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In Chicago, a car is often more burden than luxury. Savvy city-dwellers know that a bike is the preferred method of travel, and these warmer temps are the perfect time unchain those wheels. But while we're tearing up the city, we'd prefer to avoid the inherent roughness of the BMX-Chic look. Click through our roundup of the cutest bike style there is, and fashion your ride (and yourself!) in ways you've never dreamed. If your bike needs a tune-up, make sure you take it to one of Chicago's top-notch bike shops, and tell 'em thanks for keeping us on the road.
Last month, The Daily Beast published an article called "Why the Upper East Side Is Now Cooler Than Brooklyn," which argued that the land of lavish doorman buildings has become the latest retreat for hipsters looking to escape Brooklyn's rising property costs. While more affordable rents and a surge in trendy eateries and read
Admit it. At this point, you're watching Downton Abbey more for the property porn than whatever is going on in Lady Mary's bedroom. That staircase, that wainscoting, those gardens... it's almost as exciting as finding a handsome Turkish man in your boudoir.
Of course, you can see all this in the flesh with a visit to read