Fiona Thurlow is IIHS’s resident candle expert and is here this week to tell us all about how candles can dramatically change your everyday life. We all know that candles smell nice but they are useful for so much more than that!
Everyday Luxury! What a great statement and something that we should all think about, everyday.
Live each day to the fullest, use the good cutlery, set the table with the nice dinnerware, drink the nice wine and burn your candles!
Don’t you find it crazy the people that buy candles and just don’t burn them. To me, they are the epitome of everyday luxury. A lit candle in the bathroom elevates your regular soak to one of a spa like experience; a family dinner to a dinner party or a cozy book reading afternoon with a nice herbal tea or a coffee into one of pure joy and relaxation.
It’s no secret that I love my candles and I love them burning, summer and winter, but to be honest, winter is when I use them the most! The nights start earlier and so lighting them at 4pm in the winter as the night starts to creep in makes the colder months just that little bit more bearable…. Just! That being said though, a lovely summer’s night spent on the deck with some candles burning as the sea breeze takes the edge of the heat of the day is also pretty special.
So, here at Piper and Grace, we say burn the candles, summer or winter, entertaining or hanging out by yourself at home. Give them as gifts to loved ones so that they also can experience the everyday luxury that a beautifully made soy wax candle burning in their home will bring.