What a day in Newport!  I had such a grand tour of Rough Point, Doris Duke’s summer cottage with the extensive gardens and exquisite interior.     Drinks with a friend at Castle Hill Inn. Perfection!  A race to change for the Iris film.  Marble House for the Iris screening with over 1000 fellow picnickers… Great.. read more →

I am beyond thrilled for my Newport trip today. So very serendipitously the newportFILM is going on right now with an airing of the digitally remastered version of one of my very favorite documentaries and the next evening the film I have been dying to see about my personal icon, Iris Apfel. newportFILM was founded in 2010.. read more →

Newport is a city full of history, exquisite architecture, and storied traditions.  This closed society defined wealth in an era of ages past. We now have a chance to peek over the hedges and behind the ball gowns  to reveal the new modern society of Newport that relishes the past while moving toward the future.. read more →

You may remember last summer I went to Newport, Rhode Island for a getaway.  This summer I am doing the same.   I am so excited to share the uber chic chalet where I am planning on staying, Gilded Hotel.   This hotel is just divine in every detail and not for the faint of.. read more →

I am not sure I have ever posted about a restaurant but, this one is worthy.   The interior at Midtown Oyster Bar in Newport was spot on! Many elements combined perfectly to create the coastal chic look.  The lighting, shiplap, and lacquer were a few of the many touches that make this space. the.. read more →

I just returned from a few days in Newport, Rhode Island. I was greeted with colorful artwork in the airport to start the trip off right.   It was my first visit there and I was WOWed with the homes and architecture.  The Newport Mansions are of course awe inspiring.  The wealth in America long.. read more →