Candles & Cocktails: The Recipes!

Setting the mood at home- it’s not just the light of a candle that plays a role in creating a romantic setting. The scent of a candle helps to engage humans on an in-depth emotional level. We are drawn to scents that make us feel a certain way, so if a candle has a particular scent, then it’s bound to help create a romantic association in the brain. Couples can definitely engage in aromatherapy together and with cocktails also in the mix they can embody the scents with drinks for a romantic heart opening night.

Today, in Part 2 of our getting personal with our favorite bartender Leah Pupkin from Oregon who curated a beautiful cocktail menu featuring our best selling scents.

B: What is it like dating another bartender- is there a line between collaboration vs competition?

LP: There will be times when one of us gets an opportunity and the other doesn’t. For example, Yancy just got a job. Of course, it’s natural for me to be a little jealous. I’m a competitive, goal-oriented person. But mostly, I’m happy for him because he deserves it. He works so hard and I’ve learned so much from him, so I love to see him succeed. The best thing about dating someone who does what you do is that they intrinsically “get” you. They understand you. They understand the passions and the struggles and the ups and downs of your career and lifestyle, because it’s theirs, too. I had never had that before. In the past, I dated guys who worked Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 type jobs. They’d be off on weekends and I would be working; it would take a toll on our social life. So it’s nice to be with someone who’s on the same wavelength as you.