Linnea’s Lights in InStyle + Help me choose, please! + Giveaway

Yippeeee! My favorite eco-friendly candle line in In Style magazine! So happy for this American-owned, mother & daughter company from the Midwest!
Oh, on another note, the shop’s inventory on these fab candles (a great gift by the way!) is getting pretty slim. Have customers buying them in fours! How wonderful! So, I’m getting ready to stock up for the holidays. Can you help me pretty please in choosing from the scents below. Please leave a comment as to which one you like the best & why. I just know chic readers like you will know which is best. Thanks much & happy friday & weekend as well!
AMBER
Irresistible & romantic rich amber blended with Egyptian musk
BAMBOO
Sultry & exotic with Asian spices, grasses, citrus & lavender
BLACK VANILLA { NEW! }
Nostalgic & warm vanilla with notes of patchouli & tonka bean
BLUE AGAVE
Refreshing & clean with notes of agave nectar, lily & soft woods
CASHMERE
Sophisticated & herbal with patchouli, vanilla & lime
CASSIS { formerly LYNDAN }
Amazing melange of black currant with green herbs, floral, & fruits
CURRANT ROUGE
Tangy & modern with citrus, tart apple & green accord
FIG
Divine fruit herbal fusion of fig, peach & Madagascar vanilla
FRENCH PEAR
Juicy & delicious just like a ripe Anjou pear with a touch of spice
LEMON VERBENA
Lemony & green floral-herbal blend that is clean & complex
LINDEN { NEW! }
Neutral, clean & unobtrusive…an everyday fresh floral
MOSS
Earthy oak moss, sensual sandalwood & other woods
POMEGRANATE
Pomegranate softened with an elusive blend of spices & woods
SWEETGRASS
Soft & clean with fresh grass & sweet violets
TUBEROSE
Exquisite white floral known for its seductive properties
YUZU
Luscious Japanese grapefruit, exotic fruits & watery greens
All giveaways seem to have rules so here’s a few (don’t worry, they’re pretty easy): 1. have to know why you like the scent you choose (one customer asked if I have a sniff test but believe me they smell as described) 2. can you help a small, independent & new retailer please & let viral marketing work….post it on your facebook, tweet about it, mention it at your blog, etc…more chances of course! 3. can you join the shop’s newsletter at our homepage & get coupons & discounts 4. US residents only 5. drawing will be on October 15th & I’ll let my daughter do the honors!

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Inside an Artist’s Mind: Laura Trevey

I am being true to my promise about attempting to re-ignite my creativity. Signed up for some art & design classes in October & November, so excited! Last week, I was yet inspired again by another amazing artist, Laura Trevey. She is a master in watercolor painting & delights us with her bright, bold and beautiful work at her Etsy shop & her blog. So here’s my little Q & A for her…


Bold- sparkling jewelry, fabulous clothes

Beautiful- sunsets on the ocean, amazing art

2.If you weren’t a watercolor artist, what other career path would you have chosen?

“I cannot imagine doing anything else. I love what I do & I am lucky to share it with others.”

3. You love vibrant colors, any favorite color combination?

” I love lime green & hot pinks…bright orange with yellows…and especially teals, turquoise & aqua colors, reminiscent of the Carribean Sea.”


4. Was there a person, situation or event that prompted you to be an artist?
“I have always loved to paint. You might say it’s “in the genes.” My grandmother was a fabulous artist as well as my Mother.”


5. As your art evokes your personality, so does your home & fashion style. How would you describe your home style?

“My home is a traditional style with modern accents throughout. I love oriental rugs, mahogany furniture & antique pieces paired with abstract art.”

6. Where do you feel your art is going?

” Watercolor painting always fills me with happiness, almost like a meditation. I am always looking for ways to express myself on paper. Each day that I paint brings joy into my life.”
And this one is my favotite one by the way. How adorable is this tea cup? Pass on the tea cakes please!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my little interview ands thanks Laura for sharing your wonderful work.
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Guest Blogging at Kotori

What are these images? Check out as I’m guest blogging at Kotori for Tuesday’s Top 5.

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Airstream Chic

I do believe there’s nowhere else in the country where airstreams are so fun, urban, hip & chic other than in Austin.

In one popular part of town, called Soco (paying homage to New York’s Soho district, it’s also short for South Congress), airstreams line one street in different shapes, sizes, colors & offerings. From pizza to sno-cones (or sno-cups), cupcakes to deli sandwiches. But not just in this part of town though, they’re all over! Also, talk about being innovative, airstreams are not just for food service anymore! Check out the Top 3 airstreams to visit while in Austin.

1. Adelante‘s Curbside Service

The shop known as a boutique infused with 70’s glam vibe, a dash of modern & a whole heap of cool is located at 1206 W 38th. They recently introduced their rack & trunk show on wheels, presenting Curbside Service. It can also be rented privately for soirees. Now, that’s distinctively Austin!

{images via Designspongeonline.com}

Don’t you jut love the swanky decor?

This was the first airstream in Soco that caught my eye & who wouldn’t take a second look at that giant cupcake on top?

{image via Barrysphotoblog.com}

They now have 5 locations all over Austin but it all started with the original one found at the 1600 block in South Congress.

{image via rebelclients.com}

It has also beome a favorite photo spot with Austin photographers. Check out the one above. How adorable is this engagement picture? The cupcake is supposed to give them “sweet blessings.”
If you get a chance to visit, try the Vanilla Dream for $2.50 & oh, get it with a whipper snapper (that’s a shot of fresh whipped cream injected into the cake….more yum!)

And last but certainly not the least, Flip Happy Crepes at 400 Jessie has been dubbed the best crepes in America. Hey, they did win the Throwdown challenge with Bobby Flay!

Their crepes is the down-to-earth version of the French favorite. This is my favorite : Smoked salmon w/ herbed cream cheese spinach and tomato $7.50.
Hmmm, I’m wondering what other airstream chicness Austinites will conjure up next?
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Fall Tablescape Idea: Forest Glam!

When I connected with Artie of Color outside the Lines. He had a thought of doing a tablescape with these charming bird tealight holders found at the shop. I was gleaming with delight & sent four of these his way right away. I just knew that with his creativeness, he would do such a fabulous job. Boy, was I wrong?! He didn’t just do a fabulous job, he did much, much more than that. Just look and see for yourself….

He lovingly called the tablescape “Forest Glam” and “Glamorous Woodland Nymph.”
Very befitting Artie!

For the place setting: rattan-inspired charger, vintage white stoneware, linen napkins, turned wood napkin rings & bamboo flatware.

Completing the look: crystals, twigs, branches, some greenery, bird nests….

And the piece de resistance, the charming bird tealight holders. I knew they were adorable! Thanks so much Artie for showcasing them in such an amazing way!

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Our Trina Turk Pillows are almost gone!

What is it with Trina Turk’s dresses that is just o adorable? Well, it’s the print patterns! Always classy & sophisticated & fits so perfectly.


But if you are not into spending $200 to $300 dresses then bring a Trina Turk pattern home to you!


Her green and brown shanghai links needlepoint pillow is only $53.50 at the shop. Our inventory is getting pretty low on these beauties & I have my eye on her new line!:)

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Beaux Objet Tuesday: The Scissor Snuffer

Don’t you just love it when something does double duty? Enter the scissor snuffer

If you are a true candle enthusiast then you know that for candles to burn longer & for that wick to burn cleaner, you’re supposed to keep it 1/4″ short. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have scissors accessible all the time to keep those candle wicks trimmed? And why waste your precious breath blowing the flame out? That’s what snuffers are for!

Imported & made of steel, they’re $22 at the Shop!

Don’t forget Free Shipping on our eco-friendly candles with the Coupon Code LIGHT at checkout. SHOP NOW>>>

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It’s my Unica Hija’s Birthday Soon!

I want to give a shout out to my beautiful, wonderful, amazing, fabulous daughter Noelle. It’s her 12th birthday on Saturday! Please say hello to her & send her your warmest greetings!


She’s my travel & shopping buddy, from New Orleans to…

the streets of Quebec.

Have I told you she has a style all her own?
From a little rocker to casual.

Aqua jeans…

to classy & sophisticated!

And yes, at such a young age, she can rock a chic coat!

Ok, I did doll her up on this one…

And forced her to dress like me! Poor girl.

She’s probably going to be so mad that I posted all these but I can’t help but gush about her. So, advanced happy, happy birthday, my sweetheart. I love you so, so much!!!

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Beaux Objet Wednesday: Swirl Door Stop + A Shop Giveaway at Lulu Letty!

When it comes to accessorizing, the little details count. They are what makes a space beautiful. So forget those rubber door stops, a block of wood or your leg/foot to make that door stop, our Swirl Door Stop is just a better alternative.

Made of cast iron. Only $14.95 at the shop! You don’t have to use your foot or leg again to stop the door (believe me, it’s not good for you. I once strained one of my adductor muscles doing this—this is the Physical Therapist in me talking).
The giveaway at Lulu Letty:
Don’t forget Free Shipping on our eco-friendly candles with the Coupon Code LIGHT at checkout. SHOP NOW>>>
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French-Inspired!

Divine images don’t you think? I have some French Decorating Tips & Ideas up my sleeve. Oh, and check out the French chateau collection. There’s more to come….
{images via Simplyseductive.blogspot.com, Girlworlddecor.blogspot.com, Howstuffworks.com & Cecilehouse.com}
Don’t forget Free Shipping on our eco-friendly candles end Sept. 19th with the coupon code LIGHT at checkout! Shop now>>>
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