Bespoke digital MAGazine and community socials bridging FAshion x BEauty x FOod all under one roof!
"Whatever this season has in store for you, may this issue graciously remind you that there is solace in the promise of tomorrow, no matter what may be hidden from your view today!"
~ Liana, Founder & Editor-in-Chief
To commemorate Korean Thanksgiving, we have organized a special gathering that embraces the rich tapestry of Asian cultures. We extend a warm invitation for you to join us and unite with our allies as we promise an unforgettable experience.
Prepare to indulge in a delectable five-course meal, masterfully crafted by the esteemed Chef-Owner Jinhee Lee of Jin Bar. Enhancing this culinary extravaganza is a thoughtfully curated selection of exceptional wines, expertly paired by Chris Fodor, the Owner & Winemaker of City & Country Urban Winery, in partnership with FABEFO.
The Slaysians Soiree transcends mere celebration; it serves as a dynamic platform for advocacy and representation of our merging cultures. Brace yourself for a mesmerizing Jaiho Accessories fashion-jewelry showcase, Maj Nolasco dance performances, and a featured Heartbeats DJ, along with an engaging Buttons & Wicks pop-up, all seamlessly integrated under one roof.
Moreover, as a testament to our unwavering commitment to creating a positive impact, we will be hosting a silent auction that includes items from Cassie Bratton and Agu Athletics during the event to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy Kids & Families, supporting a truly worthy cause that touches the lives of many.
Join us for our highly anticipated event, the Badass Bootcamp, set against the vibrant backdrop of Bridgeland-Riverside Soccer Field during the FriendsGiving weekend on Sunday, October 8th!
Led by the dynamic duo of Nazrana Shiraz ansd Reina Mohamed, this invigorating 90-minute workout session is designed to elevate your fitness. The program includes a well-structured warm-up, engaging core exercises, and a mix of strength and conditioning elements.
Adding to the experience, the skilled Pro Motion Calgary team - Dr. Riley Zubrickas (Chiropractor) and Danny Nguyen (Registered Massage Therapist), under the guidance of Clinic Owner & Physiotherapist Curtis Bouliane, will offer top-notch sports therapy. As we gather at Bono Coffee (Bridgeland), owned by the charismatic co-Founders Dawit Wubie and Danait Tesfay, you can indulge in light refreshments while socializing.
An ordinary heart, not so ordinary vision.
FABEFO was established on November 1st, 2019, not just as a shared passion project, but as a tangible embodiment of the values held dear by its Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Liana. It transcends being a simple endeavor; rather, it stands as the realization of a purpose, acting as a converging point for businesses, creative minds, and entrepreneurs within the realms of FAshion, BEauty, and FOod, all united under one roof.
Liana's philanthropreneur journey garnered attention first in January 2020 and then again in November 2021, thanks to features by @awomanadayyyc, led by the visionary Founder, Danaye Maier. In the pursuit of driving transformative change, FABEFO paves its way through a bespoke digital MAGazine and community-centered social events.
At its core, Liana serves as a steadfast advocate for joy, continuously contributing with unwavering generosity. As the year 2023 unfolds, Liana excitedly looks forward to two significant upcoming events. The Slaysians Soiree is firmly marked on the calendar for September 28th, closely followed by the Badass Bootcamp scheduled for October 8th.
Concurrently, she is poised to reveal the concluding editions of the FABEFO digital MAGazine's seasonal releases for both the fall and winter seasons. Following these endeavors, Liana envisions embarking on a well-deserved retirement!
Join us at our White Party whART!? this Easter weekend at The TeaHouse @teahouseyyc, with an exclusive ARTist showcase, Nina Lee @ninaleetheartist, and good vibes only by DJ Howard Kong @heartbeatsyyc throughout the evening.
Expect nothing less but community socials, and shop local with curated pop-ups by Latrevi @latrevi.co and Buttons & Wicks @buttonsandwicks, co-hosted by our special drag extravaganza Addi Pose @addi.pose!
Get ready for a delightful summer social evening featuring four distinct one-ounce wine tasting flights, hosted by Chris Fodor, Owner & Winemaker of City & Country Urban Winery @citycountrywine. The wines will be expertly paired with a charcuterie sharing menu, and the whole experience is presented in partnership with FABEFO @fabefo_com.
The Woo-WHO Wine Tasting event promises to bring the community together under one roof, with showcasing entertainment from up-and-coming singer and songwriter Mary-Kate Aquino @marykateaquino, talented Hip-hop, House and Krump dancer Rayna Bilous @raynabilous3, as well as a mini pop-up shop by Victoria Eaton @corks.to.candles.
Cassie Bratton is a talented visual artist and entrepreneur hailing from Calgary, Alberta. Her artistic journey started in 2020 with a mission to celebrate femininity and empower women and non-binary individuals on a global scale. Over time, her artistic expression has evolved into the captivating realm of abstract art, opening up new chapters of self-discovery and creativity.
Embracing mixed-media techniques, Cassie delves into themes that inspire optimism and delve into the human experience, guiding others on how to unleash their fullest potential. Across all her works, she strives to instill a sense of joy and playfulness.
To explore more of her inspiring art, you can find Cassie on various social media platforms such as Instagram, TikTok and YouTube - where she goes by @cassbrattart as well as her website!
Since producing their inaugural vintage in 2017, City & Country Urban Winery has been expanding their wine selection continuously, and they now offer over a dozen distinct wine varieties produced in Calgary!
Their urban winery does not have its own vineyards, which allows them to keep costs low and provide excellent value for their wines. They source the finest grapes from around the world, without adding any colors, flavors, or sugars; so every sip is pure wine.
Discover where city meets country at Calgary's sole Urban Winery and Tasting Bar, to sample a flight and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine, and/or shop online!
Jaiho Accessories is a Canadian small business passionately dedicated to providing thoughtful handcrafted accessories inspired by journeys across the globe. Jaiho Accessories’s aspiration is for each headband or pair of earrings not to be a mere adornment, but a cherished memento of a special place you have explored or hold dear in your dreams. Every piece is thoughtfully curated or designed in Canada, with no detail too small to escape the meticulous touch of skilled craftsmanship.
For Jaiho Accessories, giving back is a way of life. Jaiho believes that what is given is never lost, but returned to the giver in karmic rewards. This joy of giving drives the company's mission to contribute to building healthier and more robust communities.
Jaiho not only cares and strives to do their best for the community and lending a helping hand where they can; but also is proud to play a small part in partnering with some wonderful local charitable organizations.
Prepare yourself for a revitalizing and life-altering journey that transcends the limitations of mundane and uninspiring interactions commonly found in outdated clinics.
You can have peace of mind knowing that Pro Motion Calgary takes great pride in adopting state-of-the-art technology, employing the most effective tools, and implementing cutting-edge methodologies, all within a setting that will genuinely spark your enthusiasm and anticipation.
During each visit, regardless of whether you are seeking chiropractic, massage therapy, osteopathy, physiotherapy, acupuncture, or kinesiology services, they promise an experience that will leave you feeling happier and healthier, guaranteeing your utmost satisfaction!
In October 2022, Bernice Wong who is a local food blogger in Calgary, Alberta established a scented candle company - Buttons & Wicks that draws inspiration from Asian culture.
Their product range comprises of container candles, sculpture candles, and candle melts available in diverse sizes and shapes. They take pride in using only natural ingredients, including coconut soy wax, natural soy wax, FSC certified wooden wicks, and 100% lead-free cotton wicks.
To stay updated, follow @buttonsandwicks!
After 30 years of living abroad, father and son duo, Chef Jeff Matthews and Chef Joel Matthews, moved back to their roots and brought home brought home their secrets of Asian cuisine.
Come visit Expatasia every Thursday through Sunday at Fresh & Local Market & Kitchens 12445 Lake Fraser Dr. SE Calgary, T2J 7A4 or contact them for catering and events services!
Nina Lee is a contemporary artist from Calgary, Alberta, who made the bold decision to transition from her flourishing career as a Professional Engineer to a full-time creative, backed by her husband and two sons.
While Nina had been drawing since childhood, it was only later in life that she found her passion for painting. Her unconventional take on landscapes and figures is characterized by the use of bold colors and sharp-edged shapes, resulting in abstract interpretations.
DM @ninaleetheartist for personalized commissions!
Jin Bar offers a warm and inviting atmosphere to enjoy nostalgic Korean-inspired dishes bursting with rich flavors.
You can find Jin Bar conveniently located at 24 4th St. N.E. The restaurant welcomes guests from Tuesday to Thursday, operating from 4:30 pm to 10 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, the hours are extended, with the restaurant open from 4:30 pm to 11 pm.
At Que Chivo, you absolutely must not overlook the irresistible Pupusas that will tantalize your taste buds. These mouthwatering treats consist of handmade corn tortillas stuffed with your favorite fillings. Accompanied by curtido, a Salvadoran cabbage salad, and a refreshing tomato salsa, they are a true delight. For a delightful twist, give their Pupusa Bites a try, which offer all the delectable flavors of pupusas in crispy, deep-fried bites.
With three locations - Que Chivo Avenida (inside Fresh & Local Market & Kitchens) - their philosophy is simple yet impactful. They prioritize fresh ingredients sourced with care, infuse their dishes with delightful flavors, and above all, prepare their food with love!
Discover the hidden gem known as La Hacienda - an elegant speakeasy that provides a captivating and intimate atmosphere, perfect for indulging in a delightful array of signature co
cktails, tapas, wine, champagne, and tequila choices.
Nestled discreetly in the heart of Marda Loop, this lounge showcases a stunning design that effortlessly blends vibrancy and tranquility, setting the stage for a lively night out with friends or a romantic evening with your loved one.
From acquiring the secret password to locating the elusive payphone, brace yourself for an extraordinary adventure of dining and libations, where you will be warmly greeted and enchanted by an unmatched experience!
For more than 70 years, Cerebral Palsy (CP) Kids & Families has been assisting families with children living with neuromotor and physical disabilities by guiding them through the numerous services available.
What sets them apart is that their mission is led by parents who understand the difficulties of raising children with physical disabilities.
They held their first Adapted Bike Clinic in 1999 and it quickly became their signature program. The clinic helped raise community awareness, enhance the lives of their members, and fortified partnerships with local businesses and non-profit organizations in Calgary.
Over the years, they have been able to provide over 1400 children with the chance to experience the joy of riding a bike.
Ma Pies is about sharing my passion and delicious homemade food to the community in the form of pocket pies so you can spend less time in the kitchen preparing dinner and still enjoy a flaky, buttery, and tender crust.
Their sweet and savory pocket pies take about 20 to 25 minutes to bake from frozen!