Our Team


Heather Degeyter

Owner & Creative Director of Bonne Vie Macarons

As writer by trade and a life-long lover of a good story, I graduated with my Masters in English & Literature from UL Lafayette in 2015, which lead to a variety of teaching opportunities throughout South Louisiana. After the birth of my daughter, Arya, I knew there needed to be something more out there, so I began baking in-home looking for some of the most challenging desserts I could find. Then I found the French macaron, and the rest was history!

Aside from the macaron, I have an incredible passion for photography, design, cocktails, and celebrations as a whole. Every detail of each client’s celebration is so important to me, and I take such pride in my work that each dessert is perfected. I love the experience that comes with all of our dessert pieces and the relationships I build through celebrating events with each of our clients.

Favorite flavor: Peanut Butter & Steen’s Syrup Mac


Debbie “Deb” Degeyter

BVM Bakery Manager

BVM’s bakery manager and in-house accountant, Deb is also Heather’s Superstar Mom, making BVM a full-family affair. If you’ve gotten an email or invoice from us recently, that’s all Deb working her organizational magic.

Favorite Flavor: Sea Salt Caramel Mac


Jenny Guilbeau

Lead Cake Designer

Master of all things cake, Jenny owns TLCakes, a custom cake business in Carencro, Louisiana. You can catch Jenny in the shop each weekend perfecting each detail for our collection of celebration cakes offered.

Favorite Flavor: Butterbeer Mac


Lexia Lacour

Cookie Designer & Lead Baker

Owner of Royal Sweets by Lexia, Lexia Lacour is a cookie decorating perfectionist. When Lexia isn’t decorating tarts and cookies, she’s working on her education degree at UL Lafayette.

Favorite Flavor: Snickerdoodle Mac


Jennifer Wittenberg

Recipe Developer & Lead Baker

Jennifer is the backbone of our new recipe development team and we couldn't bring new themes to the shop without her innovative mind and constant attention to detail. Jenn is an avid animal lover and is currently working on her Surgical Technology degree.

Favorite Flavor: Creme Brûlée Mac