About Us


We are the Hester/Shore family- residents of both Chester Township and Borough. The Hesters moved to Chester from the San Francisco Bay Area a year before opening our first brick and mortar shop: Comfortably Chic. Danielle was part of a small shop in California and after falling in love with Chester’s downtown, thought it would be the perfect place to open a store of her own. Right before Comfortably Chic’s opening Danielle's Daughter, Kaitlin, and her fiancé Max moved to Chester after graduating college. Max is the Master Chandler for the second business we developed in Chester, Chester Candle Company. What began as a small operation in the basement became a full blown candle lab- conveniently located right next to Comfortably Chic. The Chester Candle Company Lab is constantly pumping out candles and offering classes to teach how we do it. It's also where Max asked Kaitlin to marry him. Two years after the opening of our first store, we are very excited to share with you Steam Soapery/Mercantile on Main and Serendipity Toys & Books- all conveniently located on Chester's Main Street. We also have a new member of our family team, Danielle's son, Ryan. All in all, our family loves Chester and we strive (as residents ourselves) to create businesses and experiences we feel residents and visitors alike will enjoy shopping at. If you are ever on Main Street in Chester, NJ- come say hi!

Near or Far, Thank You for Supporting Our Family’s Dream of Being Able to Work Together