A&K in the News

Please contact media@annaandkristina.com for interview requests and other information.

We’ve appeared in countless media outlets including The Vancouver ProvinceNational PostThe Globe and MailVancouver SunQ with Jian GomeshiThe New YorkerGood Morning America and The New York Times.

We’ve also been nominees and recipients of over 25 Gemini and Leo awards including, best lifestyle/practical information series, best hosts of a lifestyle/practical information program or series, and best direction of a lifestyle/practical information program or series.

~ 2013 ~

For the Love of Pets (pdf)
B.C.’s brightest personalities celebrate their pets with stories of unconditional love and companionship
SPCA AnimalSense Magazine, Spring/Summer 2013
(Page 11, Kristina & Ruby)

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Think Timeless vs. Trendy
The Province | July 30, 2013
Dana Gee
“Stars and producers of a series of consumer-oriented TV shows (with another in the works), the pair have long been experts in the art of smart consuming. We asked the duo to pick fashion items that will live well past Labour Day. Read more

 

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2013 Leo Award Nominees
Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag was nominated for (announced May 12, 2013):

  • Best Information or Lifestyle Series: Heather Hawthorn Doyle, Anna Wallner, Kristina Matisic, Sheona Mcdonald – Producers
  • Best Direction in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Erin Redden, Stephanie Rosloski (“100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know“)
  • Best Cinematography in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Mark Edwards (“Mourad: The New Moroccan“)
  • Best Hosts in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Anna Wallner & Kristina Matisic (“100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know“) 
   
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Anna & Kristina interview (mp3) with John & Liz, 104.7 HEART FM, Woodstock, ON www.1047.ca 
May 2, 2013

 

   
motivatedmagazinelogo Motivated Magazine, Spring 2013
Anna Wallner & Kristina Matisic on breaking the rules. (View article – pdf)
   
jordanhipsonlogo Interview with Jordan Hipson (At Home with Jordan Hipson)
Seaside FM, Halifax | February 26, 2013

~ 2012 ~

provincelogo   Dynamic Duo Anna & Kristina re-vamp online brand
The Province | Dec. 3, 2012
Dana Gee
“After 10 years of TV and media exposure the dynamic duo of Anna and Kristina need no last names (but for the record they are Wallner and Matisic respectively). Read more
     
the_rush_shows   The Rush with Mike and Fiona
Shaw TV | Oct. 16, 2012
     
ubceventslogo   Back to Campus: Interview with Anna & Kristina of The Shopping Bags
UBC Events | September 9, 2012
Sarah Chow
     
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Vancouver Daze Vol. 85: Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag Launch Party at Catch 122
Vancouver Is Awesome |September 6, 2012
Rick Chung

     
provincelogo   Besties in business and in life
The Vancouver Province | July 29, 2012
Dana Gee
     
bchydrologo   TV’s The Shopping Bags are wise to the three Rs
BC Hydro News | April 30, 2012
     
logo_more-magazine   W Network’s 10th Anniversary
More Magazine | April 26, 2012
     
South Delta Leader   TV’s Shopping Bags among Project Bloom speakers March 8 in Tsawwassen, BC
The South Delta Leader | March 2, 2012
     
marilyndenislogo   An Online Shopping Primer with Marilyn Denis
The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV | Jan. 13, 2012

 

~ 2011 ~

marilyndenislogo   A Boxing Day Shopping Primer with Marilyn Denis
The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV | Dec. 23, 2011 
     
where_ca_logo   Quick Q&A with TV’s The Shopping Bags
Where.ca | Vancouver
Dec. 14, 2011 
     
fashion-canada-logo   Glam Tidings: Stylish girls from across the country divulge their New Year’s Outfits
Fashion Magazine | Winter 2011 
     
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PRESS RELEASE: November 18, 2011 – Vancouver, BC: Worldwide Bag Media Inc. and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) Begin Production on Buy.o.logic

A new television series from the producers of the highly successful series, The Shopping BagsAnna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag, and Anna & Kristina’s Beauty Call is going into production and is scheduled to debut this spring on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada). More… (PDF)

     
academy-ca-logo   Academy Member Spotlight: Anna Wallner & Kristina Matisic
Nov. 7, 2011, Academy.ca
     
nationalpost-logo   Vixens of Vancouver
National Post | Oct. 29, 2011
by Shinan Govani and Brittany Mahaney
     
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PRESS RELEASE: August 15, 2011- Vancouver, BC: You should be on TV. Here’s your opportunity (pdf)

Worldwide Bag Media seeks two people with larger than life personalities for new adventure docu-series. More (pdf)

     
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2011 Gemini Award Nominees in three categories
(Announced Aug. 03, 2011)

1. Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Series: Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag
Anna Wallner, Kristina Matisic, Heather Hawthorn-Doyle (Worldwide Bag Media Inc.)

2. Best Host(s) in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Program or Series: Kristina MatisicAnna Wallner
Series: Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag
Episode: Marguerite Patten’s Best British Dishes

3. Best Direction in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Program or Series: Jordan Kawchuk, Erin Redden
Series: Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag
Episode: Marguerite Patten’s Best British Dishes

     
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PRESS RELEASE: May 2, 2011 – Vancouver, BC: Worldwide Bag Media adds head of development

Heather Hawthorn-Doyle becomes head of development and executive producer
Worldwide Bag Media is pleased to announce Heather Hawthorn-Doyle as the new Head of Development and Executive Producer for WBM Inc., the Vancouver-based, multi-media production company behind The Shopping Bags, Anna & Kristina’s Beauty Call, Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag, and the overall A&K brand. More… (pdf)

   

Anna Wallner & Kristina Matisic on Studio 4 with Fanny Kiefer (parts 1 & 2)

April 4, 2011

     
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‘Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag’ earns a berth on Oprah’s Network
The Globe & Mail | February 27, 2011 
Marsha Lederman

     
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Oprah’s OWN bags Vancouver TV Twosome Anna & Kristina 
Vancouver Sun/National Post | February 11, 2011 
Mia Stainsby

     
The Lewiston Tribune    Finally, a cooking show for regular people (subscription required)
The Lewiston Tribune | February 10, 2011
Susan Engle
     
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Q interview with Jian Gomeshi (starts around the 53-minute mark)
CBC Radio’s Arts & Entertainment program | February 4, 2011

 

     
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OWNING IT: Oprah’s new TV channel
The New Yorker | Jan. 24, 2011

 

     
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Hosts look to OWN airwaves
Metro News | Jan. 17, 2011
Matt Kieltyka

     
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Oprah’s OWN gets a perky taste of Canada
Toronto Life | Jan. 5, 2011
Lia Grainger

 

~ 2010 ~

toronto-star-logo   Canadian women’s cooking show debuts on Oprah Winfrey channel
The Toronto Star | Dec. 30, 2010
Ashante Infantry
     
own-homepage_sm   OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Launches Premiere Week Launch Schedule
OWN Press Release
Nov. 1, 2010
     
tvguide_logo   A third helping of “Grocery Bag”
TVGuide.ca | Sept. 22, 2010
Jessica Russell
     
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2010 Gemini Award Nominees
Nominated for “Best Host(s) in a Lifestyle/Practical Information, or Performing Arts Program or Series” (announced Aug. 31, 2010):

Host(s): Kristina MatisicAnna Wallner 
Series: Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag 
Episode: Cowboy in the Kitchen

     
Wet Coast Women   Up Close & Personal
Wet Coast Women (Kerry Sauriol)
August 31, 2010
     
Look Magazine  

Culinary Capers
Look Magazine | Summer 2010
Friends Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic turn up the heat on their third season of W Network’s popular Grocery Bags cooking show.

     
leo-awards-logo   2010 Leo Award Winners

Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag picked up three awards June 3-4, 2010.

  • Best Direction in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Jennifer Little (“Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking”)
  • Best Cinematography in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Carl Alcock (“Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking”)
  • Best Hosts in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Anna Wallner & Kristina Matisic (“Cowboy in the Kitchen”)

(Best Information or Lifestyle Series Award went to David Suzuki’s The Nature of Things)

     
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2010 Leo Award Nominees  
Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag
 was nominated for (announced May 3, 2010):

 

  • Best Information or Lifestyle Series
  • Best Direction in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Jennifer Little (“Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking“)
  • Best Cinematography in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Carl Alcock (“Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking“)
  • Best Hosts in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Anna Wallner & Kristina Matisic (“Cowboy in the Kitchen“)

 

     
     
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Drive ’til you drop
Vancouver Sun | March 5, 2010
Shopping Bags Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic take on a four-door Porsche sedan

     
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The Queens of Shop Talk
Chatelaine Magazine | February 2010 Issue

 

     
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Live Chat with W Network’s Anna & Kristina of Beauty Call
Vancouver Sun | January 18 2010

     
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Anna & Kristina’s tips on revamping your wardrobe
Vancouver Sun | January 18 2010


~ 2009 ~

Vancouver’s Beauty Call
November 10, 2009
The Vancouver Sun

Anna & Kristina have got a brand new bag
November 10, 2009
The Lindsay Post (Ontario)

Ditch that hoodie and sweat pants — it’s time for a Beauty Call
November 10, 2009
Vancouver Sun (includes video!)

Editor’s Pick of the Week: Get your body beautylicious
November 9, 2009
TVGuide.ca

‘Call’ of duty: Beauty Mark: Staking out fashion and beauty’s territory in television
November 6, 2009
TVGuide.ca

‘Anna & Kristina’s Beauty Call’ focuses on budget-conscious beauty, fashion
November 6, 2009
Metro News

Watch Me | Anna Wallner
November 6, 2009
The Globe and Mail

Beauty on a Budget (Interview with Kristina Matisic)
November 6, 2009
Metro News

Beauty hits the small screen
November 5, 2009
Flare Magazine Blog

2009 Gemini Award Nominees
Nominated for “Best Host in a Lifestyle/Practical Information, or Performing Arts Program or Series”:

Host(s): Kristina Matisic, Anna Wallner
Series: Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag
Episode: Mastering the Art of French Cooking

2009 Leo Award Nominees
Nominated for:

    • Best Information or Lifestyle Series
    • Best Direction in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Michael Margolis (“Mangoes and Curry Leaves“)
    • Best Cinematography in an Information or Lifestyle Series (2 nominations): Carl Alcock (“Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and “Mangoes & Curry Leaves“)
    • Best Hosts in an Information or Lifestyle Series: Anna Wallner & Kristina Matisic (“Mangoes and Curry Leaves“)

On Mom’s special day, think about who mom really is
May 8, 2009
The Vancouver Sun

Anna and Kristina’s picks for Mother’s Day gifts
April 24, 2009
The Vancouver Sun

 

~ 2008 ~

It list: Holiday Shopping Strategies
December 11, 2008
The Vancouver Province Newspaper

Canada AM interview (video clip)
October 2008
CTV News 

Shopping Bags to Grocery Bags
October 22, 2008
Real Screen

Anna & Kristina at The Heart Truth Cocktail Party
Toronto’s Fashion Week Fall 2008
Fashion Magazine

Extreme bargain shopping: Sharing the secrets
When times are tough, the frugal get going
Sept. 8, 2008
The Buffalo News

Duo’s comedy is a bonus
Anna and Kristina do it all from beginning to end
Sept., 3, 2008
The Vancouver Sun

Interview with Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic
September 2008
Food Vancouver

Anna & Kristina’s picks for Mother’s Day
May 5, 2008
The Vancouver Province

Taking posh cookbooks on a test drive
June 23, 2008
The Globe and Mail newspaper

Valentine Presents for Celebs!
Feb. 13, 2008
OK! Magazine

 

~ 2007 ~

2007 Leo Award Winners

Best Host(s) in an Information or Lifestyle Series
Anna Wallner, Kristina Matisic
The Shopping Bags – Exercise Balls, Vanilla, Towels, Tweezers

 

2007 Gemini Award Nominee

Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Segment
The Shopping Bags
Jackie Sidoni, Sean De Vries, Catherine Ateyo, Brian Beard, Mark Pitkethly

 

~ 2006 ~

Shop smart on Boxing Day
Dec. 26, 2006
The Vancouver Province

Find the Best Sleeping Bags and Backpacks
The ‘Shopping Bags’ Offer Tips for Summer and Back to School
July 31, 2006
Good Morning America

UBC Alumni: The Shopping Bags
Summer 2006
Trek Magazine, issue #15

2006 Leo Award Winners

Best Host(s) in an Information or Lifestyle Series
Anna Wallner, Kristina Matisic
The Shopping Bags

2006 Gemini Award Nominee

Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Segment
The Shopping Bags
Tony Hrkac, Todd Serotiuk, Brian Beard

Female in Focus: Inspiring interviews with women in business
Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic: The Shopping Bags
April 2006, vol. 2, issue 4
ThereSheGoes.ca

 

~ 2005 ~

Boxing Day Survival
Boxing Week 2005
24 Hours newspaper

25 Ways to Save During the Holidays
December 2005
Real Simple Magazine

Holiday shopping online: Point, click, wrap and relax
Dec. 17, 2005
The Globe and Mail newspaper

10 Holiday Shortcuts
Dec. 7, 2005
Chicago Tribune

Shopping tips in the Bags
Key to controlling Christmas spending is in planning, say professional shoppers Dec. 2, 2005
The Ottawa Sun

A guide to navigating the malls the day after Thanksgiving
Nov. 20, 2005
Gwinnett Daily Post

Shop Smart
Fall 2005
In Style Magazine

Getting What You Paid For
September 2005
Real Simple Magazine

The Shopping Bags pick their top 10 fall fashion trends
Sept. 19, 2005
The Vancouver Province

2005 Leo Award Winners

Best Direction in an Information Series
Joanne Braithwaite
The Shopping Bags, Episode 91

Best Host(s) in an Information Series
Anna Wallner, Kristina Matisic
The Shopping Bags, Episode 96

 

2005 Leo Award Nominees

Best Information Series
The Shopping Bags
Anna Wallner, Kristina Matisic – producers

 

~ 2004 ~

Shopping Bags stars confess eBay addiction
Dec. 16, 2004
The Toronto Star

The job of shopping
Journalists turned passion into successful venture
Dec. 12, 2004
Metro newspaper

Internet shopping tips from The Shopping Bags
Dec., 10, 2004
The Toronto Star

Cyber-shops here to stay
INTERNET: And that’s just great, say television’s Shopping Bags
Dec. 5, 2004
The Vancouver Province

The gifts that mean business
Dec. 5, 2004
Newsday

Prof gives TV show sweet ratings
Oct., 2004
Daily Mercury (Guelph, ON)

Dos and don’ts: outdoor furniture
July/August 2004
Style at Home Magazine

2004 Leo Award Winners

Best Lifestyle Series
The Shopping Bags
Anna Wallner, Kristina Matisic, Heather Hawthorn-Doyle, John Ritchie, Hugh Beard – Producers

 

Carrying The Shopping Bags: a zany, rewarding TV role
Featuring Anna Wallner
Summer 2004
Tidings Alumni Magazine, University of Kings College, Halifax

How to Pay Less for Almost Everything
May 2004
Reader’s Digest Magazine

True confessions of a Shopping Bag
Feb. 19, 2004
Calgary Real Estate News

This may be the dawn of conscious consuming
Jan. 10, 2004
The Toronto Star

 

~ 2003 ~

Naughty & Nice
December 2003
BCBusiness Magazine

CityProfile: The Shopping bags
December 2003
Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine

I shop therefore I am
Nov. 22, 2003
National Post: Saturday Post

2003 Gemini Award Nominees
Best Host(s) in a Practical Information, or Performing Arts Program or Series: The Shopping Bags
Kristina Matisic, Anna Wallner

2003 Leo Award Winners

Best Lifestyle Series
The Shopping Bags

Best Direction in a Lifestyle Series
Michael Robinson
The Shopping Bags – Episode 35 (Luggage)

Best Host(s) in a Lifestyle Series

Anna Wallner, Kristina Matisic
The Shopping Bags

 

Shopping with The Shopping Bags
Jan. 18, 2003
The Globe and Mail newspaper

 

~ 2002 ~

Crusading Consumers
Dec. 13, 2002
24 Hours newspaper

For a job, it’s a bargain
Nov. 8, 2002
The National Post

2002 Gemini Award Nominee
Best Practical Information Series: The Shopping Bags
John Ritchie, Kristina Matisic, Nikila Cole, Hugh Beard, Anna Wallner

In the Bag
July 20-26, 2002
TV Week

Susie’s Night Out
June 24, 2002
The Vancouver Province

Shop till they drop
June 22, 2002
Calgary Herald

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