Step into Nectar’s spice colored rooms, and be transported to a place faraway and yet very familiar… A celebration of beauty, Nectar is a place that must be experienced, a place that ignites your senses. Sip a cup of hand blended tea while you explore our lush store in High Falls, NY, brimming with unusual items from every continent, as well as nearby: Nectar has also always showcased the dynamic work of Ulster County artisans and jewelers among the bounty of our world neighbors. A rare blend of home décor, art, imported furniture and architectural elements, children’s items, jewelry, tabletop wares, statuary, gifts, and tea, Nectar has something for everyone! Traditional pieces sit side by side with designs dreamed up or hand selected, utilizing reclaimed and recycled materials with little environmental impact. And many of our beautiful inspired items are Fair Trade, supporting women’s cooperatives and community projects in developing countries around the world, tree-planting initiatives, AIDS research and sustainable development while raising awareness about international trade.
owner, visionary, writer, wanderlust designer
Born and raised in Manhattan in an artistic family who worked as stylists, painters, clothing designers, photographers & musicians, Jenny was coddled to create things of beauty from birth. After receiving a BA in Anthropology and French at NYU and helping to establish the TriBeCa landmark Bubby’s restaurant, Jenny moved to the Hudson Valley with her two sons in 2011. She bought an 1860s farmhouse and tackled renovations with the help of family, friends and determination. Having personally sourced building materials & design elements that worked harmoniously with the original structures of her home- bridging past & present- she acknowledged her passion for design. It was then, with her love of culture, travel, writing, service, beauty and caring for our world neighbors, that Nectar was born. It continues to effortlessly weave together those disparate parts of her. Between running a growing small business, interior decorating, and mothering her toddler and teenagers, Jenny steals time to practice yoga, travel the world, enjoy nature and write.
marketing & general manager, graphic designer, dedicated aesthete
Studying Communications & Studio Art at NYU, Bea developed a passion for business, creative marketing, and all things design. She was Born and raised in the Bronx, lived in Manhattan & Brooklyn for many years, studied abroad in Madrid, spent a brief respite in Kauai, Hawaii, and finally settled upon the verdant Hudson Valley. Bea joined the Nectar team in 2011 after an enchanted fortuitous visit to the store. Since then it's been a winding journey of growing a small business, learning more Adobe programs than she knew existed, and hunting for things of beauty with cultural integrity. She's also known for supplying the shop with her beautiful coasters and art plaques (check them out here), managing our Instagram feed, scouring flea markets, baking a mean loaf of wild fermented sourdough bread, and exploring the world every chance she gets.
web orders manager-genie, cat mama, all-around crafty lady
A lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley, Sarah was born and bred in the farmlands of Dutchess County. In 2008 she hopped the river to attend SUNY New Paltz where she received a BFA in Sculpture, soon planting the seed for her small business, Kitsch & Stitch, a home for vintage and handmade goods. Bouncing around working and traveling, kismet eventually kicked in and Sarah found herself feeling at home as part of the Nectar team. With a passion for the world of independent makers and creative entrepreneurship, Sarah feels so fortunate to have found her place working with an amazing group of Nectarettes and Nectarines to create local and global change. She currently resides in Accord where you can find her embroidering and hanging with her rescue fur-babies.
resident fairy queen of customer service, happy maker
Once upon a time, Nectar received an unusual visitor- a blonde beauty with bright searching eyes & a compassionate heart. She was overflowing with curiosity, a seeker of new experiences, love and deep meaning. Nectar sparked something in her soul. The beauty in the store, the intention behind it, it’s ability to support companies that benefit her local & world neighbors, the women running Nectar and how they live… everything felt right. It was a family she had to be a part of. In-store Mary loves hearing stories from customers: where they came from and are going, and what brought them to Nectar. When she is not chatting it up or packing orders, she enjoys SINGINGGG, dancing, acting, and animals! She has also been involved with her family-owned funeral home since she was a wee one, went to CAP21 Professional Musical Theater Training Conservatory, toured with The Big Apple Circus, is a qualified interior firefighter, and the proud mama of her rescue dog Alex!
in-house photographer, fine art creator
Anna Leigh Clem is a fine-art photographer working with still and moving imagery to portray her memories, dreams and impressions. While image making is her primary creative medium, Anna is a dedicated writer, having kept journals since her first attempts at penmanship. Although originating from the urban enclave of Hoboken, New Jersey, Anna prefers the greater natural world that she has found within the Hudson Valley, seeking peace between the trees. Since arriving at Nectar, Anna has experienced refreshingly open environment and is inspired to explore other facets of her being. These uncharted waters are soon to be discovered, so she tells us.
dog whisperer, communication inspiration, customer service and shipping expert
Tanya was born and raised in a quiet country setting overlooking the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains. She earned her degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the American College of Healthcare Sciences. She is a wife, a fur mom of four lovely pups (follow their adventures @railtrailkings!), and an entrepreneur. After leaving Mohonk Mountain House after over a decade of hard work she found herself working for her favorite store ~ for the love of Nectar and all that it stands for.
unicycling, merchandising, social media, customer service maven
Shana grew up in Stony Point, NY with the Hudson River as her backyard. In 2006, she moved upstate to attend SUNY New Paltz where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts/ Printmaking. She eventually stumbled upon the beauty of Nectar and immediately knew she wanted to be a part of it. Nectar has motivated her to create positive changes within herself and has inspired her to make change on a greater scale. Growing up with a fondness for all things art and nature related, Shana is a lover of photography, the outdoors, and all animals great and small. She loves to hike and when she’s feeling creative she makes “punny” animal prints. She is also a unicycle riding extraordinaire!