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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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.
Continue reading “Jan Frolic is awakening the Captain & Poet in each of us, and we’re forever grateful”
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’s so much fun when you meet a *true* badass. A Boss. There, I said it. Because they make us better people. They get it– what it takes to achieve your goals, how you can make things better for the world around you, that you can have a good, solid, full body laugh at yourself in the process. They are completely unapologetic for who they are and how they got there. And they bring the rest of us along for the ride.
That’s Azadeh Boroumand in a nutshell. She’s a mom, a wife, a role model, a Personal Trainer, a CrossFit Games competitor, a tireless advocate for true wellness. Yup, a Boss. Continue reading “Azadeh Boroumand is a Boss that’s got your back”
As you probably know by now, we, at Handled, actively seek out people we find impressive, empowering, and inspiring. We do so because we want to share their stories with not only you, but with as many people as possible. We choose those individuals whose stories just have to be heard, and Karen Craggs is no exception.
Continue reading “Step One: Know Your Privilege”
Here at Handled, we are fortunate enough to attend tons of fantastic events all around the city, and at these events, we are even MORE fortunate to meet tons of fantastic people. People who exude passion, drive, and a commitment to change.
Dana Bookman is one of those people.
We met her at a Women of Influence event in December, fell head over heels with not just her, but her entire movement, and had to sit down for a chat. Over steak-frites and a glass of red wine (or two), we fell deeper. Read on and you’ll see why. Continue reading “A League of Her Own”
I don’t know about you, but I was shocked to find out that Art Basel has not always been a who’s-where-in-what-with-who Miami Beach blowout for celebrities, overwhelmingly made up of models and quote-unquote influencers under the age of thirty. It was created nearly fifty years ago in Basel (I get it now), Switzerland, by gallerists, Trudi Bruckner, Balz Hilt, and Ernst Beyeler, “Europe’s pre-eminent dealer in modern art,” according to the New York Times. Continue reading “Battle of the Basels: A ThoughtPiece”
Step 1 to getting the holiday juices flowing…
It’s barely even November but if there’s one thing we’ve learned – and if you’ve lived, you’ve learned this, too – the holidays creep up on you. There’s just no way around it. Every year you trick yourself into thinking you have all the time in the world to get everything for ev-ery-one and before you know it, it’s the weekend before Christmas and all you’ve got to show for it is a stocking with your dog’s name sewn onto it. So take it from us (we know a thing or two about buying for others) and plan ahead. Rather take the time to pick the perfect gift, whether it’s a fur stole or a weekend away, because after all – you only get as good as you give. Continue reading “Gifting 101”
If there’s one woman out there who does it all – this one has got to be it.
Some of you may know her as The Bag Lady of Bay Street, we witnessed her be referred to as the “Unofficial Mayor of Toronto,” but most consistently she is Sandra Pierce, woman-extraordinaire. We met her for lunch one August afternoon, and based on the fact that she showed up wielding a gorgeous black cane and sporting red enamel circle frames, our expectations were appropriately set quite high.
Sandra coined “Bag Lady Syndrome,” which is when a woman fears that she won’t have enough money saved for retirement, no matter how successful and financially responsible she is. And Sandra knows a thing or two about financial stability, seeing as how she is one of the top Investment Portfolio Managers in Toronto. We spoke about this, The Power of the Purse – a charitable evening that raises funds and awareness of the power of women and girls in the developing world – and fashion in a candid, no holds barred interview over lunch at the Hazelton in midtown Toronto. Ladies (and gents), take notes. Continue reading “For Your Inspiration: Sandra Pierce, aka The Bag Lady of Bay Street”