Kacie Merendino is the owner of Luna Grace Boutique in Wading River. (Image credit: Victoria Caruso)
A new boutique and metaphysical store has opened in Wading River — one space owner, Kacie Merendino, says has been manifesting for years.
Merendino is a spiritual teacher, healer and psychic medium. For over a decade she has been helping people on their spiritual healing journeys, guiding them from a home studio she built in her basement. Their newest store, Luna Grace Boutique, is the first of its kind in downtown Wading River. It is a place where her followers, called Grace Chasers, and other members of the community can receive spiritual tools and learn more about these healing practices.
Upon entering Luna Grace Boutique, you will be greeted by the soothing scent of incense and a soothing cup of tea. The shop, located in an old barn, is lined with shelves full of crystals, locally made Reiki-charged candles, oracle cards, smudge kits and more.
For those unfamiliar with these tools, the choices can be overwhelming, but Merendino assures there’s a place for everyone. “It doesn’t matter if you don’t even know what a crystal is,” Merendino said. “I’ll help you find something.” The boutique also sells a variety of gifts, from hand-painted conch shells to car seat blankets hand-crocheted by Merendino’s mother.
Outside of the store’s normal business hours, it is transformed into a space where Merendino hosts a variety of energy-based healings, from soul sessions to moon circles. Each soul session is individual and often begins with a cup of tea and essential oils for grounding and a mix of oracle card reading, meditation, sound healing and Reiki. “It’s really based on what the client wants to work on,” she explained. “I could tap into your energy if you wanted, or say you have loved ones who have moved on, we could talk to them first.”
Merendino’s favorite spiritual practice is called the Oracle. “I can tap into your body there and see where you might have energy blockages or things that are holding you back.” Merendino also hosts a variety of spiritual retreats for women of all ages, which can be found at kaciemerendino.com.
Luna Grace Boutique is located at 302 N Country Road in Wading River. It is open from Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m