Purple Rose offers healing methods

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 9:23am


Shaw Israel Izikson


Purple Rose owner Laura Rose at the store’s new location at 526 Main St. in New Hartford. The store offers a variety of holistic jewelry, books and organic soy candles. Rose, who was previously an assistant state’s attorney for 20 years, will hold readings and workshops at the store on a regular basis. Photo by Shaw Israel izikson

NEW HARTFORD — The Purple Rose, a healing center and gift shop, opened at its new location at 526 Main St., on Saturday, Jan 25.

The store is owned by Winsted resident Laura Rose, who originally opened the business 12 years ago in Canton.

“Over the past few years, I moved the store from Canton to Terryville and then Simsbury,” Rose said. “I decided to move the store to New Hartford because I found this great location which is right next door to Passiflora Tea Room.”

Rose grew up in Southington and has lived in Winsted for the past 15 years.

Before she opened her store, Rose served as an assistant state’s attorney in Hartford for 20 years and served as an attorney for five years at a private practice.

“When I was working as an attorney in Hartford, one day I just got this feeling that I wasn’t supposed to it anymore,” she said. “I had this intuitive sense that I was supposed to do something different. This guided me to learn how to do intuitive readings and become a healer. To me, I think I always have been a healer, but I just didn’t know it.”

Rose said she finally quit as an attorney after working at a trial in Hartford.

“If I would have continued to work as an attorney I would’ve gotten sick,” she said. “I decided to leave and remain healthy.”

At her store, Rose offers a variety of readings, including intuitive readings, medicine card readings, angel readings and other various forms of readings and healings.

She also sells holistic jewelry, books, organic soy candles and oils.

“I would love people to come in and explore the store,” Rose said. “I also love to help people find different and alternative methods to healing. I am planning to hold classes and workshops in the next few weeks in order to help people explore their intuition.”

The Purple Rose, located at 526 Main St., is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information call 860-379-2600 or visit the store’s website at http://www.thepurplerose.net/.