I’ve lived in the Phoenix area since 1995 and feel reasonably knowledgeable about what the city has available to see and do. But since Phoenix is such a huge metropolitan area—we are pretty consistently ranked as the sixth largest city in the country—even 16 years is not enough time to learn about absolutely everything that’s out there. >>
we like to bring planners the most up-to-the-minute news in Nevada’s meetings and events industry—thank
goodness for our website and Facebook—when it comes
to the magazine, as a tri-annual publication we’re pretty much stuck in a time
And I don't mean on an airplane. The most important thing to keep in mind when hosting an unforgettable event is to do something that’s never been done. And something I’ve never done is attend a meeting in the sky. So when I heard about Events in the Sky, I had to check it out. >>
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. >>