From Lucie with love: New Yorkers swarm East Village block to get a taste of Instagram sensation’s sweet new bakery

When From Lucie opened within the East Village for the primary time at 11 a.m. on Jan. 14, a lengthy line of prospects had already fashioned on the sidewalk exterior of 263 East tenth St.

“What are you all waiting for?” a number of New Yorkers requested as they handed by the road of individuals huddled within the dropping temperatures. The response got here swiftly and excitedly: “A new bakery!”

That new bakery has been a very long time coming for a lot of followers of Lucie Franc de Ferriere, a culinary artisan who turned well-known on Instagram during the last three years displaying off her mouth-watering desserts to some 50,00 followers.

Hailing from France, Franc de Ferriere misplaced her job in the course of the pandemic and commenced baking from her condo.

Photo by Dean Moses
Photo by Dean Moses

“I’ve been trying to just kind of promote my cakes with Instagram; it’s been doing quite well and honestly I was just like I need to open my own spot. Under a year ago, I found this place and I have been building it out for the last six months.” Franc de Ferriere advised amNewYork Metro.

The intensive strains continued properly into the afternoon, with passersby stopping of their tracks and trying to peer into the storefront to see what all of the fuss was about. With a seemingly countless succession of individuals displaying up, Franc de Ferriere declared that she was greatly surprised by the staggering recognition of her new retailer regardless of her massive following on social media.

“Honestly, I had no knowledge of how many people. I knew people were interested in it, but no one said I’ll be there. So, I just had no clue if it’s just people on Instagram that could be like in Europe or something just liking a picture or if it’s actually people living in New York,” Franc de Ferriere mentioned.

Photo by Dean Moses
Photo by Dean Moses

The overwhelming majority of these ready to taste the products reported that they’ve been very long time followers of the From Lucie Instagram account with an appreciation for the artistry and have been pleased to wait.

“I followed them on Instagram, like maybe a year ago I read an article about her. So, I’ve just been following her on Instagram for a while and then I saw that she was opening a store and I was so excited. So, I wanted to come to the opening,” Brittany O’Malley mentioned. “I had no idea what to expect. I was just like, ‘I’m gonna go;’ I don’t know if there’s gonna be a line down the street or if like, only a few people will be there. I had no idea, but the line moved pretty quick.”

Franc de Ferriere shared that she was overwhelmed by the reception and when requested the key to her success she modestly answered that she merely tries to be true to herself.

“I am very true to myself and like my Instagram portrays me and I think people like to know a real story and a real person,” Franc de Ferriere mentioned.

Photo by Dean Moses

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