OCEAN GROVE, NJ — Get in touch with your angels this Memorial Day weekend at Serenity by the Sea in Ocean Grove.

Certified master angel practitioner Cyndi Skola will be offering angel card readings on May 25 through May 27 at the gift shop, located at 53 Main Street.

“Angel card readings are positive, focused on personal growth, healing and empowerment,” said certified master angel practitioner Cyndi Skola, who connects individuals with their angels directly so that they can receive comfort, guidance and inspiration.

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A public school teacher for more than 25 years, Skola has 10 years of experience as an angel practitioner and as a reiki master and teacher.

There is a $10 cost for a 10-minute angel card reading, which will be offered from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 26. No appointment is needed.

“In addition to angel card readings, have your photo taken with a fabulous angel cutout that will make its debut this weekend,” said shop owner Sarah Taylor Issue, who has dedicated her store to “creating beautiful things.”

On any given day, she can be seen seated behind the sewing machine at her store, crafting her own line of home textiles, tutus or bracelets, among other custom-designed items.

 That’s when she’s not busy greeting visitors to her “little shop of wonders,” where a selection of merchandise abounds in both creativity and diversity — from handcrafted and fair trade treasures to one-of-a-kind artwork and unique jewelry.

And every weekend, Izzo brings nature into her boutique by offering freshly cut flowers — welcoming the summer season in a burst of color and aroma.

Also featured at the shop is hand-dyed apparel from Paul McGovern of The Bamboo Clothing Company.  His limited immersion process means each piece is hand dyed using as little dye as possible, up to 80 percent less than typical dye processes, to create his contemporary and unique designs.

Izzo’s desire to offer a wide variety of “deliciously delightful and zenful” specialty merchandise is a major reason why she moved her boutique from Belmar last fall to the heart of historic Ocean Grove’s bustling shopping district, where she can offer a unique shopping experience in a bigger and brighter location.

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
  • Custom-Designed Hotholders and Potholders
  • Bracelets, Beads and Baubles
  • One-of-a-Kind Tutus for All Ages … and Pets Too.
  • Gems from the Sea
  • Scented Soy Candles, Luxury Spa Items and Soaps
  • Clothing and Accessories
  • Yoga-Inspired Items
  • Handcrafted Home Décor and Wall Art
  • Hostess Gifts and Custom Gift Baskets

Serenity by the Sea is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information or to confirm hours, visit its Facebook page, or call 973-699-1760.


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