Greg St. Clair woke up this morning at Il Borro—a medieval-era villa deep within the hills of Tuscany, owned by (get this) the Ferragamo family. Yes, as in Salvatore Ferragamo, the luxury Italian fashion house famous for making shoes worn by Audrey Hepburn. The estate is more than 1700 acres of lush vineyards and olive trees surrounded by forest. Greg thought he might take a quick dip before getting down to business with the Ferragamo family, who continue to make wine on the estate.
No proper Italian lunch should start without a cold, refreshing glass of prosecco. Greg made sure to have a few bottles of our K&L exclusive Follador and San Venanzio proseccos on hand for the occasion. I think I personally drank about two cases of the Venanzio myself this past summer, so I'm hoping the Ferragamos enjoyed it as much as I did.
As if having lunch with the Ferragamo brothers wasn't cool enough, Greg informed me that he'd be having dinner tonight with Antonio Moretti from Sette Ponti, who also happens to be part owner of Prada. I told Greg that I needed to come with him on his next trip over to handle all of his media. He sent me an email saying, "Send your wife instead, she'll be appreciated more!"
Ain't that the truth. My wife loves Ferragamo shoes.