We sat at a table in a lovely villa sharing a lunch of homemade Italian delicacies. Six of us had been seated together for lunch in this ornate dining room, surrounded by other guests at several other tables. The setting was spectacular and the view outside the windows was breathtaking—vineyards and distant Tuscan hillsides.
The woman across the table, we learned very quickly, was the sister of a famous pop singer. Her husband, seated next to her, was an investment banker; they lived in Boston. She had one son, about a year old, and a nanny, who had accompanied them on their Italian vacation and was, at that moment, watching him at their hotel.Read More