Despite Hearst‘s shuttering of O At Home in November of 2008, the Oprah Winfrey brand is as strong as ever, evidenced by the pronouncement of O, The Oprah Magazine‘s 10th anniversary weekend plans, kicking off on May 7.
O, in true Willy Wonka fashion, will be putting ten “golden tickets” inside its February issue, with the winners being invited to meet the queen of daytime TV herself during the scheduled “Live Your Best Life” a three-day event in New York. The event, produced for 6,000 attendees, will include seminars from Suze Orman and Martha Beck. Winfrey will also be performing a one-woman show at Radio City Music Hall.
Tickets — for those who don’t get their hands on a golden ticket — go on sale March 15.
Press release after the jump.
O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS WITH A LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE WEEKEND — A SERIES OF EVENTS IN NYC, INCLUDING A SPECIAL EVENING WITH OPRAH WINFREY AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
INSTANT WIN SWEEPSTAKES IN THE FEBRUARY ISSUE WILL AWARD TEN READERS A TRIP TO NEW YORK AND TICKETS TO ALL THE FESTIVITIES IN MAY
New York, NY (January 11, 2010) — O, The Oprah Magazine will celebrate its 10th anniversary in New York City from May 7-9, 2010, with a weekend of events that brings its “Live Your Best Life” mission to life for 6,000 attendees. Tickets for the Live Your Best Life Weekend extravaganza featuring Oprah Winfrey and some of the magazine’s most popular contributors go on sale March 15, but ten readers who find the “golden ticket” in the February issue will be the first to reserve their spots for what is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Live Your Best Life Weekend” event will kick off Friday night with a welcome reception. On Saturday morning, Ms. Winfrey will welcome guests to the Javits Center, where her hand-picked experts, including Suze Orman and Martha Beck, will offer seminars to motivate and educate attendees. On Saturday night, Ms. Winfrey will perform a special one-woman show at Radio City Music Hall, and the celebration will conclude on Sunday morning with a charity walk and magazine birthday party celebration, which will be open for general registration.
To win, readers must find and open the special envelope in the February issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, on newsstands January 19th, then log on to oprah.com to see if the ticket is a winner. 10 readers, with one guest each, will win airfare, accommodations and tickets to the weekendâ€™s events. A complete set of rules is available at oprah.com.
According to Jill Seelig, Vice President/Publisher of O, The Oprah Magazine, “Spreading Ms. Winfrey’s ‘Live Your Best Life’ message has been our mission since we launched in 2000. This event is an extension of that mission but elevated to a spectacular new level. We’re making the magazine come alive in the most literal way, bringing Ms. Winfrey, our experts and our readers together. It’s a fantastic celebration and a once-in-a-lifetime event for everyone involved.”
O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Live Your Best Life” weekend is presented in association with L’Oreal Paris.