Today is the perfect day to unveil our next giveaway that will infuse your home with oh so familiar scents. Ella B. Pure Soy Candles are hand-poured in small batches right here in Charlotte. Each candle bears a distinctively “Charlotte” name and boasts a delightful, unique fragrance and exceptionally long burn time.
Founder of Ella B., Smarty Mama Julie Tassy, started the Ella B. Candle line to show her children how to create a product line. She has always enjoyed business, and wanted to pass that on to her girls. From the finances to the merchandising to the marketing, this is a 100% family business, right here in Charlotte!
Soy candles provide a longer, cleaner burn than paraffin candles. And soy is an American-grown agricultural product, not an imported petroleum product. The fragrance “throw” is wonderful. In fact, you don’t even have to light it to enjoy the fragrance.
Julie decided to name each fragrance after a different neighborhood or area of Charlotte because she wanted something special for our city, and Lord knows, we Charlotteans are so proud of our hoods! I have SouthPark, my hood, and Dilworth, my favorite Ella B. candle – they are so yum!!
Current Ella B. Neighborhood candles include:
Ballantyne, Cotswold, Davidson, Dilworth, Eastover, Elizabeth, Foxcroft, Freedom, Lake Norman, Matthews, McAdenville, Myers Park, NoDa, Plaza Midwood, Providence, Queen City, SouthPark, The Mint, and Uptown
Ella B. has two limited edition fragrances:
Carolina Christmas and Queen City Holiday
Other candles that are equally yummy include:
Going Coastal, Happy Birthday, and Welcome Home
Over the years Julie has done event planning, owned a stationery business, and started a personalized gift business that she still runs today, Sercie.com. Ella B. is yet another hat that this talented mompreneur wears:-)
Where can I find Ella B. soy candles?
Ella B. Candles retail for $25. They can be purchased at Cotswold Marketplace, Bebe Gallini’s, Cottage Chic, Paper Skyscraper, Green with Envy, Sweet Grass, Traditions, chezElle, Front Door Fabrics, Creative by Nature Home, The Mole Hole, Revolution, Blis Uptown, Bucketts, The Buttercup, FABO, Amina Rubinacci, Spa at Ballantyne, and Cubbyhole.
Julie Tassy is the owner of Sercie – personalized presents, fabulous candles and unique gifts.
Online at www.sercie.com and at Cotswold Marketplace:
200 N. Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
How do I enter to win my Smarty Pick from Ella B.?
The lucky CSP winner will score (2) Ella B. Pure Soy Candles valued at $50. That way, you can keep one and give one as a gift! You can select your favorites at Cotswold Marketplace, 200 N Sharon Amity Road. This is the only location in Charlotte with the entire collection.
1) Click the facebook “like” button in the upper left corner of this post.
2) Leave a comment below with which neighborhood candle you want!
The fine print: We will unveil one giveaway each day this week. One entry per Smarty per daily giveaway, winner must reside in Greater Charlotte area. We’ll announce our winners on Thursday, November 1st, in the Smarty e-newsletter that goes out every Thursday. So make sure you are an e-subscriber!
The Smarty Fall Fashion Giveaway Week:
Day 1: Win a pair of Livie & Luca Shoes!
Day 2: Pick ANY piece from the Elizabeth McKay Fall Collection!
Day 3: TWO lucky Smarties will win a $500 Shopping Spree at Gretchen Scott Designs!
Day 4: You could win a $100 gift certificate at Southern Tide, perfect for your hubby!
Day 5: You get your Smarty Pick from fab designer, Jude Connally!
Day 6: Your Smarty Pick of Erin McDermott’s amazing jewelry!
Tune in tomorrow as we announce our Ella B Charlotte neighborhood candles giveaway!