August 25th, 2011
Not starring Tom Hanks. As you know, we love candles and have long loved Votivo’s Red Currant as our go-to $20 candle (can’t get Lafcos all the time), but lately we’ve decided Volcano Capri Blue might be our favorite. Since emum hates candles (and pretty much all things that are at all spiritual, but not religious including yoga and massages), we don’t have our normal opinion to default to on this issue. What do you think? Votivo Versus the Volcano or something else entirely?
August 5th, 2011
When things end up on Oprah’s Favorite Things, there is usually a reason (Oprah is no joke). The thing about luxe products is that you often don’t know that you need them until you drink from their sweet cup and you discover you can’t live without them. Enter Lafco candles. Sure, $60 for a candle is ridiculous (at least that’s what we thought). And then we discovered the genius (re: clever marketing) of the candle line – each scent is designed for a specific room in your home. Something about the combo of this concept and the soothing smells stirred some deep womanly need to make a house a home, and now we are the proud owner of some Lafcos. Sigh. But totally worth it!! Anyone have a favorite scent?
July 1st, 2009
A Favorite Things listing is loooong overdue, and Votivo Candles are the lucky winner. Not much for the “scented candle” (Bath and Body Works in 7th grade put us a little over the edge there), Votivo Candles are fragrant enough to make you lay your head down, smile, and fall asleep. A great little hostess gift or birthday present, the Red Currant version the one that tickles our fancy. “An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips,” and in all honesty, so are these candles!
April 23rd, 2009
“Into every product goes the belief that freedom starts with healing and love can change lives.” Thistle Farms lotions, sea salts, candles, sprays, and more are created by the women of the Magdalene House in Nashville, TN. Magdalene House is a rehabilitation center for women recovering from prostitution and drug abuse. Started by Becca Stevens, Chaplin of St. Austine’s Chapel at Vanderbilt University, the Magdalene House seeks not just to help a sub-culture of women, but to change the culture itself. Awesome. Get their products here.