What do boots and bourbon have in common? I got to find out at this private, invite-only event last week at The Summit at Fritz Farm. I was invited by both Frye and Bulleit Frontier Whiskey to Frye’s grand opening celebration to help welcome them to Lexington (this is actually the only one in Kentucky and one of sixteen stores in the United States). I’m sure if you have been reading here for awhile, you know that I have been spending a lot of time at The Summit. It truly is the place to be, and everything isn’t even open yet!
In case, you aren’t familiar with The Summit…
The Summit at Fritz Farm is Lexington’s newest shopping destination, which is located Man O’ War Boulevard and Nicholasville Road. It’s totally the perfect addition to Lexington! The Summit at Fritz Farm is an upscale shopping experience that features office space (48,000 square feet of Class A office space over retail), a boutique hotel (120+ rooms), luxury apartments (306 total), and mixes national and local boutiques (300,000 square feet of retail – around 70 shops) to create a first class destination. There is also a mixture of local and regionally sourced restaurants, such as Honeywood, which is a new concept from renowned Bluegrass chef and six time James Beard Nominee Ouita Michel. Not only are there many restaurants, it will also feature the region’s first food hall, The Barn, which will feature local food purveyors. The first couple of stores opened up April 27 (which is the day after my birthday, something I consider to be fate). More stores have opened up since then, and the rest will continue throughout the rest of the summer.
I was really super excited about the event, because it combined four of my favorite things; boots, bourbon, food, and music!