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The rest of the week went by fast, Tina super busy and Bette unexpectedly so. She expected to have a slow week, there was always a lull after a show but with the magazine cover out, Bette had a steady stream of interest and phone calls regarding upcoming shows.
She would not have to hunt for an artist for the next opening, she realized… in fact, she could be selective. It was exhilarating. Even still, there were periods of time where she could sit and focus on other, very important things. Like looking at beach houses, which is what she was currently doing. She hoped to find one that was available for a long weekend next week.
She would need to ask Tina, of course. But it wouldn’t hurt to put a deposit down and figure out the dates later, she decided. She could ask her when she saw her today.
James would be back next week and he could wrap up the invoices and payments to vendors who catered the show. It would the perfect time for her to be gone. She wanted the house to be beach front but tucked away from the more touristy spots so she and Tina could enjoy the sand and water without a crowd. She willing to pay for it. The more private, the better.
She paused for a long minute. Tina in a bikini. Oh, wow. Fuck. That alone would be worth the cost of the trip. Every shiny penny.
I bet she looks fantastic in a bathing suit.
I bet she looks even better out of one.
She remembered a small town that a colleague always recommended she check out near Rosarito Beach. Looking over the website, it looked perfect with a thriving artist colony, tiny galleries, bookstores and a morning farmers market. She fell in love with the cobblestone paths and flower boxes in the windows, the white sands. It was a three-hour drive from LA but well within the reach for a four-day weekend.
There were no hotels, only quirky bed and breakfast type inns with varying degrees of comfort and amenities. It was expensive but she was able to book a room in what appeared to be the best B&B in town, judging by the price, ratings and location right on the beach.