"Learn something new everyday." This is a mantra that Martha Stewart has always espoused and the information contained in Martha Stewart Living magazine has always lived up to this guiding principle. The June, 2001, issue of the magazine is one of the most informative summer volumes the editors have produced to date. From identifying the good bugs in your garden from the bad to installing summer screens to detailing a car, the issue imparts knowledge and wisdom on every single page. It's beautiful to look at, too! Vintage dish towels, ice cream bombes and cooking crabs never looked so good!
One of the biggest selling features of Martha Stewart Living magazine - at least for me - is the information it contains and the knowledge I gain from its pages. The knowledge sticks because of its delivery method: inspiring, creative presentations of ideas and the history behind so many 'everyday' objects and routines told through captivating editorials that hold interest. These are the elements that make me a collector, that entice me to save every single issue and that keep me returning to former issues long after publication. Click here to read the other volumes of this column and see my other favourites so far.
I've never tried (or made) an ice-cream bombe, but the process fascinates me, and the end results look so astounding - not to mention delicious. I first learned about bombes because of the 2001 June issue of Martha Stewart Living. Click here to read about bombes and how to make them.
I count this cover as one of the best Martha Stewart Living has ever produced. It's among my top-five favourites.