We all know the typical green travelling tips: unplug appliances, turn off the AC/heat, use public transportation when possible and stay in green hotels. The Clean the World Foundation takes things one step further by collecting recycled soap products from hotels in the United States and Canada and distributing them to impoverished countries worldwide as well as domestic homeless shelters. >>
Before I became editor of Meetings Arizona magazine, a stay at a hotel was just that—a place to hang my hat and sleep at night—and a meal out at a restaurant was just a nice excuse not to cook or clean up dishes. >>
A new catering trend I found recently does away with serving platters and chafing dishes—these days it's all about "food furniture." Capitalizing on food presentation with a little bit of surprise and a lot of whimsy, Pinch Food Design, based in New York, is spearheading the movement.
Pinch describes its business (and the resulting trend) as "a bold new brand of catering powered by a state-of-the-art kitchen and
design workshop devoted solely to the creation of one-of-a-kind food
I was just reading the weather forecast for the Phoenix area and it said that we can expect temperatures to be 100 or more for the next few days in a row.
After what I think was a pretty nice and long winter season with some genuinely cold days—if you don’t believe me that it can get truly chilly in the Valley of the Sun come on by and check out all of the brown bougainvillea plants in the neighborhood that couldn’t survive the frosty temperatures—it seems that our traditional super hot Phoenix weather is once again upon us. >>
As if there aren’t enough options for meetings and events in Vegas, I’ve received some announcements in my inbox recently about new venues and activities great for groups. There have been a couple of closings, too. So here’s what’s in and out in Vegas: >>
On Wednesday, April 6, I had the pleasure of attending the 8th Annual BUY MPI trade show at the Mesa Convention Center. About 250 people had RSVP'd to attend the event, which featured several dozen vendors all in the meeting and events planning industry. >>