Yesterday was truly the first beautiful day of spring in Seattle. I dusted off my Dutch bike to ride into work, and loved how this dark purple tulip looked next to its Dutchie kin.
Readers of this blog know that I’m obsessed with the Dutch, and with Dutch biking in particular as the ultimate, elegant solution for transportation bliss. I bought mine from David, owner of the Dutch Bike Co. here in Seattle, who also thinks that a little touch of Holland is the solution to life’s troubles.
I can never travel as much as I want to, but I can try to incorporate the things that I adore about other places in my life back home. For me, it means biking to work in heels for the first time–which, oddly, seemed to work out better than flats!
I’m inspired, in particular, by Copenhagen Cycle Chic, and photos like this one:
As well as perennial favorite, Amsterdamize:
I have such fondness for other Americans who share the same ideal, like the lovely lasses over at Let’s Go Ride a Bike. This pic of their friend Trisha in a birthday party dress is so charming, no?
And if I’m not mistaken, that fab dress she has on is from the Zac Posen collection for Target. Total bicycling cuteness.