OCEAN GROVE, NJ — While Serenity by the Sea's new online store can give you a dose of “your serenity” any time — whether it’s choosing a gift for someone you love or treating yourself to something special.

And much of that mix of merriment can be viewed on the shop’s new website, which provides a glimpse into the little shop of wonder and amazement, and where many of its handcrafted and specialty items can be ordered online for any special day. And shipping is free for May.  

One new item is its line of Serenity Treasures — a package filled with love and comfort to help keep that zen state of mind continuously flowing. Each contains seven “surprise” items chosen individually with peace and loving intention.

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Also featured is Serenity by the Sea’s new tote bag, featuring original ‘Groovin’ in the Grove” artwork and made from sturdy canvas with strong handles — ideal for carrying books or taking to the beach.

And with the focus on cleanliness and good hygiene these days, Serenity by the Sea’s own line of scented bath soaps are handcrafted from olive, coconut, soybean an sunflowers oils and organic shea butter.

Meanwhile, shop owner Sarah Taylor Izzo has been sewing dozens upon dozens of face masks to help protect people during the current coronavirus. And she is creating them — by special order — in the vibrant and bold fabrics that makes her handcrafted items so unique.

READ MORE: Serenity by the Sea's Sarah Taylor Izzo Takes Face Mask Making to Heart

While she’s been busy at home fully entrenched in her face mask-making effort, Izzo has been thinking of the days ahead when she’s back at her shop at 53 Main Avenue. In addition to enhancing her wondrous array of specialty items, she’s planning to expand her special events, workshops and offerings to open the mind, soothe the soul and rekindle the spirit.

Izzo also is extremely anxious to dig into a long-awaited project — the planting of a community herb garden in the newly built planter in front of her shop. And friends will be welcome to join her on that special occasion.

“You might be out of sight and hug distance right now, but you are not out of my mind,” she said. "I miss my store very much, but will be back as soon as the time is right." 

Until then, she added, “Love each other a little more. Stay safe everyone. Be well. Love and light. 💜”

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

For the latest updates, visit Serenity by the Sea’s Facebook page, or to inquire about a specialty item, call 973-699-1760.

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