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!
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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 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.
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There’s just something about “Office Presents” that makes most people’s eyes roll. It’s an involuntary reaction, obvi, because everyone loves receiving gifts – so why do people seem to groan at the thought of presents at work?
Continue reading “Favourite Clients to Secret Santa: Our Best Gifts for your Work List”
We don’t know about you, but when we turn the page on our sassy Anne Taintor calendar to December there’s an automatic catch in our throats. Anxiety, panic, perhaps the sliiiiightest twinge of concern about how to get it all done – without getting done in…
Who isn’t trying to negotiate obligations with work, friends, family? The holiday work/life balance struggle is real.
If only there were more hours in the day…
Continue reading “Our Top Life Hacks to Restore Harmony this Holiday Season”
There’s a special special zone for those people impact your life more intimately than say your colleagues or boss could, but less so than your closest friends or family.
People like your best referral sources, most significant clients, your mentor/mentee, your housekeeper, your hairstylist, your manicurist, your dog sitter – you know, the go-to people that make up your “I can’t live without them” Team. Continue reading “5 Gifts That Are 500% Better Than a Pack of Movie Tickets”
We’re now into December which means the music in the malls is on perpetually looped holiday jazz standards and everything’s being draped in the ole red, white, and green (and if we’re really lucky, silver and gold, too). For some of us, there’s no better time of year!
For many others, the holiday season marks a particularly slippery emotional slope marked by dread, anxiety, and depression. Not to be a downer, but sometimes even for those who normally look forward to the holidays, the sheer intensity of it all can result in exhaustion, resentment, and obligation. Continue reading “How to Handle the Holidays When You Don’t Feel Merry or Bright”
A long workday is one thing, but when the holidays approach it’s not just those extra days in the office, it’s the festive lunch, the client entertainment, the kids’ school concert, and the corporate party that make keeping up your best that much more of a conundrum.
For the season that has you running from one thing to another, from dawn until dusk, something must be done to keep you looking and feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed – instead of roadkill run ragged.
We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves for helping you maintain your good cheer – and good looks – during the long days ahead. And, they can all be done in a bathroom break – which is great, because we bet that’s all you’ve got time for!
Continue reading “How To Look Great for a 15-Hour Day”