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Samantha Drake

  • Homes With Great Gardens in Sussex and New Castle Counties

    When it comes to beautiful gardens, these houses in northern and southern Delaware don’t disappoint.
  • A Historic, Storied Property in Downtown Lewes

    The eye-catching 18th-century Metcalf House is not only charming, but also in strolling distance from restaurants, shopping and the beach.
  • Behind the Scenes of Winterthur’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Episodes

    The show filmed three episodes at the Wilmington museum, which will air this month.
  • Winterthur In the 21st Century: How the Estate is Planning For the Future

    The institution is looking to attract audiences through new technology, events and ideas.
  • How “Costuming the Crown” Fulfills Winterthur's Overarching Mission

    The exhibition, which features costumes from Netflix’s award-winning “The Crown,” is a departure from the museum's focus on American history.
  • Inside Winterthur's Historical Conservation Efforts

    Henry Francis du Pont’s legacy lives on through the Wilmington museum's programs, which are aimed at training the next generation of antiquities conservationists.
  • Planning | Location, Location, Location

    Delaware brides who are looking beyond a hotel ballroom or country club for a wedding venue have a wealth of one-of-a-kind places to choose from. On the waterfront The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is hosting an increasing number of weddings, says marketing manager Mike Porch. “The sea has a certain romance to it,” he says. The […]
  • Planning | No Kidding Around

    Few wedding planning dilemmas can divide a family like the question of having kids or no kids at the ceremony and reception. If family and friends have lots of young children, there may be conflicting feelings about whether children should be included in the festivities. “It depends on who you are as people,” says Sarah […]
  • Planning | The Sky’s the Limit

    Adventurous couples looking for an out-of-the-ordinary experience for a private proposal or wedding ceremony can take to the skies in a hot air balloon for stunning bird’s-eye views. Flights typically last about an hour and contain an element of unpredictability. “Who knows where we’ll land?” says Todd Davis, owner of Delmarva Balloon Rides, based in […]
  • Tweaking Tradition

    The rules have been thrown out. You want what you want, and why not? But don’t forget everyone else. Herein, the new etiquette.