Festival favourites

Field reporter Jennifer Lee takes us inside her Toronto International Film Festival.

Day 1: I heart Murale and Sally Hershberger TIFF Suite To be prepared for the
Toronto International Film Festival, taking care of the essentials the first day before the weekend festival rush of screenings and premiere soirees, is a must. Lucky for me, this can all be done in one stop: the
Murale and Sally Hershberger TIFF Suite. Back again for a second festival — located just around the corner from the
TIFF Bell Lightbox — the lounge is a virtual popup transformation booth with beauty and hair stations helmed by expert makeup artists and hair stylists, hand treatments offered by Tips Nail Bar and Spa and red carpet ready jewellery by Lia Sophia on showcase. I pop into the lounge before the flurry of displaced beauty mavens from Hollywood and abroad fully descend upon the city and find their way to the lounge. The visit not only repairs and beautifies my scullery maid-esque nails, but it endows me with the red carpet wisdom of its beauty and hair technicians.