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Toasting the Memories of 2016

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It’s been a really great year! We’re breaking out the champagne and hope you’ll join us as we reflect upon some of our most iconic pictures of 2016.





Happy 2017!

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Bettie Bearden Pardee

About Bettie Bearden Pardee

Author of Private Newport and Living Newport, garden furniture designer (The Parterre Bench), national lecturer, and entertaining expert. An honoree for the second year on "The Salonniere 100 America's Best Party Hosts", she was also the host and creative producer of "The Presidential Palate: Entertaining at the White House".

12 thoughts on “Toasting the Memories of 2016

  1. I look forward to another year of your wonderful words and photos. Thanks for this gift to your followers.

    1. You are the sweetest, dear Nancy. Loved seeing Dan and Kim, but miss seeing you!!

    1. Loved seeing you and adore my tree that is still up and will be’til the end of January…Happy New Year, Bettie xo

  2. Bette visited me in Madison Georgia where her father grew up!
    I have been to her book signings in Atlanta, and I correspond with her sister, Neale.
    Everyday I look forward to seeing what beauty she is going to share .
    Happy New Year, Bette!!

    1. Oh Chris, you are such a flatterer!! Thank you for your kind words and I shall see YOU in 2017. Happy, Happy, Bettie

  3. Bettie,
    This is the best of gifts. Your lovely taste and photographs. You deserve Champagne!
    Looking forward to the 4 seasons of your photographs in the year 2017.
    Most Cheerfully,
    Lynn and Dick Ziglar

    1. Lynn, your kind words keep me going and loving all my blog friends who write in. It means a lot, Happy, Happy New Year, Bettie

  4. I love the last photo. What a lovely place to have a brunch in the middle of Wintertime.
    All the Best for the New Year.
    Louise Catherine

    1. And all the best to you, Louise Catherine, in this exciting New Year coming up. Bettie

  5. Oh! How I miss Newport looking at these amazing photos.. thank you so much for reminding me of what I am missing in the winter there…..but look forward to being there in the summer. How wonderful your house and gardens …wish we were there to enjoy…take care of the kitties …what an awesome life to live in all that beauty of your house & gardens…
    Have a blessed New Year! Love & hugs, Jane & Peter

    1. Dear Jane, I think of you two often and always love hearing from you. Thanks for taking the time to “check in.”
      Wishing you two health, happiness and revelry in 2017, Bettie

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