Monday, July 28, 2008

Beatrice by the Sea

Friday 25th - Sunday 27th July 2008

Paul Sevigny and Matt Abramcyk, the co-owners of the Beatrice Inn, are launching a new bar. Taking over the Fifth floor at the newly opened boutique hotel in Atlantic City , The Chelsea, last weekend saw it's launch. Half of the cool kid Beatrice regulars and a few close friends of theirs were happily shipped down to the New Jersey shore for a weekend of fun and games...

Paul Sevigny and his girl Sophie ( in an enviable vintage Sonia Rykiel sweatshirt E-bay purchase).

On the drive down with Paud Roche, Mark Palmen and Kitty,we decided to take a quick look at the infamous Jersey beach town Asbury Park.

Writer and blogger Susan Kirschbaum with me at the Bortaga; the chicest and most Vegas-like hotel / casino in Atlantic City.

Mark Palmen couldn't resist his Wild Cherry!

A nice guy on the door of the Aretha Franklin show at the Bortaga let us in for the last ten minutes. Here's the legend in full swing of "Freeway of Love"...( and yet another pitiful concert photo of mine)

Paud and his roulette winnings with designer Alvin Valley.

For rent?

Back at he Chelsea, in the penthouse bathroom..

A Beatrice babe

And more...

On Saturday night we went down the shore to Margate for Mark's birthday dinner and some fishy nibbles. Here's Susan,Mark and me.

The Chelsea Hotel by day. Situated on the boardwalk it also has a spa with a saltwater swimming pool and a free rolling-chair service ( like a pedicab, but you get pushed along).

The beach. Atlantic City felt like the weird bastard child of Coney Island, South Beach and Vegas...and I loved it!

Kitty content with her Trump Ice water.

A bit rough around the edges.A local funnel cake store. Get her in the Sexy t-shirt!

There was also a lot of this local flavour going on along the boardwalk...( believe me the back view was better!)