Wednesday, September 19, 2012

SUPPER WITH THE SPIRITS

My Dear Innkeeper,

Last Sunday we had our first "Supper With the Spirits" since 2006 and it was even more successful this time around!

Everyone had a grand time and are hoping to repeat this event every month.

There were some folks who missed the last one as we were booked to capacity, so we are holding the next "Supper" on Sunday September 30th. This time all guests will receive a copy of author Karen Harvey's "Daring Daughters".

I am attaching the details, below. I hope you and your guests will find this of interest and attend our next 'Sunday Supper With the Spirits'.

Thank you, please call or e-mail me if you have questions, comments or wish to make reservations for you or your guests.




Details:
SUNDAY SUPPER WITH THE SPIRITS
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH
AT THE DOW MUSEUM OF HISTORIC HOUSES
1790 – 1910

THIS EVENINGS TOUR, “SUPPER”, AND ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORED IN PART BY
SAVOIR FAIRE

Tonight you will be having your supper in the 173 year old Dow House, one of the 9
historic houses on the beautiful Dow Museum grounds. These last 200 years, many folks
have lingered here for a night or a fortnight; however tonight, we will sup with spirits of
two famous ladies who brought the Gilded Age to St. Augustine.

At 6:30 PM guests will arrive at the gate and be greeted by their guide in period clothing,
then shown to the 1906 Worchester House where wine and cheese refreshment will open
the evenings’ festivities.

As the guests enjoy the refreshment and mingle, the atmosphere changes, suddenly it is
1906; the flamboyant Dr. Luella Day Mc Connell sashays onto the scene in her Barnum
and Bailey fashion, introduces herself as Diamond Lil, and her fascinating St. Augustine
story unfolds. When the Diamond Lil energy fades, the real life guide steps in to bring
everyone back to the present, it is time for the lantern light tour of historic homes and
gardens.

At 7:30 PM, after the tour of homes, the guests will be seated for a lovely plated supper.
The candlelit, linen covered tables will be set with chilled salad and carafes of wine.
Candles are flickering; soft music is filtering through the cottage as the main course is
efficiently served. Tables cleared, desserts and coffees served.

Suddenly another woman appears from the dark, she looks to be a contemporary of
Diamond Lil. Could it be that infamous Ida Alice Flagler, the second wife of millionaire
developer Henry Flagler? The wife who hosted the most elaborate balls St. Augustine has
ever seen! Disheveled but determined, clutching her Ouija Board, it is evident she has
been here before, in the dark and quiet, looking, looking. Tonight however, you are here!

Tonight all guests will receive a copy of author Karen Harveys “Daring Daughters”!
• When: September 30th 2012
• Time: “Activities” begin promptly at 6:30; you don’t want to miss anything!
• Place: Dow Museum, 149 Cordova St. St. Augustine, Fl. 904-823-9722
• Menu: Sliced beef tenderloin with steamed prawns, with horseradish sauce. Potatoes
Maison: herbed, whipped, piped and baked. Steamed fresh carrots with butter and
dill. Nantucket salad. Key Lime cake with fresh berries,
• coffee, red and white wine.
• Price: $ 59.00 per person, cash or charge, includes a copy of “Daring Daughters”.
• Reservations: Required reservations paid 3 days prior to event.
Contact: Dow Museum 904-823-9722 or Melissa Stuart 904-501-1253

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