Except for Jesus, there is no one in the history of the world that I would rather meet than Martha Stewart. That is not an exaggeration. It is a dry fact. Today, I got to do what very few people on the earth have ever done; I lived out my wildest, most fantastic dream. I met Martha Stewart.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Not only that, but I spent the day with her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I ran out of words. How can I convey the bliss? I think I just might name my next daughter Candace, after my friend Candace, who toted me along on this amazing adventure. Candace Martha Darais. What do you think?
We baked biscuits with Martha. We ate the most delicious meal I have ever had (that Martha cooked herself) with Martha. We got our make-up done by Martha’s make-up artist. We toured Martha’s farm several times, once with Martha. We helped set up for Martha’s party. We attended Martha’s (Audubon) party. We picked apples from Martha’s espaliered apple trees. We met and pet Martha’s dogs. And horses. We saw Martha’s grandchildren, Kevin Sharkey, and Ryan (her head gardner). We walked around Martha’s house and poked around her basement. We ate ourselves sick at the party.
In short, the day was unbelievable. And Martha in person? Is even better than on T.V.. So natural, gracious, straight-forward, hospitable, interesting, funny, beautiful…Let’s just say, I left more convinced than ever that Martha is a demi-God. And she even made jokes at the party about her imprisonment. What a woman.
She also almost lost her temper when she found out our trip was short and no one arranged for us to tour her New York offices. She told us we are welcome the next time we are in New York to see her offices, and her assistants pulled us aside afterward and renewed the invitation. We are stoked.
Also, this is a link to the blog of my friend, Candace. She is going to post her much more detailed account of what took place (along with her pictures) once she gets home.