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Last week when we were hunting down some info on the Dorothy Draper School of Decorating at the historic Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia, we came across this photo on the hotel's Facebook page--a sterling silver charm replica of the iconic Springhouse gazebo. Oh great, a hotel charm, just what we wanted. Thaaaaaaanks.
The $75 charm (!) is just one of many knick knacky items that you can pick up from the hotel's Crepe Myrtle Bags & Beads store if you're doing some Christmas shopping during your stay. Actually, the charm is just one of many logoed items you can get from the hotel's collection of stores from tennis gear to golf clothes, handmade truffles, toys, and uh, gun stuff from the Gun Club Shop.
While being on site to pick up the items in person might be easier, you can always phone in a gift order too. Not sure about that gun stuff though.
Fun Fact: We have pictures of us posing near the Springhouse from 1991 wearing a floral printed dress from Express and white flats. Eeek!
Just a few years ago, the sprawling Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia was on the brink of closing. While it looked like Marriott would come in and take over the resort, in the end, West Virginia's multi-millionaire Jim Justice swooped in and bought the property for just $20 million. And it looks like he found a way to make the property exciting again while at the same time, bring in some crazy revenue--he built a casino.
The Casino Club opened on Friday with loads of celebs in attendance. The Washington Post spied the following at the grand opening: Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Jessica Simpson, Brooke Shields, Lionel Richie, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Jane Seymour, Debbie Reynolds, Raquel Welch, Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus. J-Simp even got a special 30th birthday cake presented to her by Justice.
The Casino Club will definitely bring some glamour back into the resort which used to rely on its underground congressional bunker to draw in guests. The casino, also located underground, spans 102,000-sq.ft. with table games from blackjack to Texas Hold 'Em, slots, baccarat, roulette with an Asian restaurant and a bar on site along with a retail "avenue" with high-end shops like Brioni, Badgley Mishka and jeweler Roberto Coin.
So right now, you're probably thinking you'll wanna pop in for a quick round of poker on your next trip to West Virginai. Hold up, not so fast.