Florence, Italy
May 2017

By Ross Belfer

Octagonal pleasures, baskets of fruit. A cello playing in the background of your mind. Those who are lucky enough to experience one night at Four Seasons Florence can truly ask for no more. What was I doing here? Do I even belong? So many questions that seem less important when you're swimming laps in a perfectly temperature-d outdoor pool in between swigs of a sweet Rosé. And if the chandelier-lit, Art Deco-fashioned edifice, jazz-on-the-lawn in the afternoon wasn't enough, the subtle ricochets of light casting over the property's sprawling gardens create a cinematic affair that is truly unprecedented.