Every two weeks, we feature a new local artist who is a part of the Prairie Couture Dream Team. Stefania and I met at the latest installment of Cowgirl & Gyspy Lodge Harvest event. Stef was my neighbour and I couldn't resist the scents from her candles. As I watched the reaction of shoppers throughout the day, I knew that I had to get her product into my hot hands and into the store for my customers. Plus she is a fellow Canadian with Italian heritage like me!
Stefania started Temper + Lace 11 months ago after searching high and low for natural, clean burning, wooden wick candles. While on a trip to visit her family in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Stefania decided to make a pure soy wax, essential oil, wooden wick candle. It turned out beautifully and she decided she would make them for gifts for her family and friends. A year later, she is now making essential oil candles, phthalate and paraben free fragrance oil candles, all natural bath bombs with hidden crystals, and pure essential oils. Temper + Lace products are now located in over 30 stores across Canada including in-store at Prairie Couture.
Congratulations Stef and keep chasing those dreams, and by dreams I mean Italy! Get going, girl. xoxo