A Beekman 1802 Pop-Up Store Is Open at the Lenox Hotel

The Beekman Boys bring a welcome addition of bucolic style to Boston.


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You may know the Beekman Boys, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his husband Brent Ridge, from their Cooking Chanel TV show, which shows highlights of their lives, from raising animals to making cheese, on the historic Beekman 1802 Farm in Sharon Springs, New York. The two purchased the farm in 2007 and have been gaining a following for their bucolic style inspiration ever since.

Now makers of famous goat milk soaps, cheese, and home goods, they’ve linked up with the Lenox Hotel. After a happy move to include the Fresh Air collection of soaps and shampoos in all of the guest rooms, a new pop-shop is open in the hotel’s iconic lobby space. Shop for speciality items through the holidays, including bath salts, hand soaps, and sought-after provisions, like champagne jelly and orange zest hot fudge. You’ll find a candle designed for sale only at the shop, scented with the Mayflower blossom as a tribute to Massachusetts, and the Beekman Boy’s book, Beekman 1802 Style.

“While we wanted to make sure that the pop-up was distinctive and attention-grabbing, we didn’t want to detract from the luxury and graciousness that has made the Lenox an enduring part of Boston. The shop was designed to mimic the detail work that was pre-existing on the concierge desk in the lobby, so it looks as if it has been there…since 1802,” said Josh and Brent on their blog.

Looking ahead, the pair will re-design one of the hotel’s specialty suites in 2016, and it’s likely that their new line of furniture, bedding, and home accessories will be included.


Clockwise from left: Beekman 1802 Style; Greenery-backed shelving at the pop-up shop; Brent Ridge (left) and Josh Kilmer-Purcell (right.)