“Every week we would have at least three parties,” recalls Alfonso, “one a treasure hunt, one a fancy dress party on the beach and so on. As the decade wore on these parties became more and more elaborate.
For one Wild West party, Conde Rudi turned up with a live cow which he preceded to milk, much to the amusement of the guests, and at the back-to-nature party twenty guests sewed themselves together and arrived as an orchard. It was then that the Club swapped its rural, quasi-colonial simplicity for a more sybaritic feel.
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