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Each week we take you behinds the scenes to people and places that inspire us. This week we take you to Italy where we go for work and is a second home for us.
Thanks to GQ's article on Borgo Egnazia titled "I Love This Hotel So Much, I Forgot I brought My Kids" I had put it on my vision board in our office.
La Banda Italiana : Massimiliano Nigri, Pilar Cohen, Antonio Liuzzi, Thomas Fuchs , Michou Mahtani all at White Beach Club
A month later we found ourself back in Italy for work for 2 weeks. While brunching at White Beach Club our friends said that their friend, Tomasso Marangi ,was the general manager of a "cool luxury hotel" and that they booked us all in to stay weekend there. He suggested we go for dinner to check it out before we checked in the next day.
As we were on approach to the hotel low and behold the power of manifestation (Oprah would be so #manifestationproud , LOL) it was none other than the Borgo Egnazia.
Thomas Fuchs & Michou Mahtani @Borgoegnazia
Borgo Egnazia is like a breathing tale of Puglia, spoken by the ancient culture of the land and by the sheer beauty of its nonpareil architecture.
It happens every hour of the year: you come and live your time here, and nature is powerful, peace is intense, harmony is full. It’s a place where you meet your self. It’s Borgo Egnazia: it’s like nowhere else.
"In Vino veritas" preached the ancient Latin wisdom and in the month of the harvest. Our inebriating “Festa dell’Uva” (Festival of Grapes) pays homage to wine and grapes, popular fruit of the Puglian summer.
A lively and joyful occasion to discover all the phases of the grapes transformation into wine: from the harvest of the bunches to the barefoot crushing and hand pressing, to the fermentation of the must.
The lovely Piazza is full of local farmers and traditional work tools from wine cellars, artefacts born from the mastery of craftsmen and wicker-woven baskets full of grapes dancing on the girls' heads to the rhythm of the music.
The ritual of the harvest, with the sparkling atmosphere of grape pressing, will make this late summer evening unforgettable, toasting the second half of the year and having dinner with the most genuine Puglian specialties.