We love a good candle. The glow of the flickering flame and waft of subtle aromas provides our urban living space with a much needed dose of coziness and takes us back to the familiar smells of our pasts. Most candles feature homey smells such as: cinnamon (think apple pie) or vanilla (mmm…sugar cookies) but if your feeling a bit nostalgic for your wild days you might want to pick up one of the unusual scents from candle maker Hotwicks. With scents like Stripper (heavily perfumed and full of glitter) or Urinal Cake (no, it doesn’t smell like urine the site says). Hotwicks’ mission is to “remind you of cool things”, to take you back to when you were living life on the edge. Most interesting is the Hippie Candle, which apparently smells like your college roommate’s favorite pastime.
Tracy Fay is the Editor in Chief of Modern Urban Living. One day, she’ll be a filthy rich, obnoxiously pretentious curator of modern wares. She’ll reside in her ultra glamorous European flat with her sweet, but no nonsense maid and her fabulously gay assistant. Until then, she manages and writes this blog from the eclectic neighborhood known as Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC.