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Roundup: Bubble Tea, Brrrrr, Billie Eilish …


Since opening earlier this winter in Compo Shopping center near CVS and Planet Pizza, The Whale Tea has quietly earned a loyal following for its bubble tea.

“Series” include fresh milk, whale crystal, crème brûlée, classic milk and tea, fresh fruit milk tea, milk foam, slush and oolong tea.

There’s a wide range of bubble tea add-ons, and options to control the levels of ice, sugar and boba.

Whale Tea is part of a small chain. Other locations are in Fairfield, Stamford, New Haven, Storrs and (why not?) Boise, Idaho.

Reader Bonnie Dubson writes: “I am a (former) New Yorker who really misses Chinatown and the international vibe of bubble tea places. I’m tickled to have one in town. My daughter, husband and I used to pilgrimage to the city for bubble tea. Now we have it right here. We are so excited!”


It’s mid-February. For most of us, it’s a time to ski, escape to sunny resorts, or count the days until spring.

For these three, it’s a chance to zip up the wet suits and head to Compo.

Plus, there’s plenty of parking.

(Photo/Pam Kesselman)


On Friday, Billie Eilish played to a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden.

Longtime Westporter Larry Perlstein was one of the lucky ones there.

What makes that “06880”-worthy is that the pop idol is the daughter of Patrick O’Connell, a 1975 Staples High School graduate.

Perlstein is a ’75 grad too. Which means he had a bit more of a claim to her fame than most of the rest of the MSG audience.

Billie Eilish sold out Madison Square Garden. (Photo/Larry Perlstein)


Today’s “Westport … Naturally” photo shows an intriguing view of the Saugatuck River, as seen from the Kings Highway North bridge.

(Photo/Claudia Sherwood Servidio)


And finally … 2 famous works premiered on this date.

In 1816, it was Rossini’s opera “The Barber of Seville” at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.

Sixty-one years later, Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.