"My Rio, Rio by the sea-o" became "Newport by the sea-o" for the spectacular Ball Carnaval of Newport Polo, honoring the Brazilian Polo team and all friends and patrons of the sport. Yes, the costumes were outrageous, but the headresses set a new height record at Rosecliff.
Coming up on Newport Seen: The exuberant Ball Carnaval, Jessica Hagen celebrates 10 years in her gallery, RIB & RHEIN debuts an international collection, complete with tambourine and a belly dancer, and the Newport Art Museum goes all wet for its annual"Wet Paint" show.
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"Revolutionizing" the Elegant Newport Antiques Show with Two Historic Collections
Connoisseurs, collectors, and lovers of the fine gathered at the Seventh Annual Newport Antiques Show opening party to see the rare and exquisite. Two troves of Colonial era treasures, one from the Newport Historical Society and one from a newly planned museum in Philadelphia, informed the annual Newport Antiques Show, with 40 dealers showcasing their fine wares, from paintings to furniture to books to heirloom furniture to porcelains, paintings and bibelots. Tout Newport was there. ... more »
Potter League gets "Yappy" for its Animals
The Potter League, this year transformed its annual “Tea For Tails” into “Yappy Hour", honoring its canine friends. Held at Seaweed, the restored waterfront house that won the Preservation Award from the Newport Restoration Foundation last year, the event celebrated all animals and the ways that they enrich our lives. ... more »
Angela's Angels Channel Jackie, Audrey, Grace, Twiggy, Brigitte at Nostalgic, Stylish Show
For the 16th anniversary of the quintessential Newport Style Show of Angela Moore, the audience saw ghosts: those of fashion icons that influenced the way women of their eras dressed, and thought about dressing. It was a tribute and a remembrance of things past. Fashionistas (should we now call them "Angelistas"?) and fashion forward gentlemen crowded the tables for the delicious brunch and even tastier display of garments and style. Held at Rosecliff, the Champagne Brunch was a trip to fashion heaven.
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An IYRS "Million Dollar" Evening at the Beach with the Boys
Breaking the million dollar ceiling last year, Newport's International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) supporters did it once again. Over 650 guests gathered for the 18th Annual IYRS Summer Gala. sipped cocktails and dined, and were treated to a dynamic live performance by the famed The Beach Boys, for which they were encouraged to dress in "outrageously casual" garb. They did. Generous sponsorship support, table/ticket sales, and live and silent auctions raised just over $1 million over the Gala weekend. ... more »