, 2023-01-14 10:00:00,
The crowd starts moving in the direction of a classic car positioned right by the water.
“Jay Leno is here,” someone blurts.
I’m at the residence of an American billionaire tobacco heiress wandering between priceless Cadillacs, Ferraris and Porches, and I couldn’t be in a better position for celebrity spotting.
I could go and catch a glimpse of the television personality, perhaps build up the courage to ask for a selfie, but the bar is slinging free cocktails, there is fresh Napoletana pizza by the slice, clam chowder by the pottle, and complimentary Lamborghini hats.
Luxury garden party the Gathering at Rough Point is a typical scene in Newport, Rhode Island, and one which you can pay to attend and temporarily live like the one percent who call this place home.
* Provincetown, Cape Cod: The fabulous rainbow party escape on America’s east coast
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* The real-life socialites that inspired Julian Fellowes’ The Gilded Age
Once used as a summer resort by the world’s wealthiest families, this town in North America’s smallest state is now plugged as the ‘new Hamptons’, luring the mega-wealthy and celebrities who are looking for a more personal and private lifestyle on some of the country’s most exclusive real estate.
Do they know about the Cliff Walk sitting right out the front of their grand properties? It’s literally one of the top tourism suggestions when entering ‘Newport’ into Google.
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