OCEAN GROVE, NJ — Spice up your next barbecue or picnic with a splash of colorful accessories from Serenity by the Sea at 53 Main Avenue.

From hotholders and potholders designed by owner Sarah Taylor Izzo to whimsical spoon rests, mugs and cups, the specialty boutique has a wide array of merchandise to complement any outdoor excursion — whether it’s at the park, the beach or in your own backyard.

Still undecided as to what to put on your menu? While you're at the specialty boutique, pick up “The Jersey Shore Cookbook,” by Deborah Smith, which offers 50 recipes from beachside restaurants from Asbury Park to Cape May and using farm-fresh Jersey produce.

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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 to relieve stress and promote relaxation.

In addition to her line of hotholders and other home textiles, Izzo also custom designs her own lines of tutus for children and pets, bracelets, affirmation art and so much more.

And at her “little shop of wonder, she begins every weekend with Fresh Flower Friday, offering blooms of the season. And for the summer, those flowers will be offered even a day earlier — on Thursdays.

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 and Baubles
  • 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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