Meet Our Makers: Park & Madison
We are so excited to officially introduce you to our favorite chandlers, Jenna & Nolan of Park & Madison. They have been our vendors since day ONE, and bring us new scents on the regular. Mimi's favorite scents are Grass and Teakwood, and Liz loves Lavender Rosemary & Grass. In addition to candles, they are always adding new products like pillow mist, yoga mat spray, and even essential oil blends!
Tell us a Charleston restaurant you're loving right now!
We’ve been on a taco and margarita bender at one of our local spots near our apartment called “3 matadors.” It’s right up the road and there’s never a bad moment for last minute tacos and tequila. The place has been around for a while but it’s a gem.
Who is another local maker you admire?
‘Tidal Jewelry by Annie.’ She’s our neighbor at a few of the farmers markets we regularly participate in; some mornings we think we’d never get through without her! She works so hard, makes a beautiful product, and has been so much fun to get to know and become friends with over the last year.
What is your favorite product right now and what was the inspiration behind it?
We’re loving our Park & Madison essential oil blends we’ve been putting out lately, but we’re REALLY looking forward to our next release: botanical themed candles in custom Park & Madison terracotta pots. The pots come from Palmer Planter Company out of Philadelphia (another kick-butt artist couple we admire). We’re originally from Pennsylvania, so it’s cool to incorporate that into our own business down here in Charleston. The packaging for the candles will be plantable, so you can literally grow something in the terracotta after the candle burns. Tt goes along with our belief in sustainability, recycling, and supporting nature and the environment.
What's your favorite song to jam out to while you're making candles?
We always have reggae playing at the workshop when we’re blending and pouring. Candle making is a patience game; reggae always sets the perfect vibe for what we do!
Can you share a tip with us to help maximize candle burn time?
ALWAYS trim your wick. It’s as simple as flicking off the “mushroom” shape that the wick can curl into when you blow it out. You’ll prevent the wick from folding in on itself. Also when you first burn any candle, always allow the top to liquid entirely before blowing it out. This prevents tunneling and wasted wax.
Thanks for the awesome tips, Jenna & Nolan. Stop in soon so you can smell their awesome creations for yourself!
images c/o Kim Graham Photography