But unless you were included amongst the very tight guest list of 300 people personally selected by Las Dos Lunas owners Massimo Lucarini and Almudena Robles, you probably wouldn’t have even heard about it, so secretive was the planning and execution of this amazing event!
The event in question was a joint celebration, the 30-year wedding anniversary of the couple and the 31st birthday of the legendary restaurant Las Dos Lunas. Dubbed ‘Aniversario 30 + 1’, the beautiful, crisp invites were sent out personally (expect no pesky Facebook events from this classic venue) to the chosen ones, myself included, with an air of mystery surrounding the evening’s events and the promise of an Italian family feast ensuring all attendees arrived on time (10pm sharp!) and in style…
What I can tell you is that there was a very large Italian contingence on the exclusive list of invitees, plus many other guests hailing from different cities and countries around the world. I met so many amazing and interesting people! My ears were working in overdrive to catch the languages being bantered around – Italian, Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and some I couldn’t even identify!
The feast was fit for a king and his entire kingdom, such was its abundance. A buffet style station was set up in one area of the restaurant while finger food was circulated on trays (alongside champagne and vino), meaning there was no chance of ever going hungry or thirsty at this party. Think Las Dos Lunas classics – gazpacho, prawns, ham, dips, focaccia and so much more… my mouth is watering at the memory of it all (though my tummy remembers almost bursting the seam of my skirt at the time!).
Oh the fashion! Oh the glamour! The splendour of it all. My designer radar was also on overdrive – with all that worldly style in one space, it was a feast for the eyes as much as the food was for the taste buds – and I’m talking haute couture creations! You name it, I saw it – Armani, Versace, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Chanel, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, YSL, Gaultier, McQueen and the list goes on. And the shoes… oh the shoes! Well, it goes without saying we spied Loubiton, Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik among others… at this particular party, looking down at the stars of footwear was as beautiful as looking up at the real stars!
Spectacular performances by an amazing Latino dance couple – all sassy yellow tassles and incredible flexibility, taut muscles and precision moves – on the hand painted terrace and from an emotive opera singer from the flower-clad balcony were the only things on the night that stopped the crowd – so many beautiful people of all ages who really all seemed more like one big family at the end – from socialising… cue jaws agape and tears in the eyes!
While I want to wax lyrical about the total epic-ness of this party, alas, I cannot, having been sworn to secrecy before attending the party… my ongoing discretion means I may be invited to the next event you see, so we wouldn’t want to step on any Gucci-clad toes! But here are just a few things I can let slip…
And that’s all folks! I’m afraid I cannot spill any more beans in this case… especially NOT about what time the party wound up in the very early hours. Perhaps that’s because I’d drunk enough champagne that it’s all just a bit of a blur… Luckily for YOU, you can enjoy the family-style Las Dos Lunas experience every night of the week throughout summer – designer footwear optional of course!