Seeing the Light

Candles with calming winter scents like balsam and cloves transport the senses all season long.

Photo by Adam Ryan Morris.
Photo by Adam Ryan Morris. Styled by Lizzy Lovas.

1. Cornucopia, a comforting mix of vanilla and winter fruit, by Junk Drawer Candles, $10 at Sparrow Collective. 

2. Spearmint, absinthe and peppermint glitter candle by Rare Earth, $19.59 at Outpost Mequon.

3. Happy Birthday, scented with vanilla, by Meraki Crafts, $10 at The Waxwing.

4. Snow Storm, with a heavy dose of balsam, by Flora and Fauna MKE, $6 at 

5. Four Thieves, which includes a mix of cloves, cinnamon, rosemary lemon and eucalyptus, by Milwaukee Candle and Apothecary, $16 at Hometown Established. 

6. Dreambean’s Pacific Redwood by Bright Endeavors, $6 at Sparrow Collective.

7. Nag Champa, a mix of sandalwood and plumeria, by Milwaukee Home/ECE, $25 at Sparrow Collective.

8. Cozy Blanket, a blend of ginger and white tea, by Coyer Candle Co., $10 at The Waxwing. 

9. Peony by Eco Candles, $14.99 at Outpost Mequon. 

10. Sweater Weather, scented with cinnamon, cloves, cedarwood and nutmeg, by Big White Yeti, $20 at Hometown Established. jM

11. Glazed Pear Pancakes by Junk Drawer Candles, $10 at Sparrow Collective.

12. Cedar Balsam candle by Aglow, $16 at The Waxwing. 

‘Seeing the Light’ appears in the February, 2015, issue of Milwaukee MagazineClick here to subscribe.



Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.