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.Continue reading “The TFW runway just got real! Here’s how to make it yours.”
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.Continue reading “5 Sophisticated Spring Break Ideas for Grown Ups – WHOO HOO!”
There’s something unique about the search for the right bag. The features we love or loathe, the experiences we’ve had with “bags past” (you know, the ones that make up that pile up like a mountain in the closet, threatening its impending avalanche), and the mental list we have of how the perfect bag will change our lives.Continue reading “9 perfect work bags so you can ditch that conference freebie”
Recently we were hit with a sudden rush of posts from 1,000s of Facebook friends, all on a “tidying up” rampage fueled by a combination of January beginnings and power-watching the new Netflix series of the same name. Of course, we were shoving mouthfuls of Chicago Mix into our faces as people raved about the incredible release of stress that it was to finally be rid of the clutter that held them back.
And then we wondered – decluttering is a great way to see things afresh, but releasing ‘stuff’ can take us only so far.
After the thrill of the toss is gone, then what?Continue reading “Hit “Refresh” On Your Home – And Your Spirit!”
There’s nothing – nothing – like the the snuggly, comfortable goodness of a simple T-shirt and jeans. The foundation of any wardrobe is a solid set of basic pieces that, when combined, can create nearly any outfit you might want to wear!Continue reading “The Art of Men’s Casual Starts with Elevated, Effortless Basics”
And, we’re off! Awards season 2019 kicked off last weekend with the 76th Golden Globe Awards, and for Handled that means just the beginning of two months of red carpet fashion decadently laid out before our eyes. And might we say, the commencing carpet took us off to the races with a bang, or more accurately, a pop, of colour, fringe, and embellishments galore!
In 2018 we explored self-care as something of an experiment, a way to see what kinds of activities could help us with the more immediate, every-day balance in our lives. We had grown tired of seeing faddish versions of self-care and longed for something a little more sustainable. Something with a little more substance.Continue reading “An Unapologetic Commitment to Self-Fulfillment”
We know lots of people who love the winter months. The crisp, cold air, the crunch of snow, rosy cheeks, and all the winter sports…
Sadly, we are decidedly not those people. Our feelings about winter weather are as negative as the temperatures – plus windchill. To us, there’s nothing quite like heading to work and heading home again in the pitch dark of winter to make us feel depleted, drained, and just depressed.Continue reading “We tried to beat the winter blues with a trip to “Light Therapy”- a new Scandinavian exhibit”
Whether 2018’s been a blockbuster or whether it busted something else, we’re all shivering with antici — pation waiting to see how 2019 might unfold.Continue reading “The Only New Year’s Resolution That Matters”
It might be popular to pack up the family and head to an all-inclusive over Christmas break but there’s more than one way to get away during the holiday season.
In fact, we’re big fans of spending the holidays at home and then beating those post-holiday blues with “weekend getaways” so we can have mini-vacations all winter long!
We set off looking for some family-friendly, if lesser considered, adventures to extend your holiday feelings well into the winter months.Continue reading “Family trips to extend the holiday feeling”