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Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart Living March 2014

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10 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
out & about

FLEA-MARKET FIND A full set of vintage tea or cocktail napkins can be elusive. Instead, embrace singular designs, especially those with monograms, embroidery, or lace details. For a more modern feel, mix your finds with solid, contemporary napkins. eBay search terms: vintage cloth napkins, antique linen napkins ON THE ROAD In Portland, Oregon’s vibrant West End neighborhood, Woonwinkel—which means “home shop” in Dutch—stands out for its gallery-like aesthetic. The shop’s items feature bold colors and modern shapes (with just a hint of quirkiness). Woonwinkel, Portland, Oregon woonwinkelhome.com AMERICAN MADE Shop for unique artisanal finds at our American Made Market, curated by Living editors, on eBay. Check back every month for new additions, such as these wall hooks by Scout Regalia. ebay.com/americanmade AMERICAN TREASURE The New York Botanical Garden’s annual orchid show is beloved for its extravagant displays of unusual orchids.…

3 min.
editor’s letter

Around this time of year, I tend to feel as if I’ve been under a heaping pile of sooty New York City snow or taxrelated paperwork for months. Isn’t a boost of color what we all crave to get us through to spring? The feature stories in this, our color issue, offer plenty of bright, cheery inspiration. Everyone sees color differently, and I always admire those who have a strong point of view about shades and hues (my mom, for instance—see “Pretty in Pink,” right). Just as I appreciate the cool, soothing spectrum of blues in architect David Rau’s Richmond, Virginia, home (“A Blueprint for Color,” page 106), I’m also inspired by the bold, poppy colors embraced by Marfa, Texas, furniture and home designers Jamey and Constance Garza (“Big & Bright,”…

4 min.
celebrating with elmo

Falling in love with Elmo, a furry red monster with a big orange nose and bulging white eyes, was easy for Jude. At 1 year of age, while learning to brush the baby teeth that were just starting to fill her mouth, she saw a tiny image of a delightful red creature on the toothpaste tube. According to Alexis, Jude’s mother, it was love at first sight. Jude gradually accumulated many stuffed toys in the image of Elmo: floppy, lovable, nontraditional, quirky, a friendly, huggable “little red menace” who became the only “character” allowed in Jude’s bedroom and playroom. When Truman was born, a year minus two days before Jude’s first birthday (providing a good opportunity to have one celebration for both), another creature was granted entry: Grover, a bright-blue monster…

2 min.
a tight-knit partnership

WALK INTO PURL SOHO, in New York City, and you’ll see a flurry of activity: staffers cutting yards of fabric, customers armed with skeins of yarn, novices learning how to crochet. It’s hard to believe that its founder, Joelle Hoverson (top center, middle), had only been seriously knitting for a few years when she opened the shop in 2002. As a style editor at Martha Stewart Living, she had fallen in love with the skill after reading a story on knitting in the magazine. She took the article home and promptly taught herself. “It became a real obsession,” she says. More than a decade later, Hoverson, now joined by her sister Jen Hoverson Jahnke (top center, right) and former Living colleague Page Marchese Norman, has turned what began as a…

2 min.
new york city

EAT Local Purl’s Joelle Hoverson, Jen Jahnke, and Page Norman recommend starting your morning with a cup of the organic Sullivan Street–blend coffee and a delectable corn muffin at this jewel-box cafe. 144 Sullivan Street, 212-253-2601. Omen An old-school SoHo stalwart, the sister restaurant to the Kyoto original serves authentic Japanese country fare in a peaceful setting. Purl favorites are the chiso rice and the homemade udon. 113 Thompson Street, 212-925-8923. Freemans Tucked away in a quiet alley, the cozy restaurant serves specialty cocktails and tasty dishes that draw on old-world traditions. Norman swears by the gnocchi (so light they “practically melt in your mouth”). The end of Freeman Alley, between the Bowery and Chrystie Street, freemansrestaurant.com. BROWSE De Vera “It’s like no other place,” Norman says of the beautifully curated shop, which expertly displays museumworthy art, jewelry, and…

1 min.
editors’ picks

TURN OVER A NEW LEAF There’s no better way to ward off winter’s last chill than lingering over a steaming cup of tea. Elevate this beloved ritual with sophisticated blends and accessories. A Perfect Blend Handcrafted and subtly floral, this organic black tea has a smooth finish. The Queen’s Guard Traveller Caddy, $37, bellocq.com. Pot of Gold This heat-resistant glass tea vessel has a cheery yellow strainer and lid for one-stop steeping. By Unimug, $25, abchome.com. Pour Thing A gorgeous palepink Limogesporcelain teapot holds enough for two cups. By Mud Australia, $185, 646-590-1964. Hot Commodity Boil water in a jiffy, thanks to the kettle’s aluminum base. By Martha Stewart Collection, 4 qt., $70, macys.com. Create a Stir Whirl in sugar with style, using these elegant matte gold spoons. By Nagasaki, $12 each, canvas homestore.com. It’s Electric Choose from six temperature options on this…