Today we’d like to introduce you to Sheena Tahilramani.
Sheena is the founder of Banter & Bliss Candle Co. and a co-founder of the LA-based public relations agency SVN Public Relations. She started Banter & Bliss Candle Co. in 2014 after learning how to make scented candles as holiday gifts for her clients. An avid entrepreneur and expert on branding and all things travel, style, and luxury, her homegrown hobby soon turned into what is now Banter & Bliss Candle Co. You can follow her DIY shenanigans on Instagram @banterandbliss.
Before SVN Public Relations and Banter & Bliss Candle Co., Sheena worked in Washington, DC, at The White House Office of Political Affairs and for a former Presidential adviser. She earned her B.A. at University of California, Irvine and received an M.S. in Journalism from The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.
She was named to OC Metro magazine’s annual “Forty Under 40” list in 2013 and recently completed the Tory Burch Foundation Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program for female-owned businesses.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It’s never a smooth road, and if you wait for everything to be perfect, you’ll be waiting your whole life to get started. Make sure you can identify when things aren’t working out and be quick to pivot. Know when it’s time to build a team and when you do, make sure you surround yourself with people who are smarter than you! I love working with people who have complementary skill sets. Lastly, don’t be afraid to ask for help. You’ll need it from anyone willing to give it to you!
Banter & Bliss Candle Co. – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Banter & Bliss is proud to be the original mobile candlemaking experience! We are the leading provider of on-location candlemaking experiences on the West Coast having worked with major brands such as Westfield, Lincoln Motor Company, Maker’s Mark and more.
Banter & Bliss has become a go-to for PR, experiential marketing and media agencies looking to elevate their clients’ brands with unique on-site candlemaking activations. For the wedding industry, our goal is to make candlemaking the next cigar rolling.
Our mobile candlemaking cart is a must have for any special event, especially weddings!
We’ve really created a new category for weddings that make the wedding favors category more experiential, allowing wedding guests to make their own candle favors on-site.
Couples can come by our studio and design a signature scent and custom label for their big day, and we bring our candle baristas on site to help their guests create candle wedding favors. Our custom candles and candlemaking experiences will set any wedding or event apart from the rest.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
It’s been a fun journey creating Banter & Bliss Candle Company and being the mastermind behind creating our niche in the marketplace as the go-to candle company for experiential candlemaking events.
I am very proud of the products we create which at this point have been purchased and used by customers all across the United States!
I’m even more proud of the experiences we create for our clients – whether it be for a birthday party or brand activation! We truly are doing something very unique.
- Retail products range from $6-$27.50
- Address: 112 E. 22nd St. San Pedro, CA 90731
- Website: www.banterandbliss.com
- Phone: 2023405536
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: Instagram.com/banterandbliss
- Facebook: Facebook.com/banterandbliss
- Twitter: Twitter.com/banterandbliss