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Bettie Bearden Pardee

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ISBN 10: 0991341910 / ISBN 13: 9780991341917
Published by Glitterati, New York, 2014
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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10 x 12 in. Paper boards. Lavish color photos. See how the rich yuk it up, gawd, Newport looks like utter hell. Condition is NEAR FINE ; like new on all points but corners are bumped. DJ is NEAR FINE ; like new, ditto. Int. Des. RGR. Bookseller Inventory # 28266

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Publisher: Glitterati, New York

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Edition: First edition.

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Newport, Rhode Island - celebrated for its stunning seascapes, famous mansions, Jazz Festival, annual Flower Show and world-class sailing - provides an enviable setting for a storied way of life. From Presidents to philanthropists, it is also known for the stylish residents who have summered and socialized here.

In this fabled town where privacy is a treasured asset, Living Newport showcases both the heirs of the old guard and the "new" Newport social set; tastemakers all, they have the means and the ability to live anywhere but choose this perennially-favored City by the Sea.How does private Newport entertain, decorate, party, garden, dress? In elegant settings worthy of Masterpiece Theater, social pastimes, rituals and well-earned traditions play out in lush images with Newport's exceptional old-world architecture as the centerpiece. Amusing tales and lively personal anecdotes capture the fresh twist to this distinctive lifestyle.

Contents: Spring: Opening the Garden for the Season; Wm. K. Vanderbilt's Firehouse; Neoclassical Reinterpreted; Preamble to a Wedding. Summer: Return to Camelot; Calling on Good Friends; An Enticing Day on the Bay; Sea Views at Seaweed; Mr. Fleming's Follies. Autumn: Commodore James's Aloha Landing; On the Rocks at Price's Neck; The Twin Pleasures of Elm Court; Romantic Oakwood; Re-Visiting McKim, Mead & White. Winter: The Library at Ocean View; A Writer's Lair; Christmas by Design.

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Bettie Bearden Pardee is the author of Private Newport, At Home and in the Garden. An accomplished hostess and active community leader, her home, "Parterre," provides the ideal setting for carrying on Newport's tradition of gracious living. Chair of many events that are staples of the social season, including the Newport Flower Show, she is additionally the author of two books on entertaining. A former contributing editor to Bon Appetit, where she produced "Entertaining with Style," Bearden Pardee served as the host and creative producer of the thirteen-part PBS series The Presidential Palate: Entertaining at the White House. Bearden Pardee and her husband Jonathan reside year-round in Newport.

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