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May 1st, 2021

Happy Birthday, Tiffany Brown!

Our May birthday girl is Tiffany Brown. Each month we celebrate a local entrepreneur on her special day.

Our May birthday girl is Tiffany Brown, owner of Wicks NOLA Candle Company. The New Orleans native made Oprah Magazine's 22 best scented candles list. 

Happy birthday! How are you celebrating this year?
Thank you! The family and I are renting a condo in Pensacola for the weekend. 

Best part about being an entrepreneur in New Orleans?
I love the way New Orleanians support each other and this city. We encourage each other to be great! At least that's been my experience. 

What is the first candle scent you ever made? Most recent?
My very first candle scent was The Big Easy. Most recently The Olive Branch

How did Oprah Magazine find you for their top 22 best scented candles list? Incredible!
I honestly had no idea we had been featured. My sister Crystal was trying to find a video where Fleurty Girl had mentioned us on a local news segment. During that search, she ran across the Oprah Magazine article. It was crazy because I was so excited about the Fleurty Girl mention, not knowing Oprah Magazine had featured us on this best scented candles list. I cried like a baby. Just overcome with emotion. 

Three most popular scents that you sell?
French Quarter Beignet, Voodoo Spell and Bourbon Creme Brulee. 

Breakfast, lunch, dinner in NOLA - where are we most likely to find you?
Breakfast: Bearcat Cafe
Lunch: KIN
Dinner: The Rum House 

Most leaned upon inspirational motto?
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 

What's on your birthday wish list?
A day of no expectations. No meetings. No deadlines. Time with my family. 

People would be surprised to learn this about you...
Having a business really forced me to come to some realizations about myself. I realized if I wanted my business to be better it started with me. I started seeing a therapist this year and was diagnosed with ADHD. I now take medication for it and it has been the best thing ever for me. My thoughts are clear, I'm able to stay on task which enables me to be more productive. Before I found myself being busy, but not productive. I was embarrassed about it initially because I didn't want to feel weak, but I know now that I'm better for it. I encourage everyone to take care of your mental health. It's so important. 

What I discovered about myself in the pandemic.
I learned to celebrate the small victories. I can sometimes be very hard on myselfm but there were so many businesses that didn't make it during this pandemic. We are truly grateful that we did and that's not something to be taken lightly. 

How many candles are you blowing out?
45

Do you identify with your Zodiac sign?
100% I'm a Taurus. I am so stubborn and bull headed, but I'm also very loyal and dependable.

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Photo: Genna Green with Green Still Photography 

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