We've always been the artsy/crafty type. I (Haley) grew up in a crafty house with a mom who collected E V E R Y T H I N G creative-related and organized every piece in perfect color order. The side hustle started at an early age when my mom would have holiday boutiques at our house to sell jewelry and I'd have a table set up in the corner of the living room selling bracelets, keychains or really anything someone would actually buy. Fast-forward 25 years and here I am. Eric was always creative and certainly ingenious. He's always had an eye for detail and the ability to see something and gain great inspiration and then create breathtaking art from this inspiration. His college years were spent learning every medium of art and design you could think of but his love for graphic design and screen printing were always apparent. Fast-forward 18 years and here he is.
We planned our wedding in the pre-Pinterest days, so the craftiness continued. Then, the babies came. We decorated Olive's (9 years old!) room and that was our first real attempt at decorating and ultimately being SO proud of the finished product. We've got that knack for really making our collective vision come to fruition (and we think that's been pretty important for our business thus far). Once the babies come, then the birthday parties come. OH, the birthday parties. More is obviously more and then some. We should have learned after Olive's first birthday party when we spent our entire lives for 2 weeks making a GIANT piñata. For a ONE YEAR OLD. WHY?!!!
Anyway, the 2nd birthday is when the magic happened. Of course, we went over-the-top again (because duh- we only had one baby at that time) but this is when the candle-making began. We took a shot in the dark and decided to do some YouTube research on candle-making. We bought 4 oz canning jars from Walmart and ordered tropical fragrance oils to make party favors for her "Under the Sea" themed 2nd birthday party. Everyone LOVED them. And there you have it. We had an epiphany. We've been makers and crafters from the get-go. We've made art. I've made jewelry. Eric's made shirts and bags and graphics and yada yada. But, we finally found something that both men and women like. Everyone likes a candle. Everyone loves a fun brand. Fast-forward almost 8 years, 2 business names later and here were are.
I guess that's not all, though. We did have another baby. Our feisty little señorita, Pearl is 6 and about as much work as 3 extra kids. We have a lot of fun together. You may catch all four of us at events around the area or not (if we're lucky and have a sitter or mother-in-law to provide the welcomed and needed break). We love Disneyland and have been annual pass holders since before the babies came but kids make it even sweeter. We love treats and I've unfortunately passed that down to my kids who think that every dinner should end with a treat or a trip to the Orange Circle so that mom and dad can get coffee and they get gelato. Where do these kids get off?!
Eric and I have our best time when we're trying out new coffee shops and kicking ass at the hustling game. We love a good adventure and really wanted to align the brand with exactly that. Our focus is memories, travel and all things CA, including the special cities, towns and communities up and down this golden state. We're so proud of our little business that we've worked so tirelessly on and we must send major props to all of you amazing people who continue to encourage us and buy our candles. We aren't done here, so stick with us for more adventure and never-ending fun.❤️
What do my customers think? Check it out! ⬇️
Smells great and burns well! You just can’t beat these candles! Thanks Haley!! - Darlene T.
The Orange candle is the best candle I’ve ever found to capture the unique scent of Orange blossom. I bought a small one at a boutique on a visit to CA and then had to find the online store to stock up with more. Burns clean and transports me to the south of Spain! - Vanessa G.
Love this coffee scent!Los Angeles
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this candle and was pleasantly surprised!!! - Kristine
Perfect!PRIDE 2022- Love is Love
We bought all three of the Pride candles this year and don’t have a favorite, all three smell amazing! - Kimberly O.
Great!4oz Candle Trio
Love the option to have smaller samples! - Alison B.
Best candles ever!Carmel by the sea
I came across these candles thanks to my brother-and have been using them for years! Every single scent smells divine, they burn wonderfully, the shop has a great recycling program and not to mention the fact that Haley is the sweetest! Other candles often gave me headaches-these do not. I have one in every single room of our home, plus a few customs too that I adore! They are my go to gifts and almost every person I have gifted them to, has gone on to be a customer too. My all-time favorite is Carmel-by-the-Sea! - Dina
This was a great gift for my mother-in-law! She loves lemongrass and she’ll love filling the house with the fresh smell. - Lauren N.
Party in a box!4oz Candle Trio
We ordered a number of different items and opened up the box to find even more things we didn’t order, including candy. 😂 It was seriously like opening a party in a box- so fun!! - Joann H.
I’m officially hooked on Nesw candles…cute packaging, great smell, and a perfect housewarming gift. :) - Kayla
This is one of my favorites so far. I love anything with a coconut scent and mixed with the lime makes it even better! - Kelly
These candles are rad!Catalina Island
Thank you for the wonderful candle! Your candles are some of my favorites and your service is impeccable. - Melinda
When I bought this, my partner smelled it, grabbed it and lit it in his right away! New fav 😊 - Heather