A freshly pressed rouge dress, arm party of golden bangles, boxy handbag and pair of flashy cut-out brogues: This is the cycling ensemble of a trendsetter. Granted, you won’t want to work up a sweat in this summer outfit, but that’s perfectly fine. You’re not out for exercise! You’re going sightseeing and, let’s be honest, drinking, on one of our favourite summer past times: the bike wine tour.
In Ontario, pick a weekend, pack up your bike and drive out to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Prince Edward County or Pelee Island. Southern Ontario is known for its vineyards plus plenty of bike trails where you can take your time coasting from one destination to the next. In B.C., pedal alongside the lake in the Okanagan Valley while enjoying gorgeous views and sunshine-y weather.
Clockwise from left: Jacob multi-size striped sleeveless dress, $104, jacob.ca. Zara combined citybag, $129, zara.ca. Dolce Vita Orina flat, $114, dolcevita.com. Club Monaco Anya bracelet, $36, clubmonaco.ca. House of Harlow 1960 blue Star Aztec bangle, $86, shopbop.com. J.Crew crystal and neon chevron bracelet, $78, net-a-porter.com.
If you’re on the market for a new bicyclette, choose one in a vibrant summer colour with a basket for holding your purse and any bottles of wine you happen to purchase along the way.
Globe Daily 2 Women’s Bike, $729, sportinglife.ca.
Beauty Bite: A softly shimmering eye and flushed coral cheek are fresh for a day spent biking from place to place. Spritz a crisp aquatic fragrance in your hair for a little boost whenever you toss your head.
From left: Givenchy Jelly Blush in Croisière Coral, $34, sephora.com. The Body Shop Amazonian Wild Lily Eau de Toilette, $25, thebodyshop.ca. M.A.C Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Pastelluxe, $48, maccosmetics.ca.