I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season. This week marked my return to work at the winery and my first book event for At Least You’re in Tuscany. The work won’t be full time until May, but with spring blooming all around me, I am happy to have the time outside where I can sit and write. I am hard at work on the follow-up.
Sharon and Walter Sanders from SimpleItaly (http://www.simpleitaly.com/tuscany-tour-harvest-celebration-with-simpleitaly) invited me to be a guest speaker for one of their tour groups in the heart of Tuscany. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was splendid… no that isn’t enough… it was splendiferous! Sharon and Walter were warm and welcoming, and their love of the land here, local artisans, and culture were evident in all of the outings and events that they planned for their guests. The estate is called Montestigliano and is owned by Luisa Donati’s family. I spent a relaxing afternoon sipping wine, lunching, and talking about my experiences here in my new home. The American group from the states was a delight and asked a lot of really thoughtful questions. After the talk, I signed a few books and was treated to a stroll around the magnificent estate filled with blooming wisteria and views of rolling Tuscan hills as far as the eye can see.
If I have other events for At Least You’re in Tuscany, Sharon and Walter have set the bar very high!!!