Move Over Hollywood!

emeril 3BY MEREDITH MASON
Stem To Stern Blog: September 20, 2012

Celebrities are taking full advantage of how perfect Newport is this time of year! Just last weekend, author/crafter/publisher Martha Stewart arrived in the City-by-the-Sea to visit good friends and enjoyed her time outdoors strolling Cliff Walk and visiting the International Yacht Restoration School—two signature Newport experiences which she shared on her blog here and here.

Earlier this month, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara soaked up the rays at Castle Hill and this past weekend, singer, dancer and television personality Paula Abdul took in a Newport Polo match at Glen Farm in Portsmouth. The former American Idol judge watched Team Italy take on Team USA (even though it was Italy’s debut on the grounds, the home team won!). This weekend, the New England Challenge takes place at the polo grounds. For schedule and ticket information, click here.

If you didn’t get a chance to catch a glimpse of these stars, don’t fret. There will be another opportunity to see some famous faces this weekend! Two of sailing’s most famous skippers will be in town for the 2012 12 Metre North American Championships raced on Rhode Island Sound (history repeating itself!). Media mogul and philanthropist Ted Turner will compete against “Mr. America’s Cup,” Dennis Conner in what promises to be some heated (but friendly) competition.

This weekend’s Newport Mansions Food & Wine Festival is also bringing the star-power! World renowned chefs Emeril Lagasse and father-daughter duo Jacques and Claudine Pépin will headline the festival with

Emeril making his first-ever festival appearance at a cooking demonstration and book signing on Sunday, September 23, at Marble House. Chef Jacques returns to the festival this Saturday, September 22, for brunch with twenty lucky diners at the Marble House along with his daughter, Claudine.

Keep your eyes open–you don’t want to miss your chance at a celebrity sighting!

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