I’m so excited to share with you the events of the past few days.
I was fortunate enough to be one of 80 entrepreneurial women from across the U.S. invited to attend the Martha Stewart Dreamers Into Doers Event in New York City.
The event included two days of speakers, workshops, meeting some incredibly talented women, enjoying wonderful food and attending a LIVE taping of the Martha Stewart Show.
Here are some of the highlights:
It began with a Meet & Mingle on Monday evening. So fun to finally meet some of my online friends in person.
Tuesday morning began bright and early with us attending her LIVE television show.
Her show is taped at Chelsea Studios on 26th Street which was only a half block down the street from the Hilton Hotel, where I stayed, which is in the fashion district. (great location)
After checking in at the studio we were put in a holding area where we got to meet Joey.
The wonderfully, entertaining Joey explained the format of the show to us and gave us our instructions.
Once inside, the set was beautiful!
The room was filled with several large TV cameras and the staff were scrambling about the room prepping for their shots.
One of Martha’s guests was the only female winner of Top Chef, Stephanie Izard. As she prepared one of her wonderful dishes the studio smelled amazing. No, we didn’t get to sample it, although we did go home with her cookbook. YAY! Stephanie ownes a restaurant in Chicago, Girl & The Goat. Can’t wait to try it!
After the show Martha graciously took questions from the audience and shared some special news with us. Alexis had a little boy! (so happy for Martha)
My kids taped the show and said I got some air time when breaking for commercials. (I got on TV, woo hoo! That’s me in the bottom left corner in hot pink.)
Next, we headed down the street to the Martha Stewart offices.
I was absolutely in awe at how large it was. It was on the 9th & 10th floors of a building and took up a whole city block. It was enormous. I tried to walk slowly through the halls and take it all in. So much going on and so many people working on several projects.
We were treated to a wonderful lunch of Grilled Chicken Milanese, Herb Grilled Shrimp Skewers, Arugula Salad, Red Potatoes, and Haricot Verts.
The desserts included Homemade Mini Mallomars, Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, S’Mores, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Strawberries. So pretty and yummy too! Yellow roses were everywhere in typical Martha fashion.
Martha’s staff asked us if we’d like to contribute something to the swag bag that would be given out at the end of the event. Of course most of the women got busy creating. I decided to make little goodie bags for everyone. Here’s a peek at my production line?
This event is one I’ll never forget! Thank you to all you wonderful ladies who I met and for your amazing gifts and a special thank you to Martha and her wonderful staff for hosting such a fantastic event for all of us Dreamers who are Doers!
Hope to see you next year!