by Christie Brogan {11.11.16} After a long week of political divide, ugliness, and the outcome of a Presidential Election certain to be discussed for years to come (Lord, help us all)…it seemed appropriate to end with some beauty, love, and hope (something painfully absent from all the news outlets and social media chatter). Feast your… Read More


{2.29.16} It’s “Leap Day” – that strange “extra day” that happens every four years (Leap Year). According to history, in a effort to clean up the somewhat messy calendar system, the Emperor Julius Cesar had one day added to every fourth year on the Gregorian calendar as a corrective measure. Why, you ask? Because the… Read More


2016 is off with a bang! And it wouldn’t be a new year if we didn’t have news of our “newest addition”…The Cottage on Orange Street – A Bridal Suite. Available April 1st 2016, this brand new suite is designed with brides in mind. Conveniently located in historic Downtown Wilmington, The Cottage is situated adjacent… Read More


Summer is here and, no surprise to anyone, the temperatures have spiked.  Thanks to flexible travel schedules, school breaks, and Paid Time Off, the summer months also bring lots of weddings. Here are few tips to keep the summer wedding experience…cool: For the drinks, think two words…simple and refreshing.  Our favorites for a summer soiree?… Read More


“Giving Away The Bride” is a custom steeped in hundreds, if not thousands, of years of tradition.  Thankfully gone are the days of daughters exchanged as “property” to form family and financial alliances. These days it’s more like dad turning over a piece of his heart to the man standing at the other end of… Read More