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Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart Living May 2019

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.

United States
Meredith Corporation
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10 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
little leaps

SOMETIMES GOOD THINGS can come out of bad things. I first dove into Martha Stewart Living the winter my father died, nearly 30 years ago. I was 16, and the loss was a wake-up call. At first, lots of things just felt frivolous: Fashion trends suddenly seemed silly; juicy gossip, not so juicy; and the news of the day, well, not always so newsy (or uplifting). But when I cracked open Living—then my mom’s magazine—or watched Martha’s show, it took me to a different place, one that gave comfort, but also taught how to give it. I could get lost in dreamy gardens and creative projects, and I found those ideas could make life a little better. Helping my mom pick up around the house, for example, began to feel like…

2 min.
out & about

ON THE ROAD DOWN SOUTH With its grand antebellum architecture and Spanish moss–shaded streets, Savannah, Georgia’s oldest city, is a timeless charmer. But a chic hotel-and-food scene is making it a modern getaway. Grab a pulled-pork-and-pepper-relish sandwich at the Grey Market’s convivial lunch counter (right), then start exploring. STAY at the Alida hotel for quick access to the riverfront and downtown—that’s if you can pull yourself away from its cozy-cool décor and cabana-flanked rooftop pool. SHOP boutique-lined Broughton Street. Duck into the Paris Market and Brocante to get lost among artfully curated antique chandeliers, leather goods, and jewelry. STROLL through historic downtown with a bourbon-peach Savannah smash from the hotel (it’s legal to sip on the go), then picnic under the grand southern live oaks at Forsyth Park. ON OUR BOOKSHELF My Mexico City Kitchen (Lorena Jones…

2 min.
martha stewart

FOUNDER AND CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER MARTHA STEWART EDITOR IN CHIEF ELIZABETH GRAVES Editorial General Manager Meesha Diaz Haddad Creative Director Abbey Kuster-Prokell Executive Editor Jennifer Tung EDITORIAL Copy Chief/Articles Editor Myles McDonnell Features & Garden Editor Melissa Ozawa Home Editor Lorna Aragon Senior Editor Elyse Moody Research Director Ann Sackrider Associate Editor Claire Sullivan Editorial Assistant Erica Sloan DIGITAL Executive Editor Jennifer Cress Deputy Editor Gabriella Rello Senior Food Editor Victoria Spencer Senior Home & Style Editor Tina Chadha Editor Alexandra Churchill Associate Editor Zee Krstic Social Media Manager Christina Park FOOD & ENTERTAINING Editorial Director Sarah Carey Deputy Editor Greg Lofts Editor at Large Shira Bocar Senior Editor Lauryn Tyrell Assistant Editor Riley Wofford ART Art Director James Maikowski Senior Associate Art Director Laura Lutz Design Production Manager Judy Glasser Art/Photo Assistant Madeline Warshaw STYLE Director Tanya Graff Editor at Large Naomi deMañana Editorial Assistant Jaclyn DeNardi PHOTO Director Dawn Sinkowski Editor Joanna T. Garcia CONTRIBUTORS Eleni N. Gage, Melañio Gomez, Thomas Joseph, Fritz Karch, Ryan McCallister, Hannah…

3 min.
shape shifters

There are so many reasons to grow boxwood: It’s gloriously evergreen, fragrant, deer-resistant, and long-lived. The plants can be large or small, and are easily shaped into hedges, borders, topiaries, and accent plants. And their history is rich. The ornamental shrub has been cultivated for millennia: It appears in The Epic of Gilgamesh, circa 2000 BCE; was discovered in ancient Egyptian tombs; and later figured in architectural plans for English, French, Belgian, and Italian gardens. When Europeans brought the plant to North America in the mid-1600s, it quickly flourished up and down the Atlantic seaboard, including at the homes of our founding fathers. When I devised the plan for my farm almost two decades ago, I started by laying out boxwood hedges and accent shrubs. I was lucky to be introduced…

6 min.
good things

CELEBRATE SPECIAL DELIVERY Knock, knock. Who’s there? A spring tradition dating back generations. In the 1800s and early 1900s, kids would mark the first of May by hanging baskets of flowers on neighbors’ doorknobs, ringing the bell, and dashing. For a modern spin, surprise a friend on your block—or a coworker or teacher—with simple stems wrapped in paper, and bundled with treats in a net bag they can reuse at the greenmarket for seasons to come. INSTANT UPGRADE Flat-Out Genius Here’s an off-the-wall idea for self-adhesive wallpaper: Choose one in a natural-stone pattern like marble, quartz, or this speckled terrazzo, and customize a shelf or coffee table. It’s fast and foolproof to apply. Measure the area you want to cover, trim the paper to fit, remove the backing a little at a time, and press…

8 min.
room for improvement

1. Try New Textiles “Bathrooms are full of noncom‑ mittal choices you can switch out,” says Saoli Chu, an interior designer at Block, a bathroom-renovation start-up based in Brooklyn. A standard six-by-six-foot shower curtain is about the size of a wall, and updating it can be as transformative as an allover coat of paint, especially in a small space. Even swapping out plastic or acrylic rings for polished metal gives your room a “higher-end look,” Chu adds. Then replace the things you touch daily. Luxe versions, like plush cotton towels, soft rugs, or a nicer ceramic soap dish, really refine the place. THE DETAILS: Macy’s Martha Stewart Collection Quick Dry reversible 100 percent–cotton towels, in Aqua Glass, from $10 each, macys.com. 2. Increase the Pressure A spa-like showerhead will bring you daily joy, and…