Author: Melanie Warner Spencer

Planning and Foresight

The Urban Vision offices are housed in a circa-1913 building that — according to architects with whom owner MJ Sauer met — was possibly built as a Sears and Roebuck kit home. A neighbor told Sauer the…

Relationship Building

Gambel Communications celebrates its 12th year in business in new, custom offices in Metairie. Founder Betsie Gambel worked with her brother, architect Tommy Meric, Duplantier and Meric Architects, and contractor Tom Leblanc of Kemper Construction to…

On Course

At a Glance Business Name MiNO Marine Location 119 Causeway Blvd., Jefferson Number of years in business 16 Date of opening current facility June 2016 Architecture and Interior Design SCNZ Architects Artwork David Bourg Square footage 4,500 Number of Employees…

Two For One

In less than five years, newly founded Northshore architectural firm Greenleaf Lawson Architects outgrew its original space and found new digs in a historic part of Covington. Founded in 2015 by Justin Greenleaf and Michelle Lawson, the full-service architectural…

Leading Women

  HOUSED IN A RESTORED, CIRCA-1905 former cold storage facility, WB Collective is a coworking and event space in the Warehouse District designed for womenowned, -led and -founded…

Prime Positioning

Melanie Warner Spencer is editor of New Orleans Bride and New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles and managing editor of Louisiana Life and Acadiana Profile. Spencer’s ever-expanding library of etiquette books is rivaled…

Unwanted Advances

Melanie Warner Spencer is editor of New Orleans Bride and New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles and managing editor of Louisiana Life and Acadiana Profile. Spencer’s ever-expanding library of etiquette books is rivaled…

Home Brew

Dixie Brewing Company was founded in New Orleans in 1907 and brewed locally on Tulane Avenue until 2005 (except during a period in the 1920s after Prohibition-era raids uncovered “a little rule breaking,” according to dixiebeer.com). After Hurricane Katrina destroyed…

Pants on Fire

Melanie Warner Spencer is editor of New Orleans Bride and New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles and managing editor of Louisiana Life and Acadiana Profile. Spencer’s ever-expanding library of etiquette books is rivaled only by her ever-ready stash of blank thank-you…