Basalt little organization cuts ribbon

Kim-Van Dang, Kris Mattera and Anthony Roberts at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Dang and Roberts’ keep opening Thursday in Basalt.
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The Basalt Chamber of Commerce brought out a large, crimson bow and comically-huge scissors on Thursday for their very first little-business ribbon chopping because the get started of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

HAVENS by KVD is a boutique fragrance retail store that carries artisanal perfumes, candles, crystals, diffusers, cashmere items, and additional. The storefront is in Historic Outdated Town Basalt, and their manufacturing unit is in Parachute, even though they system to open up yet another manufacturing site in Basalt. 

“Van Dang Fragrances is about currently being linked — related to the universe and to each individual other,” mentioned the operator. 

The homeowners, few Kim-Van Dang and Anthony Roberts, moved to Basalt from Sag Harbor, New York, this yr and brought their fragrance company with them. HAVENS to start with opened on its namesake seashore in spring 2018. Dang drew on her expertise as a advertising and marketing and branding pro in splendor and wellness to open up the keep. 

Through the pandemic, she and her spouse purchased an F-150 and street-tripped to countrywide parks. Roberts lobbied really hard for them to prevent in Aspen, where he lived from 1992-2002. 

And Dang, a lifelong seashore lover, fell for the mountains. They stayed at an Airbnb in Basalt and realized they would have to come back.

“I realized I preferred to wake up in this article just about every day,” she said.

The entrance home windows of the keep confront the mountains, although the rear home windows forget about the Frying Pan River. Dang considers herself lucky to get views of both of those when at perform.

The Van Dang Fragrance Crystal Meditation Set comes with a crystal, scented oil, porcelain dish, and meditation guidebook. (Courtesy of Van Dang Fragrances)

And, the shop opening marks the to start with anniversary of the launch of HAVENS signature line Van Dang Fragrances. The line offers 7 fragrances in four mediums: candles, reed diffusers, room and linen mists, and crystal meditation kits. The kits come with numerous types of crystals and scented oils to pour over them, together with a shorter meditation information. 

Their signature scent is named buddhapada, which indicates Buddha’s footsteps. It carries notes of sandalwood, sage, frankincense, and myrrh. 

HAVENS also stocks solutions from about 25 other brand names in their keep. Dang claimed her staff is in the development phase for a Van Dang Fragrances bathtub and system line, which includes fragrance.

When Dang and Roberts moved to Basalt, Dang mentioned, the Basalt Chamber of Commerce served them come across a Real estate agent, a lender, and designed other practical introductions. 

Kris Mattera is the executive director at the chamber. She reported she is thrilled that Dang and Roberts chose to have HAVENS in Basalt and that progress in the mid-valley is thrilling to see.

“This is the bulk of our companies in Basalt — spouse and wife, sole proprietors. You truly know who is operating the organizations right here.”

The ribbon chopping and opening day for HAVENS attracted very a couple of people, with at minimum 20 in the retail outlet for the ribbon chopping at 1 p.m. People warmly greeted every single other and designed introductions for those people who had still to meet up with. 

“When I commenced HAVENS 5 many years ago, I had no notion how social retail could be,” she stated. “It’s like opening up your dwelling place to the earth.”

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