Counting Down to the Indy 500!

image courtesy of indystar.com

The excitement is mounting as we all get ready for the Indy 500 race today, especially since this year’s race marks the 100th anniversary.

Celebrities attending the Indy 500 and present in Saturday’s 500 festival parade will all receive gift bags full of great, local Indiana products. We’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with Emmett Cooper Haircare and donated Linnea’s Lights White Coral mini votives to be part of the package!

Everyone here is keeping their fingers crossed that the weather is great for the event. There is a “chance” of thunderstorms, but we’ve got the feeling that this won’t deter any of the fans.

Let the race begin!

Celebrating the Arrival of Summer

Memorial Day weekend is here again, which means sunshine and sundresses, watermelon and, of course, barbecue! This weekend throw the perfect barbecue for all your friends to start off the summer.

image courtesy of Breakfast At Toast

For ideas on what to eat and drink, check out the Huffington Posts’ hunger-inducing slide-show of Memorial Day recipes. Of course we all know that it’s not all about the food. Create a lovely picnic tabletop with Linnea’s Light’s Magnolia scented candles – they’re perfect for an early summer weekend – and some fresh flowers.

Happy barbecuing!

Linnea’s Lights featured in Rue Magazine

We were so honored to be featured in Rue Magazine’s beautiful new May/June issue, which hit the web yesterday afternoon.

Our delicate Sweetgrass candle fits right in on page 21, where interior designer Amanda Nisbet pulled together some inspiration for the garden party of her dreams. Don’t you agree?

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A big thank you to the team at Rue! You can pick up a Sweetgrass candle of your very own here, and see the full issue of Rue, here.

lavender…

Lavender

Revered in ancient Rome for it’s healing properties and relaxing scent, lavender once cost Roman’s the equivalent of a month’s wages or more.  An exquisitely luxurious flower, lavender is said to sooth headaches and improve sleep quality.  This scent infuses lavender’s healing effects with rosemary’s sensual woody undertone and lively citrus top notes, releasing the true power of this transcendent flower. Lighting this candle releases a tranquil and refreshing scent guaranteed to lighten any mood.

Available at Sesame and Lilies

A Classic Pairing: Mother/Daughter Teams That Inspire

Mother’s Day is here and I can’t help but reflect on the powerful bonds between mother and daughter. I am fortunate enough here at Linnea’s Lights to work side-by-side with my own mother, Lynn, and today’s celebration got us thinking about some of our other favorite Mother/Daughter teams:

The Tough Cookies: Sophia and Dorothy, The Golden Girls
Sassy, smart and independent, Sophia and Dorothy make quite a pair! They may not always view life in the same way but they are, as the theme song goes, true pals and confidants.

The Country Crooners: Naomi and Wynonna, The Judds
One of the most successful acts in country music history, this passionate duo has always come out on top. Inspiring each other and their fans through the music, the message is clear: Give a Little Love.


The Eccentric Duo: Big Edie and Little Edie Beale, Grey Gardens
Eccentric and stylish, Jackie O’s quirky cousins were made famous in the 1970’s cult-classic documentary film, Grey Gardens. With big dreams and even bigger personalities, it’s hard not to fall in love with this pair of misfits who were all but attached at the hip.

No matter how you’re celebrating or which team you and your mom relate to most, we’re wishing you all a very Happy Mother’s Day!

Shopping for last minute Mother’s Day gifts?

Mother always told you not to wait until the last minute, but here you are again: Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you’re still waiting for inspiration to strike! Well, we’re here to help with great gift ideas from some of our favorite partners.

Mom’s green thumb may leave something to be desired, but that doesn’t keep her from planting her favorite perennials each season. Get her something that will remind her of you all year round with Terrain’s Heirloom Seed Collection, which happens to complement our very own Heirloom Tomato candle perfectly!

Since you’ve got her to thank for your baby blue’s, give her something that brings out the best in her eyes, with these stunning London Blue Topaz Chandelier earrings from AshBlue.

A personal favorite, Vosges Haut Chocolat has something special for any sweet tooth. Perfect for Mother’s Day, she’ll melt when she opens Vosges’ delicious Exotic Truffle Heart Collection.

And of course, Mom’s favorite flower is one of our latest Spring scents. The new Lavender and Mimosa candles are now hot off the press from Orange & Pear!

Wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Linnea’s Lights!