Graduation and the O. Henry

courtyard at O'Henry
courtyard at O'Henry

Beautiful courtyard in the center of the O. Henry

WRecently we attended graduation at High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. It was an exciting and inspiring day for the graduates and their guests. The ceremony was at 9:00AM on a beautiful Saturday morning, so we needed to go on Friday and stay close by—I mean, who has graduation at 9:00AM? The great news was we discovered the O. Henry Hotel. We had stayed at the sister hotel, The Proximity, a few years ago because the O. Henry was booked—now I  know why. The Proximity is as sleek and simple as the O. Henry is charming and elegant. The service is excellent and the O. Henry offers the best food in Greensboro at the Green Valley Grill located inside the hotel. We ate every meal there—and made a special trip back just for lunch. They even have a London Taxi to take you anywhere your heart desires.

The O. Henry is a delightful destination. I love their tagline: Locally Owned, Passionately Run with Gracious Hospitality. It’s true.

Courtyard garden

Charming garden greets you 

 

Courtyard garden

Our breakfast view—so peaceful and green

 

Bagpipers marching

Bagpipes started grand procession on graduation morning

 

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice, the distinguished speaker

 

Green Valley Grill bar

The Green Valley Grill—warm and welcoming

 

Paneled walls

Paneled lobby full of people reading and having drinks most of the day

 

O'Henry ivy covered hall

Halls planted with ivy and soaked in sunlight

 

Alfresco dining

Alfresco dining at the Green Valley Grill

 

Alfresco dining

A sunny patio—planted to perfection with a center water feature

 

Pool view

View from my charming room—I need one of these

 

xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.

June 24, 2016

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6 Comments

  1. Reply

    Pattye Monroe

    June 29, 2016

    Great post Lissy! i love that O’Henry too,

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      June 29, 2016

      Pattye, The O. Henry is so much fun and the food was amazing! They use lots of local produce.
      xo

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    Judy Highsmith

    June 29, 2016

    Lissy, as usual, your keen eye for beauty has resulted in inspirational photographs from your O. Henry adventure. Thank you so, so much! What I’ve just seen here, due to you, is just the medicine I needed! I am grateful! 🙂

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      June 29, 2016

      Judy, Thank you so very much! The goal of this blog is to bring a little happiness to your day.
      xo

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    Cathy Garrett

    June 29, 2016

    Love all the vegetation, bag pipers, court yard and gray velvet sofa! Ooh la la!

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      July 4, 2016

      It was a wonderful weekend ! Check out the O. Henry FB page.

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