We’re giving away an Ecksand Diamond Ring!

By January 23, 2015 Giveaway, M. Fab

We are truly honoured to bring you, our incredible readers an equally incredible Valentine’s Day contest.

We were invited by Ecksand, Canada’s leading house of timeless design and ethical gems, to offer you an exclusive chance to win this stunning Ecksand Diamond Ring.

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We are so proud to be exclusively partnering with a Canadian brand offering such amazing quality, design, and sustainably sourced diamonds and pearls. Creating timeless bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings of such an impeccable standard, winning a ring like this is so exciting!

WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR YOU!

As shown above – entering is easy and you have until February 8th to do so.

Just grab your special one, take and share a picture of you both via Instagram, hashtagging #PowerDuo and tagging @EcksandJewellery.

Easy as that!

Throughout the next two weeks, we’ll be posting and regramming our favourite photos to our social channels. So enter often and tell your friends!

We really mean it when we say ‘GOOD LUCK’!

M Fab DiamondsAreMyBestFriend

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Toronto’s Interior Design Show – On Now Until January 25

By January 22, 2015 DIY

Toronto’s Interior Design Show (IDS) is held in one of the largest convention centres this city has to offer and let me tell you, it is packed with so much drool-worthy design, innovative prototypes and luxurious products, it made this design-lovers’ heart skip a beat.

If you are keen to experience the show, pack a snack, put your walking shoes on and prepare to be dazzled.

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From Miele’s ‘restaurant’ concept complete with a working bakery to Caesarstone’s interactive stone swing set – this year’s show is the best so far.

Here are my Top Five Must Sees:

  1. Andrew Richard Design – Booth #1322

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This stunning garden oasis highlights the innovative fabrics and cozy design you can bring into your outdoor space.

2. House & Home Magazine’s Kitchen – IKEA Booth #926

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The dark, romantic colours, the contrasting cabinetry and those statement lights…it is what my kitchen would look like if I lived in my dreams.

3. Foxwedge – Booth #SN15

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Incredible custom furniture caught my eye at this booth tucked into Studio North.
I think the ‘Decomposition’ table is a stand out piece, capturing a feeling of falling and movement through the use of gorgeous blocky wood.

4. Cubitat – Booth #600

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A collaboration between Urban Capital and Nichetto Studio, this prototype wants to make architecture a product. With this concept, you can customize your living cube, it then gets made, delivered and installed and all you have to do is plug it in. This concept is to create a moveable, completely functional living cube that has everything from a shower to a full kitchen.

I was blown away by how this moveable cube concept could be so applicable on both an urban and rural scale. Its so modern but so functional.

5. National Bank – Booth #1328

This event sponsor’s booth is offering two amazing opportunities for people attending IDS. First, you can book in a free consultation with a leading interior designer. Just bring photos of what you need help with and leave with some great, free, ideas.

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They are also offering a $10,000 prize for one lucky attendee that will set them up on their way to interior design bliss.

It was really difficult to nail down just five of my favourites when so many booths went above and beyond this year.

Two more things to mention:

1. Make sure to stop by the Miele Booth #1734 for your chance to win an exclusive three-course culinary experience created by Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Collins
2. Jonathan Adler, one of my personal favourites, will be a guest speaker on Global Style Saturday. Don’t want to miss that!!

M Fab Interior Design

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Weird Wednesdays

By January 21, 2015 Eat

I’m a Diet Dr.Pepper kind of guy… But as far as soda pops go, I’m really not that picky. As long as it chilled and refreshing, I’m good to go.

But during one of my latest visits to the desert, I was confronted by a ‘fizzy delight’ that was anything but delightful!

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Ranch Dressing & Buffalo Wing Soda!

All the fix-ins you find in a dive-y pub mixed into a flavoured bubbly brew.

Not exactly the delicious refreshing beverage I was looking for.

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But I managed to kept digging through the cooler and found a Cookies & Cream variety that saved the day.

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Cooking with Panasonic

By January 20, 2015 Eat, M. Fab

I’m still drooling from my one-of-a-kind Panasonic event invite. An evening of fabulous food and gorgeous kitchen design hosted by Toronto Chef Craig Harding from top restaurant: Campagnolo, and one of Canada’s leading design experts, the incredible Janette Ewen.

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I had zero idea Panasonic was in the kitchen appliance business. But – I soon learned they sold more than chic coffee makers and toasters – they recently released a line of built-in, state-of-the-art appliances including a microwave, induction cooktop and convection oven.

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These beauties don’t just look great; Janette explained how they easily could be incorporated into any existing kitchen while Chef Harding demo’d how they turn cooking into an easy breezy dream come true.

As they spoke, I made myself busy eating all of anything that was put before me.

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Hazelnut crusted deep fried veal chop… On your cooktop?
Duck confit done to perfection… In one pot?
The creamiest, most luxurious chocolate cake… In a microwave?
And finally, a pizza cooked to crispy perfection… In just three minutes?!… YES!

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I once food poisoned my family. Yup, I took them all down on Thanksgiving. Unevenly cooked turkey was the culprit.

Don’t worry about sharing the gift of salmonella with your loved ones this year, as Panasonic’s Built-in Convection Oven continuously circulates hot air so consistent temperatures are achieved, faster. Wouldn’t that have been handy for me four Thanksgivings ago?!

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I can’t believe I just shared that traumatic story with you. Thanks for the catharsis…

And finally, I know I hate scraping the bits of burned on gravy and mystery grime from my coiled cook top the morning after a big dinner party. I long for a seamless, coil-less, induction cooktop like this one, one day. No knobs or buttons to clean – just a smooth glass top that cleans in a snap.

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So, if St. Nick didn’t deliver the kitchen of dreams to you this Christmas, your birthday is coming up… I’m sure it is.

M Fabasonic

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FAST Shampoo and Conditioner Giveaway

By January 15, 2015 Giveaway, M. Fab

I was an 80’s child and therefore had my first girl crush on the legendary Crystal Gayle. To this day, I don’t know what else she was famous for except her exceptionally long hair of dreams.

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OK, so – I just googled her, and she was a country music singer – well don’t that make my brown
eyes blue*!

But, back to that hair! So unbelievably long, so shiny! I longed for hair like that. Instead I was cursed with hair that turns limp and lifeless when grown even close to my shoulders.

Then this little magic potion came to my attention.

Nisim FAST Shampoo and Conditioner.

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Short for – Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy – this shampoo and conditioner is designed to give your hair maximum length in minimum time. It’s packed with amino acids and proteins, but contains NO nasty parabens or sulphates.

Promising an increased hair growth rate of 99%, you’ll morph into your own version of an 80s country pop icon in no time…

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Now you have the chance to win a bottle of the FAST shampoo and conditioner!

Three lucky readers will take home this long-hair-maker by simply tweeting:

Turn me into Crystal Gayle @immfab & @immrfabulous. Send me @NisimIntl #FAST shampoo & conditioner. http://wp.me/p4pGht-41p

Good luck you guys!

M Fab Gayle

* The name of her 1977 country-pop crossover hit song.

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