Celebrate 75 Years with Woman’s Day

by Lainie Gutterman

Woman’s Day celebrated turning 75 years young with a big party on October 5 in New York City.  The event, held at The Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station, gave the public the opportunity to meet various Woman’s Day editors, receive lots of great free samples, watch craft and cooking demonstrations, shop for unique gifts and preview the hottest holiday toys of the season.

The day-long event which was open to the public and free kicked off at 10am with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

I had the pleasure of speaking to Editor-in-Chief Susan Spencer who explained, “It’s my goal for Woman’s Day to survive another 75 years.”

 

Women eagerly took the UnitedHealthcare Heart Hero pledge, and upon doing so was rewarded with heart healthy recipes and a special bracelet to remind themselves to “eat better.  Exercise more.  Tap into your inner strength.”

 

Girl Scouts of the USA was collecting pairs of new gloves or mittens to benefit children in need in exchange for a complimentary Magnolia Bakery cupcake.  Yes, these are the cupcakes which captured the attention of a worldwide audience after being featured
on the hit TV show Sex and the City.  Have you tried one yet?

 

Women patiently waited in a line that went out the door to obtain a fall make-up consultation with Woman’s Day Beauty Editor Melissa Matthews Brown.

Style Editor Donna Duarte-Ladd and her Bargain Huntress team was spot-on when they provided me with a fall style consultation.  Donna told me that royal jewel tones are great colors for me to wear this season and ruled out bright chartreuse.  She also encouraged me to get  bright colored ballet flats and a pair of skinny stretch cigarette pants.

The Itty Bitty Bag Company, LLC was a vendor that caught my eye.  The CEO, Jennifer St. Jean, has created special limited edition handmade little bags with fabric that represented each year of Woman’s Day magazine’s existence.

 

Food & Nutrition Director Kate Merker made chocolate-banana empanadas. Other delicious cooking demos included Blackberry Salad with Mint & Honeycomb by Chef Sam Talbot and The Casserole Queens’ spicy Mac & Cheese.  Both also signed their cookbooks.  The Casserole Queens have a new tasty monthly column in the magazine.

One of the biggest highlights for me was meeting HGTV’s Monica Pederson.  She is even friendlier and more beautiful than she is on Bang for The Buck.  At the event, she offered fashionable party tips.


Home Editor Ayn-Monique Klahre offered fun Halloween pumpkin decorating ideas.

 

Here’s to Woman’s Day and the next 75+ years!

Disclosure:  Woman’s Day 75th Anniversary Celebration at Grand Central Station in New York City was an open to the public event.  Free samples were being given out to all attendees.



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Lainie Gutterman is a former publicist turned founder of the blog My, Myself and BabyI (which her now three year old son Ian is the inspiration for. Lainie and her family live in New York City, where she sacrifices living space (but not style) to be in the center of it all in "the city that never sleeps." (Fortunately, her preschooler is a sound sleeper who doesn't rise until 8am, on most days.) Her Twitter handle is @meandbabyi and she can be found on Facebook.

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