West Hollywood, Ca
Creator and Founder I Lait Candles
You know when you meet someone and you are immediately compelled to promote everything they are doing because you believe in it that much? Well, that’s how I feel about Jennifer Rhee. I want to hold her up like Simba and present her to the whole kingdom then put her in my pocket and take her everywhere I go.
Growing up in OC, Jenn made a hobby out of making candles and soaps for her friends and family. She eventually turned that hobby into a business after one of her friends commissioned her to make 75 custom candles. “The collaboration of choosing scents and designs was really inspiring,” says Rhee. Since then she has collaborated with several charities that she’s passionate about and the denim brand Paige, where you can find LAIT candles in every retail outlet.
But wait, there’s more! Jenn loves animals too! She raised chickens as a girl and currently has two “cute little seniors,” her toy poodles Chloe and Louis. When she retires her dream is to own a farm and have her own dog rescue. You get why I love this lady, right?
Up next for LAIT is a collaboration with The Gentle Pit on a new scent and design that will be exclusively available on thegentlepit.com.
JENNIFER IN 11 QUESTIONS.
1. TELL ME ABOUT THE BEST MEMORY YOU HAD IN HIGH SCHOOL.
This actually didn't take place at our actual high school but the best high school memory I had was always at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in our hometown where we grew up. We would go there to "study" but also go to read magazines and loiter at the cafe with piles of text books. We would be there with my closest friends for hours. I think this is why I enjoy coffee shops so much - because I did it at such a young age :D
2. FAVORITE PIZZA IN LOS ANGELES?
Pasta is the pizza to my life but I do love the lox pizza from Urth Caffe!
3. WHAT GAME OF THRONES CHARACTER WOULD YOU BE?
Sansa Stark - She knows how to roll with the punches without causing too much attention to herself yet she is filled with a fiery passion to fight for what's right.
4. HAVE YOU EVER CHEATED AT MONOPOLY?
No but I hate board games which means I must not like playing by the rules :D
5. WHO IS YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?
My girl crush is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She's so elegantly gorgeous yet has such a unique look. I love Future's edgy style and LOVE Zayn Malik's face!! Although he's SUPER young so that would make me a cougar status :D
6. HIKING IN THE MOUNTAINS OR LAYING AT THE BEACH?
I'd say hiking in the mountains because I'm a Virgo and virgos appreciate nature. The mountains make me feel like I'm more in touch with nature than the beach.
7. FAVORITE BRAND OF CHIPS?
Flaming hot cheetos! Eat it with chopsticks to avoid the evidence of red fingers!
8. FAVORITE DISNEY MOVIE?
The Lion King!! I grew up watching Disney movies with my family and this was one of them!
9. TELL ME ABOUT YOUR BEST FRIEND.
I grew up with two childhood besties. We are all unique individuals with different fashion styles, tastes and background but have such a strong bond since elementary school. Although I don't see them enough, it's always as if we just picked up where we had left off each time we meet or catch up.
10. STARBUCKS ORDER IS?
Their cold brew is legit!! I take light ice with a splash of almond milk & cinnamon.
11. MAC OR PC?
MAC but I appreciate PC's when I'm using excel for work.