Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cris & Beth

Images provided by Justin Cook Photography

The wedding weekend of October 15th & 16th was one of our favorite events to date. On a warm autumn Saturday afternoon, family and friends of Cris and Beth came together in Durham, NC to celebrate their union. Following their heartfelt ceremony at First Presbyterian Church, the guests congregated on the first floor of the Inn to eat, drink and be married! Thanks to the perfect coordination by Grace Leisure Events, the weekend ran smoothly and the design was sophisticated and stunning. Tre Bella Flowers incorporated the velvety reds, warm yellows and deep oranges of Fall into the bouquets and arrangements at the Inn. Guests noshed on the delicious passed dinner courses that were created by the talented Durham Catering Company while Locopops and Daisy Cakes provided the sweet to compliment the savory.The bluegrass band, The Steep Canyon Rangers (coming to DPAC on May 21st!), got the crowd on their feet in the Parlor. Moving the parlor's sofa and arm chairs, an impromptu dance floor was created and the guests could not stop dancing! When the band wrapped up, everyone migrated to Brodie Duke Hall which doubled as the hospitality suite and karaoke lounge for the weekend. Many of the overnight guests stayed up until the wee hours of the morning singing and laughing!

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Triangle Restaurant Week

Preparing breakfast every morning for our guests is one of our favorite parts of running the Inn. We emphasize local produce, cheeses, and meats, and are always evolving new and creative dishes based on what is in season! Recent favorites include a blueberry goat cheese-stuffed French toast and a breakfast burrito (cheesy hashbrowns, eggs, sautéed local veggies, bacon, and fresh mango peach salsa).

It is obvious that we have a passion for breakfast, but we don't discriminate against lunch or dinner! We are lucky to be in one of the South's food meccas. There are 39 restaurants located within a half mile of the Inn. From January 24th-30th, we encourage all locals and out of town guests to attend the Triangle Restaurant Week! An array of delicious restaurants will participate in the cuisine extravaganza. During the week, the participants will offer a $15.00 lunch special and $20.00 or $30.00 dinner special (both three courses!). We plan to dine at some of our favorite restaurants next week including Four Square, Piedmont, Pop's and Watts Grocery!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Wedding Planning Event

During your wedding planning process, there are so many details that must be discussed. Among the top of the list are the dress, the flowers, the coordinator, the cake, the photography and the venue!

On January 19
th, The King's Daughters Inn is hosting a fantastic event, "Ask The Experts".
The "best of the best" vendors in the Triangle have come together to participate in an informal and intimate discussion in our parlor (see left for the parlor's ceremony set up). These experts will be available to answer your specific questions and help guide you through your planning. Private tours of the Inn, sampling of Sweet Memories desserts and a raffle drawing of prizes from each vendor will be given away!

Your Experts:

Send in your questions ahead of time! If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Barbara Clark @ An Elegant Affair: [email protected] to register or call 919.847.6546

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

February Fun!

The King's Daughters Inn staff is a wonderful group of people. Some married, some dating and some completely and happily single. As we inch our way to February, we want to include everyone in our Valentine's Day activities (no matter what your relationship status is on Facebook!). Take a gander at our packages for a few ideas for next month! Stay tuned for our next blog post to hear more about our upcoming February Champagne, Port and Chocolate Affair.

Valentine’s Vanished.

Want to forget about cupid for the month of February? Gather your single girlfriends for a rejuvenating day or two by reserving one of our beautiful suites. Indulge in a day of fun with Durham’s many wonderful lunch options and then wonder over to shop for a present to yourself at some of Durham’s hot new boutiques such as Magpie, Vert & Vogue and Uniquities! When you head back to the room, our staff will arrange an in-room massage or appointments for manicures and pedicures at the luxurious Posh Salon. Our suite provides wonderful bath products and includes all the amenities (including sparkling wine) you and your girl friends will need to get ready for a fabulous night out on the town! Our staff will make reservations at one of the many gourmet restaurants in the area and order a limo or town car for transportation. We promise Beyonce’s Single Ladies is banished from the Inn for the month of February!

The Valentine’s Vanished package begins at $250.00 and includes (1) night in a suite and a personal concierge service to arrange your perfect getaway. Additional services and items may be added to the Valentine’s Vanished package.

Falling In Love in February.

Looking for the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? Take advantage of our Falling In Love in February package. Whether you are a local or looking for a place far away, the King’s Daughters Inn is the perfect romantic getaway. Our staff will create a perfect ambiance for your retreat. A bouquet of fresh flowers will greet you and your beloved in your luxurious accommodation. Once you are settled, a chilled bottle of sparkling wine or cider with a tray of chocolate covered strawberries will be delivered to your door. After a toast, our in house massage therapist will be happy to give in-room massages. Before dinner, draw a luxurious bath topped off with a full sized bottle of King’s Daughters Inn signature bubble bath. Later that evening, our staff will arrange dinner reservations and a town car to take you to your restaurant of choice.

The Falling In Love in February package begins at $510.00 and includes (1) night in a suite, (1) floral arrangement, (1) bottle of sparkling wine or cider, (1) tray of chocolate covered strawberries or cheese plate, (2) in-room massages, (1) full sized bottle of KDI’s signature bubble bath and dinner reservation & town car arrangements. Additional services and items may be added to the Falling In Love in February package.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

We Bleed Blue!

The King's Daughters Inn staff will be at Cameron Indoor Stadium tomorrow evening for the Duke vs. Maryland Men's Basketball! Our table will be set up near the new Duke Basketball Museum & Hall of Fame. Fans will have a chance to win a luxury night stay. We look forward to meeting fans and cheering on the Blue Devils!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Another Day, Another Open House!

The King's Daughters Inn is located in the heart of Durham's Trinity Park and across from Duke University's East Campus. With our close proximity to the university, we have many Duke supporters. On Thursday evening, we hosted another open house for our Duke University patrons and their colleagues.

It was another successful evening with delicious cuisine provided by Mark Day Catering and Mark Day To Go. The desserts from Sweet Memories were a huge hit. Our favorite is the raspberry parfaits (see left)! Many Duke employees were able to tour the Inn and learn more about our special rates. Thank you all who were able to attend!

Are you a Duke University employee? If you would like to be added to our Open House list, please e-mail: [email protected].

Have A Wonderful Weekend!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Event & Wedding Industry Open House

Here at the King's Daughters Inn, we love a good party. Today is no exception! Our staff is busy setting up for our event & wedding industry open house this afternoon. This semi annual event is a wonderful affair for the area's event industry to network and learn more about the Inn and other vendors.

For this evening, we have been outfitted by our new in house linens (chocolate brown, royal blue and ivory) and our favorite three sisters, Tre Bella Flowers, have created gorgeous centerpieces to make the dining room look elegant. We have chosen beverages from the Inn's wine selection to pair with scrumptious hors d'oeuvres served by We Cook For You Catering. To top it all off, desserts will be served by Sweet Memories Bakery and Candyland Buffet.

We are looking forward to throwing a party for all the party people! Thank you to all of our vendors that made our open house possible!

Are you in the event industry? E-mail us at [email protected] to be added to our open house list!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year, New Blog!

Thanks to our faithful supporters and patrons, 2010 was an incredible year for the King’s Daughters Inn. As we grow and prosper, our staff would like to share the new and exciting (or wacky and crazy) events and adventures that are happening at our Inn. From a delicious new cookie we created over the holidays (Nutella and Oatmeal) to a New Year’s Eve wedding to a Wine and Prodigal Farm Goat Cheese Tasting on a lovely Sunday afternoon, there is never a dull moment here in our humble Trinity Park location.

The King’s Daughters Inn is looking forward to starting off the New Year with a lot of hard work, but not to worry we will have fun as well! For 2011, we want our loyal readers to have some fun. We are offering a deal! Book before January 31st, 2011 for a stay in 2011 in any of our intimate or deluxe rooms and pay only $211.00!* You will also enjoy a bottle of champagne or sparkling cider in your room and chocolate covered strawberries. As always each night at the inn includes a fully cooked gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea, nightly turn down service with port and decadent gourmet chocolates.

*Good for one reservation and can not be combined with any other discounts or packages.

Pay only $120 more for a second evening!