Two weekends ago, Adella Grace and I took a little girls’ trip to the grand opening celebration for the White Oak Pastures General Store in Bluffton!
I believe it’s the first business to open in Bluffton, Georgia in over 50 years, and it is quite the business! They had live music, a photographer, and a food truck to celebrate.
The store itself is beautiful! Tons of gourmet food and drink, plus leather goods made on site (many of which are also available at Maiden South – just sayin’), WOP tees and other branded goods, made-on-site doggie rawhide treats, and more.
He doesn’t have a facebook page or a twitter account (although he does have Instagram!), so if you see him around today, tell Wheat HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
I hope that your day is full of golf, football, Juin, fall weather, and all the sweets – I even promise not to make any sweet tooth comments! Love you!!
And in case anyone is interested in some really great guy gifts, Wheat was thrilled with his this morning. :) He got a new pair of briar britches from Kevin’s for his upcoming pheasant hunting trip to North Dakota (not pictured) already, but today he awoke to a Yeti cooler cup (also from Kevin’s), a shotgun shell carrier from Sturdy Brothers (not for sale online, but they’ll have them at Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival again this year!), a Sturdy Brothers Sturdy Square (a pocket square or handkerchief), and a Bixby beard comb I also picked up at our Maiden South pop up at Sturdy Brothers last week. I may or may not hope this encourages him to grow his beard again…
Not (completely) pictured is the blaze orange hat Wheat requested for his North Dakota trip. I’m still working on it! But Harold is obviously a huge help when it comes to hand knitted gifts.
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