I connected with Ianthe from Objects with Purpose through a financial planner, Justin Krane, who I connected with through SMARTY. You really never know how you'll connect with another kindred spirit, and I love when stories come full circle.
I asked Ianthe if she wanted to do a special edition of her candles for The Flower Chef book launch, and she said yes! I love her candles because they're made with coconut oil and can even be used as a perfume. They're non-toxic and burn clean which I always look for.
First, I got to smell all of the scents available. The combinations were so unique. I liked Dahlia (sweet with rose) and Gifted (savory with tobacco). Then we combed through the manuscript to find the best-matching recipes for each scent. We settled on Roses and Pods for Dahlia and Midsummer Nights Dreamy for Gifted.
After creating new packaging, we did a photo shoot. The Flower Chef will be sold at specialty stores that sell Objects with Purpose making the book/candle combo perfect for any holiday or occasion.