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!

Entertaining Prep, as seen in GOOP

Image courtesy of Karen Adams Designs

With holiday party season now in full swing, we’re always on the lookout for tips and tricks to help keep entertaining fun and stress-free. We were delighted, then, when we received Gwyneth Paltrow’s beautiful GOOP newsletter last week and floored when we saw our very own Cashmere candle staring back at us! We are honored and humbled and just beyond excited to have caught Gwyneth’s keen eye.

In addition to make us blush, the newsletter was chock full of helpful notes to keep the holiday crazy to a minimum. I love the idea of printing menus on bespoke papers, and using the ease of cleanup after a paper plate pizza party as an excuse to order in the night before the main event? Genius!

This particular newsletter is our recommended reading of the week. It was inspiring and productive all at once.

You can find our Cashmere candle with our friends at: Terrain, Candles Off Main, ABC Home, and many other fine retailers.

How are you planning on ringing in the holidays this year?

Fashion’s Night Out, New York State of Mind

Image courtesy of the Empire State Building & Fashion's Night Out

As many of you know, especially those on Twitter (it’s been mentioned non-stop!), Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week has begun, and tonight marks the official kick off with Fashion’s Night Out. We can’t get to the Big Apple for the stylish festivities but we’re channeling the slick city streets in the studio and burning our chic Cashmere candle. A timeless classic, like fashion’s best offerings, our clean-burning soy candle is scented with a sophisticated herbal blend, marked by patchouli and mixed with vanilla and a twist of lime.

Whether you’re in New York burning the midnight oil or elsewhere like us, there are so many fun ways to track the latest trends and get sneak peeks into the latest “it” party. We’ll be glued to Twitter, Pinterest and Style.com for our fashion fix this week.

What shows are you most looking forward to seeing? Is NYFW on your radar?

Romantic Gestures: Belgian Linen & Our Luxe Gift Set

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I’m thrilled to introduce two more romantic collections. First, travel to Belgium with your beloved and tickle your nose with the aromas of warm Belgian waffles. Then imagine cozying up in a bed made up with the freshest 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. Envelop yourself in irresistible richness.

Our newest gift set is Luxe in every sense of the word and includes three seductive, rich and luxurious scents: Amber, our new Belgian Linen and Cashmere.

Amber – For thousands of years the healing properties of amber have been revered. From the ancient Greeks to the Chinese, burning Amber was used to purify the air and perfume sacred spaces. Appealing to the romantic in all of us, indulge in this ancient and irresistible scent with our rich amber candle blended with Egyptian musk. Purify.

NEW! Belgian Linen

Cashmere – Nothing warms you up like cashmere. Now you can wrap your sweetheart in this inspired and sophisticated herbal scent. Infused with the warming scent of patchouli, Persian limes and a touch of vanilla, this scent will warm up any room. Elegance.

Bring the romance home this Valentine’s Day and treat your love to Linnea’s Lights candles from our sweet new bouquet. Shop the newest collection, here!

Unwrapped: Our Favorite Gifts to Give

Image courtesy of 479° Popcorn

This is one of our favorite times of the year and before we even begin to deck the halls, we’ve already started buying gifts for loved ones. We’ve pulled together a list of some of our favorite gifts to give and hope they offer you some inspiration!

  • Gourmet Popcorn from 479°: ANY and everything from them…so delicious!  And best of all, no GMOs, Gluten Free, All Natural, No Trans Fat, Air Popped and Kosher.
  • From our friends at Vosges Haut-Chocolat, our absolute favorite sampler is the Mini Exotic Candy Bar Library which also happens to be gluten free for my daughter’s allergies!
  • For Champagne, wine and holiday spirits, our favorites are Henri’s Reserve and Tito’s Vodka
  • Turkish Towel Sets: We find ours at AshBlue and we love that they can be monogrammed for that personalized touch.
  • Divine & Elegant Tea blends: Lynn prefers The Earl Grey and Laura prefers The White Duke.
  • Books! We adore sharing books of fiction from various writers and editorial books from Assouline and Patina Style by Steve & Brooke Giannetti — great inspiration and gorgeous, effortless style.
  • Cashmere! Throws, sweaters, scarves…everyone deserves a little luxury wrapped around them, perfect for both men and women. We actually love it so much we named a candle after it!
  • Seasonal flowers, inspired terrariums and bulb kits (like kits we find from Sprout Home): we love to give the gift of growth in the winter season.
  • Letterpress stationery: We fell in love with Delphine Press, printed on vintage letterpress, & Smock designs on bamboo papers.
  • Spaaaahhhh days and gift certificates for others to indulge and experience time away for themselves, just the best!
  • Old fashioned games & puzzles for the family which goes great with the popcorn suites from 479!
  • And of course, nothing sets to tone like holiday music: A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi Trio, the holidays aren’t the same without this!

Of course there’s much more depending on the recipient, but we hope this helps you get a festive jump on the gifting season!

Linnea’s Lights featured in People Country

Image courtesy of People Country

When we got our hands on the new People Country October issue, we were positively glowing by the time we spotted our Cashmere candle listed as one of Martina McBride‘s must-haves. Martina is one of our favorites around the office, and having her music on while we work on new blends certainly never hurts in the inspiration department!

We were so excited, we just had to share the news with all of you and hope you’ll check out the new issue of People Country today! And in the meantime, if you want your home to smell like a country crooner’s,  make sure to pick up a Cashmere candle of your own, right here at AshBlue.

Cashmere

We still remember when we received our first cashmere garment and its warmth, comfort and elegance is something we still treasure. I love treating Lynn to new Cashmere sweaters or scarves—a simple luxury I know she’ll love but wouldn’t think to buy for herself. A great reason to look forward to winter and a beautiful way to bring luxury to the everyday, nothing keeps you warm quite like cashmere does. Now you can wrap yourself in this inspired and sophisticated herbal scent infused with the inviting aroma of patchouli, Persian limes and a touch of vanilla, our Cashmere candle will warm up any room.

Surround yourself with Cashmere, available now at Zanadia.