The September issue of Martha Stewart Living arrived in my mailbox today and it marks the start of my most favorite issues of the year... September - December.
For the last several years, the September issue has always been marked as the "Decorating Issue;" this year, it's 'rebranded' as the "Home Issue" and in my humble opinion, three words describe it: fab-u-lous!
This issue is so full of inspiration for anyone who enjoys making a house a home. From a great 'how to' on different types of cake icings/frosting's ("Icing on the Cake," p.148) to a beautiful tour of a seaside home in Maine ("Maine Character," p. 154) this issue is indeed about more than decorating!
Martha gives us her top 50 kitchen tips ("Martha's 50 Top Kitchen Tips," p. 126) to keep your kitchen running smooth and well organized.
A year plus in the making, readers of the September issue will get to see the end result of Kevin Sharkey's 18 month, painstaking apartment renovation. ("Home at Last," p. 136) The apartment is stunning.
There are excellent gardening articles, furniture first-aid, and the decorating departments top 100 products in the regular feature "Great Finds."
Readers will notice an updated design to the magazine, which Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Holden indicates is the "ultimate reflection of who we are as a magazine now.."
While I can't say it's my favorite cover of all time - I can easily say this is one of the best September issues I've read in a long time.
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