Wax & Wine

It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through the first month of 2019! The two of us are planning some website updates, events, and much more for this year. In the meantime, we want to share our experience from last month at Wax + Wine (a fun studio space where you can make candles and drink wine!), in honor of Lauren’s 27th birthday.

Think about one of your best friends. Now, what scent do you think describes them? A strange question, we know! This is something our party wrestled with at Wax + Wine, when asked what scent would best describe Lauren. We noted that Lauren is smart, sassy, and quick-witted, which you know to be true if you’ve ever met her. Ultimately, we failed at choosing a scent, but all agreed that lavender is a nice scent to keep us calm and grounded when needed most. After some hilarious introductions and ice-breakers, we went through the process of making our own candles with help from the amazing Wax + Wine staff.

All of us walked through the Scent Cellar, and wrote down specific fragrances that we enjoyed. We won’t reveal who liked the sensual fragrances the most, but the laughs and wine were certainly flowing! Check out some of the photos below to see our trip to the Scent Cellar, the process of choosing fragrances, and how we made our own unique candles.

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The tricky part of this process is at the very end, when you’re asked to combine your scents, with a ratio you create yourself. Then, you mix those scents with the hot wax for a short, timed period (thank goodness staff kept time for us!). If you successfully follow instructions, the end result is a beautiful candle, mixed with a lot of great memories.

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Since the party was in honor of Lauren’s birthday, I (Alexis) couldn’t finish this post without adding in some extra love and appreciation for Lauren, and our friendship. This friendship has been filled with so many hilarious stories, ups and downs, that I’ve definitely forgotten some. But at its core, is a strong bond, formed on a small college campus 6 years ago. I’m grateful for Lauren’s constant encouragement and support, and partnership in numerous endeavors. I look forward to many more laughs, drinks, and stories to tell. Here’s to 2019, our best year yet!!

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Our featured pairing for this month is Liberty Creek’s Sweet Red Wine, which everyone at the party couldn’t get enough of. Tasting notes below!

“Sweet Red is a blend of red wines that yield a fresh fruit forward taste. This brilliant wine captures the flavors and aromas of rich, ripe fruit. Typically characterized by sweet berry notes, it has a soft finish and refreshing mouth feel… Sweet Red is soft and sweet with layers of bright cherry and wild boysenberry flavors, and a silky smooth finish.”