I had survived (kicked butt is how I looked at it) Canada AM and in July Yorkdale asked me to do a segment on luxurious baby products in honour of the royal baby for Breakfast Television Toronto. Who better then a mother of four to discuss all of baby’s designer needs? I immediately said yes and I was to be on air for Wednesday, July 10th. There was just a little bitty issue – I had NO POWER.
On Monday, July 8th the heaven’s opened up and unloaded on my fair city leaving my home (and large sections of the city) with no power. The Globe and Mail reported:
“Pearson International Airport reported 126 mm of rain throughout Monday, breaking the previous single-day rainfall record for the city set back on Oct. 15, 1954, when hurricane Hazel left 121 mm.
“We had 90 millimetres of rain within an hour and a half at the airport,” said Peter Kimbell, a meteorologist at Environment Canada, who said the storm ranked among the most intense rainfalls the city has ever seen.
Downtown Toronto reported a slightly more modest rainfall of 97 mm of rain throughout the day.
“It was a bit of a surprise yesterday,” said Kimbell. “The [Environment Canada] warning was actually not issued until the storm had begun.””
Etobicoke was one (if not the one) of the worst areas affected. Just north of us an entire street had flooded and water was at the first floor of many of those homes; neighbours down the street had tool sheds and trees float away. This was all because a creek located behind their homes had taken on too much water and was over flowing. Thousands of homes had their basements flooded and our area had lost power.
My in-laws had taken my children up to their camp on Sunday, I was spared that.
I was charging my cell phone in my minivan and my Google Tablet battery lasts a very long time. My husband and I were taking cold showers and enjoying evenings alone. When I received the email regarding the BT spot I quickly made an appointment to have my hair blown out, picked out my outfit by candlelight and set the alarm on all cell phones and tablets. I was able to get up on time, took another very cold shower, and collected everything by candle light. I was going to have to get ready in studio.
The segment went well and the host Dina is just stunning.
Just to re-cap: the first time I do TV I sleep in and the second time I have no power. I’m almost afraid to do a third segment – I’m thinking zombie apocalypse…but bring it on!
My brother-in-law Kevin took these photos in a back alley in Sudbury and his home studio with his wonderful wife (my sister-in-law) as his assistant. I was wearing this exact outfit when I did Breakfast Television. Kevin was very patient and we took a lot of pictures and there were some amazing shots. The first two photos are my absolute favourite and are featured on my blog, twitter, FB and Instagram accounts. I hope you enjoy and take a look at what else Kevin can do here. He’d love to come down to Toronto to capture all your moments as well.
Dress, Ted Baker. Shoes, Christian Louboutin. Cuff, Cocoa Jewelry.