Last Wednesday after I rode the 6 train up to Central Park to enjoy New York Grand Opera‘s open-air production of Giuseppe Verdi‘s “La Traviata“. For the occasion, I took a chilled bottle of Lini Labrusca Rosso from Vino. I felt this was an appropriate choice of which I’m certain Verdi himself would have approved — not only did the wine pair perfectly with the selection of soft cheeses my girlfriend had brought in her hamper, but like Lini, the great composer in question also hailed from Emilia Romagna.
Following the somewhat uneven performance, while strolling home along Fifth Avenue we happened upon this elegant young gentleman on the corner of East 75th Street. To my surprise he appeared to be sporting none other than a LINI 910 bag made of shiny black PVC vinyl. I asked him where he obtained the ultra-chic accessory but he swore me to secrecy. It remains to be seen whether these bags will make break out onto the general market, but for now we’re happy to welcome a little Italian style to Manhattan’s Upper East Side.