On the outskirts of the Flemish city of Ghent, Inge-Lise Vermeire passionately manufactures some of the finest candles Belgium has to offer. She makes around 10,000 a year. All by herself. A sweet smell fills the small atelier. Every two minutes Vermeire gets up from her chair to check on the stove and whether or not the melting paraffin has reached the right temperature. She has been doing his for ten years now, ever since she took over the business from her mother. Forty years ago, during a five-year stay in Denmark, her parents started making candles to give to their Belgian friends as a warm gift from the north.


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