October 23, 2008

A busy day: a book signing and dinner with Jasper Conran

Tuesday was an especially busy day for me. After taping my television show and attending several meetings, we went to the Williams-Sonoma store in the Time Warner Center in New York City for a book signing for my new book, "Martha Stewart's Cooking School Lessons for the Home Cook." There was such a nice turnout and I asked funny Joey Kola, from television, to come and warm up the crowd and everyone liked that. I really enjoy these book signings because I learn so much from the people who attend.

After the book signing, we headed downtown to my company headquarters at the Starrett-Lehigh Building, where I was hosting a dinner for one of Britain's most renowned designers, Jasper Conran. Jasper designs everything from high fashion to wedding gowns to costumes to furniture. He is also a top designer at Wedgwood and has recently introduced his latest bridal line of fine china, flatware, and crystal. Interestingly, Japer was hosting a party for me last summer, but I wasn't allowed to enter Britain, as you may recall. I am told that the guest list was impressive: Mick Jagger, actor Richard E. Grant… Oh well, maybe next time!

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I am really proud of this latest book. It's a wonderful teaching tool. Photo Credit: Simeon K. Guss