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Happy CustomersColleen TuohyComment

We always love to hear from happy customers.

This past Black Friday and Small Business Saturday we were in our hometown in Bergen County (North Jersey). We had several neighbors and friends swing by to skip the long checkout lines and get a head start on some holiday shopping. Snacks and tasty treats were provided by our very own, Kathleen.

One of the reasons why I love running a small business is meeting people in the local communities where we have a presence -- from Bergen County, to Hoboken, to Monmouth County and New York City. Finding people that are equally excited as you about your product is something so special it is hard to find the words to describe it. 

One of our long-time fan favorites, Robin stopped by and did some shopping and we wanted to highlight her story below.

Spotlight: Robin Murray Bell

  • Loyal customer since 2014
  • Occupation: Pre-School Teacher,  Mom/Wife, Fan of the Great Outdoors
  • Residence: Bergen County resident for the past 30+ years
  • Favorite Scent: Too many to name; coconut and the seasonal scents are always a sure bet

A Brief History. For the past four years Robin has supported our business -- gifting candles to her family, friends and even keeping some for herself.  She is a big fan of our "Original Hand-painted Collection" of soy candles that we introduced in 2014. Limited editions are still made today, but sell out quickly!

Where She Burns Her Candles. "The Farm." Her family has a farm house in "Pennsyltucky" as she likes to call it, located near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The farm has been in the family since the Great Depression. According to Robin the farm house is a perfect place for lighting atlantic avenew's rustic and weathered hand-painted mason jar candles. She is also sure to pack a few travel-friendly tins too!

*Photo Credit: "The Farm" by Robin Murray Bell

*Photo Credit: "The Farm" by Robin Murray Bell

"The Farm" at a Glance:

As mentioned "The Farm" was purchased during the late 1920s and has evolved over time -- it was a dairy farm for over 60 years and today a large portion of the farm is under land conservation. Steer weighing in at 1,000 pounds can still be seen roaming the grounds -- all grass fed, organic (you name it). They each have a name too -- from Licorice to Midnight Rider to Rosie. My personal favorite was "Rosie."

Robin and her family enjoy spending weekends at the farm, soaking in the peaceful comfort and quiet the land and property has to offer.  Sounds like the perfect retreat to me!

Thank you Robin for supporting our small business and sharing your story!

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