Happy Friday! Here's a list of what I've been obsessing over and just can't bear to keep from you any longer.
♦ When I started this blog over a year ago, I felt really lucky to find a name that summed up my version of cycle chic. (It was also a play on San Francisco Bike Party's rallying cry.) But since then, I've learned how culturally loaded the term pretty is. As this writer explains, pretty is a set of skills. Via Bitchtopia
♦ ATTENTION: Bikes are cool again. I'm sure you already knew that, but here are the stats to back it up. 'Cause nothing says cool like a bunch of transportation studies. Via Triple Pundit
♦ “I said I was surprised to hear her say she didn't know how to run a business... ‘Weren't you making a lot of money?’” New Yorker profiles are always such a delight, but this portrait of Eileen Fisher is just beyond beyond. You can practically visualize the writer's mind being blown out in chunks as she examines a successful business run almost entirely by women. In the September 23, 2013 issue of the New Yorker (behind the pay wall)
♦ Must watch: The Grand Budapest Hotel, trailer for the new Wes Anderson movie. Squeeee!!!! Via YouTube
♦ Got a Halloween costume yet? No? Me, either. Give up now because this family already won at Halloween, life. Via reddit
♦ I have a no-food policy for Bike Pretty. It's not that I hate food (quite the opposite!) but there are so many other blogs, cooks, writers, and Instagram accounts that do it better. But I feel terrible keeping this yeasted waffle recipe from you any longer. I make it almost every weekend. Best homemade waffles ever & perfect for lazy people. Via Smitten Kitchen