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Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart Living March 2016

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in this issue

1 min.
martha’s month

Martha’s Irish Soda Bread for Kevin Active Time: 20 min. Total Time: 1 hr. 30 min. Serves: 6 to 8 1⅓ cups whole milk ⅓ cup apple-cider vinegar 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 2½ teaspoons coarse salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1 cup unprocessed wheat bran ¼ cup caraway seeds 1 cup raisins (5 ounces) 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix milk and vinegar; let stand until thickened, about 5 minutes. 2. Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in bran, seeds, and raisins. 3. Add milk mixture; stir until dough just holds together but is still sticky. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Pat dough into a round loaf, about 7 inches in diameter.…

2 min.
out & about

@seenbysharkey @miguelfloresvianna INSTAGRAM FAVORITE Our decorating director, Kevin Sharkey, counts many design enthusiasts among his followers—check out the stunning arrangement in his living room, top, to understand why. But when he wants to get inspired, he looks to tastemakers such as photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna, whose vibrant feed is full of travel, lifestyle, and interior images. Kevin particularly loves this tableau of pears on Moroccan embroidered fabric, bottom. Be sure to check out both accounts—and ours—for more design inspiration. @marthastewart ON OUR BOOKSHELF It’s National Reading Month, the annual celebration that has spawned book events around the country, and our editors have been eager to join in on the fun and discovery. This year, we can’t wait to crack open a stack of spring releases. Whether you’re looking to lose yourself in an engrossing novel, take a…

2 min.
editor’s letter

I AM A CHARTER SUBSCRIBER TO THIS MAGAZINE. And it might surprise you to learn that I’ve remained a subscriber throughout the 23 years I’ve worked here. This is the 250th issue I’ve had a hand in, and I have loved having each and every one come through my mail slot at home, allowing me to experience the magazine the way you, our readers, do. Starting next month, that moment of receiving Martha Stewart Living will take on a new meaning for me— because this issue is my last as editor in chief. I feel so fortunate to have contributed to this magazine and its many extensions. It is a brand that embodies creativity, beauty, and ingenuity. Of course, those qualities come directly from Martha, who is a truly inspiring mentor…

3 min.
growing interest

A Trip to Maine I invited the Garden Conservancy’s Society of Fellows to visit my garden at Skylands last summer. Clockwise from left: The stone terrace is planted with containers I’ve collected over the years. The fellows travel throughout the world on gardenstudy tours; we spent a delightful morning at Skylands. A faux-bois table sits in the woodland garden. The stone stairway was designed by landscape architect Jens Jensen in the 1920s. Iam a voyeur of the first order when it comes to other people’s gardens. An organization that permits me to visit and study remarkable landscapes from the East to the West Coast is the Garden Conservancy (garden conservancy.org), founded 26 years ago by the legendary American gardener Frank Cabot. The mission of the conservancy is simple: to save and share…

6 min.
good things

CRAFT FULL CIRCLE Transform inexpensive wooden beads into a trivet lovely enough to hang on a kitchen wall. Simply paint the beads, then thread a cord through them to create a functional accessory that will protect any surface. For the how-to, turn the page. HOW-TO Wooden-Bead Trivet Supplies Craft paint and paintbrush Wooden beads Leather cord, about 2 feet long Round wooden beads, from $3.25 for 100, craftparts.com. Multisurface paint, in Wild Salmon and Gray Wolf, by Martha Stewart Crafts, $2.50 for 2 oz., michaels.com. 1. Paint all but largest beads (since direct heat may wear away the color on them); let dry, 1 hour. String onto cord, alternating between large and small sizes. Adjust trivet size by adding or removing beads. 2. Tie cord ends together tightly so beads form a ring; trim excess, or tie into a loop to…

2 min.
quick draw

1. Matte This texture forgoes the flash for a shine-free, suedelike finish that looks both retro and modern. Bobbi Brown Art Stick, in Dusty Pink, $28, bobbibrowncosmetics.com. 2. Moisture These sticks hydrate without feeling goopy—while adding a pop of color, too. Cover Girl Colorlicious Jumbo Gloss Balm Cream, in Strawberry Frappe, $8.50, covergirl.com. 3. Long Wearing Finely milled powders grab onto lips without drying them and stay put through power lunches and long days. Touch in Sol One Second Vivid lip crayon, in Wild Tangerine, $16, sephora.com. 4. Sheer Expect a heavy dose of hydration with a hint of color— perfect for the minimalist. Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing lip-color balm, in Mighty Mimosa, $17, clinique.com. 5. Intense Color Don’t be fooled by their utilitarian appearance—these glide on easily for goofproof instant drama. Lipstick Queen Cupid’s Bow, in Eros, $22,…