Downtown DeLand was taken over last night by Wine, Women and Chocolate. The once-a-month event was centered on the theme "Nautical, Ahoy Matey."

Participants, with their passports in hand, sailed off into partnering Downtown retail shops seeking hidden wine bottles. Retailers stamped their passports while the women sipped wine, ate chocolates and shopped.  Retailers and participants closed the night out at The Table for an after-party with food and prizes.

The event, hosted by MainStreet DeLand, is held the second Wednesday of each month.

Next month's theme, "Like, the '80s," is sure to bring out iconic hair, costumes and memories. More information can be found on the Wine, Women and Chocolate Facebook event page: