9.17.2016

The October Issue

October for me means sweaters and tea and pumpkin everything. It means curling up to read in a cozy corner and venturing out on a crisp afternoon to wander under canopies of golden leaves. I love fall and everything to do with this wonderful season. The October issue of Martha Stewart Living does a very good job of celebrating autumn; food articles on roasting and brown butter call to mind so many savory memories. A feature on kitchen renovations has me re-evaluating how I organize my own kitchen and a beautiful story on floral patterns at home has rekindled my interest in subtle pattern play. Halloween lovers may be a tad disappointed; there are only a few mentions of the holiday, especially in the Good Things column. Overall, though, it is an issue that I will enjoy devouring! (And how about that cover!)

7 comments:

Caitlin Cunningham said...

Yes, VERY disappointed in the obvious absence of Halloween. Martha Stewart has always been one I can count on to honor my favorite holiday with true grit and ghoulish style! Who's running this ship now anyway?

Unknown said...

No Halloween issue this year?

Chris said...

Absolutely a beautiful cover and I, for one, love that Halloween isn't the main subject. Fall is also my favorite time of year - like going to all the festivals and picking apples. In my area there's a large pumpkin festival and every age group is represented in the contest to see who's the most creative, ghoulish, and just plain cute. This issue is one of the best in quite some time as far as I'm concerned.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to reading this! Any idea if there will be a special Halloween magazine this year?

Anonymous said...

Great issue and love the cover! I'm not much of a Halloween person - I like what you described - harvest, pumpkins etc. - so I'm happy with more of a general fall approach too.

ANDREW RITCHIE said...

No special Halloween issue this year. There are generally two per year and this year it was Organizing and the Special 25th Anniversary Issue.

Anonymous said...

Lack of Halloween is disappointing. The used to do it well and still cover fall well in both their Nov and Oct issues. Perhaps, this will mean a bounty of ideas next year. I wonder if this is a reflections of the smaller staff they now have.