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Giving: not because you have to but because you can

As I sit here in the crazy rush of what is called morning, I have to take a minute and remember there's a bigger picture outside of my 4 walled padded room. This is the begining of a new year, a new adventure in time and space and new challenges. However the drive to acheive has to be tempered with the reality that I've got it pretty good. With that in mind it's time to give back. ...and damn it's cold outside.

 

On Jan 3, 2018 The Candle Wick Shoppe partnered with Howes Bayou to provide dinner for  the homeless at Renaissance Vineyard Church in Ferndale. Efforts inspired by Jim Poole and his family have inspired members of the greater Ferndale community to come together and perform acts of kindness. Every year Renaissance Vineyard Church participates in a warming center for the homeless. The church brings aproximatly 100 people in out of the blistering cold and provides them with a meal and a warm place to sleep. They are not the only ones to host. Six to eight locations start in mid December and host for as long as they have venues. This year may extend into late February.  When Renaissance Vineyard's rotation is done the next site to open is St Mary's of Royal Oak. Each location is always looking for assistance.

I have to give it to the crew at Howes Bayou. Working as a well oiled machine, they took it as a personal mission to provide the best for people in need. The Howes' staff as well as everybody at the Candle Wick SHoppe would like to thank Jim and Megan Pool and Renaissance Vineyard Church for allowing us to participate in helping those less fortunate. 

These are the times where we need to come together with positive acts that build up our community.  We are stronger together. Contact the church to see how you can assist. 

 

For more information on the church:

Renaissance Vineyard Church
1841 Pinecrest Drive
Ferndale, MI 48220
248.545.4664
 
 
22848 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, Michigan 48220
(248) 691-7145
 
 
....and of course stop in to the Candle Wick Shoppe
175 W. 9 mile
Ferndale, Mi 48220
248 547 2987
 
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The Candle Wick Shoppe celebrates 10th anniversary in 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

1/3/2018

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Name: Patrick Vincent

Title: Store Manager

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Phone: 248-547-2987

 

The Candle Wick Shoppe celebrates 10th anniversary in 2018

 

Ferndale, MI - The Candle Wick Shoppe is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2018. What began as a cute hippie basement store for testing new products has become a place for experiences. Despite the name, the Candle Wick Shoppe is much more than a candle store.

 

jacki n patty small“Becoming a destination store is really what drives us.  Inspiring customers to come to us for an extraordinary experience is our goal.”  Jacki Smith

 

In 2008, when the previous Candle Wick Shoppe owner decided to sell, Jacki Smith, Patty Shaw and Anthony Phoenix jumped at the chance to have a retail store again. Moving to the bigger 1200 square foot space on the ground level in 2015 gave this team a chance to express their creativity through the space renovations. The ground-level store also created an opportunity to open the Reiki Healing Center, inside of the Candle Wick Shoppe, where  Reiki Healers, Spiritual Counselors and Tarot Readers assist customers in healing, support, and life direction.

“Providing a place to relax, heal and grow is very important to us and is part of our identity.”  Patty Shaw

Being a part of the Downtown Ferndale community is what makes it all come together. For the most part, the people in Downtown Ferndale work and live in Ferndale. Many of the businesses are owner operated, which has created a sense of comradery. This connection to community inspired Smith and Phoenix to move their family to Ferndale in 2009.   Ferndale was not a new business destination to Smith and Shaw, sisters who own Coventry Creations, a 25 year old candle making company that has been in Ferndale since 2004.  These sisters saw Candle Wick Shoppe as the perfect retail outlet for their inspirational brand of candles.

"Inspiration stirred the creation of the Mojo Bar, located inside the shop, a great place to experience creating a personal talisman with the help of the gifted staff." JS

During the 10 years, the owners have found ways to collaborate with and give back to the Ferndale community. From cross promotions with other local businesses, to gallery showings to meet and greets with local area politicians, the Candle Wick Shoppe is dedicated to all of Ferndale.

Involvement with nonprofit organizations has been important, too. Examples include being on the board of Ferndale Pride, donating to the Michigan Pagan Scholarship fund and the Magical Educational Council (MEC). They are also a strong supporter of Ferndale schools and the Ferndale Library, Ferndale Youth Assistance, and Renaissance Vineyard Church. 

 

10300238 10203962124075613 8610889576425728052 n 1"The Candle Wick Shoppe is where many communities come together. That strength is reflected in the customers, staff and owners. Each owner brings in their diverse passions and skills to add to the mix. " - Phoenix

 

Those at the Candle Wick Shoppe daily hear that they are more than a candle store. The mission is “to have the remedy for what ails your soul.”  Besides offering Coventry Creations products, when they look to the future it is all about experiences. The core values are to create extraordinary experiences, have joyful interactions, make sure all efforts are rewarded and to exude authentic purpose.

 

The Candle Wick Shoppe in friendly Ferndale was established in 2008, and specializes in products for your soul, home and life. They offer a large range of incense, candles, statuary and spiritual supplies for the conscious consumer. 175 W 9 Mile Rd. Ferndale, MI 48220

www.candlewickshoppe.com. If you would like to know more about Coventry Creations, please visit coventrycreations.com for retail or http://www.coventrywholesale.com for wholesale.

 

If you’d like more information about this topic, or want to schedule an interview with Jacki Smith or Patty Shaw, please contact Patrick at 248-547-2987 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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Goals are a moving target

Live The Magic“How can it be December when my to-do list is still so full? I have goals I tell ya! I have things I committed to doing in 2017 and I just can’t do it. “

This is the December panic every year.

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Weaving your web of peace

live the magicLet me start this article by saying, I do not have any answers or advice for you. I just know that a large percentage of my friends, customers and family are feeling the stress and anxiety of our social climate right now. I am setting aside all political issues, race issue, sex and orientation issues and I want to get down to the core feeling that I see driving the bus on our collective anxiety.

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Month of Jacki

Come in and let's talk about some of Jack's favorite things I'm the shoppe!

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Crossroads Candles are in!

Go to the crossroads with this limited edition Crossroads Candle. Can't
make to the shoppe? Give us a call and place a phone order! We can ship to
you!

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In Store Special 15% off this week only

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Dammit Dolls

In Store Special 15% off this week only
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Evil Eyes 15% off in-store special

This week ONLY!

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Aiden is Here!!!

Do you need a Reiki healing? How about your Chakra Balanced? Our newest addition to the Reiki Healing Center team, Aiden is here from noon -4pm to assist you in your healing and reading needs!
Come check him out at the Reiki Healing Center inside of the Candle Wick Shoppe!

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She's baaaack!!

Krystal is on duty today for tarot readings and Messages from Spirit from 4pm to 8. Come on in!! You won't be disappointed!!

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Spring Fever

Spring Fever has fallen upon most of us, but we have candles for that!  Come visit us today and share some good energy and smell the new luscious scents from Votivo like Island Grapefruit, Rosemary Garden, Red Currant, and Brightleaf Tobacco! Also, limited edition Green Man, and Brigid are here to delight!
We are here to stimulate your senses and relieve your stresses! Candles are good like that...

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Jeanette's reading tonight.

Jeanette is here tonight reading tarot till 8. Come on up and get a reading.

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David is here!!

Our Reiki Healer and Medium, David, is here until 4:00pm.  Come on in for a healing and/or a reading!

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Kathleen is here!

Our angel tarot card reader, Kathleen, is here until 8pm tonight

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Jeanette!

Our Double Deck Tarot reader, Jeanette, is here from Noon to 4pm today!! Come in for a reading and Spiritual Counseling!

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Lookie, lookie!!!

We have 12 BHC Crossroads Candles...Come and get them! $22.00...

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Fun times!

Raven Spirit dancer stopped by the CWS/Coventry booth!

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We ARE HERE!!!!

Becca is excited to see you all at Convocation!!!

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Fun times!

Raven Spirit dancer stopped by the CWS/Coventry booth!

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