Happy Easter

Easter Candles

Spring is coming fast and the weather has been beautiful these past couple days, which reminded me to plant the bulbs I bought recently. I can’t wait for the iris, lilies, and freesias to start and come up and give some life to my dead garden. I hear the birds chirping and just being in the garden listening to the birds, and smelling the flowers is the only time when I feel fully get relaxed. 

These days many of us are getting ready to celebrate Easter. The festive atmosphere will reunite us in different ways, either making the eggs or going to church or eating that special meal that only your mom knows how to cook on this day. Greg and I are celebrating by making candles. The 100% essential oils that I am using for all of them are floral such as Lilac, Violet Lime so your place will smell wonderfully the same as outside. 

Here are some of the candles that will have the chance to buy on my website Oohlalapetite.com

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.


The most popular candle for this year

I wanted to share a few thoughts on our last couple of shows @artistfleas. They were a great success for our local and charming Ooh La La Petite Boutique. The beauty of the Artist and Fleas market in Williamsburg is that during the years it has become an attraction spot for many tourists looking for something unique, made in Brooklyn. Tourists from London, Barcelona, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Vienna, Munich, Bologna etc. stopped by our booth. It was so great to mingle with all the different cultures and speak many interesting languages, just a wonderful experience overall. However, I don’t to forget about my loyal American customers who came back to buy more of my candles. That was just so unbelievably great.

The 100% soy wax candles in teacups and mason jars were sold out by the last day of the show. Our customers were buying the teacups candles mainly for their dearest friends or family members and mason jars for themselves.

The number ONE candle was this Mason jar hand-painted in cooper and coated with green patina. I think this color can blend very well with any color or interior design.

The number TWO most favorite candles were the teacups. As there are very unique and one of the kind, they make a very special Christmas gift but also they can be great for housewarming, birthdays, St. Valentine Day and more.

The number THREE most popular was this Mason jar painted in bronze with a blue patina. It was more popular among male customers as the scents were more earthy and masculine.

Also the hand painted mason jar in green and red was very popular especially during these days where people are looking to buy something more Christmassy.

In the end I would say that we really enjoyed our time at the market and we are looking forward to go back the weekend before St. Valentines Day.

Happy Holidays everybody and wish you have a great time with your Family and Friends!

Lots of Love


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

Happy Easter

This year we decided to spend Easter in an amazing city, Barcelona. I find Barcelona to be a happy city all year around with great weather and food, the best combination for vacation. Each time I come here I am amazed of the architecture, which is all very unique to this place, ads to the whole experience. As I have mentioned previously on my blog, this is the first trip for Greg to Barcelona and he can’t stop capturing the best of this city with his vintage cameras. We love it and hope one day we will be able to stay longer so we can fully appreciate everything Barcelona has to offer.

Since Easter is all about celebration, and joy we thought it will be fun to paint  these  eggs with Annie Sloan Chalk paint. 

Enjoy this Easter Sunday and follow us for more stories from our trip to Spain. I will add more candles poured in vintage porcelain eggs on my site soon so stay tuned.