exciting news!

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very excited to announce that a new little addition to the shop will be arriving this winter! 🙂 my husband and I are expecting a sweet little boy this February. Not only will I have a little companion in the shop this spring, it’s also safe to say the kids section will be getting a lot more action in 2019! xo

ALU’s Island Favorites: Best Dinner Spots

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Whether you’re down on Long Beach Island for a day trip or spending the whole summer here, it’s good to know some great go-to spots. We always get customers in the store asking us for pointers so it only makes sense to round up our favorites all in one place! 

Here are our top spots for a great post-beach, post-shopping delicious local summer dinner in no particular order:

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1. Black Whale Bar & Fish House

1835, 100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven

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2.  Parker’s Garage

116 Northwest Avenue – Beach Haven

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3. Black Eyed Susan’s

7801 Long Beach Blvd, Harvey Cedars

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4.  The Daymark

404 Broadway, Barnegat Light

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5. Blue Water Cafe

11205 Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven

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6. The Arlington

1302 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom

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7. Barry’s Do Me a Flavor

309 Centre Street, Beach Haven

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8. Daddy O Hotel

4401 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach

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9. Buckalew’s

101 N. Bay Avenue, Beach Haven

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10. The Old Causeway

1201 E. Bay Ave., Manahawkin

**right off of the island but worth it!**

Shop Girl Spotlight: kate!

 

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if you’ve been in the shop lately, you’ve probably noticed a variety of different faces making sure that everyone finds a little something lovely to brighten up their day. wouldn’t you love to know more about who they are and what they love on the island? throughout july on the blog & on social media, we will be featuring more about our fantastic, hardworking, stylish and kind shop girls!

Name: Kate

Hometown: Middletown, NY 

​College: SUNY Delhi

What’s your major?: Business & Fashion Merchandising 

In four words, describe your personal sense of style: Simple, classic & modern prep 
How long have you been coming to LBI?: For as long as I can remember 
Current favorite items in the shop?: All of the off the shoulder tops, especially the Floral Grid Blouse! 
What’s your favorite thing about summer on the island?: Meeting new people from all over! 
Go-to local spots for a great meal?: Kelly’s by the light house at Barnegat Light and The Old Causeway
Describe your ideal day on the island: Going to the Local for coffee, then heading to the beach!
How would you describe A Lovely Universe to someone who hasn’t stopped in yet?: As a great atmosphere that has something for everyone! No matter your age or style, you’re sure to find something you love! 
ps: we are lucky enough to have kate for two seasons now! we also share her with our awesome neighbors coastal coffee co. 🙂