June 24, 2016 § Leave a comment
So many good things about summer, but mostly peach season. Last Saturday morning, I took Danny to the Peach Stand— which is exactly what it sounds like, a stand that sells locally grown peaches and produce in the heart of Fort Mill (aka my hometown). It was so fun to show him a little piece of where I grew up. Hope your weekend is sweet and sunny!
I may or may not have eaten two peaches while typing this.
March 4, 2016 § Leave a comment
It’s still winter, but I couldn’t be happier with the two new scents in the shop- No.16 and Ilha! No.16 is lilac, jasmine, and sandalwood. Ilha is teakwood and coconut. I haven’t stopped burning either one since their creation. My apartment is a candle. Of course, many of the original scents are perfect year long. But these feel extra sunny.
In addition to the candles, I’ve updated the shop with a new bundle of ceramics. So very exciting! Hope you enjoy.
January 26, 2016 § Leave a comment
I’m so very excited to offer miniature gold tins over in the One Morning shop. Since it is difficult to make blind purchases without the luxury of shopping in person, the Mini Tin Set has been created with dual purpose! A. To offer a smaller candle that you can try before committing to the biggies. B. To have the comfort of your favorite candle tucked in your bag for any & all emergencies. Traveling with a familiar scent instantly makes me feel home, happy, and grounded. I hope you like these babies. They’re excited to meet to you!
P.S. The first batch of ceramic candles sold out quickly, but luckily there are some new ones! Stay tuned for very, very exciting Spring goodies to come. February & March are going to rock… And smell super good doing it.
March 25, 2015 § Leave a comment
Scent is the tell-all sense- the hostess with the mostess that has nostalgia on speed dial and an uncanny ability to make you an IRL mood ring. I lurv it. My favorite scent in the world is blowing out candles on a birthday cake. Something about the wax and the wick and the sugar and smoke. ( & obviously, the excitement happening around birthday cakes!) That moment makes my heart go boom.
But since I don’t want to smell like a birthday cake throughout my daily routine (or ever), I tend to alternate between different perfumes for different occasions. I do not wear perfume on a daily basis, but I think about buying a new perfume on a daily basis because I really, really like it. So add that up.
Here’s what I’m saying: scent matters. It affects your mood, the way you walk through the doors, and it is pretty to look at. So when I won an Instagram giveaway for a gift box containing hand-made, artisan perfume from a southern city with a distinct history and heart, I felt crazy excited and grateful.
Smoke Perfume is hand-made in New Orleans. You can read about its start here, and if you are a decent person you’ll appreciate the sentiment of investing so much care into a product that emphasizes place and soul while using natural ingredients to do it. It’s made by people who care for people who care….and I like that a lot.
My box (complete with a matchbox, candle, perfume, and magic wand- jk a stick of palo santo but basically the same thing) was sent with priority mail and hand-written tag. The scent is earthy but not too heavy (it’s vetiver based with jasmine and citrus) and is quite calming. The candle is actual heaven and I’ll be rationing its burn time…. not to mention ordering another as soon as it becomes less of a candle and more of an empty jar.
Good things come in well-designed packages. I’m a happy girl.
Thank you Kathleen!