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By Alice Magdziak
As soon as we walked in we knew this would be a cool store. Modern and fun, everywhere we looked we saw awesome stuff. Honestly, I’m not joking. I want the whole store in my house, now.
Welcome to the fourth installment in our series called Shop Local, NJ! We’re doing all our holiday shopping locally this year and we’re taking you with us. We’re almost done shopping and we’ve really enjoyed every town that we’ve visited so far. Asbury Park, though, has a special vibe that just connects with me on a personal level.
Lots of stores had Tillie items that you can pick up for people on your holiday gift list who love Asbury Park. You know who Tillie is, right? He’s the grinning face you used to see on the sides of the Palace Amusements building. One of the Tillie faces was saved by concerned citizens when the building was demolished several years ago. Now, Asbury Park has basically made him the city mascot.
One of the stores that had Tillie-themed goods was Shelter Home. As soon as we walked in we knew this would be a cool store. Modern and fun, everywhere we looked we saw awesome stuff.
Their whole store was actually filled with gifts that would have been perfect for us. Are you reading this family? Shop Shelter Home in Asbury Park! They have lots of Jonathan Adler pottery, Anna and Alessi kitchenware and really cool holiday items also by Alessi. Honestly, I’m not joking. I want the whole store in my house, now. We even got to meet Diego and Lucia, the owners’ two beautiful standard poodles.
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