Friday, February 6, 2009

The Martha Stewart Show
Okay so we went to a taping of the Martha show. Just like so many other creative people I have been a big fan of Martha Stewart for as long as I can remember. I have back issues of her magazines that go back almost twenty years. I LOVED seeing her in person - she is fabulous! I sat there with a silly grin on my face for the entire show - what can I say? I barely even remember anything she said, anything she cooked or any sparkly little bracelet thing she made during the show. In my mind she can do no wrong.



The audience is treated very well before the show with complimentary lunch/snacks if you are hungry. The set is so beautiful - what else would you expect? On the far left is her test kitchen, with busy little chefs in there creating perfect little nibbly things, or whatever, for the entire length of the show. On the far right is a wonderful greenhouse area full of beautiful and unusual plants and flowers - and there was someone in there gardening throughout the show too. Martha was friendly and warm to the audience and we all left with a wonderful Italian cookbook at the end of the show. 

Incidentally, I was chosen to ask Martha's guest a question during the taping but unfortunately(or fortunately I'm not sure which) I had the last question, out of six, and they ran out of time for mine. During the first 5 questions I had managed to work myself into a shaking, nervous wreck so it was probably best that I wasn't allowed to embarrass myself(and Doug) on live TV! I was a wee bit disappointed though :-( 

 All in all it was a great experience and I encourage anyone who has a few spare afternoon hours in New York to be part of the Martha Stewart audience!

7 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

I recently went to a taping, too and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I'm pretty sure I would've passed out if I thought I'd have to speak in front of that crowd- sorry to hear it was all for naught!

marzi said...

oh man! i would have loved to have seen you up there asking a question! what question did you ask? i tape her show everyday. while i love her, her wardrobe drives me crazy! half the time i think her clothing is so boxy and unflattering. i'm sure she has a better figure under there somewhere.

AnnaVallance said...

Yes, I have loved Martha Stewart for ages. Used to have piles of her magazines everywhere but ran out of shelf space so my favourite pages are in my scrapbooks. You are very lucky to have seen her in person. Way to go!

MarthaandMe said...

I would love to go to a taping. I am currently trying to add as much Martha to my life as possible and am blogging about it as I go. How interesting that they had food for the audience.

Erin @ Bride Design said...

Did you go to an afternoon taping Fiona? I went to an early morning one and there were no nibbly treats, but I echo your sentiments that the audience is treated very well. I came home with a bunch of gifts. And I Martha looks great!

Brittany Noel said...

I love your photos from the taping! I'm so sad you won't be on tv! If I ever go to NY, you can be sure I'll be going to one of her tapings. Snacks! Oh man :)

Style Guide said...

Martha is my hero too and like you, I have every issue of Living since I first found it here in Australia in 1997, every Weddings and every Blueprint. It is my goal to meet her before I die. Thank you so much for your continuing New York story - I'm absolutely loving it.

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