Hello everyone!  I hope you’re having a lovely week so far.  As I ease back into blogging, I wanted to share a few of my favorite items that were included in the swag of the Love and Splendor Workshops.  I looove giving gifts and I treated the swag bags just like a present I’d present to a friend.  It was important to me that I carefully curated each item that my attendees would receive.  Quality was more important than quantity, so I chose items that I would gladly purchase for myself.  I knew one of the items I had to have was a candle.

the farewell gift boxes, all bundled up

I am a big candle person, and almost always have one (or more) burning in our home.  It is such a simple yet luxurious treat to have a lovely candle going on the counter at home!  For the workshop farewell gifts, I selected a new love of mine: Rosy Rings candles.

I first got hooked on Rosy Rings in the spring, when a colleague sent me a sweet gift of one (Thanks, April!).  It was the tomato vine scent and it was absolutely intoxicating.  At that time of year, we were just starting to harvest tomatoes from our own garden.  If you’ve never been around a tomato plant, you need to know that the plant itself gives off the most wonderful earthy fragrance.  It’s a bit sweet, it’s a bit grassy.  I was delighted to find that unique smell captured perfectly in a candle.  I think it’s a perfect scent to have year round in the home, but I particularly love burning it in the kitchen or living room.

Other Rosy Rings scents I’m crazy about include Earl Grey (just like the classic cup of tea — a bit floral with bergamot and citrus), Sea Salt (fresh and clean, like the ocean breeze) and Fireside (warm and cozy, with a touch of smoke, leather and woods).  I purchased an assortment of their small apothecary jar candles to include in my gift boxes.  The petite size (2 oz) is great for travel and still burns for a respectable 15 hours.  I’ve found Rosy Rings to burn really cleanly with their soy wax and the scents are pure (no strange “off” scents during or post-burn) and lasting.

I have lots of other Rosy Rings varieties I can’t wait to try!  Honey Tobacco and Blackberry Fig are on my radar, and I know Erik would love their Spicy Apple or Pumpkin Farmhouse (he’s all about the warm holiday scents!).  Their price point makes it really reasonable to test out a few.  You can find them online at their website or at various gift stores around the country!  I love that their candles are hand poured and made with love in Denver, Colorado.

GIVEAWAY TIME!!  //  If you enjoy candles as much as I do, I know you’ll be a fan of Rosy Rings.  I have an extra candle to share with a reader so if you’d like to enter to win one, just comment below and let me know which candle from their website sounds like something you’d love to have burning at home.  I’ll pick a winner from the comments on Friday, October 31 at 10 a.m. PST.  Best of luck!  🙂

Enjoy the rest of the day and see you again soon!

Comments (15)

  1. Miki Nguyen: October 28, 2014

    Thanks for sharing! Like you, I also love candles. I’d love to try the Tomato Vine or Earl Grey. Both sound absolutely scrumptious.

  2. angel // love & splendor: October 28, 2014

    two of my favs!! 🙂

  3. Heather Johnston: October 28, 2014

    Eeeee! How Fun! I just love burning candles in my home – especially the yummy holiday scents! Pumpkin Farmhouse sounds spectacular! Although looking at their website, they all do!! Anjou Pear, Forest, & Earl Grey, oh my! Thinking I might just need to place an order! 🙂

  4. angel // love & splendor: October 28, 2014

    So many good ones! I’m dying to try the anjou pear, too!

  5. Lynne Marchionni: October 28, 2014

    Hi, I’m liner_line on IG… So excited about this Giveaway

  6. lynne Marchionni: October 28, 2014

    Hi Angel,
    I’m liner_line47 on IG. So delighted about your giveaway! to say that I love candles, is an understatement.Everyday, I light 5-6 of them in my home; no matter the season. My husband claims they are as important as “Blood and Oxygen to you.” Next to the beach/ocean, they are a part of my life/energy. I find peace,comfort ,sensuality and joy in their soft glow and fragrance. Thanks for the opportunity.I love the tomato/vine candle;but I’m not fussy.

  7. angel // love & splendor: October 28, 2014

    I love that candles are such a big part of your daily pampering. 🙂

  8. Annie Mun: October 28, 2014

    Hi Angel! I LOVE earl grey tea, ice cream (have you tried it from bi-rite in the city?), cookies, etc. I got excited seeing the candle in earl grey! 🙂 thanks!

  9. angel // love & splendor: October 28, 2014

    yesss — i love earl grey everything too!

  10. Erika Chen: October 28, 2014

    Hi Angel!

    Love reading your blog…and thanks for this wonderful opportunity of winning a Rosy Rings candle. Every candle on the website looks beautiful, yet sounds wonderful to just burn…which may eventually lead to the smell of fruits, teas, flowers, places, things…I would love to have the Fireside candle burning…as it’s a perfect fit for this lovely autumn/fall season…then of course followed by the Earl Grey, as I love Earl Grey tea and Earl Grey of everything…macaroons, cookies, and sweets! Thanks! 🙂

  11. angel // love & splendor: October 28, 2014

    Great picks!! I love both of them. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  12. Audrey: October 30, 2014

    I’m obsessed with candles and am always looking for new ones to try. I’d love the Anjou Pear or Earl Grey! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway, Sweetie! xo

  13. angel // love & splendor: October 30, 2014

    I’m with you — can never have enough candles!

  14. Gicel Martell de Zardeneta: October 31, 2014

    I love Earl Grey Tea. Well, I love Earl Grey EVERYTHING but especially the oh so delicious Earl Grey pie from The Pie Hole! My good friend just recently got me into candles, and now im hooked! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  15. angel // love & splendor: October 31, 2014

    I still haven’t been to the pie hole!! Can’t wait to try; yum!!

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