It all started with an adventure, and then a question.
Worn out by the hustle and bustle of big city life after years spent in Miami and Madrid, Tess Canosa decided to try a smaller city on for size. An Italian friend mentioned Lecce, a bustling college town dubbed the “Florence of the south”. She packed her bags, kissed Madrid goodbye (it’s an “hasta luego, not an adiós”, she said) and headed East. Well, Southeast to be exact. After a few weeks in Lecce she quickly became enamored by the low-cost living and amazing quality of life.
Upon her arrival to Lecce Tess met Elena, and they immediately became friends. Since 2012 Elena has been an airbnb superhost (or “superhostess with the mostess” as Tess likes to call her), and ‘til then a professional dedicated to designing, communicating and organizing cultural events. In the beginning, Tess was one the dozens of guests she had already hosted at her place – sharing has always been a strong value in Elena’s community and not just the result of a global business trend – but soon Tess’s keen eye on the world and her sensibility had conquered Elena’s heart. Back from a summer trip to Greece, Elena asked “How come so many Americans visit Greece and nobody comes over here?! We’re even closer!” Tess’s answer: “We should do it!”. Elena loves adventures, above all when it comes to putting together the very heart and the very heel! As Marilyn Monroe once said, “I don’t know who invented the heel, but we all owe him a lot.” And we think you’ll most definitely agree.