STEVEN AND CHRIS – daytime lifestyle show hosts

September 23, 2008


On Wednesday, September 17th I was fortunate enough to be invited along with a couple of friends, to the taping of the Steve and Chris  Show.   You know Steve and Chris – they were the original “Designer Guys”.   




Chris, me and Steven

Chris, me and Steven

I had my picture taken with Steven and Chris last year (January 2007) when they launched their furniture line at Decor-rest.  They haven’t aged a bit – except that they are wearing a lot more make-up this time, but then, so am I.





the Steven and Chris show

the Steven and Chris show




They are daytime lifestyle show hosts now – and since airing in January 2008 they have apparently improved their guest line up and their set.  I must confess that I had not seen the new show but was pleasantly surprised, and have been recruited.  These guys exude warmth, yet appear quite shy (Steve more than Chris), and are funny too.



 I checked out the Steven and Chris site as I am writing this blog and see that the show  aired on September 22nd (yesterday) at 2pm on CBC (I never did get a reply to my enquiry about the date the show would air).   


The fashion segment  with Moe Kelso showcased some great looks, I particularly loved one pair of black patent stiletto wedge heels ($495 / Ports) you’ll know what I mean when you see them.  Everyone loved Steve’s craft (I know he takes a lot of heat for some of them) – but these cement bowls  are an excellent do-it-yourself-ers Christmas gift.  I know I’ll be doing it myself.


I am glad to say there were very few retakes.  For those of you who have not gone to a taping before, suffice it to say there is a whole lot of clapping going on.  On this episode “what you see is what you get” when you tune in, with the exception of the set people running on and off between what will be commercial breaks, to rearrange the furniture on the set.


Segueing from retakes, here comes a shameless plug…  A few years ago I was a contestant on HGTV Alliance “Design to Win” game show (episode 6) hosted by Derek James (of Marriage Under Construction fame).  There were quite a few retakes, my husband and friend were among the clappers in the audience.  The show, where players buzz in to win on Canada’s only Design Trivia Game Show, was cancelled after episode 6.  I hope it wasn’t my star performance – slamming the button to ring in with the wrong answer, again and again.   I did manage to win third place and was rewarded handsomely with a Cuisinart® Griddler,  which I am still using today.   


Tune in – let me know what you think.














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