Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Classes and More at A Culinary Affair in Nags Head, NC

Just a few minutes down the road from The White Doe Inn you can find a really nice kitchen shop called A Culinary Affair. For those of you with a flair for cooking and seeking out the latest in kitchen gadgetry, this is a shop you definitely want to check out.

Whether you are just starting out in the kitchen, would claim professional status, or just looking for a one-of-a-kind gift this kitchen store has everything you would need to impress a gift recipient or help you get inspired to cook greatness. A large selection of bake ware accessories, seafood gadgets, seasonings, serving ware, and bamboo kitchen items make up just the tip of the iceberg of what you will find here. They are also the only authorized dealer in the Outer Banks for The Big Green Egg. If you have never heard of this, it is the highest quality outdoor cooker and most versatile barbecue on the market today. You can literally make anything with this thing!

Another great reason to stop by A Culinary Affair is that they regularly offer great cooking classes and Sample Saturdays. This Saturday, March 21, 2015, you can sample Boneless Chicken with Maple Bacon seasoning cooked on The Big Green Egg. Check their website regularly for postings on the next cooking class. At the last one, guest chef Joanna Lachine from CafĂ© Lachine came in to teach on cooking with shrimp and how to prepare it several ways with different sauces—it was a total hit! Reservations are required for the classes and you can find out more information by calling (252-441-0481).

This is a great place for our guests to shop and learn during their time here on the Outer Banks. If you take a class, be sure to come and share with us all that you learned! If you are looking for the perfect home away from home during a spring break getaway, The White Doe Inn Bed and Breakfast is it. Near the beach, shopping, and restaurants but tucked away to offer peace and privacy. Reserve online or get more information by calling (800) 473-6091.

Friday, March 6, 2015

A Tapestry of Colors and History at Quilt Show – NC

Flower pattern on a quilt
There are some incredible works of art that not only display the true talent of the artist but also tell a great story. Quilts can absolutely fall into this category as each one is carefully made with diverse techniques, carefully chosen fabrics, and purposefully planned patterns. There is true artistry displayed in a quilt – the vision and passion of the quilter shown in the fabrics and colors chosen. Many are often made to tell a story, using materials that have meaning. Whether you are deep into the art of quilting yourself or love to admire these works of art, the Quilt Show in Manteo, NC is for you!
The Outer Banks Community Quilt Show will be taking place until March 21, 2015 and is completely free and open to the public. New and antique quilts from quilt owners and makers will be on display in the Event Room at Roanoke Island Festival Park. You will see quilts of all sizes and styles and in the past there have even been some amazing quilts from the 19th century.

Date: March 7-21, 2015
Location: Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo, NC
Time: Mon-Fri- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m./ Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

The White Doe Inn, our elegant breakfast also in Manteo, tells a story of its own as well. Did you know that it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is noted for its architecture? In addition to all of the modern amenities you love to keep you comfortable, we have also made special efforts to honor our history by decorating with family heirlooms and turn-of-the-century antiques. Whether you are coming into town for the quilt show, a romantic getaway, family vacation, or overnight business trip, we would love to host you. Contact us today at (800) 473-6091 or make a reservation directly online.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Food and Fun at Taste of the Beach 2015 – Outer Banks NC

The Outer Banks has little competition when it comes to running the race for the most amazing place to live and visit. Natural, pristine beaches, rich history, wild horses, over 400 species of birds, the highest sand dune on the East Coast, water sports, great shopping, and more make up just the tip of the iceberg.

While many annual events take place every year, there is one signature event that rises above the rest and that is the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach. This year, this incredible 4-day extravaganza will be taking place from March 19-March 22, 2015. Food, drink, and fun are what sum up this weekend, which is presented by the Outer Banks Restaurant Association. More than 40 events will be going on during this food and drink festival—they are all posted on the event website and tickets are available now. Several are returning events that are extremely popular so you will want to snag your spot as quickly as possible.

The dining scene in this area is diverse, eclectic, and has steadily gained reputation as one of the top seafood spots in the country. More than 50 restaurants will be offering special menus over the course of the four days. The highlight will be the Grand Tasting on March 22, 2015 at which 25 acclaimed area restaurants will be showcasing their best. Local brews and fine wines will also be available to complement each tasting. Vendors will be competing for Best in Show, Best Outer Banks Catch, People's Choice, and other awards so you know no one will be holding back!

There will be something for everyone, whether you are a fanatical foodie, up for trying new things, or just looking for some great local places to dine out. From brewery tours, cook-offs, tapas crawls, classes, tastings and dine-arounds, there will be no shortage of fun to be had. Visit the event website for more information on when and where each event will be taking place.

Amidst all of the eating, drinking, and fun, you can’t forget about finding the place to stay while you are here. We have you covered! The White Doe Inn is a charming, elegant bed and breakfast that can serve as your home away from home. Privacy, proximity to all of the action, and all of the amenities you love at your home make our inn the perfect place to rest and relax. Contact us today at (800) 473-6091 or visit us online for accommodation and reservation information.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Wedding of a Lifetime Happens in the Outer Banks NC

Most of us have heard the oldie but goodie that sings, “We’re going to the chapel and we’re going to get married.” An old fashioned chapel is definitely a great venue for a wedding but have you considered the Outer Banks? If you are in the planning stages and looking for the perfect place, the White Doe Inn or the beaches nearby may be exactly what will help set the stage for the wedding of a lifetime.

While we enjoy hosting guests from all over the world at our bed and breakfast in Manteo, NC, we also adore helping to plan and hosting weddings. The gorgeous landscape of our grounds make our inn an elegant, intimate venue or we can suggest our favorite spots nearby such a waterfront gazebo or a secluded beach along the Outer Banks. In the first article of this wedding series, we shared how our expert wedding planner can help you take care of each and every detail and if you are looking for something different than what we offer in our standard packages, she can tailor a wedding package to your own personal preferences.

For those who will have a larger gathering of friends and family along, our Coastal Island Wedding Package is a fantastic option. There is no detail missed in this package which includes our coordinator’s services, a three-night stay at the White Doe Inn for the bride and groom, full gourmet breakfast each morning, hair and make up for the bride and maid of honor, a 60-minute couples massage for the bride and groom, flowers, wedding cake, champagne, photography, music, and buffet reception for 30 guests. It is an ultimate package that will truly make the wedding of your dreams come to life.
For all of our wedding packages, we have an exclusive relationship with Kristi Midgette Photography. Kristi’s ability to capture incredible candid shots has made her one of the most sought after photographers in the Outer Banks. You can see her fabulous work on her website and know that you will be in good hands on the day of your wedding.

If you would like to discuss any of our packages or find out more about planning an Outer Banks wedding at White Doe Inn, please contact us at (800) 473-6091.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Breathtaking Weddings at White Doe Inn – Outer Banks NC

Emily Jane Bronte, an English novelist and poet famously known for her novel, Wuthering Heights, wrote, “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Marriage is a true gift of love – a union of two people who have found a soul mate with which to share life’s greatest blessings.

Whether simple or elaborate, a wedding is a magical day and one that is etched forever in the memories of those involved. At White Doe Inn, we are honored to have the opportunities to help special couples create the day of their dreams. If you are looking for a special place to experience one of the most important days of your life – our piece of paradise in the Outer Banks may the perfect choice for you.

While we spend a lot of time hosting guests from around the world in our bed and breakfast, we also have a passion for weddings and our wedding planners have years of experience after helping hundreds of couples make their dreams come true. You can choose to have your wedding and reception right at our luxurious Victorian Inn or we can point out our favorite spots in the area such as the gazebo at the Manteo Waterfront or a beach along the Outer Banks.

We have six all-inclusive wedding packages for you to choose from and each one comes with the expertise and dedication of our White Doe Inn Wedding Coordinator. Our For the Love of Two package is very popular as it includes coordination the day of the event, minister, bouquet and boutonniere, an elopement photo package, two nights in your room of choice at the White Doe Inn, a three-course dinner for two, and a bottle of champagne.

If you have other ideas or preferences, we can work with you to create your own individual package. We also have inn-indulgence and spa services that you can add to any package. Our couples share often how helpful it is to have all of the stress, small details, creativity, finances, and more taken care of so they can just enjoy their day. You can view all of our packages and some of our sweet wedding videos here.

We feel that weddings are true poetry in motion—contact us today to start planning the day of your dreams in the stunning Outer Banks!