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
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!
Illuminated features a ton of different options, but these two lines were my personal favorites.
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.
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
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.
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!
You can find “the Southeast’s premiere luxury candle boutique” at 2415 Montevallo Rd, Mountain Brook, AL