Candles
Wed 04.08

Healthy, Natural Candles

I’m a candle fanatic. Absolutely love having a burning candle near me when I’m home (even though nearly all my furniture is very modern and made from big, heavy wood so I’m always a smidgen nervous!). A lot of people don’t realize however that traditional paraffin candles are one of the major sources of indoor […]

Wed 12.31

Snob Trend of 2008 — Part II

Below is the second and final installment of 2008 Snob Trends! 11. Healthy Candles: Who knew that candles could be a health hazard? The folks at Lavanila thankfully! This year candle lovers could breath easy knowing that they weren’t inhaling the chemicals contained in many traditional paraffin candles — which release toxins and soot that […]

Fri 12.05

The Scent of Fabulous: Vintage Gardenia from Jo Malone

My friend Janet gave me a Jo Malone candle in Vintage Gardenia and I am now obsessed with the scent.  I have always been a gardenia freak; my dream is to have a garden full of gardenia trees so I can pick fresh gardenias every morning for my table (it can be done if my […]

Wed 11.26

Tocca Bagno da Viaggio

Tocca has three Bagno da Viaggio gift sets for the holidays. They all look great, but the one that stands-out (and the one I tried-out!), is the Cleopatra ($48) one. It’s an almond oil-enriched bath and body collection infused with grapefruit and cucumber and packaged in a Tocca signature box. The set includes — 4 […]

Thu 11.13

Holiday gift ideas: Delirium & Co. Candles

I love candles though given that most of my furniture is modern, over-sized, and made of wood, for the most part I have them scattered around solely for decorative purposes which is why I love the Delirium & Co. Candles. They not only smell wonderful — strong without being over-powering and I particularly love the […]