11 July 2015

Barcelona, Kids and Bicycles

Barcelona Bike Gracia
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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Felix et Lulu
How Copenhageners Lulu and Felix wait for a red light in Barcelona. Not bad at all.


Barcelona Lulu Cargo
My view each day on the cargo bike.
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Heading towards the beach with our beach gear.
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Afternoon snacks on the way home from the beach.
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Bikes are the best hair dryers after a last swim before heading home.
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In our local neighbourhood there were ample opportunities to continue rolling.
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Heading up the hills behind Barcelona. Felix was so proud he nailed it. Daddy nailed it, too, on a Bakfiets with The Lulu inside.
Barcelona Bike Lane Obstruction
Damn skateboarders blocking the bike lane.
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Loads of bikes at the beaches.
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BarcaLulu
Beaches can be tiring. Nap time heading home for The Lulu.



29 June 2015

Summertime is Flower Time

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Summertime is flower time in Copenhagen's streets. Above: Beautiful classical design and cut. Below: Bold deep blue waving in the air.

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Cycle Queen crowned with flowers!
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Black shirt with intense colors.
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Brightening up her ride with a yellow flash.
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Happy Cycling!


19 June 2015

Sleeveless in the Sun

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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.

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Sleeveless, shorts and slippers. Copenhagen's coolest commute?
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Silky soft blouse and hair to match.
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Blue dress with fire belt.
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Happy Cycling!









14 June 2015

Saturday Style Ride Zurich

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

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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.

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No reason to leave that beautiful scarf at home just because its summer.
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Cool 20's jail house pants.
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Soft leather and light grey blazer.
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Happy Cycling!


9 June 2015

Copenhagen Party Time

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Party time is cycle time in Copenhagen. No reason to take the car when you are destined for a romantic dinner or nightclubbing - or both! Above: Silver hot pants for an evening urban picnic. Below: Just one more Selfie with that gorgeous 70's jump suit.

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Greta Garbo look with fiery locks.
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Classical and practical elegance on the move.
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Never too late to impress!
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Happy Cycling!


7 June 2015

Summer in Copenhagen

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Suddenly, Summer came to Copenhagen. We rush to celebrate (never know how long it will last). Above: Cool black polka dots. Below: Floral rainbow splash.

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Skirts are as short as ever.
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Love Bike on the roll.
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Summer cool - Cruiser style.
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Happy Cycling!


26 May 2015

Strolling Singlehandedly

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Sometimes circumstance, business or traffic make us dismount. And while singlehanded steering is optional when walking its seemingly preferable. Above: Determined stride for a late date? Below: Relaxing with a Barista coffee creation.

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Effortlessly balancing the full load and the length!
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Too busy to maneuver the city traffic.
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Feeding the Wolves before its too late.
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Happy Cycling!