OCEAN GROVE, NJ — What are your angels saying? Find out today, November 23 when certified master angel practitioner Cyndi Skola will offer angel card readings from noon to 4 p.m. at Serenity by the Sea, 53 Main Avenue.

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

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

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The cost is $15 for a 15-minute angel card reading. No appointment is needed.

Trish Josephs will offer intuitive readings from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tarot card readings can show the path of someone’s energy and reveal a story to whatever might be relevant at the time, according to Josephs, who has been reading cards for over 35 years.

A 10-minute reading is $20, 15-minute reading is $30 and 30-minute reading is $60.  Call 973-699-1760 to make an appointment.

The programs are part of Serenity by the Sea’s ‘It’s All Within the Zen” series, which features a variety of artistic and holistic offerings during November. For more information on upcoming programs and workshops, visit its Facebook page.

A Little Shop of Wonders: Celebrating One Year in Ocean Grove … with a Special Gift

Serenity by the Sea owner Sarah Taylor Izzo is marking her specialty boutique’s one-year anniversary in Ocean Grove by giving back. Through Thanksgiving, November 28, she is donating 14 percent of her sales to Mary’s Place by the Sea, a respite home for women with cancer also located in Ocean Grove.

“Can’t think of a better way to celebrate one year in my amazing and magical place of love,” she said.  “So stop on in, get a bit of holiday shopping done and also know that some of your gift giving will benefit an amazing organization.”

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.

What’s more, shop owner Sarah Taylor 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, Izzo’s keen eye for items that are “deliciously delightful and zenful” makes a visit to Serenity by the Sea a different experience every time.

For example, she recently introduced an expansive line of her “Just Charming” line of DIY jewelry, which includes hundreds of different styles and shapes of charms that can be used to create keychains, necklaces and bracelets.

Serenity by the Sea also showcases featured vendors on a regular basis, including NJ Hair Fairy Kate Bresso who does her magic with Luna Locks sparkling hair extensions. Watch for details on her next visit.

To complement the shop’s ever-changing mix of merriment, there is a selection of blooms of the season beginning every weekend on Fresh Flower Friday.

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 People and Pets by Brady’s Botanicals
  • One-of-a-Kind Tutus for All Ages … and Pets Too.
  • Gems from the Sea
  • Scented Soy Candles, Luxury Spa Items and Soaps
  • 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. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and closed on Thursday. For more information or to confirm hours, visit its Facebook page, or call 973-699-1760.

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