We took a class on knife skills and left with lessons on life

We took a class on knife skills and left with lessons on life

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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The TFW runway just got real! Here’s how to make it yours.

The TFW runway just got real! Here’s how to make it yours.

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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5 Sophisticated Spring Break Ideas for Grown Ups – WHOO HOO!

5 Sophisticated Spring Break Ideas for Grown Ups – WHOO HOO!

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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9 perfect work bags so you can ditch that conference freebie

9 perfect work bags so you can ditch that conference freebie

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.

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Hit “Refresh” On Your Home – And Your Spirit!

Hit “Refresh” On Your Home – And Your Spirit!

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?

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The Art of Men’s Casual Starts with Elevated, Effortless Basics

The Art of Men’s Casual Starts with Elevated, Effortless Basics

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!

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An Unapologetic Commitment to Self-Fulfillment

An Unapologetic Commitment to Self-Fulfillment

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.

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We tried to beat the winter blues with a trip to “Light Therapy”- a new Scandinavian exhibit

We tried to beat the winter blues with a trip to “Light Therapy”- a new Scandinavian exhibit

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.

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