by Wendy Kagan
Saugerties is just bubbling over these days with fresh energy. And now there's even more reason to point your compass towards this vivacious dame of a town. A newly unveiled 5,000-square-foot haven of wellness and pampering has just landed at 114 Partition Street, in the heart of the action: Savor Beauty + Spa.
Fans of Savor's two other locations--New York's West Village and Woodstock--will find another gorgeously inviting space in Saugerties, and will be able to indulge in familiar offerings, from anti-aging facials to signature massages featuring Savor's eco-friendly and uber-natural line of skincare products. But what sets the Saugerties venue apart is that it will also serve as Savor's manufacturing hub--a fragrant factory where all of its organic skincare products are made in the on-premise Beauty Kitchen at the heart of the shop.
"We decided to combine our skincare production and spa treatments under one roof so that guests can see how our natural products are made from pure ingredients," says Savor owner and founder Angela Jia Kim, who is pictured above mixing elixirs in the new space. "For me, it brings the soul into the business."
Kim's business already has a whole lot of soul: It's committed to empowering local women through its Dollars & Scents program, which focuses on hiring women who are re-transitioning back into the workplace after taking time off to raise children. Serving and giving back to the community is a centerpiece of Kim's business model, and Saugerties stands to gain much more than a place for feminine pampering.
"We chose Saugerties as our home because it's a magical village filled with the entrepreneurial spirit," says Kim. "The people of Saugerties have welcomed us with open arms, and we feel fortunate to bring our entire team here to contribute to this vibrant community." In addition to the Beauty Kitchen, the new eco-spa will feature three treatment rooms for organic facials and massages, a beauty bar for brow and makeup services, and a retail area where guests can shop for skin-nourishing creams, cleansers, serums, and more. Meanwhile, the second-floor Savor Loft will be available for private events, workshops and classes.
Savor Beauty Saugerties will open its doors for a Grand Opening party from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, August 5, 2016, at 114 Partition Street. Festivities will continue throughout the weekend.
For reservations, call 845-247-3758, or book online at savorspa.com.