October 26, 2016

2016 American Made Awards Cocktail Party

Our fifth annual American Made Awards and Summit celebrating entrepreneurial spirit kicked off with a spectacular cocktail party atop New York City’s One World Trade Center building.

Last week, we gathered at One World Observatory, an event space offering panoramic views of New York City, and its surrounding waters from above 1,250 feet. It was the perfect venue for our event - and a perfect symbol of American pride, determination and entrepreneurism. Current Honorees, past winners, business colleagues, partners, and staff attended the cocktail reception. Thanks goes out to all the food and drink purveyors: PS Tailored Events, Watch Hill Oysters, Grand Central Oyster Bar, Fire Roasted Catering, Upland Cheese, Loki Fish Company, True North Salmon Company, Gotham Greens, La Brea Bakery, Hayden Flour Mills, Ample Hills CreameryMondavi, Sixpoint Beer, Sauza 901, and Michter's.

Tomorrow, I will post photos from Saturday's American Made Summit - our day-long program of informative, lively conversations with industry experts, innovators, and successful small business owners. It was a wonderfully enlightening and inspiring day.

October 25, 2016

Setting-Up for Our 2016 American Made Summit

Another spectacular American Made Summit is in “our books”.

This weekend, I hosted our fifth annual Martha Stewart American Made event in the clerestory of our headquarters at the historic Starrett Lehigh building in New York City. It's an event I host to spotlight the maker, to celebrate the hand crafted, and to support local production. Every year, my editors and I honor small business owners and entrepreneurs in the fields of crafts, design, food and style.

Our clerestory was transformed for our panel discussions, workshops, retail booths and Honoree exhibits. Staff from every department joined together to help. Here are some photos of our set-up. All this week, I will share more images from our successful Summit, and the remarkable Honorees, speakers, makers, chefs, organizers, volunteers, and employees that made it all possible. Enjoy.

October 24, 2016

Fall Harvest Party Decorating on Facebook

I always have so much fun placing Halloween and autumn decorations around my home.

Throughout the years, I’ve acquired many wonderful props to use around my house during these festive occasions, but I also enjoy making my own. During our recent Facebook LIVE, I shared some of my tips from our October issue of Living. I made our stenciled glass container, our fall decorated Funkin and our Indian corn wreath - all using our wonderful Martha Stewart Crafts supplies from Michaels, and some delicious M&Ms chocolates.

Here are some photos - enjoy, and if you missed any of our Facebook LIVE show, just click on this highlighted link for our Facebook LIVE videos.