Posts Tagged ‘candles’

celebrations galore: gifts for dads & grads

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
with father’s day and graduations just around the corner, i figured it was time i started looking for unique gifts to give on those special days. i know that many of you were probably thinking the same thing. to make both of our lives a bit easier, i went ahead and did some research and carefully selected the perfect gifts for dads and grads. cheers!

~ irin

(1) henri’s tasting sampler, $160

whether dad or grad, i know they’ll love this handpicked henri’s reserve sampler kit that comes with 3 bottles of classy champagne from the premier boutique vineyards of france and easily delivered straight to the doorstep. for your loved ones who enjoy indulging themselves with the finer things in life, give them the gift that they’ll absolutely fall in love with. looks like you’ve got some competition for their affections. you’d be ok with that though, right?


(2) vosges haut-chocolat toucan guinness® truffles collection, $28

brand new from vosges and perfect for dads or grads is the toucan guinness® truffles collection, a twist on the classic vosges haut-chocolat truffle collections. these limited edition 9 piece toucan guinness® truffles are made with guinness® beer for astout + chocolate indulgence. presented in a purple box tied with a kelly green ribbon, these truffles are both festive and delicious! toucan guinness® truffle parfums include: guinness beer + 62% cacao dark chocolate + cocoa powder. perfect for those who want the best of both worlds!


(3) linnea’s lights vetiver candle

linnea’s lights first foray into the men’s candle arena with the incredible vetiver scent. earthy, rugged and altogether masculine with notes of vetiver, light musk andozone. linnea’s lights candles combine all natural soy wax, lead-free cotton candle wicks, pure essences and fine fragrances to create clean burning, perfectly scented and highly aromatic candles. these 9oz candles last approximately 60 hours. all of linnea’s lights natural soy candles are meticulously hand-poured in small batches and tested for quality assurance in their indiana studio. perfect for dads in need of some serious relaxation!


(4) stylish leather accessories from hester van eeghen, prices vary

great for grads and dads alike, amsterdam-based designer hester van eeghen has a striking line of men’s and women’s leather accessories from wallets to briefcases. for grads, what better way to welcome them into their next adventure and set them off into the work force in style with a thoughtful gift like these colorful leather business cards holders. dads will love the briefcases, computer cases and sleek wallets on offer as well. there’s something for everyone and every price point in the mix.


new terrain plus a conversation with linnea’s lights

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

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one of our very favorite retailers, terrain, has relaunched and revamped their lovely e-commerce site and, well, there goes our afternoon! with hurricane irene looming on this overcast, stormy day, all i can think about is stocking up on my favorite candles from linnea’s lights and warming up this office with their warm glow and cozy scents.

as a special treat, terrain even interviewed lynn and laura, the mother and daughter duo behind the candle company. read all about their inspirations, what it’s like to work as a team, their inspiring socially conscious approach and more, here. this is a must-read and a nice look at the pair you won’t find anywhere else!

shop the linnea’s lights collection at terrain now and get ready for this hurricane! after tossing some candles in my cart, i know i feel better about it already.

linnea’s lights in rue magazine

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

as always, we couldn’t wait to flip through rue magazine’s latest issue, and were ecstatic to see that the may/june issue had hit the web yesterday afternoon! by the time we reached page 21 we were already smitten and wondered if it could get any better. and then of course, it did!

linnea’s lights’ delicate sweetgrass candle was featured in good company in interior designer amanda nisbet’s creative roundup for her dream garden party.

image courtesy of rue magazine

pick up your own linnea’s lights sweetgrass candle here, and check out the full issue of rue, here.


april is austism awareness month

Friday, April 1st, 2011

april marks the start of autism awareness month, and we here at postmark want to tell you about an organization very close to our heart: kyle’s treehouse.

kyle’s treehouse is a non-profit online community where families dealing with autism can go for support, find treatment options, join discussions, and help other families as well.  founded by jennifer and jeffery westphal after their son kyle was diagnosed with autism in 1998, kyle’s treehouse is now one of the best resources around for families dealing with autism.  kyle, a budding fashion designer, designs one-of-a-kind handscreened t-shirts that can be purchased here , with all proceeds going to support kyle’s treehouse.

if you want to support this vibrant and much-needed community, donations are also greatly appreciated and can be donated via kyle’s treehouse website.

two postmark favorites are also doing some great things for autism awareness month. both linnea’s lights and hester van eeghen will be donating a portion of their profits to kyle’s treehouse this april.

linnea’s lights

linnea’s lights will be donating 10% of each sale to kyle’s treehouse throughout the month of april. each natural double-wicked soy candle is hand-poured, clean burning and packaged in recycled materials. visit orange and pear and order linnea’s lights’ new spring scents such as lavender, white coral and mimosa while helping a worthy cause at the same time!

hester van eeghen

you won’t feel guilty splurging on dutch designer hester van eeghan’s stunning leather handbags this april, as van eeghan is donating a portion of her sales to kyle’s treehouse. visit her u.s. site for her entire collection. here are two of our favorites:

the bon bon bag

inner circle bag