The Studio by Laurel Rose Company, a family-owned candle bar and store, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a big block-party bash this weekend. Previously located on Bradley Street, the company unexpectedly relocated to 306 Rome Street, A1 after looking for a space for an upcoming family baby shower. Owners Brandi Rosamond and Karlee Barker moved the shop in April and held their official grand opening on May 13.
“The space just fit from the original sketch to the floor plan The Studio by Laurel Rose Company,” Karlee said. “It was perfect.”
This new location offers guests a one-of-a-kind experience by allowing them to both buy and make their own candles at the candle bar. People can select from a wide range of in-house fragrances. Most product scents tell a story, such as Opal Beach’s floral scent, which gives you the comforting feeling of a wedding day.
The candle bar class sessions last approximately an hour and a half. Participants can enjoy some time on the square while their candle cools and pick it up during business hours, or it can be mailed to them.
For those wanting to host a private event such as a baby or bridal shower, you can also rent out the space. Private parties will be held after hours on weekends, with a host on hand to assist. A price list can be obtained via email at [email protected].
The Studio by Laurel Rose Company not only creates candles for their own customers, but they also assist other businesses such as The Whorton Agency, a family-owned insurance agency, whenever possible. The Whorton Agency began selling their St. Augustine candles in support of the scholarship named for the late owner Bill Whorton at the University of West Georgia. Now the agency continues to give their candles created by The Studio to their own clients.
Since the company’s rebranding, The Studio has also added books in the retail section for activities such as Bible studying. Groups can come in, pick out a candle, and enjoy a relaxing Bible study session.
Plant lovers can purchase plants, too. From March to late October, the McLeod Family Farm flower truck visits almost every week. Guests can expect to see new sunflowers when they arrive soon.
Other products such as natural bug repellent, personal alarms, self-care products, decorative pieces, pet shampoo, and permanent jewelry are also available in their gift/retail section.
The fifth year celebration will be held Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the new Rome Street location. The McLeod Family Farm, McWhorter Family Bakery, Southern Clay Collection, and Tailored Soul Clothing Boutique will all be present. Everyone is welcome to stop by, shop, and wish them a happy birthday as they celebrate another successful year.
“We’re so grateful for the support we’ve received since opening The Studio,” said Rosamond. “You’re always welcome here.”
Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. are the store’s regular business hours. It is closed Sunday and Monday.