June 18, 2018

Cleaning the Wine Cellar at My Farm

Another home-keeping project at my Bedford, New York farm is complete.

Some of you may know, I have a very large collection of wines stored in my Winter House basement - some were purchased for parties and others were given to me as gifts. I also keep a group of personal favorites from our own Martha Stewart Wine Co. Every now and then, I like to clean the space out, reorganize the shelves, and make sure all the bottles are categorized properly by vintage year. Last week, my personal executive assistant, Shqipe Berisha Lulenaj, and my housekeeper, Carlos Restrepo, took on the time-consuming task. The project needed a couple of days to complete, but now it will be much easier to locate specific wines, liquors and other spirits the next time I entertain.

Here are some photos - enjoy.

June 16, 2018

A Talk and Book Signing at Longwood Gardens

“Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying” continues to inspire and inform all those who flip through its pages. I hope you have your copy!

This week, Kevin Sharkey and I participated in a garden discussion and book signing at the exquisite Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. More than 1450-guests attended the talk in the historic Open Air Theater. The book signing was also held outdoors at the Garden’s Dogwood Plaza. It was such a gorgeous and sunny spring day - just perfect for the event. Afterwards, Kevin and I had the opportunity to walk through some of the gardens filled with spectacular plantings and stunning water fountain displays. Longwood has a rich and varied history. There is always something new to see and learn every time I visit. If you’re ever in the area, I encourage you to stop by - it is a magical place.

Here are some photos.

June 15, 2018

Bathing My French Bulldogs

It's bath time for the Frenchies.

My dogs are groomed and checked for ticks and fleas every day. I have always been a firm believer in regular brushing and bathing - every couple weeks for the dogs, and about once a month for my cats. Just the other day was bath time for my French Bulldogs, Creme Brûlée and Bête Noire. I actually love to do this task myself when I am home, but since I was busy with other commitments at our New York City office, Carlos was happy to do the job. When bathing pets, it’s important to always use lukewarm water and only mild pet shampoos - we use my own Martha Stewart shampoos and conditioners from my collection on Amazon. If you haven’t checked out this new grooming line, just click on the highlighted link.

Here are some photos, enjoy.