By Alex

Choosing a Scented Candle (Without Smelling It)

Candles make perfect gifts. Whether the occasion calls for a thank you, hearty congratulations or – heaven forbid – an apology, they provide fragrance and beauty at a similar price point to a bouquet of flowers. However, they last much longer and, unlike lilies, they won’t drop pollen all over your fanciest tablecloth.   But […]

By Alex

10 Stunning Insta Interiors Accounts You’re Not Following Yet

Oh, I do love an interiors instagram account. I lose hours – literally hours – every week (*cough* day *cough*) scrolling through my favourite stylists, mags and hashtags – #styleitdark, anyone? #nestandthrive? Oh, and #howyouhome consistently throws up some real beauties. Anyway, I digress – suffice to say, I think Instagram seems to be the […]

By Alex

The Power of Scent

“For people could close their eyes to greatness, to horrors, to beauty, and their ears to melodies or deceiving words. But they couldn’t escape scent. For scent was a brother of breath. Together with breath it entered human beings, who couldn’t defend themselves against it, not if they wanted to live. And scent entered into […]

By Alex

The Best of Independent Yorkshire Retailers

It’s no secret that here at The Little Yorkshire Candle Company we think that Yorkshire is the best place on earth to live and work – the history, the plain speaking, the puddings, it all makes our hearts sing! – and independent retailers are right at the very top of our list of what makes […]

By Alex

My Personal Yorkshire Collective

Legend has it that Sir Gary Verity, sheep farmer, businessman and chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, came up with the idea of bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire at the bathroom mirror one morning while he was shaving.   It was just what the region needed, he reckoned. You see, Verity had detected […]