Happy New Year’s to all our marvelous Newport Manners & Etiquette readers and subscribers. What a wonderful year 2018 was for manners and etiquette with #MeToo, and such Broadway revivals as the revered and hysterically updated MY FAIR LADY (actually at Lincoln Center), and for the many expressions of kindness we personally witnessed or viewed thanks to media around the world.
–Didi Lorillard, Newport, RI/New York, New York
We wish to share some of our favorite quotes going into the New Year: "Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one." ~ Brad Paisley "There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind." ~ C.S. Lewis "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ~ Oprah Winfrey "And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been." ~ Rainer Maria Rilke "All of us every single year, we're a different person. I don't think we're the same person all our lives." ~ Steven Spielberg "We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them." ~ Hillary DePiano "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." ~ Albert Einstein Thank you Getty Images for the above photo from, "People around the world celebrating New Year's Eve tonight."