Arguably the most important of the year! We'll be spending most of December in the South West, except for Brixton Lates on the 5th and for our last market of 2019, when we'll be back with the wonderful people of Hampstead! Hope to see some of you there :)
Although it's hard to pinpoint exactly how old Young Mary's is (established in 2017 but didn't sell our first candle till 2018) on this day one year ago, I sat my family down after thanksgiving dinner and made them sit through a PowerPoint presentation about a new idea I had been working on. A year later and that idea has become something real and tangible with these little jars and tins popping up in places I would never have expected (just shipped off a candle to South Korea earlier this week).
Needless to say, we wouldn't be here without those of you who happen to be reading this so from the very bottom of my heart I say thank you, truly, for being part of the Young Mary's family.
Here's a look back on this past year, there's no doubt in my mind that my grandma Mary is looking down at all of us and giggling at how far we've come.
Well, we’re officially in the holiday season and it seems all the late nights and 2am candle making sessions may finally be starting to pay off?
But before we get there, November’s going to be exciting...
Not only are we turning one, but we’ve teamed up with Ishq UK and you can now find our candles on the high streets of Notting Hill! (Eek)
We’ll be featured throughout November and December at B Collect Lifestyle W11 2RH. Its a bit crazy to think that time last year I was putting together a PowerPoint presentation to show my family after thanksgiving dinner. A year on and these candles have made their way to an actual store in London. Woot! Woot!
The next step is actually to sell some candles so if you’re in London, stop by to show some small business love.
As if that wasn’t enough, I’m really happy to announce that we’ll also be featured in the City Inspired Subscription Box.
City Inspired is a subscription box service that aims to bring London's Black creatives to your door. It’s a new idea that’s the brainchild of Baindu Kallon, a fellow American who’s now calling the UK home. She’s been working on this for months so I’m really happy all the hard work’s finally coming to fruition. And more importantly I’m proud to be able to play a part in this amazing concept. The launch party is next Friday so if you’re reading this, you’re invited.
We still have a few of our original paneled jars in stock on our Etsy page. The discount code ‘YM321’ gets you 15% off any purchase the next two weeks. EVEN ON SALE ITEMS :)
That's all for now! Till next time xx
Updates from Lola about Young Mary's.