Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Magazine Photoshoot

Palm Beach Cycle Chic was asked to be featured in the Momentum Magazine spread for best stylish cycle bloggers and we took the opportunity to do a little Downtown marketing for West Palm Beach. With the help of our wonderful photographer who goes by the alias of "Sunman", we were able to do a professional photoshoot on a gorgeous weekend with Christi of Runway Consignment Boutique who is queen of chic! His amazing work can be found on his portfolio site Sunman Photography. Thank you again everyone for your awesome work!

PB Cycle Chic Waterfront Dock Flat
 PB Cycle Chic Green Market Flat
PB Cycle Chic Clematis
PB Cycle Chic Clematis
PB Cycle Chic Waterfront Trail

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Yard Sale Chic

Yard Sale Chic

This is my friend Melissa. Melissa loves to ride her bike. Melissa's bike is not new. It is rusty, has paint chipped off, and looks like it's been to the end of the world and back. It's also probably way older than her. But Melissa lovingly rides her trusty friend and even outfitted it with wonderful cream tires. It doesn't even have a kickstand, but that's how she rolls. Melissa went to school in Savannah and is pleasantly surprised with how quaint and charming West Palm's historic neighborhoods are. One of these neighborhoods, Flamingo Park, has a fantastic community yard sale once or twice a year. The streets here are so narrow that a traffic advisory had to be posted to warn those looking for a scavenging challenge, aka, perfect for shopping on two wheels. Thirty-three houses later, Melissa's rusty old basket is holding a bathroom rug, designer-label suits, other misc. clothes, and an antique folding chair. This chic, the yard-sale way. They say we cannot possibly carry much stuff on a bicycle. Bah I say, what utter rubbish! Literally, one's rubbish is another's treasure!

Yard Sale Chic
Yard Sale Chic

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Green Market Chic

The best part about a cycling friendly neighborhood is riding to the weekly fresh green market or farmer's market in style and not having to worry about parking! You also get to contribute to the local economy in an intimate and environmentally friendly way! The whole community benefits from encouraging cycling to local businesses and markets.

Downtown Green Market Chic
Downtown Green Market Chic

Richard, one of the Downtown Green Market shoppers, is a local tennis instructor who cycles for exercise and commuting.
Richard, a cycling Mustang-driving tennis instructor

And Christi's Runway Boutique is overflowing with bicycling customers!
Chrisiti's shop parking

Sunday, February 10, 2013

In the Window

Sometimes people put things in the display window that just make you laugh out loud. Cars *were* crap in the Soviet era so they hit that nail on the head.

Crap Cars

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Nieuwe Zadelhoesje

Nieuwe zadelhoesje

Mijn nieuwe fiets zadelhoesje met tulpen uit Nederland!
My new bicycle saddle cover with tulips from the Netherlands! I love BikeCap and they have the most adorable designs. My other one finally went on the older Dutchie. I hate the seat that's on it but I am not ready to replace it.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Artsy Chic

Beautiful chic drawing courtesy of my friend Jennifer Hung with Hung Up Studios who is opening up shop on Palm Beach Island. Another great local Bicycle-Friendly business!

"The more I think about it, the more I believe this is me riding the bike I will have and my happy-go-lucky dog in the basket. Yes, I will decorate flowers and butterflies on the bike and it will too, feel happy and beautiful. Made with ink and graphite."

Artsy Cycle Chic

Monday, February 4, 2013

Runway Chic

Christi's Runway Boutique
Runway Chic

We have many consignment shops around Downtown West Palm and one of my favorite ones is Christi's Runway Consignment Boutique. She is the embodiment of chicness in every which way, including cycle! She lives in my building, on my floor coincidentally, and opened her shop a couple blocks away. Ever since I started riding over on my bike to her shop and parking it front, more people would stop by and enter (because of it). She's wanted a similar fashionable bike to put out in front to achieve the same effect and we happened to find the perfect one for her: A Missoni-designed Electra Amsterdam just waiting for her on CL! After a week long debacle with the seller, she brought it home. It was just made for her! And with a chic Dutch touch, also cleverly matching her chic outdoor cafe ensemble! Stay tuned for a fashion-inspired modelling photoshoot by bike! Here's a sneak preview of the lovely and always fashionable Christi:

Christi's Runway Cycle Chic
Christi's Runway Cycle 

Christi gladly promotes Runway Boutique as a Bicycle-Friendly Business and of course loves to snap pics of her customers' rides! We can definitely say we are a head-turning duo with our bikes here in Downtown!

Christi's Runway Cycle Chic
Christi's new bike!

Christi cycles to the fresh Green Market on Clematis every Saturday morning to pick up beautiful sunflowers to brighten up her shop!

Christi's Runway Boutique is located at 421 S Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401 and follow her on Twitter: