M Fab’s Top Spring Adult Sippables

By April 20, 2015 Drink, M. Fab

It’s about this time where I kiss all hot drinks a fond farewell and start reaching for some warmer weather sippables.

Cutting down on my ‘soda pop’ intake, I came across a calorie-less refresher that I can’t get enough of!

CANADA DRY LEMON-LIME SODA

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Canada Dry has come out with a naturally flavoured Lemon-Lime Club Soda. Low in sodium, this is a bubbly, refreshing delight will pair perfectly with some adult accompaniment (*think Gin).

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When I hear the word ‘mimosa’ I jump for joy. Champagne + orange juice = yes please.

Now, add a dash of coconut water and you have me sold!

Simply Orange has come out with an orange juice with Coconut Water. At only 80 calories per cup, this has 25% fewer calories than other OJs. It’s light, refreshing and a lovely way to start your day, champagne or not.

BONTERRA CHARDONNAY

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Spring and Summer means ‘Spritzer’ time. A little white wine, a little soda…the perfect patio drink

Recently invited to a wonderful Bonterra Organic Wine tasting at iYellow Wine Club here in Toronto, I walked out just loving their Chardonnay.

Made in Mendocino County, this Californian wine has flavours like green apples, pear and citrus. Not only do I love the taste, I love Bonterra’s commitment to producing sustainable, environmentally friendly wine.

As a spritzer or on its own, the Bonterra range of wines is all now available at the LCBO.

Three cheers for Spring and here’s cheers-ing three times for my Top 3 Spring Sippables!

M Fab Soda and OJ and Spritzers Oh My!

 

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Share Your Style!

By April 16, 2015 Uncategorized

I have such love for home style & décor.

Currently I have an endless supply of home magazines and tear-outs stuffed in all the crevices around my home. And although it’s a questionably desirable look, the hiding spots they’re tucked in to are perfectly beautiful to me.

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Home style is a personal choice and now it’s time for you to show off yours in the search for Western Canada’s Next Home Stylist!

It’s simple. Create a 2-3 minute audition video sharing why YOU think your style is the next big thing and submit it HERE by April 30th.

3 finalists will be selected from the entrants and they will then compete against each other in three subsequent challenges.

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Then, on August 10th, the winner will be announced and wisked away to take centre stage at the Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver Home & Garden shows where they’ll share their style!

In addition to becoming a source and spokesperson,  you’ll also be given wonderful opportunities to have your style shared by Urban Barn & Western Living.

The entire prize contract is worth approximately $10,000 and its reach will catapult you into home-style stardom!

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But for those who are too camera shy to even make the video, I still want to know what YOUR favourite home style includes.

Share with me by leaving a comment below and I’ll randomly select 1 of you to give a $100 Urban Barn gift card to!

It’s that simple!

For me… I love Bright Colors and anything with a bit of whimsy!

Now what’s yours?

Mr. Fab home style

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Motionball SHINES… Again!

By April 15, 2015 Charity

There is one charity event in Calgary that I attend each year that has more heart than the rest…

Motion Ball Gala

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What’s billed as a Charity Gala Fundraiser for the Special Olympics Calgary is in fact a celebration first and a fundraiser second.

Hosted by ET Canada’s notable personality Rick Campanelli, the night’s priority was to congratulate the athletes and acknowledge their accomplishments.

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This year, Olympians, honoured their fellow medal winners as they took centre stage to some very kind words and to a crowd who just couldn’t stop cheering.

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The energy was unstoppable!

Then the Athletes, Young Professionals and those quick enough to snag a ticket to the sold out event, hit the floor for a night of dancing that seemed to get better and better as the clock ticked on.

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And when it was time for a cool down, party goers were invited enjoy a 2 table candy bar, bid high on some pretty amazing silent auction items, and help themselves to cocktails from the open bar.

Motion Ball has all the bells and whistles of a great event and their team executes the gala flawlessly. They raise funds for an important organization all while ensuring their guests have a memorable and unforgettable night.

I left inspired, happy and sweaty…

I can’t wait to party and shine with the Olympians again in 2016!

Mr. Fab shine

 

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Spring/Summer Fashions for Under $50 *CTV LIVE*

By April 14, 2015 CTV, TV

A few weeks ago, CTV called me with a challenge:

“Find our viewers great spring and summer looks for under $50… Oh, and make sure they are complete outfits from head to toe.”

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A challenge indeed!

So like any other fashion loving Leo would do, I accepted!

Here are 5 quality, trend ready, fashionable looks for Spring/Summer ’15 under $50.

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And I took “to toe” literally for this segment; the footwear is not included… After all I’m not a miracle worker.

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All clothing items and bags feature in the segment were regular, full priced items found at H&M in Chinook Centre.

Jewelry was a mix of regular and sale priced items exclusively from H&M.

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The beautiful tans were complements of St. Tropez self tanner available from Shopper’s Drug Mart in Chinook Centre.

Great Looks at a Great Price!

Mr. Fab under $50  

 

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A Beautiful Face – 3 Amazing Products

By April 13, 2015 Face

I’m a guy, so rightfully so: I know very little about about makeup.

Besides wearing a little HD Powder now and again during TV spots, my facial coverage is basic.

But last week I was invited to a beauty launch event which was to feature some brands I’ve heard my readers talk about, as well as the newest line: Paul & Joe, which has recently launched in Canada.

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And in order to satisfy my interest in products and come out with a few new ‘favs’ to share with my female readers, I went in bare faced and ready to play.

So what did I find that had me wishing I was a young Tammy Fae ready to explore my options?

These 3 beauties.

Cargo’s Matte Top Coat 

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This clear, no color top coat will tranfrom your shiny lipstick into a trendy matte finish.

In 30 seconds your satiny lips will be transformed into suede all while keeping completely moisturized.

Paul & Joe’s Creamy Facial Foam

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Cleaning your face with this creamy concoction is a treat.

It’ll take off your makeup, clean your pores and leave your face more hydrated than dipping it into a bowl of water.

Cargo Swimables

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I must have tried on a dozen lipliners on my hand that morning and all, for the most part, were great. Just a little bit of muscle work to remove them.

But the Swimables… These lipliners are not going anywhere. I promise you, you could successfully swim the English Channel and come out with your pucker still perfect !

These 3 great products do what they say and completely live up to their expectations.

If I need to wear full face, these will be my go-to’s!

Mr. Fab face

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