In their perch above Vineyard 55, Spa Vino on Calhoun’s expert staff provide clients with Eastern- and Western-inspired beauty treatments ranging from acupuncture and massages to HydraFacials and vinotherapy skincare, which incorporates grapes, grape seeds, and wine. While waiting for their waxing, spray-tanning, or microdermabrasion appointments, visitors can catch breezes and sip complimentary refreshments on the spa’s front porch. Spa Vino on Calhoun’s tranquil interior might remind clients of their own homes, with comfy treatment rooms and bare spots on the walls where each client’s family portrait could hang.
Try as they might, home brewers cannot transform barley and hops into bubbly craft brews with the flick of a switch or a hearty whistle. For tools, equipment, and advice, brewers congregate at the Savannah Home Brew Shop, where they can sniff and sample specialty grains, yeast, and malts from Crosby & Baker. Students stock up on shiny new brewing equipment from Foxx while scouring available brewing books and magazines for the up-to-date trends and tips. The staff at Savannah Home Brew Shop can guide novices through their first fermented steps with home-brewing kits, as well as starter kits and supplies for wine makers. Seasoned brewers load up on brand-name liquid or dry yeasts, and hoist bulk bags of dry grain on their shoulders as they try to outrun the sprightly Saint Paulie girl that just stole their stein.