IN HER SHOES: The Inside Stoop
Lindsey is the author of The Inside Stoop where she writes about her design finds and inspiration. I only recently found it, but it’s already become a daily read. If anyone knows about design trends and styles it would be her, because she works for HGTV in TV development! Cool, right?
She gets to watch TV, eat cupcakes and read blogs all while she is at work and she doesn’t get in trouble, because it’s her job. Sign me up! (I totally know it’s more complicated than that, but all of the above perks are super cool.)
I love coming up with new things whether it is a cool name for a nail polish that I think should be invented or show idea like one on HGTV starring my super handy husband and his sometimes nutty, but totally lovable wife, which means I was super interested in a day in Lindsey’s life. She gets to brainstorm all day on show ideas, search for new stars, tape with new stars and watch footage of existing HGTV shows.
I quickly emailed her and asked her to join in on the fun and she very quickly rose to the challenge.
So sit back, relax and enjoy a day in her life!
wake up to this brat meowing in my face cause she’s hungry
walk downstairs, cook some yum and get showered and ready for work
grab my bike, see cute guy in my elevator, get nervous, dont talk to him. put helmet on and weave my bike through traffic on 6th ave to get to work.
get to HGTV offices, check my email, head over to brian balthazar’s office. bri and i head down to mcdonalds where our favorite mcdonalds employee, Venus serves us two large diet cokes.
we all meet in brians office. each day someone brings in something pickled. brian and min believe that pickling is going to be the next big thing. today, brian brought purple pickled eggs. we eat the eggs, drink diet coke and watch the latest cut of Selling NY.
planning for my casting trip to Nashville next week: booking travel, making schedules for the shoot day. we found some great design talent there so i’m going to fly down there and shoot her doing a consult with one of her clients. can’t help but think about the biscuts at nashvilles loveless cafe. it’s the bonus feature of this casting trip.
conference call with the scripps production team. the view is playing on my tv in the background. who’s the guest today? pay attention to your call, lindsey.
Host of Income Property, Scott McGillivray swings by the office with his producers. Chat with them, stare at Scott…
he’s dreamy, funny and smart. We have this hat in the office, that has a wig attached to it. when ever someone comes by we make them put it on, take a picture of them and add it to a picture wall.
call courtney, who sits 3 feet away from me and talk about what we want for lunch today. conference brian in to get his take on lunch. dilly dally. grab some moshe’s falafel but realize that we also need something for our 3pm sweet tooth. swing by magnolia cupcakes and grab a tub of banana pudding, and some red velvet cupcakes cause why not?
eat lunch while browsing all the design blogs. take some notes on what’s hot today and discover a fun new designer on Desire to Inspire. Discover an awesome product on Better Living Through Design and write about it in our internal trend files so everyone can see it. trend files is an internal magazine i produce for the entire company. basically, it’s cliffs notes to what’s cool in the design/lifestyle industry.
meet with Courtney to go over some casting ideas for an awesome new show. Courtney poses like a supermodel for a blackberry picture…
while talking about casting for that show, we think of another new show idea that is even more awesome.
write up super awesome new show idea, get excited. read pitches, watch tape, read pitches, watch tape, watch more tape. Amy, who sits by me, is selling her purse. i want it.
Oprah is on. Topic: One mom, 20 Personalities. Woah, depressing. Doesn’t hold my attention, so i go to Brians office.
we eat cupcakes and watch rough cuts of house hunters. obviously, they pick the wrong house. ugh.
read pitches, watch tape. Get an email from one of my fave designers, Mr Brad Ford, about his new partner, MyDeco.com. Become obsessed with MyDeco.com like i am obsessed with Brad Ford.
pre production conference call for a shoot that is happening next week. logistics and other fun stuff. shooting with new talent is always exciting for me.
head home on my bike. it’s about to rain so i have to ride super fast. i get home, put together some posts for my blog, the inside stoop for tomorrow.
meet a friend for drinks at the ace hotel (my fave meeting spot in the city). have some fries from the breslin. yum.
My best friend Blake is the Editor of Playbill. Like the magazine you get everytime you go to see a broadway play. She has these super highbrow tastes when it comes to plays. literally, since the day she was named Editor, i have been begging her to take me to see Mary Poppins. it’s actually been a big point of contention between the two of us. she refuses to see it. tonight, she has a news reporter friend who is doing a piece on Mary Poppins. for the story, he has a walk on role in the show just for one night. so Blake wants to go support him. Guess who goes as her plus one…
go home, turn on the TV and put on my painting overalls. i need to paint my apartment, because we are shooting in it next week. I’m embarrassed to have a camera crew at my place with the walls looking the way they do.
pass out way too late.
A big thanks to Lindsey for letting us in on the inner workings of one of our favorite networks.
Now I’ll just sit here waiting to see if her people call my people so that we can get the ball rolling on pitching a TV show. Ah a girl can dream…
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