Low Country Luxe Teams Up with Renowned Southern Designers to Create a Limited Edition Holiday Candle Dedicated to Restoring the Historic City of New Orleans
Savannah, Georgia Natalie Evans, founder of the successful private label soy candle distributor Low Country Luxe, has teamed up with two of the South’s finest designers – Alexa Pulitzer and Hal Williamson – to create a new limited edition holiday candle dedicated to restoring the beautiful city of New Orleans, inspired by its wrought iron balconies and seductive aroma-filled courtyards. In continuing the Low Country Luxe commitment to give back to the communities that inspire its products, the purchase of this candle will support revitalization efforts by the Preservation Resource Center and Music for Tomorrow. “We are thrilled to bring awareness to these charities whose efforts are needed to nurture the diverse artistic spirit that is the treasured heartbeat of this grand historic Southern city,” says Evans.
Based in Savannah Georgia, Low Country Luxe’s American-made retail line of scented candles are named after the Lowcountry havens of Savannah and Charleston as well as signature coastal botanicals like Sea Grass, Spanish Moss and High Cotton. This special 2008 holiday candle, available from October 1 through the season, marks the first time Low Country Luxe has named a retail product after a city beyond its home base in coastal Georgia and South Carolina.
Internationally recognized for her distinctive collection of fine papers, New Orleans native Alexa Pulitzer was thrilled to design the packaging and was inspired by an architectural feature of her beloved home, “Using pewter, black and ivory as a palette, I wanted to capture the sunlight effects on a wrought iron balcony in the morning, which is my favorite time to walk through the French Quarter.” Hal Williamsonwww.williamsondesigns.net – a celebrated designer in the city for over 25 years – had the idea to capture its Southern mystique with a scent that would conjure up memories of the Crescent City, “There is nothing like taking a stroll through the beautiful Garden District or Vieux Carre and catching a hint of the sweet tea olive tree from the beautiful shady gardens or courtyards. More than chicory coffee roasting or gumbo bubbling away on the stove, this plant has the quintessential aroma of New Orleans.” The result of their collaboration is a 13-ounce soy candle housed in an elegant etched glass container scented with sweet tea olive tree, oak moss, soft musk, kumquat, tangerine, and mandarin, wrapped in recycled paper.
Featured in Coastal Living and InStyle magazines, Natalie Evans – an accomplished photo stylist, entrepreneur, and product development expert whose clients have included a number of Fortune 500 companies – brought the vision and talent together to create the candle to contribute a portion of its proceeds to these important charities.
Brent Reidy, Executive Director of Music for Tomorrow shared, “Music for Tomorrow is honored to be named as a recipient of Low Country Luxe’s charitable efforts to aid the musical heritage and musicians of New Orleans, which still faces serious threats and challenges in the future.” The Director of the Preservation Resource Center, Beverly Lamb said, “We are excited to have been chosen by Low Country Luxe so that the Preservation Resource Center can continue its mission to preserve, restore, and revitalize the historic architecture and diverse neighborhoods of New Orleans.”
Known for their clean light scents, Low Country Luxe uses the highest quality of soy wax and the finest fragrances found. The candles are made in the USA, are environmentally friendly and feature specially designed wicks (tested extensively to meet the highest industry standards) for a clean, maximized burn time of 100 hours. Candles can be found on-line at www.lowcountryluxe.com, at fine boutiques throughout the U.S. and Canada, and at Williamson Design on Magazine Street in New Orleans.
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