It’s been a few months since I’ve stopped working in nightlife, and my life has been in a state of flux. And I’ve changed. From wickedly long nights out and hungover morning-after breakfasts, I’m now spending my nights firmly in bed. Now that I know that I’m headed off to Shanghai to work yet another on-site nightlife job – at least for part of the time – I’m treasuring my “staying-in” time more than ever, and guarding it fiercely.
I’ve pretty much been holed up in my room with my cats and my portable heater for the greater part of January and February. So when The lovely people at 10| 10 Apothecary – the sole carrier of many believed cult beauty and skincare brands in Taiwan – decided to send an lovely care package to this recluse – including the new M + G CANNABIS line of products I was curious about. So, until I make the move to Shanghai, my Friday and Saturday nights look like this: in my room, knitting a scarf, with a Gong Li or Leslie Cheung movie on (I’m working through their respective filmographies, and just finished watching Farewell My Concubine) while burning the MALIN + GOETZ Cannabis candle.
M + G skincare products, as anyone familiar with the brand can attest to, are top of the line. Their lotions and body washes are all-natural and designed for people with sensitive skin. My skin isn’t that sensitive, to be honest (although my skin was badly in need of lotion after being blasted by the heater – and sat on by cats). But speaking of sensitive, I’m sensitive about THE MALIN + GOETZ CANNABIS CANDLE. Lots of feelings towards this candle; this candle is making me feel some type of way. In fact, this candle alone has been a legitimate excuse – in my mind at least – to stay in on the weekends, even when my friends protest that “I’ve changed”. I just snapchat them a picture of this candle burning, then turn off my phone, pet my cat, crawl into a new corner of my bed and pick up my knitting again.
I wasn’t a stoner in school, but from all the sessions I’ve spent holed up in my room with this candle, you couldn’t blame my friend for thinking that I’d turned into one. I’ve tried many, many “high-end” candles (when your job consists of sitting at your desk, usually in the wee hours of the morning, you develop an affinity for candles) – and this is by far my favorite. I’m now rationing my MALIN + GOETZ to last until my next scarf is done – and at least until I finish watching Raise the Red Lantern and Days of Being Wild.
You can get your own MALIN + GOETZ candle (it’s also available in MOJITO, TOBACCO & DARK RUM) at:
10 | 10 Apothecary – Showroom
No.138 Daan Rd. (台北市大安區大安路138號）