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Naadine Koi

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Delighting the Senses: Wine and Candles

With all the craziness of 2020, we still have so much to be thankful for. Although a full-blown Thanksgiving dinner with lots of family and friends might not be an option (thanks, COVID), you can still throw a little something for yourself or immediate family. Ever considered pairing wine and candles for Thanksgiving? It’s one of my favorite ways to set a festive mood and keep the holidays special.  For this post, I’ve partnered with Jordan Winery and Drop It…

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WAX TYPE: Beeswax

Beeswax  Offering a more natural alternative to their paraffin counterparts, beeswax candles draw upon the labor of our insect friends to create a candle that is long lasting and clean. While more expensive than those of paraffin, beeswax candles offer a natural honey scent but can come with a wide array of fragrances, though they are generally yellow or white in hue. When buying beeswax candles, particularly if you care about their natural element, make sure to check that they are 100%…

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0 In Styling

Fall Décor: Transition From Summer to Fall

Season’s Greetings! Fall is here! It’s truly my favorite time of the year! It’s cozy, cool, and all about the candles! To celebrate, here are three quick and easy tips to help you transition your home from summer to fall. Pumpkins: I think it’s safe to say that pumpkin anything is the unofficial/official sign of fall. Am I right? Whether it’s fresh, flavored, or scented, as soon as we see it, taste it, or smell it we know what time of…

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0 In My Life in Photos

Life in Photos: 9/1/20 – 9/7/20

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already a new week, where does the time go? These days, the days seem to be overlapping, is it Tuesday? Is it Saturday? I couldn’t tell you. And because of that I wanted to start capturing the best moments of my week. I figured it would be great to be able to look back years from now and see what I did, what I ate, and what I loved. So without further ado, here is…

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0 In Styling

Florals & Fragrances: In Bloom

Fresh florals accompanied by the beautiful aroma of In Bloom by @georgeandedi. Normally during this time of the year I spend my days hoarding flowers from every supermarket I visit (to be honest I do that all year long), but this year has been a little different. Due to the quarantine I’ve been going out a lot less and trying to make the best of what I have. I’ve been pairing a few fresh flowers with floral scented candles to amplify…

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FORMAT: Tea Lights

Tea Lights These tiny candles have become quite popular in restaurants, as they add a bit of style to a table without producing too bright of a light. As a standard form, these candles are nearly always 1.5 inch in diameter, smaller than the average adult pinky. While they come in a variety of colors and scents, tea lights are usually placed in food warmers or votive holders; their name actually comes from their traditional use in teapot warmers. As…

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0 In Candle Review/ Entertaining

How to Make a Cheeseboard that Delights the Senses

Mmmm… cheese. Is there such a thing as too much? Never! That’s why I love cheeseboards. This edible centerpiece allows me to indulge in my guilty pleasure. It’s also an impressive party appetizer (we will get back to entertaining one of these days) that requires minimal effort—no complaints here! In a few simple steps, I’ll show you how to make a cheeseboard that’s beautiful and how to pair it with complementary candles—because what is life without luxury candles?  Creating a…

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Casting Light on Black Representation in the Candle Industry

The Black Lives Matter Movement is bigger now than ever, finally. It’s important to make sure we’re all doing our part to keep the conversation going – myself included. I’d like to share my experience as a Black woman in the candle industry, highlight the importance of Black representation, and share some of my favorite Black-owned businesses and content creators. You’ll also find some helpful tips on how to keep the momentum of BLM going, as well as how to…

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0 In Styling

Florals & Fragrances: Pairing Fresh Flowers and Candles

Springtime brings to mind beautiful bright colors and scents. What better way to showcase this season of renewal than by pairing fresh flowers and candles?  Even if your dinner party is just for two, there’s no reason not to fancy things up a little for your stay-at-home meal. Instead of a traditional floral centerpiece, consider adding some chic candles to your feature. Here are a few easy tips for creating an unforgettable floral-candle combo.  Pairing Fresh Flowers and Candles in…

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0 In Candle Care

Candle Care 101

I love a high-quality, finely scented luxury candle as much as the next person (okay, probably more). Sure, they can be a bit of an investment, particularly if you love burning them in every room of your house – like I do! I like to think of luxury candles as an investment in your well-being. As with any good investment, you want to make sure it’s long lasting.  Enter candle care and candle maintenance – so easy to forget, but…

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Women Supporting Women: Galentine’s Day 2020 Done Right

“Who run the world? Girls.”- Beyoncé   Running the world isn’t easy, so when Galentine’s Day 2020 – the most sacred of holidays – comes around, it feels like a crime not to gather up a few girlfriends and celebrate together.  Every gal and her group of friends is unique. So the way you celebrate is up to you. Whether you decide to keep it simple with a pajama party and girl talk, or go paint the town red, it’s…

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