We are very excited to feature on our cover the Great Gatsby Opera Ball, to be held April 10 at The Roosevelt New Orleans. The glamorous co-chairs Jude Swenson, Yvonne Coe, Jeanne Charlebois and Holli Ensz are promising a night that will wow you! Thanks also to honorary chairmen Gerri and Murray Valene and to Henry Shane for allowing us to shoot at his Cars of Yesteryear Museum. Another star on the cover is Mr. Shane’s 1936 Auburn Boatail Speedster, which will also be prominately featured at the fundraiser. A huge coup for the Opera Ball is a gift from famous artist Charles Reinike III who will design the cover of the invitation; he’s donating signed and numbered prints for the patrons and the original artwork will be auctioned off at the Artist Unveiling Party to held on March 7, with Angela Hill as auctioneer. The patron party starts at 6:30 p.m., so call for your tickets today at 529-2278. You don’t want to miss this spectacular evening with fabulous food, music and fun.

Our annual Couture Wedding Guide will give you myriad ideas for the big wedding day – so see what’s the latest! We always love to spotlight a wedding each month and we also have the spectacular vintage wedding of Mary Lou and Bill Christovich, who are celebrating their 60th anniversary this month!

Valentine’s Day is almost here, so check out What’s Hot for great ideas for your significant other. We are also treating you to Traveling in Style for everything you need to look and feel fabulous whatever your destination. Speaking of traveling, be sure to go across the lake to visit Bra Genie in the Village in Mandeville, located at 2881 Highway 190. If you want to completely change the way your clothes fit, you’re in for a treat with this five-year-old bra-fitting salon whose staff of experts has the ultimate in foundation fit and selection. They have more than 6,000 bras and 3,000 pieces of shapewear and panties for you to choose from – so go today!

I also don’t want you to miss Children’s Hospital’s Big Top Ball, also known as The Sugarplum Ball, on March 20.

You can “clown around” at this fabulous black tie gala where you can swap stilettos for stilts as you dance to the Bucktown All-Stars and enjoy high-flying fare. The ball benefits the LaNasa-Greco Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, which treated more than 1,160 patients – including the daughter of 2010 co-chair Courtney LeClercq. Get your tickets today by calling 896-9373.