Come Dine with Us

There is a show in England called "Come Dine With Us" that shows four strangers meeting for the first time to compete in a dinner “cook-off.”  Each participant plans and coordinates a dinner event for the other three guests, including the cooking of the meal, hosting that evening and selecting entertainment for the night.  While we don’t ask groups to plan an entire evening for each other, our Ready Steady Cook Challenge does require groups to create an appetizer and main entrée... Full Post >

A Cotton Mill, Denim Fabric & Sustainable Hospitality

The Tar Heel State is very well known in the collective imaginary for its beloved Andy Griffith and the Wright Brothers, not to mention the small rolling farms, tobacco fields and textile industries. Nonetheless, it is a quiet fact that Greensboro houses what is considered the greenest hotel in America. The Proximity Hotel is the first Platinum LEED certified green hotel in the United States. The building uses 40% less energy and 30% less water than any other hotel its size. The sun's... Full Post >