Meredith Corporation’s “Martha Stewart Living” magazine marks its 30th anniversary with its December issue featuring fresh new ideas to get into the holiday spirit with advice on entertaining, decorating, cooking, gift giving, beauty and more.
The special edition of the magazine also features a look back at Martha Stewart Living’s start, its most iconic moments over the last three decades, editors’ all-time favourite recipes from the archives and some of its most popular magazine covers.
Martha Stewart Living launched in 1990 with a mission to teach and inspire readers eager to learn from Martha and her team, who shared their expertise in everything from decorating, gardening, crafting, and organizing to cooking, baking, entertaining, and beyond.
The magazine offered a pioneering personality-driven editorial approach marked by careful attention to detail, visual glossaries, thoughtful instruction, and boundless creative insights that has proven timeless and continues to resonate with its audience today.
As Martha wrote in the first issue of Martha Stewart Living, “Our families and our homes are the centers of our lives. This magazine will always be filled with ways to make those homes more beautiful, more comfortable, and more full of life and light and joy for those we love.”
Expanded content is available online this month, with new ongoing features debuting at marthastewart.com, including photo galleries, recipe slideshows, special tribute videos and an in-depth profile celebrating Martha’s career featuring exclusive interviews with Martha, her inner circle, and celebrities Chrissy Teigen and Antoni Porowski.
Martha Stewart Living Editor in Chief Elizabeth Graves said in her December issue Editor’s Letter; “We’ve pulled out all the stops (during a pandemic, no less!) to celebrate the holidays in signature Martha style, even if our gatherings are a little smaller this December.
“You’ll find festive meals, sweets and treats galore, gifts to buy or DIY, and a sleighful of ways to get yourself and your home in the spirit. We also take a moment to trumpet our three-decade milestone in ’30 Years of Living,’ a homecoming of sorts with the talented alumni who shaped the magazine. I feel fortunate to have worked with so many of these creative minds.
“As for the current team, I could not be prouder of what they’ve accomplished in 2020. And from all of us, thank you, dear reader, for your support. Happy holidays, and here’s to many good things in the new year!”
Doug Olson, President of Meredith Magazines added; “Congratulations to Martha, the original influencer, and the talented Martha Stewart Living team on this significant milestone which speaks to Martha’s singular vision and inspiring lifestyle approach that’s all about celebrating life’s special moments and elevating the everyday. Meredith is proud to partner with Martha on this beloved magazine brand.”
Since launching 30 years ago, the Martha Stewart Living magazine brand has grown to encompass digital, video, social and e-commerce offerings, with an audience of over 12 million digital users, 10 million social followers and more than 7 million magazine readers.