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The Newport Antiques Show

One of the most anticipated events on our bustling town’s summer calendar is the Newport Antiques…

“Iris in Wonderland” Newport Picnic

In an earlier journal post, I presented the irrepressible fashion maven Iris Apfel,  who is…

Vive La France! Vive Newport!

In honor of Bastille Day, I have a confession: I am a Francophile. A few…

7 Fanciful Garden Pavilions of Newport

Many are the charms of a Newport summer, but a particular favorite of mine are…

Mountain High

When I walked into my dear friend Ruthie Watts’s charming, cozy mountain retreat in Highlands,…

The Mystery of the Pink Hat

Greetings from Newport, hope your summer is going along swimmingly. If you are as fascinated…

Entertaining for the 4th of July

One of the many hats I’ve worn over the years is as a Contributing Editor…

Bellinis and Blossoms

Summer is now in full play in Newport! To toast the official “start of the…

A Fashionable Event in Newport

It was a celebratory weekend – the twentieth anniversary of the Newport Flower Show –…

Behind the Scenes at the Newport Flower Show

I’ve worn many hats over the years, all with pride in the Newport Flower Show…

Charlotte Moss

“My London Trilogy” post chronicled a once-in-a-lifetime trip on which I was privileged to be…

What’s in YOUR guest room?

In a play on that funny TV commercial (“What’s in YOUR Wallet?”) it’s time to…

Tastemaker: The Aerial Sculptures of Janice Lee Kelly

Janice Lee Kelly is a graduate from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, whose…

My London Trilogy – Part III : Charlotte Moss and the Nancy Lancaster Legacy

Having London and the Chelsea Flower Show on one’s May calendar is exciting enough. When…

My London Trilogy – Part II : The Fluorescence of London

The beauty, fragrances and floral inspirations of Chelsea aren’t just contained within the walls of…