LA owner of a new spiritual retail store in Dovercourt said she had been “overwhelmed” by the support she received from the community.
Christina Sutton opened Meraki, in the High Street, alongside her classmates Samantha Coleman and Rachel Rowsell at the end of July.
The shop sells a variety of items such as crystals, candles, oils, and herbs while serving up trendy alternative foods and drinks.
Christina, a phlebotomist, also hopes the workshop space within the unit will be a popular hot spot for hosting family activities, meditations, and other workshops.
She said the trio’s trip to get their dream store was a “whirlwind”.
“We started this business by launching a Sabbath Festival box filled with journaling tips, affirmations, festival celebration ideas, rituals, treats and tools in January,” she said. declared.
“Although this is our side concert, we decided that we enjoyed creating together and that we would love to have a space where we could continue to create and share with our community.
“We were lucky to find the perfect location and it has been a whirlwind ever since. We designed the brand ourselves, inside and out, and recycled pretty much everything we see.
“Our partners have been great and supportive, decorating and making displays while adapting every hour to help us.
“It really has been a family affair and there were times we thought we would be stuck with brushes in our hands and dust in our hair for all eternity. ”
The space within the store is divided and used as a herbal cafe serving all vegan food and drink, retail space selling housewares, incense, healing gemstone jewelry and more Again.
The trio’s goal is to eventually organize crystallization workshops, meditation, family workshops and henna designs, to name a few.
They will also organize a weekly parent and toddler group where families can explore an activity or topic in a calm and welcoming environment.
Talented moms make about 80 percent of the items sold in the store – from jewelry and candles to baked goods.
Christina added: “We have been overwhelmed with the support we have received so far and felt very welcome on Main Street.
“We hope to be an asset to the community and look forward to teaching and welcoming many more people to our awesome space.”