Last week, I had the pleasure of attending ‘Blogger Night’ at the brand new Candlefish shop downtown….and it was awesome! The shop was the brainchild of the minds behind Rewined and Produce Candles and offers a killer selection of pre-made candles, beautiful stationery products, local Charleston goods and wonderful gift ideas for just about anyone you could think of.
But the best part is definitely the Library. Yep, I said it. There’s an entire Library of 100 intoxicating aromas that are bound to satisfy anyone’s sense of smell. Not only is the library an eye-catching focal point in the room, complete with an vintage, library ladder, but its intent is to give you the chance to “smell” test your way to the perfect candle. In fact, they’ve devised a system to mirror the old-school card catalog where you track your progress so in the future you can remember which scents work best for you.
For ‘Blogger Night’, I joined seven other lovely Lowcountry ladies (Kaitlyn of dayjobsanddreams.com, Megan of holycitychic.com, Ally of aahlifeasiknowit.com, Annie of anniereeves.com, Jillian of cornflakedreams.com, Ryan of apolishedpalate.com and Gillian of acoastalbride.com) for an evening of candle-making, wine drinking and some good ol’ Candlefishin’!
The class lasted about 2 hours and Hannah and Alyssa of Candlefish took us through the process step-by-step. After we hit up the library to select our scents of choice, we took turns pouring the hot liquid wax, which we then whisked the fragrance oil. It was a great, relaxing evening and so fun to see everyone’s candles come to life. If you’re in the mood for a hands-on evening with a group of girlfriends (we think it would be perfect for a bridal shower or a bachelorette party activity!), I would highly recommend it! The crew at Candlefish is kind enough to offer A Lowcountry Wedding readers a 20% discount off any class at any date in 2015, but the code (CHASBLOGGER14) expires December 31, 2014 at 11:55 PM, so act fast!