Our Iconic Christmas Tree is Up!

December 11th, 2015

Tree decorating is one of the most rewarding things you can do during the holidays. A few dedicated hours of work and you end up with your own art installation that radiates the perfect amount of light for watching TV on the couch. Christmas lights are big part of the holiday magic, tiny little beacons of warmth that make you smile during the chill of winter.

Sure, the lights can get tangled. Sure, you have to move the stepladder every 5 seconds. Sure, sometimes you have to hunt for the bad bulb and then hunt the replacement bulbs hiding in a bag in the bottom of one of the many Christmas bins you’ve pulled down from the attic. And if you’re lucky, you remember to start on the right end of the tree so the plug ends up at the bottom before you get halfway finished.

Whether your favorite thing about it is the lights, the smell of pine, or reminiscing over your collection of ornaments, in the end it’s all worth it.

But what if your tree was 20 feet tall? What in the world would you do then?!? You’d get a crew, LOTS of lights, a cherry picker, and someone to walk around pointing out any holes. You can see the video here.

Christmas on St Simons Island, GA

Simon, our Elf on the Shelf, rode in on our tree

Setting up the Christmas Tree Stand

Setting up the tree stand and weighting it with bags of sand

Pulley System for the Christmas Tree

Attaching the pulley system to the tree

Setting up the Christmas on St Simons Island, GA

We had lots of help holding the tree in place

Lighting the Christmas on St Simons Island, GA

Lighting the tree is an all day event, only 5 feet to go

Finishing the Lights on the Christmas Tree

Finishing up lights on the tree

Decorating the Christmas Tree on St Simons Island, GA

Final placement of ornaments on the tree

The King and Prince Christmas Tree

King and Prince Resort Christmas Tree 2015

Lots of locals have been stopping by to take their photos in front of our tree, and we welcome you to do the same if you haven’t already! Lighthouse Trolley is even doing Christmas Light Tours around St. Simons Island and you can learn more about that here.

Not only do we have our tree and our gingerbread house display to get you in the holiday spirit, ECHO has lots of events happening this month including Tacky Sweater Parties and more! You can check out our calendar or go here to see the special events highlighted at ECHO.

In addition to our Christmas Day Buffet, we are also offering dining specials for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, those menus are here.

We hope to see you this holiday season, Merry Christmas!

Gift Ideas from St. Simons Island

December 8th, 2015

Gift shopping can be difficult sometimes. Especially this time of year. We’re here to help simplify that for you- get them a gift from their favorite vacation spot!

Our Resort’s Gift Shop is full of wonderful treasures, AND you have access to them from anywhere in the world with just the click of a mouse. Here are a few suggestions to show you that we really have something for everyone and you can access the entire online shop here.

You can get really creative and throw in a trip with the gift too, we have a great Break Away Special for the Winter (details on that here). Regardless of what you choose, from our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!


Jewelry Collage

St. Simons Island Ornaments

Set of 4 Nautical Glasses

 

The Princess and the Crab

The King and Prince Mermaid

 

December 2015 Events in the Golden Isles

November 30th, 2015

Brunswick Actors Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol: Saturday, November 28th to Sunday, December 13th, 2015

The Magnolia Women’s Literary Society Presentation of A Christmas Carol, Adapted by Michael Dyche: November 28, 29, December 5, 6, 12, 13, 2015. When the ladies of the Magnolia Women’s Literary Society decide to stage a production of “A Christmas Carol”…..Well! I think that is all we need to say. Hilarity guaranteed! Please call 912-262-0628 for more information or the “Reservation Hotline” at 912-280-0023 to purchase your tickets today.

 

Golden Isles Community Band Presents “A Night of the Classics”: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 – Starts at 7 pm

Golden Isles Community Band presents “A Night of the Classics” at the Brunswick High School Auditorium. The concert is free to attend and is open to the public. The program will include William Tell Overture, The Symphonic Beatles, Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral, Danse Macabre, The Klaxon March and Princeton Variations. 3885 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520

 

First Friday in Downtown Brunswick: Friday, December 4th

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.

 

34th Annual Christmas at Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation: Friday 4th-Saturday 5th, December 2015 – 6 pm – 9 pm

This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Take a candlelit stroll down the old carriage road and enjoy candlelit tours of an antebellum plantation house. There will be hot wassail and cookies, Civil Ware reenactors, Christmas carols and a special appearance by Santa Claus. Admission: $10.00 Adult and Seniors, $5.00 Youth (6 – 17)

 

Brunswick Holiday Bazaar: Saturday, December 5th, 2015 – 8 am – 5 pm

Looking for unique gifts for family and friends? You will find that and more at the annual Holiday Bazaar sponsored by Golden Isles Arts & Humanities at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Historic Downtown Brunswick. Crafts and decor, flea market finds, specialty items and seasonal goodies will be available. Plus, there will be yummy fall veggies, great Georgia pecans and homemade treats, courtesy of the Brunswick Farmers Market: the perfect place to find the freshest and best-tasting produce in town. Shopping local has never been this fun!

And as always, there will be a special treat for the kids – Santa Claus will be at the park to greet children and hear all their Christmas wishes. There will be seasonal music for your shopping enjoyment and prepared food vendors with an array of goodies, including deviled crab, caramel apples, funnel cake, boiled peanuts, and more. 912-262-6934

 

Jingle All the Way 5K and Fun Run: December 5th, 2015, Starts at 9 am

Jingle All The Way 5K and 1 Mile Run: Benefiting CASA Glynn. USATF Certified 5K Course and 5K timed by FIRST PLACE SPORTS using chip-timed finish line. Registration: www.active.com through December 10, 2014.

 

Cassina Garden Club Jingle Bells Jumble & Bake Sale: Saturday, December 5th, 2015 – 9 am – 2 pm

After 30 years of Cassina’s successful Christmas Tour of Homes, in 2015 the Club will celebrate Christmas and the restoration of its historic Tea Cabin with a Jingle Bells Jumble and Bake Sale. Come see the restored exterior and get a peek at the interior secrets of the Tea Cabin, Cassina’s gift to the community, and stock up on Christmas decorations and goodies.  Cassina Tabby Slave Cabins, Arthur J. Moore Drive, St. Simons Island, GA. 912-638-9808

 

Brunswick Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 5th, 2015 – Starts at 5:30 pm

This annual community parade takes place on the first Saturday in December. Starting at 5:30pm at Howard Coffin Park, over 100 floats, vehicles, walking groups and marching band units make their way one mile down the length of Gloucester Street to Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of the Old Town National Register Historic District.

Santa Claus also makes an appearance at the end of the parade and distributes free bags of candy afterwards at Mary Ross Park. Santa is joined at the park by arts and crafts vendors offering hand-made holiday gifts for sale and by the farmers offering fresh fruit and produce at the Brunswick Farmers Market.

For information on entering a float, vehicle, walking or marching unit in the parade, please contact the Downtown Development Authority at 912-265-4032 fax: 912-265-8181; email:ellen@discoverbrunswick.com. Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

 

6th Annual Christmas Boat Parade: Saturday, December 5th, 2015 – Starts at 6 pm

Get your Christmas Spirit on and join the Golden Isles Sailing Club’s Christmas Boat Parade to welcome the holiday season. Set for Saturday, December 5. The parade will start at Brunswick Landing Marina and travel towards the Sidney Lanier Bridge and back. More information at: Golden Isles Sailing Club 912-275-7774

 

Student Art Exhibit Saturday: December 5th, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, January 30th, 2016 (All day)

The popular Annual Glynn County Student Art Show returns to the Ritz for the holidays and features hundreds of art pieces in every medium made by creative K-12 students. The free opening reception will be held during First Friday activities, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.The Ritz Gallery is open Wednesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., or by appointment.

 

Coastal Symphony of Georgia Presents Christmas Traditions: Monday, December 7th, 2015 – Starts at 8 pm

The magic of Christmas will be at the heart of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia’s December concert, “Christmas Traditions.” The orchestra will open with traditional selections including White Christmas, Carol of the Bells, the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah and others. Singing along is allowed!

A gift of dance will follow with guest artists Bess Chambliss and Val Salnikov dancing the Pas de Deux from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet. Following intermission, Ms. Chambliss will narrate as the orchestra performs The Nutcracker Suite. This will be a concert to delight young and old with the excitement of the season.

The concert will be performed at 8:00 PM, Monday, December 7th, at Brunswick High School. For more information, please call the Symphony Box office at (912) 634-2006 or visit our website at www.coastalsymphonyofgeorgia.org. 912-634-2006. 3920 Habersham Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

 

Gingerbread House display at The King and Prince: Begins Wednesday, December 9th.

There will be gingerbread houses decorated by the children at local elementary schools on display in the lobby at The King and Prince.

 

The Baker’s Brunch at ECHO benefiting America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia: Friday December 11th, 2015 – 9 am – 11 am

ECHO will be offering food at menu price if you would like to relax and dine with friends. Every dollar spent at this event feeds five people during the Holiday Season. The sale of the sweet & savory treats will benefit America’s Second Harvest Food Bank. For Reservations or Holiday Treat Donations Contact Carson at 912-242-4164

 

Jewelry Trunk Show at The King and Prince: Friday, December 11th, 2015 – 4 pm – 8 pm

Featuring
• King & Prince Statement Jewelry
• Jewelry Handcrafted by Local Artists
• Rodan & Fields Skin Care
• Salacia Salts Bath & Body Products
• Free chair massages
• Giveaways

 

Golden Isles Live! Presents Vivace: Friday, December 11th, 2015 – 8 pm – 10 pm

Vivace is a modern and thrilling combination of four unique and exceptional pop and classical singers. Based primarily out of Vancouver, Melody Courage, Tiffany Desrosiers, Marc Devigne and Michael Ciufo first merged their talents in 2010 performing at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Since then, they have gone on to tour extensively through the United States and Canada, captivating audiences everywhere they go. Vivace is the latest addition to the classical crossover/popera genre. This concert is held in The Cloister Ballroom. Tickets are $40 for adults. $10 for students/children.

 

Ritz Radio Theatre Presents A Christmas Story: Friday 11th to Sunday 20th, December 2015

Based on the classic movie, the Ritz Radio Theatre tells the story of young Ralphie’s Christmas holiday season as he bargains for a Red Rider BB Gun. Done in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast complete with period costumes, live sound effects and a talented cast of local performers. Performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and on Sundays at 3 pm. More Info About A Christmas Story House: http://www.achristmasstoryhouse.com  912-262-6934. Ticket Link

 

The Farmer’s Market at Sea Island:  December 12th from 9 am – 2 pm 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.

 

East River Arts Market: Saturday, December 12th, 2015 – 9 am – 4 pm

This exciting new market will showcase unique and artistically designed merchandise and artwork at the Brunswick Farmers Market Pavilion on the second Saturday of each summer month, beginning in June. Browse through a diverse array of arts, crafts, distinctive food, specialty items and more! 912-262-6934

 

Jekyll Island Comic Con: Saturday, December 12th, 2015 – 11:30 am – 11 pm

Jekyll Comic Con is a one-day event that will be a celebration of everything Comic, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Anime and Gaming related. It will host celebrity guests from such films and TV shows as Serenity and Firefly, Arrow and the Walking Dead, as well as famed artists from Marvel and DC. The Artists Alley will welcome such acclaimed artists as Tommy Castillo, Tony Kordos, Scott Rorie and John Beatty, as well as Fallen Manga Studios and Anomalous Comic. Several local artists will also be showcased. The vendor’s room will have everything from comics, toys, t-shirts, models and posters to costumes and accessories.

Jekyll Comic Cons two panel rooms will be going all day and will have lively discussions and Q&A from a variety of experts in the fields of Cosplay design, podcasts, authors and filmmakers.There will be open gaming for all the D&D and Magic:The Gathering fans. And the screening room will be showing popular comic and anime related movies for all ages.

As the day winds down, Jekyll Comic Con After Dark will kick off with a variety of Cosplay Contest including amateur, advanced and kids’ contests with cash prizes. Following this, a dance party will get into full swing with DJ Rozotron at the turn tables.

Due to our close ties with the Wounded Warrior Project and the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to these two amazing charities. We have also collected vast amounts of products and original art pieces donated by our vendors and artists that will be raffled off all day with 100% of the proceeds also going to these charities. With the support of the community we hope to again make this a fun and exciting event for all ages. 912-506-3155

 

Pier Village Holiday Market at Postell Park: Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th, December 2015

Explore unique arts and crafts such as painting, pottery, jewelry, garden art and more at the Pier Village Holiday Market at Postell Park on St. Simons Island. Show is from 10 am – 5 pm on all days. 912-262-0628

 

Tacky Sweater Party & Sam Adams Tap Takeover at ECHO: Thursday, December 17th & Wednesday, December 23rd – 7 pm – 10 pm

Celebrate the holiday season at ECHO’s Tacky Christmas Parties. In addition to food and drink specials, there will be live music by Jamie Rowell and Friends and the Camden County Wildcats Choir.

 

Christmas Concert at Selden Park: Friday, December 18th, 2015 – Starts at 6 pm

The Coastal African American Coastal Historic Preservation Commission invites you to celebrate the 150th ratification granting freedom and abolishing slavery in the United States. A Christmas Concert will be held in Selden Park on December 18th at 6 pm. Musical acts that will be featured include Michael Hulett, the Sea Island Singers and Trina Meade. Admission is $5 per person and children under 6 receive free admission. Santa Claus is also rumored to be in attendance! 3401 Ross Road, Brunswick, GA 31520 912-265-7244

 

The Jazz and Poetry Den Celebrates Christmas: Friday, December 18th, 2015 – Starts at 7 pm

The Jazz & Poetry Den Celebrates Christmas! Great people, music, poetry & art. Chic Bar & Hor d’oeuvres.
Unitarian Universalists of Coastal Georgia (UUCG); 1710 Gloucester Street- Historic Brunswick 912-230-2834

 

Paint & Play at ECHO hosted by Get Your Muse On: Tuesday December 29th, 2015 – 6 pm – 9 pm

Enjoy the view of the sunset while you create your own masterpiece! This event is happening on a Tuesday due to the Christmas holiday. This price is $55 and includes wine, appetizers and all art supplies. To register for this event, please go to getyourmuseon.com. Space is limited and reservations are required.

How Skype Can Save Your Meeting

November 10th, 2015

Meetings are work. You try to make them fun for the participants, or as fun as they can be. As a meeting planner, you change it up. Look for spots to visit that could give that vacation feel, somewhere you’d want to go if you weren’t working. You look for engaging speakers to introduce to your group, whether it’s an expert in the field or someone motivational to help rally the troops.

Since most businesses obviously have budgets, you have to balance the tightrope of a cool location that you can afford while keeping in mind that you are also going to have to spend for the necessities such as coffee and food. Oh, and have we mentioned places for everyone to lay their heads at the end of the day?

All of this starts to add up and you start trying to trim your lists. “Must Haves” start to find themselves on the “Wish List.” At this point you start wondering just how important it is to have that guest speaker and whether or not to scrap that idea. Surely just getting out of the office will motivate the teams, right?

Enter Skype.

Yes. Skype. Not only can Skype connect you to your loved ones while you’re at your meeting, it can also connect you to your guest speaker for the meeting. Think about it. Instead of paying costs for travel, lodging, dining, etc. on top of the cost for their time, you could simply be paying for just their hour of talk time! Yep. You just saved your budget AND kept your speaker.

You could have your 300 people in a room (we suggest at the beach) listening to that expert teach your team how to be #1. But it doesn’t stop there. Think of the capabilities. In addition to Skype, thanks to the mobility of tablets and mobile phones, you could be on a virtual field trip! Instead of having the speaker stand in front with a microphone, you could be getting a behind the scenes tour.

Next time you’re planning and the numbers start getting tight, remember to get creative. Thinking outside the box can get the speaker that the execs want while still allowing for that relaxing vacation spot.

Retreat Room Classroom Setup at  The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.

Retreat Room Classroom Setup at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.

Delegal Room, Classroom Setup St. Simons Island

Delegal Room Classroom Setup at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort.

 

Kirsten & Josh’s Fall Wedding St. Simons Island, GA

November 5th, 2015

Kirsten and Josh were married on the oceanfront lawn this September in a beautiful and intimate ceremony before having their reception in our Retreat Room overlooking the ocean. This couple amazed with their ability to have a beautiful and affordable wedding. Not only did they choose to marry on a Thursday, but they also took to Pinterest and personalized most of their touches. Look at the details below and notice how well their decorations complement each other, the venue, and the overall style of the wedding. Brooke Roberts Photography was here to catch all of these handcrafted details along with the beautiful memories that prove you can have a knockout wedding without blowing the budget.

Photography: Brooke Roberts Photography
Videographers: iDo by iMint
Hair: Cabela Allure Salon
Florals: A Courtyard Florist
Cupcakes: Smallcakes: A Cupcakery
Music: Island Sound
Venue for Ceremony and Reception: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Brooke Roberts Wedding Photography

Purple and Cream Wedding Bouquets

Groomsman Gift

Bride and Groom

Paper Wedding Flowers

Bride and Groom First Kiss

Bride and Groom Dancing

Wedding Photo on Oceanfront Lawn at The King and Prince

Wedding Photo in front of The King and Prince

Oceanfront Lawn Wedding Photo

Wedding Table Decorations

Wedding Cake and Cupcakes

First Dance

Wedding Reception Dances

Wedding Reception Dances

Wedding Table Decorations

Wedding Exit with Petals

November 2015 Events in the Golden Isles

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

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

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

 

Kate & Judd’s Oceanfront Wedding

September 28th, 2015

Kate & Judd were married over the summer in a ceremony on the oceanfront lawn at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Their simple, yet elegant wedding let their personalities shine through on their special day. Once Like A Spark Photography was there to capture the ceremony and reception at the resort. For more photos of their wedding, visit Once Like A Spark online.

Oceanfront wedding on St. Simons Island

 

Wedding ceremony on the oceanfront lawn

Wedding photo on St. Simons Island Pier

Wedding party photo on St. Simons Island

First dance photo

Wedding reception dancing at The King and Prince

Wedding reception on St. Simons Island

Make Your Next Event An Affair To Remember

September 27th, 2015

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Attendees have grown tired of the “same old” events which means that planners need to think outside the box more than ever if they want to “wow” their clients. Here is our list of the top 5 ways to make your next event an affair to remember!

Roll Out The Red Carpet. Literally. When guests arrive, have a red carpet for them to walk on and a photographer on hand to snap their photo. It’s sure to impress and get them excited for what’s to come! They will also be able to share their photos with friends and colleagues and brag about what a wonderful time they had.

Photo Booth Fun. Bring out their inner child with a photo booth. Many photographers offer packages which include a booth and it’s sure to make them laugh. Ask the photographer if they supply props for the photos. The more, the better and if they don’t, someone will have fun shopping for the props.

Small Bites. Offer a diverse menu by offering tapas passed around the event. Go with a theme such as “Around the world” , “Tour of Europe” or “Best of the U.S.A.”. You’ll be able to offer tastes of food from a wide variety of places and guests will have a memorable dining experience.

Craft Beer Tasting. These days, most cities have a few local breweries and there are a growing number of people who are interested in the craft beer movement. Offer a local craft beer tasting with the areas best breweries. It is a good opportunity for your guests to network and get to know each other!

Hash(tag) It Out. Create an event hashtag and promote it before, during and after the event. You and all of the attendees will be able to see what a fun time everyone had and those who were not able to go, may be more inclined to attend the next event.