Saturday, March 23, 2013

A fond farewell

To My Delightfully Loyal Customers:

March celebrates 18 years Cathedral has been in Hillcrest.

I can't even begin to explain how wonderful the last 18 years have been for me; and I couldn't have done any of it without my amazing customers. You have become my friends and family. I've watched children grow up, boys become men, girls become women and babies into teenagers; enjoying every minute of it.

But it's now time for me to move on to the next phase of my career and life. With that being said, Cathedral will soon be closing it's doors.

We are starting our Blow Out Sale with 20%off most candles and decor; 30% off select jewelry and accessories, and 50% off the original price of previously reduced Sale items.

Come in and stock up on your favorites like Voluspa, Jonathan Adler, Tocca, Lotus Love Beauty and more!
Don't forget to use those gift certificates that have been burning a whole in your wallet and if you have a Delightful Reward to redeem or a store credit now is the time.

Thanks again to all my delightful customers, I will forever be grateful for all your love and support over the years.

With Fondness and Great Thanks,
Amy E. Capano
"Delighting Your Senses Since 1995"

Monday, February 4, 2013

Our Picks for Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras is such a festive Holiday! Hillcrest (our neighborhood) always goes all out for the event. Hillcrest Mardi Gras is sponsored by the GSDBA Charitable Foundation and the Hillcrest Business Association. All proceeds from the street party benefit both organizations. The GSDBA Charitable Foundation issues annual Youth Scholarships. In honor of such a great cause here are OUR PCIKS for your favorite host/ess:

  • Belle Fleur in Rose Immortal, is a full-bodied diva that will sing you a beautiful aria, one that will have you replaying the sublime melody in your mind, over and over again with a a combination of Egyptian rose absolute, hyacinth, jasmine, orris, galbanum, cedarwood, amber & mint.
  • Jonathan Adler Muse D'or, the chic and classique muse candle updated with a semi gloss gold glaze is a perfect holiday gift, but good all year round. Fresh notes of pink pepper and sage balsam. And after the candle is gone? The vessel is perfect pot for a posse of pretty posies. 
  • Volupsa Japonica in Santigo Huckleberry, is the combination of ripe huckleberry mixed with vanilla pods and crushed sweet sugar cane for a sweet, delicious scent.
  •  Nest Body Wash, contains natural plant extracts, vitamins, and antioxidants to help cleanse the skin, leaving it feeling soft and refreshed. Paraben-free formula. In six different scent: bamboo, grapefruit, moroccan amber, most & mint,  orange blossom and our favorite wasabi pear.
For this and more item check out Cathedral and VI | STAR. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

NEW Aquiesse

Aquiesse.. Portfolio Collection in a NEW LOOK same SOPHISTCATION! 

AQUIESSE defines sophisticated, indulgent ambience by inspiring the emotions evoked through the bounties of nature. Their fragrances are meticulously blended by master perfumers using the world's finest essential oils and extracts. Their candles are perfectly balanced in the purest natural wax, and ignited by a carefully selected led-free wick for as clean, luxurious burn. Designed to quickly infuse your space with just the right amount of fragrances Surrender to your senses.... Breathe...
AQUIESSE Classic Candle Collection uses a proprietary soy wax blend that provides the perfect canvas for their artistic fragrance creations. Made with organic soybean oil & carefully selected lead-free wicks.

PICKS: Office edition!

Mary McDonald is a true inspiration and when we saw her office in Million Dollar Decorators we were happy to see a lot of accessories similar to the ones we carry at Cathedral. Here are our picks for a Million Dollar Office...Cathedral style!

  • Antique Votive Holders, these delightful vases are the perfect size to store office supplies such as pens, rubber bands, clips and more.
  • Jonathan Adler Letter opener, like a fine wine or a baseball glove, their brass objects get better with age. The polished brass starts shiny and develops a rich, natural patina over time. If you wish to buff fingerprints or scratches from the surface, use a dollop of brass polish and a microfiber cloth. 
  • Jonathan Adler Tray, this ceramic tray is the perfect geometric color for your office.
  • Jonathan Adler Vase, this studded taper vase is show-stopping in luxury. Each detail is painstakingly hand-carved, then cast in the highest quality matte porcelain. 
  • Love Poems by Pablo Neruda, mostly written on the island paradise of Capri (the idyllic setting of the Oscar-winning movie Il Postino), Love Poems embraces the seascapes surrounding the poet and his love Matilde Urrutia.
  • Nest Diffusers, Carefully crafted with the highest quality fragrance oils, the Reed Diffusers are designed to continuously fill your office with a lush, memorable fragrance. The alcohol-free formula releases fragrance slowly and evenly into the air for approximately 90 days.
Available at Cathedral and VI | STAR.

Candle with Care

Candle fires account for 2.4% of all fires and result in 6% of total injuries from fires and 3% of all fatalities from fires.
The National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) reports candle fire incidents occur most often in the bedroom (45.2%), then in the family room (17.5%) and the bathroom (11.2%). The kitchen accounts for 6.3% of candle fire incidents. NFIRS also reports that the materials most often ignited by candles are cabinetry (9.4%); bedding (blankets, sheets, comforters, etc.) (7.7%); curtains and drapery (7.2%); mattresses & pillows (5.5%). Here are some Cathedral Tips on the proper way to burn a Candle:

Before lighting

1. Trim the wick to ¼ inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, dripping or flaring.
2. Burn candles in a well-ventilated room.
3. Place the candleholder on a stable, heat-resistant surface.
4. Keep the wax pool clear of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
5. Avoid drafts, vents or air currents. This will help prevent rapid or uneven burning, and sooting.
6. Follow recommended burn times. This will prevent excessive heat build up.

While burning

1. Never touch or move a burning candle. Never move a votive or container candle when the wax is liquefied.
2. Don't burn a candle all the way down. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 10% of the wax is left.
3. Extinguish a candle if the flame becomes too high or flickers repeatedly. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, and check for unwanted drafts before re-lighting.
4. Always keep the candle within your sight. If you are going to leave the room, be sure to first blow out all candles.

When extinguishing

1. Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. It's the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.
2. Never use water to extinguish a candle. Water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might break a glass container.
3. Make sure the candle is completely out and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room. 4. Don't touch or move the candle until it has completely cooled.

Monday, January 14, 2013

PICKS: for 2013!

WOW! 2013 its here. Times flies when you are having fun...
Here at Cathedral we are so excited for NEW beginnings and we are planning to start 2013 in a good note. We selected a few delightful picks to start the new year right! Hope you guys enjoy them too!
  • Patch NYC, Serpent Candle: Petit grain, hay absolute and geranium blended together into a scent as vivid and crisp as a lush garden.  This enchanting and smoothly seductive scent is made from 100% pure soy with a 72 hour burn time this distinct candle is beautifully packaged and ready for gift giving (even if just for yourself). Made in the U.S.A.
  • Dogeared, Elephant Necklace: Make a wish and put on your necklace. elephants are one of the oldest symbols of good luck. wear your necklace as a reminder that whenever you need a little extra luck, just point your trunk up towards the sky and believe!
  • PrĂ© de Provence, French Soaps: Pre de Provence French milled soaps are the longest lasting that we carry...for those who appreciate and require the finest in bath.
  • Lafco, Chamomile Lavender Candle: Master Bedroom Candle is the slightest suggestion of fresh washed linens added to the scent of healing chamomile blossoms and lavender buds to inspire a restful nights sleep and sweet dreams. 
  • Paddywax, Eco Diffusers: In pursuit of social responsibility, Paddywax introduces this smart collection featuring recycled wine bottles with wood tops in 6 luscious scents. Simplicity of design combines with exquisite fragrances to create the perfect guilt free indulgence.
  • Thymes, Eucalyptus collection: Stimulating without being overpowering, Eucalyptus is a scent that not only energizes, but leaves you ready to take on the day with warmth and vitality. Fresh, crisp notes of eucalyptus are surrounded by a bright citrus halo of Italian lemon, lime and bergamot. Trailing close behind are green florals and lemongrass, floating on a bed of herbaceous rosewood and fir.
Available at Cathedral and VI | STAR! 

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Greetings! Happy 2013!

We made it through 2012. Mayan Apocalypse and All...

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season filled with family, friends, and fun!
2012 was a roller coaster of a year filled with ups and downs, but we managed to make it through thanks to you our fabulous friends and loyal supporters. I call you friends because to me you are not only a customer, you are a loyal friend. We have shared stories and chatted about things on many occasions.

Thank You All for Supporting Cathedral for the last 18 years! These days owning a retail store is a challenge, but together we accomplished great things, and without your support 18 years of business wouldn't have been possible. We wish you all the best for 2013 and that you continue to reach for your goals. Happy New Year!

Wishing you all the best in 2013,

Amy E. Capano
"Delighting Your Senses Since 1995"

P.S. Also don't forget to check our facebook page for the latest news & updates, as well as our twitter and pinterest account.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Scent Menu: Cinnamon!

Now that the festivities are kicking in we are in the mood for a spicy holiday scent that lingers thru out our home. Cinnamon is always been a good earthy and warm scent that we can count on for a delightful evening so here are our picks with this spicy scent:

  • Fifth & Madison in Joix di Noel, with cinnamon, cranberry and mandarin notes this scents always put us on the mood for some Christmas carols!
  • Fifth & Madison in Pumpkin Chai Latte, the creamy spiced chai with buttery pumpkin always get us.
  • Volupsa in Clove Pomander, is the scent of red cloves crushed and blended with cinnamon, pear, bergamot and nutmeg.
  • Voluspa in Mandarino Cannela,  is scented with Italian mandarin orange topped with vanilla cinnamon cream and finished with nutmeg and stem ginger.
  • Aquiesse in Cinnamon Tabac, is a gift of golden cinnamon gently dusted over warm vanilla, with hints of sweet aged tobacco, summoning memories of a glow from a stone fireplace.
  • K.Hall in Sweet Orange and Cassia, this delightful blend is natural for the holiday season, it has a pleasant year-round appeal with its orange and cinnamon blend.
  • Hotel di Paris in Cinnamon Vetiver,  a lovely candle jar with the wording Hotel Palais Royal.  Scent is Cinnamon and Vetiver.

All this goodies and more you can find them at Cathedral and VI | Star!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Cathedral Picks for Good Giving!

Happy Holidays Everybody! Now that the Holiday parties are in full force we are always thinking of NEW innovate gifts that make an impact. Here at Cathedral we choose for you some beautiful gifts that make a difference too. Hope you enjoy our selections.

  • Hand in Hand, soaps: This sustainable suds will donate a bar to save a child's life. Buy a bar, give a bar. Hand in Hand comes in three delightful scents lavender, orange blossom and white tea.
  • Lotus Love Beauty, body & bath collection: A portion of each Lotus Love Beauty product sold supports the Shanti Project. Shanti enhances the quality of life, health and well-being of people living with life-threatening illnesses, including Breast Cancer and HIV/AIDS. Lotus Love Beauty comes in five delightful scents Citrus Saffron, Hibiscus Marigold, Verbena Coconut, Jasmine Rose and Sandalwood Incense.
  • Nest, Elton John Holiday, candle: A portion of the proceeds of the sale of the Nest Sir Elton John Candle Collection will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Elton John Holiday Candle by Nest Fragrances is a Holiday blend of evergreen and balsam fir needles with rich woods and a sparkling citrus accord. Poured into a deep purple, gold crown encrusted vessel and placed inside a festive Holiday box, this candle makes the perfect gift!
  • Hillcrest/92103, book: What better way to show love to Hillcrest! Show your neighborhood your support with this Hillcrest/92103 book. Also Cathedral is in it too!
  • An Invisible Flower, book:  Yoko Ono created An Invisible Flower when she was just nineteen years old, at the very start of her artistic career. Recently rediscovered in her archive by her son, Sean Lennon, who also provides a foreword, this jewel of a book tells the heartwarming story of the invisible beauty we all know is there—and of the one man, "Smelty John", who catches sight of it. Written years before Ono met John Lennon, An Invisible Flower offers a glimpse into the early process of a brilliant conceptual artist and, it will transpire, presages the love of her life. Simple pastel drawings complement the book's affirming message, and a new afterword by Ono makes this small treasure even more special.
  • A letter to my Dog, book: Dogs know how to talk to us they do it all the time. A pair of raised ears or a wagging tail can speak volumes to those in the know. In this heartfelt ode to the furriest of family members, dog lovers get the chance to say something back, sharing personal letters penned to their beloved companions. With gorgeous accompanying photographs by Robin Layton, this collection of letters and portraits features a wide range of dogs and their owners, including everyday people with remarkable stories as well as celebrities like Chelsea Handler, Tony Bennett, and Oprah Winfrey alongside their pooches. Throughout, these tales of perseverance, love, and loyalty celebrate the deep and devoted friendships that humans share with their pups.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cathedral Picks: Thanksgiving Dinner!

We can't believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Definitive time flies when you are having fun. Here at Cathedral we selected some of our favorites scents that reminds us of that perfect Thanksgiving dinner that we shared with friends and family. Here are our picks:

  • Fifth & Madison in Joix de Noel, a perfect blend of Cranberry, Mandarin & Clove.
  • Fifth & Madison in Roasted Chestnut, a creamy and delicious blend of smokey chestnuts and sweet vanilla.
  • Fifth & Madison in Chai Pumpkin Latte, spiced chai with buttery pumpkin.
  • Aquiesse in Frankincense & Myrrh, ambient ambrosial frankincense and the fragrant sap of the exotic myrrh tree have perfumed sacred cathedral air for centuries in rituals worthy of goddesses and kings.
  • Voluspa in Clove Pomander,  is the scent of red cloves crushed and blended with Voluspa's mixture of pear, bergamot and nutmeg.
  • Voluspa in Chestnut & Vetiver, is rich roasted chestnuts fired and combined with earthy vetiver, oakmoss and amber.
  • Nest in Holiday,  is the aroma of a sparkling holiday season, created by blending pomegranate, Mandarin orange, pine, cloves and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and amber. Encased in a striped gold, clear and frosted glass and boxed in festive holiday packaging.
  • Jonathan Adler Christmas Ornaments, have a classique JA holiday. Handcrafted, unglazed porcelain menagerie figurine with a hand tied ribbon ready for haute hanging. After the holidays remove the metal hanging loop and it’s a piece of mini menagerie, perfect for year-round decorating.
All these selections and more you can find them at Shop Cathedral and VI | STAR.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Wax Candleholders

We just love these easy and beautiful wax Candleholders DIY from Design*Sponge. Here is what you need for materials as well as a step by step guide. For a more detail guide with pictures click here!

  • Electronic tea lights (only use electronic lights for this project, as actual candles could cause the wax paper to burn)
  • Wax paper
  • Although it’s not necessary, you can use masking tape to keep the holder together once it’s completed.

1. Tear a strip of wax paper from a roll. It should be about a foot long. You can vary the length depending how tall you want your candle holder to be.
2. Next, bring up the folded section of paper to about half an inch below where you left the bottom of the sheet in the previous step.
3. Repeat the previous step with the next fold.
4. With your fold layers facing outward, create a cylinder by bringing each side of the wax paper together and nesting one end within the folds.
5. Pop an electronic tea light in there, and you’re ready to go!

images via: d*s

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Whats NEW for the Holidays!

 Nest NEW Birchwood candle

Voluspa NEW Vermiel Collection

As we are preparing for the Holiday Season the store is getting full of delightful season scents full of pine, cranberry, chestnut and more. Here are two of our favorite brands with NEW redesign scents and packaging. Also don't forget to check our SCENT MENU in Pine!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Cathedral Picks! Hallow's Eve

Here are OUR last minute PICKS for this Hallow's Eve! Lots of goodies to choose from. To the sweet to the spooky, there's something for everybody. Plus if you have a friend or family member blowing some candles that day make it special and memorable for them with  a "Happy BOO-day" card and a traditional Pumpkin Chai Latte candle. Whatever you have a trick or treat day we wish you a Delightful Holiday Season!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Scent Menu! Pine

Fall is in the air. Literally! The store is full of NEW beautiful fragrances but the lovely scent of pine is still one our favorites. This scents screams Christmas, Family and Joy. Here are our favorite brands with the pine scent:

  •  Thymes in Frasier Fir, the aromatic snap of crisp Siberian fir needles, heartening cedarwood and relaxing sandalwood forms a refreshing bed of crisp, just-cut forest fragrance. Undertones of rich floral musk deepen and soften the resinous woody notes, for a scent that’s mountain fresh, yet cozy and comforting.
  • Patch NYC in Stag, siberian fir, cilantro, citrus and a touch of raspberry make this one of our most popular scents. Fresh as a brisk morning walk in the woods and cozy as an evening by a roaring fire this candle is perfect anytime. 
  • K.Hall in Siberian Fir, beautiful screen printed candles are made with pure vegetable wax and come with an aluminum lid. This rich, sweet balsam scent is wonderful in the winter yet creates a nice cooling effect in the summer.
  • Fifth and Madison in Twelve Nights, an aromatic combination of cedar, citrus and frasier fir. Perfect for any gathering.
  • Voluspa in Branche Vermeil, if you miss the Voluspa Frost Pinecone candle in the old Seasons Collection, try this fragrance. An icicle crusted branch of winter spruce snapped with hints of citron, balsam and sugar.
  • Nest's Elton John Holiday, delightfully festive fragrance blend of evergreen and balsam fir needles combined with rich woods and a sparkling citrus accord.
 Order Early! This Seasonal Candles usually sell out fast. Find them at Shop Cathedral and Cathedral at VI | STAR.  

Cathedral Picks! Tocca Screen Sirens.

Tocca is renowned worldwide as a fragrance house of distinctive and exquisite scents. Its perfumers develop scents that are reminiscent of bygone times and familiar places yet infused with the unexpected, creating something altogether fresh and new. Leaving a touch of mystery in the air, Tocca’s sophisticated products are meant to inspire and surprise. Tocca’s beautiful fragrances can be experienced in a luxury candle collection, fine fragrances, and bath and body products with that said we selected some of our favorite scents featuring some legendary screen sirens. Here are our picks:

  • Brigitte Fragrance, inspired by the playful and sensual beauty of France’s iconic film siren, Brigitte Bardot. Top Notes: Ginger, Rhubarb, Papaya
  • Cleopatra Fragance, inspired by the Mediterranean seductress, Cleopatra captivates the senses.Top Notes: Bitter Grapefruit, Lush Greens, Cassis Bud
  • Colette Frangrance, inspired by the Parisian novelist, Colette captures the mysterious essence of a woman. Let her intrigue draw you in…Top Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Lemon, Juniper Berry, Pink Peppercorn
  • Grace Candle,the pure essence of the Casablanca Lily, the Roman symbol of hope, is personified by the classic elegance of Grace Kelly. An exhilaratingly fresh scent from the fragrant blossom of the queen of flowers.
  • Yma Candle, inspired by the legendary Peruvian singer/soprano, Yma Sumac, the savory essence of the Peruvian guava fruit combined with the luscious scent of red currant create an intoxicating duet.
  • Sofia Candle, inspired by the legendary Sofia Loren, this scent enhances the purity and freshness of the kitchen with the essence of vine-ripened tomatoes and basil from a Mediterranean garden. 

Also check out our Tocca inspired Cocktails! Perfect for any Holiday party. Find the candles & candles at ShopCathedral and Cathedral at VI | STAR.

Monday, October 15, 2012

What's NEW at Cathedral!

Snappy, the purple beta

Kaum Candles

NEW Paddywax, Relish collection

NEW Nest, three wick deco tin

NEW Paris Hotel, Holiday Collecion

As we are getting ready for the Holiday Season there are lots of NEW Holiday candles in the store besides the ever popular Pumpkin Chai and Frasier Fir. Here some of our current favorites:
  • Kaum Candle collection, this calmly collection comes in their signature fragrance pomegranate or there blends in Jazmine-Chamomile and Sandalwood- Patchouli. Serene scents at their best!
  • Paddiwax Relish collection, these iconic vessels are no longer just our Grandmother's go-to but are ideal for trendsetters, brides and crafting mavens! They pay tribute by filling them with their delicious signature fragrance blends such as vanilla-oakmoss, pomegranate-spruce and more.
  • Nest three wick candle in classic collection, sleek, modern and sophisticated, this 3-wick tin candle makes the perfect gift for any occasion and once the wax has been consumed, the attractive container can be re-used to store your small keepsakes, mementos or household items.
  • Paris Hotel the Holiday collection, inspired by famous Hotels in Paris this collection is sophisticated with a familiar twist. In traditional Holiday scents such as orange-clove, firewood and vanilla-waffle your nose will travel through the day.
  • NEW redesign Voluspa's Vermeil collection, this seasonal candle is inspired by the rich luster of Vermeil Silver for a handblown vintage effect exclusive to Voluspa, these rare seasonal fragrance make up a luxe pallette of new favorites for Holiday.
Oh Yes...Snappy, our beautiful purple beta. He loves meeting new people. Come and visit us soon!
Find themat ShopCathedral and Cathedral in VI | Star