Q & A with The Fabulous Beekman Boys

Feb 15, 2017
Viewers have followed the city-meets-country antics of The Fabulous Beekman Boys, duo Josh Kilmer-Parcell and Brent Ridge since they transplanted themselves from New York City to Beekman Farm in upstate New York, where they are raising 80 goats, two pigs, a dozen chickens and a narcissistic llama — all while learning that the "simple life" isn't so simple. Today, their Beekman 1802 FarmHouse product line is sold at Target, and they are authors of Beekman 1802 Style and Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook.  Josh and Brent will share their stories – and yes, photos of the goats and narcissistic llama – during their presentations on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Before they do, the FBB share some of their favorite things with us:

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Q: What is the best part of your job?
Josh & Brent: "Waking up every morning and finding something beautiful right outside our door."

What was the last TV show you binge watched?
Josh & Brent: "Westworld and The Crown."

Q: What is your favorite paint color?
Josh & Brent: "Charcoal Gray

Q: What was your most memorable home project for yourself or work?
Josh & Brent: "Right now we are working on collecting and installing a wall of Eagle Mirrors in our dining room.

Q: What were the last three songs played on your iPhone?
Josh & Brent: "Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show—on repeat

Q: What was the best party you’ve ever attended and why?
Josh & Brent: "We tend to be homebodies, but the Halloween party we went to this year was pretty amazing. Martha Stewart was there dressed as a bloody and deranged nurse."

Q: What’s one thing you think people should splurge on for their home?
Josh & Brent: "We love our NEST thermostat. We can turn the heat on from wherever we are. We turn it on about 30 minutes before we are due to arrive home and always walk into a warm house

Q: What is your ultimate comfort food? What do you eat if you’re having a bad day?
Josh & Brent: "Any type of potato chip

Q: Name one person in your field that you admire and why?
Josh & Brent: "Right now, we really admire what Chip and Joanna Gaines are doing

Q: What’s one thing we wouldn’t guess about you?
Josh & Brent: "We never watch ourselves on TV

To see how a stroke of bad luck and a herd of goats turned into the fastest growing lifestyle company in America, visit Beekman 1802's website and come see them at the Raleigh Home Show this weekend!

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