December 12th, 2013
Looking for the handcrafted trees, that can be used for holiday decorations or to keep necklaces in order….I went to Tiger Lili located at 36706 Bayside Outlets in Rehoboth Beach. I found them!! Very cute and some either can be staked into the ground….
Tiger Lili has another location on the ocean block in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, but this was my first visit to this very trendy shop, located at the Bayside Outlets. Rehoboth Beach has many outlets and the majority are stores that are nationally known. Therefore, it is great to see that “shop local and shop small” can be incorporated into outlet shopping. Tiger Lili also ships, so if you see something that catches your attention in the following photos…..call them at 302-226-0400 so they can get it to you for the holidays.
Tiger Lili is fully stocked…comfortable shopping experience. The dressing rooms are great.
This post is for women only…you already can see that. I walked around the store and plenty of items got my attention. Women love to shop; it is part of our DNA. I asked…what is a best seller during the Holiday Shopping Season? Without hesitation…the Nicole Scarves and the “fleece leggins” with a little control top!!! They have so many colors and they are definitely selling.
Even though Tiger Lili has plenty of accessories….the necktie necklace is also a big seller this year.
Ringing the New Year carrying something special at Tiger Lili’s affordable price is….they also have it in gold.
Happy Shopping!! 12 days until the big day!!
December 10th, 2013
The secret ingredient for these cookies is the Ancho Chili Pepper. Actually, it is a great combination with the chocolate, giving the cookies a slight bite… So, when my neighbor sent them to me I thought today was the perfect evening to try them.
ANCHO CHILI PEPPER CHOCOLATE CRACKLED COOKIES
12 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, divided
3/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ancho Chili Pepper
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 or 1/2 stick butter softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
Melt 8 ounces of the chocolate as directed on the package. I did it on the microwave.
Coarsely chop the remaining 4 ounces of chocolate. To tell you the truth, I ran out of the chocolate so I threw 4 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate morsels.
Mix flour, cinnamon, ancho chili pepper, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
Beat butter and sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.
Add melted chocolate, beat until well blended.
Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed.
Stir in chopped chocolate.
Drop by rounded tablespoon 1 1/2 inches apart on parchment paper lined baking sheets.
Bake in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for a bout 10 minutes or just until cookies are set and slightly cracked on top.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack or plate to cool completely.
December 9th, 2013
It was quiet as I passed the other night St. Martin’s Church….not so much so on Friday, November 1st when the celebration of The Fall Feast of St. Martin took place. St. Martin’s Church is located at 11413 Old Worcester Highway, Showell, MD 21811.
I was looking forward to mingling with friends and stepping into the past.
The mood inside the tent was festive.
The food was delicious, combining the cuisine of the region, from farm to table and from the sea to the raw bar.
And plenty to choose for dessert.
Historic St. Martin’s Church is one of the oldest structures in Worcester County. It was built in 1756, 20 years prior to the signing of The Declaration of Independence.
This is the key that opens the doors to this historic church, built brick by brick. The importance of historic preservation…”St. Martin’s Church is considered by many historians to be the finest preserved, most significant piece of American history on the Lower Eastern Shore.”
The President of the Board of Directors is Mrs. Sherrie T. Beckstead. With her there are many that make possible the fundraising to keep the preservation on-going.
St. Martin’s Church is a museum. It is open to the public on a regular basis. Please visit http://www.historicstmartinschurch.org. Summer and fall bring open houses that are scheduled and staffed by volunteers. It is also available for private tours. It is a venue for historic weddings. Educational events like the Shakespeare performance of Romeo & Juliet are free to the public.
Take a look inside St. Martin’s. The pews have a history, as well….many of them were owned by area families.
A beautiful performance inside St. Martin’s by Vocalist Rachel Allman….the evening ended with the announcement of the raffle…a replica of the Key to St. Martin!!
Have a great day!!
December 9th, 2013
For me, shopping small and local has always been something that I have enjoyed. I have plenty of friends that love going “mall” shopping….not for me. I like that up close and personal kind of service. Which brings me to NEST, located at 11 South Main Street in Historic Berlin, Maryland. Tel. 410-629-1030.
Driving to Berlin from Rehoboth Beach, takes about half hour. No big deal, it is the Second Season so there is no traffic. Strolling a historic town, checking what’s new during the holidays is pretty nice, so Jody and I did just that.
I think Petey is really the Mayor of Historic Berlin. He is such a hard working little dog. I have featured him before and once again here he is…..greeting the customers and making sure that Dee gets up and gives us that personal attention we were looking for. Now, you tell me…where would you find something like this in a “mall”? You gotta love it!!
Dee has been quilting. Her remnants have become quilts. The reverse of the quilts is soft and warm.
Dee calls her handmade handbags Boppyowl. She offers 2 sizes and they are made with beautiful rich fabrics, lined with contrasting colors.
NEST is an eclectic and funky shop. Every time you shop, there are surprises; local artwork, jewelry, home accessories. At this time of the year the shop is fully stock. Berlin’s 2nd Friday Art Stroll will be on Friday, 12/14, so make sure you make NEST one of your stops.
NEST carries unwined candles from Unwined Candle Co., located in Sykesville, Maryland….from recycled wine bottles.
NEST opens year-round. Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday from 12 until 4 p.m. You can find NEST on Facebook, as well.
December 9th, 2013
Wishing luck to Berlin, Maryland…apparently the preliminary voting is over but Berlin is on the top spots for Budget Travel’s “Americas Coolest Small Town 2014″. We will have to wait to see if Berlin becomes a finalist in January.
Historic Berlin is a great town to visit…at this time of the year it is very festive and you will find that there is plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment, as well.
Baked Dessert Cafe is located at 4C Bay Street, just off of Main Street. Tel. 410-641-1800 Website? http://www.bakeddessertcafe.com They open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Closed on Sunday. Find Baked Dessert Cafe on Facebook.
At Baked Dessert Cafe you may sit down and enjoy some of their specialties and then some of their baked goods….the Cupcake Bombs come to mind. So delicious and tiny, so you will not have any guilt…
Please note that Baked Dessert Cafe offers gluten free baked goods!! For more information, please call them at 410-641-1800.
Baked Dessert is also an Art & Wine Gallery, featuring local artists and interesting wines.
Holiday Open House will be Saturday, 12/14 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Let them to the Holiday Baking…on that day you can sample desserts, breads and various holiday menu items. Place your order on Saturday the 14th and receive 10% off.
December 8th, 2013
Walking through Main Street in Manayunk in Philadelphia a window caught my attention. A consignment shop. The name of this shop was Greene Street Consignment, located at 4313 Main St., Philadelphia, PA 19127. Tel. 267-335-5478. I have found that this is not the only location….New York, New Jersey and other parts in Pennsylvania. Visit http://www.greenestreetconsignment.com.
Greene Street Consignment has a fresh take on the whole consignment shopping experience. This shop looked like a boutique, storefront included. Plenty of namebrands, but they are focused on style.
Next time I visit Manayunk I am definitely stopping by. I need to find out more about it.
Whether you are a shopper or consignor, just remember that recycling your clothes gives them another chance…don’t discard them, let someone else enjoy them a second time around.
Talk to you later.
December 7th, 2013
Location? Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. From 5 to 7 p.m. the Holiday Season kicks off with Rehoboth Beach Main Street. It is an annual celebration that offers plenty of food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. So, gather your neighbors and friends and head out to Downtown Rehoboth Beach….It will be chilly, that’s okay.
Feast on local restaurants’ favorite dishes and desserts. There will be music and entertainment, plus crafts and even a visit from Santa. Decorate Gingerbread Cookies with The Bake Shoppe…the young ones will be kept busy with activities and face painting.
Rehoboth’s 2013 Citizen of the Year, Paul Kuhns will also be honored on Sunday evening.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+), and $5 for kids….free for those ages of 5 and under.
If you can, please remember to donate a non-perishable food item for a person or pet.
Proceeds will benefit the Cape Henlopen Community Caring 2013, and Rehoboth Beach Main Street whose mission is the beautification and preservation of Downton Rehoboth. More info? Please visit http://www.downtownrehoboth.com, or call 302-227-2772.
December 6th, 2013
Even though visitors to Lewes have been already doing plenty of celebration….this town is just awesome!! This week-end the Holidays begin in earnest in The First Town of the First State. So, get ready and have a plan of action so that you can enjoy everything, because all the events, except the hours of visitation for Santa’s House are on Saturday, December 7th.
Saturday, 12/7 – COOKIE WALK SALE – Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 West Fourth St. This is an annual church fundraising event. Last year’s cookie sale sold in less than an hour….get there on time. They are sold by the dozen…$6/dozen. The cookies are baked by the ladies of Bethel United Methodist Church. Sit back and relax during the holidays, because they have done the baking for you. All proceeds go to the Bethel United Methodist Church. Doors open at 10 a.m.
Saturday, 12/7 – 40TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOUR OF LEWES – A beloved tradition in this historic town. It benefits The Lewes Historical Society. 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets on the day of the tour are $25. Children under 12 are free. This is a self guided tour that gives you the opportunity to see some of the historic houses decorated for the season. Tikets can be purchased at The Ryves Holt House Museum Shop at Second and Mulberry Streets in Lewes, Community Bank Delaware, The Lewes Chamber of Commerce, The Zwaanendael Museum, The Inn at Canal Square, Habersham Peddler’s in Lewes, Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach, and the Rehoboth Beach Museum.
As you are enjoying the tour, please stop by the Christmas Antiques Bazaar and Bake Sale, held at the Rabbit’s Ferry House at Third and Shipcarpenter Streets on the Lewes Historic Complex. More info? Please visit htpp://www.historiclewes.com, or call 302-645-7670.
Saturday, 12/7 – ANNUAL SOUP LUNCHEON – The perfect way to enjoy your day in Lewes on this Holiday Week-End. 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church Parish Hall on Second St. Rain or Shine. More. info? Please visit http://www.stpeterlewes.org, or call 302-645-8479.
Saturday, 12/7 – HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR & LUNCHEON – Lewes Yacht Club, located at 2701 Cedar St. in Lewes, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Luncheon is $12. More info? Please call 302-645-6254.
Saturday, 12/7 – LEWES HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE, TREE LIGHTING AND CAROLING – Get into the music, cheer for the floats, marchers, cars, dogs and everyone else that participates on this tradition in Lewes. After the parade, stroll over to the Zwaanendael Park for the tree lighting and caroling lead by Christy Taylor’s music students. More info? Please visit http://www.leweschamber.com.
Saturday – 12/7 – MID-ATLANTIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY JOY CONCERT – AMAZING VOICES – 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at the Cape Henlopen High School on 1250 Kings Highway in Lewes. Orchestral and vocal music, including traditional season favorites. More info? Please visit http://www.midatlanticsymphony.org, or call 1-888-846-8600.
Tuesday, 12/10 – Monday, 12/23 – SANTA’S LEWES HOUSE – Right on the corner of Second and Bank Sreets sits Santa’s House. Beginning next Tuesday stop by and say hello to Santa. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, 12/10 – 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday, 12/13 – 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 12/14 – 1 to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, 12/17 – 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday, 12/20 – 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 12/21 – 1 to 3 p.m.
Monday, 12/23 – 5 to 7 p.m.