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Feb 2, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Alpana Bawa

Yes, I, too, never learned to drive legally and hope to learn by 60! Same reason: city-based life! I have no regrets, but I’ll never be able to live in the forest or visit Alpana by myself! But maybe I’ll come with a friend! Ive known Alpana for 20+ years! It’s been wonderful having her in my life, even though our upstate-downstate trajectories have been inverse! Her clothes were my favorites when I arrived back in NYC from Europe in the 00s: I consider them feminist. I love how I feel in them. Miss you, Alpana!

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Thank you. Miss you too. You modeled for my first ever press, Paper Magazine. Before you went off to Paris and the Jean Paul Gaultier runway shows. Come and visit in the spring?!

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Carolita, come stay with me and we will take a ride to see Alpana!

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Love this. <3

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Feb 2, 2022Liked by Sari Botton, Alpana Bawa

I moved to Dutchess County age 57 pre-pandemic and bought a car for the first time, after living in NYC (Manhattan, then Brooklyn) for 35 years. I remember your shop when it was on E 1st with the painted floor. We should form a club, or start a discord.

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Wow, 1st with the painted floor was the beginning... I am excited to join any club.

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Hiiiiii Alpana! Glad to see you here. I hope to visit the Kingston area one of these days, I'll try and time it for when you have a pop-up.

Nina

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Feb 4, 2022Liked by Sari Botton

Alpana, I hear your voice so clearly in this wonderful editorial on you. How I miss you my friend, neighbor and one who gives the warmest hugs of greeting in the world.

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