A Newport Summer

May 10, 2022|
A Newport Summer by Ruthie Sommers
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An intimate love letter to summertime in Newport from photographer Nick Mele, the “modern-day Slim Aarons,” and interior designer Ruthie Sommers

Newport, Rhode Island, is one of the last bastions of American high society. The grand Gilded Age houses that top its oceanside cliffs and line storied Bellevue Avenue are largely untouched by contemporary renovation and taste, and family heirlooms are passed down from generation to generation with Yankee thrift. Indeed, Newport has an understated elegance that sets it apart from other resort towns. Life behind the facades of these elaborate mansions is rarely revealed, but now, photographer Nick Mele and author Ruthie Sommers, both Iifelong Newport residents, share their entrée into the parties, lawn tennis matches, beach clambakes, and family gatherings that make up the glorious days of a Newport summer. Picture the foggy mornings of June, the traditional yacht races of July, the annual meeting of old friends at Marble House in August, and the melancholy close of the season after Labor Day. Through Sommers’s personal, evocative text and Mele’s exquisite photographs of people, parties, beaches, and houses, the intimate charms of A Newport Summer come poignantly to life.

Nick Mele is a lifestyle, fashion, commercial, and interiors photographer who Veranda magazine called “a modern-day Slim Aarons.” His work has been featured in many print and online publications, including Town & Country, the New York Times, Avenue, Quest, Architectural Digest, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. Among his commerci...
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Title:A Newport Summer
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:208 pages, 13 X 10 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 13 X 10 X 0.98 in
Published:May 10, 2022
Publisher:Vendome Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780865653962

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