I love candles! They can transform your space and make it feel warm, cozy, or romantic in an instant. The seasons are changing and we will be spending more time indoors. With the holidays approaching and entertaining on the horizon I thought I would share some of my favorite candles. Feel free to use my recommendations the next time you are having people over, need that last minute gift, or just want to fill your place with an amazing scent.
Diptyque is a brand that has been around forever and is worth the spurge. Feu de Bois “Gris” is my absolute favorite ($90) and is great for a man or woman. It has a warm scent that reminds of a wood and a cozy fire. “Baies Noire” is my second favorite and it also has a deep warm scent that will fill your home. I keep the glass vessels and repurpose them for makeup brushes or plants. Find Diptyque at their boutique on Damen Ave, Space NK, and other speciality boutiques around Chicago or online.
My next pick is a candle by K Hall Studio in St. Louis, MO. They are handcrafted and never ever have a fake smell thanks to their essential oils. My personal favorite is No.72 Ambergris Hobnail Glass Candle ($30) and they can be found online or at Pistil and Vine on Damen (incredible little floral shop.).
Last but not least - Ruby Room on Division makes their own house blend candle and it is divine! The red vessel glows beautifully and the silver lid comes in handy when you want to put your candle out without the lingering smoke. These candles are a super deal and burn for about 100 hours. The are very popular during the holiday season so I suggest paying them a visit soon!