When Michelle was planning a joint Birthday party for her husband and herself, she knew it would involve a bike tour and international culinary adventure in Ocean Park. Being a lover of cycle-chic style, a self-professed foodie and lifestyle photographer what entailed was a hilarious and invigorating Tour-de-Ocean Park.
She began with an illustrated route map which identified each house on the tour, and the Country of Origin for each culinary treat the hosts would be offering.
Guests were encouraged to dress according to cycle-chic style, no running shoes or sportswear. Who ever said cycling has to be fashionably boring? Hydration, sunscreen and sunnies were key for this tour. Basket - while optional, is always ideal for occasions like this.
Michelle's husband played cycling DJ via googleplay on the #marleygettogether stereo featuring a combo of German house music, French pop and "amazing" indie as the bike gang giggled-on before a quick stop at the Ocean Park Pub. Two ounces of quick, that is.
For loot bags, the guests were treated to bamboo cutting boards hand-etched with "Ocean Parkers" by Michelle and a lifetime of memories that began with a simple bike ride around the 'hood.
Michelle Baldwin is a lifestyle photographer, Ocean Parker and Co-Curator at the Ocean Parker. @pruf_photo