First Lady Dianne Bentley was in Tuscaloosa Monday to promote Alabama small businesses and the Governor's Mansion candle line. It is Mrs. Bentley's goal to promote Alabama people and products while she serves the state, so when Vesta Taylor of Greenville approached her with the idea of candles, she seized the opportunity.
Vesta Taylor has an interior design background and believes that "a scent brings the finishing touch to a space." She has partnered with an Alabama candle company to develop these candles but does her own research on creating and combining the fragrance.
Now that the Governor's Mansion line is complete and in stores, Vesta Taylor will be unveiling new candles specially designed for Bates House of Turkey and Ross Bridge Resort. The First Lady wishes her the best of luck and hopes that the people of Alabama will continue to support local small businesses.