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Drive-in movies, Vail Dance Festival and more: Tricia’s weekend picks 8/7/20

Beaver Creek Weekend Happs

Head on up to Beaver Creek for some live music, a silent disco and an a la carte menu at Zusamenn this weekend. The Beav’ has music every day of the week from 2 to 8 p.m. but on Fridays check out F.A.C. (Friday Afternoon Club) from 3 to 5 p.m. on the plaza. Families can not only enjoy live music but also bites from local restaurants, refreshing beverages, shopping, games and more.

Follow F.A.C. is a family-friendly silent disco from 5 to 8 p.m. Complimentary pairs of headphones are handed out so you can dance to the rhythm of your own beat or pair up with someone who is also dancing to that frequency. If you miss the dancing on Friday or didn’t get enough, the silent disco is offered on Saturdays from 5 to 8 p.m., too.

On Saturday, check out Zusamenn, which is a celebration of food and community. Loosely translated from its German roots, zusamenn means something collective or a gathering. The gatherings will be more socially-distanced this summer, but the live music will be performed by crowd favorites Spinphony on the rink stage between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Spinphony is an all-female electric string quartet out of Denver. They blend Bach with AC/DC for a unique, high energy sound.

The event is free to attend and you can purchase food and drinks along the way. This festival of flavors was created by Beaver Creek’s renowned chefs and restaurants. Visit village restaurants to select from delectable small plates and signature beverages and cocktails. For more information, please view beavercreek.com.

Drive-in Movies

Drive-in movies are a perfect way to see a flick during a pandemic. The Blue Starlite Drive-In returns to Minturn this summer with classic movies and safety measures in place to watch a movie on the big screen this weekend.

The 1985 adventure comedy “Goonies” will be showing on Friday night. Get tickets in advance online and read all of the COVID-19 safety protocols. You can even order concessions in advance and those items will be provided to you when you arrive as to limit the time people are out of their cars.

“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” is showing on Saturday night. This 1989 film is the last in the three-part series that starred Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. Sean Connery plays Indian Jones’ father.

Both movies start at 8:50 p.m. and the gates open at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance online and learn more at bluestarlitedrivein.com.

Vail Dance Festival: Digital Edition

The 32nd annual Vail Dance Festival kicked off last week and although the dancers weren’t able to gather physically on the stage in Vail, their on-screen presence has touched the Vail Valley and beyond. The Vail Dance Festival: Digital Edition showcased world premieres that happened in Vail in recent years and really offered a “best of” look at what makes the Vail Dance Festival so special. The performances have been shown on Vail Dance Festival’s Facebook and YouTube accounts and all shows will be available until August 15.  

Opening night seemed to have the most comments on social media and the numbers show that there are around 63,000 views across Facebook and YouTube. Facebook provides a breakdown of where people are watching the videos and although most viewers are from the US, data showed that viewers were tuning in all over Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, Central and South America.

Closing night is Friday at 6 p.m. online. Damian Woetzel, the artistic director of the Vail Dance Festival, hosts this digital show remotely. Woetzel will walk you through what performances you will see and highlight some of the artists involved. “Carolina Shout” will be shown first. This 2019 world premiere features dancers Michelle Dorrance and Lil Buck along with music by jazz pianist Jason Moran.

The second part of the show will feature the 2017 premiere of “we seem to be more than one.” This performance was a collaboration between tap-dancing sensation, Michelle Dorrnance and various artists at the festival and brings in dance moves from tap, ballet, contemporary, jookin’, flamenco, and modern traditions.

Celebrate this summer tradition in Vail by watching the Vail Dance Festival and to learn more about how you can support the festival and the artists during these trying times, visit vaildance.org.

Nottingham Park activities

Please note that Nottingham Lake will be closed for the USA Swimming Open Water Championships but the Harry A. Nottingham Park will still be open and offers plenty of things to do without adding water.

Nottingham Lake will be closed from 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. This will include the beach and grass area on the north side of the lake. There will be no fishing, boating, SUPing or swimming allowed during this time, but there are still lots of amenities in the park to enjoy.

Tennis, anyone? The Harry A. Nottingham Park not only has three tennis courts, but it also has four pickleball courts, two basketball courts and two athletic fields for rent. The playground equipment will be open as well. The bike path around the lake and the park is perfect for the littlest bikers since there isn’t much of an incline to wear them out. It’s also great if you’ve fired up those rollerblades and want to cruise on a path that is smooth and flat.

Nottingham Park also has grills and picnic tables in case you want to have a cookout. Or, order meals from one of the many nearby restaurants and enjoy dining with a view. If you want to also enjoy an adult beverage, the Avon Town Council allows open containers and public consumption of alcohol at Nottingham Park and on the Main Street Pedestrian Mall between 11:30 a.m. and until 30 minutes after dusk. For more information, go to avon.org.

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Vail Dance Festival: Virtual Edition

The 32nd annual Vail Dance Festival runs from July 31 to Aug. 7. Opening Night on Friday sets the tone for the week with a look back at highlights from the Vail Dance Festival on the big screen at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and on your screens at home or elsewhere. See familiar dancers like Tyler Peck, Lauren Lovette, Herman Cornejo, Lil’ Buck and Michelle Dorrance in performances from past years. The Vail Dance Festival’s artistic director, Damian Woetzel will virtually welcome viewers to this new way of experiencing the dancers we love and the performances that make the Vail Dance Festival so special.

You will be able to view these performances on Vail Dance’s Facebook and YouTube channel until Aug. 15. The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater will also be opening up its doors on Friday to allow viewers to share the experience while watching the videos on the Amp lawn in front of the big screen. Per Public Health orders, the Amp is allowed to have 175 people in the venue.

“We are grateful for the support of our Vail Dance Festival team, near and far, for the creation of an incredible digital festival revisiting iconic Vail Dance Festival pieces and showcasing new work created during this difficult time,” said Sarah Johnson, senior vice president of education and the arts for the Vail Valley Foundation, who puts on the Vail Dance Festival.  

“In addition to the guests coming to the Amp, we are looking forward to welcoming small, social-distanced groups in venues throughout the Valley to enjoy watching the digital festival together,” Johnson said. So, even though we can’t all gather at the Amp for shows, consider gathering with friends in your neighborhood and prop up an iPad and put on the Vail Dance Festival video. Watch it anywhere you have connectivity. You could even be out camping and fire up your laptop or tablet and enjoy the digital edition while sitting near your campfire. I can just see it: s’ mores, Sauv Blanc and “The Swan” with Lil’ Buck and Yo-Yo Ma.

Learn about the schedule, tickets, donating, the matching fund and an Artist Relief Fund by going to vaildance.org.

Berry Picker Trail Run

The Dynafit Running Series put on by the Vail Rec District continues this weekend with the Berry Picker Trail Run up Vail Mountain. Runners will start at the base of Gondola One in Vail Village and head uphill for 4.5 miles to Mid Vail. It may not sound like it’s very far, but keep in mind that the average grade is 14%. But, c’mon, you took up running during the quarantine this spring so get out there and don’t let all that hard work this spring go unnoticed.

Due to COVID-19, the Dynafit Trail Running Series will operate a little differently. All of the new rules and guidelines are on vailrec.com, but the biggest differences are that they will be limiting the number of racers to 175 per race and there is no day-of registration. There is no gondola access for spectators but they can hike up to view the racers. Racers will be allowed to download Gondola One after running to the finish line. There will be no after party but you can still grab your donut from Northside Coffee & Kitchen and your race t-shirt at Gondola One when you leave.

If this race is full, there are a few for races: Camp Hale Half Marathon on Aug. 29, Evergold Run at Beaver Creek on Sept. 12 and the Boneyard Boogie on Sept. 26. For more info, go to vailrec.com.

Minturn Market

The Minturn Market was the original market in the Vail Valley and is still going strong 22 years later. Even though COVID-19 restrictions have changed the market a bit this year, you can still find plenty of farm-fresh produce in this charming town that was incorporated in 1904 and was a popular stop for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad.

In addition to produce, the Minturn Market features Village Bagel, Mountain Minis Donut Truck, Sundae Artisan Ice Cream, Eagle Smoked Salmon, Climax Jerky, Bjorn’s Colorado Honey and more.

Make a day of it in Minturn. In addition to the Minturn Market, there are plenty of cute boutiques to browse and restaurants where you can dine inside or on a nice patio. Maybe even hike up Lionshead Rock trail or bike up the new Everkrisp Trail and then come back to the Minturn Market and buy some produce and products to make a delicious and healthy meal over the weekend.

Free parking is available in town and the market happens rain or shine from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays through Sept. 5. For more information, visit minturn.org.

Vail Family Fun Fest

What are we going to do with the kids today? Take them to the Vail Family Fun Fest. For over 20 years, this zany and interactive event has been entertaining and engaging families who live in and visit Vail Valley.

The Vail Family Fun Fest brings old-fashioned fun to the streets of Lionshead. The event has been scaled down due to COVID-19 rules and regulations and they will be controlling capacity in the area, but the fun will still be a big factor.

 “We still have our incredible outdoor challenge stadium with games like Ultimate Simon Says,  Hoola Hoop-palooza and our world-famous Water Balloon Toss of Chaos, all done with appropriate social distancing,” said event director Brian Hall of Blue Creek Productions.  

STEM-themed activities like the Paper Airplane Building Factory and Pipe Cleaner Sculpture Studio will be back in Lionshead this Saturday. Plus, Nature’s Educators Foundation will bring up their birds of prey exhibit to the science tent so kids can see these incredible birds up close.

This free event is taking place on August 1 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. between the Arrabelle Hotel and Blue Moose Pizza in Lionshead. Masks are a must to enter the area and please work with your kids to ensure social distancing. For more information go to vailfamilyfunfest.com or call Blue Creek Productions at 970-328-5855.

Live music, farmers markets, virtual biking events and more: Tricia’s weekend picks 7/24/20

Vail Jazz in the Park

COVID-19 times are bringing some creative ideas to the musical landscape. This summer, Vail Jazz’s schedule has been reduced quite a bit but they are still keeping people moving to the smooth jazz sounds at the “lower bench” at Ford Park. This large, flat, grassy area between Gore Creek and the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and just west of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater provides a great backdrop and allows for social distancing while enjoying the Vail Jazz line up.  

The lawn is sectioned off into pods where you and your group can sit and enjoy a performance on Friday nights through Sept. 4. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic items – chairs (legs must be no more than four inches), blankets, snacks, beverages, and alcohol is allowed. There will be no food or beverage vendors on-site, so let’s see how creative those picnic spreads can be! 

For all July performances, the venue will open at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-7:30 p.m. For August and September performances, the venue opens at 4 p.m., music is from 5-6:30 p.m.

Vail Jazz is bringing in a variety of artists for these free shows, but you do need advanced reservations. Vail Jazz will also stream the shows live from their Facebook page. For more information and the line up of musicians, visit vailjazz.org.

Edwards Corner Farmers Market

We are pleased to have a few farmers markets this year, one being held on Saturday mornings is the Edwards Corner Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 19. Each week, the Edwards Corner Farmers Market features locally grown fresh produce, meats and eggs along with a local massage therapist, stylish offerings from Wild Heart Clothing, Eye Pieces of Vail and more.

Grab breakfast and a coffee or a golden root ginger turmeric latte from Hovey & Harrison, which is located in the middle of the venue and become inspired by the goods being sold to make a delicious meal over the weekend.

The Edwards Corner Farmers Market does require market-goers to comply with COVID-19 restrictions and wear a mask, stay six-feet apart, shop in as small of groups as possible and follow the one-way traffic through the market.

Support local and regional farmers and businesses and get your shopping done for the week in the open-air setting of the Edwards Corner parking lot, at the corner of Highway 6 and Edwards Village Blvd. For more information, go to edwardscornerfarmersmarket.com.

GoPro Mountain Games Elements

The GoPro Mountain Games did not go on as planned this summer due to COVID-19 restrictions, but the Vail Valley Foundation, the nonprofit organization that puts this event on each summer, has set up some cool and socially-distant ways for you to still stay active and feel like you are a part of something bigger. The GoPro Mountain Games Elements is a series of events that showcase some of the sports the GoPro Games embraces. On Saturday, mountain bike enthusiasts can take part in the first virtual ride.

All levels of bikers are able to participate in this virtual ride on your favorite trail with family and friends. Do the classic XC Mountain Bike route or keep it casual with a fun ride around your neighborhood trails.

Free event registration (with a suggested donation). Riders will have until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 to complete their ride and upload their activity tracker (Strava, Garmin, FitBit, etc.) link to the Mountain Games Registration system and/or share their ride on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #MTNGamesElements, if they would like to receive $5 off their 2021 event registration.

You can also participate in the Bike Ride and a Movie portion of this, which is a $10 event registration fee that includes one ticket to “Teton Gravity Research: Accomplice,” showing at The Amp in Vail on Saturday evening and a pair of Smartwool socks. Socks are only redeemable in-person at The Amp the night of the movie. Please note, registration for the bike and movie category closes Friday, July 24 at 6 p.m. For more information, check out mountaingames.com.

SunsetLIVE! In Avon

Close down the weekend with a little live music on Nottingham Lake in Avon. SunsetLIVE! Is a weekly offering that showcases local musical acts every Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. until Sept. 6 on the back of the Avon Performance Pavilion, barring any new public health orders that may place new restrictions on holding events.

“SunsetLIVE! was designed to provide ambient entertainment to those enjoying Nottingham Lake this summer,” said Danita Dempsey, Culture, Arts & Special Events Manager for the town of Avon. “Who and a doesn’t want to enjoy music and a sunset from a paddleboard?”

Listen to the live music from the lake or from the shore, grab a fishing pole, have a picnic or just enjoy the sunset. Bring your own chairs are seating is limited.

The town of Avon did have to cancel the AvonLIVE! and Special Edition AvonLIVE! concerts due in part to multiple groups of 175 people no longer being allowed per the public health orders. Visit avon.org to see the musical line up for the next several Sundays.

WATCH: What it’s like going to the Amp this summer

We are LiVE at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater learning about performances and movies you can see at the Amp! Coming soon: Teton Gravity Research's latest mountain biking film on July 25, Grant Farm on July 28th and Toystory4 and The Big Lebowski on Aug. 1. https://live4.io/ #LIVE4GoPro

Posted by Vail Daily on Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater has plenty of space to social distance during these COVID-19 times. The venue that typically seats over 2,500 people is limited to 175 right now due to the most recent Public Health order, but even with the place all to yourself, the magic of seeing live music or even a movie at this venue is a treat this summer.

Watch today’s video to learn about how to get tickets for upcoming concerts and movies like “The Big Lebowski” on Aug. 1 and what you can and cannot bring into the Amp.

The Vintage Contessa & Times Past host trunk show

Need a little retail therapy? View and purchase the authentic collections The Vintage Contessa and Times Past will be showcasing at a trunk show at Luca Bruno Due in Vail on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermes handbags and accessories along with Rolex watches will be on display.

Husband and wife team, Rob and Donae Cangelosi Chramosta make up The Vintage Contessa and Times Past. Rob started collecting coins at age 5 and selling watches at age 15 and Donae has been a self-proclaimed “handbag addict” since her father brought her back a Gucci purse from Italy when she was 13 years old. Their passion goes beyond fashionable accessories. They truly search the globe to find authentic, timeless luxury pieces that become an heirloom that you can pass down from generation to generation.

Why buy pre-owned? “In a world filled with disposable fashion, choosing a piece that creates a lower carbon footprint and has a lasting value gives you a feeling of success,” Donae said. But there is also something about the story behind a pre-owned piece and the lasting craftsmanship that goes into making these timeless luxury goods. “It’s the intrigue of ‘where did this bag travel before?’ ‘Which party was it at?’ or ‘Who was there?’ that creates the allure of owning a statement piece that has a history behind it,” Donae said. 

One question the Chramostas get asked a lot is “How do you know it’s real?”

“We own everything in our inventory and therefore make more of a financial commitment to it,” Donae said. “When you’re around the real product all the time, you can tell the difference between if it is real or fake. The stitching, stamping, smell, style, watch dials and bezels, the movement of the second hand, you’ve touched them so many times, you are intimately familiar with each product.” The Chramostas unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of every piece they purchase and sell.

Like many other businesses, COVID-19 has affected this unique jewelry box of a boutique, but Donae and Rob, who hail from Houston but consider Vail their home away from home, took advantage of this time not on the road going to trade shows and created “Living the Authentic Life” podcast. This weekly show covers interesting and stylish personalities sharing authentic journeys of commitment, connection and authenticity. This week their podcast will be live from the Luca Bruno Due store at 10 a.m. with yours truly. I’ll be talking up Vail’s unique sense of style and some of the history behind this town and its authentic, pioneering spirit.

The Vintage Contessa and Times Past has paired up with the Vail Daily to do an Instagram giveaway. One lucky follower will win one vintage Louis Vuitton duffle bag valued at approximately $1000 from Vintage Contessa and Times Past.

Open for Business: Sakaba

Name of business: Sakaba, located at The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

Physical address: 0130 Daybreak Ridge Rd, Avon, CO 81620

Phone number: 970-343-1168

Email: RCBGdining@ritzcarlton.com

Website: https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/colorado/bachelor-gulch/dining/sakaba

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

We are offering a full menu at Sakaba, featuring the freshest fish. We have a wide variety of sushi, sashimi and nigiri, as well as hot and cold plates, like our Black Miso Cod, and an expansive selection of sake, beer, wine and cocktails. Or, enjoy a real treat and let the chef prepare a four-chair omakase experience for your group!

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times? 

We are now serving our full menu outside and maintaining proper social distancing and safety protocols at all times. 

How can the community support you? 

Please, come and dine with us on our patio! The weather is beautiful and the food light and fresh, perfect for summer. Gift certificates are always a great option too, whether for a visit later this year, or it always makes for a great gift!

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Our website is up-to-date, but please always feel free to give us a ring to make a reservation, or ask us any questions. 

What’s the response been?

We have been thrilled to host returning Ritz-Carlton guests at Sakaba, many of whom are just venturing out for the first time, and show them a great dining experience. It has also been great to see so many local faces too at the restaurant. We are thankful we have the opportunity to serve guests outside and our employees are also happy to see both our local fans and new and returning hotel guests. 

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves

We have updated health and safety processes in place to welcome guests to Sakaba. We look forward to meeting more locals and visitors as we go through our first summer season at Sakaba!

Open for Business: Apex Mountain School

Name of business: Apex Mountain School

Physical address: 51 Eagle Rd, #1
Avon, CO 81620

Phone number: 970-949-9111

Email: admin@apexmountainschool.com

Website: apexmountainschool.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Apex Mountain School welcomes guests for rock climbing, mountaineering, rappelling, backpacking, and now hiking and nature tours up Mount Elbert, Colorado’s tallest peak! We are proud to be the Vail Valley’s original source for mountaineering adventures, offering activities for all ages, abilities, and fitness levels.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times? 

Apex Mountain School is offering outdoor adventures in a responsible way, adhering to social distancing protocols in the office and in the field. Clients complete all pre-trip paperwork online and meet their guide at the trailhead when possible to avoid unnecessary contact. Guides and clients are asked to follow Eagle County’s Public Health order concerning the use of facemasks and other appropriate measures. As always, our gear is expertly maintained but now with extra attention paid to sanitization where appropriate. A full list of our COVID-19 related protocols can be found at apexmountainschool.com/covid-19-response.

How can the community support you?

Apex Mountain School is excited to bring clients to the great outdoors of Colorado! Book your next big adventure with Apex and get back out there! Clients are always welcome to book now for a trip later or purchase a gift card. Gift cards may be used for any trip or course and are good for two years from purchase. Whether you want to ascend Colorado’s highest peak or go rappelling with a friend, summer is the perfect time for mountaineering fun!

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings? 

Visit apexmountainschool.com for info on all trips and courses or to book your adventure. Follow Apex Mountain School on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to stay up to date on the latest adventures and deals!

What’s the response been?

After months of indoor training, the guides at Apex are ready for fresh mountain air and they want to share it with you! The number one comment from clients lately has been the excitement about getting back outside and active in nature once again.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? 

As Apex moves into the summer months and beyond, our guides are creating new virtual products such as remote trip planning and how-to videos to supplement our outings and courses. With client care always at the heart of the Apex Mountain School mission, we want our clients to know that we are always working for them and look forward to taking them back out into the mountains!

Open for Business: Habitat ReStore Vail Valley

Name of business: Habitat ReStore Vail Valley

Physical address: 751 Chambers Avenue, Eagle, CO 81631

Phone number: 970-328-1119                

Email: restore@habitatvailvalley.org        

Website: habitatvailvalley.org/restore. Shop online website: shop.restorevailvalley.org

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Moving in? Renovating? DIYing? Make the Habitat ReStore your first stop!

At the ReStore, you’ll find discount furniture, gently used appliances and other unique items that will make your home improvement project a whole lot easier—and more affordable. Plus, we have a selection of windows, doors, tile, sinks and other building materials ready for installation. And, all proceeds from the store fund Habitat for Humanity’s local building efforts.

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

During the pandemic, Habitat ReStore launched a new online store: shop.habitatvailvalley.org. Curbside pick-up is available for all purchases made online.

We hope to be operating at 100% in the near future, but currently, we are open for shopping with limited hours, Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. All ReStore shoppers are required to wear a mask or face-covering in the store and our staff is not able to help load items into vehicles. In addition, we ask that shoppers maintain six feet distance from other shoppers and ReStore staff.

We recently resumed our donation pick-up service. We accept donations of new or gently used furniture, appliances, housewares, building materials and more.

How can the community support you?

The need for affordable housing is as critical as ever. Every ReStore purchase supports the construction of six homes that Habitat Vail Valley is currently building in Gypsum at Grace Avenue. You can support the ReStore by shopping online, purchasing a ReStore gift certificate, scheduling a donation drop-off or shopping at our store in Eagle.

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Like @restorevailvalley on Facebook to see photos of new arrivals to the store and to learn about upcoming sales and discounts.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

Looking to the future, we are currently hiring a donations coordinator and cashier to help the ReStore fully resume its operations. Job descriptions for both positions can be found on our website.

WATCH: Check out the 13 dog houses up for auction with proceeds going to charity at this year’s Home for Hounds event

Home for Hounds

Need a dog house? We are LIVE in Avon learning about the 13 dog houses that are up for auction to help out local charities. Watch today’s video to learn how to vote for your favorite and to bid on your dog’s new house!

Posted by Vail Daily on Monday, July 13, 2020

Get Fido a new pad! The town of Avon’s Home for Hounds event, presented by the Vail Board of Realtors, give your pooch an opportunity to have a stylish home while helping out local charities.

Thirteen dog houses are on display on Avon’s Main Street Mall – Possibility Plaza and these homes would love to find a dog to shelter. The dog houses have been locally crafted by area businesses, individuals and families and each have unique qualities like outdoor decks, solar panels and custom-fabricated dog bone chimney. and pillars.

Proceeds from the auction will go toward the Eagle Valley Humane Society and the Vail Board of Realtors Foundation, which provides financial assistance to locals in need. Vote for your favorite dog hours or bid on one before this event ends on July 23. For more information, visit homeforhounds.org.

Open for Business: Wax It Skin Studio

Name of business: Wax It Skin Studio

Physical address: 70 Benchmark Road #101A Avon, CO 81620

Phone number: 970-343-4728

Email: booking@waxitskinstudio.com

Website: http://waxitskinstudio.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time?

We are a full-service skincare and aesthetics studio that offers various types of skin treatments such as microneedling, dermaplaning, and organic custom facials as well as waxing services. Eyebrows are our specialty! We have a variety of specialty brow treatments such as brow henna, brow lamination, and microblading, a semi-permanent technique used to create full, symmetrical, perfectly-shaped eyebrows. 

How have you adjusted to serve your customers during these unprecedented times?

In our line of work, cleanliness, sanitation, and disinfection are imperative! Everyone is required to wear a facemask at all times during all services. Guests are kindly asked to wash their hands upon entering the spa. We’ve added Dyson HEPA air filters to improve air quality and circulation. Additionally, we’ve added extra time in between each guest to ensure plenty of time for proper sanitation practices. 

The hardest change has been our no-touch greeting policy; all we want to do right now is to give everyone a big hug! Eventually, we hope this will change, but for now, air hugs and elbow bumps will have to do.

How can the community support you?

Come in and see us; we want to get to know you and be your go-to for all things brows, skin and beauty! We want to give back to our community and say thank you to all those who’ve supported us during this crazy, difficult time. During the month of July, get 20% facial treatments. Mention this deal while booking your appointment or during your appointment to receive the discount. 

What’s the best source to keep up to date with your offerings?

Check out our website at waxitskinstudio.com for current availability. Follow our Facebook page or Instagram (@waxitskinstudio) for news, deals, last-minute openings, fun spa content and local specials. 

What’s the response been? What comments have you heard from the public or from your employees? 

Everyone is so excited to be back in the studio, clients and staff included! We all feel giddy getting back into our self-care routines, especially after an emotionally taxing time. We’ve had nothing but positive responses from our guests and we are so thankful for that! We’ve really missed taking care of people. It feels very comforting getting back to some sort of “normal” routine again, even if it’s a little different!

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves?

Operating safely and responsibly is most important. We are following strict cleaning and disinfection practices while staying aware and informed of current regulations and prioritizing our own health. We’re fortunate to live in such a beautiful place with the mountains as our playground! The future may bring some more ups and downs, but for now, we are optimistic and hopeful that things are on the upward swing.