5 Things We Loved about Our ASID Weekend

September 30, 2014

Last week, the MDI crew headed from Charleston, SC to Greensboro, NC for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) conference. Getting out of town with the girls is always fun, and it was great that we could experience this cool little city together. Here’s what we loved about the weekend.

The Gala

The MDI team got dolled up to attend the ASID awards gala, where we were surrounded by area interior designers full of innovative ideas and creativity. What’s not to love about spending a nice evening out in a room full of your Carolina colleagues?

The Proximity Hotel

Since the conference was held at the renowned and beautifully designed Proximity Hotel, that’s where we stayed and spent most of our time. What makes it so extraordinary is that it’s LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)¬†platinum certified, so we felt good about resting our heads in a place that goes to such lengths to be green. National Geographic Traveler has even written about Proximity, saying “conservation doesn’t have to mean deprivation.”

The Amenities

From the nearby Greenway to the pool to the ultra-lush rooms, our time in Greensboro was made perfect by centering the weekend around the Proximity Hotel and all it has to offer.

Print Works Bistro

Since it’s located inside the Proximity Hotel and it has an incredible reputation, it was a no-brainer to do lunch inside the Print Works Bistro. It was delicious. What’s better than a design-and-dine kind of break?

The ASID ideals

All in all, the weekend was a business success with plenty of leisure mixed in, too. Getting to know like-minded designers under the guidance and ethos of ASID was particularly special. We can’t wait until next year.

Have you had a business excursion that was particularly memorable?