MEET THE OWNER
My name is Kathy Fogle, also lovingly known by family and friends as “Kat”. I am the Owner & Creative Candle Designer of Happy Kat Candles & Gifts. My candle making journey began in 2004 as a hobby while working as a hairstylist. In late 2016, I stepped out on faith to launch my business and introduce my candle creations to the local market. In December of 2017, I opened a small gift shop inside NODA@28th Creative Art Studio and invited several local artisans to showcase their products.
In early 2018, a friend suggested (multiple times) that I apply for Northlake Mall's "Battle Of The Pop UP". I applied for the contest, was called a couple of months later to come in for a product pitch and a few weeks later was notified that I won! But, not just the kiosk, an actual storefront to provide more visibility for Happy Kat Candles & Gifts and to further expand my vision of featuring a curated selection of merchandise from local artisans and small business owners.
On June 1st 2018, Happy Kat Candles & Gifts opened at Northlake Mall as I ended my 30yr career as a licensed hairstylist to venture full-time into the retail market- with no experience. I still pinch myself sometimes. It's true, your gifts will make room for you!
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With extreme gratitude,
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