When Holly asked if I’d like to join her for a trip to NYC I told her that I’d really like to see a taping of the Martha Stewart Show. She told me to hang tight and she’d call me back in a bit. Sure enough within a few hours she calls back, Alicia I have tickets for the show. I responded with – ok, I’m buying my plane ticket.
I was just so curious to see how a taping goes and I sure enjoyed seeing it all first hand. The studio they film in is gorgeous!!
We viewed a taping with Joan & Melissa Rivers as guests plus a segment from an allergy doctor. We received so many cool gifts for being in the audience!
This is the coolest part of the visit. After the show the audience is allowed to ask Martha a few questions.
Liz from our group stands up and tells her who we are – 20 floral designers from across the country (& 1 Canadian).
Much to our surprise, Martha responds – you should take a tour of our corporate offices. Next thing we all know we are getting a personal tour of the offices!!! For confidentiality reasons I cannot post any photos on this blog of what we saw. I will tell you a bit though, the offices are huge! Light, crisp and airy. They have the test kitchens, photography studios and huge prop closet right there at their fingertips. Oh, how us floral designers wanted to be cut loose in that prop closet!
I started watching the Martha Stewart show many, many years ago. I’ve always been a fan of her magazines and books. Having the opportunity to watch a taping of her show and to tour her offices was a huge privilege and I’m quite thankful we had the opportunity to experience both.