The Founder of Colonial Candle - Women's History Month - Colonial Candle

The Founder of Colonial Candle - Women's History Month

Every year since 1987, the month of March has been designated to honor women and their various contributions around the world. Women's History Month is a full month to recognize and celebrate women of the past, present and future. In the spirit of this solidarity, we would like to honor the founder of Colonial Candle, Mabel Baker, the first woman to start a candle company.
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The corniest dad jokes for Father's Day

Dad Jokes: The Best One Liners for Father's Day

Ahhh, laughter - the world's greatest medicine! It puts grins on faces, relieves stress and some say it even cures cancer. It's so powerful just the thought of laughing makes you feel better. 

It's such an essential part of life, you really can't have enough. From the time we first learn to speak, laughter becomes a fundamental cornerstone of life and strengthens bonds between families and friends. It shapes your sense of humor and even your personality. 

The Travel Collection: A Guide to New York | Colonial Candle

The Travel Collection: A Guide to New York

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. NYC.

This vacation destination is known far and wide as the city of dreams and where the streets are paved with gold.

New York City is possibly the most well known city in the United States, and arguably, in the world. With well over 24,000 eating establishments, 100 museums, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Times Square... it takes a lot of time and effort to really see all of NYC. But luckily for you, we've rounded up a few suggestions to get you started. 

The Travel Collection: A Guide to Florida | Colonial Candle

The Travel Collection: A Guide to Florida

The State of Florida: quite possibly the most popular summer vacation destination in the United States. It's got just about everything you can imagine - and even some things you can't imagine. (We're looking at you Disney World.) 

As one of the most diverse states in the country, every city and every region has something different to offer. In the south, you get the multicultural mosaic of Miami, but in the north there are cities like Pensacola that resembles the slow paced feel of the Deep South. As the saying goes, "the farther north you go in Florida, the more South it gets."

But there is one thing all of Florida has in common - it's a prime vacation destination.  

The Travel Collection: A Guide to Chicago | Colonial Candle

The Travel Collection: A Guide to Chicago

Next on the list is The Windy City (Chicago, Illinois), the birthplace of the skyscraper, the Chicago blues and deep-dish pizza.
Boston slang and historical tourism

The Travel Collection: A Guide to Boston

We're starting this getaway guide with a vacation destination that's very close to our heart and very close to home: Boston, Mass. 

Boston, a city that's considered ancient by American standards, was one of the very first towns in America. It has the nation's oldest metro, oldest college, oldest restaurant, oldest park, oldest chocolate factory... this city is paradise for your average history buff. 

4 Scented Candles for Travel Lovers

The Travel Collection: 4 Vacation Inspired Scented Candles

Every year the month of May brings school to a close, ushers warmer weather into the air and produces a highly contagious and insatiable itch to travel. It's almost like there's something in the atmosphere that brings about a bad case of wanderlust.

With the end of winter hibernation, we've stretched our limbs and crawled out of our nooks wondering where to spend summer vaca. For the past few weeks, we've been seeing our #SocialLights on Facebook and Instagram debating on whether it was time to break out the bathing suits and head to the beach or get lost in the unexpected charms of an unexplored city. With all this talk of vacation and exploration, the Travel Collection was born. 

The Three D's of Spring Cleaning - Colonial Candle

The Three D's of Spring Cleaning

It's still February and there's already pollen on the ground here in Charleston. As the pollen and dust continue to accumulate on our porches and mantles, spring cleaning keeps creeping further up on everyone's to-do list.  

Cleaning and organizing your entire house can seem a little daunting after the cold winter months. Not to worry, we've got you covered. To make things a little easier, we've complied a three-step spring cleaning guide: The Three D's of Spring Cleaning.

History of the National Cherry Blossoms Festival - Colonial Candle

History of the National Cherry Blossoms Festival

It's been a crazy winter here in Charleston. We had an accumulation of snow in January - and we're talking about a historic snowfall for the Lowcountry. 

Zip ahead to present day where we might be see bathing suits this weekend. Again, this is atypical weather, but we are not complaining. With the latest warm snap, Mother Nature has graced us with early blossoms, including the most amazing bright fuchsia tulip magnolia and perfectly pink cherry blossoms - and just in time for President's Day!

Christmas Smells Around the World: What Fragrances Reminds You of Christmas?  | Colonial Candle

Christmas Smells Around the World

As Americans, we sometimes overlook the holiday traditions of other nations, even the ones we share. Christmas, for example, is celebrated by nearly 2 billion people around the world and, yet, everyone has different traditions. What different decor is used? What foods are different? What different smells trigger signs of the Christmas season?
What's That I Smell? - Colonial Candle

What's That I Smell?

Why is it that some people love a candle's fragrance and others recoil from the same smell? Here's a little insight: 
The Top Fragrances Trends of 2017 - Colonial Candle

The Top Fragrances Trends of 2017

Fragrance products that are used within the home, such as scented candles, don't go in and out of fashion as quickly as other types of fragrance products - i.e. perfume. However, there are many trends within this industry, just as there are in any industry - and it is important for a perfumist who is working with these types of product to have a good handle on what these general trends might be.