Today we bring you a classic NYC story. The star: Macon et Lesquoy, a Paris-based design house and maker of cheeky, intricately embroidered pins.
Hedge had big dreams. Her talent for lapel and hat adornment was undeniable, but she wondered if she had enough yarn and sparkly beads to stand out in the big city. She figured what the hell and made the move.
The search for a roommate was a total downer, but, eventually, she found an apartment on Craigslist just off the Graham Avenue stop.
Before long, she landed a gig at a locavore restaurant hosting and posting witty designs on the sidewalk chalkboard. Her lobster, fennel, and onion bisque creation got 45 likes on Instagram.
One day, a guy she knew from her college years at Emerson biked past. He was way hotter than when they sat together in postmodern media and sound. Maybe it was the ’stashe? She waved, he stopped, and it was love.
Just kidding. But they did agree to a date. She suggested a new bar she’d read about on this awesome website, DailyCandy. Wise choice.
Over several glasses of wine, the conversation drifted from his freelance photography to her passion for the King of Pop. They made out a little.
He excused himself to smoke a cig, which killed the mood.
The next morning, she emailed to say she had a great time, and he replied with a link to his band’s performance schedule and a New Yorker article he suggested she read. He signed it “xo,” so she forwarded the chain to all her friends to get their impressions.
Will they find love? Perhaps. Will she make it big? That’s up to you. Buy the delightful hedgehog and the rest of the cast at Top Hat.