|Each year Corpus Christi celebrates Buccaneer Days (Buc Days) and Las Donas De La Corte holds a ball where “The Court of Culture & Costume in Dance” is presented to King Alonso LXIII. The court made up of “The Royal Household” (families who have been part of this gala in the past or a family invited to participate). The theme of his years gala celebrated the extraordinary movements, music and costume of dance, which convey meaning beyond what words can express. The elaborate gowns worn by the lady from the various house holds are designed by Patricia Phillips - who has been involved with Las Donas De La Corte since 1976 & her daughter - Leslie Phillips-Greco who have been doing this for many years. Their resumes are extraordinary. It takes two years to design and make each gown. The pictures of the gowns do not do them justice. While we were admiring the beautiful creations, we met Amanda, the Patricia Phillips’ granddaughter and Leslie’s niece.