Ilume Modern Naturals Home Fragrance Collection

Illume candles are the perfect accoutrement to spending a weekend day lounging on the sofa reading a good thriller and plotting a trip to Paris.  I hope the strikes stop because I need to take my hubby home to meet the other side of my family – Mariage Freres, Printemps, Maille, Laduree, L'Avant Comptoir, and […]

Bluemercuy + Tocca = Kona Candle

Bluemercury the premiere beauty emporium in Wasington, DC is celebrating its 11 year anniversary.  I didn't realize it has been that long. I remember buying from them before I moved to the area.  Bluemercury is still my go to location for my favorite niche beauty lines when I can't get to Juanita at Neiman's in […]

Caldrea Essential Collection for Target

While perusing the aisles of my local Target I came upon a top find.  Caldrea Essential Collection.  When did this hit the market? I'm way behind.  I discovered that Target had partnered with my beloved Caldrea to create a line for them.  This is major.  I cook a lot and knowing that I can find […]

Lucia No. 6 Fresh Fig & Wild Ginger Soy Candle

I am in love with Lucia Candles and my current pick is No. 6.  I picked up mine at Celadon Salon and Spa in DC.  They are available here and here.  I'm seriously considering putting them in every room in my house.  I need an excuse to buy more.   

Jimmyjane AFTERGLOW Natural Massage Oil Candle

Jimmyjane AFTERGLOW Natural Massage Oil Candle in Dark Vanilla is a two-in-one product.  It's a candle that turns into a massage oil.  I personally think it makes a great oil for all those dry areas on my body.  It looks like a typical candle, but once it melts it becomes a luxurious massage oil.  The […]

Linneas Lights Hand-Poured Soy Candles

My new favorite candle comes by the way of the Oh Joy Blog.  I love reading design blogs and a few weeks ago I was going through the archives of her blog and came across this divine candle.  I immediately went to the site and stopped dead in my typing tracks.  Which sent to buy […]

LifeNK Candles- Patchouli Suede by Space NK

I hope everyone is having a great new year.  I love starting a new year, reflecting on the past, and looking toward the future.  It's always bittersweet for me.  January is the month my father passed away and seven years later my older brother passed away.  I always try not to be so emotional, but […]

12 Days of a Pretty Christmas: Aveda Himalayan Glow Candle – Day 3

Aveda, how I love thee.  Let me count the ways.  It's not just the beauty and hair products, but it's the beautiful candles that fill my home.  This Himalayan Glow Candle is a limited edition candle that is dressed in beautiful paper created in Nepal. The scent will have you engulfed in a fragrant holiday […]

Ma Maison: Joya Reserve Hand Soap, Hand Cream, and Candle

I don't know what has come over me in the last few weeks. I've been having an "Anthropologie" moment and it hasn't abated.  I'm constantly on their site and finally had an opportunity to do a quick crash into the store.  I love this store for many reasons (1) the clothes are super cute; (2) […]

NEST Candles by Laura Slatkin

I should have brought Laura Slatkin's NEST Candles to the lake house with me this weekend, but in a mad rush to head out of town Friday I didn't bring any candles.  Why?  Because there's nothing like sitting by a fire, drinking wine, reading Travel & Leisure and enjoying the scent of a beautiful candle.  […]