Indulge in Autumn: The Warm Glow of an Apples and Maple Bourbon Candle

As the leaves begin to don their fiery hues and the air grows crisp, the season of autumn beckons us to embrace its charm. In the spirit of the season, Stamford's own Briarwood Candles has unveiled a collaboration that captures the quintessence of fall in their 'Autumn in Stamford' candle. This article delves into the essence of crafting the perfect seasonal ambiance, savoring autumnal libations, curating an aesthetic that celebrates the fall, and embracing the local festivities and transitional activities that Stamford has to offer.

Key Takeaways

  • Briarwood Candles' 'Autumn in Stamford' candle offers a blend of bourbon, apple, and maple scents, encapsulating the essence of autumn in Stamford.
  • Seasonal cocktails like the Fall From The Tree and the Leftcraft Toddy complement the cozy atmosphere with their warm, spiced flavors.
  • Curating an autumnal aesthetic extends beyond typical pumpkin spice, incorporating scents like bergamot, vanilla, chai, and cedar.
  • Local events in Stamford, such as the Off Main Experience and the Stamford Museum & Nature Center Farmers Market, spotlight the community's seasonal offerings.
  • Transitioning into fall involves not just a change in decor but also a shift in activities and attire, embracing the cooler weather with layers and warm beverages.

The Essence of Autumn: Crafting the Perfect Seasonal Ambiance

The Inspiration Behind 'Autumn in Stamford'

When the collaboration between HeyStamford and Briarwood Candles sparked to life, it was clear that the essence of Stamford's fall had to be captured in a scent. 'Autumn in Stamford' is not just a candle; it's a sensory journey through the city's golden streets, with each note of apple, maple, and bourbon reminiscent of the season's comforting embrace.

The candle's creation was a meticulous process, ensuring that the final product was not only evocative of Stamford's autumnal charm but also upheld the values of sustainability and eco-friendliness. Customers have consistently praised the inviting and refreshing qualities of the various scents, highlighting the clean burn and sustainable production methods that define the brand.

For those eager to indulge in the warm glow of 'Autumn in Stamford', here's how you can bring this limited-edition piece of autumn into your home:

  • Visit to place an order.
  • Attend one of the upcoming local events, such as the Off Main Experience or the Stamford Museum & Nature Center Farmers Market.
  • Orders typically ship within 1-3 days, ensuring that the cozy ambiance of fall is just around the corner.

Setting the Scene with Seasonal Scents

As the leaves begin to don their fiery hues and the air turns crisp, there's no better way to embrace the season than by filling your home with the quintessential aromas of autumn. The 'Autumn in Stamford' candle is your ticket to an olfactory journey through fall's splendor, handcrafted to capture the essence of the season with its blend of bourbon, apple, and maple notes.

When it comes to setting the mood, the right scent can transform your space into a cozy haven. Moxieandgrace takes pride in offering a variety of candles that cater to the fall enthusiast, with the Apples Maple & Bourbon candle being a standout favorite. Not only are these candles hand-poured in the USA using sustainable materials, but they also ship quickly, ensuring your autumn ambiance is just a few days away.

For those who are environmentally conscious, Briarwood Candles not only delivers on scent but also on sustainability. With positive customer reviews, these handcrafted sustainable candles support eco-friendly practices, offering environmentally-friendly aromatherapy and even wickless options for a safer, cleaner burn.

From Wax to Wicks: The Making of a Signature Candle

Dive into the craft of candle making with our 'Autumn in Stamford' collection, where each candle is more than just a source of light; it's a handcrafted piece of autumn. Our candles are made with love and care, ensuring that each one captures the essence of the season.

Starting with the finest natural soy wax, we blend in the intoxicating scents of apple and maple bourbon, creating an aroma that fills your room with the spirit of fall. The wicks are carefully selected to complement our wax, ensuring a clean and even burn every time.

Here's a peek at our candle-making process:

  • Selecting eco-friendly, high-quality materials
  • Blending unique fragrances that evoke autumn
  • Hand-pouring the wax with precision
  • Ensuring the wicks are perfectly centered for an optimal burn

Our commitment to sustainability is evident in our production methods, offering an environmentally-friendly aromatherapy experience. Customers have shared their love for our scents and the guilt-free enjoyment our candles provide. Whether it's the luxurious Toasted Pumpkin Spice or the sweet allure of Brown Sugar & Fig, each fragrance is designed to romance your senses and bring the warmth of autumn into your home.

Sip and Savor: Autumnal Libations to Complement Your Cozy Evenings

Fall From The Tree: A Cider-Lover's Dream

Imagine a crisp autumn day, the air filled with the scent of fallen leaves and a hint of woodsmoke. Now, add the warm, inviting aroma of apple cider with a twist. Fall From The Tree is not just a drink; it's an experience that encapsulates the essence of the season. Made with Laird's applejack liquor, fresh apple juice, a dash of cinnamon syrup, and a squeeze of lemon, it's a concoction that's as refreshing as it is comforting. Garnished with a thin apple slice, it's the perfect accompaniment to a cozy evening by the fire.

For those who prefer their autumn libations without alcohol, fear not. This versatile beverage can be made with or without rum, ensuring everyone can enjoy the taste of fall. Whether you're hosting a festive gathering or simply savoring the quiet of a chilly evening, Fall From The Tree is a must-try. And remember, like the fleeting colors of autumn leaves, this special cider is here for a season, so indulge while you can.

The Thompson & Taylor: A Toast to Pumpkin Spice

When the leaves start to turn and the air gets crisp, there's nothing quite like wrapping your hands around a warm mug filled with the season's best flavors. The Thompson & Taylor is the epitome of fall in a glass, a cocktail that marries the boldness of rye whiskey with the comforting sweetness of house pumpkin spice demerara. Add a dash of black walnut bitters and a hint of fireball, and you've got yourself a drink that's as festive as it is delicious.

For those who prefer their autumn spirits with a bit of DIY flair, here's a quick guide to crafting your own pumpkin spice magic at home:

  • Start with a quality rye whiskey as your base.
  • Infuse simple syrup with pumpkin spice for that signature autumnal taste.
  • Balance the sweetness with a few dashes of black walnut bitters.
  • For an extra kick, a splash of fireball cinnamon whiskey does the trick.
  • Serve in a chilled glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick or an orange peel.

Whether you're hosting a fall gathering or simply enjoying a quiet night in, the Thompson & Taylor is sure to add a touch of pumpkin spice to your evening. And if you're looking to set the mood, consider lighting up a candle from Moxieandgrace. Their Toasted Pumpkin Spice candle promises a clean burn and sustainable production, ensuring your cozy evening is not only fragrant but eco-friendly. Orders ship within 1-3 days, so you won't have to wait long to bask in the warm glow of autumn.

Leftcraft Toddy: Bourbon Bliss Meets Autumn Spice

When the leaves start to turn and the air gets crisp, there's nothing quite like wrapping your hands around a warm mug of Leftcraft Toddy. This isn't just any toddy; it's a bourbon bliss with a twist of autumn spice that'll have you feeling all the fall feels.

Imagine the rich, smooth taste of Four Roses Bourbon, mingled with the sweet citrus of Grand Marnier, and a symphony of cinnamon, clove, honey, and lemon. It's like a hug in a cup, perfect for those long, cozy evenings or a lively game of bingo with friends. And the best part? It's crafted with love and care, ensuring each sip is as memorable as the last.

For those who love a good candle to pair with their toddy, Moxieandgrace offers the Honey Bourbon Wickless Candle, known for its clean burn and sustainable production. Orders are shipped out swiftly, so you won't have to wait long to indulge in the warm glow of your new favorite candle.

Fall Finds: Curating Your Autumnal Aesthetic

Stock Up on Fall Scents: Beyond Pumpkin Spice

When the leaves start to turn and the air gets crisp, it's time to swap out those summer scents for something a bit more fitting. Ditch the predictable pumpkin spice and explore a world of aromatic indulgence that autumn has to offer. Our local website features an array of candles that'll make your space smell like a fall fantasy. From the zesty kick of Blood Orange & Lime Agave to the sweet embrace of Apples Maple & Bourbon, there's a fragrance to match every mood.

Don't just stick to the classics; venture into the unexpected with scents like White Sage & Lavender or Mistletoe. And for those who love the smell of the ocean breeze, even as the temperatures drop, Sea Mist might just be your new go-to. To make things even sweeter, sign up for the newsletter and snag those cozy vibes at a discount. Here's a quick list of scents to get your autumn collection started:

  • Blood Orange & Lime Agave
  • Apples Maple & Bourbon
  • White Sage & Lavender
  • Mistletoe
  • Sea Mist

Remember, the right scent can transform your home into an autumnal haven, so take your pick and let the fall festivities begin!

Layering Up: Fashion Meets Function

As the leaves turn and the air chills, layering becomes our second skin. It's all about striking that perfect balance between staying warm and looking cool. At the heart of autumn fashion is the art of layering, and it's not just about piling on clothes; it's about creating a look that's as functional as it is stylish.

Local boutiques like Sound Styles and MaJe Gallery are treasure troves for fluffy neutrals and chic layers. Whether you're after a fleece-lined interior with functional pockets from Wheat Apparel or cozy separates from Little Bipsy, these shops have got you covered. And let's not forget the power of a good boot to transition those summer dresses into the cooler months. Crush Footwear's selection of boots and booties is a must-visit.

If you're updating your wardrobe on a budget, Pear Tree Consignment is your go-to for that champagne taste without breaking the bank. Their daily refreshed stock means you'll always find something new and exciting to add to your autumn collection. Remember, layering is more than just a fashion statement; it's a way to embrace the season with both moxie and grace.

Back to School: Autumn Essentials for Everyone

As the leaves start to turn and the air gets crisper, it's not just the little ones who need to gear up for school days. From preschool to higher ed, everyone's in on the autumnal prep. You'll find that back-to-school shopping has evolved beyond the mall marathons of yesteryear. Now, it's all about curating that perfect capsule wardrobe with a personal touch, thanks to local gems like Little Bipsy and NC Concept Store.

When it comes to decking out those dorms or refreshing your study space, don't shy away from the scents of the season. Places like Bench & Board and KSD Home offer an array of home goods that'll make any room feel like a cozy autumn retreat. Think layers of bergamot, vanilla, and, of course, the warm embrace of apples and cedar. It's all about making it feel like your own personal haven.

And let's not forget the essentials for those brisk walks to class or the library. Embrace the chill and layer up with finds from Pear Tree Consignment or Anchor Chic Consignment. Remember, it's not just about the books and the outfits; it's about feeling comfortable and confident as you stride into the new school year.

Local Love: Embracing Stamford's Autumnal Offerings

Upcoming Events: Where to Find 'Autumn in Stamford'

As the leaves turn a tapestry of fiery hues, Stamford's streets beckon with the promise of autumnal charm. Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in the season's splendor at local events where you can snag the exclusive 'Autumn in Stamford' candle. Here's where you can light up your fall:

  • **Off Main Experience

  • Stamford Murals**: Saturday, 10/28, from 12pm to 5pm

  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center Farmers Market: Tuesday, 11/15, from 10am to 2pm

And if you're feeling extra festive, swing by Designs by Lee for a full-on fall experience. Load up on pumpkins and gourds, and who knows, you might even find some farmstand treats or a petting zoo to make your day extra special. Remember, these events are more than just markets; they're a celebration of all things autumn in Stamford. So, wrap up in your coziest scarf, grab a warm drink, and join the community in welcoming the season. For those who prefer the comfort of their own home, visit for a sensory journey through fall with scents like Blood Orange & Lime Agave, or the quintessential Apples Maple & Bourbon. Stay in the loop for more goodies and discounts by subscribing to their newsletter. It's your all-access pass to the warm glow of autumn, anytime, anywhere.

HeyStamford's Top Picks for Fall Fun

As the leaves turn a tapestry of fiery hues and the air gets that crisp edge, Stamford transforms into a playground for autumn enthusiasts. HeyStamford! has rounded up some of the best local activities to immerse yourself in the season's charm. From outdoor concerts that make the most of the lingering warmth to festive pumpkin patches brimming with fall's bounty, there's something for everyone.

For those who love a good treasure hunt, the Off Main Experience is a must-visit. Imagine strolling through Stamford's picturesque streets, lined with golden leaves, while discovering unique local art. And let's not forget the Stamford Museum & Nature Center Farmers Market, where you can indulge in the freshest seasonal produce and handcrafted goods. It's the perfect spot to pick up a sustainable candle from Briarwood Candles, infusing your home with the essence of autumn.

If you're a fan of the night scene, the Hey Stamford! Food Festival is back with a bang, offering two weekends of gastronomic delights and live music. It's the ideal setting to sip on a cider or a maple bourbon cocktail, under the stars, wrapped in the warmth of community and good cheer. And for those who prefer a quieter evening, Moxieandgrace's Roasted Chestnut & Rum candle, with its clean burn and cozy aroma, is the perfect companion for a night in.

Seasonal Eats: Where to Dine This Fall

As the leaves turn and the air chills, Stamford's culinary scene heats up with an array of comfort food that beckons you indoors. Autumn in Stamford isn't just a time for picturesque pumpkin picking; it's a season to indulge in the warmth of delicious, homemade meals that stick to your bones.

For those ready to embrace the fall energy, here's a list of local favorites that promise to satisfy your seasonal cravings:

  • Ono Poke for a twist on traditional Hawaiian flavors
  • Kelnero, where cocktails meet creative cuisine
  • Scratch, the go-to for artisanal eats
  • Leftcraft, offering a perfect blend of craft beers and comfort food
  • Salt & Iron, for those who fancy a surf and turf experience
  • Epulo, where Mediterranean meets the Northwest
  • Calypso, if Caribbean flavors call your name
  • The Cheesemonger’s Table, for cheese aficionados
  • Thai by Day, for a spicy kick to your palate
  • SanKai, where sushi rolls are crafted to perfection

As the summer's outdoor dining fades, these cozy spots become the heart of Stamford's fall dining. Whether it's a steaming cup of Chanterelle's nearly famous tomato bisque or a hearty meal at any of the listed eateries, you're sure to find the perfect dish to complement the crisp autumn air. Just remember, while the lineup of vendors may change, the promise of an Instagram-worthy meal stays the same.

Seasonal Shifts: Transitioning Your Space and Spirits for Fall

Home Decor Tips for a Cozy Retreat

As the leaves turn and the air chills, there's nothing quite like retreating into the comfort of your own home. Transform your space into a cozy sanctuary with a few simple touches that go a long way. Start by draping a plush throw over your favorite armchair and piling up some heavy blankets within arm's reach for those spontaneous snuggle sessions.

When it comes to setting the mood, lighting is key. Swap out bright, harsh lights for soft, warm bulbs that mimic the golden hues of autumn. And what's a cozy retreat without the quintessential fall scent wafting through the air? Moxieandgrace offers a variety of candles, including the comforting Fireside candle, hand-poured in the USA with sustainable materials. Don't forget to take advantage of their 15% off on your first order when you subscribe to their newsletter, and while you're at it, snag a gift box featuring cozy scents to complete your autumnal ambiance.

Here's a quick checklist to ensure your space is fall-ready:

  • Mid-century art and accents from Driftwood Modern
  • Journaling notebooks and cards from Bountiful Home and Nursery
  • Edmonds mug and ramekins from HouseWares and The Wooden Spoon
  • Rotating art selection from Aria Studio Gallery

Remember, a cozy retreat is not just about the look, but also about the feel. So, gather your softest cushions, light a candle, and let the warm glow and rich scents of apples and maple bourbon envelop you in the ultimate autumnal experience.

Cocktail Hour: Cozy Concoctions to Try

As the leaves turn and the evenings draw in, there's nothing quite like a cocktail to warm the cockles of your heart. Sip on the season with a Midnight Old Fashioned from Kelnero, boasting a blend of Sazerac Rye, pumpkin pie spice infused syrup, and black walnut bitters, garnished with a dehydrated citrus wheel. It's the perfect potion to light up your night.

For those who fancy a twist on tradition, Bar Americano's autumnal offerings are sprinkled with cinnamon and promise to be a delightful deviation from the norm. And let's not forget the innovative creations from Fire & the Feast, like the My Cousin Vinny cocktail, a concoction of clarified milk punch and mint infused rum that's sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Here's a quick list of must-try cozy cocktails this fall:

  • Midnight Old Fashioned at Kelnero
  • Cinnamon-infused delights at Bar Americano
  • My Cousin Vinny at Fire & the Feast

Remember, Moxieandgrace offers a variety of scented candles to complement your cocktail hour. From Citrus Agave to Honey Bourbon, set the mood with a scent that suits your soirée. Subscribe now and enjoy 15% off your first order.

Embracing the Chill: Activities for the Cooler Days

As the leaves turn and the air chills, it's time to embrace the coziness of autumn. There's something undeniably comforting about wrapping up in layers and settling down with a good book or a creative project. Here are a few ways to make the most of these cooler days:

  • Add a Layer (or Three): The Pacific Northwest's love language is layers. As the rain becomes more frequent, it's the perfect excuse to don your favorite cozy sweaters and scarves.
  • Curl Up with a Good Book: Whether it's a gripping novel or a heartwarming tale, find a quiet corner and lose yourself in the pages.
  • Get Crafty: From knitting to scrapbooking, autumn is the ideal time to start a new hobby or revisit an old one.

Local boutiques like Sound Styles and Pear Tree Consignment offer a gorgeous selection of cozy apparel to keep you warm. And don't forget to check out Driftwood Modern for mid-century art that pairs perfectly with a warm blanket and a hot cuppa. Whether you're updating your wardrobe or your living space, these downtown spots are perfect for leaning into that fall energy.

Wrapping Up the Autumn Aroma

As the leaves turn a tapestry of fiery hues and the crisp air whispers of the season's change, there's no better way to embrace the essence of autumn than with the 'Autumn in Stamford' candle. This collaboration between Hey Stamford and Briarwood Candles is not just a candle; it's a sensory journey through the charming streets of Stamford, wrapped in the warm embrace of apples and maple bourbon. Whether you're cozying up with a good book, sharing laughs with friends over a spiced cocktail, or simply basking in the glow of nostalgia, this candle is your perfect autumnal companion. So light the wick, let the scents swirl, and make every moment this fall as enchanting as the flickering flame of your new favorite candle.

Frequently Asked Questions

What inspired the 'Autumn in Stamford' candle?

The 'Autumn in Stamford' candle was inspired by the picturesque streets of Stamford during autumn, with its golden leaves and comforting scents. It's a collaboration with Stamford-based Briarwood Candles to capture the essence of the season in a hand-poured candle that combines smoky bourbon with crisp apple and maple aromas.

Where can I purchase the 'Autumn in Stamford' candle?

The 'Autumn in Stamford' candle is available for purchase online at, or you can pick one up at local Stamford events such as the Off Main Experience or the Stamford Museum & Nature Center Farmers Market.

Are there any seasonal drinks that pair well with the 'Autumn in Stamford' candle?

Yes, for a perfect autumnal evening, you can enjoy a Fall From The Tree cider cocktail, a Thompson & Taylor with pumpkin spice, or a warm Leftcraft Toddy with bourbon and autumn spices, all of which complement the cozy atmosphere created by the candle.

What are some must-have scents for curating an autumnal aesthetic?

Beyond the classic pumpkin spice, consider scents like bergamot, vanilla, chai, apples, cedar, and tobacco to create a warm and inviting fall atmosphere in your home.

What are some recommended activities to embrace the cooler days of fall?

As the weather cools, consider adding layers to your wardrobe, enjoying hot lattes, preparing homemade meals, or curling up with a good book. You can also check out local events and festive activities that celebrate the autumn season.

Can I find autumn-inspired cocktails in Stamford?

Absolutely! Stamford's happy hour hot spots, including Bar Americano and Kelnero, offer cozy cocktails sprinkled with cinnamon and other fall flavors to enjoy during the season.