In the late nineties, after a few years of reading Martha Stewart Living magazine on a regular basis, I came to view the September issue as the most prodigious. It was, during that phase of the magazine's history, the issue that was wholeheartedly devoted to decorating and all things to do with making the home beautiful, livable and enjoyable. The September issue has evolved over the years - and has gone through various incarnations - but this year seems to mark something of a return to those late-nineties vibes.
What strikes me this year more than ever is how important the home really is. This past spring, we were required to spend months indoors for the good of public health and are only now gathering the courage to maybe venture a little further afield. And yet, that feeling of 'being home' still brings us the most comfort, I find. Thank goodness for Martha Stewart Living to unabashedly help us navigate and elevate the humble home.
SEPTEMBER ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS:
Favourite Good Thing: Page 24, Crop Art: DIY your way back to school. Click here.
Favourite Recipe: Page 87, One-Bowl Chocolate Layer Cake
Favourite Find: Page 13, Martha's impressive McCoy collection makes me want to start one too!
Favourite Feature: Page 74, Florals for fall really IS groundbreaking! Dahlia Fields Forever