Once upon a time, there was a snazzy blue TopShop cruiser being offered as a contest prize by Chictopia.
The equally stylish Dottie won it by entering this beautiful picture.
But alas, the cruiser was pining for the ocean and Dottie’s garage space was limited. Enter aloha.
One thing I’ve learned since acquiring Hawaiian family members (highly recommended, by the way) is that this word means more than hello or goodbye — it’s a generous, friendly spirit. Dottie said aloha to the cruiser . . . and one FedEx trip later it was saying aloha to my aunt Kathy, who lives just outside Honolulu and had been shopping for a beach cruiser.
It is a perfect match, since both Kathy and the bike have links to the UK (Kath’s alma mater is in Scotland) but consider the beach their native habitat. They are now happily cruising around Oahu together. She sent the picture to prove it.
I love a happy ending, don’t you?