Win the Ultimate Wedding Welcome Bag!

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We’ve teamed up with the smarties at Guesterly for the Ultimate Wedding Welcome Bag Giveaway! It couldn’t be easier to enter for this chance to win creative goodies you and your guests will love.

Enter here for your chance at this great gift bag, featuring yours truly and many others, such as: Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Pinch Provisions, MAPTOTE, Gracious Goodies, and Help Remedies!

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Our New Eucalyptus Candle

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Wondering what to get Dad for Father’s Day? Well (we might be biased), we think our new Eucalyptus candle is just the thing! This beautiful, unisex scent had the men in our lives turning their heads when they caught a whiff of the cool eucalyptus warmed with pacific woods & fresh air.

Breathe easier with the fortifying scent of eucalyptus. Native to Australia, the plant was first introduced to the Americas during the California Gold Rush of 1849. Infused with the essence of pacific woods, this candle captures the feel of a fresh walk in the great outdoors. Tranquil.

Now available at a range of fine retailers, including:
Oliver’s Twist
Candles Off Main
Orange & Pear

…and many more…

So forget about the usual BBQ sauces and neckties; get Dad a little something he can pamper himself with. Shop today and cross that Father’s Day gift off your list!

Exclusive One Kings Lane Candle Sale: Stock Up on Your Favorite Linnea’s Lights Scents!

Image courtesy of One Kings Lane

Image courtesy of One Kings Lane

Kick back & unwind… We all need a break from the hubbub of life in the big city. Let our natural soy-wax candles transform your home into a serene escape. Exclusive scents (along with some old favorites) are available now for a limited time only in a great range of sizes, only at One Kings Lane:

Fresh Grass
Gardenia
Seashore
Garden Mint
Orange Amber
Lemon Verbena
Island Coconut
Violet
Eucalyptus
Cassis
Vanilla Noir

Linnea’s Lights is fueled by passion, a Swedish family heritage, and an eco-conscious entrepreneurial spirit. What began as a hobby for mother-and-daughter candlemaking team Lynn Manley and her daughter, Laura Cler, soon evolved into a business. Made with soy wax, lead-free cotton wicks, and the purest essences, each meticulously hand-poured, clean-burning candle is triple-scented, perfectly preserving the subtle fragrance throughout the life of the candle.

Don’t miss out on this great sale, live through Saturday, 5/31/14.

Memorial Day BBQ: Tips from Redbook Magazine & Katy Lee

Image courtesy of Getty Images and Redbook Magazine

Image courtesy of Getty Images and Redbook Magazine

Each Memorial Day weekend, I look forward to kicking summer off with a big family BBQ at the house. I couldn’t resist sharing Redbook Magazine’s fun hosting tips from celebrity chef and food critic, Katie Lee. No champagne and white tablecloths needed; just a few original touches that keep this holiday weekend fête low-key.

Some of my favorite ideas:

1. Frozen Fruit: For a refreshingly sweet twist, use frozen fruit in lieu of ice in soda and seltzer. Up your game with adorable ice cubes: Place a berry in each cube of your ice tray before freezing.

2. Corn on the Cob: Throw some corn on the grill and then jazz up the classic BBQ side dish with Parmesan cheese and chili powder.

3. Zucchini Chips: Leave the prepackaged chips on the shelf! Thinly slice a zucchini, coat with egg and flour, then fry slices in a Dutch oven until golden brown. Voilà!

What will you do to celebrate the long weekend?

Your Guide to #Shelfies

image courtesy of One Kings Lane

image courtesy of One Kings Lane

The Wall Street Journal pinpointed our latest design obsession when they covered The Rise of the ‘Shelfie’: Instagram’s Next Craze. Now, our friends at One Kings Lane made it easy to join in the fun, providing tons of inspiration in this great blog post, all about mastering the art of the #shelfie. Click through for their fun tips!

Candles happen to be one of our favorite design accents (go figure), so if you’ve worked your favorite Linnea’s Lights candles into your shelfie masterpieces, tag us @linneaslights on Twitter and Instagram and share your works of art! We can’t wait to see what your creative minds come up with.

More Candle to Love: NEW Sea Salt 3-wick

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Finally, Summer is here whenever you like for as long as you like with our final new triple-wick candle of the season, Sea Salt.

Inspired by our summer journey to Saint Cyr sur Mer, a sleepy, coastal town in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. We chartered a boat and took to the turquoise waters, enveloped by the smell of salty air and inspired by the way natural salts were infused in coastal delicacies, fresh from the sea like mussels & the region’s infamous bouillabaisse. Invigorating.

18 oz. soy candle, retails for $50. contact A Beautiful Mess by Kymberley Fraser to order yours!

New Triple-Wick Candle Release: Belgian Linen

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The next candle from our Spring collection is the large, 18 oz. 3-wick beloved Belgian Linen scent. Travel to Belgium where you can tickle your nose with the aromas of warm Belgian waffles and imagine laying atop a bed made up of fresh Belgian linen, the finest in the world. Inspired by our travels through the Flanders region, the Belgian Linen blend has a top note of floral, middle note of ozone, and bottom notes of woods & musk. Air out the linen this season and envelop yourself in irresistible richness. Clean.

For our friends abroad, these are just in at Carnill & Company Limited, in the United Kingdom!

Pinhole Press: A Mother’s Day gift box by Joanna Goddard, featuring Linnea’s Lights

Image courtesy of Pinhole Press

Image courtesy of Pinhole Press

We have been fans of Pinhole Press and blogger extraordinaire, Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo, for some time now. Pinhole Press makes high quality, photo gifts a synch and their new personalized Mother’s Day Gift Box is no different. As Joanna wrote on her blog, “They’re super easy to create, and they would be so much fun to open.” We can’t wait to snatch up a few, and yes, that is a very special Linnea’s Lights candle trio: 3 of our candles in belgian linen, cashmere and sea salt, 2.5 oz each & naturally, signature matchbook included. A few more details of this lovely box below, and thanks to Cup of Jo, enjoy 15% off everything with code CUPOFJO, through May 11th.

Image courtesy of Pinhole Press

Image courtesy of Pinhole Press

From Pinhole Press: Celebrate hand-crafted goodness on Mother’s Day with this boutique, personalized gift box. When this breath of fresh air arrives on her doorstep, she’ll be delighted with the goodies and charmed by the photos of you.

Her personalized gift box begins with a custom Mother’s Day card that includes your personal message and her favorite photos of you. Then, we’ve included the delightful smells of fresh spring air with a hand-poured trio of the most popular Linnea’s Lights® candles in belgian linen, cashmere and sea salt. For her sweet tooth, we’ve included the sophisticated stracciatella and sea salt Lindt® truffles. Finally, we’ve topped it off with a Pinhole Press listpad, which is bound to become her go-to notepad for her daily to-dos.

Contents:

- Pinhole Press Mother’s Day Card: 3 photos, custom message
- Pinhole Press Listpad: 4 photos, custom message
- Linnea’s Lights Soy Candle Trio: 3 candles in belgian linen, cashmere and sea salt, 2.5 oz each
- Lindt Stracciatella Truffles: 4
- Lindt Sea Salt Truffles: 4

Available for purchase, here.

Even More Candle to Love

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When we launched our new (and initially limited-edition) holiday triple-wick candles at the end of 2013, they were our biggest candles yet and we knew you’d like them. It quickly became clear, however, that you LOVE them… and we heard you! We are so thrilled to announce the expansion of our large, 3-wick candles with a collection growing even larger for Spring.

The first of our newest 18-ounce candles is the elegant Cashmere candle. With winter holding on a bit longer and Spring on the horizon, nothing warms you up like cashmere. Now you can wrap yourself in this inspired and sophisticated herbal scent. Infused with the warming scent of patchouli, Persian limes and a touch of vanilla, this scent will brighten up any room. Now with an impressive burn time of about 90 hours!

Available for purchase at our California partner, A Beautiful Mess. The triple-wick candles will be up online soon or call in to reserve yours now (818.874.9092).

Stay tuned for our next big candle release!

Postcard: Linnea’s Lights in Naples, Florida

Image courtesy of Chrissy Greene

Image courtesy of Chrissy Greene

It’s so nice hearing from friend’s on the road and I just had to share this nice shot captured by a member of the Linnea’s Lights family. Chrissy was in Naples, Florida and snapped this photo of our candles at Jett Thompson Antiques. What a beautiful shop and of course we love the display! How fun to see our candles (and new, larger triple wicks) out in the wild.

Where have you spotted Linnea’s Lights candles lately?