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Newport

My grandmother moved to Newport in the late 1960’s. My mother moved there soon thereafter and bought a house almost across the street. I started going there as a preteen and have fond memories of the camp at our club.

We have really gone there continuously one way or another since we were 10 or 11. I met my husband there when I was 17. We’ve brought our children up there most summers and now my grandchildren have started summer camp there.

(Left) A portrait taken in Newport when I was 16. The photo was taken by the late Betty Kuhner and featured in the new Steven Stolman book “Betty Kuhner: The Amercian Family Portrait”. (Right) With Sunny, Age 4, at our home in Newport.

Newport is filled with charming restaurants. I love the Clarke Cooke House, which is owned by a dear friend. It has always had great food and we’ve been dancing there since we were old enough to be allowed to. TSK is a wonderful small restaurant as a dinner alternative. The Taco Shack in Jamestown is great during lunch time. We try to go by boat.

There are a few hidden gems I love traveling to that feel off the beaten path from tourists. Mackerel Cove in Jamestown is a wonderful spot to take your boat for a picnic. It’s just minutes from Newport harbor and has the most breathtaking views.

When I’m with my grandchildren, we love to go crabbing or to the club to play tennis and golf. We love to go out on the water. I also enjoy taking the younger kids to the arcade, the carousel and the aquarium at First Beach.

But what I love most about Newport is the sense of community. All my friends have come back over the years and now we all bring our kids and grand-kids. It is truly a special place.

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A timeless maritime print, our Sea Rope print nods to the yachts and sailboats that line the Newport, Rhode Island, shores.

Lavinia Long Dress
in Sea Rope

Rachel Poncho
in Sea Rope

Elaine Pants
in Sea Rope

Artemisia Poncho
in Sea Rope