Tries, Buys, and DIYs: 5 Things Apartment Therapy Editors Are Loving This Week

published Nov 25, 2022
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As a shopping editor, I always have an ear to the ground for the coolest, smartest, most need-to-know our editors’ radars straight to your very own space.

Not sure where to shop, or just need some quick inspo? Start here with a weekly rundown of AT editors’ favorite finds, from things we’ve tested and exciting brand launches to home project kickstarters. Read on to see what’s got our team buzzing this week.

1 / 5

"I’m a huge fan of Otherland candles. The fragrances are always unique, and the labels couldn’t be cuter. For the first time, the brand is launching a limited edition three-wick style candle, and though it’s a little splurgey, you’ll get more than 75 hours of burn time out of one of these guys (which amounts to a little over a dollar per hour lit when you do the math). Right now, the three-wick size is only available in the seasonal Fallen Fir variety, but trust me, it smells dreamy, especially if you like your wintry forest scents with a side of musk and spice. This size also comes in a dust bag for easy gifting." —Danielle Blundell, Executive Home Director

2 / 5
The 125 Collection

"One of my favorite candle makers, The 125 Collection, recently expanded into skincare, and I am especially loving the new body scrubs that make my skin feel amazing. Modeled after two of the brand’s most popular candles, these sweet-smelling scrubs are fantastic day and night. The mocha-scented Rise + Grind is a mix of coarse sugar granules and coffee grounds to stimulate circulation, while the relaxing Keep Calm + Sage infuses your skin with nourishing vitamins. And each one comes with an adorable spoon that makes it feel like even more of a treat." —Amy Gordon, Apartment Therapy Contributor

3 / 5

"I've been a big fan of strawberries since I was a kid — my mom made a strawberry Halloween costume for me once, the love was that strong — so when I saw this vase from, I had to get it. It's bright and fun and a little silly, and I think it would look great in a living room, kitchen, or even a guest room to make someone smile. Personally, I'm planning on putting it on a mantel, front and center." —Kelly Dawson, Deputy Editor

4 / 5
Wonder Valley

"This plant-based bar soap is carefully crafted by the makers of my favorite, extremely giftable olive oil, Wonder Valley. Aside from all the desert scents, the soap’s star ingredient is Wonder Valley’s small-batch olive oil (which is made with olives pressed within mere hours of leaving the branch and has some seriously positive effects on the hand-cleaning experience). Since I discovered this bar of gold, I complete my dishwashing duties, then go ahead and wash my hands with the elegant soap. It seems counterintuitive to go back in with some soap after just emerging from a sudsy scrub, but think of it as a moisturizing step (the bonus is that there’s no way your fingers will be left smelling like food). This two-step routine keeps my hands happy and ready for the next inevitable cleanup." —Stella Totino, Apartment Therapy Contributor

5 / 5

"I recently received the 'Raise Your Cup' package from T2 as a gift — and it might be the most adorable gift I’ve ever received. A gorgeous box opens to reveal a playful stoneware mug, and in a separate compartment, a little drawer can be pulled out. The compartment in question is filled with 15 of T2's most popular tea bags. As a T2 superfan, I’m thrilled to try some new flavors. The 'Packs a Peach' flavor has already been added to my cart." —Maddie Bilis, Deputy Lifestyle Director