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Explore your home town with Otis Bikes

Explore your home town with Otis Bikes

Life itself, Travel

In between the fashion weeks in Paris and New York I got to spend a week at home in Stockholm and did take some time off to actually explore my beautiful city while dry cleaning my outfits, trying to sleep more than 5 hours a night and actually be a regular Joe just enjoying summer. My city is a city built on water and is often referred to as Venice of the North. While I do enjoy walking around as everything is within walking distance, there’s no better way to explore this city than with a bike. When I first was approached by Otis Bikes I was actually somewhat nervous. I mean, this constantly walking, subway-frequenting, taxi dependant city dweller hasn’t ridden a bike in 10 years or more. Would I be able to even balance the bike? Well, the saying is true. One you’ve learned how to ride a bike, you’ll never forget how to.

Otis Bikes come in three different colors, but I’m a sucker for pastel and of course went with this one. You can check out the other equally beautiful colors on their homepage. If my apartment was a tad larger I’d actually hang it on my wall as a piece of art. That’s how pretty it is. Back to biking in Stockholm however. We have a perfect public transportation system and as I told you, everything is even accessible by foot, but if you’re short on time and want to explore as much as possible of not just my home town, but any town really, I’d recommend you’d grab a bike and considering these are both affordable and weigh so little even I can carry them around, it’s a great option (don’t forget they’re pretty too!).

Photographer: Linda Andersson

31 Comments

  1. Kamen Kamenov
    Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at 10:27 AM
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    Wow my darling… that mint bike is the burner. Exploring Stockholm… I did that also a while ago, when I spend 2 weeks there and basically fell in love with Sweden and Stockholm. Since then when I get asked: Which is ur fave country? I always say Sweden.
    U look like a champ riding that beautiful bike and I really get ur fear of getting on it after a long time. Since I always sucked in bicycling I think I won’t manage even to balance it out.
    Clumsy me.
    Looking forward to seeing ur fab work. Xoxo

  2. Jennifer Quattrucci
    Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at 10:29 AM
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    Dear ( My) Tommy,
    What a truly delightful post! I absolutely love the design and variety available at Otis Bikes and I love this one that you choose. I can absolutely see why you would want to hang it on the wall! It’s gorgeous! It’s great to find something so important and encouraging of a healthy lifestyle that is well made and also so stylish. I couldn’t help but notice, also, all the great fashionable outfits here. Really obsessed with the tee with the glasses ! Thank you so much for all this inspiration today!
    Love always,
    Your Jenny
    Ps. I wish I was bike riding with you now !!!

  3. Anthony @oh_anthonio
    Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at 01:40 PM
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    OMG that bike is gorgeous! I love bike riding too. I do it here in NYC and when I was in Stockholm I spent the last day riding a bike all over the city!

  4. Toyosi
    Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at 01:52 PM
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    I totally love the color of the bike,and I probably would use it as a piece of decor too since I don’t know how to ride a bike..I enjoyed reading this post!!!

  5. emily maric
    Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at 03:06 PM
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    I am obsessed with this bike color, and those studs on the seat are a perfect detail. I would hang it on the wall too lol, it’s a great design. xo, Emily

    http://bailylamb.com

  6. Aimara
    Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at 03:55 PM
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    What a chic way to explore your city!
    Otis Bikes look nothing like your average rental bike hahahaha
    They are so photogenic! I need a bike like this in my life! Can I visit soon? LOL
    Chicago rental bikes definitely don’t look like this!!
    XO
    Aimara
    http://www.waysofstyle.com

  7. Lana
    Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at 04:06 PM
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    This pastel bike is so cool, I love the vintage vibe of it! Such a great idea to explore the city with the bike!
    I would love to visit Stockholm one day and take a ride.
    Love all of your outfits here!

    http://lanaluu.com

  8. Coco
    Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at 04:54 PM
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    That bike is beautiful! I could resume riding as you did just for the sake of showing around a bike that classy! And you showed also how it goes beautifully with different outfits! I love especially that plaid shirt and how you styled it: effortlessly, like you always do, so that you never make it look too much (plaid is having a huge comeback and we are going to be fed up with overwhelming outfits). Much love dear friend! xo Valeria

  9. Sweet as fiction
    Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at 05:05 PM
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    I’ve seen these bikes a lot on instagram. I love them! It’s such a great idea to see the city on bike as opposed to being stuck in a car so great recommendation and such a stylish ride too 😉 Thanks for sharing this. Enjoyed your post 🙂

    Sweet as Fiction xx
    http://www.sweetasfiction.com

  10. LAFOTKA
    Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at 06:27 PM
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    This is such great timing! My 11 year old daughter just asked me for a bike for her birthday and I said I’ll get one too! These are PERFECT! Do they deliver to UK? Pretty pleeeeeeeasee…… 🙂

    Tatyana x
    LAFOTKA

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at 06:34 PM

      They actually do hun! 🙂 xx

  11. Gina Diaz
    Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at 07:05 PM
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    I love Otis Bikes! wow, they are so stylish and I truly adore pastel colors so you did an awesome selection with the mint shade. Riding bikes are one of the activities I truly enjoy the most. I haven’t done it for a while and you have inspired me to do it this weekend! :))) I’m happy always happy to read your posts.

    Sending much love, Thomas! xx. Gina

  12. Samjah
    Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at 07:17 PM
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    Now you’re talking my language! Riding mikes is one of my favorite pastimes!!! It’s like my therapy! This bike really goes well with your style aesthetic. The color is very eye-catching! Exploring the city on bike is the. Eat way to enjoy it in my opinion!

  13. samira
    Tuesday August 8th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
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    How fun Thomas! This is such a great way to explore a city or just relax! Also, I love the color of the bike, it is just so stylish (just like your outfit!)

    Riding bikes are so fun so thanks for sharing this

    xo, Samira

    http://www.leathertolunch.com

  14. Candace
    Wednesday August 9th, 2017 at 04:52 AM
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    A bike is something I haven’t ridden in years myself, not counting the stationary bikes at the gym haha. I said when I moved to a larger, bike friendly city, I would get myself one for exercise and just to get from behind technology sometimes. Your post has inspired me to do just that! Otis Bikes certainly does have some pretty options to choose from!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

  15. Rametidrizi
    Wednesday August 9th, 2017 at 08:58 AM
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    OMG that bike is gorgeous! I love bike riding too. I do it here in Paris and when I was in Amsterdam I spent the last day riding a bike all over the city!

    Love your work, keep it on rocking!

  16. Samantha Mariko
    Wednesday August 9th, 2017 at 05:24 PM
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    More of my friends recommend renting a bike to explore new cities, and I actually did a bicycle tour through Nara when I was on the travel blogger summit in western Japan. It was perfect because I had to return to Tokyo that day and didn’t have a whole lot of time to be traveling on foot, and biking was the best option. I wish the bike I was on was as pretty as yours though! I would want to decorate my wall with it myself haha 🙂
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

  17. Meg
    Thursday August 10th, 2017 at 12:56 AM
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    OMG I love this bike. I need one!! I really want to get into biking more. I feel like it would be so relaxing. And this is the exact color bike I am looking for!

  18. kileen
    Thursday August 10th, 2017 at 08:19 AM
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    i love getting on a bike and exploring! so in love with the minty green color of this bike and this is inspiring me to get out on my bike to explore more!

    kileen
    cute & little

  19. Gracie
    Thursday August 10th, 2017 at 01:49 PM
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    Love the Otis bike. I am just starting college – what a fun experience that I could ride to and from class on and explore LA. Great color too.

    Xxgracie

    snappedbygracie.com

  20. Ria
    Thursday August 10th, 2017 at 06:47 PM
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    I wish I could hang my bike in my apartment! Love these shots, I didn’t get to enjoy Stockholm without snow but I’d love to bike around.

  21. Amy feller
    Friday August 11th, 2017 at 08:01 AM
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    OH, this bike looks so great.
    The color of bike is gorgeous <3

  22. Bernice
    Friday August 11th, 2017 at 11:10 AM
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    OTIS bikes are a great, and environmentally friend alternative to cars! I love that in Europe, more and more cities/countries are opting to incorporate more bike friendly streets to lessen our carbon footprint. Its starting in Australia but very slowly and I don’t think it will be very prominent as its such a large country hahah

    Bernice | IG @bunnybernice

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2017/08/11/Cheeky-Cosmetics-Haul-and-Liquid-Lipstick-Review

  23. owen
    Friday August 11th, 2017 at 05:04 PM
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    That bike is so cool and such a nice color apart from that i also like your outfit.xo

  24. Sheree
    Friday August 11th, 2017 at 06:36 PM
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    Thomas, this bike is so gorgeous that it’s basically a fashion accessory! I’ve found cycling to be such a great workout and wonderful for exploring new places. The photos you’ve taken with the bike really emphasize it’s fresh, pastel color, great job!

    ~ xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

  25. Jo
    Friday August 11th, 2017 at 07:14 PM
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    That bike is absolutely stunning. I love pastel colors too so you certainly made a great choice picking out this beautifully designed bike with such a fresh mint color. Speaking of your home town city, it is beyond stunning. I had pleasure visiting Stockholm just last week (thanks for a very, very special friend who took his time showing me around). I will definitely consider riding bike to explore that beautiful city even more when I visit again hopefully soon. By the way, I LOVE all the outfits you wore here in the this post as well. Enjoy your bike :).

    Love,
    Jo

  26. Martina caruso
    Saturday August 12th, 2017 at 06:45 AM
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    Adorabile questo outfit👍👍👍 bellissime foto❤

  27. Aleksandra Ladygin
    Saturday August 12th, 2017 at 11:47 AM
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    I need to sleep 9 hour to be fit. Ha ha. Great bike by the way, the color is amazong! I have in beige with the corb… mine is typical feminin:)

  28. kallie
    Sunday August 13th, 2017 at 11:30 PM
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    Oh my gosh, I haven’t gotten on a bike in like 15 years, well outside of a couple Spin classes, but that doesn’t count! I love the color of this bike and it’s basically another accessory!

  29. Jen
    Monday August 14th, 2017 at 11:44 PM
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    You had me at pastel colors! That was actually the first thing I noticed when I saw the bike. I love walking around and getting to know a city, but biking is fun too. My husband has bikes hanging everywhere but none that are that pretty in color! Glad you got to enjoy your summer and try something “normal” between fashion weeks.

  30. michenn
    Tuesday August 15th, 2017 at 03:11 PM
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    SO FUNNY I actually did a really long walk from one neighborhood in NY to another and I told my fiance, we need to get bikes! Haha, not that the walk wasn’t enjoyable but it would have been so much faster and fun with bikes!

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