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Blue Garden by NEST Fragrances

April is World Autism Awareness month. We are proud to highlight a company and products that support autism research and awareness. I have always loved the idea of supporting & celebrating goods that give back. NEST Fragrances is a lovely example of this idea, with the Blue Garden line, of which we carry the candle and diffuser. It was the first thing I added to our order when we initially brought the line into the shops. I have been so fortunate to get to know Laura Slatkin, the founder of NEST. The photo at the end of the post of the two of us at a swell party at her home in the city when I was buying at the New York show a few years ago. Below are a few words from Laura and a bit about her involvement with Autism Speaks.

“I have always said that everything I do to support the field of autism is done in honor of my son David who was diagnosed with autism 15 years ago at 17-months-old, and that has not changed,” said Laura Slatkin, Founder and Executive Chairman of NEST Fragrances and member of the Board of Directors of Autism Speaks. “We have made significant progress in the field of autism since 2001 but David remains severely impaired, and there is still much more to be accomplished. The NEST Fragrances Blue Garden Home Fragrance Collection benefits Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. What began in 2010 as one scented candle designed to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Autism Speaks and raise awareness and funds for autism research, Blue Garden has since blossomed into a complete collection of six home fragrance products. A portion of proceeds from the full collection goes directly to Autism Speaks.

In addition to Watson Kennedy, Blue Garden is sold at fine retailers around the globe. It is a gift that gives back in so many ways. We are honored to have it among our offerings. Goods doing good! 



NEST Fragrances Now at WK

20150929-064305.jpg A big shipment arrived the other day of NEST Fragrances from New York. So happy to have this beautiful lines of candles, diffusers, and bath products part of the Watson Kennedy family of goods. The scents are stellar, the packaging just sublime for instant gift giving. As we head into candle lighting/burning season (which makes me smile, as I think that is always) these will become a ‘buy one as a gift and buy one for yourself’ treat. NEST is known also for their exceptional Holiday candles. A big order of those will be showing up in October which I am so excited about. Candles create instant warmth to a room and a home. There is rarely a day goes by that we don’t have one or many lit. Here is a sampling of what arrived at the shops…








A Day at the Show

This is comical. I truly thought I had snapped more photos of goods yesterday at the show. Apparently not. Monday was a non-stop day of shopping/buying at the New York show, and as I have written before, I almost become trance like–super focused that taking photos completely goes out of my thought process. Just know there are TONS of goodies that will be arriving in the coming months at WK, and that was just day one. Two more to go! A few highlights. The Eddie Ross book coming out in September is just so creatively done and filled with tons of ideas. I will do a post on it once I have had time to fully take it all in. Eddie and his partner Jaithan came to my book party last year, are just the nicest fellows. They were in the midst of working on the book then, which we chatted about, so it is so cool to see it come to life. The dish towel so graphic and fun, these will look great in any kitchen or fab as an oversized napkin. Lastly, I attended a cocktail party at the beyond lovely home of Nest candle founder Laura Slatkin in the eve. Laura is a fan of Watson Kennedy, we follow each other on Instagram, and the last time she was in Seattle she came for a visit to the First Avenue shop. She is just such a kind, gracious person. She hosted quite a fete. Excited to soon be carrying her exquisite line of candles, coming this Autumn. I am off for another full day at the show! I promise, more photos tomorrow.