The Perfect Summertime Ending….
Can you believe it?! Summer is very quickly drawing to a close. I realize the last day of summer is actually September 21st, however, for most of us, summer really comes to an end on Labor Day weekend. The kids are headed back to school, the days get shorter and shorter, and the nights get a bit cooler. Our flower gardens are no longer full of bountiful, beautiful blooms…rather they are reminders of the clipping and mulching that lies ahead to prepare their beds for winter!
My “End of Summer Celebration” will occur in one of my all time favorite places…NEWPORT RI!
In addition, there is the beauty and awe of the ocean that surrounds Newport RI, and the romance of an era gone by…”The Gilded Age”. Summer “cottages” built by the very wealthy in a day when extravagance was preferred and flaunted! The beauty and detail that went into those mansions, not to mention the extravagant furnishings…well, being a decorator you can imagine what that does for my passion when I take in the jaw dropping splendor of places like Rosecliff, The Breakers, Marble House, Astor’s Beechwood and The Elms!