Last weekend, Mel Tuttle, a charter member of PSMM and author of the blog, Mel’s Box of Chocolates, as well as owner of the site dedicated to the Delaware Beaches, Delaware Beach Families, hosted an overnight blogger getaway at Rehoboth Beach.
She must have ordered the weather because it was a perfect balmy spring day.
It wasn’t just the weather she ordered, though. She thought of everything – right down to the cupcakes waiting for us on our beds when we arrived (generously donated by Cake Break).
Mel arranged for us to stay at the exquisite Bellmoor Inn where some of the ladies enjoyed spa services before meeting up for a cocktail hour sponsored by Fenwick Winery and Southern Delaware Tourism.
Our fun-filled night didn’t end there, however. Next we drove to the Movies at Midway where we were treated to a private screening of Eat, Pray, Love along with a dessert tray provided by The Point Coffeehouse and wine pairings provided by Atlantic Liquors.
Needless to say, we did not go hungry!
After that, it was back to the luxurious Bellmoor for a few winks before it was time to rise and shine. Another glorious day awaited us, although it wasn’t as warm as it was the day before. I got up early and went down to the beach. I wasn’t about to miss out on that photo op!
The boardwalk was fairly deserted, except for the few dedicated runners who passed by, making me wish that I’d thought to bring my running gear. Maybe next time…
Back at The Bellmoor, everyone was enjoying a delightful breakfast in the cheery sunroom. This was not your typical stale complimentary hotel breakfast. There was a made-to-order omelet station, bacon and sausage, yogurt and granola, fresh fruit, and an array of pastries that made my mouth water just looking at them — all complimentary with an overnight stay.
After we were sufficiently stuffed, Morgan graciously gave us a tour of the exclusive 4th floor (want a special weekend away? Ask to stay in the Carolina Room. This is now officially on my 40 by 40 list!) and their guest house.
Then we did what all ladies do when they are away . . . we went SHOPPING!
Some opted to head straight to the Tanger Outlets while others of us wandered to downtown Rehoboth to take advantage of the wide variety of more unique shops available there. We made sure to stop into Browseabout and Snyder’s Candy, both contributors to our fun swag bags.
Some of the girls grabbed lunch at Nicola’s before joining the rest of the group at the outlets while others of us headed home and back to reality.
Big thanks to Mel for hosting this fabulous event and to all of the sponsors listed above as well as Aubrey and Scott at @VisitSoutDel for making this weekend possible.
Notes: All photos were taken by me. The rest are on my Delaware Beach Bloggin’ Flickr set. Participating bloggers received a complimentary night at the Bellmoor as well as discount coupons and gift bags from the sponsors.