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Beeing with Bea

After the Revolution left last Monday, it was time for some more cleaning around here, as Bea was scheduled to arrive last Thursday. Bea currently lives in London, but I met her at work when she still lived in Seattle. I was excited about her visit, as I haven’t seen her in a couple of years.

Here are some highlights of her stay here (according to me, not her):

Dinner at Oh! Taisho

Tuna carpaccio

Brunch with Bea at Public 

Mixed drinks in a cup at the Back Room

Easter hats on 5th Avenue

Cheese and dessert at Inoteca

Stroll around Chelsea Piers

At the Chelsea Market

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