#2,654 Knockin’ Round New York.
by Erin Napier
It was a slow day with little to do for us in NYC since tomorrow we have some really fun promotion stuff happening. It started with a lovely work lunch at The Standard, then became a day to wander with no agenda or plan. We got to meet up for just a minute with our friend Caroline who is a writer for the Tonight Show (Lindsey introduced us and we’ve been social media friends for a few years).
And then, completely out of the blue, we turned a corner and ran smack into Joshus Masten, another long time Instagram friend whose style I have admired via the magic of the internets. We couldn’t stop screaming over the serendipity of it, recognizing each other on the street in a city of millions!
Before long it was supper time and we had no plan. Ben asked if there was a restaurant I had been wanting to try that we hadn’t made it to yet, and we went to Freeman’s–a tiny tavern hidden in an alley that we almost tried in 2009 on a trip, but backed out at the last minute. And it was so, so, so delicious. I had a warm, buttery biscuit that reminded me of shortbread in texture and it was incredible. I wish I had the recipe!
It was a perfectly lovely day in one of our most favorite places. Tomorrow… Something big! I can’t wait to give you a sneak peek. Goodnight, New York!
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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!