Martha Stewart is a perfect person. Absolutely perfect in every way…just like Mary Poppins. I’ve been thumbing through her magazines for all of my adult life in awe of her tastefulness and elegance and ooh and ahh at every “good thing.” Even though I’m part of a minority as a Jewish girl, she has still managed to reach out and has spoken just to me with her magazine spreads focusing on “dinners in the sukkah” or a “barn mitzvah” done up with cows and chickens at an amazing and unforgettable reception. OMG! I will never forget those articles. She has set the bar high for every crafter in the world, and nobody can even come close to her. Plainly, Martha Stewart is a guru for ladies in so many different categories: as a cook, as a gardener, as a crafter, but most importantly, as a business woman.
This is why she was the keynote speaker at the BlogHer conference yesterday, and I must tell you all that if that hour spent with her was the only session at this conference, I would go home feeling like I had just won the lottery. (Of course…there is so much more here!) I was like a groupie at a rock concert. Among the 4000 ladies scrambling for a good seat to be somewhat close to this moment of greatness and feeling totally disappointed that every good seat was taken, I marched myself right over to the table of media photographers and introduced myself with my pale-in-comparison dinky Nikon D3000 camera. A “New York Times” photographer pulled up a seat at their table and insisted that I sit down with them. So, there I was, right at the edge of the stage checking out her amazing orange suede wedge strappy shoes and calm demeanor. Simply, Martha has no flaws, and I was in arm’s reach of her. Here’s a picture for the incredible moment.
Yesterday was Martha Stewart’s birthday, and can you believe she actually spent it with us? Of course, all 4000 attendees sang “Happy Birthday” to her, and you could just tell it made her smile from deep within. Yes, Ms. Perfect Martha Stewart even works on her birthday, but you could just tell that giving wisdom to young aspiring women of the blogger world was something that she really enjoyed doing. When asked what she would tell her younger self just starting out today, she replied that she would simply just give loads of encouragement and boost her young self’s ego. It seems one magic ingredient to being successful is confidence. She also urged us all to “learn something new every day.” It is something she personally stands by and it helps you grow.
Oh yes, I love magical Martha, and yesterday’s keynote is something that I will carry with me forever and continually draw inspiration from. Please check out her website for your own armloads of inspiration: http://www.marthastewart.com/, and go learn something new from it! My song today is one that focuses on her loveliness. Thank you to Stevie Wonder for writing “Isn’t She Lovely,” because it is the perfect song to describe so many lovely ladies. Martha Stewart certainly fits this category. Here’s the Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVvkjuEAwgU
Have a wonderful day everyone. I hope it is one filled with inspiration for all of you!