GVL Today – Fresh Fridays On The Grand Lawn
Starting this Friday, Hartness will host a monthly market featuring local farmers, specialty artisans, family fun and live entertainment from 6 – 8 p.m. through October 19 (check the website for specific dates).
To kick off the season, dance to music by local musician Tim White + be sure to wear comfy clothes if you want to get bendy with a yoga class at 6:30 p.m. (don’t forget to bring your mat). If that’s not your thing – or the kids need to burn off some energy – play some rounds of cornhole or walk on the typically private Hartness nature trails…
Now, let’s talk about the food:
🍦 We already know it’s going to be hot outside, so King of Pops will be there with refreshing pops like Thai Iced Tea or Chocolate Sea Salt (our fave).
🍯 Milk and Honey Market will have handmade boutique items sourced from Fair Trade brands, like statement earrings and woven clutches.
🍋 If you have a sweet tooth, the strawberry or lemon desserts of Marvelous Pies look amazing.
🍓If you’re more of a DIY pie-maker, pick up some fresh strawberries from Sandy Flat Berry Patch to take home.
Basically, there’s nothing better than a picnic on a warm night with beautiful mountain views. We recommend grabbing a plate from Henry’s Hog Hauler food truck + picking up a bottle from Overmountain Vineyards (or sipping an iced coffee from Exchange Co.). Find a spot to sit + enjoy the music and get ready for the weekend.
Pro tip: The first 50 guests will receive a Hartness tote bag (perfect for carrying all the goodies you’ll be buying).
Albert Mertz has overseen lavish hotels in the most glamorous cities and locales in the world. Now he’s excited to be in Greenville taking the helm of a family legacy project – Hotel A new level of luxury is coming to Greenville with the opening of the Hotel Hartness on the city’s east side. The hotel’s General Manager Albert Mertz has worked with global brands such as Ritz-Carlton and Mandarin Oriental. As an experienced hotelier, he has a distinguished thirty-year history in all aspects of hotel management. TOWN magazine asked Mertz to showcase the vision for this new bespoke resort which will include places to drink, dine, spa, and stay.