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Naadine Koi

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Candles & Cocktails: Choco Art Magnac

Let me start off by saying I absolutely enjoyed Bake & Burn. Baking what I was burning (not burning what I was baking) was so much fun and I wanted to do another like it. So, welcome to Candles & Cocktails! In this article, the focus will be on chocolate and cocktails – one of the finer pairings out there, if you ask me.  I’ll be using a chocolate-scented candle for this session of Candles & Cocktails. Now this might…

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This is Not About Candles. It’s About the Ocean

I normally talk about candles, and as a candle photographer, I live in a world where everything looks and smells good. But every now and then, there’s an elephant in the room and I’m not one to ignore it.  This Earth Day, I’d like to share a mind-blowing documentary I watched called Seaspiracy. What started off as a relaxing night in – scouring Netflix for something to watch – ended up being an extremely life-changing watch.  What is Seaspiracy?  This…

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Spring Favorites: 5 Must-Have Floral-Scented Candles

Spring is here and nothing says spring quite like florals. Not only are they fragrant but they’re visually stimulating too. They offer variety and do an amazing job of uplifting your mood. What’s the next best thing to a fresh bouquet? Floral-scented candles! To kickoff the season I’ve compiled my list of this year’s 5 must-have floral-scented candles. Plus promo codes! Floral-Scented Candles: Spring Must-Haves  1. Lys Magicus by Amanda de Montal  Lys Magicus embodies floral – I love it!…

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Twisted Lily Edit: A Woody Winter Wonderland

It’s cold outside and we’re stuck indoors. It can feel a bit stifling, but the perfect winter fragrances from just the right candles can make even the grayest day brighter!  During this time of year, I love heavy, woody fragrances—think cedarwood—because they bring all the cozy feels into a room. They spark memories of being outside and “walkin’ in a winter wonderlaaaand.” I guess there’s just something about the scent of wood. After all, it has been a part of…

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Bake & Burn: Pumpkin Macchiato

Food-scented candles while baking? Yes, please!  My love for scented luxury candles is no secret, but I tend to stay away from pairing scented candles and food – no one wants a floral fragrance when they’re trying to enjoy Grandma’s mac & cheese. Thankfully, there’s more leeway when pairing sweet baked items with scented candles. Enter food-scented candles – accessories no baker should be without.  I love baking and I do it often, but I especially love baking during this…

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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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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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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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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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