I have always been a person who likes knowledge. This weekend I had the opportunity to attend a conference that expanded my knowledge of the travel industry, my livelihood. This conference was in Baltimore. This blog is not about the conference. It is about Baltimore. This is a city that is often in the news for negative activities.
I found Baltimore to be a city of complexities. The history. The architecture. The cuisine. The beauty. If you get an opportunity to visit, stay in the Inner Harbor. It has everything you could possibly want for a vacation. I will return to learn more.
A name day is a tradition in some countries in Europe, Latin America, and Catholic and Eastern Orthodox countries in general. It consists of celebrating a day of the year that is associated with one's given name. The celebration is similar to a birthday.
The custom originated with the Christian calendar of saints: believers named after a saint would celebrate that saint's feast day, or in the Eastern Orthodox tradition, the day of a saint's death. Name days have greater resonance in the Catholic and Orthodox parts of Europe; Protestant churches practice less veneration of saints. In many countries, however, name-day celebrations no longer have connection to explicitly Christian traditions.
Onomastico celebration drink.
We are lucky enough to have both of our names on the same day. I did a bit of searching to find that tidbit.
1 1⁄2 oz Bourbon
Fill a highball glass with cracked ice.
Squeeze the lime half into the glass and drop it in.
Add the bourbon and fill with club soda.
Stir briefly to combine.
Don"t you just want to take a sip?
We tried a different venue atmosphere this month and it did not disappoint. We chose a distillery and everyone who came tried an old cocktail with a new twist. You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks but you can improve on old cocktails. Everyone who came from Slower Lower, as the southern half of Delaware is known, had a great time of meeting friends, networking and laughing. As you can see from the photo, this woman wanted me to save her a vendor table. You will enjoy her business showcase at our June event.
Have a Fabulous June.
One of the events I enjoy about Italy is the evening stroll. It is called a passeggiata. It is often to a gelato shop. This evening, I walked across this bridge in anticipation of what I would find.
This is what I found. What a delight!
I Italy, they drink beer with their pizza. The wine was mine. When yOu are in a country that makes good wine, why resist? 😁
As we recap for the month of March, the most memorable was the launch of the Delaware Housewives in the City chapter.
The guests were fun, the vendors were a great team to work with and the venue had a lively atmosphere. There was Laughter, Sipping and Shopping.
I want to introduce you to the vendors. If you are interested in anything that you see, contact them. They would love to hear from you.
Kozy Acres, LLC is a family owned and operated Christmas tree farm and Apiary (honey bee farm). Our mission and values are one in the same...To provide a great, affordable family experience. The unusual combination of operating a Christmas tree farm and honey bee farm allows us the ability to provide our customers with a year-round experience. Regardless of the season, we are available for our customers.
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They are full service agents covering both New Castle and Sussex Counties. Julie bring nearly 30 years of customer service experience to this position and specializes in residential real estate sales. She works hard for people to help them with all of their Real Estate needs.
Bbc Tavern and Grill
4019 Kennett Pike, Greenville, Delaware
Call (302) 655-3785
The BBC Tavern and Grill is a hip, casual, yet upscale tavern and grill in the heart of Delaware's chateau country. We have a fun and eclectic menu with all of your favorites that you would expect to find in a traditional tavern and grill.
Photography by Lauren Temple
I'm new to Delaware and I do not have children. The battle cry I have been hearing as mother's are preparing to have their children home for 10 weeks is, " Where do you send your children to camp?" At first I thought this was a bit early but I started research and really, it is not. These are just the camps I see that are viable. They already have the children registered of mothers who know what happens when their child is home with nothing to do.
Each year, Delaware State Parks offers over 130 different camps, ranging from 1- or 2-day mini-camps to week-long outdoor experiences.
Cancellations and/or requests to reschedule must be received 30 days before the start of camp and will be subject to a $30 administrative fee. There will be no refunds or rescheduling within 30 days of the start of camp. Please refer to the registration packet for other information and policies.For the Brandywine Zoo’s payment and cancellation policies, please call (302) 571-7850.
Delaware State Parks offer exciting programs for families and individuals. Enjoy crafts, learn about Delaware's Heritage or explore the parks' natural wonders. Our program page lets you search by park or by keyword.
Find public programs.
School Group Programs
We provide quality learning experiences about nature, science, history and more for students of all ages, in our parks or at your site.
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Delaware State Parks offer badge programs, volunteer projects and many recreation opportunities for Boy and Girl Scouts of all ages.
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Summer Camps and School Break Day Camps
Half-day camps for four- to six-year-olds with various nature themes are offered in summer, as well as full-day camps for six- to seventeen-year-olds. Many camps offer before and after care. Summer camp information is posted in January. Single- or multi-day school break camps keep kids interested, active and learning when school is closed during the school year.
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There are a lot to choose from. Make your choice wisely. Our children are our future.
As in new transplant I am discovering Delaware and there is a lot I need to learn. One of the things I love to do is find restaurants.
Here are a few that I have discovered recently. Homegrown, Painted Stave, Jessop's, Bbc Tavern and Grill, North Quarter Creole. Hopefully, you will be discovering them also at one of our events.
Colorful eatery with vegetarian-friendly meals features local art on the walls & regular live music.
Address: 126 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711
Painted Stave Distilling
Distilling crafts premium spirits in small batches by utilizing only the best ingredients sourced from regional farms, and by blending traditions of the past with today's creativity and state-of-the-art technology. Painted Stave is housed in a 1940s era movie theater making it quite unique with a fun atmosphere.
Address: 106 W Commerce St, Smyrna, DE 19977
Bbc Tavern and Grill
Sophisticated sports bar with eclectic food, a wide beer selection & 19th-century wooden pew seats.
Located in: Greenville Crossing Shopping Center
Address: 4019 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807
Casual pub in a circa-1724 building with Colonial fare features servers in period costumes.
Address: 114 Delaware St, New Castle, DE 19720
North Quarter Creole
Food brings people together, and they claim their's is the best in town. Wide selection of whiskeys. Fun bar atmosphere both upstairs and down.
Address: 837 N Union St, Wilmington, DE 19805
I personally had a good time discovering these restaurants. I hope you also give them a try and tell me your opinion.
Great things are on the way! Stay tuned!
My name is Dianne. I am a Naturopath, an author and a Travel Consultant with an entrepreneurial spirit. I am my own biggest client. I love to travel, meet new people and learn other cultures.