Celebrate warmer days with a fun spring weekend of food, wine and fashion events
It’s time to call your girlfriends, freshen up your spring wardrobe and head to Cape May, N.J. for a weekend of food, fashions and fun during Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend, Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). Take your pick from activities designed for quality time with your friends. Join the Friends of the Physick Estate for a light afternoon tea and enjoy a hat-making demonstration courtesy of Cape Winds Florist during Hats Off to the Ladies! on Friday, April 17 at 3 p.m. at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St.
Join in a lively round of “Who said that?” focusing on famous women, or fill in the blank with sayings related to hats. Hats required! Cutest, biggest, most outrageous, hand-made or store-bought…all will be acknowledged! Admission $36 for non-Friends and $30 for Friends.
On Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m. at The Blue Rose Inn, 653 Washington St., join the Chocolate Lovers’ Feast, a bounty for chocolate fanatics, with nine plated courses of irresistible chocolate desserts. Hear how each was created, directly from the chef who prepared it. A chocolate dipping fountain is included. Admission is $35.
Who heard of playing bingo during breakfast? You will, at the Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., and you’ll be treated to a fashion show, too, during Brunch, Bingo & Lace, Sunday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m. Compete for prizes over brunch at Aleathea’s Restaurant and enjoy fashions courtesy of the lovely ladies at Cape May’s Lace Silhouettes and the Cotton Company. Admission is $25.
Topping off the weekend is Bustles to Bras, Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at the historic Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St. Fashion and history lovers willdelight in this richly illustrated slide presentation by Grand Oak Plantation, with light refreshments, featuring the most outrageous silhouettes in women’s fashion history. Learn about the social, historical, and structural underpinnings of clothing through the ages, with vintage examples. Admission is $25. Some weekend events are limited and reservations are required.
The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278. For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at 609-884-5508.