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Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • You ask. We deliver!... more options in the Bulk Tealights & Tapers packs

    You may remember that a few months ago we did a survey.  The response was way better than we could ever have even dreamed - several hundred of you taking the time to share your thoughts.  The content is literally pure gold.  There are so many beautiful comments.  So many fantastic ideas.  So much constructive feedback.   We've spent literally hours poring over the feedback.  Some of the comments need a response (I'll do that in later blog posts).  Some of the ideas can't be done and others will take months or even years to execute.  And others we can do right now.  So we have!

    So, in response to your feedback/requests we're launching mini-bulk boxes for our 4-5hr and 8-9hr tealights and for our 12 hr (20cm) taper candles. So the options you have now are as follows:

    4-5hr Tealights

    • Box of 9 x 4-5hr beeswax tealight candles (metal cups)
    • Mini Bulk Box of 72 x 4-5hr beeswax tealight candles (metal cups) - 10% cheaper per candle than in box of 9
    • Bulk Box of 105 x 4-5hr beeswax tealight candles (metal cups) - 20% cheaper per candle than in box of 9
    • Bag of 25 x 4-5hr beeswax tealight candles (clear cups)
    • Mini Bulk Box of 69 x 4-5hr beeswax tealight candles (clear cups) - 10% cheaper per candle than in bag of 25
    • Bulk Box of 105 x 4-5hr beeswax tealight candles (clear cups) - 20% cheaper per candle than in bag of 25

    8-9hr Tealights

    • Box of 9 x 8-9hr beeswax tealight candles (metal cups)
    • Mini Bulk Box of 48 x 8-9hr beeswax tealight candles (metal cups) - 10% cheaper per candle than in box of 9
    • Bulk Box of 96 x 8-9hr beeswax tealight candles (metal cups) - 20% cheaper per candle than in box of 9
    • Bag of 25 x 8-9hr beeswax tealight candles (clear cups)
    • Mini Bulk Box of 42 x 8-9hr beeswax tealight candles (clear cups) - 10% cheaper per candle than in bag of 25
    • Bulk Box of 84 x 8-9hr beeswax tealight candles (clear cups) - 20% cheaper per candle than in bag of 25

    20cm Tapers 

    • Box of 5 x 20cm beeswax taper candles
    • Mini Bulk Box of 21 x 20cm beeswax taper candles - 10% cheaper per candle than in box of 5
    • Bulk Box of 40 x 20cm beeswax taper candles - 20% cheaper per candle than in box of 5

    pure beeswax tealight candles burn brighter than the northern lights

    Photograph from Katrina Gill.

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  • My recent visit to Dom Perignon

    You may have noticed I've been a little quiet of late... I was busy living one of my dreams!

    As someone who is passionate about taking the best of what nature has to offer and then perfecting the craft of utilising it, I have long been a fan of Dom Perignon.  In this day and age of mechanisation and the mass production of everything, I love it on that rare occasion where tradition (and the recognition that often hand made is simply better) prevails - and Dom Perignon is one of those rare examples... the grapes picked by hand.  The bottles riddled by hand.

    You may recall, because I blogged about it here, that a couple of years ago I did a light sculpture for Dom Perignon at Vue de Monde.  Researching for the sculpture I was fascinated by the long history of monks keeping bees with Dom Pierre Perignon a monk of the Benedictine order (DOM = Deus Optimus Maximus - the highest 'rank' of monk) and their history with making beeswax candles.  The sculpture itself is not a candle but utilises the translucent beauty of beeswax whilst celebrating the iconic Dom Perignon bottle.

    Anyway, finally this year I fulfilled my dream of visiting the abbey where Dom Perignon lived (and the caves where Dom Perignon is now made and matured).  As it turns out, Rocco (Wine Director at Vue de Monde) told them I was someone important and I was given the royal, VIP treatment.  A more worthy person would just take in their stride... I kept on pinching myself!

    Wanting to share it, I felt that the images alone were too static and didn't do it justice, so I put this little something together... escape to the Champagne region in France even if it is only for a couple of minutes.  Goodness knows I've relived it many times in the past few weeks.

    Cate xx

     

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