Sunday, January 9, 2011

New York City and The Nate Show


Hello Everyone!
I want to say thank you to each and every one of you that stopped and left a comment on my last post!
I know my parents appreciated all of your sweet comments as well....
THANK YOU so much for taking the time out of your busy day to leave me a comment!

We have all been pretty sick ever since we got back from Montana....
and unfortunately we are all still a little under the weather.
so I am going to try and keep this post short.

I wanted to tell you why I went to New York City.....
I was one lucky girl....
I was invited to be a guest on The Nate Show!
I can't tell you too much about it, except the segment I am on will air January 12th.
If you want to find out more about the show that airs on the 12th, you can do so by clicking here~
I have been a fan of Nate Berkus's work for so long.
One of my favorite homes Nate has decorated was featured in the Domino magazine.
I sure miss that magazine....


It was Katie Lee Joel's home.


I still have this issue, and I can't tell you how excited and honored I was to meet Nate Berkus in person.
I want to say a sincere thank you to The Nate Show for inviting me to be on the show.
It was an experience I will never forget!


I thought I would also share a few more pictures with you of my trip to New York City....




I couldn't get a very good shot of this building, since I only had a fixed lens with me.

It was the Bergdorf Goodman Building.


As you can see the sidewalks were crowded.


This is the Rockefeller Center....
I just couldn't believe all the people.....


I tried to go down into the crowd to get a straight on shot of the Christmas Tree but 
I never did get a very good picture....




My girls really wanted to ice skate, however, the line was soooo long.
We decided to go to the top of the Rockefeller instead....


We didn't go to the top of the Rockefeller until midnight.
It was a little crazy because we kind of had a hard time catching a cab back to the hotel at midnight.
We were a little scared to say the least.


This is a view from the top of the Rockefeller....
It was an amazing view...


A picture of my two daughters and my two sisters in Central Park!
I can't tell you how much fun we  had together.


My sister Monica, brought her son Michael, Monica has nine kids...
She is truly one of the most amazing women I know.
Anyone who knows her will tell you the same.


My sister Liz, who is a registered nurse in Atlanta, GA, she is also my seamstress : )  
Liz is pregnant with her first child,  we had so much fun shopping for maternity clothes, at Destination Maternity.   
Thank you girls for going with me!


This really was a trip we will never forget.....
I wouldn't have ever had this experience with my sisters and daughers in New York City,
if it hadn't been for The Nate Show!
Thank you!

I will post some of those Anthropologie pictures soon...
Sorry I didn't get them posted before Christmas!
I hope you guys are all staying well.

Take Care,
Maria






90 comments:

Australienne Home said...

Wow those are some amazing photos!!

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Simply Mel said...

What an incredibly exciting time you must have had and shared with your girls! I can't wait to see the show ~ congratulations! Well-deserved!

Rachel Noelle said...

Oh Maria!!! That is sooo exciting! I will be sure to watch the show! You are so sweet and talented and REALLY deserve it!;) Hugs, Rachel

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Julie@beingRUBY said...

How fabulous for you Maria.. and well deserved.. Sadly I will never see the show as we don't get it here in Australia... It seems you had some wonderful downtime with your family too... How lovely!!.. Julie

Daydream Living said...

Wow Maria! The Nate show, congratulations! Hope that I can watch it, mostly US shows are blocked on the internet for us here. Love your picture from the top, NY looks great! Hope you will feel better soon, take care,
Maureen x

Natalie R. said...

Nice photos, great colors (:

Allison said...

What a wonderful and memorable trip you were able to share with your daughters and sisters. How exciting for you to be on Nate! I look forward to watching it on the 12th! I'm happy for you, Maria.

FEDERICA said...

Dear Maria,
your photos are great! Looks like a fantastic trip and your family looks gorgeous!
Thanks for share these pics with us!
Kisses
Federica

Gianly said...

Dear Maria,
I wish you and your beautiful family a wonderful year!
Many kisses
Gianly

Andi's English Attic said...

That's such exciting news. Please be sure to put a link to the show on your blog so we who live outside the US can see it.
Glad you had a great time in NY. xx

A Room For Everyone said...

Congratulations Maria! I've just been telling my husband your amazing story. You must feel so proud of yourself..this is all so well deserved. Gorgeous pics of your daughters and sisters. I particularly love the one of your sister with her baby - the ninth! There's something very beautiful about that. Rachaelxx

Myszka said...

Wow, great trip and beautiful photos!

All the best in New Year!!!

Pattie said...

Hello Maria, If I recall I was right when you asked that question.. I'm so happy for you I'll be watching the show...

Polly said...

Congratulations! Will have to set the DVR!!

Jodi said...

Maria~ Congratulations on the Nate show, that's amazing and how exciting! I will be sure and record it, I too love Nate!

Jodi

manon 21 said...

Merci pour ce partage,j'aime tellement cette ville....
Belle année .

Manon

KarenSue said...

Wow! How exciting for you and your sisters to be with you. I would have been scared also trying to get a cab. I just can't believe so many people are out that late at night.
I was in Flathead Valley with you! We probably past each other. We had the best snow ever. We have a cabin in Lakeside Montana and go summer and winter, we will move there after my youngest figures out what she wants to do with college...maybe Montana Univerity in Missoula...we hope.
Happy week for you!
KarenSue
ps..do you go to Station 8 or Redneck Chic?

Consuelo said...

Maria, thank you for share these beautiful pictures with us!

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summersundays-jw said...

Nine kids -- and she looks like that. That, in itself, makes her amazing. I look forward to seeing your "Nate" segment. Seems you're pretty amazing too. Hope you feel better soon. Jan

traci said...

that is so exciting maria. i can't wait to watch it.

Rie said...

Wow Maria!!!!!! That's so exciting! I hope there is a way to see it online, as we don't have tv here. I'm thrilled for you!!!! p.s. I've always liked Nate's work too.

Lilly said...

what a crowd! it must be amazing new york at christmas time...I love ice skating at rockefeller :)
very nice picures

The Flying Bee said...

congratulations maria! i can't wait to see the show!

Mina finaste said...

Simply amazing photos! I love NY and your photos made me wanne go there soon again!

Lindsay said...

Maria you are so amazing. I cant wait to watch the show! Congrats!

Cortney said...

Such beautiful pictures!

Between You and Me said...

I'll be watching the show with bells on...so happy for you, maria!

Jojo said...

What an amazing family trip and congratulations on your Nate show appearance.

classic • casual • home said...

I love Nate...can wait to see what this is all about!
Mary Ann

Sofies Haus said...

Hello dearest Maria, hope you are fine! Your pics are so great! I love love love NY...have been there twice and will go there again soon;-), hughs and your sisters look sooo lovely! Anja

City.Cottage Shop said...

exciting or what!!!
Cant wait to watch.

SHERRY HART said...

Exciting!!! What beautiful pictures. And...9 kids....I love that. I bet she is an incredible person. Her heart must be huge to let all that love in.....

Annie Louise said...

Congratulations, well deserved recognition. I can't wait for Nate's show on the 12th. Looks like a wonderful time in New York.
Once again congratulations.
Blessings,
Jeanette

Tracey said...

Oh good the word is out :)) Can't wait to see the show!!! Now we just need to get that shop open in time for the airing!!:)) I'm glad you shared more pics from your trip too, they're wonderful!!!

Happy Monday!

Big hgus ~

:) T


p.s. hope you're feeling better today!

Shannon said...

I can't wait for the show on the 12th, I already have it set to record! You are one lucky girl, you gotta open that shop asap. You are going to sell so many things now that you will be famous ;)
Congrats Maria!
<3
Shannon

Funky Junk Interiors said...

You so deserve the spot on the show, Maria! Your style is one of a kind! Bravo! Cannnot wait to see the show!

Donna

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh my gosh Maria, I'm doing cartwheels over here for you!!!
You're gonna be on Nate, that is SO flippin' exciting!!!!

I only have one gripe about this post, how come we don't get to see YOUR pretty face, hmmm? :-)

I can't wait to get home and set all my DVRs!!!

XOXO,
Anne

vignette design said...

What amazing photos! And congratulations on the Nate show. I will be sure to watch! ~Delores

Liz Thompson said...

That is so CooL! Congratulations!! I still have the Katie Joel issue too and keep referring back :)

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Maria,
I am so happy for you!! It looks like you and the girls had such a lovely time. I would love to go to New York someday, it looks amazing!
I can't wait to hear more about the show!
I hope you and your family get well soon!
Take care of yourself.
Sincerely,
Melinda

SISILIA+JOSHUA said...

Maria Maria,

You've got such a lovely eye for things. And amazing family. I truly love these photos. Postcard perfect :)

Big dinosaur hugs,
Sisilia - http://twonerdsinapod.blogspot.com

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

OMG!*!*! I just knew something Over-The-Top Fabulous was brewing FOR YOU!!! Can't wait to see the show in just a few days!!! CoNgRaTuLaTioNs Maria...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-ShaBBy!

Lolo said...

Eeek! How exciting! Nate is on my DVR :) I love coming home every day and watching his show....now I get to see you on there!! Looking forward to watching the "white" episode....and a surprise celebrity guest (lvoed when he had Jamie Oliver last time)! So glad that you all were able to plan a trip around Nate :) Love him!
XOX

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

Awesome pics of NYC..I live in NJ and its still fun to see pics of New York you can never see it all. I went to the Nate Show in September for the 1st week of taping. I had a blast and he is so sweet and adorable you just wanna squeeze him. I'll be looking out for you on the 12th.

martinealison said...

Photos de famille magnifiques...
Bisous

Becky C said...

Congrats to you! I can not wait to see the show. Well deserved :)
Blessings
Becky C

Deb said...

Oh my gosh Maria! I am so excited for you and to watch the show! I heart Nate! *Deb*

PS You have a beautiful family!

Jessie May said...

Hello, I have just stumbled upon your lovely blog! Amazing photos, I would love to go to New York City.

Anonymous said...

How exciting, can't wait to listen to the show!

A Cottage Muse said...

Congratulations Maria!! How exciting!! I've got the DVR set!

Just one question...what is your sister's secret...she has 9 kids and looks that gorgeous?!!!

Ok...two questions...why weren't you in a photo too?

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

WOO HOO for you!!!!
How fun! What a wonderful vacation!
I can't wait to see the show!!!
I love Nate! He is so cute!

Deborah said...

Hwow exciting! Im so happy for you!!
Your photos are wonderful..sounds like you had such a good time..sweet family you have too!

Deborah :)

Classic Style said...

Oh woaw,,that sounds just great..Im so happy for you:))
Thanks for sharing such a lovely pictures of FAB NY, I hope we return in april :) Have a lovely day, /Marie from Stockholm

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Congrats, Maria. I'll TiVo the show tonight so I don't forget to watch!

Feel better soon.
xo~Tracie

DustyLu said...

YIIPPPPY! I can't wait! I can't wait! Its going to be fantastico! Hope you feeling better today! Don't work to hard!! Hugs lulu

Ashley said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!!! Can't wait to see! Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

Carole said...

Congratulations! How exciting!
Your photos are beautiful.
Visiting NY is on my list of dreams to do.

Elyse said...

what a storybook-magical time you are having! so fun to read along and follow your adventures. warmest congrats about the nate show. looking forward to details! lots of 'em!

xo
elyse

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I'm so proud of you...I knew the first time I visited your blog...that your going places. Congratulations...I'm so there on Tuesday!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

My DVR is set! Looking forward to seeing you on the show. Congrats!

Romantic Prairie Style said...

Maria, noone could be more deserving. THE NATE SHOW !!! Wow !!! Good luck wherever 2011 may take you.

The enchanted home said...

Great photos, great blog and beautiful family! Congrats on the Nate Berkus show..thats so exciting! I really like your blog, and willd definitely follow it, your life is a dream to many....loved the post on Montana, it kind of takes you to another place...thank you for sharing.

If you get a minute (in your very hectic schedule:) would you take a look at my new blog, I am new to blogworld but loving it....its
www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com
Thanks!

AnthonyRosesShabHome said...

Congrats Maria how exciting!! I dvr Nate's show everyday but we are getting a lot of snow tomorrow so I should be in for the day and won't miss it! Just wanted to tell you i consider you like a celeb of blog world your one of the ones I always check first to see your post! Makes my day can't wait for tomorrow Congrats again!! Christine xoxo

Hana said...

How did I just now see this!! Sooo excited for you Maria! I just programmed my DVR to make sure I don't miss it! Can't wait to see you...can u believe how far you've come since starting your blog?!! Awesome!! Way to go girl..you are blessed!

xo
Hana
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Lissa said...

I am extremely happy for you. I will set it up to record tonight. Are you completely nervous for everyone to watch or just excited?

Rachel Noelle said...

Hi Maria~ Just wanted you to know I just did a blog post about your Nate appearance tomorrow! congrats! :) Rachel

www.shabbyfrenchforme.blogspot.com

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sara@augustfields said...

maria! this is so exciting for you! i don't have a tv so i'll have to catch clips on the internet somehow...... what a special time that you shared with your sisters and daughters.

thank you for sharing your nyc photos.... gorgeous. :)

me and alice said...

Oh Maria! I'm so happy for you!!! Wow on a tv-show! I hope I can watch it on the computer later...
And what a beautiful family you have...
Your NYC photos are so beautiful too! I really miss NYC, but what I don't miss is the lines to almost everything...hihi!
Have a wonderful day my dear blogfriend!
xoxo Susanne

reisegladjente said...

Hi :)
Love your pictures and blog..and I am now following you !!

have a beautiful day !!
From a staying home mom from Norway :)

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

I just saw your segment on Nate, you were FABULOUS!!!!
You looked beautiful, and were a natural in front of the camera.

I knew you when.... ;-)

XOXO,
Anne

Jolie said...

I also just saw you on the Nate show. How exciting! I love Nate! Your home is so beautiful. I also decorate with a lot of white. It's a very tranquil color to decorate with. Thanks for the tip on how to get the stains out.

I can't believe the lines around the ice rink. That is one of the things on my bucket list, to go ice skating there! :)

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

wow,, how wonderful to be able to take that trip with daughters and sisters. I just happen to be home today with my sick son and caught you on the Nate show.. it was great! Cant wait to try out that asprin trick. Thanks for sharing.

Emilee said...

I just saw you on the Nate Show too. I was born and still live in Montana. I love seeing your pictures of the most beautiful state there is! NY looks like fun, maybe I will visit NY someday, but I prefer the long country roads over big city crowds!

monkeygrasshill said...

Great job on Nate! You looked very comfortable and very pretty! You are clearly destined for (more) really great things.

deb@accessoryalamode said...

Just saw you on Nate show!! What a gorgeous eye for design you have. I recently changed our bedroom to all white and still in progress and was thrilled to see you on the show with your tips! We have 4 kids and can relate to the rules you mention you have!! Beautiful blog too!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

so fun to see you on the show! what an honor. Thanks for letting us see some behind the scenes stuff with your family.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

You rule the school, Lady! That is so supremely exciting. You are SO deserving, Sweet Thing!

I also remember KLJ's house from Domino. Swoony!

Debbi Beverage said...

I just have to say congrats on being on the Nate Show! We don't get it here but I'll definitely look for it online (love him). Antropologie is great isn't it? I loved the one at Rockefeller Center and the 1st one I ever went into in SOHO. I could shop forever in there.... that is if I had the pocketbook to support it:)
Debbi

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Maria- So sad I don't have cable - I think you said your show aired today - big congrats! Your trip looked fabulous.

I, too love the Joel place. That guest bedroom in Cliffside Grey is a favorite! We have a rental property and I painted all the first floor bedrooms Cliffside Grey after seeing that article!

Loretta

Farmgirl Paints said...

Girl that pic of the city at night was unbelievable. What a trip of a lifetime. NYC is on my bucket list for sure:)

angie said...

i saw you on Nate yesterday and i had to come check out your blog! i love it. congrats on being on the Nate show, i am so jealous!!

cathe said...

as i was watching nate and he was doing a show on decorating with white i thought there is this blog dreamy whites that could show nate a thing or two and then there you were!!! conratulations!!!!

LuluD said...

Hi Marie,

I'd love to know what your sister's favorite shops in the Atlanta area are. I'm always looking for fun new places to search for something unique. It looks like a wonderful trip to New York. I'm from New York State and usually love the weather in Atlanta much better!

Jenny said...

You have a beautiful and kind look to you, Maria!
I love your blog...

SAM said...

You did great on the show! I will use your tips for sure. Your blog is a pleasure to visit.

Heather said...

First comment I've left on your blog, but had to tell you that while watching The Nate Show for the first time on vacation I saw you and couldn't believe it! I hadn't seen this post that you would be on the show, and I had never watched the show before. What are the chances?! So happy for you to have had that opportunity! Beautiful pics of Montana in your previous post! :)

Cheap Online Pharmacy said...

such a nice pictures of new york. i Have my childhood memories of NY which became alive but it has changed lot

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I don't have cable so I wasn't able to watch. I've tried to find it on the Nate Show website...help...I can't find you! Congratulations...looks like you are on your way to fulfilling your dreams of interior designer.

Glucosamine said...

some huge crowd but nice pictures of new york. I missed the show as i was out for business reason. can anyone help me with the link of the show on the web.

Sorta Fairytale Girl said...

how funny that i am watching the NATE show now! so sad i missed your appearance on the 12th though. congrats on being on the show, hope to catch it on a re-run sometime!!