Living Newport: Houses, People, Style – by Bettie Bearden Pardee
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Newport, Rhode Island, is celebrated for its stunning seascapes, famous mansions, America's Cup events, Jazz Festival and annual Flower Show. From presidents to philanthropists, it is also known for the people who have summered and socialized here. In this fabled town where privacy is a treasured asset, the reader is provided an insider's view of a rarely revealed way of life. How do these tastemakers entertain, decorate, party, garden, dress? Lush images, coupled with amusing and lively personal tales, are portrayed in elegant settings worthy of Masterpiece Theater, capturing thesocial pastimes, rituals and well-earned traditions of this distinctive lifestyle. Newport's old-world architecture and contemporary charm are the centerpiece of these 17 exceptional properties.
Hardcover, 224 pages.