Pretty and Neat with Diptyque

aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRjIuYnAuYmxvZ3Nwb3QuY29tJTJGLU9rZlQzd2x3TURvJTJGVkxDT0c4WDVXMkklMkZBQUFBQUFBQW1kNCUyRnFHZzBlTDZ2ZDQ4JTJGczE2MDAlMkZEaXB0eXF1ZSUyQlJvc2Fmb2xpYSUyQkNhbmRsZSUyQlNwcmluZyUyQjIwMTUuanBnOne of the prettiest and best smelling candles, Diptyque can also seem to be a bit of a splurge at $60 a piece. The fact that they are such a chic container makes it something that you can enjoy long after the candle has melted down and the scent wafted away.

From corraling pens or pencils on your desk or making the perfect vessel for bobby pins, makeup brushes or Qtips….you can even use them as vases.rosafliaoScreen Shot 2017-02-12 at 11.11.10 PMBulbs_1 Screen Shot 2017-02-12 at 10.53.09 PM static1.squarespaceSo, treat yourself to one of the most luxurious scents around and then keep thing pretty and neat!


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The Gift of Scent – Nest Fragrances

Certain scents can transport us. Calm us. Revive us. Soothe us. 

I’ve been a long time fan of Nest Frangrances, especially their Holiday candles, so it was a complete treat to be invited to tag along to an event that owner, Laura Slatkin, hosted at her NYC home on Monday night. Primarily as a thank you to current retailers, this year they also included prospective buyers, as the New York Gift Show is currently happening.

With a range of fragrances that are sure to please anyone, they are constantly rolling out new ones and the one that really caught my nose was Hearth. Contained in the Holiday Collection, it is packaged in a faux bois style and will pair nicely with Holiday or Birch or as a stand alone starting in the Fall.

Another “new” item that caught my eye are these silver accompaniments for their candles…the lid/stand and the matchbox. With the base price of $38 for their classic candle, these make a nice compliment if you are giving one as a gift.

And, from what I can tell, the folks at Nest Fragrances are on fire!

What’s your favorite scent? 

Friday Favorites

As we bid adieu to summer and this last day of August, I thought I’d share just a few of my favorite things. 
The tulip painting above, by Kerri Rosenthal, sits above my living room fire place. Just below it, my collection of favorite glassybaby votives (yes, all in varying hues of pink) and one random handblown votive purchased off the table at Alain Duccase, years ago in New York City. We were having a “last” supper with dear friends before we moved to Charlotte and these gorgeous candles were on all the tables. Each one different. It was a bit of a crazy splurge at the time, but one I’ve treasured over the years…and a reminder of a special night.
I do have a passion for things that add a little shine or shimmer, so this collection of vintage crystal candlesticks shares space with my favorite Diptyque candle…a gift from my friend, Ted Watson Kennedy, whose shop Watson Kennedy is my new go-to for special gifts.
What are some of your favorite things? Here’s to savoring them as we wind down summer.