First of all thank you very much for very interesting comments on my question posted previously. Each of them is precious to me.
You asked about my opinion. I had biased feelings, but after reading your comments and some articles, I can say that in a way I admire Martha, because despite of her undeniable decorating and cooking talents, she is also talented business woman as well - tough - I read in some places. This is just my humble opinion.
I know also, how diffcult it is to work with strong personalities - I have worked with some known people, which could be called celebrities: Polish, American, and from few other european countries.
As long as contact is shallow and short, even if it is rough, it is fine and you remember it as rather nice and interesting. When contact is closer and lasts longer, it is not easy to cope with.
The way Martha went through the last crisis, will be the case studied by students of management, Public Relations and marketing.
OK, the value of her empire dropped by 60%, but she is back. Empire was shaken, but didn't collapse, right?
Above you see Martha Stuart Living magazine second Polish edition, freshly published (Picture courtesy of Dom & Wnętrze). First one I missed - it was published in December'07 as Christmas issue.
Martha visited Poland in June for opening her photography exhibition organised by American Embassy. I found in the net a short video shot at the opening with the phone as I guess based on the quality (you can see it HERE).
Funny enough about her visit to Poland I learned first from USA Today publication.
Beside on 30st od September there is new satellite cooking channel Kuchnia.tv that will be broadcasting MS TV show. 6.15 is very early hour for that, don't you think?
I flipped through the magazine and must say, that there is few very sweet and simple decorationg ideas - like that one on the left. Nice composition "vase with daisies" (Picture courtesy of MSL).
It is full of great photographs and fresh graphic design ideas.
There is a need on Polish market for such magazine. We have already few interior design magazines, few cooking and few gardening, but none of them is wrapping all subjects.
Aditionally, I am so much fed up with their offer. Pictures are either too simple, or too boring, or too flamboyant.
Design not daring enough to inspire.
This is maybe something MSL will NOT fill, but definately it may challenge. I am happy it will also show HOW you can make some things, not only go to shop and BUY - and the more expensive the better.
I am also very happy to read in your comments, that she is proud of being Polish, because there were some discussions as whether only Polish minority in USA is aware that. Just to feel better.