Unwinding in candlelight
Originally uploaded by lools.
I frequently find myself turning off the lights at home in the evenings and turning on the candles I have in every room. I immediately feel uplifted a few notches and transported far away from all the urban stress that Manhattan generates in me all day. I love the calming and soothing effect of candlelight and amazed at the tenderness it always evokes.
This is the season for giving and if your friends live in tiny apartments like mine, candles could be the perfect gift that they'd appreciate. Candles come in all shapes, sizes and special secnts these days so you'll have no shortage of options. I especially enjoy the aromatherapy scents that are wonderfully relaxing. I picked up a Eucalyptus-scented candle jar from Bath & Body Works that I just adore. The Body Shop has a cranberry scent that is pretty potent if you're in the mood to be overpowered. You should also check out Illuminations for a terrific variety of gifts that you can buy online.