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Day in the Life: Amanda Haines

In this case, it’s two days in the life. We asked Amanda Haines, Owner and Director of Vancouver’s Reformation PR to capture 48 hours of her life! Ever wonder what a busy publicist does on a typical day? Follow Amanda as she captures her moments.


5:03AM: The Vancouver Home + Design Show (VHDS) opens tonight! I’m up and at ‘em to meet the crew from Citytv’s Breakfast Television at BC Place before 6am.

5:45AM: Arrive at BC Place. My home for the next four days! And no, the sun still isn’t up.

6:00AM: Coffee and a quick look at the day’s notes and media schedule. It’s going to be a crazy busy day of media appointments for the show’s top talent.

6:47AM: We’re rolling! Stylist (and my friend) Janette Ewen nails the first of four Breakfast Television segments.

11:30AM: Morning media appointments wrapped. Time to pick up the refreshments for tonight’s opening night party, courtesy of Parallel 49 beer. Between the early morning wake-ups and beer hauling, today is feeling decidedly unglamorous.

2:00PM: Set-up time! Signage, swag bag stuffing and A/V coordination for tonight’s opening night party starts now.

3:30PM: Nothing like a little massage and a coffee to calm the nerves before a big event.

5:50PM: The crowd is building for tonight’s marquee event: the Dessert Duel, a chocolate mousse throwdown between Thomas Haas, Bruno Feldeisen & Curtis Luk.

6:55PM We have a winner. Thomas Haas takes the Dessert Duel trophy.

9:00PM: 16 hours and counting. It’s wine time!


6:25AM: The Vancouver Home + Design Show continues! Today starts with an in-studio at Citytv, followed by another big line-up of media appointments. Let the mayhem begin.

6:40AM: My favourite beauty product and secret weapon, Make Up For Ever Full Coverage concealer. Dark circles be gone!

6:55AM Today is all about comfort – cue my favourite chambray shirt and comfy scarf (worn with black skinnies and knee-high boots, naturally).

7:30AM: On set at Breakfast Television. Janette Ewen is doing double duty – today’s she’s talking all things fashion and style with Jody Vance.

9:15AM: Quick stop at home for a conference call and to peruse today’s VHDS coverage in The Vancouver Sun. Three full-colour pages – I’m a happy girl.

12:25PM: Picked up HGTV superstar Bryan Baeumler and we’re ready to roll at the Global TV studios.

3:00PM: Bryan talking to fans while I handle crowd control. Everyone’s got a renovation question!

3:30PM: Break time for Bryan. I’m briefing Janette on her next media segment – this time on FMA Weekly with Natalie Langston.

8:00PM: Wrapping up the first of three autograph sessions for Jillian Harris at VHDS. She’s a gem!

11:30PM: Home time. Two more days to go, but the majority of the media work is done – and I’m exhausted!

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