Elevate your surroundings with stylish design and natural fragrances inspired by Maryland’s peaceful shores.

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Immerse Yourself

Escape the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping in New York and immerse yourself in a memorable mind and body experience. Simply choose your mood on the interactive touchscreen, and see your surroundings morph into an idyllic retreat inspired by the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

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While shopping at Bloomingdales, Chesapeake Bay co-founder Mei Xu had a revelation—the limited home décor section didn’t match the sophisticated apparel throughout the store. So she quit her job at a high-tech medical firm and started making candles in her basement.

Mei’s long journey to entrepreneurship began in Hangzhou, where she was born into a changing Chinese economy. She attended a state-run boarding school to educate future diplomats, but eventually left for graduate school at the University of Maryland. After her “aha moment”, she teamed up with husband David to create sophisticated candles inspired by the natural Maryland beauty that surrounded them.

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Chesapeake Bay co-founders Mei Xu and David Wang started creating handmade candles in their basement using Campbell's soup cans as molds.