Jet Set: Traveling with Candles

Photograph by Charles Allmon, National Geographic

Photograph by Charles Allmon, National Geographic

Summer always has me dreaming up my next escape and I so look forward to our next family vacation. In the meantime, I was reading the beautiful new July issue of InStyle Magazine with cover girl Kate Hudson, and found myself pulling out a few helpful travel tips from the Jet Set pages. I wanted to share one trick in particular I came across, courtesy of Jeralyn Gerba (co-founder and editorial director of Fathom: the fabulous travel website), which I have actually used for many years: When traveling, pack a few of your favorite mini candle votives. Not only will they keep your luggage smelling great, you can enjoy them throughout your travels and make any hotel feel like home without taking up a ton of valuable space! Brilliant, right?

My favorite scents for summer trips are Cashmere and Lavendar, both (and more!) available as mini votives for $16, here.

And as for that stunning image… in honor of the World Cup being played in beautiful Brazil, I couldn’t resist sharing this beautiful photograph by Charles Allmon (National Geographic) of a 1950′s scene along Arpoador Beach in Rio de Janiero.

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?

For mixing, matching, traveling and gifting

Good things come in our small packages

Linnea’s Lights Mini Votives: 15 hour burn time

With Spring and Summer around the bend, I look forward to some weekend trips out of town. One of the first things I pack are a selection of our smaller candles in my favorite scents like Cashmere, Ocean and Sweetgrass. Petite but as powerful as our traditional size candles, our mini votives come in a variety of classic Linnea’s Lights scents. Without taking up much space at all, they make great hostess gifts if you’re staying with friends or family, or perfect if you just want to make a new space feel like home! They can be lit alone or try combining different scents together and enjoy a unique atmosphere.

Our mini votives are available online at Urban Farmhouse for just $15. Which scents will you bring on your next trip?

Hostess Gift Ideas for a Beach House Getaway

Memorial Day house guests, take note: Linnea’s Lights Summer scents like Ocean, White Coral, new Sea Salt and our Cote d’Azur gift set (which includes  Lavender, Mimosa and White Coral mini votives) come in host gift-ready boxes, with matches tucked in. Just add a summery raffia ribbon, and it’s ready to go, perfect for your next beach house escape!

Do you have any travel plans for this Memorial Day weekend?

Postcard from Provence

My dears, it’s been so lovely spending some much needed quality time with the family here in France but I couldn’t stay away from the blog too long!

From antiquing in Marseille at Le Grenier des Puces, the fabulous Les Deux Marc and Massilia Toy Village Antiquaire for the kids, to the poppy fields and lavender of Provence, I’m feeling refreshed and inspired. Surrounded by so much history, indulging in fresh baguettes, rich pastries, regional cheeses and of course the finest wine, to say I’m enjoying myself is an understatement!

I’m taking in all the purest scents of the summer while I’m here and know our Lavender, Mimosa and of course the Cote d’Azur gift set will all bring me back to this special time.

I hope you’re all enjoying the long summer days and keeping cool!