ABOUT GOLDEN BLK
Ebony Burks, the dynamic force and visionary behind Golden Blk Candle Lounge, drawing from her varied experience as an event planner, teacher, and graduate student in clinical counseling, began crafting eco-friendly luxury candles as therapeutic self-expression.
During the height of the global pandemic, Ebony's vision for Golden Blk Candle Lounge emerged from her kitchen, initially making her mark at local pop-up shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. However, her entrepreneurial spirit yearned for something more. She longed for a way to create a community around her love for candle-making, a desire deeply rooted in her family's history and values.
The inspiration to create a space, to host and bring people together, was born from fond memories of her late grandmother and her innate gift of hospitality. Her grandmother, a woman who loved people and delighted in providing spaces for them to gather, celebrate, and connect, left an indelible imprint on Ebony's heart. Her spirit of hospitality and warmth greatly influenced Ebony's business and community-building approach.
The concept of a 'Candle Bar' was sparked. It was a space where people could not only come to purchase exquisite, hand-poured candles but also engage in the sensory experience of creating their own.
In December 2021, Ebony secured studio space in downtown Dallas and officially opened in February 2022; Golden Blk Candle Lounge was born - a warm, inviting space that encouraged people to gather, explore their senses, and participate in the unique joy of candle-making.
Today, Golden Blk Candle Lounge is a testament to Ebony's commitment to community and shared experiences, a tribute to her grandmother's legacy of love, hospitality, and celebration. More than just a business, it's a space where people can connect, create, and ignite their senses - much like her grandmother's gatherings once did. As Ebony lights the way with her sustainable, luxury candles, she continues to kindle the community spirit, creating a space where everyone feels welcome and every scent tells a story.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Now a vibrant Dallas, Texas resident, Ebony's tenacity and creativity came to the fore during the global pandemic. As the visionary force behind Golden Blk Candle Lounge, she turned uncertainty into opportunity, birthing a captivating candle brand that emanates light and comfort.
Beyond her entrepreneurial spirit, Ebony is a skillful event planner and educator, channeling her talents into orchestrating memorable occasions and imparting knowledge to eager minds. Her love for culinary arts and music is evident, but what truly defines her is her deep-rooted affection for family and friends. She thrives in the company of her loved ones, embracing the joy of gathering and cherishing every shared moment.
The Golden Blk Team
DEDICATION. EXPERTISE. PASSION.
Our team is a diverse and dynamic group of professionals with a passion for creativity, innovation, and collaboration. We come from various backgrounds, each bringing a unique set of skills and expertise to the table. Together, we form a cohesive unit that thrives on tackling challenges and achieving remarkable results.
Our Golden Blk team members are:
PHILANNA - EXPERICECE MAKER
BRANDI - JR. CHANDLER
DYAH - JR. CHANDLER
LATONDA - CANDLE LAB ASSOCIATE
TORRY - ASSOCIATE
JOYCELYN - OPERATIONAL MANAGER
VICTORIA - EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
YYVONE - ACCOUNTANT