Photoglimmer: Rippers Undressed

Nate Ripperton. Known to some as “Rippers”.

Efficient, detail-oriented, clever, charming and hard-working; all the characteristics you would look for in a guide. He knows what you want before you want it, remembers how you like your bottles, drives a mean support van and tells jokes, some of which are actually funny.

Big gold heart, big blue eyes, fairly small feet.

We tested him during InGamba women’s week. We made boob jokes. Lots of them. We were crass and sarcastic. We occasionally made him blush. We demanded Cokes. We asked for gelato. We drank him under the table. We kept him up too late.

We loved the hell out of him. And now we miss him.

What makes this week magical is as much about the people as it is about the place.

Thanks for taking care of us, Rippers. Thanks for taking our shit, holding our rain bags and stealing our hearts.

I present to you a final bit of harassment: the photo series of Luis unzipping you in Castelnuovo Berardenga.

 

We are in the process of finalizing dates for the 2014 InGamba schedule. I have reserved some spots for my trips, so if you’d like to stay in the loop about dates, please shoot me a note.

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