Best Hostess Gift ideas from Linnea’s Lights & One Kings Lane

Gifting the hostess with the most-ess just got a whole lot easier thanks to the One Kings Lane Best Hostess Gifts sale on Tuesday, July, 26, featuring yours truly! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to stock up on special scents like: Garden Mint, Gardenia, Black Vanilla & Orange Amber.

OKL offers insider access to designer décor, entertaining and travel needs, food & wine, fantastic gift selections, and exclusive tag sales curated by today’s top tastemakers – at up to 70% off retail. As always, deals this good don’t last so get shopping!

Mimosa… not just a drink

We were thrilled about yesterday’s  NylonMag.com feature on our Mimosa candle. They said it perfectly when they said ~

“Mimosas make cameos at weekend brunches and lazy days lounging in the park, but what about your bedside table?”

We agree our Mimosa candle is perfection for your bedside table or to set the mood for a weekend brunch.

Pick one up today at Ash Blue

White Coral

The precious and endangered white coral of the Maldives was the inspiration for this scent.  A seductive oasis of untouched beauty, this candle adds the enchantment of the “far away” to any space. When lit, cardamon’s resinous aroma entwines with the bright citrus of neroli, uplifting mandarin and soft woods. This bewitching scent creates a captivating and calming hideaway.

Available at Candles Off Main

Ocean

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Lynn and I have shared so many good times on our visits to both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, enjoying fond memories of both coasts. Who could forget the taste of Maine lobster fresh from the ocean or those breathtaking views we glimpsed from the cliffs of HWY 1? Always in motion, the salt water of the ocean is a proven antiseptic and has been used to cleanse and purify for as long as man has existed. This fresh, pure scent inspires the feeling of floating and weightlessness.

Our Ocean candle is available from Juxtaposition Home & Studio.

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

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!

Magnolia

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When Lynn met Danny, he was a southern gentleman from North Carolina. Together, they looked forward to their frequent trips back South. Their favorite way to pass the time while on vacation was by sitting on rocking chairs, sipping iced tea and enjoying the fresh, southern air. This was Lynn’s special creation, which she made after Danny passed as a lasting way to remember their times together. Intoxicating, powerful and luxuriant, the magnolia flower captures their time together perfectly. Charming and beautiful, this special Magnolia candle blossoms with a hint of southern peach.

Find out for yourself at Number Four Eleven.

Sweetgrass

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I so look forward to the scent of spring meadows after a long winter, as they’re bursting with sweet violets and fresh grass. Culled from this sweet inspiration, this scent is soft & clean. This candle represents the perfect blend of fresh grass & sweet violets.

Pick up Sweetgrass at Mohr & McPherson (Boston, MA).

Skip the Boiled Eggs & Consider These Fun Easter Ideas

The days are getting warmer and the flowers are starting to bloom … bring on the Spring clean{s}ing!  Here are a couple of our favorite boutiques that are great for finding gifts to freshen up the home.

Terrain

While you might not be looking for bright eggs in the green grass this year – Terrain has several (good-looking) reasons for you to be playing in the grass.  How about brightening up the view from your window with the ‘Wildflower Collection‘? After the seeds are all planted and it is time to head inside you can take the relaxing and refreshing smell of the garden inside with you!  Linnea’s Lights Heirloom Tomato – with subtle scents of fresh sliced tomatoes and clean citrus it’s sure to do the trick.  Now sit back, inhale the refreshing scents and watch your garden grow!

Orange and Pear

Yes, you can have a sophisticated style that is still fun and festive!  Orange and Pear is full of several great gifts for the home, but our favorite are these ornithology coasters.  Each coaster features one colorful bird egg in the center, which means they’ll be perfect for Easter Brunch, but we bet that you’ll love them so much you’ll find yourself using them even after Easter has come and gone.  Create the perfect afternoon by accompanying them with a nice meal, fresh lemonade and a  Linnea’s Lights Lemon Verbena Candle,  to warm and brighten the table with fresh lemon and green floral scents making the indoors sunny no matter what the weather may be outside.

Good luck lightening up!

Mimosa

Wander through the brilliant yellow Mimosa fields of Provence, and you will understand the delicate potency of this flower’s scent. Subtle, yet powerful, this evergreen flower’s  fragrance evokes the image of the sun drenched hills and the quiet grandeur of the South of France.  Combined with white jasmine’s exotic sweetness and sandalwood’s rejuvenating powers, this fragrance epitomizes the euphoric, casual luxury of France’s most exquisite region. Creating a perfect and balanced halo, this scent will transform any room into your own enchanting getaway.

Available Martha Harris