OCEAN GROVE, NJ — Serenity by the Sea is easing into the summer with custom-designed items just right for a visit to the beach or walk on the boardwalk.

While waiting to reopen her specialty boutique at 53 Main Avenue in Ocean Grove, Sarah Taylor Izzo continues to create face masks for adults and children by special order and in her special way — sewn from the vibrant, colorful and bold fabrics that make her handcrafted items so unique.

To meet customer requests, she’s regularly adding to her array of all-cotton fabrics — from animal paws and angel wings to butterflies, bamboo and batik patterns, among so much more, including solids. And they are "reiki-infused" by Izzo, herself, before coming your way with washing instructions and a hand-written note.

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Serenity by the Sea has also introduced its own custom-designed T-shirts, made from soft, eco-friendly bamboo fabric and boasting a mandala-inspired design. “These are fun and fabulous shirts with moisture wicking that warms and cools — perfect for a chilly morning before heading to the beach,” Izzo said.

And for that trip to the sand and surf, why not place your belongings in a Serenity by the Sea tote bag, featuring original artwork of Ocean Grove’s iconic tents by Donna Ferris. It’s made from sturdy canvas with strong handles.

Masks and tote bags can be ordered on Serenity by the Sea’s new online store, which provides a glimpse into the little shop of wonder and amazement, and where many of its handcrafted and specialty items can be ordered.

T-shirts can be order through Serenity by the Sea’s Facebook page by sending a private message with your order. or call or text 973-699-1760.

Serenity by the Sea’s new website offers a glimpse into the little shop of wonder and amazement, and where many of its handcrafted and specialty items can be ordered online for any special day. And shipping is free for May.

As for the reopening of its retail store, Izzo is extremely anxious to welcome back visitors. “The day is getting closer to being able to open. Each day I am grateful. I miss you all very much,” she said.

 

A Little Shop of Wonders, Where Creativity Abounds … Every Day

At Serenity by the Sea, it’s always about creating beautiful things and introducing specialty items that includes handcrafted and fair trade treasures, one-of-a-kind artwork, eco-friendly merchandise, and personal care items that relieve stress and promote relaxation, including CBD oils and creams.

Izzo is known for her custom-designed lines of hotholders and other home textiles, tutus for children and pets, bracelets and affirmation art. In fact, her keen eye for items that are “deliciously delightful and zenful” makes a visit to Serenity by the Sea a different experience every time. And now many of these items are offered on its website.

Here is just a sampling of what you’ll find at this beautiful little gem at the Jersey Shore.

  • Unique Finds for Any Holiday or Special Occasion
  • Treasures from Around the World
  • Bamboo Fabric Clothing and Other Eco-Friendly Items
  • Custom-Designed Hotholders and Potholders
  • Bracelets, Beads, Baubles
  • Crystals, Charms and Trinkets
  • CBD Oils and Creams for Humans and Pets by Brady’s Botanicals
  • One-of-a-Kind Tutus for All Ages … and Dolls and Pets Too.
  • Gems from the Earth and Sea
  • Scented Soy Candles, Luxury Spa Items and Soaps
  • Yoga-Inspired Items
  • Handcrafted Home Décor and Wall Art
  • Hostess Gifts and Custom Gift Baskets

For the latest updates, visit Serenity by the Sea’s Facebook page, or to inquire about a specialty item, call 973-699-1760.

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