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Naadine Koi

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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0 In Culture

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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Light + Style: Charcoal Rose Petite Hostess Candle

Wax Type: Soy Wax Blend Burn Time: Approximately 40 hours Throw: Medium Notes: Subtle Charcoal, Fresh Roses, Cassis Nectar, Black Currant Leaf, White Jasmine, Blond Wood, and Airy Musk Room Recommendation: Living Room, Kitchen, Spaces for Entertaining, Bedroom The Petite Hostess Collection is a must-have for any host. If Havana is the pre-dinner-welcome fragrance that sets the perfect ambiance, then Charcoal Rose is the after-dinner scent that elegantly wraps up a wonderful evening, with a bow on top. Charcoal Rose’s…

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Light + Style: Havana Petite Hostess Candle

Wax Type: Soy Wax Blend Burn Time: Approximately 40 hours Throw: Strong Notes: Bergamot, Tobacco Flower, Ylang Ylang, Spun Sugar, and Smoked Patchouli Room Recommendation: Living Room, Spaces for Entertaining Fall is settling in and any good hostess knows that it’s time to switch up the décor and ambiance at their gatherings. Archipelago’s new Petite Hostess Gift Sets certainly helps create that autumn vibe with their Havana, Charcoal Rose, and Pomegranate Citrus Candles. These three fragrances make a great team,…

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Carrière Frères: La Rose Aime la Menthe

La Rose Aime la Menthe (“Rose Loves Mint”) Wax Type: Vegetable and mineral blend Burn Time: 45–50 hours Throw: Strong Notes: Spearmint leaves and Damascus rose Room Recommendation: Living room, bedroom, and office Price: $45 In time for Mother’s Day, La Rose Aime la Menthe from Carrière Frères deliciously combines the scent of spearmint leaves with sweet Damascus rose. Offering a gentle floral cough drop that stimulates the senses with hints of rose while relieving sinus pressure with fresh mint…

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