Five weeks ago, I moved to LA for a dream job and moved into a dream apartment. Having eaten out every meal for the last 10 years in NYC-Boston, I decided it was time for me to learn to do normal grown up things.

So I got a car, bought a lemon-print oven mitt, and got really good at stalking furniture deals on Craigslist. Turns out that my talent for treasure hunting in consignment stores translates well to Craigslist decorating. I also decided to get into fancy candles. Like, really into fancy candles.

I’m really enjoying Diptyque candles, which are expensive at $60 + tax for 6.50z of fragrance in a wax blend chassis. I originally bought these to drown out the scent of steam cleaned furniture, and am hooked.