Sunday, January 31, 2010

An Overnight in NYC

My friend Peg managed to get tickets to a Martha Stewart show, so we planned an overnight to the big apple last week. We had to be at the studio at 8:30 Wednesday morning, so thought it best to go the day before.
Peg also invited Sandi and her daughter Katie, and on the train ride into the city, they presented us with gift bags for the event. Sandi made us each a necklace and a couple of charms, and she and Katie created some decadent chocolate and fruit goodies, one made with white chocolate, one with milk and one with dark. We all agreed that fruit goes good with ANY kind of chocolate! Don't they look yummy!

We wandered into Time Square Tuesday evening, dined at Sophia's, and returned back to our hotel fairly early. Four women with one bathroom meant we had to get an early start on Wednesday!

Which we did. We were hailing a cab on 9th before 8 a.m. and were in the first half of the line waiting outside Martha's studios.
The whole process was fun, entertaining and informative. The show was taped live, and during the commercial breaks they played loud and upbeat music. Joey entertained us with his quick wit, which is much more evident when you're in the audience, than the bits you get to see of him on the actual show. He's a pretty funny guy!

(Audience questions following the show)
No cameras during the show and cell phones had to be turned off before we even entered the studio. Martha's guests were Deborah-Lee Furness, Hugh Jackman's wife, who did a craft with her, and the Lee brothers, who prepared a few dishes featuring buttermilk, using recipes from their new cook book.
There were a couple of giveaways. A cook book, and a google book. Better than a jar of mustard! After a stop at Macy's and lunch, we picked up our bags at the hotel and headed to Penn Station for the train home. And started planning our next getaway.
Can't wait for the next one!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, I need to go to NYC don't I!!! I have never been, but my goodness - that place looks ah-maaazing!!