Southern Charm fan? I tried to fight it, I really did, but I just can’t help
but be addicted to this show, call me #basic, I admit it. Does anyone else get
the theme song stuck in their head all the time too (“He’s got money, he’s in magazines…”)?
watched last week’s episode you saw Cameran and Landon in their aprons making
candles in the most beautiful little spot called Candlefish. While I was in
Charleston for the Southern C Summit (day one, two, three + Zero George), I
ventured there with a group of bloggers and small business owners for a candlemaking class. It was fantastic and I’m excited to share it with you today!
class at Candlefish, Allie and I had a great time wandering the streets of
downtown Charleston, grabbing a drink on the rooftop at The Restoration and
some great shopping (more on this later!).
time before things got started, so I took the opportunity to use the 15% off you get from
taking a class to do some shopping. My favorites were the Charleston Rice Beads
from Candyshop Vintage, the quirky cards and of course the dozens of candles.
story behind how a business came to life is one of my favorite things and
Candlefish’s roots are pretty cool. The owners of Candlefish got their start
with Rewined Candles which I’m sure you’ve seen, they’re poured in old wine
bottles. One of the owners worked at Triangle in Charleston – which I frequented a lot
when I lived there because of the bottomless mimosas ;). They saw all the bottles going to waste and knew they had to find a use for them. First they
tried cups and the glass was just too sharp, then they landed on using them for
candles which they then infused with wine-inspired scents. Pretty neat right?
Candlefish where they not only have the shop you see above, but also a little
workshop in the back for classes. It was fun to come together to be a “chandler” (candle maker) for a day. Even
better, while we decided on our scents, a really cool process in and of itself,
we noshed on Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit (my fav!) and sipped rosé.
smell test, I landed on #28 which is made of three notes: Ginger, Lemongrass and Coconut Milk. Jordan (who you may have seen on that episode of Southern Charm) did a great
job of leading us through everything!
wax, melted it, added in our scent and then made our labels while we waited for
it to set. It was really neat to see what each person chose and how different
scents could make the candles turn out.
itching for a trip back to this beautiful shop and couldn’t help but think of
all the ways this class could be fun if we had one near us… bridal showers,
bachelorette parties, Mother’s day, birthdays, it would be endless! Click here
to schedule a class if you’re in or going to be in Charleston!
your favorite candles and candle scents? Has anyone else ever been to