Monthly Archives: August 2015

Conference Updates

Star Island Releases 2016 Schedule

One question we receive a lot throughout the year is, when is my conference next year? Well, wait no more. Here’s the schedule of our full-week conferences and Labor Day weekend conferences for 2016: Star Arts and Natural History Week – Saturday, June 18 to Saturday, June 25, 2016 Institute on Religion in an Age… Read more >

On the Island

Baking for 300: Chewy Ginger Cookies

Meals on Star Island are community gatherings. Long tables seating 10 are each their own microcosm of conversation. At breakfast people converse over their night’s sleep; at lunch the morning theme talk is parsed out; at dinner the day’s accomplishments are discussed. And when the meal is nearing its conclusion, talk turns to dessert, whether… Read more >

On the Island

Baking for 300: Lemon Sugar Cookies

Tucked away on the back of the Oceanic Hotel, to the side of the kitchen, and with amazing sunset views, our island bakery bustles with activity throughout the day. Our team of bakers work to fill our stomachs, and also our hearts. The most pleasant smells waft from the bakery throughout the kitchen and outside… Read more >


A Century of Dining at the Oceanic Hotel

by Lois Williams, All Star 1 Conferee There’s more to Star Island’s Dining Room upgrade than effective sound-proofing measures! It’s now an elegant, summery room with crisp white curtains, pale yellow walls and bright white woodwork. New are black-framed-and-white-matted photocopies of items of Shoals memorabilia related to food and drink at the Oceanic a century… Read more >