Our Best Dad Memories

Our Best Dad Memories

Father’s Day has us thinking about our dads- what they’ve taught us, shown us, and embedded deep into our psyches. Much as we’d like to think otherwise (because really, we all want it to look easy, don’t we?), it took LOTS of hard work to get us here & make us the women that we are today, and our dads are central figures in that journey. Laura, Raquel & Shira share some of their best memories of their incredible dads and some favorite lessons learned along the way. Continue reading “Our Best Dad Memories”

Self-Care – How do you like yours?

Self-Care – How do you like yours?

Since last time we were in this space together, we’ve been feeling tired. Like really, exhausted, candle-at-both-ends, biting our tongues, sending ourselves to our rooms kind of tired. Right after a piece we wrote about self-care, you say? Hello irony, our old friend….

At Handled we’ve had lots of practice providing self-care to others, but sometimes we need a good dose of our own medicine. And so we asked you: What are your preferred self-care activities? And, more to the point:

Do you know what fills your cup and brings you a sense of emotional, mental, or spiritual well-being? Continue reading “Self-Care – How do you like yours?”

15 Minutes with Raquel

15 Minutes with Raquel

Spring is here (really, we promise it is) and with it comes renewal and a chance for all of us to let the colour into our every day again, try something new, and just blow all those winter blahs away.

Here at Handled we’re having our own version of a Spring renewal, and that ever so sassy & fresh breath of air you’re feeling is our new Handler- RAQUEL!  She’s a girl who appreciates a good Zara + Missoni pairing, and is all about food, fashion, travel & dogs.  We’re oh so lucky to have her join the fam, and know you’ll love her too. Continue reading “15 Minutes with Raquel”

Toronto Storeys: Top 5 Self Care Hacks You Can Try From Your Home

“New year, new you” is the title and theme of most stories we see this time of year.

And it’s no wonder: With a new year comes the ideas and ideals of how we can improve our lives on various levels.

So with this, we thought it would be fitting to round up a varied selection of Toronto professionals and services that come to your home with the intention of helping to make your life easier and a little more manageable.

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I’m thankful for my village

I’m thankful for my village

Hello, my name is Shira and I’m a control freak (hi, Shira).  I admit it. I LOVE to have my hands in all aspects of what’s going on around me.  I get an actual thrill from being able to make things work.

But if I’ve learned one thing in my 40-ish years it’s that you can’t- just. can. not- be involved in everything all the time if you want to 1. be the best – friend, family member, employer, employee, person; and 2. keep your sanity.   This is by far the biggest lesson of 2017 for me.  Yes, whilst I suppose I’d always known this at some level (in other words, I had been told many times but it hadn’t really successfully sunk in before), the past 12 months of developing and launching Handled has driven the point home in a profound way.

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Bay St. Bull: Dressing For Success Just Became A Lot Easier With This New App

For 20 years, Shira Yoskovitch led the charge as a senior executive in retail, distribution, and supply chain management. Life as a busy career woman and caretaker often left her strapped for time, inevitably forcing her to leave certain responsibilities on the backburner. For Yoskovitch (and so many other professionals), efficiency is key to success, which often means building a wardrobe of key sartorial essentials that can be incorporated into a streamlined dressing routine. The problem is, what if you don’t know what those essentials are, or don’t have time to seek them out?

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The Globe And Mail: Looking for that special luxury item? Here’s how to find it online

While the rest of the world was clicking through holiday wish lists, the luxury-goods market was reluctant to come around to e-commerce.  Indeed there are still some holdouts that have yet to make themselves available online. But in 2017 the Internet has become a great place to find the most luxurious, thoughtful and unique gifts for your loved ones, and typically boasts more options that you can find in person.

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