I had the opportunity to attend another Martha Stewart Show taping on Tuesday. It was the entrepreneur episode and I thought it would be a good opportunity to network and spread the word about Ace Department. So, I got up early, put on a new purple dress (Martha likes everyone in the audience to wear bright colors), and got on the train into Chelsea. (Gosh! What an unflattering photo of me, but I had to share it because Martha is right there in the background! Sweet!)
I’ve been to Martha tapings twice before and they really are always a good time. The staff is totally professional and friendly and the tapings run like a machine. The set was all decked out in Easter colors this time – very springy. It is definitely worth the trip into Manhattan to attend a taping (even if you have to wait outside in the rain for an hour once you get there), but it is still hard to lose half a day away from the office… always lots to do!!
The episode introduced a handful of successful small business owners (Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, One Kings Lane, Famaesthetics, and Idea Paint) and covered a few small business resources. The fun part is that each of the small businesses gave us gifts to take home! I got some cheese, spices, hand salve, a gift card (that I already spent), and some cool paint that turns your wall into a dry erase board. I feel almost guilty taking home so many goodies after each show!
All in all, another fun experience. Martha took some questions from the audience after the show and she basically gushed about her new granddaughter, Jude. It was sweet. I don’t know how she does it all. She is 70 years old, looks fantastic, hosts a live show, runs a company, and manages to visit her granddaughter every day. I know she has a ton of help, but it still sounds exhausting! She must truly be a “short sleeper” like she claims.
(How do I get all these tickets? If you like Martha, live in the NYC area, and have a flexible schedule, I recommend following TheMarthaShow on Twitter. They often announce upcoming shows with available tickets.)
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