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Highlights from Newport 2023

First thing we love to do is go to La Forge Restaurant in the old Newport Casino, where my husband's brother provides the entertainment every Friday and Saturday. Feeling relaxed and so happy to be home in Newport! And that's my first Aperol Spritz ever. I really liked it!

I didn't make it quite to the top of Hanging Rock at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, but I did get pretty high up there. The camera didn't capture quite how high, or the billows of mist rolling in off Sachuest Bay. Cloudy, drizzly, but beautiful.

The umbrella art instillation at Brick Market Place. A bit faded and worn after the summer, but still a colorful sight to see.

A visit to Marble House . . .

. . . Where we had tea in the Chinese Tea House, where Alva Vanderbilt, then Belmont, would entertain fellow leaders of the Suffrage Movement.

Scoped out Vinland, set between The Breakers and Ochre Court, in the name of research. We couldn't go in, however. It's part of Salve Regina University and not open to the public. Lucky kids!

A morning tea party at one of the loveliest houses and certainly the best porch on the Point.

Our dear friend, Lisa, who always manages to add something magical to our time in Newport.

I signed books at all the Mansion Stores. Here I'm at Marble House, signing on the beautiful writing table they set up for me. It's for sale, I made sure to be careful!

Finally, we found the gravesite of my husband's great, great, great grandparents. They lived 200 years ago.

I also had a booksigning at the wonderful Charter Books, located on Lower Broadway, just a short walk up from Washington Square. There are lots of fun restaurants and bars in this area, and a fabulous little ice cream shop. Definitely an area worth venturing to!

My husband singing with his brother at our final stop at La Forge. We gathered with other members of the family, but no one remembered to take pictures!

Our final Newport sunset, and it could not have been more glorious.

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Oct 07, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Thank you for honoring us with your presence in Newport.

Your books are such a gift to all of us.

Each word is pure joy to read.


Alyssa Maxwell
Alyssa Maxwell
Oct 09, 2023
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Thank you, Marilyn! It's always such a joy to come "home!"


Alyssa Maxwell

  Author of the Gilded Newport Mysteries


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