazine, main site to current issue (managing editor)

Acadiana Profile magazine, main site to current issue (managing editor)

New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles, main site to current issue (editor)

New Orleans Bride Magazine, Summer/Autumn 2015 issue (editor)

WWLTV Wedding Segments

Southern Charm, installment of monthly Biz Etiquette Column in Biz New Orleans Magazine and a list of all Biz Etiquette columns

Bon Vivant blog (Spencer’s blog – on hiatus – about living well and artfully in New Orleans and beyond), MyNewOrleans.Com

Easy Southern Escapes, Spencer’s former column for ShermansTravel

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“Julia Reed’s South: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long,” by Julia Reed, Rizzoli New York, 2016. Images by Paul Costello

Julia Reed’s South: An Interview with the Author about her book, the New Orleans food scene and learning to make cocktails as a child in Mississippi, Bon Vivant

High Rollin’: VIPs live large in Louisiana’s luxurious casinos, Louisiana Life Magazine 

Light and Day: An uptown villa glimmers with sunny interiors and sumptuous surfaces, New Orleans Homes & Living Magazine

Cajun boucherie story for Acadiana Profile Magazine

Cajun boucherie story for Acadiana Profile Magazine

LÂCHE PAS: SUSTAINING AND SPREADING THE TRADITION OF CAJUN BOUCHERIEACADIANA PROFILE MAGAZINE (This piece won an International Regional Magazine Award of Merit for an Arts & Culture feature)

Booze News: Taking the Drink & Learn Class at Broussard’sNew Orleans Magazine

Proof of Pampering: A burgeoning spa business is rubbing it in, New Orleans Magazine

Lifelike, review of Blanton Museum exhibit in Austin, Arts + Culture Texas magazine

Timely Twists: Houston textile designer Rusty Arena celebrates 25 colorful years, ModernLuxury Interiors Texas

Houston Brides Magazine Fall/Winter 2013 (editor in chief) – ModernLuxury

Easy Southern Escapes it the weekly column I pen about charming Southern towns for ShermansTravel.

Easy Southern Escapes it the weekly column about charming Southern towns Spencer pens for ShermansTravel.

Travel Postcard: 48 Hours in Houston, TexasReuters

In Armstrong’s Austin, Beer-fueled disappointmentReuters

Former first lady Barbara Bush: ‘I’m tired now of the elections’ – Chicago Tribune

White House kids talk growing up presidentialAustin American-Statesman

Red carpet, choppers, champagne greet Formula One in TexasReuters

Western wear isn’t just for the rodeo: The cool kids don pearl snapsHouston Chronicle

Houstonians have long embraced sleek, sexy mid-century design Houston Chronicle

Butlers leading a life of intrigue in service to Houston’s upper crustHouston Chronicle

In this piece about the comeback of preppy style (Did it ever really go away?), I intervidew author Lisa Birnbach, who brought us the seminal work, "The Official Preppy Handbook," and its sequel, "True Prep," for the Austin American-Statesman.

In this piece about the comeback of preppy style (Did it ever really go away?) for the Austin American-Statesman, Spencer interviewed author Lisa Birnbach, who wrote the seminal work, “The Official Preppy Handbook,” and its sequel, “True Prep.”

Prep is back: Old is new again 30 years later with author of ‘True Prep’ Austin American-Statesman

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