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Open for Business: Sun & Ski Sports

Name of business: Sun & Ski Sports 

Physical address: 220 Beaver Creek Place, Avon

Phone number: 970-445-3105

Website: sunandski.com/avon-co

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Sun & Ski Sports in Avon is currently offering the following: ski shop and service, snowboard shop and service, bike shop and service, watersports, shoes, boots, sandals, casual clothing, winter clothing, swimwear, ski and snowboard rentals, and bike rentals. With the return of our bike rental program Sun & Ski has the whole family covered with their selection of bike rentals, including 19-inch and 20-inch bikes from Cannondale, Habit, Trail, Topstone, and even Quik models available for rent. When you rent from Sun & Ski, your money is well spent. Up to two days of rental fees may be applied toward the purchase of new equipment within ten days of rental. 

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

We are now offering curbside pickup on all online orders, as well as home delivery for those who wish to continue social distancing. 

How can the community support you?

The best way to support the Avon location of Sun & Ski Sports is to shop with us in the store or online. We also ask that anyone with extra ski, bike, or swim goggles donate them to the store as part of our Goggles for Docs partnership, which helps provide healthcare workers in local clinics and hospitals with eye protection as official PPE is scarce.  

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

Avon’s up-to-date offerings are available at sunandski.com/avon-co#rentals.

What’s the response been?

Overall, the sentiment has been positive! People are looking for ways to social distance in wide-open spaces, and many of them are turning to us for new gear to take on their next adventure. Our customers are excited to continue to shop with us, and we are so grateful to have their support during this time.

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

Our new normal consists of extensively cleaning rentals before they go to the customer and upon return. We will continue to deep clean and disinfect our store, as well as require our employees to wear masks so that we can assure our customers of a safe experience. Our three different shopping options (curbside pickup, in-store shopping and direct shipping) will continue indefinitely as we navigate this new normal. For those who wish to visit our store, we will continue to recommend that you wear masks.

Open for Business: Walls+Floors / The Paint Bucket

Name of business: Walls+Floors / The Paint Bucket

Physical address: 40690 Hwy 6 Avon, CO and 212 Chambers Ave. Eagle, CO

Phone number: Avon:  970-949-4695 Eagle:  970-328-4695 

Email: katie@thepaintbucket.com           

Website: www.thepaintbucket.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Our retail locations in Eagle-Vail and Eagle are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday we are open from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Closed Sunday. Our flooring and design studio is open at our Eagle-Vail location from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can still order retail items over the phone for curbside pickup. We have buy-one-get-one-free paint samples through May!!    

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

We’re continually making necessary adjustments to our procedures to ensure the safety of customers and staff. It’s been a learning curve that changes hourly, but we continue to keep safety at the forefront. Our staff is always wearing protective equipment, and sanitizing every incoming and outgoing item and do this all while maintaining unmatched product knowledge and the highest level of customer service. 

How can the community support you?

Gift certificates can be purchased for future use! We also have great DIY paint kits that have everything you need to get your indoor painting project started.

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

Social media is our most up to date space, Facebook and Instagram. Feel free to call anytime! 

What’s the response been?

We’ve had a huge outpouring from the community!! Homeowners have been extremely supportive of our small business, and we can’t thank you all enough!!  (Please send us photos of all the beautiful work you’ve done on your homes during this crazy time! There is so much beauty that can come from something so uncertain.) Our fellow small businesses in the valley and our advertisers have also been incredible!! Without your support, we wouldn’t be standing this tall with our heads held high! Thank you, thank you!! We’ve been extremely lucky to be able to continue running our business, but it’s just not the same without seeing all our wonderful community members all the time, so we can’t wait to see you all again soon!!  

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

Health and safety are of utmost importance, so whatever needs to be done to ensure those two things, we will be open for business. We’ll continue this operation and adjust as needed. 

Open for Business: High Country Healing

Name of business: High Country Healing

Physical address: 40801 U.S. Highway 6, Suite 5, Avon

Phone number: 970-470-4794

Email: hchvail@gmail.com

Website: highcountryhealing.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time?

We are offering the same great selection of flower, concentrates, edibles and topicals that we always have.

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

We had sneeze guards installed so customers can now enter and shop with a budtender, as well as offering curbside pickup for orders that are placed and paid for over the phone or internet. 

How can the community support you?

Thank you for your continued patience with us. We are working on getting the shop back to some sort of normalcy soon.

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

Check our Instagram (@Hichcountryhealing_Vail) or call us at 970-470-4794.

What’s the response been?

There are warranted frustrations from customers and employees. These are demanding times, but at the end of the day, I think everyone is thankful that we’re still open and able to do business no matter the capacity. 

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

We will soon be moving to full hours.

Open for Business: Avon Liquor

Name of business: Avon Liquor 

Physical address: 100 West Beaver Creek Blvd. Avon, CO 81620

Phone number: 970-949-4384

Email: info@avon-Liquor.com

Website: www.avon-liquor.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

We are offering all of our wine, liquor, beer, mixers and accessories.

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

We’ve added delivery and curbside pickup. 

How can the community support you?

The business is open with regular hours. Customers are allowed in the business but feel free to order online and schedule a delivery.

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

Our website is www.avon-liquor.com or follow us on Instagram and our Facebook page.

What’s the response been?

The response has been positive. Customers have told us how thankful they are to be able to shop normally, but by still following state guidelines for Covid-19.

What are your plans going forward as the “new normal” evolves? Moving forward, Avon Liquor will operate normally but we encourage customers to take advantage of delivery and curbside pickup.  

Open for Business: The Salon at Spa Anjali

Name of business: Salon at Spa Anjali

Physical address: 126 Riverfront Lane Avon, CO 81620

Phone number: 970-790-3020

Email: info@spaanjali.com

Website: www.spaanjali.com    

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Located inside The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, the Salon at Spa Anjali is now open and offering haircuts, color treatments and highlights. Manicures and pedicures will be available starting the week of May 11.

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

The Salon at Spa Anjali has implemented several new precautions for the safety of our staff and clients. Both stylists and clients are required to wear masks. The mask must loop behind the ears and not behind the head. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. We will have fresh capes and linens for each guest and each station will be disinfected between clients. There will be no more than two stylists and three clients in the salon at once and we ask that you arrive solo to your appointment. Please be advised there will not be a blow-dry included with your service at this time.

How can the community support you?

Spa Anjali is currently offering a gift certificate sale, good for both salon and spa treatments once Spa Anjali reopens. Buy a $125 gift certificate for just $100 or a $200 gift certificate for $175 by visiting this website: https://shop.spaanjali.com/vouchers/category/

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

Our website: www.spaanjali.com

What’s the response been?

Our stylists are excited to get back to work and to reconnect with their clients.

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

We look forward to safely welcoming clients both old and new. A fresh haircut or color treatment can make anyone feel a little bit better right now!

Open for Business: Sweet Pea Designs

Name of business: Sweet Pea Designs

Physical address:  240 Chapel Place, Suite 119 Avon, CO 81620

Phone number:  970-949-6617

Email: info@sweetpeadesignsvail.com

Website: www.sweetpeadesignsvail.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Sweet Pea Designs offers fresh flower arrangements, blooming plants, CBD oils, DoTerra essential oils and Kangen water machines. Get your Mother’s Day bouquet ordered now! We are open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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

We opened the doors to walk-in customers on Friday and have been social distancing with masks for deliveries from East Vail to Gypsum for the last couple of weeks. We deemed our business “essential” for mental health benefits!

How can the community support you?

You can order flowers by phone, online or come into the store. We can also send flowers to your family and friends across the country.

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

Website, Facebook, Instagram or phone call.

What’s the response been?

Everyone has been thrilled that we can provide an “essential” product delivered right to your front door.

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

We are feeding the arrangements with fresh alkaline water and cleaning, sanitizing and misting all aspects of our environment with Kangen water from the machine we have in the flower shop. We have never felt healthier and safer from the nasty germs.

Open for Business: Wishes the Toy Store

Name of Business: Wishes the Toy Store

Physical Address: 240 Chapel Place Avon, CO 81620

Phone Number: 970-845-0456

Email: asyouwishkids@gmail.com           

Website: www.wisheskids.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Games, puzzles, toys, new spring kid’s clothing, and fun outdoor activities for curbside pickup. And as always, free, fun wrapping!

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

We are doing personal shopping by sending photo boards of ideas for categories requested by our customers. We also have a form you can fill out online. After choosing what you would like, we offer curbside pickup the same day!

How can the community support you?

Buy all your new outdoor toys, games, puzzles, and birthday presents from us here at Wishes. We also offer gift certificates that can be used over the phone if you don’t know what to get.

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

Follow us @wishestoystore on Facebook and Instagram or go to our website: www.wisheskids.com

What’s the response been?

Everyone’s excited to get new fun indoor activities and outdoor toys to keep their kids busy while at home.

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

We are taking it day by day as the recommendations seem to constantly change. To keep our customers and staff safe, we plan on doing curbside pickup only for the next couple of weeks.

Open for Business: Hygge Life

Name of Business: Hygge Life

Physical Address: 41149 US Hwy 6, EagleVail 

Phone Number: 970-331-5745

Email: info@hyggelife.com

Website: www.hyggelife.com

What goods or services are you offering at this time? 

Our online shop is open and we are offering curbside pick-up at the shop. We also launched a series of ‘Hygge at Home’ and Mother’s Day Gift Boxes that we gift wrap and ship to your loved ones to boost their spirits. The Gift Boxes ship anywhere in the US for free!

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

We are now offering curbside pick-up at the shop. Just give us a call or email to place an order and arrange a time for pick-up!

How can the community support you?

Shop online and place orders for pick-up or buy gift cards to use in the Shop or Café once we re-open. Thank you for your support!

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

Instagram: @hyggelife, https://www.instagram.com/hyggelife/ or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehyggelife/

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

The Vail Valley community has been loving the pick-up option and they are also enjoying sending our comforting Hygge Gift Boxes to their loved ones near and far.

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

We hope to reopen the Shop and the Café again soon and will be continuing to take the health and well-being of our Hygge Life family and the community seriously. We are also excited to open the Café patio window for to-go coffees sometime soon!

Here’s how to get consciously cozy at home during your COVID-19 isolation

Have you been cooking meals at home? Playing games with family members? Enjoying a cup of coffee in your favorite mug while looking out the window instead of trying to balance a to-go cup while navigating traffic on the way to work?

You may not have realized it, but you’ve already been living the “hygge” life.

Hygge is all about slowing down to appreciate the little things in life and make everyday moments more special. As scary as the COVDI-19 pandemic is, this shift in our everyday patterns has allowed those who have been asked to stay home a chance to practice hygge.

Hygge, pronounced hoo-ga, is the Danish art of convivial living and the Danes should know. Denmark, along with its Scandinavian neighbors, is consistently ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world according to Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and the author of “The Little Book of Hygge.”

It doesn’t take much effort to practice the art of hygge. “Hygge is the feeling that comes from taking genuine pleasure in a moment, alone or with others,” said Alexandra Gove, creator and founder of Hygge Life retail store in EagleVail with her husband, Koen van Renswoude.

Working from home? Gove suggests making your workspace comfortable and cozy by using your favorite chair in the house or putting an object that is special and inspiring to you on your desk, even if your desk is your kitchen table. “Add a handmade vase for flowers or pens or a piece of artwork. Light a small candle at your desk each day just for the glow and ambiance,” Gove said.

Children can also greatly benefit from a cozy designated workspace or craft corner during this time. Find a special spot for them in their room or in a kitchen nook where they feel separated from the rest of the house activity and can slow down and focus on schoolwork or a craft.

“Put their pencils in a fun cup, hang some of their artwork on the wall or drape a blanket or a sheepskin on their chair,” Gove said. “Taking time to create a special space with them will make their time more productive and memorable and they may even look forward to doing their schoolwork.”

Make your home a cozy hygge haven and try to appreciate the little things. “Although this whole COVID-19 pandemic situation is very difficult, it can be an amazing opportunity to practice and embrace a hygge lifestyle,” Gove said

‘Slow fashion’ part of the dialogue at ski industry trade show

Editor’s note: This is part four of a seven-part series on the latest and greatest finds at the Outdoor Retailer and Snowsports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show held in Denver earlier this year. This trade show represents suppliers of consumer outdoor sports with constituents in the retailer, rep and resort communities.

When you think of fashion, you may think of the fast-paced runway style shows and how looks are ever-changing, but at Krimson Klover, they want to slow things down. Here, “slow fashion” is a primary part of their mission.

“We’ve been honoring ‘slow fashion’ long before it became a movement. We strongly believe that fashion, like food, is best when crafted ‘from scratch’, with intention. This means knitting a piece of our soul into everything we make,” said Rhonda Swenson, founder and creative director of Krimson Klover, a contemporary knitwear company specializing in eco-friendly, luxurious clothing for women based on Boulder, CO.

Slow Fashion is a movement of designing, creating and buying garments that stand the test of time. It’s a philosophy that encourages slowing down our consumption, owning fewer, but better things that are purchased thoughtfully from brands that consciously manufacture clothing without threatening natural resources or damaging the social and ecological environment.

Krimson Klover’s talented design team selects superior-quality, natural fibers from sustainable sources across the globe that respect animals, employees and the environment. The companies they partner with are certified for excellence in wastewater treatment, energy usage, absence of harmful substances, continual supply chain improvement and overall environmental sustainability. “This high standard is what we expect from all of our award-winning yarn suppliers.”

Eco-friendly can still mean stylish and staying current with trends. “This season, we introduced a seamless technology which means everything is knit on a tube, you don’t have any seams, no chaffing and we’re doing this in quite a few of our base layers. People just love the way it feels next to their skin,” Swenson said.

Check out today’s video to see their line of clothing for hitting the slopes or going out to dinner after a day on the hill. View the whole line at www.krimsonklover.com.