Wednesday, June 29, 2016

giveaway mondays...


Thank you for making our new venture, candle making, a fun one and for supporting it! 

Since Ed and I are doing it all ourselves, it's been a true small operation here in Los Angeles. Ed and I think of scents we want to create, then Ed (the master mixer of essential oils) takes on his new role of wax maestro when combining the perfect pairing of scent and liquid wax. I designed the label and do the photography.

We have learned A LOT and have experimented with all kinds of scents...not all winners. I'm not gonna lie, some were downright awful. There were days when the windows never got shut. Luckily, we are the only ones (and poor Baxter) who have had to experience the not so pleasant creations. 

On the flip side, we have fallen hard for the varieties that make onto our website. We have a very difficult time picking a favorite, but right now I'm all about Black Cherry and Ed's feeling Blood Orange. Maybe because it's Summer.

In the short amount of time since launching Baxter Manor we've managed to get some loyal repeat customers that have fallen in love with their new favorite scents, as much as we love making them. One regular sends them as birthday gifts every month! Makes me want to step up my "friend" game.

Your feedback has been incredible and for those of you who have purchased and posted reviews, thank you so much!

We wanted to find a way to Thank You all for being such awesome cheerleaders for Baxter Manor, so we are launching Giveaway Mondays! 

It's easy, cause we're not fans of too many hoops to jump through.

1) FOLLOW us on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or INSTAGRAM (if you feel like you can't get enough, follow all three. Believe me...I totally understand social media fatigue so following just just one is perfectly fine)

2) SHARE the Facebook, Twitter (ReTweet) OR Instagram (ReGram) GIVEAWAYmondays POST to enter! It looks just like the picture above. That's it.

On Monday we'll announce the winner. The lucky candle lover picks their favorite 4oz. candle from HERE and we make it and ship it out.

Have Fun & Good Luck!
-angelo & ed

Thursday, June 23, 2016

black cherry...


Beth wondered why it took so long for the Black Cherry candle to arrive.

She's right.

Cherries are one of my all time favorite Summer flavors. I love them in so many things so when we launched Baxter Manor, it was one of the first things I thought of. 

The challenge was creating a scent that was worthy of all that is glorious about cherries. Sweet, but not too sweet, a touch of vanilla and the overall sensation of Summer. Well, we finally found that perfect mix.

Beth, it's finally here and it's available in two new additional sizes. In tins! Black CherryPlease enjoy. I'll be over here trying not to eat it.   -angelo





Tuesday, June 21, 2016

cool off...


original photography for apartment 34 by Aubrie Pick // 
art direction by Apartment 34 // styling by Bianca Sotelo // recipe by Ashley Rose 


It was 102 yesterday around these parts. 

Too early for this kind of heat. 

But if this is a prelude to what Summer may have in store, I'm on board with this Grapefruit Margarita from Aprtment34.  -angelo

Grapefruit Margarita
2 oz. Tequila
2 oz. Grapefruit
1 oz. lime juice
1/2 oz. triple sec
1/2 oz. agave
Kosher salt for rim
lime wedge
garnish- grapefruit slice/lime slice
Add tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, triple sec and agave into a shaker with ice. Shake.
Take lime wedge and run around lip of glass. Place salt on plate and swirl the cup lip in the salt.
Add ice to glass. Strain cocktail shaker into glass. Garnish with grapefruit.
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