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Here, you’ll be transported to our treasured “City by the Sea,” known for its casually elegant, graciously understated way of life within a setting of beauty and history. Private Newport captures this under three compelling topics… “Entertaining,” “Living with Style,” and “In the Garden.” Each offers inspiration galore for elegantly curated and photographed posts providing fascinating behind the scenes and over the hedge peeks for you…from Newport and beyond.
And stories — to amuse and entertain, to encourage and surprise, promising you a reason to smile. It is here, where you will become a welcome part of our personal brand of “magic.”

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From holidays to humorous toasts, from dinner guests to house guests, from party planning to pulling it off…and all the details in between (you’ll love our tips, timesavers and troubleshooters!)
– The Newport Summer Cocktail Party – 12 “Pardee Tips” –

Living with Style…

We each seek a life rich with self-expression, so we give you a world of options as you continue to refine your personal style. From décor (a singular point of view!) to people, places and spaces, with stimulating profiles of tastemakers in their homes. The Newport Diary entries will capture fresh twists to the distinctive lifestyle of this fabled town.
– Downton Abbey Comes to Newport: A Weekend of Coaching –

In The Garden…

This is where my heart and soul reside. Design inspiration – from color palettes to flower arranging; accessories to die for and fresh tips and how-tos that speak to both the novice and the perennial gardener.

Entrée to gardens to be found around the world…and bringing them home to you.
– The Parterre Bench –

Travel Notes…

It’s the experiences we remember in life more than the “things.”
Stay informed with images from favorite destinations to insights and practical hints on the road.
– 48 Hours in New Orleans –

Let the inspiration begin!

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