Martha Stewart: I had a big, fun weekend in West Palm Beach

Cafe con leche in hand, Martha Stewart tours West Palm's GreenMarket. (Contributed photo)
Cafe con leche in hand, Martha Stewart tours West Palm’s GreenMarket. (Contributed photo)

Martha Stewart came to West Palm Beach and, in true Martha style, she flew away with something more stylish than a lousy souvenir t-shirt.

The businesswoman and lifestyle guru posted dozens of photos from her antiquing, thrifting and green market-shopping adventures on her “Martha Blog.” She also took the time to answer a few of our questions by email.

Read the full story here.

Stewart heads south this weekend to Miami Beach, where she is headlining the South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s sold-out rosé brunch with Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. We took the occasion to ask her some brunch-centric questions:

We must ask: Is rosé your go-to brunch drink?

“Ever since my first trip to St. Barths, rosé has been my wine choice for brunch.  Year round, I think it accompanies most food perfectly.”

Martha shares her poached eggs secret below. (Photo: Andrew Purcell)
Martha shares her poached eggs secret. (Photo: Andrew Purcell)

What are the keys to creating and serving the perfect Sunday brunch?

“Do as much prep ahead of time as possible.  I have a secret way to make eggs Benedict. Poach the eggs the day before, then store them overnight in the refrigerator in ice water.  The next day, reheat them for a few seconds in simmering water right before you assemble them.  Perfect eggs Benedict every time.”

 

 

 

‘Fresh Fest’ brings workouts, healthy bites to downtown West Palm Beach

Fresh Fest yoga moves, 2015. (Contributed)
Fresh Fest yoga moves, 2015. (Credit: Jack Bates Photography)

Increasingly walkable, health-minded and locally inclined, downtown West Palm Beach seems an ideal stage for an outdoor fest that celebrates clean living.

This is what the third annual “Fresh Fest” aims to be: a day-long celebration of fitness and healthy eats.  The festival packs no fewer than 14 fitness classes into five-plus hours, kicking off with paddleboard yoga on water and winding down with dance cardio. In between, there are cycle, hip hop, barre, boxing, and kiddie workouts.

Add to that health food demos, workshops, acai bowls, smoothies, art and music. More than 60 vendors are expected to display health-centric goods. To drive the message home, the fest has booked speaker Stephanie Mansour, a health and fitness expert who has appeared on Dr. Oz, CNN and other outlets. She’s scheduled to speak at noon.

Bonus: The fest coincides with the weekly West Palm Beach GreenMarket, which takes place one block over from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Holistic offerings on the lawn at Fresh Fest. (Meghan McCarthy/ Palm Beach Daily News)
Holistic offerings on the lawn at Fresh Fest. (Meghan McCarthy/ Palm Beach Daily News)

FRESH FEST

When: Sat., from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Yoga on the Water starts at 10 a.m.)

Where: Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach (waterfront)

Admission: Free

Info: Visit freshfestFL.com or the Facebook page, facebook.com/freshfestFL