• DE Lifestyle Blog

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017   /   by Shenae Andrus

    Rose and Crown

    We were attempting to stroll through downtown Lewes, but as you might imagine with the sporadic winter weather, we were not very successful. Most shops had been closed due to the brisk wind and lack of tourists. It was after all March - not quite the summer season yet. My husband and I laughed at how silly it was to try to leisurely walk down the charming sidewalks when everything was shut down and it was miserably chilly. We almost considered it a loss, when we remembered that dinner time was approaching. 

    "Let's go to Rose and Crown!" my hubby suggested. I didn't hesitate to affirm that was a great idea. Rose and Crown has always been one of our favorite restaurants. The ambiance alone has kept us coming back time and time again. It's "London-esque" decor and menu makes us feel like we're smack dab in the UK having a delicious meal. Plus they're open year round. That means even in the winter season when a lot of Lewes destinations hibernate, you can always count on a ...

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    Saturday, February 18, 2017   /   by Shenae Andrus

    New in Rehoboth

    Anyone that knows me, knows I am a strong Starbucks loyalist. It started back in my college days. Growing up, my parents were not big coffee drinkers. To quite the extreme opposite, they literally gagged at the taste. So we did not have coffee (or even soda for that matter) in our home. We were more of the Kool-Aid, water, tea type of people. I do not think I had even tried coffee by my early twenties. Cue college and late night study sessions. Cue not having a lot of money, but needing a place to crash for a couple hours while you hang out with friends. In steps the hero... Starbucks.

    As students, we would slip over to Starbucks up to two or three times a day. It was the perfect place to go when you needed to get off campus. For a mere $5 you could lounge on big leather couches and feel at home. It was way better than sitting in the musky and dark dorm rooms. The environment was studious yet edgy and fun. 7 years later and I'm a gold card-carrying Starbucks supporter. I've stuck wi ...

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    Wednesday, February 8, 2017   /   by Shenae Andrus

    Cantwell's Tavern in Odessa, DE

    Cantwell Tavern in Odessa was built in 1822 by William Polk. Built to be a restaurant and a hotel, the establishment was operated for the next 100 years and accommodated ship captains, merchants and visitors needing lodging for a night or two. As with the other taverns in town during the time, it served as a central location for weddings, a stage coach stop, local post office, meeting place and much more. It was a centralized community landmark that wore many different hats. 

    Today it has been restored to model an early 19th century tavern and is a full-service restaurant. My husband and I recently visited with friends and family to celebrate our cousin's graduation. We had never heard of it before and were quite curious as to what kind of experience we would have. When we first pulled up, we felt as if we had stepped back in time. Surrounding the restaurant is one of Delaware's original colonial towns with numerous 18th and 19th century buildings all supporting the na ...

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    Wednesday, January 18, 2017   /   by Shenae Andrus

    Abbotts Mill

    Every now and then life rewinds. When you find historical gems and structures boasting of a time before and all of its secrets, your mind is transported away from the here and now. In those special moments, the present fades away as you are reminded of lives lived before yours and events that are forever imprinted on the pages of history. The Abbotts Mill and Nature Center in Milford, DE is one of those historical treasures that existed long before any of us did. 



    The Mill's story began in 1795 when its original owners, Nathan Willey and his wife, purchased property to build a corn mill on. At that time, this was a booming industry! The mill was operable for many years and with 16 different owners, until 1963 when it was sold to the Delaware Board of Game and Fish Commissioners. In 1980 the Delaware Nature Society jumped on board with the now Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, to help sponsor and support this precious gemstone of a Mill and preserve it for future g ...

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    Thursday, December 29, 2016   /   by Shenae Andrus

    New Years Eve at the Beach

    You certainly do not have to drive all the way to New York City to celebrate the start of 2017! Just exchange the grumpy, cold crowds and long trip out of state, for a New Years Eve celebration right here in your own back yard. Rehoboth Beach and the surrounding towns are determined to start off the new year on the right foot, with plenty of options for you to choose from when planning your New Years bash. 

    So don't settle for sitting on the couch and watching everyone on TV have all the fun, go out and enjoy one of these local events!

    1) Dewey Beach Ball Drop- That's right, NYC ain't got nothin' on Dewey! Right on the corner of New Orleans Street and Route One, you can ring in the new year with confetti cannons, party favors, hot chocolate, music and more. Parking is free and all ages are invited. Festivities begin at 11:30pm and last through midnight!

    2) New Years Eve Anchor Drop - Give your New Years celebration a nautical twist. The Lightship Overfalls is one of t ...

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