Deliciously fragrant candles are one of my most favorite things. It’s a small luxury that doesn’t last forever but transforms the atmosphere and, with scent,  transports you to different places.

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.

Diane Ackerman

I often spoil myself with a candle that is carefully crafted, has gorgeous aesthetics, and that conjures a smell that tells me stories.

One of my favorite luxurious candle brands is a local company called Cape Island. They create candles inspired by notable neighborhoods in and around Cape Town.  These scentable neighborhood pockets essentially form part of the beautiful South African landscape. Their fragrance pieces are all locally sourced and every scent meticulously handcrafted.

Read more about their universe here.