Saturday, August 28, 2010

Reasons to Love Festa Italiana

While there are many reasons to love the annual festival of Italian culture that is happening at the Covent Garden Market this weekend, my top three this year are as follows:  the lemon gelato sold by the little Italian Dessert and Espresso wagon on Talbot Street near King, watching the (mostly senior) couples dance to the live band that plays at night, especially the ones you can tell have been tripping the light fantastic together for years, and, because it's one of the few times you can see a lot of well-dressed men downtown, on a weekend.  As proof, I offer the two photos below:

Granted, this man (Riccardo Lopez, of Il Tenore restaurant) is performing, so perhaps we would expect he might dress better than the spectators, but having seen a number of live musicians, I know that's definitely not always the case.  As far as I'm concerned, a man in a nice suit is a man in a nice suit.
And then there was this man, who is posing with a young lady I presumed to be his granddaughter (who I thought looked very cute in her NY t-shirt and dark denim jeans).  I don't even know if he is Italian or not, but for the sake of argument, I'll say he is.  He is doing the summer casual attire beautifully, and there were many men in attendance last night who were wearing something similar.

1 comment:

  1. Amen sister!!! Nothing beats a man in a suit not matter what the situation.