Archive for November, 2011
Tally-ho ladies and gents!
Thanks to some Sunday sun, the Melbourne Tweed Ride 2011 was a great success! A large contingent of tweed-wearers and vintage-stylers rode out from Federation Square along the tweedy brown Yarra River to Como House, which was hosting the Paris to Provence Festival.
We met up with lots of lovely people on their bikes, including Marianne of Esme of the Laneway, Cheryl from Business Chic, Lara from Wardrobe Wonderland, Pip from The Squeaky Wheel, Kealey from Thelma Magazine, Georgia and Alexandra from The Wheeler, Jen and Sondra from Frocks on Bikes Melbourne, Michael from Smart Alec hatters and a large contingent from the Vintage Bicycle Club of Victoria.
Here are some of our favourite pictures.
We’ve got just the thing for your bike this party season!
If you like wine and you like biking, you’re going to love our new Bicycle Wine Rack. The handmade leather bicycle wine rack is perfect for taking wine with you on the go. It easily attaches to any 1″ bike frame with antique brass fasteners, while the hidden clamps hold the bottle securely. The olive oil-treated vegetable-tanned leather will only look better as it ages.
The Bicycle Wine Rack is in store now for $29. Something for the Christmas stocking, perhaps?
Here’s a great video showing off the Bicycle Wine Rack in its home town, Montreal.
We’re back for the Christmas edition of the Melbourne Design Market next Sunday 4 December 10-5pm.
You’ll find lots of Christmas inspiration at our stall – stocking fillers like cute bells and skirt garters, Santa’s wishlist items like chic raincoats and helmets and stylish panniers and bags for hauling home your Christmas turkey!
If you’ve never been to the market you’ll find an ever-inspiring, ever-tempting array of great design stalls, cool grooves, coffee and happy crowds. For more information about the market go to www.melbournedesignmarket.com.au
See you on next Sunday!
We are very excited to know that Carradice have collaborated with Ally Capellino to produce a line of bags specifically for bike commuters.
If you can’t wait for the new bags to arrive in store (slated for Northern Hemisphere Spring 2012) then some of Ally Capellino‘s current range is suitable for bike riding. Here’s a video showing Frank on a bike.
With the weather warming up, every day is just an excuse to drink another smoothie.
Brisbane business The Smoothie Cycle brings a slightly different experience to the smoothie blender – the smoothies are pedal powered! You can opt to pedal your own smoothie or a friendly staff member will burn the calories for you.
The ingredients are 100% certified organic and the smoothies include different combinations of seasonal fruits, nuts, seeds, cacao, cinnamon, cardamon, honey, agave, juice, mesquite, chia seeds, maca, yoghurt and milk.
We spotted them in Brisbane at the Finders Keepers markets and while we couldn’t leave our stall to do our own pedaling we did try one of their classic banana smoothies. Yum!
Image via The Smoothie Cycle
Summer in Australia is all about the beach. And now it can be all about bikes too.
Aussie Beach Bicycles sells mens, womens and kids beach cruisers in an array of bright colours that really pop, at around $500-$600 a bike.
Obviously you don’t have to restrict your riding to the beach! We’ve spotted these kind of bikes all around inner city Melbourne, with their riders cruising to cafes and galleries.
Marianne from Esme and the Laneway gets frolicking on her bike with a lovely Spring outfit – sunshine yellow cardigan, floral skirt and a polkadot hair scarf. Love the matching sandals too!
24 November 1 December to 22 December, some of our best-selling bike gear will be on sale at the Pop Up Shop in High St, Northcote.
Run by the people behind the Pop Up Markets, the Pop Up Shop will sell a mix of wonderful object and artwork designed or made by talented Melburnians, as well as a selection of cool things from independent Melbourne retailers like CycleStyle.
The shop at 122 High St, Northcote opposite Westgarth Cinema at the bottom of the hill in High Street. It will be open 11am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday.
Marianne from Esme and the Laneway rocks her bike ride black and silver glitter socks and some pretty impressive heels.