Illuminated brings luxury candles from all over the world to Birmingham (PHOTOS)

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Illuminated’s retail space is full of interesting and beautiful lines. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Looking to step up your hostess game? Need a unique gift idea? Want to impress your next houseguest? You’re in luck! The newest boutique addition to Mountain Brook opens today, and you’re not going to want to miss it.

Your Newest Obsession

And to think, all this time, I’ve been keeping my ugly, one-color matches in a box in my drawer. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Illuminated – a candle bar is a luxury boutique that sells candles from all over the world. Seriously- they have products from Saigon, London, Paris, as well as all over the United States. I had the opportunity to get a sneak-preview at Illuminated’s soft opening, and let me just say- you’ll have a hard time choosing just one!

Can’t-Miss Lines

Illuminated features a ton of different options, but these two lines were my personal favorites.

Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

This shelf (above) immediately caught my eye in the retail space. Featured is the limited-edition Rock Legends Collection from Candelaria in Denver. Each one is labeled with an exclusive label design by a local Denver artist.

Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

This gorgeous collection would brighten up any space- and they smell a-maaaazing. This is a brand-new line from Harlem Candle Co. in New York, appropriately called the Botanical Collection.

Local Supports Local

In addition to their products from all over the world, Illuminated also carries products made right here in Birmingham! Ecam and Co. is a Birmingham business that makes candles in recycled wine bottles.

You find their products as the featured “local pick” at Illuminated.

Luxury Goods, Luxury Shopping Experience

I know the balloon arch is eye-catching, but I have to be honest- this was one of the most beautiful cheese plates I’ve ever seen. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Not only are their products stunning, but their retail space is to-die-for! Located in Mountain Brook Village, it’s the perfect shop to head to for the morning. Swing by and pick up a memorable gift for someone (or yourself!) and grab brunch at Another Broken Egg right across the street while you’re at it.

Why Illuminated?

One of the most unique lines in Illuminated. These haven’t even hit the market yet, and will only be available for a limited time! Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Founder and owner Jennifer Pate wanted to bring a retail space to Birmingham that would provide patrons with an introduction to luxury goods. With candles priced anywhere from around $2o to upwards of $100, their products appeal to any budget, as well as any scent or aesthetic preference. Illuminated has something for everyone!

Stay Illuminated

You can find “the Southeast’s premiere luxury candle boutique” at 2415 Montevallo Rd, Mountain Brook, AL

Follow Illuminated on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with new products and all the exciting happenings!

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Happy shopping, Birmingham!

  • A Birmingham transplant who can usually be found hitting a new hiking trail or restaurant opening when she's not writing stories and snapping photos for Bham Now.