October 20, 2014

A New Restaurant in Town!

Dear Readers,

I love supporting my local community in Bedford and the surrounding towns. I think it is so important that everyone does this wherever they live!

A new restaurant has just opened in Mount Kisco, not far from my farm. It’s called Winston and it’s named after a beloved rescue dog, a six-year-old American pit bull terrier, adopted by the restaurant’s executive chef Michael Williams. I love the idea of naming a restaurant for a beloved dog!

Michael was formerly the chef of a local restaurant called The Perennial Chef and spent ten years working in some of New York City’s best restaurants including Oceana, Mirezi, DB Bistro, and Park Avenue Café.

Winston is owned by my friends Jim and Leslie Atwood and it's beautiful new addition to the local community.

Enjoy the photos.


October 17, 2014

A New Way to Support International Folk Artists!

Dear Readers,
One of the many things I love about going to work at the Martha Stewart Living headquarters is being surrounded by like-minded people who thrive on all things creative!

Kate Lewis, a long-time employee in our merchandising department, has a passion for international folk art and travels yearly to the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Since 2004, the market has hosted more than 700 artisans from 87 countries in the world’s largest exhibition and sale of works by master folk artists.

Although I know Kate will continue to travel to Santa Fe every year for this incredible event, the market’s new online shop lets anyone, anywhere purchase folk art from artisans from around the world!

Enjoy the photos of some amazing artisans and their work and don't forget to visit this great new site!



October 16, 2014

The 12th Annual My Dog Loves Central Park Fair With PetSmart

Dear Readers,

This past Saturday, Central Park Paws of the Central Park Conservancy presented the 12th annual My Dog Loves Central Park Fair at the Naumberg Bandshell in Central Park.

Despite a rainy start, the fair attracted more than 2,500 dog owners and featured activities that celebrated the dog community such as trainer tips from Behavior Matters director Parvene Farhoody, games, and the world’s largest dog selfie!

PetSmart has been a sponsor of the fair in past years and we were excited to be able to join them for the first time!

We partnered with SmileBooth and offered dogs and owners a chance to have their pictures taken in Martha Stewart Pets Halloween merchandise.  We also gave away about 130 MS Pets Halloween costumes, 1,000 Martha Stewart Pets bandanas, 100 October Martha Stewart Living magazines and two raffle gift baskets valued at $150 each.

The rain eventually subsided and it turned out to be a very fun day for all involved!

Enjoy the photo gallery and the short video below.  And don't forget to share your thoughts in the comments section.