NEW YORK, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Martha Stewart Living magazine, the trailblazing publication in the lifestyle category, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a Collector's Edition special issue, available on newsstands now. Featuring stories handpicked by Martha herself, this supplement to the magazine's regular calendar-year issues is a curated collection of favorite classic recipes, 101s and techniques for good living, and the best ideas and inspiration sourced from the magazine's rich history.
While much has changed in the lives of Martha Stewart Living readers since the magazine launched 25 years ago, and new fans continue to discover the brand every day, what remains the same for this audience is the constant quest for creativity and self-fulfillment. Today, Martha Stewart Living reaches nearly 20 million consumers across print, digital and social platforms, remaining a vital resource for those seeking inspiration across all platforms.
"The 25th Anniversary special issue is a very meaningful compilation of my life's work. Each and every recipe, story, and Good Thing I chose for inclusion is one that is special to me or is a favorite with my readers. It's incredibly gratifying to look at this beautiful issue and realize the profound impact Martha Stewart Living has had on readers' everyday lives," said Martha Stewart.
From inventive ways to decorate the home to expert tips for your next turkey roast, the 25th Anniversary Special Issue celebrates the essence of Martha Stewart Living. Features inside this issue include:
- The Making of Martha – Born in 1941 to a couple of avid do-it-yourselfers, Martha learned to cook, sew, and garden, and repair just about anything in her Nutley, New Jersey childhood home. Look back at the people, places and events that help shape Martha's life with a pictorial timeline following her personal and professional milestones.
- Martha's Favorite Covers -- Martha Stewart Living covers are beautiful and distinctive, and a few of the best are highlighted in this section. From December 2006's beautiful holiday bulbs to July 2002's iconic American flag cake, Martha shares her all-time favorites.
- 25 Years of Good Things – Easy, clever, and beautiful solutions can elevate the everyday. From creating simple but stunning Fourth of July cookies to finding new and different uses for herbs, this section is packed with ingenious tips and solutions.
- Martha's Favorite 101s – The best of Martha's go-to recipes and techniques offered with step-by-step instructions for mastering the perfect meal. Whether it's whipping up a French omelet or creating a show-stopping pie crust, Martha has you covered.
- The Home as a Laboratory – The vision for Martha Stewart Living has always been inspired by Martha's fascination with the how, what, and why of every story. Here, Martha shares iconic examples of how she and the magazine have shaped the way American's have viewed their homes for the past 25 years. From making a delicate puff pastry, decorating with nature-inspired furniture or learning Martha's clever gardening techniques – prepare to be inspired.
In conjunction with this special issue, the Martha Stewart Living digital team launched a 25-day social media campaign, #25yearsofmartha, which enabled tastemakers and fans to share what they have learned from the magazine over the past 25 years. To date, the #25yearsofmartha hashtag has garnered almost 200,000 Instagram engagements proving the power of Martha's influence. The campaign also attracted nearly 35,000 new people to the @marthastewart Instagram handle.
"The campaign showed Martha's immense influence over the past 25 years on everyone from tastemakers to everyday people," says Marci Greenfield, Martha Stewart Living's Director of Content Marketing. "The stories that the makers shared, as well as the ones from people who were compelled to share how Martha has inspired them, show the power she's had on impacting millions of people around the word to celebrate the art of creative living."
The social campaign and this special issue commemorate the beautiful, innovative, inspiring, creative content Martha Stewart Living has been producing over the past 25 years. Martha Stewart Living Special Collector's Edition issue will be available in stores for $9.95 through June 27, 2016 with a circulation of 250,000 copies.
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