It's the Holiday Season! Still, we just cannot give up our wonderful summer just past: the Newport Flower Show is up as our lead story, and the saucy hoedown of "Fiesta Verde" is next. Coming up: the Doris Duke Awards, "Living Newport" with author Bettie Pardee, the wild Safari Ball for Newport Polo, and the very Gallic Le Bal Francais of The Preservation Society, as well a the fabulous Yacht Rendezvous. Remember the Newport season with us!
"When I was a child, my December weekends were spent making cards, decorating the tree, hanging the wreath and preparing brandy butter and peppermint creams."
-- Pippa Middleton
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Flowery and Verdant, Newport Flower Show Celebrates Botanical Beauty
Creative and cultured, the blooms, blossoms and verdant greens of Newport's Annual Flower Show, hosted by the Preservation Society, lures lovers of all things growing from around the world. This year entitled Journey: Grand Vistas, the 19th annual show invited its visitors to travel back to a time when the trip was as splendid as the destination. The show was again at Rosecliff, one of Newport’s most beautiful, historic mansions. The special guest speaker at this year’s showwas nationally renowned garden designer P. Allen Smith. who showcased classic American aesthetic and style. ... more »
An Old Fashioned Country Hoedown for ALT's "Fiesta Verde"
The buckboards went to a whole other side of the Island for the 2014 Country Hoedown Fiesta Verde to benefit the Aquidneck Land Trust's ongoing conservation efforts. Sweet Berry Farm was the bucolic and beautiful setting for the event, and guests got into the spirit of things, with interesting takes on western attire (mostly cowboy hats, bandannas, string ties, and boots). Whoop ti-y-yo! ... more »
Tee Time in the Day, Rocking Music at Night at The Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic
The Carnegie Abbey Club has hosted its share of celebrities, but the Third Annual Jeffrey Osborne Classic Golf Tournament was in a class by itself, drawing sports and entertainment figures (and the occasional politician) with magnetic force. Singers Jeffrey Osborne and Smokey Robinson were joined by Magic Johnson and Dr. J, Julius Erving to raise funds for organizations that support music and the arts in Rhode Island's public schools.
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A Million Dollar Evening at IYRS: Guests Had to "Lovett"
Singing star Lyle Lovett brought his ensemble to the largest air conditioned tent Newport Seen has seen in Newport for the annual IYRS Gala weekend, a two-day series of events for yachtsmen and supporters of the school's restoration training programs. Gala goers enjoyed cocktails and dinner by MAX Ultimate Food of Boston, and a live performance by Mr. Lovett & his band, raising just over $1 million dollars for the school's work. ... more »