While most folks book it to this intimate venue's Rose Garden, we can't help but believe that the Egyptian Patio rules the roost. Inspired by the queen of the Nile herself, we put together a look that channels Cleopatra, without looking like a costume. The pencil skirt and sequins are totally daytime appropriate with a pair of open-toe sandals. But, if the party takes you past dusk, add some kohl-rimmed peepers and a golden headband for a really royal look.
Darlington House, 7441 Olivetas Avenue (near Marine Street); 858-454-7625.
From Left, Clockwise: Bobbi Brown Choose Your Black Kohl Cake Liner, $22, available at Nordstrom; Deepa Gurnani Gold Leaf Headband, $55, available at Shopbop; Tory Burch Erica Sequined Top, $506, available at My Theresa; Tibi Techy Mesh Pencil Skirt, $715, available at Matches; Jeffrey Campbell Tilda Platform, $165, available at Nasty Gal; Lulu Guinness Eye Clutch, $360, available at Lulu Guinness.
Photo: Courtesy of Darlington House