BELMAR, NJ — Plan-ahead meals, holiday giftables and the hottest casual fashions. That’s what you’ll find today, October 28, at Serenity by the Sea Too’s Pop-Up Artisan MarketPlace. Here’s the rundown:

Tara Morton of Tastefully Simple will have a bounty of new foods, meal-making solutions for on-the-go families and all-time favorites from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to a wide variety of dinner options, she also carries delicious dips, breads, sauces and beverages. Whether your taste is sweet, spicy or a little sassy, Morton says you can think of her as your own personal shopper and party planner.

Crafter Beth Ottenstein is back by “pop”ular demand with a plenitude of handmade, reasonably priced items for the holidays. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., she will display decorative glassware, wreaths, candles and wood crafts, among her other creative creations.

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Nicole Mariano with Lularoe will be on hand from noon to 6 p.m. to showcase her “fun, functional and affordable” apparel line. Blending comfort and fashion, this clothing offers unique patterns and style combinations for tweens and women in sizes ranging from XXS to 3XL.

Featuring a different roster of local vendors and artists “popping up” every weekend, Serenity by the Sea Too’s Pop Up Artisan MarketPlace is your go-to destination for unique items for everyone on your holiday and everyday gift list. Beginning at 10 a.m., local vendors showcase their merchandise, which spans the spectrum — from handcrafted items and clothing lines, to tasty treats and personal care products — as well as vintage finds and other tantalizing treasures.


More About the Pop-Up Capital of the Jersey Shore

The Pop Up Artisan MarketPlace is located at Serenity by the Sea Too, 1004 Main Street, directly across from Surf Taco between 10th and 11th Avenues, Belmar.

For a full list of workshops, classes and walk-in art events offered at Serenity by the Sea Too throughout the week, visit its Facebook events page. For coupons, discounts and updates, text waheguru to 51660.

To learn more about becoming a vendor, featured artist, or hosting workshops or classes, call 973-699-1760 or email