Spring Lake

April Cornell Store Manager Finds Inspiration While Representing A Brand She’s Always Loved

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Have you ever felt so inspired by a brand that you could see yourself working for the company some day?

That’s what happened to Geralyn Gray.

Working as the Store Manager for April Cornell in Spring Lake is like a wish come true for Geralyn.

For years the brand resonated with her as she admired the colorful, whimsical, nature-inspired designs while shopping in their Philadelphia, Princeton, and Shrewsbury, New Jersey stores.

So when Geralyn heard about a nearby job opening at the company, even though she wasn’t looking at the time, she applied anyway because she had always felt it would be a great brand to represent.

What I’ve come to realize is that life eventually comes full circle. Things that we wish and hope for eventually show up in our lives. Right now I’m very content, and it feels like I’m filling up the circle.
— Geralyn Gray, Store Manager, April Cornell, Spring Lake, New Jersey

“I love how my values align with the company’s values. I also enjoy the romance of the product line and how April Cornell’s love of nature shines through her designs.”

“This dynamic, as well as the time April spends educating us about each product, makes selling the products easy. The added bonus is that I have freedom to creatively express myself through her products.”

It’s been two years since Geralyn joined the company. Initially, she began working in their Ocean Grove store until they relocated the store to Spring Lake in June of 2018.

April Cornell chose Spring Lake due to the historic, charming, and nature-inspired feel of the town as well as for the mix of both year-round residents and tourists.

April Cornell’s flagship store is located in Burlington, Vermont, and their factory is located in Delhi, India due to the country’s strong textile industry and tradition in needlecraft, printing, and weaving.

One signature technique that April Cornell uses is printing watercolor designs onto her fabrics, especially for her table linens and tea towels.

April Cornell Offers …

  • Handcrafted Women’s & Girls’ Clothing Designs, Shoes & Accessories

  • Women’s Nightgowns & Pajamas

  • Coordinated Colorful Table Linens & Kitchen Items (Tablecloths, Placemats, Napkins, Tea Towels)

  • Plus a whole lot more to check out!

💐 April Cornell | Spring Lake
1108 Third Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ 07762

☎️ (732) 359-6983

🕛 Store Hours:
Mon - Sat | 10 - 6
Sun | 11 - 5

April Cornell Online: aprilcornell.com
April Cornell, Spring Lake on Instagram: @aprilcornellspringlake

9 Independently-Owned Coffee Shops At The Jersey Shore

Independent coffee shops provide a great way to fuel, refuel, and reset your day. Many also go the extra mile of providing a place to meet up, connect, reconnect, exchange ideas, and work remotely, which helps enhance and strengthen local communities.

The following is an alphabetical list (by town) of independently-owned coffee shops in Monmouth & Ocean counties that are doing just that. From the photos, you'll see that each one has a different vibe, and is unique in its own way. Some also offer small bites, meals, and open-mic nights.

A few have been open for less than a year so I hope that this list helps make people aware of these new businesses. Be sure to check store hours on Google before you head out!

Asbury Park


America's Cup | 633 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park

Website:  http://www.americascupcoffee.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/americascupcoffee/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AmericasCupCoffeeCompany/



Asbury Park Roastery | 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park

Website:  https://www.aproastery.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/aproastery/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/aproastery/



Cafe Volan | 510 Bangs Ave, Asbury Park

Website:  http://cafevolan.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/cafevolan/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/cafevolan/





Kofi House (Just Opened!) | 1061, 526 Main St, Avon-By-The-Sea

Website:  http://kofihouse.business.site/



Bay Head


Coffee at Noon | 524 Lake Avenue, Bay Head

Coffee at Noon is a combination artists' studio with a coffee bar. While you sip your coffee,  you'll be surrounded by beautiful art. Lots to look at!

Website:  https://www.noondesignshop.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/coffee.at.noon/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/coffeeatnoon/





Green Planet Coffee Company | 78 Main St, Manasquan

Website:  http://www.greenplanetcoffee.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/greenplanetcoffeecompany/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Green-Planet-Coffee-Company-178226222225483/



Point Pleasant


Divi Tree Coffee | 2615 Bridge Ave, Point Pleasant

Divi Tree is a new business owned by a young couple. The vibe is super friendly, and they offer healthy sandwich options.

Website:  https://www.divitreecoffee.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/divitreecoffee/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/divitreecoffee/



Green Planet Coffee Company | 700 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach

Website:  http://www.greenplanetcoffee.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/greenplanetcoffeecompany/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Green-Planet-Coffee-Company-178226222225483/



Spring Lake


Driftwood Coffee House | 1102 3rd Ave, Spring Lake

Website:  https://www.driftwoodcoffeehouse.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/driftwood_coffee_house/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/DriftwoodCoffeeHouse/