Newport begins the year with a new Executive Director of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and plans for a new hospitality center at The Breakers. Still, the wonderful summer just past remains with us: the wild Safari Ball for Newport Polo, a YMCA Wine Tasting, and the 121st Argentine Open international Polo Competition in Buenos Aires, as well a fabulous Yacht Rendezvous, which debuted in Newport this summer. Remember the Newport season with us!
"January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead."
-- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
"Newport Seen is a window on a very special world."
- Michael Gross, author, Unreal Estate, Rogue's Gallery, 740 Park Avenue
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Le Bal Francais, Annual Black Tie Gala of the Preservation Society was Le Grand Élégance
Marble House, modeled after the Petit Trianon at Versailles, provided the setting (and the inspiration) for this French-themed Le Bal Francais, the ultimate Francophile's dream. Greeted at the entrance by a Charles Boyer-style boulevardier, party goers heard music provided by Bob Hardwick and his orchestra, and the evening began with cocktails on the exquisite back terrace.
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New Book Shows the Best of the Best of Newport
Should we call Bettie Bearden Pardee, on the occasion the publication of her second book, "Living Newport", the Duchess, or the Doyenne, of Newport? Either will do, as this energetic, ladylike and charismatic blonde has been spreading the "brand" of Newport, which we could call indelible, irreplaceable, unique. At a book talk in Newport, Mrs. Pardee filled the house ( the historic Rosecliff mansion) and spoke of the spectacular and special essence of the City by the Sea. ... more »
Doris Duke Awards Celebrate Restoration Heroes
Held at Rough Point, Doris Duke's fabulous mansion on Bellevue Avenue, the 8th Annual "Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards" ceremony was a festive event, as always, with an underlying serious purpose: to honor the private citizens and groups who put time, effort and resources into restoring the authentic structures and landscapes of Newport, Rhode Island, maintaining historical accuracy and appearance. ... more »
Oliver Hazard Perry Fundraiser: a "Mystical" Evening
The first thing arriving guests noticed was the actual vessel Oliver Hazard Perry poised high above the shipyard. Was it a bird? A plane? Effects of a high wave? In dry dock while undergoing restoration, the fabled ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel, which celebrates " an Ocean of Education and Adventure" was not quite ready for this summer's pedagogical duties. ... more »