Envision Romeo and Juliet encountering one another for the first time at the elegant and mysterious masquerade ball in Verona so pivotal to their story. Had they met under less mysterious circumstances, would their passion have run so immediately high? Imagine the celebratory excitement and dazzle of feathers, sequins, sparkles, and other adornments, all with twirling costumes and hidden faces. Everywhere curious and mischievous eyes peek out from behind the multitude of masks and encourage an opportunity for playfulness not often experienced in every day life. At a masquerade, we’re encouraged to step out of ourselves, drop our inhibitions, and try on a character for size. A Masquerade is a truly special occasion for festivity and celebration that everyone should experience in all its splendor!