Martha Stewart is currently worth over a half-billion dollars thanks to her homemaker empire. Not to mention she got that way by scrimping, saving, modeling for Chanel and having a stockbroker father-in-law whose Yale-educated son — who likely didn’t have to pay for his schooling, but that’s not confirmed — eventually started a publishing house. Martha Stewart has started more successful businesses in her life than all of the Pokémon you’ll ever catch, with her main focus being DIY things around the house that can make your life easier — if you just put a little elbow grease into it, of course. That’s why she’s wondering who these damn millennials are and why won’t they just grow a tomato plant if they’re so deep in debt?
In an interview with Luxury Listings, in which Stewart discusses targeting millennials, the most confusing demographic of all, for luxury digs:
“But who are millennials? Now we are finding out they are living with their parents. They don’t have the initiative to go out and find a little apartment and grow a tomato plant on the terrace. I understand the plight of younger people …. The economic circumstances out there are very grim. But you have to work for it. You have to strive for it. You have to go after it…
“I got married at 19 and I immediately got an apartment and I fixed it up. I was very proud of everything I did. I got the furniture at auctions for pennies. Beautiful furniture. My apartments were lovely and homey and comfortable.”
Translation: she’s “completely out of touch.” Apartments with terraces aren’t always all that affordable and sometimes apartment complexes won’t always allow you to grow a fruitful yield. And that’s even under the pretense of being able to afford an apartment, no matter what inside info we might be able to muster up.
The original advice is sound — tomatoes are a great fruit. Versatile.