It was a festive 4th of July weekend for Colonel and his team who visited The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC for the Col. Littleton Trunk Show.
Nestled among the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, this grand resort hotel is over 100 years old and breathtaking. Fireworks lit up the nighttime sky while sparks were flying, you could say, inside as lots of people came by to “shake and howdy” with the Colonel and to shop Col. Littleton bags and gear. Colonel has never met a stranger, so he had a grand ole time.
The trunk show was hosted by CLOTH, one of the resort’s elegant shops that features clothing and personal accessories. The highlight of the show was when Colonel drew the name of one lucky winner of our No. 3 Grip Bag from a large bag of entries. (Note: the winner has been notified)
Thank you to everyone who came by to visit, to those who purchased Col. Littleton items, and especially to the staff of The Omni Grove Park Inn and CLOTH store who made it a success.
Colonel couldn’t pass up the chance to be photographed with The Grove Park Inn’s classic Cadillac.
This is one giant hearth! Words carved into the rock read: “Take from this hearth its warmth, from this room its charm, from this Inn its family. Return them not, But return.”
Above Left: Colonel with Andy and his son, Buck. Above Right: Colonel with The Omni Grove Park Inn’s Salley DeBruhl.
Colonel with friend and brand consultant, Ron Cook.
Just before the drawing for our No. 3 Grip, Colonel gives the bag of potential winners a final shake.
Above Left: Two of the fabulous Sales Associates at CLOTH who helped Colonel make the show a “stellar” event.
Longtime friends, Richard and Karen Hill, came by to say hello.
Good golly, there’s two of them! Now, that’s scary! The one on the left was a stand-up kind of guy, but he left most of the talking to the Colonel on the right.
Colonel autographs a belt for a new customer and friend.
The Omni Grove Park Inn in all its glory.
The Omni Grove Park Inn is the most unique and historic hotel we’ve ever seen. Built and furnished in homage to the Arts and Crafts movement in 1913, it has hosted ten Presidents as well as many celebrities and notable guests such as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Helen Keller, John D. Rockefeller, Michael Jordan, F. Scott Fitzgerald . . . just to name a few . . .and, now the Colonel.
If you couldn’t be there, well, Colonel is sorry to have missed you. Hopefully, these pictures will give you a good peek at the fun we had over the weekend.
We hope you can join us on the next excursion.