|Glass Door Entering Offices|
Back at MS headquarters we go. We were one of the first guests to stand in line in the small lobby waiting for maybe 20 minutes and were then whisked away in small groups to go up an elevator. We were escorted to an office where we received our badges. Once we were "Tagged" we made our way through a maze of offices and cubicles in the magazine department. Originally the party was to be held on the roof deck, but because of 30MPH winds they decided it was best to move the party indoors. While it was crowded and warm inside it was better then being sticky, hot and wind blown outside.
|Playing Ping Pong along with Kevin Sharkey|
|Martha getting her Ping Pong game on|
Not only did I get to meet Martha, but the other amazing woman on her team that I truly admire SO much. I spoke with Hanna Milman the SVP Exec Editorial Director for Holidays & Crafts as well as Marcie McGoldrick who is also a Editorial Director for the Holidays & Crafts dept. I was so happy that I could thank Marcie in person for choosing to post my 4th of July display on their blog. I was absolutely stunned and honored when Marcie said that the crafts department loved it and how I created something so outside of the box. She said my marshmallow pops were her favorite. *Insert BIG smile here please*
|Robin Marino & Pamela Smerker|
While I didn't get to have my photo taken with Martha I did get to have my picture snapped with Martha's daughter, Alexis as well as Jennifer who co host "Whatever With Alexis Jennifer". Both of these ladies were a sheer delight.
A huge highlight for me was not only walking up to these fabulous woman and talking with them, but that a few of the talented Online Editors from Martha Stewart came up and introduced themselves to me already knowing who I was. *UM yeah insert shocked face here* Tiffany Sun was one of these editors, who I chatted with for a while and it was so nice to finally meet who I was actually writing to on Twitter all this time. I also met Vanessa Holden the SVP, Editor in Chief for Martha Stewart Living. Such an amazing woman and so approachable.
|Oreo "Cake" created by Kevin Sharkey|
So back to the displays. There were beautiful displays from the Wedding department like I said earlier. There was this brilliant Oreo cake created by Kevin Sharkey! When I saw this I had one of those "Duh why didn't I think of that moments"! Can you take a stab at how many packages of Oreos this must take...I am clueless!
|photo courtesy of Martha Stewart Omnimedia|
I was so excited to see Wendy Baner the "Pipe Cleaner Lady" at the party. She was teaching everyone how to make adorable Daisy and Rose rings out of pipe cleaners. Aly and I had watched the show when Wendy was a guest and showed Martha how to make these. I knew Aly would be THRILLED if I brought one home for her, and she was. She is still wearing it!
I have one last post from My NY Experience that I will share tomorrow. Take a guess at who else I met at the party?? I can't wait to share!!
See you tomorrow!
P.S. Thanks so much for the sweet comments on my photography. I have always had a love for it. Of course I am still working on it, as I have no clue how to use photoshop...LOL!