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A Bridal Market Gala, Spooky Halloween Happenings, and More: The Latest from Martha's Blog

This week, Martha has plenty of things to celebrate. Come along -- you're invited!

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This year's bridal market event was a fun and successful evening. (Photo by Clint Spaulding)

Martha Stewart Weddings Bridal Market Party

It’s New York City’s autumn bridal market fashion week, and to celebrate, hundreds of guests attended our 15th annual Martha Stewart Weddings Bridal Party at the historic Starrett-Lehigh Building.

 

Bridal market showcases the very best in weddings, including fashion, beauty, themes, and trends. This year, our gala’s theme was "come shine with us," and everything from the decor and food to the guest attire sparkled.

 

See more coverage of the bridal market on Martha Stewart Weddings Instagram.

 

And thank you so much to all the wonderful vendors who collaborated with our Weddings team: Matthew David Celebrations, Peter Callahan, Levy Lighting, Christian Oth, Taylor Creative, Elan Artists, Illy Coffee, Creme Delicious, Milk Bar, Gumbo Bros., Warren Tricomi, Nova Fragrances, Cover Girl, Wedding Paper Divas, Smilebooth, Go Flip Yourself, Tito's Vodka, SpeakWines, Charles Smith Wines, Rose BrandMichaels, and Amazon.com.

 

Read More About the Bridal Market Party on Martha's Blog
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Vicky explained step by step how to set up and configure my Enjoy service -- connecting to Wi-Fi service, creating a security code and Touch ID, and applying all the right settings.

A Visit with an Expert from Enjoy

A new company is looking to revolutionize the way people buy and experience technology.

 

Enjoy is a personal commerce platform that serves as a third-party liaison between leading manufacturers and their customers. The technology start-up allows Web-enabled consumers to purchase high-end electronics and then choose a specific time and place for an Enjoy tech-savvy employee to deliver and review how the device works. 

 

Recently, I tried Enjoy’s service on my new iPhone 6s Plus. Enjoy the short video.

 

Read More About Enjoy on Martha's Blog
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Crunch's George Cabrerra spoke about the company's exercise programs with Leticia Vazquez, Elias Santiago, and Megan West.

Our 2015 Employee Wellness Expo

Our annual Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Employee Wellness Expo continues to be a big success.

 

The event kicked off the cold season by offering free flu shots and biometric screenings for blood pressure and cholesterol. It also gathered a variety of health, fitness, and beauty professionals to share their expertise and advice with my valued employees.

 

Our wellness expo is a great way to bring awareness about the many ways we can all live well. 

 

Read More About the Wellness Expo on Martha's Blog
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Cover the pot and place over high heat.

Making My Favorite Pink Applesauce

One morning this week, I decided to make some delicious pink applesauce. I discovered how to make it purely by accident, while making a batch of regular applesauce. I prepared my apples -- skins on -- and decided I wanted to make the sauce more tart, so I added lemon juice, and once they were cooked, I noticed the red of the skins had turned the flesh pink. I’ve been making pink applesauce ever since.

 

 

 

Read More About the Pink Applesauce on Martha's Blog
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It will be so much fun to decorate with this year's harvest. Happy autumn!

Harvesting Pumpkins at My Farm

Here in the Northeast, autumn is in full swing, and that means it's pumpkin-picking time at my farm.

 

Every June, my gardeners and I plant pumpkin seeds in a corner of the farm behind my main greenhouse and cutting garden. By October, the pumpkins, squash, and gourds are ready to be harvested.

 

Last week, we collected a nice amount of these beautifully colored cucurbits. Our seeds came from several companies, including:

 

Sow True Seed
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Irish Eyes Garden Seeds
Renee’s Garden
Seed Savers Exchange
Kitazawa Seed Company
Natural Gardening Company
Johnny’s Selected Seeds

 

 

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I try to take very good care of these beautiful carriages.

A Barn Tour at My Cantitoe Corners Farm

This week, the Bedford Riding Lanes Association (BRLA) held its most recent fund-raiser, the BRLA Barn Tour. The BRLA is a publicly supported nonprofit organization that maintains and develops the historic system of trails and dirt roads.

 

Many of the trails run through private estates, and occasionally the association organizes barn tours so visitors can see some of the stunning facilities in the vicinity. I am always so honored to open my Cantitoe Corners Stable and Carriage House for its tours.

Read More About the Tour on Martha's Blog
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Here I was with visual artist Michael Natiello, in front of the "Covered Bridge." As creative director of the Historic Hudson Valley's Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze, Michael created the patterns for the carvings, designed the installations, and oversaw the layout and setup of the exhibit.

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze

The electrifying Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze returns to the Historic Hudson Valley Van Cortlandt Manor House for another year.

 

If you’re in the New York City tristate area any time during the next few weeks, I encourage you to visit the the Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson. Through November 15, the Historic Hudson Valley turns the Manor House landscape into a Halloween wonderland, with thousands of carved and illuminated jack-o'-lanterns inspired by themes of the 18th century and other more traditional Halloween subjects. 

 

The exhibit is under the direction of Michael Natiello, the creative director of Historic Hudson Valley and the “head carver” of the Blaze event. 

 

Read More About the Event on Martha's Blog
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