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Inspired Hostess Gifts from a Gracious Houseguest

It’s August. High season in Newport for houseguests, a beloved summer ritual. What are you…

My Summer Flower Garden

My gardens were designed with flower arranging in mind. Each plant, flower, bush (and yes, even…

Tailgate Picnicking at Newport Polo

Like so many things in Newport, equestrian pursuits have a colorful history here. The lush…

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…