I love this place. And so will you.
Saipua (Finnish for “soap”) has been making beautiful, hand-made soaps and candles since 1999. The soaps are made from the highest quality ingredients – food-grade oils, butters and fresh herbs – and have been a favorite of mine for years. As they are wrapped in unusual, lovely papers they make great gifts too.
In the past I’ve ordered my soaps and candles on-line. What I didn’t know was that they have an actual storefront in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Hello? Red Hook? I’m there!
Chelsea and I were planning a trip to some of our other favorite Red Hook locales one day last summer (remember them? and these?) so I dropped Saipua a line to see if they would be open, as I was dying to see the place. As it turned out they were closed that day but offered to let us take a peek while we were in the neighborhood.
Asheley and Deanna greeted us at the door, and the shop was just as I envisioned it. Tiny, charming and packed with fresh flowers, soaps and candles.
In addition, they also sell a small but well-curated assortment of unusual gift items and vintage goodies that are as lovely as they are beautifully displayed.
Here are some photos of our visit – click here for the full slide show.
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