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          Garden State Candles

          About Garden State Candles

          Meet Maya & Louee, the founder & face of Garden State Candles. We founded GSC in 2017, way back when we were developing and making our candles out of our sunny Berlin apartment. My living room housed all of the inventory and the packing & shipping station was infringing on the kitchen. It was humble beginnings and we’re so proud of them! Louee is our adopted pup from the Montreal, SPCA and the face of the brand. As part of our mission, we donate a portion of the profits to rescue shelters with every candle purchase. Bringing light into more than just your homes. As our business grew, I packed it up and moved into a proper studio. Just a year after relocating, we found ourselves with the opportunity to open our first brick & mortar location in Neukoll, Berlin – a place we loved and had been visiting for many years. We jumped at the chance and opened our doors in spring 2018. After two years, we spread our wings and moved north of the city, to open a bigger & brighter space. Meet Schmilblick, our French Café & Concept Shop - you'll find everything from our signature candles, poetic dried flower bouquets, to terrariums and locally made home decor. Our brick & mortar shop offers the works of many local partners such as jewelers, perfumers, ceramists, screen-printers, illustrators and many more. We get to meet our customers, see smiling faces, support our local creative community and offer creative workshops on a daily basis. We feel pretty lucky. Our shop and Maya’s eye for detail have garnered attention from industry trendsetters like GQ Germany, Ceecee Berlin, Le Bon Marché, Neiman Marcus Group and Galleries Lafayette just to name a few. Bonus: One of the questions we get asked the most is “how did you get your name?”. If you guessed that it has something to do with the movie, you are absolutely correct! We'd also like to add the idea of a Garden State of Mind - we pride ourselves in using only plant based ingredients. *Vegan *Handcrafted *Paraffine, parabens, lead and phthalates free - Visit us at Pettenkoferstraße. 6 10247 Berlin Open Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 - 19:00

          From the founder

          "We know that retail is moving online, and this is the reason we love to host workshops and speak to our customers when they visit the boutique - it's a way of humanising our brands and providing complete transparency about the products we sell."