#2,697 The Village.
by Erin Napier
After a long (amazing) day of meetings about some really exciting things that are happening (eventually), we had tonight to ourselves to just spend some time in Greenwich Village, our favorite neighborhood in NYC, before we finally head back home.
We stopped in John Derian’s shops in the East Village that have been an online inspiration to me for so long:
And soon it was time to meet up with Lindsey and her brother Craig, and Kim and her boyfriend Charlie at Il Cantinori which we have officially decided after half a dozen visits is our favorite restaurant in the city. Period. The waitstaff remembers us every time and treat us like friends, bringing plates of fresh Italian cheeses and bruschetta to our table, on the house. They always remember we are a long way from home and therefore go out of their way to make us feel right at home. It’s hard to compete with that kind of service.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!