Birthday Boy Mineards
It wasn’t quite the exotic occasion I envisaged when I celebrated the 20th anniversary of my half century last week, but a fun event nevertheless at Ca’Dario on Coast Village Road.
Having not been able to fly to Marrakech, Morocco, for the past few years because of pandemic restrictions, my plans were to join an old friend, peripatetic Cat Pollon,at her new home in North Africa, but they were dashed last year when she sadly succumbed to ovarian cancer at the age of 80.
Fortunately, another good friend, philanthropist Brian Herman who spends his time between his home in Montecito and Rancho Mirage, not to mention a beach home in Carpinteria, hosted a lunch at Dario Furlati’s eatery for a Fab Four including property manager John Green and Tom Cipolla, who has homes in our rarefied enclave and Rancho Palos Verdes.
Another good friend, Gretchen Lieff, also stopped by before winging to Provence on vacation.
My lunch concluded with me blowing out a candle on a slice of tiramisu.