For a limited time, get a free mask charm with the purchase of two face masks.

OCEAN GROVE, NJ — Serenity by the Sea has opened its door at 53 Main Avenue with a new product line that’s been eagerly embraced: face masks that are custom made while you wait.

Just choose two fabrics from a plentiful supply boasting a wide choice of colors and patterns, and within minutes, shop owner Sarah Taylor Izzo will expertly make your mask — ready to wear to help keep you safe during these unprecedented times.

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Known for her “craftiness” behind the sewing machine, Izzo has been busy perfecting her mask-making skills — and acquiring fabrics of all kinds — while her shop was closed for the first three months during the coronavirus pandemic.

Although custom-designed masks can still be easily ordered from her online store by clicking here, there’s nothing like having her retail boutique open again — where shoppers can make their actual selections.

“I’m having fun letting people choose what two fabrics they want. And I make on the spot for them. It takes me about nine minutes per mask," said Izzo, adding there is also a wide variety of premade masks available.

Her selection also now includes masks with pockets to fill with a small bag of lavender, a flower or herb — a fragrant touch for a calming effect.

Add some zen, fun and inspiration to your face mask, with a Just Charmin', Darlin'” charm, available in a vast array of themes, styles and shapes.

And for a limited time, get a free mask charm with the purchase of two masks.

Since reopening, there is much to explore at this “little shop of wonder and amazement,” as Izzo describes it, where the walls, shelves and displays are filled with her ever-changing mix of merriment.  While during your visit, make sure to wear your mask and social distance

“It’s been wonderful to be here and be back in town, and be back in everyone's life again and them in mine,” 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

Serenity by the Sea at 53 Main Avenue is open from 11 to 4 p.m., daily. For more information or to confirm hours, visit its Facebook page, or call 973-699-1760.

Click here to enter its online store. 


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