Principal Photography by Mick Hales
Bettie Bearden Pardee, showcases both the heirs of the old guard who contribute a contemporary continuity to traditional Newport and the “new” Newport social set, all of whom bring a vibrant energy to their life here year-round. 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—the social pastimes (yachting party on an 82-foot Trumpy), rituals (Coaching Weekend), and well-earned traditions (sumptuous weddings) play out in lush images through the lens of the four seasons. Amusing tales and lively personal anecdotes capture the fresh twist to this distinctive lifestyle.
Photographer Mick Hales has worked with leading architects, designers, and editors to publish over 35 books featuring interiors, gardens, flower arranging and food. He is a regular contributor to magazines and has photographed for over 40 throughout the world.
224 pages, 12 x 9.5", hardcover;
188 four-color photographs