While exploring the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn on a recent rainy Sunday afternoon, I popped into Saipua to take a look around at the gorgeous little storefront. Saipua is renown in NYC and abroad for their expert scents and packaging of soaps and candles as well as flower arrangements. I’ve used there soaps in the past but visiting the shop made me realize the amount of care and beauty that goes into each bar. Nea, the shop dog, sniffed and greeted upon my entrance. The space was full of all sorts of little curio items mixed in among the beautiful products. Visit the shop in Red Hook or in the many boutiques that carry Saipua across the US.