The Fabulous Beekman Boys Visit Townsend!
To our great delight, “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” took some time out of their busy schedule to spend some time at Townsend Leather earlier this week.
Josh and Brent “Josh Kilmer-Purcell (advertising executive and NY Times Bestselling author of I Am Not Myself These Days & The Bucolic Plague) and his partner Brent Ridge (physician and former Vice President of Healthy Living for Martha Stewart Omnimedia) purchased the historic Beekman 1802 Farm in 2007″ – quoted from www.beekman1802.com, also known from their appearance on (and winning of) The Amazing Race and their own television show The Fabulous Beekman Boys, were on somewhat of a “celebrating the region tour” when they stopped in for an afternoon at Townsend.
It was such a delight to spend some time sharing our passion with this highly interested and engaged couple. Being such fans of expert craftsmanship and a ‘back to the earth mentality’, Josh and Brent seemed to be quite taken by all Townsend had to offer. Asking many questions and digging deep into the world of leather.
We were able to give them a detailed tour and explore all the different aspects of making luxury leather with them.
Brent and Josh run their busy farm where they handcraft soaps, cheese, and many many other goods in nearby Sharon Springs NY. They have a keen eye for quality and design and it was a pleasure to show pride in our own quality, colors and designs and share in their excitement.
Beyond just talking leather and our shared passions for great natural products. Brent and Josh were just fun guys to be around.
But it wasn’t all just laughs. They take their “studies” seriously and were genuinely interested in Townsend, our products, processes, and people. They wanted to learn everything to expand upon their already vast and varied knowledge base.
It was a great visit, full of interesting conversation and fun. We were proud to have Josh and Brent visit our ‘leather home’ and learn more about us. We are also proud of the impressive work they are doing in and for the region.
It is always a pleasure to host visitors to Townsend and an extra one to host visitors that want to learn and talk and explore. This is a meaningful visit for us and we look forward to growing our relationship with The Fabulous Beekman Boys in the future.