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November 2015 Events in the Golden Isles

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Bringing Lincoln to Life: A Lecture by Richard Brookhiser: Wednesday, Nov 4th, 6:00pm at The A.W. Jones Heritage Center, $25 per person. The Society will host journalist, biographer and historian Richard Brookhiser. Mr. Brookhiser, a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, is widely known for a series of biographies of America’s founders, including George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. He has also written and hosted documentary films about Washington and Hamilton for PBS. Mr. Brookhiser will discuss his most recent book, Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. To register, visit saintsimonslighthouse.org, or call 912-634-7090.

The Canvas of History: Thursday, Nov 5th, 6:00pm at The A.W. Jones Heritage Center. Famed artist Steve Penley, well-known for his vibrant paintings of our founding fathers, will be putting the finishing touches on an original painting of the Historic Coast Guard Station at East Beach, the Society’s current project. The painting will be raffled to raise funds to purchase an artifact for the future World War II Museum. Raffle tickets are $50 each, and only 300 will be sold. The drawing will be held on November 5, and you do not need to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased in the Museum Store, or call 912-634-7090 for more information.

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, November 6th- Take a stroll down Newcastle Street & Gloucester Street in downtown Brunswick and visit the shops, restaurants and galleries that call the port city home. There will be live music from local musicians, restaurant specials and art openings.

Historic Fun Community Appreciation Day: Saturday, November 7th, 10am-5pm at the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum- The museum doors will open to the community free of charge and they will provide a festival of events during the day, including themed docent-led tours, educational crafts and activities for children and families, performances by local groups celebrating coastal Georgia history and historic lawn games. For more information, please call Sandy Jensen at 912-634-7093.

St. Simons Island Antique Show: Saturday & Sunday, November 7th & 8th in Postell Park on St. Simons Island- Antique dealers from across the Southeast will be under the oaks in Postell Park by the Pier. Admission and parking are free! The festival will be open from 9am to 5pm.

The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island:  November 14th from 9am-2pm in the parking lot of the Market at Sea Island- This event is now held on the second Saturday of each month, features a variety of fresh produce, artisan products, vendors, live music, and food samples.

Second Sunday: November 8 12pm-5pm- This popular family-friendly music event will take place under the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick. Each month, the proceeds from Second Sunday benefit a variety of select local charitable organizations. Hundreds of music fans, families, friends – locals and visitors alike – who converge on the park armed with lawn chairs, blankets and coolers, enjoy listening to the live music. Raffle tickets are sold for door prizes contributed by area businesses. Kids can play in the inflatable bounce house and slides. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled community event! Click here for details.

Jazz Vespers: Sunday, November 8th, 7:00pm at Frederica Presbyterian Church Presents John Lumpkin and the Covenant Jazz Vespers on Sunday, November 8th at 7:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. There will be fellowship accompanied by coffee and dessert.

150 Delamotte Road,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

The McGladrey (RSM) Classic: Nov 16th-22nd. The McGladrey Classic is a PGA TOUR event played on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation which was established by PGA TOUR pro golfer Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. In just its first four years, The McGladrey Classic has raised more than 1.8 million dollars for children and family charities.

The McGladrey Classic is named for title sponsor McGladrey and will be changing to The RSM Classic just in time for the event. The domestic entity, McGladrey, has adopted the name of its international brand, RSM, as of October 2015 thus prompting the renaming of this PGA event.

Mistletoe Market: Friday Nov 20th to Sunday Nov 22nd. Join for this festive kick-off to the holiday season on the Georgia Coast! 70 talented artists and crafters with the perfect gift for everyone on your list will be featured, along with wonderful wreaths, holiday entertainment, children’s activities, and more.

Hours:
Friday, November 20 (5:00pm – 8:00pm)
Saturday, November 21 (10:00am – 8:00pm)
Sunday, November 22 (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Join Joe Willie and Robbie Sue from 104.1 The Wave Radio as they start off the weekend with a bang! Santa arrives at 6:00pm and will be available for pictures until 8:00pm.

Saturday morning begins with a holiday pet parade at 9:30am.  Register your dog and be part of the fun, or come and watch the antics as the animals and owners parade through the Park! “Fun” awards will be given in several categories.

You don’t want to miss the FREE concert by Michael Hulett on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00pm.  Come and listen to your favorite tunes, including Michael’s special performance of various Christmas numbers!

For more information on this year’s festivities, please email: festivals@glynnart.org or click here.

529 Beachview Drive,
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

The McGladrey Classic Martina McBride Concert– Saturday, Nov 21st at 7pm. Come see music superstar Martina McBride in the Golden Isles perform live at The McGladrey Classic, an Official PGA TOUR Event, sponsored by McGladrey LLP, the leading U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market.

To date, Martina McBride has had 20 top-10 hits, six No. 1 smashes and has sold 18 million albums. She released “Everlasting”, her twelfth studio album, last year. The Country Music Association has named her its Female Vocalist of the Year four times. The Academy of Country Music has presented her with its Top Female honor three times. The Recording Academy has nominated her for 14 Grammy Awards. See more here.

The concert, presented by Southeast Georgia Health System, will take place on Saturday, November 21 at 7 p.m. at McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport.

Two ticket options are available. A Saturday golf/concert combination ticket is available for $70, and a concert only ticket is available for $45. Tickets are limited and can be purchased here.

 

 

A Complete Guide to Thanksgiving 2015

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Thanksgiving Buffet on St. Simons Island

Celebrate Thanksgiving at The King and Prince

The holiday season is approaching quickly. Very quickly. In the grocery store last night, we noticed most of the magazine covers in the checkout lines are full of beautifully photographed dishes that are all screaming, “Thanksgiving is here, what are you making?”

Let’s be real. A lot of us have jobs; jobs that will require our attention the days leading up to Thanksgiving Thursday. On top of our regular busyness, not all of us are mini-Martha Stewarts. In fact, there are multiple sites dedicated to Pinterest fails for this exact reason. No one needs to spend 72 hours in countdown chaos worrying about every last detail. Is the turkey defrosted? Will my dressing taste just like my mom’s? Or will it be too dry? Will Aunt Edith remember to make the pie this time? Thanksgiving is about coming together with loved ones and giving thanks. Thanks for the family we have. Thanks for the friends in our lives. Thanks for all of the great things happening to us, around us, and for us. It’s a magical time when we come together to spend time, bond, love, and laugh. This year let us help you do just that.

It’s not a trick. You can have an amazing meal. With all of your family. Stress-free. Well…mostly stress-free, depending on how CrAzY your Crazy Uncle is. While keeping your kitchen clean. All you have to do is choose to celebrate it with us. We will happily set the table, cook the turkey, and clean all of the dishes so that you can relax and catch up instead of hanging out in the hot kitchen.

Here are the details for our Thanksgiving Buffet this year:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26th, 2015
11am – 7pm (brunch items available until 3pm)
Adults $59; Children ages 5-12 $24; Children 4 and under no charge
Prices include Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, and Iced Tea

CHEF-ATTENDED STATIONS & DISPLAYS 
Turkey Carving Station
Crab Cake Station
Whole Roasted, Stuffed Salmon Station
Brown Butter Sautéed Bay Scallop & Grit Station
Omelet & Egg Station
Belgian Waffle Station
Seafood Platter
Fruit & Cheese Platter

MAINS 
Southern Fried Chicken
Braised Short Ribs with Tomato Farro
Southern Chicken Salad in Profiteroles
Lobster Bisque
Vegetable Noodle Soup
Bananas Foster French Toast

SIDE DISHES 
Sweet Potato Pie
Carrots & Peas
Turkey Stuffing
House Cranberry Sauce
Green Beans, Slivered Almonds, & Pimentos
Creamed Spinach
Sweet Corn
Yukon Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

DESSERTS 
Chocolate Cream Pie
Fruity Pebble Marshmallow Cookies
Pumpkin Pie with Pumpkin Ganache
Pecan Pie Tartlets
Apple Bread Pudding

*For anyone interested in ECHO’s menu, a limited version will be available in the bar area.

We look forward to serving you and your family. All you need to do is call 912-268-5967 to make your reservations. We do suggest calling sooner rather than later since there are other families just like yours that have already called to reserve seats at the table. Happy Holidays from The King and Prince Family, we look forward to spending them with you and yours soon.

 

SPIRITual Brunch- A Food & Spirits Festival Event

Monday, October 19th, 2015

The Annual St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival is a well-planned series of events aimed at raising money for the community’s non-profit Hospice of the Golden Isles while also highlighting almost every aspect of food. This year, the 5 day festival wrapped up with the SPIRITual Sunday Brunch at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort and a top notch menu planned by Chef de Cuisine of ECHO, James Flack.

The five course meal was serenaded by Owen Plant, a local musician, and accompanied with Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers courtesy of Vixen Vodka, Fruitland Augusta, and Bloody Amazing. The beautiful centerpieces for each table were created by The Vine Garden Market located in nearby Redfern Village.

Welcome to the Spiritual Brunch at The King and Prince Resort

Welcome to the Spiritual Brunch at The King and Prince Resort

Centerpieces from The Vine Garden Market

Courtesy of The Vine

Fruitland Augusta Vodka

Courtesy of Fruitland Augusta Vodka

St. Simons Island Brunch

2015 Brunch Menu

Georgia She Crab Bisque, Bacon Cheddar Biscuit

Georgia She Crab Bisque, Bacon Cheddar Biscuit

Confit Pork Belly, Frisee, Jalapeno Corn Muffin, Fried Quail Egg, Apple Butter

Confit Pork Belly, Frisee, Jalapeno Corn Muffin, Fried Quail Egg, Apple Butter

Fall Arugula Salad, Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

Fall Arugula Salad, Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

Braised Waygu Short Ribs, Sweet Potato Dauphines, Sweet Peas, Carrots, Green Beans

Braised Waygu Short Ribs, Sweet Potato Dauphines, Sweet Peas, Carrots, Green Beans

Georgia Peach & Pecan Tart, Cinnamon Whip Cream

Georgia Peach & Pecan Tart, Cinnamon Whip Cream

Vixen Vodka and Bloody Amazing

Courtesy of Vixen Vodka and Bloody Amazing

The Vine Garden Market on St. Simons Island

Courtesy of The Vine

Owen Plant, St. Simons Island musician

Owen Plant, local musician

 

Labor Day Weekend at the King and Prince 2015

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Labor Day celebrations to many may mean that summer is officially over, but here we are still enjoying the great weather. Around the resort, we had 3 days of gorgeous weather and lots of fun. There were biplane tours, boating, paddle boarding, and more!

Tons of people took to the beach and the pools on St. Simons Island, GA. The holiday weekend was packed with sunshine, splashes, football, good eats, and live music. ECHO had music on both Friday & Saturday nights; Robby & Felix rocked out Friday and Michael Johnson took his turn Saturday. King and Prince guests also got to enjoy classic summer favorites thanks to Joey Thigpen playing live on the pool deck Saturday afternoon.

Labor Day Weekend Saturday also kicked off college football, which is big in these parts, and brought back ECHO’s Game Day menu. Three delicious dishes perfect for football Saturdays & Sundays. There’s the Georgia Dawg Burger- delicious mushrooms, pickled peppers & Swiss cheese. Our version of the Canadian dish, Poutine- our truffle fries topped with chorizo sausage and cheese (every bit as good as you are thinking). And lastly, the Gator Nachos. Yes, nachos topped with gator meat. They’re all delicious and perfect for your game day munchies!Labor Day on St. Simons Island

Football Menu at ECHO Restaurant

Elegant Island Living “Best Of” List 2015

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Elegant Island Living Best Of issue

Local island magazine, Elegant Island Living has published their “Best Of” issue for 2015 and we are happy to be named with the best of the best! The publication’s faithful readers have named us “Best Of” in the following categories:

Best Hotel: The King and Prince Resort

Best View From A Restaurant: ECHO St. Simons

Best Restaurant With A Beach Vibe: ECHO St. Simons

Best Golf Course: The King and Prince Golf Course

Best Massage: Nancy Champagne (Royal Treatment Cottage)

We would like to thank all of our guests and restaurant patrons. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you. We look forward to many more wonderful years on St. Simons Island!

5 Unique Wedding Registries

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Top Wedding RegistriesWhen we think of wedding registries, we often think about the usual places like Macy’s, Target, Bloomingdales and Bed Bath & Beyond. But what about expanding your horizons and registering for not just household items but also experiences, art or even to help others? Here are our top 5 picks for unique wedding registries that you will want to check out!

Add some culture & art with a registry through The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. You’ll be able to register for beautiful reprints from your favorite artists as well as unique lamps, stunning vases, tea kettles, flatware, candles and more! You’ll be able to add items from artists like Keith Haring, Frank Lloyd Wright and Henri Matisse.

Simplify your life with a registry from Zola. Through their site you can register for housewares, honeymoons and lots of other fun things to  make your new life together a great adventure! It is a one stop shop which will make things much easier for not only you, but your wedding guests too!

Support small businesses with an Etsy registry. You’ll be able to decorate your house with some uniquely beautiful items like this abstract painting or a custom family name sign.

Say “I do” to giving to your favorite charities with The I Do Foundation. For those couples that want to help others when they get married, this registry allows you to choose your favorite charities for your friends and family to donate to in lieu of giving gifts to you. Your guests can learn about the charity, their mission statement, how they help others and even their financials so they know that their gift is going to a legitimate cause.

You can’t go wrong with a registry from Amazon! Tried and true, Amazon remains one of America’s favorite ways to shop! You can find (and register for) pretty much anything under the sun and it can be shipped to their door….or yours! Can’t find what you are looking for? Did you know that you can add items from other websites to your Amazon registry?

For more wedding tips or to learn about oceanfront weddings at our resort, visit our website!

The ABC’s of St. Simons Island, Part 5

Friday, June 12th, 2015

 

St. Simons Island has so much to offer and we want to share it with you! This is the final installment in our popular “ABC’s of St. Simons Island” blog series. Click the links to view The ABC’s of St. Simons Island Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4.

W. Whimsical– There is no place like St. Simons Island. Residents and visitors will tell you this time, and time again. The Tree Spirits on the moss-draped oaks and the island’s love for the arts are just a few of the ways the island will show you it’s whimsical side.

X. RelaX–  Ok, so we know it doesn’t start with the letter “X” but who can deny the feeling of relaxation that you get as soon as you step foot onto the island? Hit the beach, pull up a chair and listen to the waves lapping at the shore. Need some more R&R? Head over to The Royal Treatment Cottage for a massage!

Y. Youth– Whether you are  young, or young at heart, St. Simons Island will bring out your younger side. Get back to the basics, turn off your electronics and take a bike ride past coastal creeks, try your hand at crabbing by the pier or try skim-boarding.

Z. Zoom!– Zoom and zip your way around the island in your own (rented)  golf cart. It is the best way to see and experience our coastal town. High Tide Carts offers 4 and 6 passenger carts for rent from 1 hour up to 7 days!

We hope that you have enjoyed reading about the ABC’s of St. Simons Island as much as we have enjoyed writing about it. To find out more about the island, hotels and activities, visit our website.

Celebrating Five Years of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

 

We are pleased to announce that we have been added to TripAdvisor’s 2015 “Hall of Fame” for receiving the “Certificate of Excellence” five years in a row. TripAdvisor awards this certificate to properties who consistently receive excellent ratings from their members. We would like to thank all of our guests who have reviewed our property and given us feedback.

To plan your getaway to The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, visit our website!

Pre-Order Your Copy of “The Princess and the Crab” Today!

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Princess and the crab

 

Commissioned by the Resort’s owners for their children, “The Princess and the Crab” is a wonderful memento for your family and friends.

A delightfully inspired re-imagining of the beloved princess-and-the-frog fable (with a lovable, wise crab as the co-star), the book is wonderful, whimsical and wise. While the tale is fun, author Grace Gore Sturdivant’s use of historical island sites in the unfolding story brings learning to the book’s magic and meaning. Adding to the appeal are its delightful illustrations by ED Hose of St. Simons Island.

This children’s book includes 48 pages of delight, weaving The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, our coast, and St. Simons Island’s history into the narrative.

Place your order today and you will receive an email upon the books arrival at the resort and prior to shipping to you. The book is $20 per copy and can be purchased by visiting the resort’s online gift shop.

The ABC’s of St. Simons Island, Part 3

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Stand Up Paddle Boarding St. Simons Island

M. Mildred Huie Museum– Mildred Nix Huie was an impressionist painter who made St. Simons Island her home in the 1960’s. Along with fellow artists, they founded the Left Bank Art Gallery which began a tradition of sharing a love of the arts with the Golden Isles community. Today, you can visit her original studio, the Mediterranean house and view many of her original works.

N. Nature– St. Simons island is known for it’s love of nature and the abundance of animals and birds living on the island. Because of it’s location the island is a prime spot for bird watching. You can often glimpse rare birds that are not native to the area but are passing through during their migration. The island is also home to deer, alligators and many species of fish. You can also spot dolphins and North Atlantic right whales close to the shore!

O. One of A Kind– Anyone who has visited the island and all of the locals will tell you that St. Simons Island is truly one of a kind. The natural beauty and the friendliness of everyone you meet combined with great shopping, many golf courses, outdoor activities, delicious dining options and pristine beaches creates the perfect island for everyone!

P. Paddleboarding– A favorite island sport, you’ll see paddle boarders out on the water nearly every day! Due to the small waves off of our shores, our location makes for an excellent paddleboarding experience. If you are looking for something unique, we recommend nighttime paddleboarding!

Q. Quaint Village– The heart of St. Simons Island is the pier village. Located just a mile from The King and Prince Resort, you will find a waterfront park, mini golf, many shops and restaurants and a pier for fishing, crabbing and people watching. The laid back and friendly feel of the village makes it the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Be sure to stay for sunset and watch the spectacular colors reflecting off of the water!

Click to view The ABC’s of St. Simons Island part 1 and part 2.