We LOVE exposed brick. 😍
Making major progress on this home this week! And the good news is...we’ve got more coming!! Our Farmhouse community, Vaughn Estates, will be starting in a couple of weeks! Check out our story for more info.
This year I’m going to branch out into custom fragrances as well as delve into wedding territory – starting with my sister’s in April. (I’m also making her cake – another passion of mine!) We’ve come up with a gorgeous scent and I’ll be posting about that process and the brief she gave me soon.
If you have any questions for me please feel free to ask away!
Needing a creative outlet while I was at home with my little ones, my husband encouraged me to study candle-making - after which Solasta Candle Co. came to life. It’s Gaelic and means luminous and shining bright.
My first range is called Botanica and is a nod to our natural world. The follow-up range is called Gourmetica and is inspired by my favourite tastes and flavours. I’m constantly coming up with new ideas and creations - a process I call mad-professoring! Some are great, some aren’t but I love the process.
I’m very fussy about the scents I like. I only make candles I love and would want to burn in my own home. My candles are hand-poured, hand-labelled - I even make my own wicks. They are pure soy wax - I have my hands in it so much after all.
I’m also so lucky to have so many special people around me to make this happen. Most of which are awesome women. Mr Solasta is pretty awesome too I have to admit. He’s my biggest champion.
| PART ONE | Hi there! I thought it was time we met. My name is Regan and I am a candle addict.
I want to share with you why Solasta is so important to me – and my fragrance journey up until now. I’ll be doing a series of posts today to do just that.
I’ve loved candles for such a long time - their fragrance and their ability to raise the energy in a room. I’ve also always been fascinated by fragrance – since I was a kid actually – always knowing people and places by their scents (some might say freakishly so!) One of my first scent memories is still so close to me now. I remember as a little girl being immersed in Earl Grey Tea and Turkish Delight at my Nana’s place. Smelling those aromas now transports me back there immediately. To this day, I make myself a cup of Earl Grey (and maybe have a little morsel of Turkish delight) when I want to escape the everyday and enjoy a few moments of reverie. That is the power of fragrance. (Both of those flavours feature in my Gourmetica range too!) To mark a milestone birthday, my husband enrolled me in a perfume-making course at the Grasse Institute of Perfumery, in the South of France. We embarked on an adventure that would turn my hobby into a passion. It was INTENSE. I was halfway through my second pregnancy and we had our one-year old daughter in tow but we did it. And it really inspired me to share my love of scent...
Who else is missing summer days consisting of linen & flowers? We are so excited to be coming out with our own line of Linen Tunics....stay tuned for them coming your way this spring! In the meantime...some inspiration from @mettamelbourne. 💛☀️✨
What is on your bucket list this year? @kimallansilk is still being featured on @solotraveler as one of their top recommended products to bring on a solo adventure. Light weight, versatile, and quick washing make all pieces perfect for your travels. Click the link in our bio to learn more, and receive 5% off your next order with the code on their site! Happy travels in 2018! ☀️
Celyn den in the morning mist. What are you doing with your Sunday? We are getting ready for an invasion of 11 year old potheads (apparently this is what Harry Potter fans call themselves). @onecatfarmer and I have to make 14 broomsticks and set up a quidditch pitch complete with hoops hanging from the sky. The pig shed needs to be transformed into the great hall and Moaning Myrtle needs to be haunting the bathrooms. Oh and a feast needs to be prepared. Im only a little bit scared! #mistymorning#gonnabeagoodday
We love ourselves a good woman empowering episode of @supergirlcw. Did you know that on set, all of the actors & actresses wear @kimallansilk under their costumes for extra comfort and warmth? No bulk, silky smooth, warm layers you won’t find anywhere else. Shop our collection through the link in our bio! 🙌🏻 #cwproductions#costume#supergirlcw