Martha Stewart loves nothing more than a crisp fall morning and a good cup of coffee. In fact, those two things may be all the 81-year-old businesswoman and television personality needs. Clothing, on the other hand, is optional.
In a new campaign with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Stewart posed in her kitchen wearing only an apron and holding a cup of pumpkin spice-flavored coffee. She tells Yahoo Life the photoshoot wasn't as unnerving as one would think.
"I think I look fine and I'm in good shape," says Stewart. "I'm healthy, I'm vibrant, I'm energetic and I'm still the curious person I've always been. [Posing in only an apron] didn't faze me one iota."
"I walk around in a bathing suit," she adds, "so if I can walk around in a bathing suit or a strapless dress and feel good, I can walk around in an apron."
Stewart shared a video of herself in the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters apron on Instagram, saying, "Oh, hi there. I'm just enjoying the natural flavor pumpkin spice from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters ... and nothing else."
But Instagram isn't the only social media platform where Stewart has some fun. The Martha Stewart Living creator recently participated in the TikTok trend inspired by Wheatus's "Teenage Dirtbag," sharing photos of herself in her youth with the caption, "My long awaited #TeenageDirtbag pictures."
But how does Stewart stay up-to-date on the latest social media trends? She says it's easy ... with help from her friends.
"The average age of my friends is something like probably 40 years younger than I am," she shares. "So if you're hanging out with younger people who are very interested in what's going on, you learn."
"I think I've been the original influencer," she continues. "I like being thought of as that. I think it's a really important thing to be proud of."
Stewart is also proud of her first-ever restaurant, the Bedford by Martha Stewart, which opened in the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino last month. She credits her team of employees with the successful opening, and praised them openly at a media luncheon Yahoo Life attended before the Bedford's opening.
"They're working just as hard as I am, if not harder," says Stewart. "It's terribly important to acknowledge them. They get screamed at, too — don't worry — but it's great to have good people who are like-minded and can do the job well."
So how does the DIY mogul know when she's found the perfect blend of employees for a creative endeavor? "Well first of all, if they stay," she jokes. "And, if they come to work every day on time — I'm a stickler for that."
Stewart says it's not just herself who is enjoying the cooler temperatures near her New York farmhouse. "It's autumn here on the farm, thank goodness," she says. "It is absolutely a beautiful time of year here because, first of all, it's cooler. I have a lot of livestock and it's harvest time — the animals are happier when it's cool and not so humid."
And what does this lover of all things fall think of pumpkin spice lattes? She prefers a more simple approach. "I drink pumpkin spice-flavored coffee straight with a little bit of milk," she says. "I eat pumpkin pie. I love roasted pumpkin. I pretty much like everything pumpkin."
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