Sunday, September 22, 2013

TIFF 2013

It's September and the kids have gone back to school.

And while I try to establish daily routines and bedtimes, my mind wanders off to TIFF.

If you haven't read or followed my blog, every year my brother and I attend red carpet events at the Toronto International Film Festival.

It's become a tradition.

This year, we were fortunate enough to see some great movie stars.

The night Matthew McConaughey walked the red carpet for his movie, "Dallas Buyers Club", I had to attend my son's ukulele recital. My brother was so lucky to get his photo and autograph!

However, I made it up the next day by seeing Jake Gyllenhaal. And he even signed my autograph book too! He was very cool and friendly to all his fans.

Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson, Sandra Bullock, and Julia Roberts were some of the big names that were in town. We also saw Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde, Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning, Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson. But the highlight for me this year was seeing the beautiful and elegant actress, Isabella Rossellini. She is the daughter of legendary actress, Ingrid Bergman and Italian film director, Roberto Rossellini. And she also stars with Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie, "Enemy".

It was a wonderful year for star gazing!