1 Here I am with Rochelle DiRe, SVP of Human Resources, listening as the interns introduced themselves.
2 The interns were all ears as I answered questions about my favorite recipe - my mother's pierogi, of course! http://www.marthastewart.com/312536/cabbage-pierogi - and shared stories about how I got started in the business.
3 The interns were also very interested in hearing me describe the exact moment when I felt my career took off. That was simple: the publication of my first book, Entertaining, in 1982.
4 Behind me is an amazing view of Chelsea, the Hudson, and New Jersey that a couple of the interns referenced. We also have a beautiful rooftop deck at the office where many of the interns like to sit and enjoy their lunch.
5 Christina Kennon, Rochester Institute of Technology - Christina is interning in our Photography department. “I'm currently working on the December Everyday Foods issue. We photograph the issue in its entirety in about eight days.”
6 Carissa Simmons, University of New Mexico - As one of the Photography interns, Carissa helps out during shoots for our magazine publications.
7 Lee Kirkpatrick, Columbus College of Art & Design - Lee is the Style intern and has been assisting our PR firm with our merchandise showcase event this past July.
8 Alexia Conley, UNC Chapel Hill - She’s the Style intern for Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine. Alexia helps with crafting projects for the magazine and with photo shoots. She also enjoys being an occasional taste-tester for featured cakes and desserts.
9 Francesca Lee, University of Virginia - As the Executive Administrative intern, Francesca works closely with our CFO’s assistant to maintain his calendar and schedule meetings in our conference rooms. “It’s really exciting to be surrounded by people who are the playmakers for this company. It’s also pretty surreal to be sitting within a stone’s throw of Martha’s office.”
10 Alex Grossman, High Point University - As our intern in the Corporate Communications department, Alex has been helping with our merchandise showcase event this July at the Susan Magrino Agency. “I have really enjoyed all of the opportunities I have had through this internship because it has given me a whole new outlook on PR and event planning.”
11 Bridget LaPoint, Bucknell University - She’s our Advertising and Marketing intern. Bridget is truly enjoying her time here. “The best part about interning at MSLO is every day is different and the projects I’ve worked on are both interesting and inspiring!”
12 Pamela Sepelya, Rutgers University - As our Finance intern, Pamela assists with internal audits and organizing our vendor files. “In addition to the wonderful experience of working with the finance department, the view of the Hudson from the office is something I will never forget.”
13 The interns were also curious about my favorite meal to make after a long day at work. I told them that my refrigerator is usually empty because I like working with the fresh ingredients from my garden. Typically, I love a simple salad and an omelet.
14 Julia Boehlke, Rhode Island School of Design - As the Textiles intern, Julia helps with product design.
15 Ahyoung Sun, Carnegie Mellon University - As the Everyday Foods intern, Ahyoung is currently working in our test kitchen, testing recipes and organizing the props and food for Sarah Carey’s video shoots. “The best part about being at MSLO is working with really great people and having to work in a kitchen with the best view”
16 Aaron Garza, Brigham Young University - As an intern in the Art department for our Living magazine, Aaron recently helped create an interactive map for the August iPad issue. His favorite “project” so far was modeling for Living magazine’s Halloween feature. Look for him in the October issue!
17 Katherine Robinson, Pratt Institute - As the Art intern for Whole Living Magazine, Katherine has helped design the stationary for the magazine and has been helping with the print and digital (iPad) layouts for the September and October issues.
18 Danielle Foster, our Integrated Marketing Intern asked, “What are you best tips for being a good hostess when having overnight guests?” I responded by talking about the overnight guests from Japan I recently hosted. Having a delicious breakfast was key, as well as comfortable bedding.
19 Alexi Bullock, Brigham Young University - She's our Graphic Design intern in the Books and Special Projects department. Currently she's assisting on our upcoming books about kids crafts and aging gracefully.
20 Amber Mauriello, Special Projects Group Editorial Intern asked, “As a brand new fur-mom, what do you think is the best way to build a trusting, close relationship with my pup?” I responded by saying you should bite the dog’s cheek because the dog's mother does that to establish that relationship.
21 Becky Mickel, Washington and Lee University - Becky is the Editorial intern for MSLO. So far, her favorite experiences here have happened in Studio C (the location for our luncheon). “From sifting through called-in products for photo shoots, to our intern lunch with Martha, the studio is where creativity and collaboration flourish.”
22 Brittany Steele, Stony Brook University - She interns in the Photography department of Living and Whole Living. Brittany has been working on getting Jack-o’-Lantern festival pictures in for our October Issue.
23 Taylor Combs, University of Missouri - Taylor is in the Web department for MSLO and helps create online galleries of some of our best appetizer and entertaining recipes so hosts will be able to find them all in one place. “I’ve also been Pinning and Tweeting; it’s inspiring to see how we can engage readers on these platforms.”
24 A delectable lunch was served from Sullivan Street Bakery. Jim Lahey just opened up a new shop in our Chelsea neighborhood. http://www.sullivanstreetbakery.com/home
25 Yummy focaccia and prosciutto sandwiches
26 An amazing combination of arugula, dill, cucumber, tomato, and mandarin oranges on Sullivan's freshly baked bread
27 These chocolate chip cookies were the perfect finish to our lunch.
28 Iced tea is my favorite refreshment for these hot summer days.
29 Lee Kirkpatrick, our intern in the Style department, flashes a smile while chatting with the other interns.
30 Brittany Germyn (seated second from left) is the Advertising and Marketing intern for Weddings magazine. After telling her that I also owned her white daisy dress, she humored everyone by giving a twirl.