Horsing Around with Odysseo

By April 18, 2014 Famous Fridays, Theatre, Travel

On April 23rd, the newest show from Cavalia’s Founder and Artistic Director Normand Latourelle will open in Calgary.

ODYSSEO

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And yesterday afternoon when the 70 talented horses behind the incredible show ended their vacation, and returned to their home under the big top in Calgary…  I was there to welcome them!

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I was lucky enough to see Odysseo during their Vancouver run, but yesterday I had the chance to see how their stage was built from ground up!

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The brand new tent, which has been constructed in Milan, is the largest tent in the world and is the approximate size of  1.5  regulation hockey rinks; but it’s what happens inside that is truly magic!

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As you step inside the tent on opening night, you’ll be welcomed into a world of enchanted beauty as the people and horses take you on an adventure unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

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Now I don’t want to give away too much, but throughout the evening the arena will continue to transform before your eyes as horse and rider share with you a night filled with surprise and wonder!

And as of yesterday Odysseo announced they will be with us for a little longer than originally scheduled. Because of the overwhelming support in pre ticket sales, they have just added an additional 12 performances.

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Tickets start as low as $24.50 and I can assure you your memories will be worth so much more.

Odysseo is a show you can not afford to miss!

Mr. Fab sseo

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry

By April 17, 2014 Eat

Last week I attended a special public event that taught me you can indeed have it all!

Creative dishes paired with inspired cocktails held in a breathtaking venue all for an unbeatable price.

The “Signature Tasting Series”in the Opal at Auzuridge.

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The evening’s festivities began after a quick (included) shuttle out to Priddis, the home of Azuridge, where guests were welcomed with a glass of bubbles and encouraged to circulate and mingle through the Estate.

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The main event that night included 6 of Alberta finest chefs and mixologists (3 of each), who were invite to compete in teams to create the best tasting pairings.

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Armed with a voting sheet, the crowd mingled and snacked at their leisure as they contemplated which perfect duo to vote for.

And after a 2 hour tasty deliberation the winners were announced.

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Azuridge’s own proud chef, Chef Yoshi, with Alberta Waygu Beef two ways: beef on a bun, with a side of tender short-rib. And for the compliments, the Ladybear Garnet with a spritz of Absynthe by the famed Stephen Phipps of National’s Bourbon Room. A simplistic look with complex ingredients.

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Deserving winners indeed.

The night concluded and everyone was in agreeance:

3 superb plates paired with 3 unique cocktails, transportation, stationary food tables and a view like no other. It was the best $39 any of us had ever spent!

It’s no wonder that the event quickly sold out.

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Azuridge has figured out the science behind a perfect party, and you can bet everyone in attendance will be impatiently awaiting their next!

I hear it will involve desserts!

Mr. Fab tasting

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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!

Show and GLow

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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