Well, the Stay At Home order is still in full effect here. Many are itching for change, normalcy, and socialization. While others are finding respite among the chaos. Either way, a silver lining I’ve found is the outpouring of support for small businesses. These businesses and small town entrepreneurs have been particularly affected by this pandemic, yet with local patrons taking advantage of curbside pick- ups and porch drop-offs, we’re hoping these small shops will stay afloat.
One business I recently purchased from is Jersey Boy Boutique. The owner and creator, Vic, is a master embroiderer and has a keen eye for color, detail, and design. Specializing in custom, embroidered pillows, Jersey Boy Boutique can make designs of all kinds. I first heard about Jersey Boy Boutique when my daughter told me the business was generous enough to donate a 08750 (Sea Girt) beach badge pillow to a non-profit fundraiser she was working on. From there, I always kept this shop in the back of my mind.
Over the summer I worked with clients who were selling their beloved family home in Spring Lake. Theirs was known as “the house with the pink door”. For their closing gift, and as a way to remember the beauty of their home, I asked Vic to replicate a photo of the house on an embroidered pillow. My expectations were far exceeded!
Not only that, but when I presented the gift to my clients, their eyes welled with tears of joy. They were so genuinely thankful. The pillow featuring “the house with the pink door” is prominently placed in my clients’ new home. Thanks to Vic and Jersey Boy Boutique, my clients received so much more than an embroidered pillow; they were given a token of nostalgia and a visual reminder of the fond memories made on Monmouth Ave.
Jersey Boy Boutique nods to the Jersey Shore in its work- this company certainly does things THE SKEA WAY!