It’s impossible not to have heard of “Shoemaker to the Stars” Salvatore Ferragamo, a man who turned his high-end Italian footwear into a global phenomenon. Now, his grandson, who shares the same name, is carrying on the family’s legacy…in a slightly different way.
Salvatore, 45, is the CEO of the family’s agro-leisure business; alongside his father, Ferruccio Ferragamo, his is responsible for the restoration of the medieval Tuscan village Il Borro (now a Relais and Chateaux property) as well as its winery.
Recently, the father of three made the trek from Tuscany to the Palm Desert, where he hosted a winemaker dinner on April 23 featuring Il Borro’s most important vintages at the Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage as part of In Vino Veritas, an event which closed out the tony Palm Springs Life Festival. The aforementioned event, unlike it’s nearby neighbor the Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival, is for the culture enthusiast, Renaissance men and women, if you will. It featured a stellar lineup of today’s top artists, fashion designers, and culinary superstars including opera legends Plácido Domingo and Renée Fleming, violinists Midori and Sarah Chang, cellist Nina Kotova, pianist Jean Yves Thibaudet, guitarist Angel Romero, fashion designers Zandra Rhodes, Michael Costello and Marc Bouwer, and chefs Cat Cora, Gail Gand and the Hearty Boys.
Here, the Ferrgamo family legacy shares his desktop essentials—where he comes up with his most beloved cultural ideas—with Haute Living.
- My flags remind me of my global sensibility, I was born in England, had some work experiences in USA, I live in Italy; my grandfather came from Naples. And I adore traveling in Asia. This global sensibility is what we breathe here at Il Borro. We welcome guests from over the world to give them a unique experience in the Tuscan Land.
- The portraits of my family remind me that weekends spent together at Il Borro are beautiful and unforgettable moments.
- Under my desk I keep my boots to take walks in the vineyards…and my polo boots