Right now, I am listening to the ocean waves as they lap at my feet. The gulls are circling overhead as I sip from a cold concoction and inhale the tropical scents of coconut and pineapple. I inhale deeply and the intoxicating scent of salt mixed with sunscreen overcomes me…and then I wake up. Yes, my reality is that it’s snowing for the sixth time this winter (but who’s really counting), and my kids are yet again home from school. And since they’ll most likely be home again tomorrow, with frigid temperatures keeping us indoors, I’ll have to rely on my active fantasy life to get me through the next 24 hours or so. If this forecast is any indication of the next couple of months, then Yankee Candle’s Exotic Escapes is bound to be a best seller. Providing a small reprieve from the reality that is snow-covered, this family of five fragrances will make you feel like you’re somewhere warm and sunny. The line-up includes Ocean Star, Citrus Tango, Luau Party, Under the Palms and Exotic Bloom, each one more invigorating than the next. Of course, even the best-smelling candle won’t truly transport you to another place, so Yankee Candle is launching an Exotic Escapes sweepstakes that will award one lucky winner a trip to Grand Cayman Island. Enter online, anytime from now until March 26, 2014, and be sure to pack your sunscreen.
In a Nutshell: Time to bid Old Man Winter adieu with five new candles destined to have you longing for warmer weather.