Be Proud. Love Proudly

By June 23, 2017 Travel

June is PRIDE month around the world and this weekend Toronto, Canada’s largest city, will be celebrating and hosting its Pride Parade.

But not all people around the globe are able to love who they love freely. 

Homosexuality is still illegal in 75 countries and in 13 of them, a punishable crime… some by death.

Imagine for one moment how you would feel if someone told you to stop loving or die. 

13 countries right now consider LGBTQ individuals a punishable crime

This weekend a new flag will make its debut during Toronto Pride to recognize those who are not free to love.

This #PrideAtHalfMast flag collaboration with Rainbow Railroad, an organization that strives to provide refuge to our Brothers and sisters who live under constant threat of violence and death, will be waved in proud support of future equality. 

I am so proud to be a Canadian and have been able to live with equality for the past 12 years. (The Civil Marriage Act was only legalized in 2005 in Canada)

 It is unbelievably that in other countries people are still not free to love. 

My hope for the world is that we can all learn to love each other and let others equally love to. 

Be Proud. Love Proudly

Mr. Fab lgbtq 

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1918 Tap & Table

By June 22, 2017 Drink, Eat

Tomorrow (June 23rd) a new restaurant experience will open in Calgary with a rather interesting twist.

1918 Tap & Table is a not for profit restaurant, owned by the Royal Canadian Legion Kensington chapter, through whom all proceeds made will be given away!

The Kensington Legion will fund the proceeds into community based initiatives and organizations such as the Scouts.

Located in a newly constructed mixed-use building, 1918’s moody yet brightly lit restaurant encompasses the main floor, and above houses the Legion’s new private members lounge.

1918 Tap & Table will be open to the public from morning to night serving Lunch and Dinner on weekdays and the addition of Brunch items on the weekend.

Under the direction of Chef Chris Murphy, 1918 will see its seasonal menu completely change every 3 months, so offerings like its Rosemary Pork Benedict, (Shaved Rosemary Pork Shoulder, Buttermilk Biscuit, Lemon Hollandaise & Pan Roasted Organic Potatoes) will only be available for a limited time.
All offerings will include locally sourced ingredients.

In addition to the ‘Table’, 1918’s ‘Tap’ will also see rotating seasonal cocktails like its No Way Frosé (blended frozen rose, house-made strawberry simple syrup and lemon juice), this will also be gone before you know it.

And if you’re an ale fan, 1918 has their own 1918.

A special collaborative ale with Village Brewery.

As well as a number of other proudly local craft breweries on tap.

The entire concept behind 1918 Tap & Table is really something great.

Great food, great drinks, great interior and a great patio I haven’t even mentioned yet, this may be a new home for the legion but its restaurant is a welcome home for Calgarians and their community.

Well done!

Mr. Fab 1918

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Summer Shopping at Willow Park Village

By June 21, 2017 Shop

When it comes to daily tasks and completing ‘lists’, the last thing I have time for is a lot of running around.

If you follow me on Instagram Stories or Snapchat (both as @immrfabulous) you’ve definitely seen me hitting up the shops at Willow Park Village.

Truth is, they seem to have it all.

Willow Park Wine & Spirits has so many exclusive offerings that are not sold anywhere else in the city.

And Urban Butcher just opened earlier this month (I live on their pre-made meals of soup, casseroles, lasagna, pizza, and yes… frozen cookie dough!).

Then there’s tanning, coffee, dry cleaning, consignment, fashion and Crave Cookies and Cupcakes (they make all sorts of treats!).

Willow Park Village is really a one-stop place to shop, and it’s an open air plaza concept – perfect for me to catch some vitamin D as I pop in and out of the stores.

And if you’re a Instagram-oholic like me looking for the perfect backdrop, they’ve got that too!

They’ve also recently added a swaying Umbrella art installation that’s pretty cool as well.

So if you’ve got a lot of gathering to do but not a lot of time to spend driving to and fro, check out Willow Park Village.

And if you see me there, cupcakes on me!

Mr. Fab at Willow Park

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