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A Burning Love for Candles

A Burning Love for Candles
There are some that say self-care is far more than bubble baths and scented candles and while we here at Taylor Benfield agree with those sentiments, we do think they’re a pretty good place to start...

Favourite American Style Pancakes

Favourite American Style Pancakes
Love a bit of maple syrup on pancakes. Here's a fab recipe for American style pancakes, perfect for Pancake Day!

Nature & Luxury on Fraser Island

Fraser Island blog from Taylor Benfield - a sunset picture of Fraser
Fraser Island is a beautiful island, just off the coast in Queensland, slightly further up from Noosa. Made entirely from sand, it's a magical place to get back to nature, but there are plenty of options to ensure you can do it in comfort and style!

Grandma's Chocolate Truffles

Luxury scented candles from Taylor Benfield make impeccable gifts at Christmas, especially alongside Grandma's chocolate truffles
Grandma used to make delicious Chocolate Rum Truffles at Christmas, they're such a treat, and the scent of chocolate and rum together is a winning combination.  Dive into find the recipe...

Pumpkin & Feta Risotto

Pumpkin & Feta Risotto Recipe from Taylor Benfield
A wonderful warming dish for Autumn...we first discovered this when living in Australia, and made it with Butternut squash, but it works just as well with pumpkin...enjoy!

A trip to Hertfordshire to see a sea of purple

A trip to Hertfordshire to see a sea of purple
The view of rows of scented Lavender in a field is a sight to behold, and a positive assault on your other senses too. Bees buzzing, butterflies fluttering, and the scent of Lavender fills the air, what more could you want from a serene afternoon in the Hertfordshire countryside.

Stockholm - a pretty city with a lovely nature

Stockholm - a pretty city with a lovely nature
Stockholm is a city rich with striking buildings, fabulous restaurants, interesting museums with lots of history, and plenty of stylish places to chill and relax by the water. We say this about a lot of places, but it really is worth a trip.

Top tips for packing for a weekend break

Top tips for packing for a weekend break
Become a packing expert with our top tips for packing light for a weekend away. It just requires a bit of thinking upfront, some coordinating in the middle, and some rolling or folding at the end, and hey presto, you're now a packing expert!

Antibes - a special place in the South of France

Through the trees to the old town of Antibes, South of France
Lavender and pine are just some of the scents to be discovered in Antibes, in the south of France. There's museums, beaches, a marina, shops, a gorgeous Provence market, and lovely restaurants and bars. I think the combination of all of this plus old memories makes this place so special.

Somewhere undiscovered or an old favourite...

Somewhere undiscovered or an old favourite...
Destination unknown or cherished haven? Which do you prefer? Our advice would be to have a mix of the two, as life is all about experiences, and sometimes it's good to have new ones, and sometimes it's nice to revisit an old one.

Scents of Summer

Scents of Summer
Scents of the summer season range from freshly cut grass to salty fish and chips to coconut infused suntan lotion, and evoke memories from the many summers past. What fragrances take you back to some special summers?

Cinque Terre - picture perfect postcard!

Cinque Terre in the Ligurian region of Italy
Cinque Terre - it really is picture perfect for your postcards! Not that anyone sends postcards these days, such a shame really. The 5 fishing villages along this section of the Ligurian coastline are beautiful, and the food from this region is simple and delicious...