Martha Stewart will shun a lavish celebration for her upcoming landmark 70th birthday in favour of hiking and sailing trips with pals.
The TV lifestyle queen will turn 70 next week (03Aug11) and to celebrate the big day, she will be accompanied by close friends and neighbours as she explores islands off the coast of Maine and enjoys picnics aboard her boat.
An insider tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "She loves to hike. There will be good food, and they'll do all the things Martha loves to do in Maine."
While there is no expensive party planned for her big day, there has been a birthday build-up celebration - staff at Stewart's bridal magazine Weddings threw a bash for her this week (beg25Jul11) in New York.