Beeswax Candles + a Cold Frankfurt Morning


A display of yellow beeswax candles I discovered at the Frankfurt Christmas market.

They burn a golden halo and smell of sweet honey.

– Live Like a German, 

I call little shops like the ones on Paulsplatz square at the Christmas market “winkels” – a South African Afrikaans word meaning shop. Selling various trinkets of hand carved wood, colorful ceramics, local jewelry + tons of knitwear, there’s also food trucks. These are a little more exciting because nothing beats the taste of Glühwein on a freezing morning at one of these markets! The scene is like a fairytale Christmas village; complete with charming decorations, craftsmanship, wine, spices + the smell of hot Nutella pancakes in the air. Somehow it all works beautifully together!

Where To Buy Pure Beeswax Candles Online

+ Honey Candles

+ Beehive Candles

+ The Wicked Bee

A Traditional Glühwein Recipe

  1. Put all ingredients in a pot and bring it close to boil.
  2. For additional taste, cut 2 oranges into bite-size pieces and add to the wine. Let simmer but not boil.
  3. Remove clove and cinnamon stick before serving it into lightly pre-warmed glasses.
  4. Decorate glasses with an orange slice.
  5. Enjoy and drink responsibly!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mel & Suan says:

    oooh gluhwein, great with a pretzel in the cool (or shall we say cold) winter’s day…

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