Sunday, February 8, 2015

Valentines Ideas from the KDI Staff

 Courtesy of JPG Photography
We are so thrilled to be hosting a Valentine’s Day wedding this year at the Inn! Love is in the air and Durham is the perfect place to celebrate it. Every person has a different definition of “romantic” so I asked some of our staff members what there ideal Valentine’s date would be to get their perspectives.

Our phenomenal cook Faustine enjoys a cozy romantic evening with Chinese takeout and video games. For dessert she chose French press coffee and chocolate biscotti.

The KDI Sister Dream Team: Candis (left) and Faustine (right)!
Her sister, Candis, our housekeeper/maintenance extraordinaire is proving that the couple that learns together stays together by having her ideal Valentine’s date be a trip the Museum of Life and Science. After that, she would cook a simple but decadent meal of Spaghetti Bolognese with her valentine.

The Inn’s owner Deanna, loves a simple movie night in were her Valentine is cooking for her. She also stated that bourbon cocktails and a chocolate dessert are also two of her favorite things about Valentine’s Day.

This is a great holiday for spreading joy to all of your loved ones. What I have learned from our amazing and unique staff is that you should celebrate the day in the way that makes you most happy!

Friday, January 30, 2015

The 2015 KDI Open House

This month, we celebrated another amazing year at The King's Daughters Inn with our annual open house! Throughout this year, we have had some beautiful weddings, gourmet dinners and events that have knocked it out of the park! It is our vendors that make it possible for The King's Daughters Inn to shine. For this we offer our heartfelt thanks in doing this Open House.

We also take this opportunity to thank the wonderful people from a variety of Duke departments that use the Inn to put their guests, hold many events and share with everyone they know how much they appreciate the care and handling we offer to all their guests!

And as a special thanks, some of our vendors graciously provided spectacular hors d'oeuvres and tasty nibbles (by Durham Catering), mind-blowing cookies and to die for chocolate desserts (by Details Cake Design), stunning floral arrangements and uniquely beautiful centerpieces (crafted by Tre Bella) and linens that set our tables magnificently (by CE Rentals). And as a very special first, we had lighting in all our event spaces by Island Sound and Video. To say it totally changed the ambiance is an understatement! They have been added to our Recommended Vendors List!

And as a special thanks to everyone that attended, we had a drawing for a gift certificate for a one night stay at The King's Daughters Inn, a free event space rental, and 2 dozen cupcakes from Details Cake Design. The winners will be notified by email in the next few days!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Annual Sparkling Wine Tasting!

The Season of Love is upon us! Here at KDI we are lucky enough to be hosting one of the most romantic things possible this Valentine’s Day: A Wedding! Whether it’s a stroll through Duke Gardens or a night out at one of Durham’s many amazing restaurants, this city is a great place to spread the love!

Are you looking for something fun and romantic to do this February with your Valentine? Put some sparkle in your life! We’d love to see you at our Annual Sparkling Wine Tasting on Thursday February 12th from 5:30-7:30! The event includes five sparkling wines paired with delicious canap├ęs.  It’s a great way to kick off your Valentine’s Day celebration with a friend, relative, or significant other! Tickets are $25.00/person or $45.00/couple. Get your tickets by clicking here!