Running with Glow Sticks

By April 16, 2014 My Life

Lately I’ve been hitting the gym, trying to get my body back in to some kind of shape where I fit half of my clothing.

My plan of attack?

5 km treadmill sessions, also known as a 30 minute panicked nightmare

Running Girl

I’m a hot mess, but what is more distracting to passers-by than my excessive sweating is my awful knock-knee running form.

My run resembles the struggles of Winnie the Pooh trying to dislodge himself from the honey hole.

But just a few days ago I received an email telling me about an upcoming 5km fun run along the Bow River.

Show and Glow May 10th 2014

Show up, crack a glow stick and feel the breeze cool your sweaty brow!

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The best part of this is that it’s being put on by ‘It’s Date Night’, so if you’re looking for love or have a love, this is the perfect way to let them see the real you! Then it’s all up hill from there!

So if you’re mildly ashamed to run in full day light like myself, sign up for the Show & Glow 5km.

To make it even better, It’s Date Night have given my readers a promo code so you can save $10 off registration so you can keep your money for a ‘light-headed’ cocktail after the run!

To register head to their website HERE and enter promo code FABYYC at the checkout.

It’s time to get fit and have fun… in the dark!

See you May 10th!

Mr. Fab utter ball

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Lainey Gossip & Mr. Fab for Vogue

By April 15, 2014 Model Mondays, My Life

Earlier this month when the April edition of Vogue hit the stands, like most readers, I was in shock and horror to find the face of Kim Kardashian on the cover.

When I think of ‘Vogue’ fashion, the last thing that comes to mind is Sears and the Kardashian Kollection.

Yet somehow the ‘designer‘ had made it on the cover, and even landed a spread!

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Yes, I am a hater.

Certain that the selection to put Kim on the cover wasn’t made without a cash incentive; I decided to turn to the lady in the know, Lainey Gossip, to ask the question: “WTF?”

She shared with me a number of rumours which are swirling about the cover.

The idea that perhaps K2 had promised to buy several thousand copies to increase the appearance of circulation was interesting… But the most intriguing rumour is that Condé Nast wants famed editor Anna Wintour out and the choice to have Kimmy on the cover was her way of sending the message that she’s still in charge.

Regardless of the motivation, this month’s issue is trending to become the bestselling copy to-date, proving the success of the magazine isn’t always due to its invigorating content.

That being said Lainey and I have a great idea for the September Issue!

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Use us as the models!

It appears they’ll let anyone on the cover nowadays!

Mr. Fab issue

 

 

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The Paint Lounge Giveaway!

By April 14, 2014 Giveaway, M. Fab

In my on-going quest to embrace opportunities to be crafty here in Toronto, I have recently discovered my new favourite place.

The Paint Lounge.

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Toronto is an expansive city and often opportunities are passed up on as it would take a year and half to get there.

Well, with three locations – one located on College just East of Ossington, another in Markham and with an exciting new location opening this Summer in Leslieville – The Paint Lounge has you covered.

Now I haven’t painted in years and years, mostly because I’m a thrifty girl and painting start-up costs can be astronomical. You’ve got the brushes, the paint, the canvas, the easel… It all adds up and unless you’re going to try to make it as the next Picasso, it was just never worth it. But they’ve thought of that here!

Instead of paying for all the tools, you just pay for the canvas you are painting on, the smallest running around $20. This allows you to use any of the paints and tools you wish and stay as long as it takes to create your masterpiece.

The atmosphere is super friendly and inviting – for their Freestyle painting. There are inspiration books available to guide you and the encouraging staff will help you with colours. Also there are beverages and incredibly delicious local baked goods on site in case you need a break to realign with your inner Monet.

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Of course if you need a little more help perfecting your technique, or have always wondered how those abstract masters did it – The Paint Lounge offers workshops to skill you in whatever you’re looking for.

And if that weren’t enough, loads of special events are happening each month! Live music or even their new Yoga + Painting workshop, where they invite you to practice yoga in their downstairs studio before moving you upstairs to complete your zen masterpiece. Namaste.

The Paint Lounge is so incredible, I can’t wait for you to try it out and because of that I have 10 – $10 gift cards up for grabs to motivate you to get started!

As always, you’ll have two ways to enter:

#1 Comment Below:

Tell me what your favourite colour palate is.

(mine’s anything pastel this season)

And/or

#2 Tweet the following:

I want to unleash my inner Monet with @immrfabulous and #Toronto’s @paintlounge.

Winners will be randomly selected and contacted next week!

M Fablo Picasso

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White Hatting a Former Witch

By April 11, 2014 Calgary Stampede, Famous Fridays, My Life

Back in the 90′s and 2000′s I was madly addicted to sitcoms. My life revolved around the story of zany TV families. It seemed that the farther from ‘reality’ the family was, the more I wanted to join!

A talking cat, a teenaged blonde and a set of unforgettable witch aunts… That was my JAM!

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

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Ohhh how I wished I was born into the Spellman family!

So last July when I had the chance to meet and welcome Caroline Rhea, the comical witch, into my realm, I thought it only fitting to have her trade in her pointy hat for a White Hat and make her an honorary member of our family here in Calgary.

Caroline Rhea was one of the funniest and sweetest celebrities I have met and I was proud to have welcomed her into my home… for a second time.

Yahoo C.Rhea, Yahoo!

Mr. Fab the blogger witch

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Three Wish Thursday

By April 10, 2014 My Life, Shop

I always have a bad case of the ‘wants’ and this week is no different.

Here are the 3 things my heart desires and the stuff that has been keeping me up at night.

#1 Alexander McQueens De Manta Tote

McQueen De Manta Mens Tote

Although the magnatic lope ears of this tote require a team of people working together to open it, the De Manta is stylish, chic and the perfect size to tote around loose tissues, lip balm and possibly a muffin… or two.

#2 Crests New Toothpaste

Lime Spermint CREST BE

We all know this is going to be a hot mess in my mouth, but this new Lime Spearmint has me thinking of warm summer nights and cocktailing on the patio. Mojitos anyone?

#3 Norwegian Forest Cats

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If you’re going to own a furry beast that is going to shread your furniture you might as well go big or go home! This bushy cat loves the cold weather and makes a perfect companion for Canadian cat ladies.

Minty, Meow-y and Man Bags…

My 3 ‘wants’ this week!

Mr. Fab wants

 

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