Celebrating Love

The deep voice of Chavela Vargas in background, the latte in my hand after drinking my super morning healthy juice, which is part of my daily routine for almost 16 years now; this is how my Sundays morning starts. When I start taking photos, I don't take a shower because if I did, I feel I would wash away the creativity that has accumulated during the night.  

I usually do not celebrate Valentines Day but I took these pictures to celebrate the love of the past and the now and the love of the one I want to have near me. The love for the one that I never get bored or tired of; angry sometimes, but always with the desire to be closer, tease each other, talk to each other. The need to love more than love, to thank you for being next to me, to look at your eyes and to tell you how much I adore you my Buci.

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New Collection of Candles

tea cup

These days I have been taking photos with one of Greg's favorite cameras which he bought recently, the Sony A7RII and it’s really nice. Setting up the studio for the photo shoot, using the right props and getting the lights out is something that requires me to be in the right mood and energy level. I feel like when starting a new project (new shooting project in this case), the creative part of the brain initially needs some exercise to warm up. I have noticed this in my photos, I never really like the first photos at the beginning of each shoot. Gradually I see my photos get better and better as I take them and the use the camera. With that, recently I had some free time to take photos. I would love to share them with you because I think they are perfect for St. Valentines Day. 

Talking about St. Valentines Day we will be back @artistsandfleas in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the weekend of Feb 6-7. Don't forget to stop by and smell the love of our candles. 


Striving for a peaceful, healthy and happy New Year

Today I was thinking about 2015, the year that is about to leave us and I can easily say that it was a good one. I can't say that it was the most successful one but it was a decent one. Success it is not always measured with money, it is often measured with the goals that one wants to achieve. One of our goals was to go back to Spain to meet my brother and my friends and Greg also wanted to see Barcelona. It is a very unique city for its architecture thanks to one of the greatest architecture, Gaudi, and it may one day be the city where Greg and I will live. We had a great time with everyone in Barcelona.

During Christmas, I really miss my mom and I wish I had her here. I am looking forward to the day where I will show her the city, the places I visit here and enjoy the most, walking the High Line or finding ourselves sitting somewhere in Central park. Although I did not have my mom this year, my very close friends, one that lives in Canada and the other one that lives in Albania came to NYC. We reunited after almost 15 years and it was interesting to see that in some ways we haven't changed at all and yet we are so different in others ways. Seeing them was refreshing and re-energizing.

Although not all of our goals this year have been fulfilled yet, we are still grateful that we have a wonderful family and friends supporting us on whatever we decide to do. We are very thankful that we enjoy what we do and hopefully you will also appreciate our creative and unique candles.

Recently I was working on this candle which is one of my favorite pieces because the colors of the flowers are so vivid and it reminds me each time I see it that life should be vivid, full of colors and turn that negativity into something positive. 

On that note, stay tuned for our announcements in social media or in our blog for our upcoming events. The next one will be on the weekend of February 6-7th, 2016 @Artist and Fleas in Williamsburg.  More details to follow soon.

Here are some photos from yesterday, I hope you enjoy them. With that, I would like to wish you a healthy, peaceful and Happy New Year.

Lots of Love,

Eni and Greg


Artist and Flea Market show

Candles in the garden

Soooo, my big event is less than a week away and I am finishing the last candles tagging them and making sure that I am ready for it!

The event that is coming up is the Artist and Flea Market located at 70 North 7th Brooklyn, Williamsburg, NY. It’s on Saturday, September 12-13, 2015 starting at 10:00 am.  This is my first year participating in this market and I am so excited to be there. Many of the vendors will be there along with some more new ones this year. Please come down, it would be great to see you there.

Here are some of the candles I will carry at the show.

tea cup candle
tea cup candle
vita tea cup candle
tea cup candle
tea cup candle
egg  shaped trinket candle
mason jar candles
mason jar candles
mason jar candles
halloween candles


Brooklyn Bazaar

 Our booth at Brooklyn Bazaar

Our booth at Brooklyn Bazaar

Hey There,

Greg and I wanted to share with you our experience from the BK Bazaar, which I must say that it  was wonderful and of course exhausting. We would not have had been able to make it happen without the enormous help of our friend Toon who drove with us to Brooklyn with a car full of trunks, crates candles and other props. I felt I was driving to Morocco and instead of Brooklyn. 

For those that are not aware of the BK Bazaar, it is located in Greenpoint at 165 Banker St, and it is open Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm-1am. This is what the place looks like on the outside...

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BkBazaar
BK Bazaar

The first day I was so anxious as I did not know what to expect. I hoped that people would like my booth the way it was designed, as well as my candles. With full confidence I must say that our booth was one of the best decorated booths there, people would approach it and say out loud that they never ever had seen such a thing before. The coordinator of the BK bazaar came to us and congratulated us, confirming once again, how cool our booth was.

Here are some of the photos

 Me at the booth

Me at the booth

Many of our friends came to support us and I really thank them and appreciate the time they took to come and see us. A big thanks to all of them.

Toon printed our Ooh La La sign from his Uptown Fine Art printing studio. He did a stunning job.

People were impressed with our vintage teacup and trinkets. We used our vintage suitcases to display them and I also used some of the vintage gloves and hats of Aunt Agnes. We used lot of vintage props, old perfumes of Aunt Agnes, her gloves, a vintage makeup bag that Greg bought for me. This part of the booth truly represented the old and the vintage.

Vintage teacup candle
vintage teacup candle

On the other part of the table we had vintage mason jars or balls. They were placed at the crates our cousin Marie gave us, during our trip to Pennsylvania. Here we also used as a props some of Greg old cameras, a vintage lantern that we bought in Albania and some old spoons. Some of the mason jars I painted and some I left them as they were, with their original color. People loved them, loved the display and also the smell of the candles too.

 Unique vintage mason jars and crocks candles

Unique vintage mason jars and crocks candles

Vintage mason jar candles
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We also brought some painted mason jars. People were surprised when I was telling them that I paint them and distress them by hand, one by one so no two come out to be the same. I remember one young guy came to me and said: I am so gay for candles. His girlfriend was laughing next to him. He bought one of the mason jars. The mason jars were placed on the top of the vintage toolbox and old army suitcase we bought from Greg’s friend Adam who owned a vintage store in Rhode Island. On top of the toolbox we also placed our water pitcher and bowl that was filled with lavender we bought it in Pennsylvania.

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Hand Painted mason jars candles
Hand painted mason jar candles

The Polaroid Transfers from Expired Film Studios added to the whole theme. The Polaroids are hand transferred to all different types of cool paper. Everything from watercolor paper to rice paper. Most of the images were from Paris. Here are some of his photos.

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expired film studios

As you can see we used lots of props to decorate our booth, and the outcome was just great. People were coming in our booth taking lots of pictures and buying our candles.

Some of the vintage candles and trinkets are marked as sold out on my site. I sold them at the bazaar. Soon I will upload new ones, so stay in touch. Here is a sneak peak at two of them.