There is nothing more important than spending time with your family, especially for a Black Southern Belle. We all have memories of eating dinner, going on vacation and laughing with our families. Today we are highlighting just that and have curated Vintage Images of African American Families We Love! Vintage Images of African American Families We […]
Hosting a party and love candles & food? We completely understand the feeling. Today we are giving you tips on how to pair those two loves for an ultimate dinner party experience. If you are hosting a party in the near future, here are some Tips on Pairing Candle Scents with Dinner Party Menus from Rochelle Graham-Campbell, CEO of Alikay Naturals.
According to Rochelle, here is her philosophy on dinner parties:
“Having a busy schedule, I appreciate how dinner parties offer a fun way to catch up with friends at one time and celebrate important milestones. Scented candles enhance the smells of our cuisine and provide beautiful illumination as dinner party centerpieces. When pairing candle scents with a food/wine menu, look for fragrances that inspire creativity in the kitchen and compliment the ingredients being used in the dishes being served. I’ve included a few suggestions below, using our handmade Alikay Naturals Soy Candles that incorporate fragrances inspired by Jamaica”
Be sure to follow her lead and combine these favorite thing with her Tips on Pairing Candle Scents with Dinner Party Menus.
LEMONGRASS CANDLE & CITRUS SALAD
Nice and calming, the Lemongrass Candle puts off hints of citrus and herbs. Filling your space with a refreshing, clean scent; we have this candle lit throughout the summer season. The crisp aroma complements your favorite summer salad with a citrus lime vinaigrette dressing. The bolder flavors found in light bodied rose wines, like Mouton Noir’s Love Drunk or Sociologie Wine’s Blush Rose, offers the perfect balance to this scent.
COCO MANGO CANDLE & ICE CREAM
Who doesn’t like eating homemade ice cream as a way to beat the summer heat? A tropical inspired candle, like our Coco Mango candle, adds a nice fruity aroma to the air that complements fun summer flavors like mango, passionfruit or guava. A sparkling wine, like Suite Four, has just enough pop to complement this favorite summer treat.
HONEY & SAGE CANDLE & JAMAICAN SWEET POTATO STEW
With ingredients like coconut milk and fresh thyme, a Jamaican Sweet Potato Stew is perfectly sweet and savory all in one. The soothing scent burning off of our Honey & Sage candle looming in the air offers the perfect complement to this hearty soup. The aroma of this slightly sweet smelling candle also pairs well with an Ethiopian honey wine.
Do you love learning about history and also love southern food? We have the perfect list for you today. From Gullah food to whole hog BBQ, there are a number of cuisines to explore in the spectrum of soul food. My favorite soul food is influenced by church celebrations and today we are giving you […]
It is never to early to start planning for summer vacations and what better way to do that than through reading some great books. Today we are sharing Our Favorite Books on African American Beaches. If you love history and enjoy spending time on the water, these books are perfect for you. Take a trip through […]
Today we are featuring some of our favorite Images of Coretta Scott King. These images exude her classic grace and elegance as long as a little bit of her fun and playful side playing the roles of activist, wife, mom and more. She is the shining example of a Black Southern Belle and we are […]
What could be better than savoring the taste of Lowcountry cuisine from award-winning restaurants in Charleston? Enjoying them while enjoying a beautiful sunset over the Holy City, of course. With its warm climate and gorgeous sunsets over the Charleston Harbor, you couldn’t ask for a perfect place to wine, dine, and unwind. Here are the Top 10 […]
Today we are featuring a beautiful Kernersville, NC Wedding with Garden Style. This northern bride has decided to put her family and marriage roots in the South. Her beautiful garden-inspired wedding left us speechless and we are so honored to share the story of her nuptials. Take some time to get inspired with this beautiful garden […]
Spring is right around the corner and we can’t wait. There is nothing more fun than a garden party in the Spring, especially one planned by a Back Southern Belle. Today we are featuring a beautiful Pink and Green Inspired Dinner Party in Gainesville, GA and hope it gives you all the inspiration you need […]
Family reunion planning is in full swing a few months out before summer. Feeling a little overwhelmed as you get things started? We have some resources to make the process the easier and ultimately fun. To get you started with planning, we have curated Books on How to Plan Your African American Family Reunion. Whether it […]
Do you love crafting and DIY? Of course, you do, you are a Black Southern Belle. For as long as I can remember, there were always women in my life making fun and unique crafts. If you want to learn more about the roots of crafting, these 5 Books About African American Artisans and Crafting are […]
Are you a Black Southern Belle who loves fashion and decor? Why not merge those two loves together and add some fashion inspired style to your home decor collection. To get you started, we are sharing a few of our favorite African American Fashion Books To Add to Your Collection. From vintage to modern, there is […]