the spirit of lakeview candle

Friends of Lakeview has partnered with AURA Candle Bar, a locally-owned family business to bring the Lakeview Community the “Spirit of Lakeview,” a custom fragrance developed by Executive Director Becca Girsch; Marketing and Events Director Alyssa Lombardo; and Friends of Lakeview Board Member & Chamber President Stephanie Biederman.

The experience.

Becca, Alyssa, and Stephanie visited the AURA studio to blend custom fragrance inspired by three adjectives representing our community that AURA’s team assisted them in brainstorming; Bright, Proud, Resilient. AURA Candle Bar’s Scent Consultants worked with Becca, Alyssa, and Stephanie to choose their favorite fragrances from over 100 single-scents offered at AURA before they were then guided through AURA’s guest process to create their unique fragrance translations via fragrance theory and candle science. The three candles created in AURA’s studio were then sampled by the Friends of Lakeview Board of Directors. The Board evaluated and then voted on the fragrance that became the representative fragrance of The Spirit of Lakeview.

Top Note: Green leafy accents dance in crisp air reflecting the essence of shade on our tree-lined streets, where you can catch the scent of herbal tea as you stroll through our corridors and pass one of our many cafes

Middle Note: In the heart of this fragrance you will find harmony between woody and peppery nuances intertwined with earthy tones, creating a blend that represents our community members and businesses. When these scents are blended, they shine brighter as if they stood alone, counting on the support of one another and creating an impact larger than life

Base Note:  As the scent settles, a luxurious warmth envelopes. Creamy, richness invokes connection within a thriving community, inviting you to linger in its comforting embrace. Like the bonds between neighbors, a lasting impression of unity remains.

The Fragrance.

Support Friends of Lakeview when you purchase The Spirit of Lakeview candle:

AURA Candle Bar will donate 25% of sales from every The Spirit of Lakeview candle sold in its studio to Friends of Lakeview. Candles are $38. Stop into the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce at 1409 W Addison Street, or email Alyssa @ to purchase a candle for yourself or a friend in support of our community. 

Every AURA Candle Bar candle is wicked with cotton paper and is hand-poured soy wax. AURA is located at 3338 N Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60657.

Candles can be purchased at:

The Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber Office

M-F 9-5pm

AURA Candle Bar

Tu 11-7pm | W 11-7pm | Th 11-8 | F 11-8pm | Sa 11-8pm | Su 12-5pm

Spring Lincoln Roscoe Art + Craft Fair

Saturday, May 18 | 10-7pm | Sunday, May 19 | 10-5pm

Low-Line Farmers Market

Tuesdays | June 4 - October 8, 2024 | 3pm-7pm | 3410 N. Southport Ave

Roscoe Village Farmers Market

Sundays | June 9 - October 13, 2024 | 9am - 1pm | Hamlin Park

Roscoe Village Burger Fest

July 19 - 12, 2024

The Friends of Lakeview Mission: 

By leveraging individual and corporate donations, grants, and other sources of funding, Friends of Lakeview supports a resilient local economy and high quality of life for the benefit of businesses and residents in Chicago's Lakeview community by improving and enhancing public streets and spaces, creating memorable experiences, and promoting the neighborhood.