Tuesday, November 17, 2009

To our remarkable Tweed Riders:

Many thanks to all who helped make the inaugural DC Tweed Ride a smashing success! Dandies & Quaintrelles intends to spend the weeks ahead giving acknowledgment to YOU – the fine and special individuals who volunteered your time for a great cause. We realize that each and every participant deserves recognition for helping to create such a *magical* experience. An impressive and outstanding display of refined behavior, style and grace was demonstrated through the duration of the day – from registration to our post-ride social.

Congratulate yourselves for Dan Zak's feature article on the cover of the Style section in yesterday’s Washington Post as well as for all the other fantastic media coverage. It is our hope that these sort of experiences help to progress our culture and community in a positive and highly fashionable direction, especially in support of causes such as Arts for the Aging (AFTA). Please consider becoming a member of AFTA on facebook!

A few details we wish to share regarding the vintage-inspired portraits, raffle drawing, Tweed Ride award winners and other items:


Our aim is to have all portraits online and for purchase by next week, and photographer Steven Cummings is working feverishly in his studio to make this happen. We will post a notice on the Dandies & Quaintrelles blog as soon as available (http://dandiesandquaintrelles.blogspot.com). We know that in this age of technical wizardry, people are accustomed to instant turnaround and gratification. Please be patient as we work to make portraits as perfect as possible!

While we expected a few dozen of DC's dapper to turn out on Sunday, the surprise of more than 320 riders provided us with a few challenges on-site, but be it known, dear dandies, we are giving it our best!

Raffle Winners!

On Sunday, we will post a video of the official drawing for all winning tickets. The blog will inform winners of our method of prize distribution.

Tweed Ride Prize Winners!

D&Q will be viewing the complete set of photos to determine the winners of the following four categories:

⊕ Most Dapper Dandy
⊕ Most Quizzical Quaintrelle
⊕ Most Steadfast Steed
⊕ Most Astonishing Accessory

We had no idea we would have so many folks to choose from; with an abundance of dashing riders, the decision making process for this may be the most difficult aspect of this event!

Other items of interest!

Bookmark the Dandies & Quaintrelles blog for updates and posting of press coverage. For those who have expressed interest in volunteering for future events and membership into the Dandies & Quaintrelles social club, we are truly grateful for your interest and will be in communication with each of you in the upcoming days!

Finally, we hope you will share your experiences and photos with us from Sunday! Please do email to dandiesandquaintrelles@gmail.com, and keep an eye out for a new facebook fan page for D&Q!

With much appreciation,
Sir E. Channing, Lady Kay and Lady Clare

1 comment:

  1. From across the country, thank you for the dispatches regarding the Tweed Ride - or as it's known in DC, "Bike to Work Day".
    I jest as a former native, remembering all the scholars who lived there when I grew up.
    In honor of those dapper professors, might I propose a Seersucker Sunday Spin for a hotter morning in July.
    Thank you for the trip down memory lane.