Island Oscars

29 Mar

Saturday was Oscar night at Casati, the Isle of Wight’s most welcoming drawing room. What an elegant  parade of  gowns, sparkles, and vertiginous heels teetered across the  (minuscule) red carpet on West Street.  It’s such a treat to see a house full of people who’ve really made an effort, sartorially speaking. Not the usual case of glamourous girls buffing up for a night out, accompanied by who-can-be-bothered partners. No, the males of the species were veritable peacocks, resplendent in tuxes, bow-ties, pocket handkerchiefs. Bated breath, of course, for the  awards themselves.  Nothing so prosaic as Best Actor/Actress/Motion Picture – instead we had Oscars for Fabulosity,  Disco Divinity,   Text-Dexterity and Blingbombast – altogether more festive qualities. Joseph, as ever, was the quintessential host, twinkling with bonhomie towards  new faces and familiar friends alike. Thank you, Casati.

3 Responses to “Island Oscars”

  1. Anke 15. Apr, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    Thanks for this blog post. It is nice to know that there are other Oscar awards which are not as narrow-minded as the one in Hollywood…

  2. James B 24. Apr, 2010 at 11:03 pm #

    What delight to see that someone still entertains in such a grandiose manner. All the friends, family and nominees that glittered on Oscar night made the evening magical.
    It was a wonderful sight of pure elegance and how I laughed at the speeches, such a hoot, long may you reign at Casati.

  3. ERIC 13. Dec, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    I happened upon Casati quite unexpectedly recently (ok, the whole Isle of Wight was quite unexpected in fact). What wonderful hosts! As to the glamour, all we had to do was pick from the decor. A truly delightful experience that even included a bit of quirky neighborly Britannia! Oh there is a village Davith would have recognized.

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