As always, I’m way behind on my blogging. I know I say it all the time but with a toddler and a full time business life gets busy and blogging takes a bit of a back seat…so let’s get caught up.
Last month, I had three amazing days in the beautiful city of Toronto. I been as a child but never as an adult. All I can say is WOW, beautiful city, the people were really friendly and the city is much cleaner than I imagined. I flew in Thursday morning on Porter Airlines and I highly recommend it. Firstly, you fly into the city airport which is a 10 min cab ride into downtown Toronto as opposed to Pearson which I’m told is about 40 minutes depending on traffic and there is no hassles as there are fewer flying in at once. It’s smaller so the chaos is minimal. No switching terminals or getting on a bus to go to another end of the airport. The staff was really great and best of all they give you a soft drink in a real glass, it’s the small details that make a difference.
I arrived around noon and was met by my awesome cousin Tammy. I hadn’t seen her in years so it was so great to spend some time with her and catch up. She suggested I stay at the Sheraton as she works right beside it at Hakim optical. I was thinking it was a block away but it was literally right beside the hotel.
I was on the 42nd floor of the Sheraton…it was a beautiful view and the most comfortable hotel bed I’ve ever slept on. If you are heading to Toronto, consider the Sheraton on Queen St. It is a block away from the Eaton Center, a few blocks from Dundas Square and centrally located to just about everything.
Thursday night I went to the NKOTBSB (New Kids on the Block and Back Street Boys) concert at the Air Canada Center and it was truly amazing. It was loud, crazy and full of screaming women aged 15-50. The concert was beyond incredible; the crowd was electric! It started with New Kids and Backstreet singing a combo song then Backstreet played a few and then New Kids came out and sang a few and the crowd ( including me) went bananas! I was screaming and dancing with the best of them! I was jumping up and down with the “Please don’t go girl” and “The right stuff” are still my favorite songs. Two and a half hours later I was sweaty, exhausted and wickedly happy! They sang a few other classics like “We will rock you” and “Raspberry beret” and we are all jumping and signing fools. They closed the show with “Backstreet’s back” and “Hanging Tough”. Absolute amazing concert and would go again!
The main reason I was there to attend a photography workshop with Heather Rivlin. Heather is a Toronto based photographer who specializes in amazing newborn and child portraiture. I’ve been a fan of her work since my early days at NSCC and I was so thrilled to finally get to know her. She is of course a very talented photographer but she is also wickedly funny, truly beautiful and it was the most amazing weekend. During the weekend, I had the absolute pleasure of spending the weekend with an great group of ladies.