For those you who don’t know, I’m a huge home decorating junky and Martha Stewart, who stands at about 5’10”, is one of my favorite decorators. Being at the right place at the right time, I was lucky enough to be offered a free ticket for her book signing (Martha’s Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations) in DC at Constitution Hall.
The event started off with an introduction. Then she took the stage and walked the audience through the various events in the book. After her slide show she was interviewed for 3o minutes, which was then proceeded by the book signing. The interview was very interesting. It gave the audience a glimpse into her humble beginnings and then soon explained how she became the success she is now. Of particular interest was how she began working on Wall Street to then running a catering business in Connecticut. From there she co-wrote a book that eventually led to Martha Stewart Living magazine that ultimately jumpstarted her mega empire.
As she spoke it was apparent that her love for family and friends was just as important as her love for decorating, gardening and cooking. She looked exactly the same as she does on TV and in her magazine. I loved that she made sure during the book signing to have an abundance of green pens that matched the cover. Only Martha.
The pictures in the book are stunning. If you like cooking the end of the book has tons of recipes. Here is a picture of the 1st edition 1st printing signed copy of Martha’s Entertaining: A Year of Celebrations.
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[Not so great cell pic. Since it was unexpected I didn’t have my mega camera. It was also a million people there.]