October 2, 2014

Throwback Thursday With Conan O'Brien

Dear Readers,

If you’re active on social media, you’ve likely heard of Throwback Thursday or #TBT.

I thought this Thursday I would share a really funny segment from my original TV show, Martha Stewart Living.  The segment is with one of my favorite guests, the hilarious Conan O'Brien.   On the show,  I tired to teach him how to make a peg rack with birch branches.  Of course it did not go smoothly, but if it did it wouldn't be funny, nor would it be Conan!

I have so many fun memories from my 20 years on television.  Do you have a favorite episode that you'd like for me to share?  Tell me about it in the comments section.  I might feature it on another edition of Throwback Thursday!

Enjoy the video!


October 1, 2014

A Walkway Over The Hudson!

Dear Readers,

I love New York and I love the Hudson River, so I was very pleased to attend a great fundraising event for a wonderful New York State Park.

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is a linear walkway spanning the Hudson River from Poughkeepsie, NY to Highland, NY.   At 212 feet tall and 1.28 miles long, it is the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world!

This incredible walkway was once an old abandoned railroad bridge.  Its transformation into a pedestrian park was made possible by a group of determined New Yorkers who formed the nonprofit, Walkway Over The Hudson, forging a public private partnership to make it happen.

This walkway is a must-see if you live nearby or are visiting New York!

Enjoy the photos!


September 30, 2014

An Evening at Stone Barns!

Dear Readers,

On Sunday night, September 28th, I attended a wonderful event to support one of my favorite places, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, NY.

Stone Barns Center is a four-season farm and educational center, and it boasts a world-renowned, farm-to-table restaurant called Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

The center is a nonprofit whose mission is to improve the way America eats and farms. It also increases awareness of seasonal and sustainable food, trains farmers in restorative farming techniques, educates children about the sources of their food, and prepares them to be stewards of the land.

If you are in the area, I encourage you to visit so that you, too, can experience the beauty of this incredible farm community.

If you cannot make it to Stone Barns, I hope these photos will help transport you there.