The Haunted

By October 30, 2014 Famous Fridays, Theatre, Travel

This weekend all the Ghouls & Goblins will be out in full force, while others will hide in their basements trying to evade the eager trick or treaters.

For those in hiding, and the others who are maybe drifting in and out of a candy coma, enjoy a few of my past scary stories.

The Haunting of Room 873

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A murder, a cover up and a denial.
What happened in room 873 that caused the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs to seal up the room for good?

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I went on location to investigate the room’s whereabouts.

Click HERE to read more…

The RING

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A mysterious tape, that when watched set a nightmare into reality.
I had a chance to meet the iconic ‘child’ star from the movie and found out she’s a rather lovely woman named Kelly Stables!

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Makeup can really fool the mind!

Coming up Monday on FAB, a roundup of some of the best costumes in Southern California!

Enjoy your Halloween.

Mr. Fab oo!

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StrungOut. Mtl – Trick or Treat Yourself Giveaway

By October 29, 2014 Giveaway, Mlle Fab, Shop, What to Wear Wednesdays

Anything can happen in an instant, mes beaux amis. Two weeks ago, I received a comment on a #TBT Instagram photo from an old photoshoot. An up-and-coming jewelry and accessory designer gave style props, so of course I had to check out her profile. And, a week later, I met the beautiful artisan Katina of @StrungOut.Mtl

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Katina is HOT off the presses. Though she began making jewelry and accessories as a child, she finally took the leap and started a business only 4 WEEKS AGO. And, ONLY​​​​​​​​​​​​ on Instagram.

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Why’d she start making jewelry and accessories?

As a young tween, she wasn’t able to fit the same clothes as her friends, but the accessories always worked. So, she started making her own pieces in order to accentuate whatever style she was going for that day. Patricia Field meets Elsa Peretti, indeed!

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Katina’s line is primarily bracelets made with crystals, pearls and metal accents. Plus, she makes custom pieces as well. After perusing my style on Instagram, she made me this beautiful vintage flavoured set.

I KNOW!

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Price points are all under $45. Pearl bracelet is $35 or 2/$45. Crystal bracelet is $20 or 2/$30.

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After visiting her sister in NYC, she wanted something cool to wear out, so she restructured a couple of old belts into a head piece. After entering the party, a couple of lovely men fawned over it before snatching the fabulous construction off of her head. And, voila! After their approval, Katina had to create headwear as well. This chainmail piece starts at $15.

From $15-$45, these artisan pieces are a STEAL. And, because Halloween is around the corner, Katina is graciously giving our readers a chance to win a TREAT!

A beautiful custom made set of two crystal bracelets.

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As always, there are two ways to win:

#1 Follow the Fab Family on Instagram:

@immrfabulous @immllefab @immfab

Each new follower to any account will be considered as 1 entry!

#2 Instagram the above pic and tag it with

“Nothing but treats from @immllefab and @StrungOut.Mtl, this hallowe’en! #strungoutmtl #immrfabulous #trickortreatyourself”

With StrungOut Mtl’s reasonable prices, you can trick yourself up with pretty bijoux before little Timmy rings the bell for another mini kitkat. Remember, sweets are delicious, but sparkly treats last longer on your wrist ; ).

Bisous,

Mlle Fab or Treat
xo

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Toast & Jam: A Brunch Like No Other!

By October 28, 2014 Eat, VIP

The city I call home (Calgary, Ab) is forever changing. Slow & steady seems to be our pace…

But Sunday morning I sprung from bed to partake in a brunch event that was so bold and unique it has me standing in front of my computer reviewing my photos, cheering and chanting for an “Encore!”

Bespoke Toast & Jam

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The toast?

A delicious buffet breakfast from the very talented Nicole Gomez from Top Chef Canada fame.

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Her brunch was big, bold and full of delicious surprises.

The votes rolled in and the tummies of the crowd spoke: the Breakfast Mushroom Potato Poutine was the solid winner!

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And the rest all tied for a close second; Monte Cristo sandwiches with bourbon maple syrup, personal sized egg frittatas with romesco sauce, and thyme roasted vine tomatoes.

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But where was the Jam?

The fruity champagne from Veuve Clicquot, the creative shots and the amazing beats being turned out from renowned Montreal DJ, Thomas H.

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What had started as a white linen-ed breakfast had begun to transform into an afternoon affair of cocktails, conversation and booty shaking.

It was time to work off the dozen mini cupcakes from Carlie’s Cupcakes I managed to gobble up.

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The entire morning was an experience our city has never seen before!

I have attended many ‘boozy brunches’ in LA & NYC, and finally a team was daring enough to be the first to bring the concept to Calgary.

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And I have to say: they hit a home run!

Toast & Jam will be back and I promise you, I will be fighting to get a ticket!

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Mr. Fab runch

 

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Big Top Booby

By October 27, 2014 Charity

If there were an award for best themed charity event, Rethink Breast Cancer’s annual “Booby Ball” would consistently be the reigning champ!

This past Friday, I was in attendance at this year’s Big Top Booby.

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A circus themed party to raise funds for cancer and remind younger women and men that they are not immune to this horrible disease.

It was a night filled with stilt walkers, acrobatics and some of the sexiest bearded ladies the world has ever seen.

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Step right up! This party had it all!

Tarot card readers, lions and even an old fashioned kissing booth!

Donate $5 to the cause and you get a kiss, donate $20 and you’d walk away with your hair tussled and a tounge workout.

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Not one to cheap out on a charity, I tossed down my moolah and dove right in!

Oh how a good camera angle can fool the masses…

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Always a respectful gentleman, I kept my lips to myself.

That was until I saw the dessert table!

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The delicious desserts were once again catered by Whippt and they were delicious as ever! If I were getting married, they’d definitely be a part of my sweets table.

Then it was time to dance…

And like the pied piper, I hit the dance floor and everyone followed.

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The night heated up, and when my forehead was at its sweaty shiny prime, I decided it was time to hit the photo booth.

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Hundreds of photos and an exhausted photographer later it was back to the bar for more creative cocktails and round two on the dance floor.

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The night carried on and everyone was having a blast, then suddenly lights began to illuminate and the music started to peter off: It was that time!

I began to run for the door like Cinderella as the clock struck 12 

The next morning, as I emerged from my slumber I found myself surrounded by candy wrappers and amazing products!

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Once again Rethink’s Booby Ball had nailed it on the year’s most exciting gift bag and an amazing night that had me reconsidering running away with the circus for good!

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It was a sold out event that served up fun memories that will last me until next year (and beyond)!

Mr. Fab ooby big top!

 

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A Day at the Races

By October 23, 2014 M. Fab, Travel

It was the 76th running of the $1-million Pattison Canadian International this past Sunday.

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Jockeys and top-class horses flew in from all around for a chance at the big prize. This is the race best known as Secretariat’s memorable last when he blew away his opponents. So I knew I was in for a treat.

I felt like Vivian Ward, being invited by Edward Lewis to be his date for the horse races. What would Kit have to say??

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Woodbine Live Racing is a massive event grounds near Pearson airport… And for me, a city girl, it was quite a trek.

The trek was more than worth it though as we were greeted with music, decorations and of course, world-class racing.

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Not a betting gal (unless you count betting that you can’t go wrong spending a day in Vegas at the spa), being in a place like this could easily feel intimidating; but the staff at Woodbine is so friendly, they walked me through how to read the odds and place a bet.

A far cry from my expectation of a racetrack filled with smoke, noise and tickets flying in the air – Woodbine is a class act. The latest technology attracts a wide variety of people; from families, to couples out on date night.

The most exciting part was how close you can get to the track. The public is welcome to go down to track-level to watch the races, and there is nothing like feeling the wind in your face as the horses cross the finish line.

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The whole day made me a horse-race fan, so much so that I will make the epic trek back for the legendary Queen’s Plate and Woodbine Mile event next summer. At this event you can truly channel your inner Vivian, as hats and fascinators are encouraged!

M Fab Ward

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