Lexington s only historic boutique hotel the Gratz Park Inn exemplifies the southern grace and charm for which Lexington is known. Nestled in the heart of downtown s historic district located only 2 blocks from Main Street the inn is part of the collection of 16 distinctive buildings occupying land first settled in 1781. Gratz Park is surrounded by fabulous restaurants Lexington s best fashion boutiques great antique shops historical landmarks as well as nightlife and live entertainment at the Lexington Opera House or Kentucky Theatre. Lexington s two universities Kentucky and Transylvania are both conveniently located only blocks away. The countless treasures from horse farms race tracks and bourbon distilleries a short distance away only further the experience at the Gratz Park Inn. The boutique inn has been restored to its original grace with a collection of many antiques and fine period reproductions recreating authentic character of timeless age. The inn is comprised of 41 beautifully appointed individually decorated luxurious rooms including 33 rooms and 8 suites. Spacious and pleasing each room is filled with antique reproduction furniture fine woods and rich fabrics and regionally produced art. Each room also features modern amenities such as high speed wireless internet and cable television on large flat screen televisions. The amenities are truly among the best from the European toiletries and luxurious bathrobes to the four post beds and fine linens.
With its rustic architecture and soft, rolling hills of vines, Chrisman Mill Vineyards brings a little taste of Tuscany to the Bluegrass State. Amidst hand-painted murals of Tuscan landscapes, guests in the tasting room pair ciccetti, or Italian tapas, with sips of local wine made from the best Kentucky grapes. The laid-back environment encourages visitors to savor the small pleasures in life, as do the staff, who entertain with amusing anecdotes and enlightening descriptions of how each wine is made. At the winery in Hamburg Pavilion, guests can also browse Kentucky-made goods as well as more than a thousand winery gift items, including customized gift baskets.
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Sugar & Spice shines a spotlight on boys and girls. The business has two sides, serving as a boutique clothing shop as well as a venue for birthday parties and special events. New shirts, dresses, shoes, and other items arrive on shelves regularly; the shop's Facebook page keeps customers up to date on new arrivals. For parties, hosts supply everything needed, including cake and activities, which range from making friendship bracelets to appraising the gemstones on the birthday girl's tiara.
Since 1971, Doo Wop Shop has outfitted musicians and event hosts with a bevy of rental equipment, instruments, and music accessories at discount prices. Four locations burst with Roland keyboards, Zildjian cymbals, Washburn guitars, and live sound and recording gear for rent as well as sale. The shop also has everything needed to throw a full-on karaoke bash, from PA systems to discs of the latest hit songs and tongue-twisters.
Pretty pampering pros at Knockouts Haircuts for Men, which is now under new ownership, spruce up scalps and cosset weary bodies in a sports-theme men’s salon that has been featured on the Today show and The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch on CNBC. As guests sip ice-cold beers or other beverages and watch a game on flat-screen TVs, stylists sculpt sleek, fashionable looks with the salon’s signature six-step Heavyweight haircut. While the stylists shampoo hair or untie chin-strap beards, aestheticians wax backs and chests or refurbish rugged skin with facials and hand treatments. Stationed in private treatment rooms, the salon’s massage therapists promote further relaxation with modalities designed to melt residual tension from gentlemanly handshaking contests.