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Color, Flowers, Fun: The Fab Newport Flower Show

Written by Rebecca Christian

People can tell you how fabulous The Newport Flower Show is, but you have to be there to understand how beautifully all of its elements come together: the setting of oceanside mansions, the people in fabulous costumes strolling the manicured grounds; the verve of the floral displays; the expertise of the nation's top gardeners, the allure of Newport's beautiful and ubiquitous blue hydrangeas, the sartorial splendor of behatted ladies and gents in the sounds-weird-but-looks-dashing get-up of blazer, dress shirt, bermudas, and loafers with no socks; wonderful oceanside boutiques; and tempting morsels and libations. I've already marked my calendar for June 22-24 next year, when the theme will be Jade:Eastern Obsessions.

Here are a few scenes I snapped:









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