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Innisfree Garden in Nantucket

July 27, 2017

On a small peninsula on the northern coast of Nantucket is a view so compelling that uber architect, Robert Venturi, was coaxed into doing one last residential project…for clients, Susie…

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Window Boxes of Nantucket

July 25, 2017

When I landed in Nantucket, navigating my way through the charming narrow streets of downtown became a frustrating exercise (there was a funeral and three blocks of the center of…

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Blue and White: At Home in Newport

July 20, 2017

With all the focus on the use of blue and white in today’s world of design, I thought it time to focus on Newport’s classic take on this beloved color…

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Newport for Children: Adventures, Outings and Activities

July 18, 2017

Our gorgeous summer weather provides opportunities galore for children of all ages (as well as the “child within you”) to enjoy a vast potpourri of activities, sports, soon-to-be-pastimes, adventures and…

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48 Hours in Newport

July 13, 2017

Newport, Rhode Island is a magical play land in the summertime – and a destination many flock to for carefree time by the sea. A place where sandy feet and tradition…

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Mark D. Sikes: A Private Newport Experience

July 11, 2017

One never quite knows what to anticipate when meeting someone of near “legend” status. Mark D. Sikes (or MDS, by which he’s known) is a much-in-demand decorator, furniture and “home”…

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She’s Back! Iris Apfel in Newport

July 6, 2017

Iris loves Newport! After her visit last summer she decided she wanted to return for the Flower Show (where she made an appearance at a tea in her honor). She…

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Edith Wharton’s Summer Home in Newport

July 4, 2017

Festivities and fireworks started early this year at Private Newport when Town & Country kicked off the long weekend with our story on entertaining Newport style at “Land’s End.” How…

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Fêtes des Fleurs at Parterre

June 29, 2017

The Newport Flower Show theme this year at Rosecliff — Fêtes des Fleurs — might just as well have been talking about what was going on next door at Parterre,…

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June in Newport: All About Roses

June 27, 2017

The Newport Flower Show has just passed and I’m reminded again how gorgeous the roses of  Newport are in June. What a sheer delight it is to walk among the…

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Summer Sips with Panache

June 22, 2017

The world of today and its fascination with “Lifestyle” has introduced some new takes on an old standby…the Cocktail Hour. Just a few days ago I had the pleasure of…

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Wit and Whimsy in the Garden

June 20, 2017

I just welcomed my first garden visitors of the summer, the lovely ladies of the Virginia Robinson Garden in Beverly Hills, led by my dear friend, Jeanne Anderson. Their gracious…

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An Insider’s View of Past Newport Flower Show Highlights

June 15, 2017

“Thank Goodness It’s Friday”…and this time next week (June 23rd, to be exact) the Newport Flower Show will start. If you haven’t already made plans to attend, let me tempt…

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What to Wear to the Newport Flower Show

June 13, 2017

The Newport Flower Show at the end of June (23rd-25th) truly kicks off the “Summer Season.” The coolness of June (and hopefully the rains) are behind us and warm days…

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