Arriving in Florence at 7pm, it was hot. I did a quick change at the airport, quick check-in at the hotel and jumped in a taxi to go to a reception at the Four Seasons.
As luck would have it, I was just in time and managed to see the recent apparel collection. The hotel was stunning and Florentine society were out to mingle.
After a reviving glass of Prosecco, we set off for a team dinner. The packed restaurant was hidden away on a backstreet. Local knowledge.
Despite having a 9:30pm reservation, it was almost 11pm by the time we sat down and exhaustion was setting in. Enormous dinosaur steaks appeared to be a Florentine speciality as they were on almost every table. A surreal sight.
By 1am I staggered into the hotel room. Letad had arrived and after a long journey was asleep. I collapsed but sleep was elusive, exhaustion prevailed.