Paddywax’s “La Playa” Candles Turn into Margarita Glasses
During a literal pandemic, I kept lighting candles to make me feel more relaxed – and occasionally relax with a cocktail at night. Sue me! But if you’ve been in the same boat for the past few months, you’ll appreciate Paddywax’s “La Playa” collection because it combines candles and Alcohol (well, somehow). There are five different scents to choose from, each in its own beautiful hand-blown jar that turns into a margarita glass when the candle is finished. It is simply GENIUS. (Although of course, you have to prepare the drink yourself.)
Each candle costs $ 27, but you also get a chic cup from it, so it’s kind of a deal, tbh. They also have different colors around the edges that indicate the scents (e.g., the green has notes of gardenia, pear, and apple blossom), but they’re also useful to keep track of everyone’s drink when you use them for a summer gathering – please note the correct security protocols! And because the candles are handmade, they all have unique shapes and bubbles.
Paddywax is also known for its other multi-purpose candles. The “Form” and “Parks” collections can be reused as planters for succulents and other greenery. The “Relish” collection consists of mason jars that you can later use to organize the kitchen. The “Wabi-Sabi” collection can be used as rice bowls and the vessels of the latest “Kin” collection are dishwasher and microwave safe for tea or sake.
Do you need a reminder about how to clean and reuse a candle glass? When the wax is almost exhausted, you can put the jar in the freezer for a few hours to harden and it should pop out of the container, or you can put the candle in hot water to loosen the wax and scrape out the remains with butter Knife. With this in mind, we wish you a nice Friday and hope that you (surely!) Enjoy your margins this summer.