We’re excited to announce that two much-requested titles have joined the lineup. Don’t miss bright ideas, creative solutions, and all things wedding from Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings.
Inspired by the lifestyle queen herself, we rounded up the best stories for a weekend of fun around the house, from flea market furniture makeovers, to air plant gardens, to brightening up your décor.
Then, get your dose of business news with Forbes’ new “30 Under 30” list, Inc.’s “Company of the Year,” Entrepreneur’s “Women to Watch,” and more.
Next Issue Picks
Find Your Beach
From the South Pacific’s most remote tropical paradise, to pre-Disney Florida, to paddling from island to island in Belize. Here are 15 destinations for every kind of beach lover on every kind of budget.
Cocaine Cops of Hidalgo County
Corruption runs deep in the Rio Grande Valley. Here’s how an elite anti-narcotics task force became the most brazen drug thieves on the Texas border.
More Cheese (Please)
Think beyond slices for snacking or serving with crackers. When it’s cold outside, turn up the heat and enjoy one of these eight great melting cheeses in all its ooey, gooey glory. (And leave room for seconds.)
Two Guys, A Girl & One Amazing Heart
Erin Roberts thought her world had ended when her brother died suddenly at just 22. The only bright spot: His organs would save lives. A year later she met one of the recipients. And then? Hollywood couldn’t have written a better ending.
Business in the News
The 30 Under 30 List
Forbes’s fourth annual celebration of fresh-faced movers and makers is bigger than ever: 600 next-gen leaders in 20 distinct fields, and all of them personally selected by writers and editors before being vetted by a blue-ribbon panel of judges.
The Coyotes and the Banks
Human-smuggling gangs operating along the U.S.-Mexican border take in $10 billion a year transporting undocumented immigrants. More shocking yet: Much of that money flows through America’s biggest financial institutions.
Airbnb: Company of the Year
Disruptive. Possibly illegal. Audacious, unprecedented, and crazy. Admit it, when you first heard about people renting rooms in one another’s homes over the internet, you thought it was a little creepy. And yet the founders of Airbnb have convinced many strangers to do just that.
Women to Watch
In fields as varied as robotics, finance, biomedical engineering, and education, these innovators have taken a decidedly humanistic approach to effecting positive change. Keep an eye out for these women and their pioneering work—we have no doubt you’ll be seeing more of them.
Around the House
Up in the Air
Air plants are hot. Meet the co-owners of an Illinois garden business who grow more than 60 varieties of air plants, and find out how they pair these beauties with elegant antiques.
Make the Most of Any Space
These decorating tricks, storage solutions, and smart finds will help you maximize each square foot, regardless of the size of your house.
New furniture in a weekend? Yes, please. You won’t look at flea market furniture the same when you see these shabby finds reimagined. And these dramatic makeovers can be done in two days or less.
Brighten Up a Boring Room
Spread color around. Keep beige (or gray or white) rooms from looking dull with these simple styling tricks and affordable accessories.
A Dress for Every Occasion
An LBD with Extra Style
You know you should own a little black dress—but these up the ante with chic details and über-flattering fits. Your perfect match is right here!
Dresses We Love
These wedding gowns are super-chic, on trend, and totally timeless. Plus, these fuss-free styles can survive the craziest dance session. Enjoy the gorgeous photos.
Your Ultimate Dress Guide
Shopping for your dream prom dress just got ridiculously easy. Scope out this year’s coolest trends (from classic to tribal), and hit the mall with confidence.
On your wedding day, you may feel like you’re in an elaborate dream where the gown you’re wearing has transformed you into a magical creature. These dresses are special, spectacular, and absolutely spellbinding, just like you.
Take Up a New Sport
Trail: Tit for Tat
How about a new biking adventure? Here, 11 trail-loving bikes that return the favor, along with 25 more of the year’s best bikes for cross country, all mountain, and women.
Drop your club and learn to pure it with your irons, a tutorial from Tiger’s new “consultant” Chris Como. Complete with video instruction!
33 Killer Tips
SKI turned the group lesson on its head, enlisting a group of the country’s top instruction pros for one big tag-team private session just for you.
A Fresh Start
No more feeling trapped and controlled by bad habits. You’re stronger than you think. Discover your true inner willpower with this Kundalini sequence.