1802 Blogs

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    Skip of My Heart

    BY:Dr. Brent

    Sometimes you learn about people in layers. The first time I met Skip was at a book signing in San Francisco.  He was wearing a William Beekman t-shirt and a Beekman 1802 ball cap.   He had a perpetual smile on his face and mischievous twinkle in his eye that made me think that his full-frontal […]

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    Future Farmers

    BY:Josh and Brent

    We were captivated by these images of future farmers captured by artist Richard Walker.  The images were shot at the Cooperstown, NY Farmers’ Museum Jr. Livestock Show. Says the artist: The smiles on these kids say it all about the pride of farming and its future. We agree.         To see more […]

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    A Main Attraction

    BY:Josh and Brent

    When a new business opens up on Main Street, it’s a cause for celebration.  Last fall Main Street made room for the Spring House Spa, and now we are welcoming 204 Main Street, a new bistro and wine bar devoted to seasonal, locally sourced foods (the fact that it is right next door to the […]

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    Cold Comfort

    BY:Josh and Brent

      Often at Beekman 1802, city meets country. On a recent trip down the streets of NYC, we were inspired by the stacks and stacks of pashmina being peddled.   And it gave us an idea. After a little haggling, we wound up with about a dozen scarves at $5 a piece.  (As an alternative, you […]

    Read More Posted In: 1802 Blogs / All Decor / Decor / General Decor
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    Mary and 12th Night

    BY:Mary Beekman

    Mary Beekman is a four-year-old ghost who resides in The Beekman Mansion, and considers Brent and Josh her “imaginary friends.” Follow Mary Beekman’s Diary each week to learn what it’s like to be a young child in early 19th century America My oldest sister was at the window the first thing this early morning.  She […]

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    The Chatter

    BY:Josh and Brent

    We’ve lobbied really hard for Garrison Keillor to give up life in Lake Wobegone and move to Sharon Springs,  but thus far he has not answered our letters or returned our calls. Sharon Springs has beautiful people and above-average children, too, so on to Plan B. What is a small town village without a small […]

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  • Western GardenBook

    Winter Reading for the Gardener

    BY:Zone 9 Deputy Gardener Laurie Gore

    This is the time of year when so many gardeners are starting to button things up for the winter months. Not so much in the Southwest. I’m pulling out the last of the summer vegetables and prepping for a small winter crop. We are keeping in the Hubbard squash vines as long as we can […]

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    Christmas Pudding

    BY:Roger Swayze

    The Christmas Pudding that Fizzled   I have always enjoyed the stories written by Charles Dickens.  Over the years he has inspired me to love anything that is “Olde English” especially things that pertain to the holidays.  A few years ago I spotted a tinned pudding mold while I was pre-holiday shopping at a Williams-Sonoma […]

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    Twigs & Berries

    BY:Josh and Brent

    Creating an opulent Christmas tree can be a pricey endeavor.   We’ve collected ornaments for years, buying them during after-the-holiday sales.  Even so, we shudder to think at how many dollars those fragile, glittery baubles have tempted out of our wallets. This year, we decided to decorate a tree using nothing but lights.  And we were […]

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    Tale of Two Cities

    BY:Josh and Brent

    When we were invited to The Greenbrier to do a cooking demo from The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook, we had to accept.  It was reconnecting two parts of history. We’ve told the story before about Sharon Springs’ rise as a world-renowned spa destination in the 19th century, and it’s fall from society’s graces during the […]

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