Craftspeople in France - candlemaker

Examples of the beautiful wax creations of Laurine Meunier at her Salignac-Eyvigues boutique in the Dordogne

Holding a candle for veggie wax

Laurine Meunier’s dream was not snuffed out, despite the lure of all the creature comforts she could wish for.

A sales job at a finance firm gave the 40-year-old mum of four a good salary, a company car and a comfortable life.

But a flame continued to burn for a dream Mrs Meunier (pictured left) had at college. 

She said: “I was not enjoying it. I have always loved being creative and I used to dream of going to art school but it never happened.

“I have also always loved candles, so I thought, I know how to make macaroons, I can surely also learn how to make candles and sell them.”

So she quit ...

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