About The Escape Co
ARTISAN HAND-CRAFTED BEAUTY
The Escape Co’s unique pieces are handcrafted and hand-poured by Candise in her humble studio in Sydney. Each piece is carefully created for you, your home or event while embracing the philosophy to live life slowly with heart, magic and depth.
Just like each one of us, no candle is alike or perfect which is what makes them so magical. “Be still, be mindful and escape with us...”
Behind The Brand
Your best pieces of advice for decor styling?
Find your own style, your own MAGIC and always be confident in this. Bring in the beauty of mother nature through flowers, greenery creating texture, depth and the perfect atmosphere. To complete and create the perfect atmosphere add lighting, candles are a must. Candles and lighting create a mood, a vibe and a memorable event.
What was the spark for The Escape Co? Where did the story begin?
Stylist, artist, wife and mother of two, and founder of The Escape Co. I have always focused on the simple act of creating beauty whether that be through my family, my art or the lives of my clients. Born and bred in Sydney, I have always felt an intrinsic calling to create from a young age. This naturally led me to pursue a career in the arts, granting me an extensive background in graphic design, fashion, interior styling and event styling. After giving birth to my two beautiful children, I felt the stirring to return to my roots and create with my bare hands again. This yearning led to the founding of The Escape Co.
The inspiration for this collection arises from the natural surrounds of my Australian home. It is an attempt to capture the exquisite beauty of the Australian gumtree seen through the lens of the Japanese aesthetic ‘wabi-sabi’ – roughly translating as imperfect beauty. The Escape Co. invokes my unique aesthetic of unrefined beauty to inspire an intimate philosophy of living.
What inspires you creatively?
Natural beauty is what inspires me creatively. The magic that is created in nature is absolutely stunning and the most beautiful you will ever discover. Step outside, walk amongst mother nature and you will be inspired by all the amazing beauty around you!
Most memorable place you’ve travelled?
I have so many favourite and memorable places I have travelled, the world is so amazing! My most memorable would have to be Croatia. I was lucky enough to sail the Croatian Islands with my best friend and discover the beauty that these islands had to offer. The natural beauty on every island was completely breath-taking and I will never forget it.
On a typical weekend we’ll find you?
You will find me outside, in nature with my little family. With the Royal National Park being on our doorstep, we venture off to discover new trails, watering holes and waterfalls. Being outdoors allows my kids to create, imagine and discover the magic that the world has to offer.
A favorite quote?
“She had the soul of a gypsy, the heart of a hippie and the spirit of a fairy”