Even candles will be a Do-It-Yourself arrangement with the coming arrival of Paddywax Candle Bar at the Summit in Birmingham this holiday season.
Described as an experiential retail shop that allows guests to design and hand-pour their own custom-made candle, Paddywax comes to Alabama from Nashville. The chain has six locations open, with four more set to open by the end of the year, including the Birmingham store.
During each one-hour candle pouring session, visitors choose a custom vessel from a selection ranging in style from traditional colored glass to modern iridescent ceramics and concrete pots. They then choose from an extensive fragrance library and craft their own candle by placing the wicks, mixing the fragrance and pouring the wax.
With over 40 fragrances and 65 vessels, there are more than 2,000 combinations to be made in store. To add to the experience, there’s an actual bar at Paddywax Candle Bar with beer and wine available for purchase during the workshops, so you can sip while you pour.
The business can be used for group celebrations and corporate outings. Each interactive candle workshop costs $40 and includes one candle, which is available for pick-up three hours after the appointment or can be shipped. While walk-in appointments can be made, customers are encouraged to make reservations online for the workshops, which are offered three to five times per day.
The shop will be located in Suite 105 on 216 Summit Blvd.