Cold Spring Tavern in Santa Barbara is a former stagecoach stop (now restaurant) in the Los Padres National Forest. It is a beloved spot for food, music, and motorcycle meet ups. This our first sighting of Vespa here. We loved the rainbow of colors, the matching jackets and helmets. It exemplified the concept of Bella Figura. Here is an excerpt (from the Eyetalia Blog) that gives you the gist of the concept.
"Bella figura can mean many things, but at its core is presentation…how one looks, how one comports oneself, how one makes the best possible impression in all things.
That such a concept is hardwired into the Italian psyche is no surprise: what else could be expected from a country that’s been creating beauty for centuries? Beauty is revered in Italy, whether expressed grandly through art and architecture, or more simply by the perfect cut of a suit."