Meet Martha in Toronto!

Martha Stewart will be in Toronto on Tuesday, October 4th, to officially launch the Martha Stewart Collection at Hudson's Bay and Home Outfitters stores across Canada! You can meet Martha between 5pm and 6pm at the Hudson's Bay store on Queen Street. The introduction of the Martha Stewart Collection to Canadian consumers has been a long time coming and I'm so excited to finally have access to so many of these great products! I will not be attending this event, unfortunately, since I no longer live in Toronto and will not be able to travel there that week. I would have liked to have said hi! For more details, visit the Queen Street Hudson's Bay store or call (416) 861-9111.


The October Issue

October for me means sweaters and tea and pumpkin everything. It means curling up to read in a cozy corner and venturing out on a crisp afternoon to wander under canopies of golden leaves. I love fall and everything to do with this wonderful season. The October issue of Martha Stewart Living does a very good job of celebrating autumn; food articles on roasting and brown butter call to mind so many savory memories. A feature on kitchen renovations has me re-evaluating how I organize my own kitchen and a beautiful story on floral patterns at home has rekindled my interest in subtle pattern play. Halloween lovers may be a tad disappointed; there are only a few mentions of the holiday, especially in the Good Things column. Overall, though, it is an issue that I will enjoy devouring! (And how about that cover!)


Martha Stewart's Vegetables Out Today!

Martha's 87th book comes out today and it's a splendid ode to vegetables: selecting them, storing them and cooking them in 150 delightful ways! I've had a few days to spend with the book and I've already learned so much. The book is divided into sections by vegetable types (bulbs, roots, leaves, etc.) and begins with an almost scientific explanation about how these particular groups of vegetables grow and store nutrients, as well as how they are typically used in culinary creations. It's fascinating. Following the introduction is a section on how to select and store these particular kinds of vegetables, which is then followed by a section containing the recipes that use these vegetables to their best advantage.
While many of the recipes are vegetarian and/or vegan, there are plenty of recipes here that use meat and dairy as well, so you're likely to find a recipe that everyone in the family can enjoy. Vegetables is a must-have book, in my opinion.
The photographs by Ngoc Minh Ngo are really beautiful: black backgrounds are employed to really let the colours and shapes of the vegetables shine through.


Martha and Snoop Dogg in New Reality Show

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg became fast friends several years ago, doing several segments together on Martha's TV show. Now they will both be starring together in a new reality show on VH1 tentatively called 'Martha's & Snoop's Dinner Party.' Details about the show are scarce, but reports suggest it will be unscripted and will document a series of dinner parties hosted by the unlikely pair. Guests will include some of their celebrity friends. The show debuts this fall on VH1. The dynamic between these two is pretty hilarious, so I'm actually quite eager to see it!


The September Issue

The September issue will soon be making its way to newsstands and subscribers! This is the annual home issue - a favourite for many readers. The cover is a thoughtful ode to organization and 'back-to-school/back-to-work'neatness. It's fairly similar to last year's September cover, but it's nice. I love the copper accents. The cover also promises an exclusive look inside Martha's upcoming cookbook on vegetables! I'm looking forward to the issue, as always.


I'm still here!

Hi friends! Some of you have written to me and asked whether I've stopped the blog. I have not! I'm simply taking a break for the summer and will return in the fall. Things have been fairly quiet on the Martha front lately anyhow. Rest assured, I'm fine and still very much interested in the Martha Stewart brand. Have a wonderful summer and keep visiting! You can also find Martha Moments on Instagram @martha_moments and on Facebook!


Darcy Miller: Celebrate Everything!

Martha Stewart Weddings editor Darcy Miller will be releasing her first book this fall! The subject is one she certainly knows very well: planning for and decorating for all kinds of celebrations! The book is appropriately titled "Celebrate Everything" and it will be released at the end of October. Below is a description of the book. You can preorder it now at Amazon.com!

A beautiful, inspirational, and fun-packed resource by the celebrations expert and editor at large ofMartha Stewart Weddings, packed with more than 300 gorgeous color photos, creative party ideas, tips and inspiration, invaluable resource lists, and more.
Bursting with advice, inspiration, ideas, crafty projects, and recipes, Celebrate Everything is the definitive guide to help you throw an unforgettable party every time. Darcy Miller, the founding editor and editor at large of Martha Stewart Weddings—and one of the world’s most influential celebrations experts—provides the ultimate compilation of party ideas and resource lists to help people plan their parties from beginning to end, including chapters on Stationery, D├ęcor, Activities, Food and Drink, Cakes, Sweets, and Favors.
Darcy gives you full party coverage for lively, colorful events—from intimate gatherings for close friends and family to large affairs, featuring real parties such as a rainbow-themed birthday party, an elegant bridal shower, a woodland-themed baby shower, a heartwarming anniversary party—and many more! Darcy offers Instagram and Pinterest-worthy ideas that everyone ages one to one hundred will adore, with tips that will teach you how to personalize your parties and start your own celebration traditions.
Based on Darcy’s more than twenty years of experience, Celebrate Everything includes a wealth of advice, tricks, and suggestions to help you celebrate all occasions, and includes a list of her great finds for party supplies, from the best places to buy stickers and favor boxes to websites that let you shop for supplies by color and theme. Make every festivity special and memorable with Celebrate Everything!