Bettie Bearden Pardee is a former magazine editor, Newport hostess and author whose latest coffee table book, Living Newport: Houses, People, Style features the homes and lifestyles of the tastemakers of this “City by the Sea.”
Ms. Pardee served for 11 years as a contributing editor at Bon Appetit Magazine, where she produced the on-location feature “Entertaining With Style.” She is active as a chair of many Newport social events that are staples of the social season. Who could possibly be better qualified to give us an up close, insider view of rarified Newport? In Living Newport: Houses, People, Style, Ms. Pardee gives us a front row seat to the sophisticated charm and social energy of parties, weddings, local traditions and stylish homes that are Newport.
Her book is divided into four seasonal sections, which tells us that there is always something worthwhile going on in Newport.