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Newport’s Classic Yacht Regatta

And they’re off… The Classic Yacht Regatta, an early September tradition, was founded in 1980…

“Newport, A Lively Experiment”: Interview with Rockwell Stensrud

Newport has proven its amazing ability to evolve over 375 years and remain vital, as well…

Ferns, an Elegant Addition to a Garden

Taking refuge in my shade garden one early evening, spent from the unusual intensity of…

A Picnic in the Garden: All About Pattern

A Picnic in the Garden: All About Pattern

September is truly the most beautiful month in Newport, a perfect outing for a small…

8 Sophisticated, Cool Cocktails

Just in time for the final fling of summer – Labor Day Weekend – a…

Newporter Profile: Art Dealer Jessica Hagen

From time to time in the ‘pages’ of Private Newport, I will feature a Newporter…

Coaching Weekend

Living the Downton Abbey Life: Highlights of Coaching Weekend

  Living in Newport gives one the sense of existing in another place in time…

Yacht

Yacht Hop in Newport Harbor: The Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser

Newport hosts some of the most scrumptious sailing vessels of the summer – sleek racing sailboats,…

Private Gardens in the North Carolina Mountains

I’ve had not one, but two opportunities to be in the North Carolina mountains this…

Downton Abbey Comes to Newport: A Weekend of Coaching

The dramatic and much-anticipated production that is Coaching Weekend returns to Newport in just a…

The Cocktail Dress – Classic Inspirations

What makes for a perfect cocktail party dress? In the City-by-the-Sea, where there is no…

The Newport Summer Cocktail Party – 12 “Pardee Tips”

Let’s talk about something near and dear to a Newporter’s heart: The Cocktail Party. It…

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…