May 25th, 2011
The Other Stella You Need to Know
Today, Motoretta turns 10, summertime gets real, and I'm dreaming of a ride on the chic Euro-girl's favourite scooter. Not the Vespa, but the...
Stella! I first saw the name on the pneumatic haunch of a posy-pink number in Paris, parked in a row of boring black scooters, and fell in lust instantly. Then I forgot about the vintage-inspired cult brand—till now.
Motoretta, the Little Italy scooter shop, is Toronto's exclusive retailer of Stellas. The classic, eco-conscious scooters come in creme, avocado, and other yum colours. Cheap? Notsomuch, but scooters use a tenth as much gas as cars; that's major.
I'll probably never own a car, but if I did? I'd trade it for this (and a one-way to Spain). —SNP
$3,895 at Motoretta, 554 College St., Toronto, 416-925-1818, www.motoretta.ca