Photos of The Day: N.O.P. D. Fight Crime in Style.

Yet another way in which New Orleans one ups every other city, in the form of coolness: 

N.O.P.D. patrol the French Quarter on Vespas,

“‘The advantage of a scooter, Matthews said, is that it combines the mobility and ease of use of a bicycle with the speed of a motorcycle, making it a perfect vehicle for the French Quarter. Even the old scooters could get to things way quicker than the patrol cars could,’ he said. Plus, they look really cool….”

“‘We live in a city that attracts millions of tourists, and it’s kind of nice to have our police riding around on a good-looking machine rather than those falling-down scooters,’ Materne said.”

Reason 158,495,684 why I adore the hell out of Nola. Who dat!

P.S. If you need to get in the know about places to eat and where to go (local places VS tourist places), give me a holler.

A Whole Lotta Love for Nola, Via San Francisco

I ran into so many sassy Vespas down in ‘ol San Fran while we were out exploring the city, but I felt this particular ‘pa deserved extra attention as it made my day.  I was already going to take a photo of it and was walking up to get the shot, when I noticed a detail that caught me by complete surprise: the “Be a New Orleanian, Wherever You Are” sticker that was proudly displayed, Continue reading

Vespa Sightings: Santa Barbara, via Photos.

During our travels up North on the 101, we spotted a few Vespas on the way. I can’t image there being any disadvantages to owning a Vespa in picturesque Santa Barbara. The views from the roads are absolutely breathtaking and the weather is pretty darn nice all year around. Lucky folks, I tell you.

Below are a few of the shots I collected while we walked around the city,

Classic Santa Barbara, you never disappoint. Cheers.

Hello again, RoxyVespa has returned y’all!

…and looking towards the future, filled with many more Vespa Adventures!

Hello again, y’all! It has been far too long between hellos, and I’m excited to get back into the swing of things here at RoxyVespa. Israel is just as we left her, and the ‘pa was more than eager to get back out on the open roads again. (I must admit, I missed these crazy Israeli drivers while away this summer. A crazy thought, I know, but there is a charm found here that is completely lacking from those American Drivers and American roads. So yeah: I missed it here.)

I’ve now been back in Israel for two weeks and have been busy working out the various, pesky details that comes from being away from home so long. Alas, I am here now, haven taken care of most of those boring details, so I can refocus my attention where it most matters:

Vespa Adventures! Yay.  Continue reading

Shooting Vespa Backdrops:

flowers do the job just fine.

This backdrop setting was one that I happened to pass everyday out on rides back in Israel between Rehovot and day trips throughout the countryside. I decided one day that this little fuchsia dream must be used as a framework for some photos with the vespa, and I am happy I decided it must be so as the photos all turned out great! I miss these rides and long for them every time I see a rider out on the roads.  (more…)