What a gloomy Saturday! As expected, the breezy autumn in NYC merely lasted for a week before the unbearable clamminess hit the town. We have been wandering in Nolita for over an hour to find a place for brunch. But apparently all the popular places were filled with people and it’s impossible to walk-in without a reservation. Although I knew that waiting is the norm in the hype-chasing city, no one could stay mollified after walking in the overcast and freezing weather for more than an hour with a rumbling belly.
I was at the edge of breakdown when we saw the cute little white shop of TokyoBike around the corner. We remembered reading the GQ article on the enviable Soho loft of Dean Di Simone, the American partner of TokyoBike. S.J. (a huge bike fan but unfortunately a CitiBiker) simply could not resist the minimalist interior design and the crave of owning a sophisticated bike. Hence we took a pleasure detour on our hunt for food, and it was such an unexpected gain that added to our desire to get a bike in the city.