Wine and candles go together like mother and child, a hand and glove, a horse and carriage; you can't have one without the other.
Candles and wine are used to recognize joyous celebrations, to create a beautiful ambiance, to calm us, to enhance our mood.
A perfect gift on Mother's Day is Olavie's new home fragrance line called La Vin. The six regular scents of the Signature Cellar are inspired by wine bouquet and classic wine country settings: Vineyard Garden, Cassis & French Oak, Tuscan Fig, White Grapefruit, Sparkling Violet and one seasonal scent, Fir Balsam. Each candle is hand poured soy wax blend with a lead free wick. There are matching reed room defussers, made with the highest quality alcohol-free oils. The classic glass encased candles are $34 and the perfectly paired scented reed diffusers are $45. They come in boxes making it easy to ship. The Le Vin sets make a perfect, long lasting gift, to enhance the life of a mother of any age. I liked all the scents, they were fresh and light; none were too sweet or overwhelming. Personally, I really enjoyed the White Grapefruit and the Sparkling Violet sets.
As most of my readers know, I have been doing a series of reviews of some of Virginia's 230 plus wineries, that have become fashionable destinations for the wealthy wanting the boutique experience. I started taking my Mother with me when I went to do my reviews. Vineyards are traditionally in picturesque settings . Because of age difference (even larger than most parent/child), her physical mobility, and very diverse areas of interest, it had been hard to find ways to spend time together. This project had an unexpected benefit of supplying quality mother and daughter time to create memories. I guess you could call it Wine Therapy. In secret homage to my own 86 year old mother, she appears somewhere in a photo, in every review. This wine country ambiance inspired candles/room scents by Olavie, and a bottle of my Mother's favorite wine (from a Virginia winery), will perfectly represent the adventures we shared together.....and the wonderful wine country scents will brighten her days.
Happy Mother's Day to ALL the Mothers!
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