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Newport Society: The Harold Brown Villa

September 20, 2018

In a very European fashion, the Harold Brown Villa has been occupied by the same family since 1895 – approximately seventeen generations – which is befitting of an aristocratic family…

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Invitation to a Fantasy Engagement Party

September 13, 2018

I’m all for fanciful and fantasy moments, especially when they are in the garden and occasioned by a specific plant in bloom. And can then serve as inspiration for an…

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Bay Views: Private Newport Residences

September 6, 2018

It occurred to me as I was enjoying another Newport summer tradition, a harbor cruise, that we perhaps take Narragansett Bay a bit for granted. While I’m most respectful of…

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Privileged Pets of Private Newport

August 30, 2018

Last summer’s post on “Newport Living: A Pampered Pets Perspective” was so popular (no surprise) that I knew I needed to include a part two for 2018. It has been…

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A Splendid Affair! Coaching Returns to Newport

August 23, 2018

An equestrian sport, a tradition and a social pastime, Coaching Weekend was introduced to America in the1880s  by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt. It’s first venue was Newport and 130 years later…

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Bellinis and Blossoms and a Second Bloom

August 16, 2018

Given our love of gardens and flowers, Cathy B. Graham and I were destined to meet — but actually, it was Instagram that first brought us together — where so…

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Newport’s White Architectural Jewels

August 9, 2018

Perhaps it is because there are so few in a town noted for it’s stunning architectural diversity. But on a very late afternoon with a crystalline blue sky, at just…

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Summer Favorites: Hydrangeas and the Parterre Bench

August 2, 2018

There are many signatures that are associated with Newport —  magnificent crescent bay beaches; velvety lawns meeting the blue horizon of water; majestic trees adding grace to the streetscapes and…

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