Martha Stewart, the queen of lifestyle herself, paid a visit to the North Fork this past summer and, through social media posts, it looked like she was living her best life.
The icon is no stranger to the North Fork. Over the past decade, she’s raved about Glover Perennials, a wholesale nursery in Cutchogue, on her blog and also documented visits to wineries in Riverhead and Jamesport. She’s also on the advisory board for Landcraft Garden Foundation.
“[Martha] has had a long relationship with the North Fork,” said Susan Magrino, an Orient resident that has worked as her publicist since the early 1980s.
Magrino hosted her longtime friend and client one late August weekend and shared some of their itinerary with us, from finding gardening books at an estate sale to enjoying lunch at the Hellenic Snack Bar and stopping for coffee at Southold General.
In addition to these stops, they visited Pearl on Main in Southold, Cifarelli’s Nursery and the Treasure Exchange in Southold, which is operated by the Southold Historical Society.
“I am so happy to see the North Fork again, it is becoming more and more interesting with the beautiful shops and delicious food, while staying true to the uniquely North Fork heritage of farming, fishing and agriculture,” Martha Stewart said in a statement through Magrino, adding that she especially enjoyed the Treasure Exchange. “I often frequent consignment shops which benefit local charities and always find wonderful things.”