Martha Blogger Event Recap!
Yesterday I was one of the lucky bloggers that got an invite to attend Martha’s Bloggers Night out. Now let’s be honest I was never on the original email list. Why I have no clue. I’m a NY based design blogger that loves Martha shouldn’t that be instant access? I did a little begging on twitter and finally the evite I was waiting and lusting after arrived.
So here is my little recap of the event. It was super hot here in NY, which means by the time I arrived to the event my make-up was almost completely melted off. Totally an attractive look.
We quickly got on line and awaiting our time to ride the elevator up to Martha Stewart Living headquarters.
Here is the reception area where we grabbed our name tags:
Lovely flower arrangement: Would you expect anything less from Martha?
We were one of the first groups to arrive upstairs and our first stop along the way was of course sweets:
Right away I knew those sweets were from One Girl Cookies one of my favorite bakeries in Brooklyn. As I was discussing how I loved the decor in the shop I met one of the owners:
Right next to the sweets table was the one only Darcy Miller of Martha Stewart Weddings! She is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. Totally happy to get in pictures with everyone and discuss all things Martha!
You can check out Darcy’s recap of the event here.
Moving down the line I met Wendy the pipe cleaner lady who made me this stylish ring:
While my ring was getting made I heard an announcement that Martha was about to speak!
I hurried over and wiggled my way as best I could to get a good shot.
After Martha talked our next mission was to find Alexis and Jennifer of Whatever Martha. Have you guys watched their show? They are hysterical. I love watching them remake things from Martha’s show! You can find their blogs here.
We practically bumped into both ladies and scared them a bit with our enthusiasm, but instead of filing restraining orders they got in a picture with us.
(Kelly, Alexis, Jennifer and me!)
So now that we got them we knew our new target would be Kevin Sharkey. Kevin is Senior Vice President and Executive Editorial Director, Decorating, and Executive Creative Director, Merchandising for Martha Stewart Living Omninedia, Inc. Wow I wonder how he fits that all on a business card!
If you don’t know Kevin you should totally start reading his blog. It’s a source of great design ideas and at times you get little peeks inside Martha’s world.
We found him hanging around the ping pong table waiting to play. Guess who was playing when we arrived:
It was Deb! She slipped away for a moment and I totally thought I had lost, but there she was!
Kevin had no clue who I was, but happily got in a picture with me.
We finally decided it was time to eat so me grabbed some Bistro Sliders and grilled Smores! Both recipes are in the current issue of Everyday Food.
We then ran into some other bloggers such as Joanna from A cup of Jo , Liz from Say yes to Hoboken, Karen from Sunday Suppers, Danielle from A Few of My Favorite Things and the lovely Stephanie from Brooklyn Limestone and Crissie from Bug and Bear and a new contributor to Coco & Kelley along with members of the fab team at Martha Stewart.
Throughout the room there were also tables with different little events going on. Some had food, some had drinks and others had DIY instructions.
Like this set-up with a DIY faux bois painting technique:
It was a great night. On our way out we were able to get a little group shot:
We also got a bit of swag on the way out:
Plus magazines galore:
It was a lovely event. Sorry I don’t have more pictures it was hard to get shots with 400 bloggers throughout the space!
*Thanks Deb & Kelly for sharing some of your pictures!