C California Style

One of the weekend’s many alfresco meals at Il Palagio. PHOTO: Angela Pham/Billy Farrell Agency.
Candlelit dinner.
Twilight on the terrace.
Co-hosts Rosetta Getty and Fuschia Kate Sumner.
Hanneli Mustaparta.
Afternoon at the lake.
Rosetta Getty, Patricia Arquette and Rosamund Pike.

Escape Artists

by C California Style

Designer Rosetta Getty and friends convene in Tuscany to savor food, fashion and fine company in a dreamy estate that could only exist in Italy.

Rosetta Getty is known for her chic, minimalist approach to fashion, so it should come as little surprise that the L.A.-based designer—who launched her eponymous ready-to-wear brand last year—knows a thing or two about elegant entertaining. “It’s a great feeling to bring people together and allow them to connect and relax,” says Getty, who, along with friend Fuschia Kate Sumner and fashion e-emporium Farfetch, recently treated her inner circle to a weekend at Il Palagio, a 16th-century countryside villa set in the heart of Tuscany. Owned by Sumner’s parents, Sting and Trudie Styler, the vast 900-acre estate features gorgeous Italian architecture and sprawling on-site vineyards.

“Rosetta and her family spend every summer in Tuscany,” says Sumner. “My family, too, has been coming here ever since I can remember. When I heard that she wanted to celebrate her beautiful clothes in Italy, I knew Il Palagio would be the perfect place.”

This year, Getty, her husband, Balthazar, and three of their children traveled to Positano and Capri before joining friends who flew in from London, Los Angeles, New York and Paris after attending couture. Patricia Arquette, Dree Hemingway and Rosamund Pike were among those who stayed at the villa, where classic Italian farm-to-table offerings awaited them.

The lavish weekend kicked off with a candlelit dinner, held under a centenary tree in the courtyard, where olive oil and wine produced on the property were served. Dancing commenced when Balthazar hit the turntables—luckily, Pike had opted for a pair of sensible sneakers in lieu of heels. The following day, guests enjoyed a picnic lunch on the lake, a particularly picturesque moment since most wore gifted ensembles from Getty’s Resort 2016 collection, which swings from nautical-inspired striped knits to macramé dresses.

“Il Palagio is a magical place; I long for it all year. Lunches under the tree, dreamy dinners in the courtyard, backgammon under the loggia, swimming in the lake—it’s idyllic,” says Sumner. Those suffering from FOMO, fear not: The property—which overlooks the Tuscan hills and features a lush oak forest, sparkling lakes, vineyards and olive groves—is available to rent with a three-night minimum. A-list company not included. rosetta​getty.com; farfetch.com. For Il Palagio rates, contact Cynthia Brody, 212‑246-2977 or ilpalagio​events@gmail​.com; palagio​products.com.LINDZI SCHARF

Edited by Jenny Murray.
PHOTOS: Angela Pham/Billy Farrell Agency.