Fall Candle Scents

I love summer, but living in NYC with rare (no) escape from the heat, I love the fall more here on the East Coast. All of a sudden I become a cook for the first time all year (sorry babe), and our apartment smells like pumpkins, apples, and all things fall scented (side note: Dylan (by force) carved his first pumpkin two years ago. Whaaaat! I know. Mind blown. I swear he loved it…) With the weather getting chillier and layering season around the corner, here are some of my favorite fall scented candles to warm up your place! xx


1. Yankee Candle- Silver Birch

Not my faaavorite packaging, but yankee candle has great seasonal scents AND my sister loves their candles. I think she only reads my blog to see candle updates… Thanks, sis… ;-)

Smells like: “the slight crispness of an early fall breeze mingles with the spicy dryness of just-turning leaves.”

2. Voluspa- Moso Bamboo

Smells like: “notes of moso bamboo, black musc, and japanese cypress”

3. Cire Trudon- Empire

Smells like: “Pine, sage and hay with accents of wild juniper and bush. The warmth of thyme, marjoram and rosemary”

4. P.F. Candle Co- Spiced Pumpkin

Smells like: “rich with ripe pumpkin (fresh from the farmer’s market), creamy butter and brown sugar, with a healthy dose of toasted spices: cinnamon and nutmeg”

5. Woodwick- Fireside

Bonus: crackles like a real fire. Cozyyy.

Smells like: “natural scents of amber, vetiver and musk to perfectly capture the essence of a cozy evening by a warm fire”

6. Aquisse- Black Sandalwood

Smells like: “a woodsy mix of crushed clove, wild lavender and creamy sandalwood.”


Get The Look : Bohemian Chic Bedroom


I was creating this “bohemian chic” bedroom mood board for someone + thought I’d share it so you can get the look for your own bedrooms too.

I  love everything about this room. Hanging Moroccan wedding blankets on the walls, the detailed canopy bed. And let’s just take a moment of silence for that vintage Turkish Kilim rug..! Hello, Dreamtown. Happy shopping! xx












Rug Roundup


Rug Roundup

  1. Sunland Home Decor Cowhides:  THE place to online shop for cowhides. If you don’t live in an area where these are common, this place is your new best friend. Bonus: free shipping + returns. I need not say more. Yay Sunland.

  2. Turkish Kilim Rug: I’m in looove! with this kilim rug. The colors that’ve been chosen together, combined with a creamy off white background, with beautiful handwoven patterns are everything.

  3. Chevron Handspun Jute Rug: Love the pattern on this jute rug. Most are handspun straight across, but this pattern adds a little somethin’. Tip: add a turkish kilim rug on top for some color.

  4. Moroccan Wool Rug: Okay whatever. It’s from PB Teens. It looks exactly the same as every single other one of these rugs, for half the price.

  5. Hot Pink Rug: if you haven’t caught on, I have a deep love for the color pink. This rug is one of my favs.

  6. Black + White Striped Rug: shocking news- i love this rug too! Anything black and white. I love. Oui oui.


Summer Candle Scents


Welcome to my first blog evaaa! On this special occasion, I thought it only right to dedicate my first blog to my love of candles.

It’s a love I’ve spent way more money than I’d like to admit on. A love that gave me many, many monetary fines in my college dorm days. And a love that almost burned down an entire building I lived in (shout-out to my landlord Bibi what upppp)

A lot of people ask how I make our apartment in Brooklyn feel “homey” when they come over. My answers are always 1. Lighting (you need to invest in wall outlet dimmers, like… yesterday) and 2. Candles. They give off a soft glow, but without the hassle and heat of a fire in the fireplace. They also make rooms in our apartment smell like anything my heart desires. I go for seasonal scents instead of, say, cupcakes? Maybe that’s your thing. You do you. They make me feel relaxed, bring a sense of leisure, and help me unwind at the end of the day. There’s never a night that I’m not burning a candle if I’m at home.

Here are my top 6 candle scents for summer. Not only do they smell amazing, but they also look amazing. I love good packaging, and these candles have it all. Happy shopping xx

  1. Voluspa: Amaranth + Jasmine – the name pretty much explains what it smells like: Heaven.

  2. Jonathan Adler: Champagne Pop – “Pink grapefruit, sparkling champagne, raspberry, French cassis, violet leaves, rose petals, crushed sage, crisp mint and grape leaf.”

  3. Diptyque Paris: Mimosa – “Mimosa flowers brimming with the scent of hay and honey, dotting hills with the sea in the distance.”

  4. Malin + Goetz: Otto – “Top notes of grapefruit and cardamom; middle notes of geranium and rose; base notes of oakmoss and vetiver.”

  5. Jo Malone: Peony + Blush Suede – “Flirtatious with the juicy bite of red apple and the opulence of jasmine, rose and gillyflower.  Mingling with the sensuality of soft, blush suede.”

  6. Henri Bendel: Coconut Flower – “Juicy mango and fresh papaya mingle and meld with creamy coconut.”