2.27.2012

OH, MARTHA!


let the day go down in history! february 23rd, the day i got to meet martha stewart!

get ready because this post is ridiculous.

so last week i was invited to attend a live taping of the martha stewart show by miss darcy miller, the senior vp and editorial director at martha stewart weddings. that there was a classic name drop, did you like it? felt all slimy right? i know darcy through a mutual friend from my brooklyn days. i promise it is much more impressive sounding on paper.

like the rest of the girls my age in this universe, i sort of worship the martha stewart. i know, i know. and it's sort of my unattainable goal to someday be as fresh-faced and effortlessly chic as all those martha stewart girls who work there. ugh. the dream. i tell you, those girls . . .

seeing a martha taping is always a treat. the woman has control of a room. and the set design! the set design kills me dead. i know, you too.

so this is how a martha taping looks, according to my cell phone:









obligatory "i'm at martha!" self-portrait

and then, yes yes yes, i met her.
hang on i feel a multitude of exclamation points coming on . . .

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yes!

martha was very nice. (and very tall!) she even pretended to care when i told her my ill-thought-out story about how i got tickets for a taping the week before huck was due hoping that by having the taping to look forward to i would trick my body into going into labor early so i'd have to miss the taping, only it didn't work and i did get to see the taping. and bless her heart she listened to the whole stupid story without rolling her eyes at me once.

she gave us a little tour of the backstage area (let's appreciate for a moment how relatively calm i am describing all this. if i were telling you in person it would sound terribly high-pitched and would come with varying intense facial expressions and hands waving about the face and lots of significant eyebrows.) the tour included all of the emmys in her conference room. (hello emmys, it's nice to meet you) i counted them and then immediately forgot how many there were.

and then, yes, martha's office is backstage. reverent pause.

it is warm and it is white and it is surprisingly sparse. i wanted to sit there for hours with her and talk about honey bees. she sort of sat at her desk just like-so with her perfect posture while cute girls buzzed all about her. her golden hair formed a holy halo of loveliness. perhaps i am getting carried away now.


we weren't allowed to take any photos backstage, and in my effort to turn off my camera app i accidentally took this shot, which is strangely perfect, as backstage is basically this. full of cakes and flowers and entire bins of craft supplies, and also magical fairy unicorns dancing and balloons around every corner, and queen martha presiding in her all-white office, wearing sling back heels.

34 comments :

  1. AHHH SO amazing!
    can't believe you got to meet martha!
    and congratulations to your sister, too!
    -jes
    www.twosmuppies.com

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  2. ahhh so awesome!! i would love to see a taping. i am obsessed with all things martha.

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  3. how FUN!

    and i love how you narrated this.. because, YES, i do appreciate how calm you are... and YES, if we were in person, i would expect nothing less than a highly pitched squeaky voice (because that's how flipping excited i would be!)

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  4. That is awesome! I love how you wrote this post, SO COOL! Congrats to your sister too. What a fantastic day!

    http://www.sealedwithakay.com

    xo
    Kayla

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  5. SO COOL. Kind of jealous right now :)
    xxx

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  6. That is soo fun! I am so J! I used to watch martha on her previous show when I was a wee girl with my mum! I loved the purple party post too! we did a similar party for my one year old niece but there were purple elephants too, so not exactly the same, but very purpley nonetheless :)
    -Leah
    thecuckoosnestblog.com

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  7. How totally awesome you got to meet Martha, thanks for sharing with us!

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  8. I adore this post. I feel giddy just reading it! Such a wonderful experience.

    Happy Monday!
    -Haley

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  9. How much fun is that?! Over here in Idaho the greatest cultural event is the rodeo or sometimes a Rascal Flatt's concert, which is so cool, don't get me wrong....But a day with Martha...

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  10. I am BEYOND jealous!!! So lucky! Sounds like you had the best time ever!

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  11. You are living.the.dream!

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  12. Oh My goodness. I cannot even explain to you how jealous I am! I absolutely LOVE her!

    And Congrats to your sister!

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  13. oh my gosh. this is my total absolute dream. in my heart, martha is my best friend, and we ride unicorns together and take walks through her flower gardens and then laugh at sophisticated martha jokes as we spin our own homemade cotton candy. i'm not sure if you even "spin" cotton candy, but that's how my fantasy goes. congratulations! i mean, really! gah. that's amazing.

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  14. Very nice 'behind the scenes' peeks. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. I read this post really, REALLY, fast because I could totally sense your excitement. Super jealous!

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  16. lucky, lucky! I wish I could have come with you! haha She is so inspiring!

    http://bronsonbloopers.blogspot.com

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  17. Love following your blog Natalie! Leaving The Schweeze and The 'Scow took you to NYC. It took me and my husband to South Dakota. Why is life so painfully unfair?! Keep livin' the dream!

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  18. It looks like my idea of heaven--jealous!

    And I was doing the facial movements when reading and i read it in a very high pitch in my head {because I was that excited!}--so it was kind of like you were telling me in person.

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  19. I would so be with you. When I was in 7th grade we had to write about one person we could meet who would it be, and I put Martha Stewart haha :) She sent me a signed picture as a gift for my wedding because my mother wrote her about how much I love her haha

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  20. I am DYING to know what was in that bag she gave you! Please do share!!!

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  21. So cool! When I was in media a few years ago I met Martha at a book signing and private event at Landmark. I was in awe! She made a snarky comment about my name but her handlers explained she was pissy from not getting invited recently to some big time event. Oh well! I still adore her though as a business woman. I also dragged DH with me to see her show when I was pregnant. He actually enjoyed himself and we ended up getting a good screenshot of us on the DVR when we got back home. He was mortified of course but I reminded him that his peer group would not be watching so he was safe!

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  22. oh gosh, you can definitely read your excitement about this. and you are just drop dead gorgeous! so happy for you to have a chance to do all of this!
    xo TJ

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  23. That is amazing! I'm so happy for you!

    Rachel
    http://picklesandchapstick.blogspot.com/

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  24. Awesome experience, I'm jealous :)
    pleasebemylouisiana.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow Natalie-Such a cool experience.I had every Martha mag including the special ones which I scoured resale book shops for. Then in a panic over too much stuff to move I put them out to be recycled--What? I so regret it!
    Glad you had a chance to meet her.

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  26. That is pretty much amazing.

    And yay for the p.p.p.s! My husband is finishing his Masters here at BOCO this May. Great school, and great city. I hope she gets in :)

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  27. this is amazing!!!! i saw her at my work once, but I would love to see her show :) And you look super cute to boot!

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  28. ok don't take this the wrong way. i hate you!!! omg it's not true...i love you! you are living THE DREAM!!!! it's so awesome, I'm so happy for you..Martha is my idol, my first online purchase was on her website back in 2000. it was a baseball cap that had "it's a good thing" embroidered on the front! it cost 60$ with shipping. anyway, i'm so grateful for all the good things you share.

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  29. Oh my word. I'd probably pee my pants if I met her. She is livin the dream - I wish I would get paid to make crafts, cook, decorate, host and write books (okay maybe not humanly possible) how does she do it??

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  30. Martha = awesome. Where is your shirt from btw?

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  31. Holy moly! Looks like so much fun!!! I want to know what Martha gives in a goody bag...so please share. Also where are your leggings from? They are such a good thick pair that could be really useful in my wardrobe!

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  32. i am so insanely jealous of your martha meet. it makes me want to live in the city!

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