BETTER KNOW A BUSINESS
CASH MOB COMING TO SANTOSHA THIS SATURDAY
May 13, 2014 -- Open since this past fall, the Santosha Tea Room and Boutique located at 62 Roslyn Avenue in Sea Cliff, like the village it calls home, is a wonderfully unique and offbeat place that is difficult to categorize.
Part tea room, part thrift store, part art and craft gallery, Santosha offers visitors the opportunity to sit back and relax as they enjoy one of the many hot or iced teas that are served here, or to browse the eclectic mix of jewelry, candles, lotions, accessories, and "gently used clothing" offered for sale in the boutique.
Many of the items have been hand-crafted by the owners, Michele Sabatino, of Glen Head, and Sea Cliff resident Lorraine Baker. Additionally the works of local artisans and artists are sold on consignment.
"We make so much crafty stuff, we needed a place to sell it," explained Ms. Baker. "We were torn between opening a thrift store and a tea/dessert shop, so we decided to combine them."
While tea selections change with the seasons, there are some perennial favorites including Organic Peppermint, Peace, Love and Chocolate, Om PU-ERH, Earl of Sea Cliff, Chaiwalla, and Santosha Green Tea.
And for those who prefer iced, they can choose from varieties such as Strawberry Sunset, Citralicious, Fruit Punch, Persian Nectar, and Summer Sun. The delicious desserts include cookies, biscotti, whoopie pies and cupcakes.
Aside from operating Santosha, both owners work full time in other jobs, and have been active in the cultural life of the community, with Ms. Baker being a member of the Sea Cliff Beach Committee for many years, as well as a participant in Silly Shakespeare productions, and Ms. Sabatino a member of the Sea Cliff Arts Council.
"We love the thought of helping to revitilize the downtown Sea Cliff area, and encourage our community to support the local shops," Ms. Sabatino said.
Santosha Tea Room and Boutique is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Join the cash mob that will be visiting Santosha on Saturday, May 17 from 11 am to 6 pm.
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