Turning Dreams into Realities - How I Opened a Storefront in Chicago for my Candle Company

Black Luxe Candle Co. Pop-Up Shop

This year has definitely been a whirlwind of ups and downs. But I will say that these past few years have taught me that if you want something...you should go for it. Even if it’s scary, overwhelming, and completely outside of your comfort zone. It will never be the perfect time to do something. But believing in yourself and your vision and seeing all of your hard-work, determination and dedication come to fruition is truly indescribable. 

I’ve always loved creating something out of nothing and being able to share that with other people which is how I started Black Luxe. So the idea of doing that on a larger scale with a storefront was something that was always in the back of my mind but I didn’t think it was possible. 

But when I saw an opportunity to turn one of my dreams into a reality I had to jump on it. Trying something new and different and outside of your comfort zone is terrifying to be honest. But that makes it even more rewarding when you accomplish your goals and dreams. 

I am incredibly proud of what I created and thrilled to take you on a tour! I also want to give a shoutout to my husband Julius for helping nonstop to put all of this together. On top of him working full-time as a CPS teacher he somehow always finds time to help me reach my goals and be my biggest supporter. 

Owners of Black Luxe Candle Co. - Brittany and Julius Dease

If you are in the Chicago area feel free to stop by and get the full Black Luxe EXPERIENCE! We are located at 1741 N. Damen Ave. in the Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago.

We will be open Thursdays - Sundays throughout this Fall and Winter Holiday Season. You can sign up for one of our candle making classes here.

I am so EXCITED to take you on a virtual tour of our pop-up store! But before I get started I want to take a minute to thank you for being here. I’m honestly blown away by the incredible community we have created here at Black Luxe. Without you none of this would be possible.

Thank you for supporting me, encouraging me, believing in me and making it possible to turn my dreams into realities.

Love & Light,




WELCOME! Come on in!

Black Luxe Chicago Pop-Up Now Open

Black Luxe Candle Co Front of Store

This is the front retail section of our pop-up store. This is not your average candle store because we are not your average candle company. When designing the store I really wanted a homey feeling. I wanted to create a space where people could come, hang out, shop and relax. We have a lot of touches around the store to set the homey vibe like couches, paintings, a fireplace and candles galore. Much like our candles, our store has a big focus on creating a feeling. I wanted the store to embody the feelings of relaxation, self-care and of course luxury because we are Black LUXE.

Candle Making Classes

Candle Making Class Set Up

Towards the back of our store is where we host our candle making classes. You know we had to do it UP so you all can enjoy the full Black Luxe aromatic experience. If you know anything about me or Black Luxe you know that we can be a little extra. Nothing we do is ordinary and we always like to add a little something extra to make your experience the best that it can possibly be.

Candle Making Class Luxe Wall

Here is our Luxe wall where you can choose the vessel for your candle making class. We have a lot of different options - many of which are not available online and are only available for the class.

Selfie Rooms

We have 4 selfie walls because if you’re going to take a picture why not make it a little *extra* special.

Selfie Wall - It was all a dream


Grand Opening

In true Black Luxe fashion we celebrated the official opening of the store with a BANG! We had live music, food, drinks and great company! Make sure you are following us on Instagram and are signed up for our newsletter so you can continue to follow along our journey and be the first to hear about upcoming events!


Thank You!

Thank you for taking a virtual tour of our pop-up shop! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Black Luxe. Thanks again for all of your support and for making all of this possible!