Christie’s Hosts Luncheon with Martha Stewart and Kevin Sharkey to Celebrate Book Launch


Martha Stewart and co-author Kevin Sharkey hosted a luncheon at Christie’s on March 8 to celebrate their new book, Martha’s Flowers, and preview the Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection.

Martha Stewart and Kevin Sharkey celebrated their book launch with a luncheon at Christie’s.

Six custom floral tables were decorated with the china and vessels from the Rockefeller estate—available for auction in May—to give guests a preview of the collection. Guests enjoyed a menu curated by Stewart (which fittingly included Oysters Rockefeller) and imbibed on wine from the tastemaker’s eponymous brand.

China and vessels from the Rockefeller estate were used to give guests a preview of the collection.
Martha Stewart curated the menu.

“I have collaborated with my colleague and friend, Kevin Sharkey, during the several years it took to write this book. Kevin created most of the arrangements in this book using the flowers from my gardens and the containers from my various collections. I hope you learn from all I have learned, and I hope you enjoy growing and using the blooms from your gardens as much as I enjoy growing and using the wonderful flowers in my gardens.”—Martha Stewart.

In an exclusive panel, Martha Stewart, Kevin Sharkey, and Christie’s chairman Marc Porter discussed their respective relationships with Mr. Rockefeller and shared their inspiration behind the book and tips on growing and arranging flowers. The afternoon was attended by New York City tastemakers, art dealers and curators, top-tier media, and fashion and interior designers.

Guests looked on as Martha Stewart, Kevin Sharkey, and Marc Porter discussed their relationships with Mr. Rockefeller, book inspirations, and gardening tips.

Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying includes all of Stewart’s personal tips—acquired during her many years of gardening. She includes detailed steps appropriate for all skill levels.

“I am very pleased to share with you my new, beautiful book, Martha’s Flowers,” Stewart says. “This book is the culmination of many years of planting, growing and enjoying the flowers in my various gardens.”

More photos from the event:

Jamie Tisch, Stefano Tonchi, Rodman Primack, Martha Stewart, Kevin Sharkey
Jane Heller, Susan Magrino, Terre Blair
Andrew Modell, Rachelle Hruska Macpherson, Indre Rockefeller, Reed Hague
Frederic Fekkai, Martha Stewart
Debra Black, Karen Zucker