Elegant indeed. The Krewe of Victoria formally announced their royalty, Queen Victoria Renee Borne and her consort, Prince Albert Johnny Plasencia, at a City Club soiree. Victoria is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and had the ice sculpture to prove it. Duchesses and their dukes were sequestered with the royal pair, there was Mardi Gras in the air, and making the most of its arrival were Virginia Atkins, Thomas and Nancy Marcotte, Brian and Kim Blanco, Brandon and Stephanie Verret, James and Colette Smith, and John and Pam Zuschlag, as well as Her Majesty, who said, "I got the handsome one." We can't argue that.

Patricia Gannon covers society for The Acadiana Advocate. She can be reached at Fete@theadvocate.com.