I can hardly believe it myself, but I was on a live broadcast of ABC7 Chicago! My friend, Lisa Ryan, owner of Love My Results Beauty, did a segment on the mid-day news entitled Beauty At Every Age, and I was one of her models.
And it was so much fun!!! Kind of stressful, but so much fun. It was only three and half minutes, but it’s three and half minutes I won’t soon forget. Here’s how it all went down.
Lisa and I, not wanting to risk rush hour traffic the morning of the show, decided to take the train to the city the night before.
Within an hour we found ourselves away from the boring northwest suburbs and in the high energy of downtown Chicago!
We got off the train and hopped a cab to our hotel. It was the perfect summer evening in Chicago – gentle breeze, mild temperatures. It would have been so much fun to go out, but we needed to get our beauty rest.
We soon arrived at our haven – Hotel 71 – just blocks from the Mag Mile and the ABC7 studio.
Once we got to the hotel, it was time to decide what I was going to wear. I only brought five different outfits to choose from plus shoes and accessories. I never travel light! Luckily Lisa was there to help me decide. In addition to being a cosmetics expert, Lisa also has an impeccable sense of style. Check out the trendy outfit she wore for the show – an oh so trendy leather skirt and a fabulous red top – so fab!
We finally decided on a winner.
With a final toast, it was off to bed.
We woke up to a beautiful Chicago day!
With the show just hours away, it was time to start beautifying ourselves!
Soon Lisa’s 20 something model arrived to the hotel. Remember the title of the segment was Beauty for all ages. I was the 40 something model, and Danielle was the 20 something. All I could think was, “I have to sit next to her?” What a gorgeous girl!
Time was flying and it was time to go. Into a cab we went.
And in a few minutes, we were there! And boy, was I getting nervous!
We checked in and were escorted to the “green room”. I had only seen “green rooms” on TV. I really didn’t know what to expect.
And yes, Renita Domek was here!
Here we are waiting to be called back.
Next it was time to meet with the producer of the show to discuss our segment and set everything up. We were to remember one thing – not to look for the cameras. The cameras would find us. Ok, I could handle that!
Once we were all ready, we had some time to watch the live broadcast. Pretty cool!
Time was flying and before we knew it, we were live! I can’t tell you the sense of exhilaration I felt when I knew those cameras were streaming live. I don’t think I have ever felt my heart beat so hard in my chest. All I could think was how happy I was that I didn’t have to do any talking. It was all I could do to sit there and look pretty.
In three plus minutes it was a wrap. All that fuss, and it was over in a flash. Here’s a link to the full video: Beauty At Every Age. Lisa did an awesome job. What an experience!
Once we were finished, it was time to celebrate.
After lunch, we had a few hours to spare, so what do you think we did? Hit the Mag Mile for some shopping, of course!
Before I knew it, my celebrity status had expired, and it was back to reality. Time to pack my bags and head for home.
And within an hour, I was back home to three kids, making dinner, driving the mommy cab wondering, “Was it all just a dream?”