Q. What Three Items Do You Always Keep In Your Purse/ Pockets?
A: Phone, lip gloss, credit card (I rarely have cash - just ask Tommy! He often has to loan to me)
Q: What Is Your Favourite Room In Your Home And Why?
A: Living room - it gets amazing east and west light and is an awesome place to hang out or entertain.
Q: How Were You Discovered?
A: Amoryn Engel, society reporter for the National Post and Hello! Magazine, was a segment producer for a lifestyle show on Life Network. She heard that I had a decorative art business painting floorcloths, and called to ask me if I could do a segment on the show, Real Life to teach people how to make them. At the time I was working behind the scenes on a TV show for CTV and understood the beginning/middle/end steps of illustrating a "how to" project. When I arrived for the show, they were running early, so they grabbed everything out of the car, threw it in the studio, and the cameras rolled shortly after. I literally never had a chance to get nervous, and it turned out that Barb Williams (now an executive at Shaw Media) was in the directors booth and took notice. It wasn't a rocket ride to stardom by any means, and the road to success was paved with a LOT of hard work, but by 1999 I'd been given the green light for my own show. I've hosted and co-created and co-produced 5 distinct series since then.