Saffron plays an important

roll in Spanish cuisine,

and it is also the most

expensive spice...

Saffron plays an important roll in Spanish cuisine, and it is also the most expensive spice. It is the spice of love and in the past it has been used as an aphrodisiac. Anybody feeling the love?

Did you know that Indonesia

has over 17,000 islands?

Did you know that Indonesia has over 17,000 islands?

You haven't truly celebrated

the holiday season until

you have enjoyed a

Czech Holiday Cookie...

You haven't truly celebrated the holiday season until you have enjoyed a Czech Holiday Cookie. These recipes have been past down through generations and entire families participate in making them. It is a time of gluing cookies together with jam and gluing families together with love.

1 in every 4 Haitians

consider themselves an artist.

Ronald Mevs is

internationally known and...

1 in every 4 Haitians consider themselves an artist. Ronald Mevs is internationally known and one of my favorites. He is using canvas and many different mediums to create his art.

The majestic Red Wood forest

in California has trees

that have stood the

test of time...

The majestic Red Wood forest in California has trees that have stood the test of time by several hundreds of years. This forest has the Rockefeller Tree—standing 362' tall and 13'.6" feet wide and it also has the last remaining drive thru—where you can literally drive your car thru the tree truck.

The history of Cacao

started in Mexico

during the Mayan period.

It used to be prepared...

The history of Cacao started in Mexico during the Mayan period. It used to be prepared as a drink and symbolized life. I definitely feel more alive after a piece of dark chocolate. :)

Grapes are celebrated every September in Mallorca, Spain in honor of the delicious wine they make...

Grapes are celebrated every September in Mallorca, Spain in honor of the delicious wine they make. If you have the chance to visit, you will experience the world’s only grape-throwing festival to celebrate the end of the harvest. This messy fiesta is full-bodied fun!

The rice fields in Indonesia are like a pattern on an intricate carpet. Behind all that beauty is very hard work.

The rice fields in Indonesia are like a pattern on an intricate carpet. Behind all that beauty is very hard work.

Jean Paul Sylvaince is an artist in Haiti who uses tobacco leaves to create beautiful textures on vases...

Jean Paul Sylvaince is an artist in Haiti who uses tobacco leaves to create beautiful textures on vases, trays giving them a raw and natural look and feel.

Trumpet–shaped American bluebells hold a delicate floral scent as vibrant as their indigo blue color....

Trumpet–shaped American bluebells hold a delicate floral scent as vibrant as their indigo blue color. Their meaning is gratitude.

Whimsical, brightly colored designs on these sugar skulls for Dios de Los Muertos in Mexico...

Whimsical, brightly colored designs on these sugar skulls for Dios de Los Muertos in Mexico are symbolic of a celebration of life for loved ones who have passed away.

The Charles Bridge in Prague, commissioned by King Charles IV in 1357...

The Charles Bridge in Prague, commissioned by King Charles IV in 1357, spans 16 arches and is lined with 30 baroque statues of religious figures. 

Throughout the streets of Seville, the markets of Barcelona, and the metropolis of Madrid we found passion and love...

Throughout the streets of Seville, the markets of Barcelona, and the metropolis of Madrid we found passion and love in every corner. Feel the passion with our luxury candle Spanish Saffron Heat.

Baby Alpaca fleece from the high altitude of the Andes in Peru is nicked named "The Fiber of the Gods"...

Baby Alpaca fleece from the high altitude of the Andes in Peru is nicked named "The Fiber of the Gods" as it was once reserved for Inca Royalty for its supreme softness and durability.

Czech is full of old castles and ruins, some only 15km from Prague’s city center...

Czech is full of old castles and ruins, some only 15km from Prague’s city center. You can experience the history and mysticism of Czech between the ancient walls of the beautiful, 600-year-old Okoř Castle ruins.

The floral scent of patchouli is known to uplift moods and help release tension...

The floral scent of patchouli is known to uplift moods and help release tension. It helps to ease sensitive nerves, bring hope after disappointment, and creates peacefulness overall.

The World Collection of luxury candles each carry special meanings...

The World Collection of luxury candles each carry special meanings. "Spanish Safron Heat = Passion =Vášeň" & "Czech Holiday Cookie = Family Togetherness = Jednotnost rodiny."

Central Park has more than 26,000 trees and nearly 9,000 benches enjoyed by over 25 million visitors annually...

Central Park has more than 26,000 trees and nearly 9,000 benches enjoyed by over 25 million visitors annually. We are so grateful to have such a beautiful park in the center of New York City.

We are humbled by the self-sufficiency of fishermen in Haiti...

We are humbled by the self-sufficiency of fishermen in Haiti who learn to build strong boats and nets by hand for their livelihood.

Bozena Nemcova lived from 1820-1862 and is known as the most famous Czech fairytale writer... 

Bozena Nemcova lived from 1820-1862 and is known as the most famous Czech fairytale writer. Today, her stories are still loved and passed down through generations. 

The cobblestone streets and architecture with an artistic flare in San Miguel de Allende...

The cobblestone streets and architecture with an artistic flare in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico are brought to life by local artisans and inviting shops selling unique crafts.

The Maluku Islands, an archipelago within Indonesia, have earned the nickname “Spice Islands” because...

The Maluku Islands, an archipelago within Indonesia, have earned the nickname “Spice Islands” because of their extensive production of nutmeg, mace, cloves, cinnamon and other fragrant spices.

Every October in Albuquerque, New Mexico is the international hot air balloon festival... 

Every October in Albuquerque, New Mexico is the international hot air balloon festival—one of the most photographed events in the world. This colorful event attracts nearly 1 million visitors each year, who all come together to enjoy the colorful sight of balloons dancing around the clouds during the day and lighting up the sky at night. 

Hotel Florita in Jacmel, Haiti stands a symbol of strength...

Hotel Florita in Jacmel, Haiti stands a symbol of strength as one of the only 19th century houses still in use after the earthquake that damaged nearly 70 percent of the city.  

Vaclav Havel was a former playwright who became the first president after the Velvet Revolution...

Vaclav Havel was a former playwright who became the first president after the Velvet Revolution. He was loved and respected by both Czechs and internationals for spreading his powerful peaceful messages, and in 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Natural vanilla from Mexico is known to be the source of some of the smoothest, richest beans in the world. 

Natural vanilla from Mexico is known to be the source of some of the smoothest, richest beans in the world. 

In Bali, Indonesia you will find some of the world’s most famous black sand beaches... 

In Bali, Indonesia you will find some of the world’s most famous black sand beaches. The fine grains of sand consist of tiny fragments of lava from volcanic activity. 

Did you know Spanish almond trees had such beautiful pink and white flowers?

Did you know Spanish almond trees had such beautiful pink and white flowers?

On August 15, 2013, we launched our World Collection of luxury candles at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.

On August 15, 2013, we launched our World Collection of luxury candles at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.

King Charles IV lived at the end of the 14th century, a “golden” time for Czech...

King Charles IV lived at the end of the 14th century, a “golden” time for Czech. He was known as a great king who built the first European university and supported art and literature, especially in Prague.

Did you know that the Cathedral of Seville in Spain, built over 500 years ago...

Did you know that the Cathedral of Seville in Spain, built over 500 years ago, is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world? We love how the beautiful details light up at night.

On September 9, 2013, the World Collection of luxury candles traveled out of New York...

On September 9, 2013, the World Collection of luxury candles traveled out of New York for the first time from New York Fashion Week to Prague Fashion Week.

Kemenuh Village is a famous wood-carving village in Indonesia...

Kemenuh Village is a famous wood-carving village in Indonesia. Here you can find hand-carved wooden treasures of your favorite animals or take home a detailed sculpture from one of the local artisans.

Trdelnik is a flaky dessert rolled in nuts and roasted over an open fire...

Trdelnik is a flaky dessert rolled in nuts and roasted over an open fire. It’s crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside, with a distinct smoky flavor.  Throughout the streets of Prague, you can see and smell this traditional desert being made.

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