saf affect @ cityline
On Tuesday of this week I attended a by-invitation-only taping of a special episode of CityTV’s CityLine, a weekday lifestyle show in Toronto. What made this particular episode special is that the audience was filled bloggers – foodies, fashionistas, yummy mummies, and decor fiends.
And the guests matched the audience: Claire Tansey, Food Editor at Chatelaine Magazine; Tracy Peart, make-up artist at CityTV; Erica Ehm, founder and editor-in-chief of Yummy Mummy Club; Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault from Benjamin Moore. Being a group in the social media know, rather than be directed to shut off our data devices we were encouraged to tweet throughout. Checkout the hashtag #clparty for what the tweeps were saying during and after the show.
At the end of the show, each of us was treated to a fabulous swag bag filled with some great products including make-up from L’Oreal, Vasanti, MAC, and Hard Candy, a knife sharpener from FireStone, NourishTea, Benjamin Moore paint and fan deck, and a ShaToBu – the workout that you wear.
If that wasn’t enough, all of us bloggers were also treated to a post-show tweetup lunch (along with the guests and host Tracy Moore) at the newly opened Ritz-Carlton Toronto. It was fabulous to connect and socialize in the flesh with some of my blogging and tweeting friends, and to meet some new ones too.
The episode airs Tuesday March 29, 2011 at 9am local time on CityTV across Canada (repeating at 2pm the same day), and will also be available online for six months afterward on the CityLine episodes page. And just like when us bloggers went to a taping of the Steven & Chris show, I somehow managed to end up in the front row – again…
Tracy Moore and yours truly….and Erika Ehm gets her tweet on.
Thank you, CityLine, for a fabulous bloggers-day-out!