Posts tagged: Vintage

Au Revoir, Anjou Vélo Vintage

Au Revoir, Anjou Vélo Vintage
Bike-heartbreak.  It's a real thing.  No, we're not talking about that perfect retro Mercian that slipped through our virtual fingers on eBay.  Nor the family heirloom that was stolen on the streets of London (though that one hurt - a lot. Until I got it back.)  We're talking about the immensely sad news that France's most spectacular cycling event is no longer.

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San Francisco Tweed Ride Autumn 2014

San Francisco Tweed Ride Autumn 2014
Put on your most dapper tweed, grab a bicycle, and join the merriment at this one-of-a-kind bicycle event. The San Francisco Tweed Ride rolls again! The ride is fun and safe with stops to socialize along the way. We follow a planned route and endeavor to be courteous to our more pedestrian fellows. Of utmost importance is to spread the good cheer of the Tweed Ride. Tell your friends and bring your family and other loved ones. RSVP on Facebook so that we know how much tea to brew.

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Great Gatsby Party

Great Gatsby Party
Ever since I stumbled across¬†the Jazz Age Lawn Party hashtag, I've wanted to attend a Great Gatsby Party a little closer to home. Turns out that my colleague Zo√ę--of the smashing blog Cycle Vintage--had an extra invitation to the social event of the season. The Gatsby Summer Afternoon Picnic¬†is hosted by the Art Deco Society of California at the historic Dunsmuir Mansion in the Oakland Hills on the second Sunday in September.¬†I thought that I knew a thing or two about planning a picnic.¬†But this "picnic" was fancier than any wedding I've been to.

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Anjou Vélo Vintage: Why Don't You...go Garçonne?

Anjou Vélo Vintage: Why Don't You...go Garçonne?

It's hard to believe that seven whole weeks have passed since the Anjou Vélo Vintage ride.  And yet. 

We've done a lot of learning since that blissful, crémant-soaked weekend in France's Loire Valley.  Despite the many distractions at hand.  

Yes, between all the #wineshopping and lazy field-of-wildflower lounging, we couldn't ignore the manifold Lessons in Bike Pretty on display at this 2014 edition. 

Take this fine garçonne here: is she not totally schooling those lycra-fied helmet-heads* in the background?  Rhetorical question.  If any good fashion revivals happened this year, it's definitely the one that brought back the high-crowned felt topper. 

The confident stride and perfect posture bring a certain ineffable quality to this striking BP-equation, too.  Stay tuned for more Gallic Swagger vis-à-vis Anjou Vélo Vintage coming soon, as we distill our many 2014 snaps into valuable Style Lessons. 

*Ed. footnote. We're totally pro-helmet-head(s). Maybe not in turquoise plastic though? Or just not this particular turquoise plastic? Yeah. 

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