By Marguerite Gil (megs@gate)

 

As expected this year’s SoBe Wine & Food Festival was a delectable success. Most of the pricey events sold out quickly. The jam-packed 3-day eating and drinking ‘contest’ welcomed some of the world’s best known chefs who prepared a wide assortment of meals for thousands of hungry guests at dozens of locations throughout Miami and Miami Beach.

DSC00623On hand for the Saturday festivities, Martha Stewart, up-close and very personable. The founder of MS Living Omnimedia and Emmy Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur & bestselling author, talked under a tent filled with mostly female fans who didn’t want her to leave the stage when her culinary demonstration was over. Courteous Martha answered questions about table decorations as well as food preparation and even managed to raise funds for Breast Cancer awareness.

This writer doesn’t see the need to include people’s ages in her posts, but Martha is quick to let everyone know that her age is just a number (she’s slightly over 72), and that her seven decades haven’t stopped her from continuing to run her vast empire, write cookbooks, hit the dating scene or even give a 45-minute talk, in 5-inch-high-heel-wedges, under a hot south beach tent. Bravo Martha. DSC00641

I was a couple of feet away from her and I can assure you…she’s back on top and she looks great! In fact, I told her that… I said, “Martha you look fabulous daaaahhhling.” She smiled and posed for me.

If you missed her at the SoBe WFF, you can catch her, Julia and Jacques, Saturday afternoons on W-PBS.