Light up your life....

The Savvy Shopper

THE SAVVY SHOPPER
Jeanne Vogt

Light up your life....
At the Gulf Coast Candle Shop!

This little candle shop in Naples Walk was amazing. It is owned by Carol & Fred Cuthbertson. They search all over for unique and beautiful candles. You will find an exquisite display from many corners of the world.
Upon entering you will see giant wax flowers from France that hold candles in votives. And from Mexico, hand sculpted candles with attention to detail. The horse head is very unique and sculpted to perfection.
One of their best sellers is the wax pottery bowls by the Habersham Candle Co. each bowl has flowers in the bottom. They come in bowls, balls and pillars but they have no wicks. They are made of wax and the scent lasts and lasts. Fred said the scent will last over a year and a half. The bowls are priced from $24.95.
The Himalayan handmade wooden candle pots come in all sizes and contain a removable metal liner. They have a 100 hour burn time. The soy wax candles are beautifully scented. There are pottery pieces with an extended metal candle holder inside for a great glow, $44.95.
There are candles of every size, color and description! Embers square candles, round candle balls by Zimbali, and Natural collection of rectangular candles in various layered colors with several wicks.
Another popular item are the candle lamps in various sizes. The lamp shade is made of wax and every base is a holder. Fred said these fly out the door.
He wanted to make sure you knew he carries 100% beeswax candles in many, many colors and various sizes. They burn slower, cleaner and don't drip making the beeswax candles a popular choice.
There is a whole line from Thailand, that burn beautifully. The gorgeous goblet candles are found here. The designer lives in New Jersey, designs the candles there but has a factory in Thailand where they are made. He has done much to help the people of Thailand especially with the schools.
Root Candles are carried in all colors and sizes plus many special candles. Some look like coral or sea fans, large sea shell sculptures or those that are embellished with shells.
The works of Peruvian artist Ursula Sayan are unbelievable! Her candles are hollowed wax in many beautiful colors and shapes, you put a small light or votive in the center of each to show off the unusual designs. These are one of a kind candles and are priced from $49. - $270.
The owners, Carol and Fred are having a St. Patrick's Day party on the 17th of March with cheese & crackers and refreshments all day and with give-aways. So don't miss the fun.
You will find many things to look at in this unique shop with the many wonderful scents!
Gulf Coast Candle Shop is located at 2464 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Suite 508 in Naples.
Phone: 254-7773

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