1 This is the entrance to my television studio on West 26th Street in New York City.
2 Joanne Logan, our studio receptionist, greets staff and special guests so warmly.
3 Todd Schwartzman - VP of Broadcast Sales - visited my office, as usual, to discuss some of our clients.
4 Nora Singley - TV chef - readies the set for a cooking demonstration showing how to make persimmon pudding.
5 The studio set is decorated so festively for the holidays.
6 The white-ware collection looks wonderful with evergreens and silver.
7 Great candy everywhere
8 This table will be moved onto the set for a later segment.
9 This is our faux view from the TV studio. We thought it would be fun to look at our offices in the Starrett Lehigh building, which can't be seen from here.
10 Robert Diamond, our Lead Set Decorator, always does a great job.
11 A closeup of the window ornaments
12 A sweet woodland scene
13 A woodland themed Christmas tree
14 A quaint winter village
15 The floral refrigerator
16 Colored pencils in the craft area
17 Velvet ribbons
18 More spools of ribbons
19 A cubby filled with acorns, cinnamon sticks, twigs, pine cones, and more
20 Bowls of shiny chestnuts
21 This is our very busy craft area.
22 Annie Fisher, my wardrobe stylist and her intern, Katrina
23 Some of my TV wardrobe organized and neatly hung
24 Some of my shoes
25 More of my shoes
26 Melanie Lynch, my executive assistant at television
27 Jennifer Sawyer and Producer Barbara Fight
28 Joey Meade - Stage Manager and Joey Kola - Warm Up Artist - prepping the audience
29 I really love this festive white and red tree.
30 And these pink and red glittered reindeer
31 The bustling TV kitchen - Chef Pierre Schaedelin dropped in to rehearse for an upcoming segment.
32 Sarah Mastracco whisking away
33 Thomas Joseph looking very festive as he peels hard-boiled eggs
34 Nikki Elkins prepping for a paté segment with Molly O'Neill
35 Joel Cordenner, Assistant Stage Manager, waiting to escort the special guest from the green room onto the set
36 Our guests' hair and makeup artists Nicole Detweiler and Deb Jones
37 I stopped by the kitchen on my way to the set. I always enjoy seeing Pierre.
38 Getting my stage instructions from Joey Meade
39 Bernie Young - Executive VP and General Manager of Broadcasting
40 Calia Van Dyk - Production Manager - It was her birthday!
41 Here I am with our special guest, Lucy Liu. We made persimmon pudding together and she talked about her new romantic comedy, 'Marry Me.'
42 Charlie Green, my makeup artist, arrives on set.
43 Kristin St. Clair, from our craft department, and her bird, Pico, were also on the show.
44 Kristin showed us how to make these adorable pet ornaments.
45 A great shot of Francesca
46 AP - Noel Rosselli - writing cue cards.
47 Here I am on set with our guest GillIan Stevens of 'Dewdrop Designs' and her husband.
48 She uses leather in various colors and patterns.
49 After cutting the leather into bands, Gillian attaches pretty little buckles to the ends.
52 Joey Kola knows how to keep the audience happy. Here he's handing out giveaways.
53 Set stylist - Chip Glynn
54 Sean Ennis from Design and Fabrication cutting with a circular saw
55 Chris Jensen prepping a can of paint
56 This young audience member wanted to simply compliment Joey Kola on how 'awesome' he is.
57 I agreed!
58 This is the staircase that special guests sometimes use to enter the show.
59 The window of the prep kitchen looks amazing.
60 The TV greenhouse is very lush.
61 Ferns and amaryllis
62 Holiday pointsettia
63 The ceiling of the studio with all of the lights and rigging
64 Our lineup of Emmys on display in the large green room
65 After taping two television shows, I have an hour of live Ask Martha radio on Sirius 112 and XM 157. That hour is spent in my TV office.
66 And here I am on air with my radio crew - Jocelyn Santos, Managing Editor and Neil Golub, Operations Manager
67 Kyle Ramdeen, Product Coordinator, busy at work.