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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is celebrating spring with the release of a new issue of Trend & Tradition that features lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, who reveals what she loves best about Williamsburg’s historic area.
The bestselling author and Emmy Award-winning television host appears on the cover of the latest issue of the publication that debuted in January sporting a tri-corner cap.
For the issue, Stewart joined Williamsburg Inn Executive Chef Travis Burst for a conversation about gardening and building a menu from scratch in which she also reminisces about her past visits to the Revolutionary City.
“I remember clearly my first visit to Williamsburg with my husband and being tremendously impressed not only with the architecture and furnishings but also the landscape and the gardens,” Stewart told the magazine. “Years later, I took my 11-year-old daughter and her friends to Virginia to visit Colonial Williamsburg and we had the most amazing time. The kids all loved visiting the workshops, eating in the Williamsburg Inn, and tasting johnnycakes and fresh veggies from the gardens.”
Gardens take center stage in this issue of the magazine, which includes a look back at the history of the Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium, gardening tips from the host of PBS’ Growing a Greener World, garden-to-table recipes and an in-depth look at the first garden book published in North America, which was written by John Randolph of Williamsburg.
“With our 70th Gardening Symposium approaching in April, this spring issue of the magazine celebrates gardening — here in the Historic Area, and as an art form practiced and beloved everywhere,” said Catherine Whittenburg, editor-in-chief.
The magazine’s spring issue also includes an essay from Elizabeth Reiss, a naturalized U.S. citizen and wife of Colonial Williamsburg President and CEO Mitchell B. Reiss, about Colonial Williamsburg semi-annual naturalization ceremonies, as well as an interview with Jill Ellis, coach of the World Cup champion U.S. women’s soccer team and an alumna of the College of William & Mary.
Trend & Tradition, which is sent to those who donate at least $35 per year to the foundation and can be bought at Colonial Williamsburg retail locations, aims to highlight the links between Williamsburg’s history and modern life.
An online version of select features from each issue, including stories and supplementary images, audio and video clips, can be found here.