This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive. (с) Alice Waters
Charming B&B Valdirose
Lastra a Signa, Tuscany (Italy)
Wine: Poggio al Bosco
Cheese: Forme D'arte
Music: Francesco Pantusa
Illustrator: Giulia Pianigiani
Our first official event in Italy was beyond beautiful: hosted by magic Valdirose, attended by inspired, shiny and talented people.
That gathering was about creativity and sharing: it all started in the garden where we foraged simple flowers. Then we created floral compositions and decorated the table, while a wonderful Irene Berni shared her tips and secrets on how to make beauty out of simple details.
A talented musician Francesco Pantusa created a jazzy atmosphere playing soft and funky melodies. Elena from an authentic Tuscan winery Poggio al Bosco organised an exciting wine-tasting for the guests, which was perfectly complemented by great cheeses from "la formaggeria" Forme d'Arte (San Gimignano).
It is almost impossible to describe the number of smiles, inspiring talks and shared dreams we experienced that evening. We hope that photos can do it better.