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Martha Stewart Living October 2018

We've expanded our magazine to bring you more of the ideas you want for organizing, entertaining, cooking, and decorating- all in one place. Plus, our special Gardening issue, Entertaining Issue, Decorating Issue and Holiday issue are all yours to enjoy as a subscriber.

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martha’s october

(RUVEN AFANADOR)WHAT WILL MARTHA BE THIS YEAR?See a hit parade of her past Halloween costumes at, and follow us @marthastewart and Martha herself @marthastewart48.And for more Halloween ideas, visit ■…

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good as gold

THE BLUE HOUR, that time of day right before sunrise and after sunset, certainly has its merits when it comes to beauty. But I love the magic of the golden hour, those moments just after sunrise and before sunset when the world turns soft, sun-dappled, and particularly stunning. It’s the perfect light for capturing breathtaking outdoor photos—seemingly everything (and everyone) is illuminated. Happy hour, indeed.For me, October is the golden month of our year, and it’s one of my favorites. It borrows its brilliantly balanced weather from the warmer months that precede it, and the cooler ones that follow. The light during this time is also awe-inspiring. Thanks to the sun’s new angle, it cues up crisp mornings and stretches out over beautiful autumnal afternoons. Add fall’s fiery leaves and…

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out & about

| ON THE ROAD |TREAD LIGHTLYWalking tours of haunted historic places offer brainier thrills than sticking your hand in a bowl of cold spaghetti. On the torchlit Horseman’s Hollow trail at Philipsburg Manor (right), the 18th-century gristmill made legendary by Washington Irving, you’ll circle the misty pond, then cross the famed bridge and come face-to-torso with a certain headless horseman, just like Ichabod Crane. Here, three more attractions.Sleepy Hollow, New York; hudsonvalley.orgSEATTLESee Pike Place Market’s dark side: Storytellers reveal its back alleys, where crumbling abandoned graveyards await. eventbrite.comNEWPORT, KENTUCKYThis popular gangster-ghost tour takes you to the lairs of criminals seeking revenge beyond the grave. americanlegacytours.comANNAPOLIS, MARYLANDA candlelit stroll drops by founding father William Paca’s home, where objects are said to hover in midair.| ON OUR BOOKSHELF |The takeaway from…

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dress up your pup

BARCStoberfestEnter your furry BFF in this Baltimore costume contest (October 27), then practice down dog together at a yoga class, race in a fun run till you both pant, and sit and stay at a beer garden.barcstoberfest.orgBarkitecture AustinThe bar for creative getups is high at this Texas event (October 28), where you can also bid on your dog’s dream home: Past models on display have had midcentury-modern details, cedar decks, and real solar roofs.barkitectureatx.comHaute Dog Howl’oween ParadeMore than 400 Fidos will be suiting up in Long Beach, California, for the annual competition (October 28). Previous years’ highlights include Boston terriers throwing a tea party and pioneering “prairie dogs” in a covered ■…

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sip of the season

FRESH PICKS Martha grows a variety of apples on her farm, including ‘Gravenstein’, which are especially good in cider.When I moved to my farm about 17 years ago, there on the property were several dozen old, shapely apple trees. My second year there, I harvested my first full crop from them. I was astonished at their productivity, the variety of fruits, and the absolute tastiness of the apples. I had not touched the trees since I moved in: They had not been pruned, nor sprayed or fed, yet they produced a flavorful crop that was excellent for both eating and baking, and amazingly juicy for pressing.My first thought was This is great apple country. The open land, oriented toward the north, was right for planting, and the soil, which I…

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good things

| CELEBRATE |SMOKE & MIRRORSCreate an entrance that transports all who dare to step inside with these eerily elegant ideas. Entwine your sconces with hissing snakes, place dramatic black calla lilies in vessels dark as tombstones, and unleash the ghost who’s been trapped behind the glass. One glimpse, and friends will never forget the night they reached for your candy bowl.To re-create our haunted mirror: Download the template at Measure your mirror. Head to your local copy shop and give them the template file and mirror measurements. Tell them you want to have the image in the file printed on removable clear vinyl adhesive the size of your mirror. (FedEx Office can create these for from $78 per square foot.)If you prefer to craft one from scratch: Photocopy your…