Press & Publicity

Southern Living is the beautiful gift that just keeps on giving...

After being featured twice in our favorite magazine, the folks at SL have thrilled us yet again by taking our article live on June 11, 2014 on! The website reaches over 3 million people monthly, so we are overwhelmed and extremely appreciative to say the least! Again we offer many thanks to Jessica Stringer for contacting us in the first place and writing the article that launched our "overnight" success! ;-)


Southern Living , June 2014

Southern Living, June 2014

Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, we were contacted by the lovely ladies at Southern Living yet again and notified that our candles would be featured in the June 2014 issue in the regional Travel / Culture section for readers in North Carolina! WOW! Southern Living is the gift that just keeps on giving. There's even an online article yet to come! Many thanks to Melody Kitchens and Jessica Campbell for making it happen. (Could that blueberry pie on the cover look any yummier???)


Photo by Heidi Heilbrunn, The Greenville News - Article by Amy Clarke Burns

Photo by Heidi Heilbrunn, The Greenville News - Article by Amy Clarke Burns


Former Miss SC lands in pages of Southern Living with handmade candles

Ronnetta Griffin had just about decided to give up her candle-making business when an unexpected email arrived in her inbox.

“I’m dying. I’m literally screaming at my computer,” Griffin recalled. “I can’t even think because I’ve always said I would love to be in Southern Living.”

That surprise email, arriving more than a year ago, finally led, about a month ago, to Griffin and her homemade candles appearing in a “Buy Local” feature of the magazine, which was distributed to more than 600,000 people in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Since then, it’s been a fast and furious roller coaster ride for Griffin and her family — husband Tom and sons Thomas and Teddy.  Read more...


On the set of Carolina Now with Jamarcus our snow day jammies! ;-)

On the set of Carolina Now with Jamarcus our snow day jammies! ;-)

Carolina Chic offers a "Queen for a Day" Valentine's basket in today's giveaway

Once again, I was delighted to join Jamarcus Gaston on the set of Carolina Now, on the Carolinas CW 62, for a special "Queen for a Day" Valentine giveaway, along with an important health message about Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA). And...because the entire South Carolina Upstate had been snowed in for a solid week, we did the show in our jammies!

For more information about IDA, please check out my other website To purchase our Bless Your Heart / Red Hot Cinnamon candle that benefits the Iron Disorders Institute, click here.


Southern Living , February 2014

Southern Living, February 2014

What a thrill to be featured in the February 2014 issue of one of our all-time favorite magazines, Southern Living. Look for the article in the regional Travel / Culture section included in issues available in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Special thanks to SL Assistant Copy Editor Jessica Stringer for making this dream a reality!


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I was so excited when I was invited on January 2, 2014 to talk with Jamarcus Gaston, host of CW62's Carolina Now, about Carolina Chic's soy candles, stationery and new line of t-shirts. I was a VERY last-minute fill-in, as two scheduled guests had to bow out due to flu. As they say, one man's cancellation is another man's thank you Jamarcus for having me! By the way, the flu finally caught up with me the following week...but it was well worth it!

To watch the video of the interview, visit this link...


TALK Greenville , December 2013

TALK Greenville, December 2013

Me? Organized? Well...that may or may not be true. When I saw this in TALK magazine, I honestly thought, "What a travesty! Did I really say that? Lol. I am the least organized person I know." Just keeping it real people.

However, thank you to my friend Stephanie ("Hookie") Trotter for the kind words and the shout out to Carolina Chic. Every little bit of press help! ;-) <3


Sister Queens

Sister Queens

October 3, 2012

A treat for the ladies of Femfessionals Greenville at today's gift boxes containing votives of our Greenville / High Cotton and It's Fall Y'all / Pumpkin & Spices at every seat! I had the pleasure of sitting next to and chatting with our speaker and special guest Erika Grace Powell who just so happens to be a "sister queen." Erika is a former Miss South Carolina AND a former Miss South Carolina USA (but we had her first at MAO - the Miss America Organization)! A dynamic speaker, talented singer and all-around beautiful lady, Erika was kind enough to help me "model" some of our candles.

For more information about Femfessionals, including how to join this network of female entrepreneurs, click here.

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Our Charleston's French Quarter / French Pear & Lychee soy candle was profiled on the Beauty Huile blog -- a place for all things OIL. ;-)

Sweet Tweet

Sweet Tweet

While attending Charleston Fashion Week, fashion designer Mychael Knight @mychaelknight calls our Charleston's French Quarter / French Pear & Lychee soy candle "amazeballs." Thanks Mychael. That's a compliment, we think. ;-) #VIPswag


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All of our lovely Lowcountry ladies -- lined up and runway-ready! We poured and shipped 3 dozen of our finest to Charleston Magazine for Charleston Fashion Week. The fashion show judges and VIP guests received either the Charleston / Fig & Oak Moss or the Charleston's French Quarter / French Pear & Lychee soy candle. Pictured also is the VIP tote full of other goodies.