The Nature Of LH Candle Studio

When we first met Minah Lee of LH Candle Studio we KNEW she had to be a part of Heartmade! Not only are her candles absolutely gorgeous, but they also smell amazing, which is not always the case with candles that are also art. More importantly she is a lovely and sweet person who makes every customer feel special and important. She likes to talk about her scents and she’s always ready to find the one that’s perfect for you and your home. We can’t wait to see her on May 4th and we know you’ll love meeting her as well!

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Waiting and looking at the sunset on the beach, mountain or wherever with the people I love. 

Which living person do you most admire?

My parents

What is your greatest extravagance?

I think I spent most of the money on travel. 

What is your current state of mind?

Calm and relaxed. 

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


What do you most dislike about your appearance?

I wish I was taller. 

What is the quality you most like in a man?


What is the quality you most like in a woman?


Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

I don’t know 

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My husband who is my best friend, support and motivation! 

When and where were you happiest?

The day after I quit my previous job. I was really happy when I woke up in bed and realized that I don't need to work for a long time any more. 

Which talent would you most like to have?

Painting (I don't want to paint anymore with paint-by-numbers kits.) 

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

My indecision. Sometimes even choosing what I want to eat is a challenge. 

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I have become a business owner in a new country (I moved to Houston because of my husband's work). It was a big transition from an office worker to a business owner and from South Korea to the USA. (Editor’s note: Thank you to husband’s work for bringing us Minah!! ❤️)

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing what would it be?

I want to be me again, give me another chance to live my life.

Where would you most like to live?

I love to live somewhere in the Mediterranean. 

What is your most treasured possession?

My wedding ring

What is your most marked characteristic?


What do you most value in your friends?


Who are your favorite artists?

Alex Katz, Henri Matisse, Diana Krall 

Who are your heroes in real life?

My parents

What are your favorite names?

Inaki, Shabu-shabu

What is your motto?

Vision without action is just a dream.

From Vanity Fair: "The Proust Questionnaire has its origins in a parlor game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature." We've taken the original Proust Questionnaire and modified it a bit for our artists and makers so that they can share more about themselves with all of you. Check out the series to see how they all answered.