Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dress #17 - cemetery cycle chic

Today I attended my first cycle chic ride. I wore my empire waist cream lacey dress and debuted the new coat I picked up at Crossroad's yesterday for $20. The shoes are my awesome $10 Urban Outfitter pumps and the scarf is a hand-me-down. I'm also wearing bamboo fiber tights from Dottie May's Closet.
The outfit - Photo by Lorena Beightler
The Dress
(Sorry about the pictures, my tripod is still broken)

We met at Fremont Park and rode over to the historic Sacramento cemetery for a tour. The tour was fascinating with tales of the wild west and lawless early years of Sacramento and the men and women who carved out a city in the chaos.
Like Maria, a beautiful and brilliant saloon owner on K Street during the peak of the gold rush. She was every man's dream then and many wanted to marry her, but she was engaged to a doctor in San Fransisco.  One man in particular really wanted to marry her and she continually refused his advances. Until one night while she was entertaining her usual clients at the piano and this suitor slid up next to her on the bench put his arm around her and shoved a knife in between her ribs.
She died that night of blood loss in her bedroom above her saloon.
Her fiance never married and died five years after Maria. He donated his body to science except one piece. His heart was sent to Sacramento and buried next to Maria.
Maria's grave marker

Lorena of Sac Cycle Chic and organizer of the ride.
These are children's tombs, marked with lambs.
After the tour we rode over to Coffee Garden on Franklin Ave. I'd never been before and it's an excellent little place. I really enjoyed my quiche and the atmosphere was delightful.
Chill'n at the Coffee Garden after a very chic ride.

Bike's parked at the cemetery



So chic!

7 comments:

sayuri.riecke. said...

I adore that dress. You look so feminine in it, and the camibra adds a nice accent to its creme color. Cute cute cute. DO NOT GET RID OF THIS!!!! Or if you do, give it to me :)

sac cycle chic said...

Glad you joined us! It was fun having you on the ride. ;)

fashionfarmsandfreedome said...

Oooh! I love your new coat :) Next time I will be able to make it. I was still recovering or maybe even sleeping off the memories of Neo Crocker. Love your bike !

Forevermelody said...

yes, I like this dress too - i wish my tripod wasn't out of commission or else I'd do some really fun shoots. Oh well. Tomorrow I should get a replacement.
Lorena, thanks so much for organizing such a fun outing. I really enjoyed the tour.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

I'm sorry I missed the ride. I was sleeping off my frivolities from the Neo-crocker soiree.

Great pics, and the dress is a keeper.

natale eve said...

I'm so bummed I missed the ride! My Saturday evening when I bit too late into the night :/ Next time!

Forevermelody said...

Yes, next ride you all much come along it's a tweed ride! I can't hardly wait.

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