Last week I told you to watch this space, which means time for another drum roll...
Young Mary's has made it to Bristol!
Our candles will now be stocked at Prior Shop in Old Market! Prior is an independent artist co-op shop run by the beautiful Beck Prior. I met Beck last year at Frome Market and let's just say not even a pandemic could keep Young Mary's away!
Prior stocks some really creative/out of the box gems. All meticulously handcrafted and made responsibly and sustainably. I still have to pinch myself when I think how lucky we are to have shops like this, yet alone the chance to have our candles in them!
So if you find yourself in Bristol, stop by and show Prior Shop some love :)
Find them at: 58 West Street - St Phillips. Bristol BS2 0BL
Open: Wed. & Fri. & Sat: 10am - 6pm; Thur.: 12pm - 8pm; Sun.: 11am - 5pm (Closed Mon and Tues)
Drum roll please...
Young Mary's has a new home! That's right :) we have a new stockist in Cheltenham - Bloom Boutique - at Bloom Studio and Well being.
Bloom Studio and Well being is a well-being community in Cheltenham Town Centre offering 15 classes a week in yoga, meditation, dance, Pilates and more!
The Boutique is open before and after every class and throughout the day during the week. You can also order things online through their website and pick up in person, if you're local to Cheltenham. We're joining a really lovely family of brands, including eco friendly yoga mats and accessories from M Life, high quality active-wear from Jilla Active and positivity only issues from The Happy News.
Can you tell why we're so excited??
Keep your eye on this space as we have more new coming soon...
Days are getting shorter and nights longer...that can only mean one thing! Young Mary's Winter African Wonders are back! That's right :) Lesotho and Madagascar are back in stock for winter 2020. In a year of unprecedented changes it's nice to see something familiar. We hope you enjoy!
August usually isn't the most exciting time of year in the candle world, but as we start winding down summer I have some pretty exciting news!
Young Mary's has a new stockist! *Happy Dance*
I'm really happy to announce we've joined The Vegan Kind Online Supermarket family!
You may or may not know but all Young Mary's candles and wax melts (and very shortly our diffuses too) are 100% vegan friendly so joining The Vegan Kind makes a lot of sense for us. They've even given us a lovely welcome with our very own blog post.
I think the most exciting part though is getting to be part of a community of some really amazing and like minded brands. Yay us!!
You asked for them and now Young Mary's Gift Boxes are finally here!
In addition to our Travel Tins you can now also get an African Wonders Gift Box, which will come with two of our Ebony/Ivory candles and our Fragrance Gift Box which has a candle, wax melt and diffuser in any scent you'd like. They all come packaged in a lovely (if I do say so myself) eco-friendly kraft gift box that's both pretty and functional and are perfect for gifting.
More gift boxes will be added in the coming months, so as always #watchthisspace :)
We've been featured! The lovely folks at Emoov have included our candles on their list of ways to enjoy your home holiday this summer! With planes and flights still grounded and countries still undecided about who gets to come in, it makes sense to turn summer plans inwards and enjoy a much deserved staycation! Young Mary's is all about getting off the beaten track and bringing our little pieces of Africa into your home. It's really lovely to be noticed and included in a list like this. I'll be doing my happy dance the rest of the day and trying desperately not to trip on all of these moving boxes!
You heard it first! Young Mary's is on the move. A perk (or curse depending on who you ask) of army life means frequent moves and thus the time has come for us to say goodbye to our home in Wiltshire. Though we're not moving far, it still means packing up any and everything and in the case of Young Mary's - that's a lot of heavy stuff! I'm also not looking forward to the un-packing on the other side but seeing as I'm still in the middle of restocking I know I'm going to have to make this a priority.
So please bear with me in the coming weeks as more things are slowly put back online.
On the plus side, I'm looking forward to the next chapter of Young Mary's story and hey, at least this move doesn't see me packing up to a new continent so I'll take that as another win :)
The past few weeks have been crazy in the Young Mary's household (I promise my desk doesn't normally look like this) but I know we're not alone! There's been such a big push lately to #buysmall and #supportsmallbusiness (hashtags included) that the end result has been an upwelling of support for our little corner of the internet! I'm so incredibly grateful to all of you who've supported Young Mary's. From liking and sharing our posts on social media to helping spread the word about our story not to mention opening up your wallets - I still do a little happy dance every time an order comes in!
Sam and I weren't sure what Covid-19 would bring with all our markets and pop ups winding down, but needless to say we're still here and stronger than ever - thanks to all of you. Sadly this also means we're now incredibly low on stock but I'll be working hard in the coming weeks to fix this and besides I think it's a pretty good (temporary) problem to have!
It's been a long time coming, but I'm really pleased to finally announce what we've had up our sleeves the last few months! Tunisia, the newest member in the Young Mary’s family is finally here!
It wasn't really my intention to launch a new scent during lockdown but with markets called off for the foreseeable future now seems a good a time as any!
Tunisia is a bright and uplifting fragrance - made up of sweet citrus fruits and blossoming spring flowers. It's a mix of East and West, representing the beautiful north African country of Tunisia, where cultures and civilizations have blended for millennia.
For the rest of the month, all Tunisia products will be 50% off for Young Mary’s friends and family. It's our way of saying thank you for all the love and support that's brought us to where we are today.
Hope you and those you love are all safe and sane out there!
One good thing about all this time at home - restocking? I'm embarrassed to admit it but quite a number of products are out of stock/running low on the website but now is as good a time as any to do something about it! I've just spent the past few days making nearly 100 wax melts! Next step - candles!
Updates from Lola about Young Mary's.