Friday, May 20, 2011

Apron Nation Pt. 2

Not only is this featuring a very cute apron, but it is a photo of our very cute innkeeper! Deanna, one of our hard working innkeepers, is seen in an apron on most mornings. She is our brave early riser. Waking up at 5:30 AM to prep and cook a delicious breakfast for our guests is quite the task, but to brighten the mood she chooses a different apron every morning to change things up! (A little innkeeper insider info...she always tries to match her apron to the shirt she is wearing that day). Luckily, she gets some down time in the evenings and loves to settle down in one of our new, plush rocking chairs (seen above) that looks over gorgeous East Campus at Duke University.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Apron Nation

Each staff member at the Inn has their own role, but as a team we always help out when other chores around the Inn need to be completed. As it so happens, the kitchen is the #1 spot everyone finds themselves during an event, a crazy 40+ breakfast or just making sure that cocktails are served that evening.

In turn, we wear
alot of aprons. Not only is the 50's vintage style apron very popular right now, but they are quite functional as well! This week, we will be showcasing our staff in their favorite aprons.

Above you see Miss Judy sporting one of the BEST aprons we have at the Inn: The Rooster.

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Quick Week Round Up!

Photo by Les Todd of Duke Photography

We have been EXTREMELY busy here at the Inn this week!

From University of North Carolina's graduation last weekend (Congrats Grads) to our staff game night to our latest and greatest scone creation (vanilla chocolate chip!), we are coming up on another weekend of Duke University family and friends that have come from all over to celebrate their graduates. If you have never seen Duke's Graduation, the prestigious university puts on quite a show. From guest speeches from Oprah Winfrey (in 2009) to building replicas of the Duke Towers (as seen in the photo above), it is quite a party! The King's Daughters Inn is so pleased have the opportunity to be a part of the festivities! We plan to serve them full and hearty breakfast to get their day going and make sure their beds are ready to fall into at the end of the evening. Congratulations to all graduates! As the wise Dr. Seuss writes "Oh, the places you'll go!".

Next up: Weddings!! Stay tuned for some of the gorgeous photography we have received from a few of our April weddings.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sizzlin' Summer Events

As DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince once pointed out, "summer, summer, summertime
time to sit back and unwind." Here at the Inn, we could not agree more. And that is exactly why we are rolling out with our fantastic summer events!

Throughout our intense brainstorming session over Dame's Chicken & Waffles, we had big bright ideas from waterslides to bake offs to yoga sessions. While these may come into play in the future, our theme (and a recurrent theme at the Inn in general) for the summer is good food & drink. To register for any of these events, go to Our Website. So without further ado, here is the line up:

Cocktail Making & Tasting

Sunday, June 19th

2-4 PM

$25.00/person or $40.00/couple

Have plans for Father’s Day? Want a great date for a Sunday afternoon? Need a new Durham adventure? Search no further! On June 19th, join The King’s Daughters Inn resident mixologist for a specialty cocktail tasting. From homemade Limoncello to barrel aged Manhattans, our handcrafted beverages will be a treat for any cocktail connoisseur. If you’re lucky, we may even share a recipe or two! Enjoy five of our house favorites and chow down on some of our grub as well. Cheers!

“I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream” Social

Saturday, July 24th

1 - 3 PM


Cool off in the heat of July with the King’s Daughters Inn! We have been inspired by all the fantastic ice cream, frozen yogurt and popsicle shops in the area so we decided to throw our own sweet treat event. Bring the whole family and enjoy some of our homemade sorbet and ice cream treats with all the toppings. During the month of July, we will be taking suggestions via Facebook for creative and fun flavors for the event .

Don’t miss this event…Pretty please with a cherry on top!

ICED Tea Please!

Sunday, August 24th

2 – 4 PM


It seems like no one wants to do anything in the sweltering heat of August, but The King’s Daughters Inn knows a perfect way to relax and chill out. Sit in our lovely dining room and sip on your choice of freshly brewed iced teas. Some of our options will be delicious Blueberry Tisane or Peach tea. We will pair that with some of our famous baked goods to top off the fancy affair!