Keys to the cityTonight the famous chef and food photographer Lido invited us to an apertivo on the walls of Lucca at the famous newly reopened cafe Gran Cafe Antica delle Mura. I got myself out of my exercise clothes and into my one decent black dress in record time. I had no idea we would have access to the terazzo where the view was spectacular. It was like Mayor Tambellini (think Bloomberg) gave us the keys to the city. Plus we scored an invitation to a great party in two weeks time hosted by Anna the food magazine author with all the VIPs of the evening. It made everything make sense. While I was waiting for F to arrive from T's end of the year skating party where she had pizza fun on wheels, I channeled Angelina Jolie and looked down on our favorite walking path from a vantage point I never thought possible. When F came and finally procured some of the famous parmigiano that was to go with the Lambrusco wine we were served, we shared one of those moments where we understand why we worked so hard to come live here. Looking down on the garden party below, I spotted the Italian Johnny Depp and begged him to take a photo with me. It doesn't get any better than this.
|Seriously, so Johnny Depp . . . Italian style.|
|The Tourist, anyone?|