Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Good Morning from Chapel Hill, NC

Spending time in the South always brings a smile and a sense of calm to me. 
One of our three daughters has chosen the South to call home.
Unfortunately, we don't have the pleasure of living in the same town
or even the same state as our daughters, so our trips to visit them are
extra special.

This trip was to Chapel Hill, NC.  We were able to tour some lovely areas on
two of the most prestigious colleges in North Carolina. Today I am sharing 
the University of North Carolina's Rizzo Conference Center/Hotel. Believe
me this is not your "normal" hotel. This is luxurious living space complete
with gorgeous amenities and tranquil grounds; perfect for company off sites
or family get-a-ways.  It is also home to the UNC Executive MBA students
and their weekend classrooms. How lucky is our daughter........
now that is luxury!

As soon as you enter the Rizzo building (James K. McClean Hall) you are met with pure Southern charm. Lovely curved staircases, Carolina blue furnishings, and black and white marble floors.  Does this look like any of the rooms in the college buildings you attended?

The architectural design embodies that of a wealthy landowner from an old Southern mansion. These rooms were dressed with gorgeous flowing draperies, and crystal chandeliers.

The grounds surrounding the property are breathtaking. The windowed wall on the building is also a dining room allowing guests to enjoy the lovely gardens while dining.

If your summer vacation takes you anywhere near Chapel Hill, NC, I suggest taking a detour for at least a few hours (or even stay the night) to enjoy this lovely tranquility. Many thanks to our daughter for sharing! xx

Wishing y'all a peaceful day!