Whether you live in the city or on a farm, The
Beekman Boys, Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, have you covered on
all-things home and food related, taken from their experiences traveling from
city to farm.
The lifestyle brand gurus created Beekman
1802 to share their experiment in living better lives, transitioning from city
to farm. You can check Brent and Josh out on the Cooking Channel’s The Fabulous Beekman Boys, get the best gifts from Beekman
1802 and whip up some delicious meals from their bestselling cookbook,
Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook,” all inspired by the Beekman 1802 Farm in
Sharon Springs, NY.
We got the chance to sit down with the duo
to learn more about life on the farm. Check out what Brent and Josh
had to say below!
Q: What is your ultimate comfort food? What do you
eat if you’re having a bad day?
A: “Anything with cheese.”
Q: What’s your favorite chore?
A: “Mowing the lawn –
it’s very meditative.”
Q: If you could be gifted with one super power, what would it be?
(Teleportation), we hate wasted time in travel.”
Q: What was the best party you’ve ever attended and why?
A: “The next one, anticipation is always the
Q: If you had to give up Facebook or Instagram, which would you pick?
A: “Impossible choice. We use them both so differently –
Q: What are your best tips to help homeowners with curb appeal year-round?
A: “Take a photo of your home during every
season, but actually look at it during a different season. For instance, study
the winter home during the peak of summer. Having different perspective will
help you think creatively.”
Q: What has been your most embarrassing fashion choice?
A: “Choosing comfort over style.”
Q: What should homeowners look for when it comes to working with a
contractor or interior designer?
A: “In either of these professions, you are
only as good as your last job. Make sure to listen to what prior clients are
Q: What’s one thing we wouldn’t guess about you?
A: “We’ll do anything at least once.”
Q: What is your favorite space to makeover and why?
A: “Bathrooms! People are naked in this room
more than any other – it should be the most comfortable.”
Q: What’s one thing you think people should splurge on?
A: “Quality. Buy less, but buy
Q: What’s one simple thing homeowners can do to improve their landscape or
A: “Keep your lawn seeded and aerated.”
Q: What’s the best way for homeowners to incorporate the latest trends into
their decor? How can you tell what has staying power and what doesn’t?
A: “Spend time thinking about the structure
and layout of your room and put the most of your money into quality furniture
pieces. You can easily and cheaply purchase 'trend-driven' decor pieces at
places like Target and HomeGoods to keep the room looking fresh and current.”
ERNEST N. MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER
JANUARY 15-17, 2016.