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Entertaining, Newport Style: Secrets to throwing a Great “Pardee”

Image of Bettie taken mid-party by Maaike Bernstrom. This picture was featured in The Salonniere…

Door Knocker

Paris Doors to Fall in Love With

  Who doesn’t need a Paris “fix?” Since I can’t be everyplace at once, I…

Yacht

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…