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19 October 2015
17 August 2015
Pedel Power not only works well it also looks great. Biomechanics help Danes roll some 10.000.000 km on a day like this. Above: High heels & business jacket for the morning commute. Below: Majestic pose and effortless glide through the morning traffic.
Off to work in care free and practical style.
Colorful elegance in the soft morning sun.
Pre-cocked and after-beach reeady!
15 August 2015
Lots of Copenhagen women grabbed the chance to roll out with in their summer dresses flying colors. Above, confident stride with classic dotted evening elegance. Below, one of this summer's favorite - bold colorful flowers.
Lovely light dress with large flowers in simple patterns and colors.
Ultra-light dark evening dress with matching necklace.
Super elegant with the ultimate summer party dress. (Enjoy!)
4 August 2015
I just returned from a long weekend in Milan, a beautiful city where "la dolce vita" is not only a saying...
Some impressions of people on bikes in the city center of Milan.
One of my favorite regions of the city of Milan is Naviglio, where bikes are one of the main means of transport since the nice small designer shops, tasty restaurants and hip bars are only accessible by foot or by bike.
Also somewhere between the city center and Navigli, more and more people use their bicycles to get around. But the main means of transport is still the scooter. Moreover, in comparison with other cities there are quiet a lot of small electric cars on the streets. Milan is supporting this trend with an electric car sharing system as well as a network of charging stations.
Cargo Bike Logistics is something you can observe in the city center of Milan (DHL, nexie). At the world EXPO 2015 cargo bikes and as well as bicycle fleets for the staff and the volunteers are omnipresent.
Last but not least I would like to share an impression of the bicycle infrastructure in Milan. In general, it is quiet dangerous and not intuitive at all to cycle in this beautiful metropole, but they are also making some efforts in building separated cycle tracks and bicycle streets.
The bicycle sharing scheme "bikeMi" is used not only by tourists but also by citizens of Milan. The bikes are located all around the city and always also next to the metro stations what encourages the people to use them on their first and last mile of their commute (BiTiBi).
11 July 2015
The Kids and I are heading back to Barcelona on our summer holidays in a couple of weeks. We were looking at photos of the last time, four years ago, that we headed to Catalonia.
There are not many large cities in Europe that are bicycle friendly and that have beaches - which was one of the reasons that we went to Barcelona. I wanted to ride around with my kids. Copenhagen, with its amazing beaches, is one city, but you have to look far and wide for others.
Barcelona is amazing. It is well on its way to being a bicycle-friendly city. It ranks on the Top 20 in the world on The Copenhagenize Index 2015 - Bicycle-Friendly Cities Index.
Here are photos of our last trip. We borrowed a clunky Bakfiets from a friend with a bike shop. Not sleek, light or stylish like the Bullitt, but it did the job. 5 kilometres to the beach and 5 km back each day, up the hill to the amazing neighbourhood of Gracia, where we stayed.
This year we'll be staying in an amazing home exchange through Behomm, in the El Born neighbourhood, and we're looking forward to exploring this area.
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How Copenhageners Lulu and Felix wait for a red light in Barcelona. Not bad at all.
My view each day on the cargo bike.
Heading towards the beach with our beach gear.
Afternoon snacks on the way home from the beach.
Bikes are the best hair dryers after a last swim before heading home.
In our local neighbourhood there were ample opportunities to continue rolling.
Heading up the hills behind Barcelona. Felix was so proud he nailed it. Daddy nailed it, too, on a Bakfiets with The Lulu inside.
Damn skateboarders blocking the bike lane.
Loads of bikes at the beaches.
Beaches can be tiring. Nap time heading home for The Lulu.
29 June 2015
Summertime is flower time in Copenhagen's streets. Above: Beautiful classical design and cut. Below: Bold deep blue waving in the air.
Cycle Queen crowned with flowers!
Black shirt with intense colors.
Brightening up her ride with a yellow flash.
19 June 2015
Let the sunshine in with some sleeveless summer elegance. Light and airy. Easy and carefree. Above: Light off white dress framed by gold and silver accessories. Below: Keeping cool while heading for the swimming pool.
Sleeveless, shorts and slippers. Copenhagen's coolest commute?
Silky soft blouse and hair to match.
Blue dress with fire belt.
14 June 2015
Saturday Style Ride is a two-wheel extravaganza for elegant bicyle lovers in Zurich. 300 people on bicycles enjoyed yesterday the beautiful weather on a two-hours tour through the heart of Zurich in style and glory. As the previous Saturday Style Rides, also this years edition was a full success. [http://styleride.ch]
13 June 2015
Addicted to fashion? Well, some people just can't help it. Above: Lovely hat and superb stylish informality. Below, more green with matching sun glasses and beads.
No reason to leave that beautiful scarf at home just because its summer.
Cool 20's jail house pants.
Soft leather and light grey blazer.