OCEAN GROVE, NJ — Get out of the heat and stop by Serenity by the Sea in Ocean Grove — where coolness always abounds at 53 Main Avenue in this charming seashore town.

Shop owner Sarah Taylor Izzo’s “mix of merriment” flourishes in such merchandise as handcrafted and fair trade treasures, one-of-a-kind artwork, unique jewelry, and wide arrays of personal care items to relieve stress and promote relaxation.

She’s also been busy custom designing new additions to her own lines of tutus for children and pets, hotholders and other home textiles, bracelets, affirmation art and so much more.

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“For me, it’s about creating beautiful things and always bringing deliciously delightful and zenful merchandise into my little shop of wonder and amazement,” said Izzo, who last fall  moved her boutique from Belmar to a bigger and brighter location in the heart of historic Ocean Grove.

Widely known for her full array of handcrafted items made near and far, Izzo is now offering products that are kinder and gentler to the environment — a reflection of her deeply held commitment and concern for nature and earth’s future. These include bamboo frame sunglasses, toothbrushes, palm leaf plates, wooden cutlery, paper straws and sets of cloth napkins.

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, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 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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