Hi! My name is Mary Samuels and I am the creator of Crescent City Swoon! 

I created Crescent City Swoon to share a lifestyle of gratitude and to create beautiful everyday gems that make people happy.

For a long time I was a single parent and worked lots of jobs to make ends meet, eventually I found a 9-5 job and felt so grateful for the steady paycheck and for a while that worked. I married my wonderful husband and we settled in.  However, I was miserable not creating things and making my family miserable too.

I talked about pursuing skin care and designing what I call "functional art" but never really did anything about it.  One day, my lovely daughter, Virginia, said stop talking and do it.  So I proclaimed that I was opening a soap shop and just quit.  No worries, I left notice! 

So while I was studying to become a licensed esthetician, I made lots of bath bombs, soap bars and candles to make ends meet and found I'm pretty good at it. Some bath products out there were just BLAH! Using sea salt, sunflower oil, mango butter and other natural ingredients, I am able to make something beautiful that smells great and is good for the skin. Yeah, you right, BONUS!