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Loving Rehoboth Beach Like a Local

By Nicole Irvin, in Uncategorized

What goes best with sunshine and ice cream? Rehoboth Beach, of course! Whether it’s your first trip or your 100th trip to the vibrant beach town, you’re sure to uncover a new favorite spot. As a local, I’m constantly fielding questions about the best go-to spots in Rehoboth, and I have to tell you, it’s tough picking favorites!

The beach speaks for itself, with the iconic boardwalk and host of classic eateries just steps from the sand. When I need to grab a bite but don’t want to stray too far from my beach towel, I head to Louie’s Pizza for a slice of their famous pizza or a cheesesteak. And for an afternoon treat that is a staple of Rehoboth, you simply can’t go wrong with a bucket of Dolle’s caramel corn or some finger-licking salt water taffy – both equally delicious (for kids of all ages!). Of course I love our new home gallery at Mug & Spoon but I also love it for their locally sourced coffee. They also just so happen to serve the coolest milkshakes around and carry a selection of mugs and gifts with inspirational, beachy flair. For a fun-filled adventure, look no further than the aptly named Funland. Located right on the boardwalk, Funland is the best way to liven up a lazy beach day for your kiddos or grandkids!

One of the many reasons I love Rehoboth is because I can lie on the beach, shop ‘til I drop, and have dinner and drinks – all without ever moving my car! Need something to wear for your summer evening out? Hula Sue never disappoints with effortlessly stylish outfits and unique accessories. Quiet Storm and The Edge are both beloved surf shops of mine with clothing for men and women. And locally-owned Carlton’s makes for a memorable shopping experience with more upscale clothing that has a resort feel (think Patagonia and Tommy Bahama). I never leave Rehoboth without visiting Browseabout Books. I am a self-proclaimed book lover, and there is certainly no shortage of bestsellers and beach reads here; but I often find myself browsing through the charming collection of home décor and delightful gifts too! Bella Luna and M Squared, also located on Rehoboth Avenue, are two more of my favorite stops that always seem to have that perfect new piece for my home or specialty gift for a friend.

Once I’ve rinsed all the sand off – the true sign of a memorable beach day – I love to start my evening at Salt Air for happy hour. When your biggest decision of the day is choosing which refreshing craft cocktail to order, you know life is darn good. The PEI Mussels are a classic there, or order up the Oven Roasted Old Bay Chipotle Wings if you’re feeling adventurous (just a tad spicy!). Want to try somewhere else in town for dinner? The intimate atmosphere of Eden, combined with their fresh take on fine dining and notable wine list, has made it a go-to on my list for date night or a small dinner party with friends. Blue Moon is another favorite, as they have mastered the art of brunch and dinner, plus offer late-night entertainment! The smoked salmon Eggs Benedict is served all around at our girls’ brunches, and the entrée of choice for dinner is their Smoked Duck Breast or vegetarian dish created especially for each of our dietary preferences.

You will certainly need more than one day in this perfect little beach town to enjoy everything Rehoboth has to offer! And with its close proximity to several Schell Brothers communities, you too could enjoy the downtown buzz and breathtaking beach every day!

Want to learn more? Take a look at our new home communities by clicking the link below, or contact Sara at 302-778-9668 for all the beachy details:

http://schellbrothers.com/find-new-homes/delaware-beaches/

 

Exploring Our Local Farmers’ Markets

By Nicole Irvin, in Uncategorized

A sure (and very welcome) sign of summer is the familiar sight of a good old fashioned farmers’ market. The brightly colored veggies, the delicious breads and jams, the sweet smelling flowers…I love it all! Not only is a trip to the farmers’ market the perfect summer outing, it’s also a great way to truly shop local by way of our region’s small farms and businesses. Take a look at three of our favorites and pop by this summer for your own taste of local flavor. And for those of you in Schell communities, you’re in luck, they’re just a quick trip from your front door!

Strolling through the Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market is my favorite way to spend Tuesday lunch breaks during the summer months. Held from 11am-3pm at Grove Park in downtown Rehoboth, there is certainly no shortage of delicious food to sample while shopping, or to take home for dinner! Take Anita’s Guacamole, which boasts a savory guac with a hint of lime, as well as a mango salsa with just the perfect kick. I always sample both before deciding of course;) Or the Lavender Fields stand, where you’ll find a unique collection of lavender infused soaps, sleeping masks, and even baked goods. Yes, you heard correctly there – the lavender macaroon is delightful! I thought I had plenty of potted flowers for the summer until I came across the bright zinnias and sunflowers at Ficner’s Family Farm stand and had to grab a few for my patio. The RB Farmers’ Market website is also a terrific resource for cooking and entertaining, with recipes to try using this month’s seasonal produce!

The Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market caters to both weekend and weekday warriors, with both Saturday and Wednesday options. Their Summer Saturday Market is held 8am-noon in George H.P. Smith Park (close to downtown Lewes) and the Market at Crooked Hammock is set up across from the brewery on Wednesday mornings from 8-11am. Expect a mini-version of the Saturday Market on Wednesdays at Crooked Hammock, with a smaller sampling of local goodies. I like to pick up vegetables from Totem Farms for a fresh weeknight dinner, with a few (ok, maybe a few dozen) apple cider doughnuts from Fifer Orchards – seriously, you’ve never tasted anything like them! The Summer Saturday Market packs a bit more punch with over 30 vendors to peruse. Stop at Surf Bagel’s stand first to grab breakfast and a cup of coffee to fuel up for shopping. And for the perfect gift for out-of-town guests, hit up Backyard Jams & Jellies, also home to some pretty fantastic Mango Hot Pepper Jelly.

The Nassau Valley Vineyards Farmers’ Market is definitely my go-to for a lazy Sunday afternoon. The atmosphere is a bit more relaxed than the usual hustle and bustle of a farmers’ market and suits my Sunday vibes just right. Held from 12-3pm with over 20 vendors set up on the vineyard grounds, I particularly enjoy browsing through the stands before grabbing lunch from one of the many tasty options…paired with a glass of sangria of course! The accessible seating among the trees and live music will keep you lingering long after you’ve made your last purchase.

Further south in Bethany Beach, the Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market just kicked off it’s 12th season, and will be serving up delicious local fare until September 2nd. Held Sundays across the street from the PNC Bank on Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue, you can stock up on everything from flowers to cheese to bread. Popular vendors like Magee Farms, Bennett Orchards, Old World Breads and Well Berry Farm are typically on scene, providing everything you need for a Sunday picnic. Even better, you can stop in your favorite shops along Garfield Parkway when you’re done, or hit the boardwalk for a relaxing morning stroll.