Gwyneth’s Scrapbook: All That Inspires

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As a complete fan of all things Gwyneth, I’ve been following her lifestyle newsletter and site GOOP from day one. Have you seen it? I find it quite enjoyable and often inspiring. Last week I received the loveliest email from my friends at White’s Mercantile, a beautiful shop in Tennessee, letting me know that their holiday goodie bag to Ms. Paltrow had made it into her GOOP Scrapbook! I was so thrilled for them and imagine my surprise when I saw a Linnea’s Lights Belgian Linen candle peeking out from the bundle!

Use it well GP, and thank you so much White’s Mercantile! Much love to you all. Loved the image below of Diane von Furstenberg, and of course, there’s our sweet candle! Find the full scrapbook here: http://www.goop.com/journal/see/274/scrapbook
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A Special Spring Candle Pour for Terrain

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Here is sneak peek of what we have going on in the studio this week. We’re hard at work on a special project soon to be at terrain, just in time for Spring!

We are loving the finish on these gorgeous, extra-large bubble glass vases. They will be filled to the brim with our delicious Spring scents like Persian Lime, Fresh Grass and Heirloom Tomato as triple-wick candles and available exclusively at terrain soon. Stay tuned!

Linnea’s Lights Love at Haus Love

Image courtesy of Haus Love

Image courtesy of Haus Love


This is our local account and a shop we absolutely love here in Indiana, Haus Love. I wanted to share and show some photos of our Linnea’s Lights candles in their gorgeous boutique. Heidi Woodman, the owner, has fabulous style, don’t you think?

The Haus Love team has just returned from some faraway travels and I can’t wait to check out the amazing new inventory sure to be coming in from all over the world. I always come away from my visits inspired to redecorate at home!

Image courtesy of Haus Love

Image courtesy of Haus Love

Whistle While You Work: A New Playlist from Harper’s Bazaar UK

Image Courtesy of Harper's Bazaar UK

Image Courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar UK

With the grey, cold weather we’ve been having, I’ve been on the lookout for bright new music I can listen to at the studio to combat the winter doldrums and help keep me motivated. Luckily, I found that Harper’s Bazaar UK beat me to it with their celebration of this year’s BRIT Awards via one killer playlist.

Click here to enjoy their list of best tracks from the Brits 2014 performers and winners including Beyonce, Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie and more: http://www.harpersbazaar.co.uk/going-out/who-what-where/the=playlist=brits-2014

I hope you enjoy as much as I have! What type of music do you play to pump you up throughout the day?

Happy Valentine’s Day from Linnea’s Lights

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Wishing you all a very happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at Linnea’s Lights. The wonderfully inspiring site Domaine Home had a few timely entertaining ideas from event designer, Preston Bailey which I thought I’d share with you here.

My favorite of course is his candle tip: Nothing says romance like candle light. Here is a simple trick: buy votives, turn off all your lights, and have a romantic candle-lit dinner. The soft glow of the candles will dazzle you.

And if we may make a recommendation, why not try it by combining two of Valentine’s most signature details in one with our romantic floral Peony candle!

Linnea’s Lights at The GRAMMY Awards’ MusiCares Event

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I was so thrilled to be a part of this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year event, helping to raise money for a wonderful and inspiring cause. This year’s honoree was the incredibly talented, Carole King.

MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. Meant for musicians to have a place to turn in times of financial, personal, or medical crisis, its primary purpose is to focus the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues which directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. The foundation’s programs include emergency financial assistance, addiction recovery, outreach and leadership activities, and senior housing.

What a wonderful event to have been a part of!

Inspiration: What I’m Loving & Appreciating Right Now

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I wanted to share some of my current sources of inspiration with you. How amazing is Angela Ahrendts? So proud that she hails from our home of Indiana and excited to see all that’s ahead for her at Apple. I’m really enjoying this Fast Company article, have you read it?

And how I love AFAR magazine. They’ve just undergone a bit of a design overhaul with a talented new creative director, Elizabeth Spiridakis Olson, formerly of another favorite read, Bon Appétit. AFAR has my heart because truly, all of us are vagabonds… embrace it….

Last but not least, I’ve been drooling over Devour Downtown here in Indiana and can’t wait to try a few more of these local restaurants this weekend: http://www.devourdowntown.org/2014_menus/

What’s inspiring you right now?

NEW Spring Candle: Persian Lime

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Just as in nature the flora and fauna seem to undergo a rebirth each Spring, so too do we crave a seasonal reawakening as the days grow longer. To celebrate the season of renewal, Linnea’s Lights has released three new scents for spring. The first I’d love to introduce you to is our new Persian Lime candle.

Bright and effervescent, this candle blends tart lime with crisp grapefruit and rich notes of vetiver. Combining natural soy wax, lead-free cotton wicks, and pure scents, Linnea’s Lights clean-burning candles are carefully hand-poured in small batches.

- Soy wax, fragrance oil, cotton wick, glass
- Double wick
- Scent: Persian Lime
- 9 oz.
- Handmade in the USA

Available for purchase, here.

Happiness Is Lots of Candles

Image courtesy of Wary Meyers' Instagram

Image courtesy of Wary Meyers’ Instagram

Came across this absolutely perfect image on the Instagram feed of the Wary Meyers shop. Couldn’t have said it better myself, and I love the vintage typography!

Thawing After the Polar Vortex Deep Freeze

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Since most of us are still feeling the effects of this week’s Polar Vortex, all I can think about is keeping toasty. Luckily, some of our largest candles are now on sale to help warm you up, wherever you are! Try our large, 18-ounce, triple-wick candle in our lovely Winter scent and enjoy the extended 85-95 hour burn time.

Our take on Winter is a divine blend of cedar spruce and mint topped off with hints of cranberries and cinnamon- a best seller year after year. And can I tell you a secret? It’s now discounted over on orangeandpear.com! Scoop one up today and shiver no more.