This Friday I will be venturing south of the border with a friend of mine to the great Walden Galleria in the city of Buffalo, New York, where there is a lovely Macy's department store. Living in Canada, and therefore being deprived of some pretty fantastic US stores, including Macy's, this is a big treat. I really don't know why we don't have Macy's in Canada. I'm sure it has something to do with NAFTA and the competition bureau, but so be it. We Canadians will make the trip - especially with our dollar doing as well as it is. A Martha Moments reader, Trellis Smith, sent me this terrific Macy's ad featuring Martha. I was so impressed by Martha's magic (and her legs) that I decided to let you in on some of the things I'll be looking for at Macy's this Friday.
My favourite class of merchandise from the Martha Stewart Collection is the kitchenware. I love the styles and varieties available - and I especially love the use of colour. My preference in the kitchen is for neutral and light colours with pattern kept to a bare minimum. What the Martha Stewart Collection has always done is to use colour in bold but small doses, which lends to the modern impact of the design.
I love this set of five ceramic mixing bowls that are white on the exteriors and painted beautiful shades of primary colours on the interiors. The nesting design helps with efficient storage.
I love, love, love these food storage containers that are based on a vintage design. Each tin canister holds up to 16 cups of ingredients.
This 9-piece cutlery set has all the essentials a chef needs to slice and dice. Each tool has a soft, ergonomically-designed handle in retro shades and a precision blade. The honing steel and kitchen shears are nice additions.
I like the idea of keeping all your measuring cups and spoons together on a single ring when you store them. These ones are stainless steel with extra-long handles for reaching into canisters and jars. When you use them, you can remove them from the ring and get to work.