November 21, 2004 |
Going to church may be good for the soul, but some Dutch researchers say it may not be so healthy for the lungs. The candles and incense regularly burned during religious services emit high levels of particulate matter, tiny airborne flecks considered to be one of the most harmful forms of air pollution, according to a new study by scientists at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
September 2, 2001 |
Consider the candle. A certain type of candle. Not a taper, not a votive, but a squat cylinder, a bit larger than a woman's fist. Perhaps it is in a ceramic pot or a glass. Perhaps that glass is frosted, embossed with a word that summons romance, serenity. Dyptique. Illume. Rainforest. Perhaps the glass is clear with a thick bottom.
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December 25, 2002 |
It's been 26 years, but June Howie still gets tickled seeing her Casitas Springs neighborhood light up on Christmas Eve with a warm, flickering glow. Every Dec. 24 as dusk falls, thousands of luminarias -- candles twinkling in paper bags weighted with sand -- overtake her street and two others in the small community just off California 33, south of Ojai. And people come from all over -- a few more each year -- to view the low-tech light show.
November 21, 2012 |
For fragrance lovers, it's the season of opulent choices. L'Objet's champagne-scented candle is decked out in a malachite vessel with 24-karat gold and amethyst quartz cabochon detailing that can double as a treasure box later. Diptyque's limited-edition candles spread holiday cheer with the rich aromas of frankincense, frosty fir tree and warm oud wood mixed with amber. Los Angeles' Royal Apothic offers another festive possibility: "Distillation of a Victorian Fir," with notes of cranberry, holly, apricot and cinnamon.
May 30, 2001 |
Sports fans can have their cakes and eat them too with these whimsical sport-themed, cake-topper candles from Gloria's Cake and Candy Supplies. There are baseball-shaped candles ($3.29), soccer ball and football candles. And for you couch-potato fans, there are candles shaped like televisions and beer cans. It's best to go to Gloria's before baking your cake because the store also sells molds, dyes, spangles and every sort of sugary gewgaw imaginable. Gloria's, 3755 Sawtelle Blvd.
April 5, 1985 |
Ethel Simkins' 107th birthday party was such a hot time it brought the Fire Department to her nursing home after the candles on her cake set off the alarm. Peoria Fire Department officials said the alarm at the Buehler Home went off Thursday because of the heat generated by the 107 candles on Simkins' birthday cake. No one was evacuated from the home.