Find Serenity at Peaceful Life

By Scott E. Kinney, Atlantic News Staff Writer

Atlantic News, Friday, March 9, 2007

[The following article is courtesy of Atlantic News.]

GET CENTERED -- Susan Chute and Gloria Forth invite you to find peace within the doors of their store, Peaceful Life. The shop offers a variety of items to soothe the soul.
[Atlantic News Photo by Scott E. Kinney]

HAMPTON -- It's your typical weekday.

There is the rush to work, along with your fellow commuters. The constant pressure at work, picking the kids up at school, dropping them off again at some type of practice — it can all be so exasperating. So much so that when it's time to go home the space you live in should be the antithesis of your day.

Peaceful. Relaxed.

Susan Chute and Gloria Forth, co-owners of Peaceful Life, know full well that your dwelling should be a place of serenity and calm.

Their boutique offers a wide variety of items for one who knows the value of finding their center. Peaceful Life features a mélange of furniture, wine glasses, beeswax candles, table tops, a host of Napa Valley body products, handmade mirrors, silk mobiles, prints and even items for the practice of yoga. Many of the items are unique to the store.

Peaceful Life is the spawn of a store that Forth owned in previous years in Fort Collins, CO. When Forth moved to the area she and her sister-in-law decided to give it a go here.

"I wanted to open another store," said Forth. "She thought it would be fun, so we did it together."

The idea of a peaceful life translates to the store's entire approach. Entering the shop, one immediately enters an area of tranquility.

"The whole idea behind this store is that people lead very crazy lives," said Chute. "We wanted to offer them the opportunity to go into a shopping atmosphere that's not all this craziness."

"Sometimes adding something simplifies things," added Forth.

The two women are currently planning a grand opening/ open house for Saturday, March 10 featuring hors d'oeuvres and perhaps some wine. So when you're ready to find peace in your life stop by Peaceful Life and get yourself in that "good" place.

Peaceful Life is conveniently located in downtown Hampton at 12 High Street. To contact the store call (603) 929-6200 or visit