We are thrilled to feature the fourth annual “Moonlight and Miracles Gala” on our cover this month! Thanks to Tom and Chair Gayle Benson; Warner Thomas, President and CEO of Ochsner Health Systems; and 2015 Miracle Award Winners Dr. John Cole and Lori Ochsner. Gayle promises a night to remember on Friday, November 11 starting at 6 p.m. at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. That night will include fabulous food, music, fireworks and a car raffle for a chance to win a Mercedes-Benz – all that for $400 a ticket. The party is always “on the turf” at the Superdome, and the gala will benefit cancer services and research at Ochsner Cancer Institute, the largest nonprofit system in the Gulf South to provide multi-disiplinary care to adult and pediatric cancer patients. Get your tickets now by calling 842-7125!

Be sure to check out What’s Hot, which features items to celebrate Sports and Spirit, from a belt buckle to nail polish.

Now that summer is waning, you’ll want to get ideas from our "Guide to Entertaining" so you can hit the ground running on your next soirée! With the tips you need to create an unforgettable event, eight local experts give you their best advice.

Spending “A Day On Metairie Road” is a must! In this annual feature, we update on the thoroughfare’s latest in fitness, fashion and food.

This is also our annual Weddings Issue, so check out these six fabulous weddings and see what amazing features of each you’ll love. From the flowers to the locations – you’ll be impressed with all of the details. Our Vintage Wedding features Catherine Schmidt and her husband of 62 years, Baldy Schmidt – you’ll love it!

Welcome to Catherine Freeman, who will be writing the column “Making a Difference” for us! We are excited she’s joining us at St. Charles Avenue and look forward to all of her great columns! We wish Marilee Hovet and her family all the best in New York City and we’ll miss her! Welcome Catherine!

This year "Wine, Dine & Design" is benefiting Bastion, and the luncheon tables are almost sold-out! Call Margaret Strahan at 830-7264 for tickets to the luncheon, and go online to buy Preview Party tickets (see our ad up front for more details). It is going to be over the top and you won't want to miss it!

Have fun getting everyone back to school, and let’s hope that the hot days are over soon!