I have never been classified as “domestic” by any means. I rarely am seen in an apron, petting a dog, or caring for a child. Over the past five years, however, my interest in cooking, photography, and reading have cornered me somewhat — I guess I have to now consider myself “semi-domestic” (like Sandra Lee makes only Semi Homemade foods). Since I have started cooking and blogging about my love for food/restaurants, I have obviously taken a liking to the one and only Martha Stewart. Out of the hundreds of food related magazines I purchase every month, I have to admit her’s is by far the most visually pleasing. It is also scary simplistic — mostly every recipe is less than 5 ingredients. I don’t know how it’s possible for her to create dishes with less ingredients listed than words in the title — but she somehow she manages to. I love her clean style of living. I can see her sitting in her Hamptons house — in a crisp white button up, jeans freshly tailored reading the New York Times waiting for her legendary Mac and Cheese to start bubbling.
When it comes to her desserts, my mouth salivates at the thought of Martha’s creations. Perhaps I’m too old to yearn for butterfly pretzel cupcakes for my 21st birthday dessert but it’s ok. Her cupcakes are especially beautiful and sophisticated. They aren’t over the top yet they do bring a level of excitement that’s rarely seen on cupcakes.
The other aspect of her empire that I adore is her outdoor decorating. Personally, I live in a college style apartment so my desire to slave over the table with a hot glue gun to make “trimmings” for my pillows is very low. Her outdoor spreads in the magazine, however, are out of this world. I don’t really have a lot of outdoor events seeing as that I live in a Brownstone with a lovely view of the dumpsters. But if and when I own my own house (furnished with Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn of course), I will most definitely be incorporating many of Martha’s ideas.
So in conclusion, Martha, if you happen to stumble upon this page, I hope you take it upon yourself to obtain my contact information and give me a ring. I would be more than willing to help in furtheing your already successful empire. I would even burn my fingers with the hot glue gun for you — now that’s love.