An intimate group of friends attended this 60th birthday weekend at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa’s Casa Elar Estate. The formal dinner kicked off under an early evening sky with a bartender mixing artisan cocktails from a white custom-upholstered bar, as canapés were offered poolside while guests enjoyed the views. Dinner was served at a long table placed under an open canopy, draped with white woven fabric, accented with gold chain tie backs, and lit by gold chandeliers. Alternating chairs – white linen-back chameleons with gold legs and gold-framed white tweed dining chairs – were complemented by crisp white table linens. Place settings received a custom gold foil menu, gold high-sheen flatware, Riedel glassware, gold-rimmed Carrington china, and white hemstitch napkins in gold “geo” rings. The tablescape featured collections of Tiffany-blue polished ceramic vases, gold brocade votives, and white “dinner plate” dahlias. As the sun began to set, a nine-course tasting menu with fine wine pairings were enjoyed by all. After dinner, guests were treated to libations in the library, a live performance by singer-songwriter Louise Goffin, and a DJ and dancing under the stars.