“Ospiti, ma quali ospiti?” – The Nightfox, Ocean’s 12.
Vincent Cassel plays Eurotrash playboy with nothing better to do but Thomas Crown hard, every day. I love watching Ocean’s 12 just for his European cockiness that only decadence can afford. James Bond type.
Danny Ocean visits the Nightfox a few times in the film at his gargantuan villa in Lake Como. The location exists in real life. The 15th century Villa Erba, once vacation home of Luchino Visconti, has made my ‘Eurotrash Places’ list. If Europe is any better than North America for one thing, it’s the prevalence of villas. No Malibu estate comes close. No real housewife of Jersey can beat a Duchess. Private vineyards that have been around for centuries – you can’t put a price on antiquity.
Lake Como is one of those microcosms of affluence in Northern Italy. You got money? You go there. I mean, there are surrounding lake towns that some may argue are a tad bit more recherche’, in that Lake Como is home to people like George Clooney, and he’s certainly not a Duchess… but really, who can be picky with Lake Ontario at their feet?
The Bagatt bag I bought in Lake Como.