OCEAN GROVE, NJ — ‘It’s All Within the Zen” at Serenity by the Sea this week, as a variety of artistic and holistic offerings will be featured at the specialty shop, located at 53 Main Avenue.

Professional crafter Deb Hathaway Hunter will offer a Drawing Mandala Workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, October 10. Participants will learn to create intricate designs for cards or to frame as wall art.

A $30 fee includes instruction and all supplies. For more information, call 973-699-1760.

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Angel card readings will be offered by Cyndi Skola on Friday, October 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, October 12 from noon to 5 p.m. The certified master angel practitioner will help individuals connect with their angels directly so that they can receive comfort, guidance and inspiration.

“Angel card readings are positive, focused on personal growth, healing and empowerment,” said Skola, who has 10 years of experience as an angel practitioner and as a reiki master and teacher.

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

Diane Todd will lead crystal bowl meditation on Friday, October 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  This therapeutic and deeply relaxing form of meditation is a powerful healing tool that gently promotes health, balance and transformation in your life.

Clinical studies have shown that crystal singing bowls and sound therapy can lower heart rate and blood pressure, stimulate the immune system, reduce stress hormones, reduce pain and stimulate the production of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers.

Cost is $10. Call 973-699-1760 to register.

A Little Shop of Wonders, Where Creativity Abounds

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 key chains, 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 Humans and Pets by Holistic Health Extracts
  • 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. Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11 to 5 p.m. on Friday and 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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