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  • For Immediate Release: December 18, 2009

    New Product Line Manifest Destiny
    Debuts with Unique Line of Sumptuous Candles – Beautiful Relics
    that Evoke the Past
    Each with Its Own Mysterious Fable – Pure Intellectual Luxury
    Online Store Launch – Friday, December 18, 2009
    Found at Select Pasadena Retailers Now

    LOS ANGELES, CA – The Huron SubStation, a historic 1906 Los Angeles trolley power station, recently launched its first line of candles under the helm of Manifest Destiny. The line, unique in concept, aromatics and visuals, creates its own genre within the candle market. Created by SubStation owner, Meike Kopp, the line debuts with a series of luxurious candles, each memorializing a time in history with an antique image and a vintage scent. The line utilizes such striking images as lost photos found in the attic to civil war daguerreotypes, pairing them with hauntingly evocative scents such as cognac, burning birch, and pouch tobacco. Adding yet another dimension to the line, the antique images on each of the candles inspires the creation of a character that is immersed in a mysterious fable. Written by Kopp, a teaser of the fable accompanies each candle and the fable in its entirety can be found on Manifest Destiny’s site www.manifestdestinyline.com.

    In future series’ of the candle line, the fates of these mysterious characters will intersect, creating an intimate virtual world rooted in history, literature and imagination. Manifest Destiny will launch its online store on December 18, 2009 and will premiere its product at the California Gift Show in January 2010.

    Two southern California retailers are already selling the beautiful relics:

    Goldbug
    22 East Union Street
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    626-744-9963

    Little Flower Candy Company
    1424 W. Colorado Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    626-304-4800

    With a suggested retail price of $36.00, the candles are made from a soy-based wax with 9% fragrance oil (a high ratio) and a lead-free wick. Each candle is 12 oz. and will burn for 80 hours. Beautifully boxed, the packaging includes an 8-page pamphlet about the line and a cover page that acts as a gift card.

    The four debut fragrances include “Hunter’s Reign,” “Frolic,” “Ruins,” and “Vintage Velvet”:

    Hunter’s ReignWaiting for the Moment, the Moment is Here
    Aroma: Bourbon, Moss, Leather and Pouch Tobacco

    FrolicAn Evocative Romp into Your Childhood Senses
    Aroma: Grass, Bees & Wind

    RuinsThe Only Noun to Follow the Verb of War
    Aroma: Cedar and Birch Smoke along with Night Blooming Jasmine

    Vintage Velvet A Vaudevillian Act in 5 Senses
    Aroma: Cognac and Amber

    Meike Kopp, is the owner of the Huron SubStation, a 103-year old historic monument, situated in Cypress Park (just north of downtown Los Angeles). Kopp followed her instincts when she bought the property and established a business in what is often referred to as a kind of Wild West area of L.A. In the modern era the building is well known for being a hub of creativity; hosting film and photo shoots for the likes of German Vogue, Puma, Chrysler, and most recently, Twentieth Century Fox’s feature film Date/Night, starring Tina Fey and Steve Carrell. The film shoot has transformed Kopp’s power station into the Central Park Boat House (with boats floating on water in what was the living room). In addition, re-known sculptor, Christopher Slatoff, has his studio on the compound and collaborates with the likes of Ray Bradbury there.

    Born in Germany, raised in the United States, Meike Kopp, a single mother, has always taken a pioneer approach to both business and lifestyle. The debut product from the Manifest Destiny line is another “manifestation” of that approach; breathing new life and innovation into the world of candles, provoking both the masculine and feminine sensibilities in what was largely a feminine market. While the line’s name, Manifest Destiny, can be seen in a more apparent way of Kopp manifesting her destiny, at the root of Manifest Destiny is a more prolific, almost immigrant viewpoint of the American Dream, referring to expansion into unknown territories, conjuring up visions of pioneers, reinventing their lives and the lives of those around them.

    In the current environment of economic uncertainty, Meike Kopp believes that products need to have more personal value. The candle line is well thought out, of high quality and carries a layered depth of intension: the fragrances are hauntingly evocative, and the images are striking, rooted in history and have a story to go with each.

    Manifest Destiny is conceived and created within the United States. A majority of the vendors and products that are involved in the line come from within the greater Los Angeles area. Manifest Destiny intends to participate in its national and local economies and commits itself to being aware of the conditions and wages of those contributing to its line of modern relics.

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    For more information, photos or to set up interviews, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Hasty at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

    Posted on December 18th, 2009 lynn-hasty No comments

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