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What’s Out There: The Best of Fourth of July

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Flirty and Frisky for the Fourth

It’s as easy as 1-2-3-4

First — What to Wear

Madewell’s off-the-shoulder broderie anglaise cotton-blend top and CO’s ramie-blend maxi skirt.











Johanna Ortiz’s Anastasia striped one-shoulder blouse or Ulla Johnson’s Amania off the shoulder blouse with The Row’s Muro cropped high-rise wide-leg jeans.















Sanayi 313’s Frangia raffia-trimmed straw clutch and Prism’s Bora Bora raffia lace-up sandals.






Aquazzura’s Palm Beach Espadrilles.


Second — What to Drink

Oaxacan Old-Fashioned, courtesy of Edible Rhody.

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Or non-alcoholic, Cherry Sparklers, courtesy of Williams-Sonoma.

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Add a festive touch with your own sipping straws — ours are from Terrain.



Third — A Fourth of July picnic setting for inspiration…


And, Fourth — An Apres Fireworks Quick Pop-in-the-Mouth Dessert

It’s strawberry season here in Newport!


Have happy and safe Fourth of July!

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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".