Stravakia Lons was born in Iran, but both her parents came from Russia. When she was only three, she moved to Italy where she stayed. She graduated from Harvard to become a lawyer, which she did well. One night at a bar, she met Derek Marco, who was born in Tuscany. He was a college professor visiting his homeland, but he was soon to return to Cambridge. They both met in a bar and instantly fell in love. They kept meeting again and again, until they married and lived happily ever after.