Martha Stewart opens up about what she Googles and the things she's obsessed with lately

By Shinan Govani

At 78, Martha Stewart is still doing it all. Whether it's publishing a new book – her latest, Martha Stewart's Organizing: The Manual for Bringing Order to Your Life, Home & Routine, marks her 96th – or teaming up with none other than Snoop Dogg to make a reality show, it seems like she always has something on the go.

So when we caught up with America's first female self-made billionaire to chat about her latest endeavour – a partnership with Subway and its new plant-based meatball sub – we couldn't help but ask the question: Do you ever sleep?

Here, the proud mother and grandmother answers that very question. Plus, she opens up about her Googling habits and what has her hooked right now.

Sleep? Overrated

"I don't sleep very much," says Martha. "I tend to read and watch movies on my iPad, which I prefer to do than sleep. But I do value a good rest. I'm trying to practise better sleeping habits."

TV talk

"Recently, I have very much enjoyed The Bureau, which is an intense spy thriller dealing with French espionage and Middle Eastern problems," Martha says on what she's been watching lately.

Martha and her daughter Alexis on the set of her talk show in 2005. Photo: © Todd Plitt/Getty Image

The original influencer

"I've been working for a long, long time compared to the upcoming people who are now considered brands [and influencers]," the doyenne of domestic perfection says. "They have been helped by technology with Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and it certainly speeds up the process."

Last big trip?

Martha recently vacationed in Beijing with her daughter Alexis and her grandchildren Jude and Truman. The foursome took tai chi lessons as a family and, of course, visited the Great Wall of China!

What Martha Googles

"Hoop houses!" she says. "I got the brilliant idea that the middle structure of a hoop house would be the perfect structure for my burlap covers on my boxwood hedges. I Google many times a day."

Sustainability with Subway

"I think more of us understand that if we ate less meat, we would be better off," Martha says of her new campaign. "And climate change is compromised by immense factory farms in America. So the fact that Subway's Beyond Meatball sub uses plants, not animals, is an ingenious way of dealing with the problem. It is a step in the right direction."

Snoop Dogg and Martha at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards. Photo: © JB Lacroix/WireImage

"Odd couple" confessions

Martha and Snoop are Hollywood's most unlikely pair. But somehow, their friendship (which went viral in 2017 after they shared a video of themselves) works.

"I like his laid-back energy," Martha said of her rapper friend on the Today show in 2019. The two first met on The Martha Stewart Show back in 2008, where she taught him to make mashed potatoes.

"What an odd couple we were," Martha has joked about Snoop's appearance on her daytime talk show. Since their first meeting more than a decade ago, the two have taken their friendship to new heights, and in 2016, they even launched their own cooking show, which became Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge.

"I like his outspokenness, I like his sense of timing and... I actually like to watch him cook," Martha said on Today.

The adoration is mutual.

"I love Martha!" Snoop has said. "Like, I love her for real. I get jealous when I see other people with her. But then I have to understand, she's Martha Stewart! So she has to give the world what they want. She's like the big sister I never had. [She's there] to teach me, to show me how to be better, and to give me something to aspire to be."

Aww!

This piece was adapted from Issue 700 of HELLO! Canada.

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