Black Dahlia Birthday Party

A 1940s Black Dahlia-themed party was hosted at legendary Sowden House, to celebrate the birthday of TV host, Carly Steel. Inspired by Hollywood’s Golden Age, guests arrived decked out in Old Hollywood glamour to be greeted with chilled mini-bottles of Moet & Chandon champagne and the soothing sounds of Frank Sinatra crooner Max Vontaine.

An amazing four-course dinner ensued, with a menu prepared and served by ‘Top Chef’ alum Marcel Vigneron, complimented by Charles Smith wines. After the birthday girl blew out the candles on her Black-Dahlia red velvet cake, the entertainment kicked off and the crowd was wowed by performances from burlesque dancers and Karis the Hoola Hooper Extraordinaire. The night came together beautifully and truly captured the spirit of a Golden Age.