What: Houston Grand Opera Ball annual fall luncheon.
Where: The showroom at I.W. Marks Jewelers.
The scoop: Donna Josey Chapman, who chairs the April 9, 2016, white-tie-and-tie tails gala with hubby Max Chapman, welcomed the coterie of ardent opera fans. Each arrived with gift cards in hand to be compiled into a yummy auction item for the ball.
Highlight of this day was the collection of dazzling Judith Leiber handbags flown in from New York, courtesy of I.W. Marks Jewelers, just for the midday fete. Brad Marks announced that the family firm was donating one of the bejeweled bags for the opera ball auction.
Who: Joanna Marks, Anna Dean, Lynn Wyatt, Kristina Somerville, Barbara Van Postman, Jana Arnoldy, Rini Ziegler, Irene Bourke, Pat Breen, Diane Lokey Farb and Valerie Dieterich.