We count ourselves lucky for knowing Marnie Consky.
Brimming with as much experience as she is with curiosity, spending time with Marnie is to know you’re in the presence of a lightning rod – one who will light you up as much with her glow, as she will with her self.
Empowering and inspiring confidence in women is what Marnie’s all about. In fact, it’s exactly why she founded her company, Thigh Society in 2009. To give women the world over something she wanted for herself – the perfect anti-chafing underwear. When she couldn’t find it, she went out and made it herself. Now that’s a lightning rod!
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With every new season we feel an almost irrepressible urge to cart everything away and redecorate our entire homes from scratch! But let’s face it – it’s a lot easier (and infinitely more realistic) to beat the rugs, fluff the cushions, and generally freshen up our living spaces with a few small touches here and there.
But when it comes to a Springtime reset, there’s a fine line between welcoming the season and getting hokey for the holidays.
There’s lots of ways to evoke the feeling of Springtime and holidays without resorting to overly literal, saccharine sweet representations. Here are a few ways we love to bring the warmth and freshness of Springtime into decor. We hope you’ll find them inspiring!
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Ohhhh STRIPES! Are bigger – bigger than you and bigger than me….
We’re not sure exactly why they make us want to sing R.E.M., but stripes do make us feel like Shiny Happy People, and they are a much bigger fashion icon than any of us, so we’re going with it.
Stripes are a perennial favourite, especially when Spring styles start hitting the stores. And we’re HERE for them.
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Now that we’ve got our ideal luggage in order and a few Grown-Up Spring Break ideas, next on our travel list is lining up some super bucket list places for our next substantial sabbatical style vacation.
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Hanging with Jan Frolic is a pretty awesome experience.
Full of so much energy and focus that you’d swear that she has her own theme song & cape, she instantly puts you at ease, and looks straight at you in a way that lets you know that you have her full – and I mean FULL – attention.
Jan’s made it her mission in life to help people, particularly women, who are trying to make the world around them a better place. And now she’s embarked on a new venture to bring that way of thinking to young children so that they learn to embrace their inner superpowers early.
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Remember when some things just had to be bought in extensive sets that had every piece you could ever possibly need for the rest of your life? Probably because you’d get them once (likely as a wedding gift) and that’d be it.
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When we started talking about self-fulfillment as our Self-Care theme of the year, we couldn’t help but start dreaming of all the things we’ve wanted to do forever. Things we’ve wondered about, but just haven’t made a priority. Things that would give us a feeling of accomplishment, the satisfaction of learning something new that feels somehow a bit greater or more, you know, sophisticated and maybe even…daring.
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There was plenty of will they / won’t they-esque drama leading up to this year’s Academy Awards, and so we were left wondering whether the pre-show fashion would be inspiring or just exhausted from all the show preamble. Thankfully, Hollywood took it upon itself to have some fun with it all and not take itself so seriously.
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It’s no secret that we love a good Fashion Week extravaganza. We wait for show season with baited breath, not just because we love the pomp, the cocktails, and fantasy of it all (although we totally do, don’t get it twisted) but because we love how Fashion Week lets our imaginations run wild thinking about all the ways we could incorporate the fantasy into our real lives – and those of our gorgeous Handled clients.
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By the time February gives us its customary deep freeze/chinook-style melt/deep freeze snapback we’re about DONE with the fickle Weather Gods.
We. Just. Can’t. And so begins the fervent midnight internet trolling for a last-minute getaway.
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