Ten things Tyrone “T-Rex” Edwards can’t live without

Ten things Tyrone “T-Rex” Edwards can’t live without

Ten things the Toronto-loving Much and E! host can’t live without

Tyrone Edwards (Images: Erin Leydon; Life courtesy of Tyrone Edwards)
 
1
My lucky mug
My daughter made it for me. She’s four, and her name is Life. On the day she was born, I was hosting a live special for RapCity, and I had to race from the hospital to the MuchMusic studio to shoot the segment. She’s everything to me.

2
My pocket flair
When I was getting ready to host my first big event, Ben Mulroney strolled up to me and said, “Ah, I have the perfect pocket square for that suit.” It was such a kind gesture. Now it’s a tradition; he gives me a new square for every red carpet.
3
My statement socks
They let me show my wild side, especially when I’m all dressed up. My favourites are from 1LoveTO, the company and blog I started in 2007. I also have pairs decorated with rubber duckies and the TTC map.
4
My Hudson’s Bay blanket
When I first moved out on my own, I didn’t have a TV or a microwave, but I had a striped Bay blanket draped across my couch. It made me feel like a proper grown-up.
5
My cologne
Bleu de Chanel is the perfect fragrance. It works everywhere, whether I’m hanging with my boys or mingling at a gala.
6
My moto jackets
I have quite a few, including ones from Balmain, Sandro and Alexander McQueen. I love them because they’re timeless and they go with everything. Now I just need a motorcycle—something super rock and roll, like a Harley.
7
My Urban Beatz soundbar
I fall asleep to music, wake up to music and even shower to music. I especially love ’90s R&B, but my taste is all over the place. For instance, I like soft rock because it reminds me of listening to CHFI 98.1 with my mom.
8
My daily devotions
I came across Marianne Williamson’s A Year of Miracles a few months ago. You’re supposed to read one message and prayer every day. It’s sort of a Christian book, but they’re not Bible stories; they’re about love and staying positive. It’s a feel-good thing.
9
My African chair
I bought it at a craft market in Swaziland, where I was running a basketball camp for my non-profit organization, Concrete Hoops. It’s my special place of tranquility; sitting in it automatically relaxes me.
10
My Polaroid camera
If you visit me at home, chances are your face will end up on my fridge.