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Why Are High-End Candles Like Diptyque & Jo Malone So Popular?

You can snag some pretty darn good smelling candles in the air freshener aisle at Walmart, so why do certain candles that approach or far surpass the $100 mark have such a frenzied following?

Diptyque and Jo Malone are the two most famous names in luxury candledom, and it’s not just because they hit some passing fragrant fad. Rather, these producers of quality-scented, hand-poured wax have a great tradition of adding beautiful smelling elements to their worlds: Diptyque has graced its home Paris with style and scent since the early 60s, while Jo Malone hails from England and has been handcrafting unique and natural fragrance combinations since childhood. Continue reading “Why Are High-End Candles Like Diptyque & Jo Malone So Popular?” »

Eat, Drink & Be Classy: Vanderpump Housewares

Life isn’t all diamonds and Rosé… but it should be. At least, that’s how Lisa Vanderpump and I feel. Lisa’s resume isn’t limited to restauranteur and RHOBH unprecedented-slap recipient; she’s also a lovely interior decorator, as demonstrated by SUR, Pump and Villa Blanca.

I have a major girl-crush on Lisa, so when I found out she had a housewares line, I got giddier than Giggy in a new pair of bedazzled suspenders.

Lisa Vanderpump Housewares Review Bristol CandleI fell in love with the entire line, but a few distinct pieces really bewitched me: the Bristol candles (pictured right), with hammered aluminum, really had an elegant look.

I also really adored the Anastasia Tray (pictured below), which adds the perfect touch of bling to any setting: Continue reading “Eat, Drink & Be Classy: Vanderpump Housewares” »