This article is part of a new Birdytell Series featuring Creative Small Business Owners. We visit and photograph each person in their creative space while they share insights into their favorite spots in their area of the city.
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“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
On the label of MAME's Soy Candle #8 is this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It reflects the life its creator, Megan, has built for herself in the charming neighborhood of Arcadia in Phoenix, Arizona. “I absolutely love what I do. I feel incredibly lucky,” Megan said. “And I want to continue to make candles as long as people buy them.”
Fortunately, that should be for a long time, as her MAME Soy Candles are top-sellers in Birdytell boxes, from new job to goal setting gifts. The candles are named and scented for some of her favorite things, including scenery and memories, and the Luxury Collection includes quotes to help people enjoy the beauty of life.
5 Top Local Arcadia Spots
We picked some of our favorite candle quotes to guide you through Megan’s must-visit places in Arcadia and beyond.
“I can resist everything except temptation.” - Oscar Wilde
What is your biggest temptation, and where can it be found?
The apricot limonata at North on 40th st and camelback. I LOVE it.
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
What does the best day look like for you?
Hike or spin class at the Madison, brunch with my best friend at The Market by Jennifer's Restaurant + Bar, relaxing by the pool at the Phoenician and walking to get pizza at LGO with my husband.
“Buy the ticket, take the ride.” - Hunter S. Thompson
If someone purchased a ticket to Phoenix, what are 3 must-visit places nearby you would recommend?
Shopping at Vida Moulin, hike Papago Park, the Rocket Man Pizza and spiked lemonade at LGO
“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” - Leonard Cohen
If you’re having a bad day, where do you go or what do you do to feel better?
Working out and happy hour.
“It was all a dream.” - Notorious B.I.G.
Let’s say you sold a million candles and you wanted to celebrate. What does a dream celebration with friends look like for you?
Disneyland with all my friends!!! I’m obsessed.
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that made all the difference." - Robert Frost
What has been a pivotal turning point in your life?
My first trip to Paris and Amsterdam. It was life-changing in the best way possible.
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