Mother’s Day in Jupiter Florida 2016

It’s time to celebrate Moms everywhere, no matter if you are a Mom (to a human baby or a fur baby), are soon to be a Mom or plan on celebrating your Mom. My Mom is a wonderful lady and we all love her to pieces! Trying to find a gift that adequately describes my love for her is often difficult. So, I thought I’d put this list together for all of you, who still may be struggling to find something for your Mom!

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas From Local Makers

Handmade Soaps from local Brook Linn’s Bees of Tequesta, Florida.

Unique, Stylish Fashion from the Ileen Girl Boutique in Downtown Abacoa.

Hand Lettered Goodies (with a dash of snarky) from local artist Cory Morrow of Ink Letter Love.

Sparkly & Lovely Accessories from local maker Alexandra Gioia.

 

Where To Brunch On Mother’s Day In Jupiter

Sunday, May 8th: Enjoy the Mother’s Day Buffet at the Jupiter Beach Resort.

For suggestions a little further south try this link.

 

Mother’s Day Weekend – Fun Things To Do With Mom

Saturday, May 7th: Bring your Canoes, Kayaks, and SUP’s and participate in The 14th Great Loxahatchee River Race (Registration is required) – Jonathan Dickinson State Park – Register 8-9:30am, Race at 10am

Sunday, May 8th: Enjoy Free Yoga at Harbourside Place 10:30 am11:30 am

Sunday, May 8th – Catch Zach Deputy LIVE at Guanabanas – at 4PM

 

No matter how you celebrate or who you share the day with, I hope you all have a wonderful & relaxing time.

Cheers, Nicole.

Another Gorgeous Day In Jupiter Florida

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Hey friends, Happy Wednesday! Wednesdays are good. It’s that day you can look over the mountain of work on your desk and just see a peek of the coming weekend. It’s do-able, we will make it! This Wednesday is a big one around these parts. It’s the start of Sunfest! Opening acts Duran Duran and Meghan Trainor will kick off the 5 day art & music fest on the waterfront in Downtown West Palm Beach. If you’re going, stay hydrated. It’s going to be the perfect weather for Sunfest…HOT!!

For all of you that live in Northern Palm Beach County, I’d like to get your opinion. Yesterday Palm Beach North officially launched. The individual towns and villages that comprise Palm Beach North are: Juno Beach, Jupiter, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Lake Park, Mangonia Park, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Shores, Riviera Beach and Tequesta. It’s a marketing tool to help the Northern Palm Beach County businesses. What do you think of the idea? A helpful idea for local businesses? Or a confusing idea? I’ve always referred to our end of Palm Beach County as North County or Northern Palm Beach County. Do you like the name Palm Beach North better?

In other news, I’m planning a new blog series, “Living Naturally In Jupiter, Florida”. Stay tuned for updates.

Don’t forget…If you’re thinking of buying, selling or moving in the Northern Palm Beach County area or are interested in how much your current home is worth, just let me know, I’m happy to help. Contact me for more info. Cheers, Nicole

Happy Earth Day From The Jupiter Local

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Hi friends! It’s Friday and it’s Earth Day! Double Happy!!

There are several Earth Day events going on around town this weekend.

Friday, April 22nd: Earth Day Clean-up & Celebration at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Friday, April 22nd: Lighthouse Moonrise Tour, at the Jupiter Lighthouse. 7:15 pm  (Time varies by moonrise).

Saturday, April 23rd: Earth Day & Wellness Fair at Harbourside Place. 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday, April 23rd: The Great American Cleanup at Coral Cove Park. 8:00am – 11:00am

What are you planning for the weekend? Whatever it is I hope you enjoy and if you get a chance do something to help preserve our little slice of paradise! Can’t make it out this weekend? Check out this handy list of things you can do all year long.

Wish you lived in Jupiter, Florida? Our team has a gorgeous new listing! This spacious townhome is set inside the elite community known as Martinique at Abacoa, and offers almost 1700 living square feet for you to enjoy! Contact me for more info.

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Are you thinking of buying, selling or moving in the Northern Palm Beach County area? Interested in how much your current home is worth? Just let me know, I’m happy to help. Contact me for more info. Myself and the rest of the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would LOVE to help you!

Cheers, Nicole

 

Impeccable 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Rental Home In Jupiter

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Another Phenomenal Listing from the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team:  This beautiful home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a 2-car garage, and ample luxurious features. One of the most desired models in the community, this CBS constructed single family home has been immaculately maintained. The 11 ft. high volume ceilings, gorgeous wood flooring, large ceramic tile, and abundant natural lighting throughout invite you inside. This floor plan provides an extended open ambiance all the way through the home. From the interior foyer, the formal living room is open to your left, and the formal dining area to your right. As you walk beyond the foyer, living room, and formal dining area, you enter into the main living area of the home. This living area is very large. To the right side is the open gourmet kitchen. This beautiful kitchen has been updated with stainless appliances, new plumbing features, new LED light fixtures, and stunning granite counter tops. Divided by a large granite breakfast bar, the kitchen is open to the breakfast nook and the large family room. On the right left of the main family room is the entrance to the master suite. The vaulted ceilings help provide an open feeling, and the gorgeous flooring provides the beauty to this private sector of the home. His and her closets, and a luxurious master bathroom accompany this master suite. This master bathroom is designed with a large roman tub, a separate glass shower, a twin sink vanity, a large linen closet, and plenty of extra comfort space to spare. On the opposite side of the family room, there is a hallway that leads to this home’s two large guest bedrooms and the laundry room. Each of these guest bedrooms is designed with full size closets and beautiful flooring. Separating the two guest bedrooms is a large guest bathroom and a separate laundry room. The guest bathroom has been tastefully designed with a double sink vanity, newer plumbing features, and a beautifully tiled tub/shower. The laundry room provides a full sized washer and dryer, and plenty of shelf space for the essentials to be stored. The master bedroom and main family room each provide separate sliding glass doors that lead onto the huge screened lanai. This screened lanai is a perfect area to sit on your comfortable patio furniture and enjoy the outdoors without the worry of the sun, weather, or bugs. Enjoy the fully fenced back yard, and the landscaping that decorates this home. Just steps from this home, there are tons of local amenities to choose from. Enjoy the park inside the community, as well as multiple public parks and recreational facilities that are scattered throughout the area. Take a short walk to the tennis courts, basketball courts, racquetball courts, skateboard park, baseball park, restaurants, boutique shopping, and many other luxuries and amenities. Less than a mile away, you can take on a game of golf at Abacoa’s renowned public course. This home and community has it all. Amazing Schools and Amazing Neighbors will keep you always wondering why other people live where they do! Want more info? Contact Me!

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Easter Weekend in Jupiter Florida

Happy Friday, y’all! The jelly bean consumption is off the charts! What? That’s only at my house? Oh, well then, never mind.

Here’s a list of some of the Local Events going on around Jupiter and beyond. Hope you can make it out to at least one.

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Saturday, March 26th: Town of Jupiter Easter Egg Hunt | Hunts begin at 9:30am | Ages: 10 & Under | Free | Community Center

Saturday, March 26th: Downtown Abacoa Easter Egg Hunt | Starts at 11:00AM | Collect eggs from downtown merchants for a chance to win prizes!

Saturday, March 26th: One of our favorite locals, Ink Letter Love, will be at the West Elm Downtown at The Gardens location, for a Pop Up Shop | 12:00 – 4:00PM

Saturday, March 26th: The Jupiter Farms Outdoor Market’s Last Event Of The Season | 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Farms Marketplace

Sunday, March 27th: Easter at Roger Dean Stadium | Game Starts 1:05 p.m., the St. Louis Cardinals take on the home team Miami Marlins for an Easter game! Stay for a helicopter candy drop and Easter egg hunt after the game.

PGA Cinema 6 In Palm Beach Gardens Is Now Open | They offer select movies at a great price | Check the schedule and bring cash

 

I’m excited about our New Listing in the Heights Of Jupiter: 6334 Pompano Street. Come enjoy this newly renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, concrete construction, single family home. This superb home has a strong backbone structure and an amazing layout and design. The new roof, new upgrades, and new renovations make this a “Turn-Key” home that is ready today. Set inside The Heights of Jupiter, which is known as one of Jupiter’s most desired Single Family Home communities without HOA Fees. (See it before it hits the MLS) Contact me today, for more info.

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Are you thinking of buying, selling or moving in the Northern Palm Beach County area? Interested in how much your current home is worth? Just let me know, I’m happy to help. Contact me for more info. Myself and the rest of the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would LOVE to help you!

Cheers, Nicole

Spring Break Has Sprung In Palm Beach County

Well, hellooooooo Friday!! It’s the first day of Spring Break for all the Palm Beach County kiddos and there plenty of fun, local events this weekend!

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March 17 – 20, 2016 | The 31st Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show – The finest pre-owned yachts, tents full of the latest electronics and accessories, seminars and kids fishing clinics. Exotic cars, live music and fun for all.

Saturday, March 19th: TurtleFest 2016, 10AM-6PM | A free-admission event which focuses on promoting conservation through up close interactions with threatened and endangered sea turtles, as well as music, art, shopping, educational presentations, games, and other activities.

Saturday, March 19th: Free Farm Tour at Kai-Kai Farm | Want to know more about where your food comes from? Or perhaps you want your children to learn about vegetables and how we grow them. This is a mini-course on gardening the Kai-Kai way. Get to know all about Kai-Kai Farm

Saturday, March 19th: 1:05PM | The Miami Marlins play the Detroit Tigers at Roger Dean Stadium

Sunday, March 20th: 1:05PM | The St. Louis Cardinal play the Boston Red Sox at Roger Dean Stadium

What are your weekend plans? Know anything good going on that I missed? Let me know in the comments.

Also, check out the gorgeous views from our newest, seasonal rental on the beach in Jupiter! Live where the sunrise will be your alarm clock every morning! From this beautifully appointed 2 bedroom, 2 bath penthouse condo, you can watch ships sail across the horizon of the Atlantic Ocean. Uniquely positioned, this condo enables you to see the entire coastline of Jupiter’s beautiful beach, from the historical Jupiter Inlet and south to the Juno Beach Pier. Don’t you just LOVE the color of our water? Click Here for more photos and details.

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Are you thinking of buying, selling or moving in the Northern Palm Beach County area? Interested in how much your current home is worth? Just let me know, I’m happy to help. Contact me for more info. Myself and the rest of the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would LOVE to help you!

Cheers, Nicole

 

Meet Local Business Owner Elizabeth Legore of Vagabond Apparel

Hello Lovely Blog Readers! I’m excited to introduce Elizabeth to you all. Vagabond Apparel is one of those shops that has a something for everyone. The moment I walked in, I basically wanted everything! You can tell a lot of time goes into the curating of the shop. Elizabeth offers some really wonderful items for our local men, women & children. So, without further adieu, meet Elizabeth Legore, owner of The Vagabond Apparel!

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Tell us a little about yourself. Elizabeth LeGore, Originally from Maryland, Moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in 2002 to attend Palm Beach Atlantic University. Married to my high school Boyfriend, Eric. I love to travel, explore new places and cultures and enjoy outdoor activities such as surfing, and snowboarding.

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When/How did you start the Vagabond Apparel brand? I opened Vagabond Apparel in August of 2014. However, it’s been a long time dream to have a boutique. I started working in a Surf Shop in Maryland during summer vacations, while in college worked at Rapunzel’s College on Palm Beach. That was a really great experience with the owner had just opened so I was able to experience the start up of a new boutique and learned so much from buying to book keeping. Then from there I spent 5 years in retail management.. So you could say I did my due diligence in retail and it was time to branch out to open my own boutique. The actual process took exactly a year… Finding the perfect vendors, space, securing loans etc.

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How does the Vagabond Apparel brand stay involved with our local community? The main thing for me is building relationships on a personal level with our customers and them knowing we truly care for them. I also enjoy partnering with local charities to help raise awareness and funds through give back shopping. CharitiessSuch as Austin Blu Foundation, Place of Hope, Epic Beauty etc.. I also love to partner with other local businesses! It’s just so great to collaborate with other entrepreneurs in the community to support and encourage each other. This is how the Boutique Warehouse Sale got started, we’ve had two events so far- it’s been a huge success and so much fun working with other local boutiques! On a store level, most of our jewelry is locally made. I love supporting local artisans!

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What do you find most challenging about running your own business? BALANCE!! I love being on the sales floor with my team and customers but their are days where I just need to buckle down to my computer and get work done (like today!)

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What is the most rewarding thing about running your company? Building relationships with my amazing employees and customers. I’ve been so blessed to meet so many wonderful people this past year. I’ve had the opportunity to speak at PBAU, Mentor a few college girls and just see my employees grow and develop as beautiful young women. I love the creativity, the challenge, the freedom of running a business too!

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What do you do on your days off? Spending time with friends and family. Traveling. Exploring New Places Locally. Relaxing and Pampering myself… and now and then catching up on work! eek!

How do you juggle work & family? With me being a business owner and my husband a FireFighter/Paramedic we really don’t have a “normal” routine or life. We support one another, know that everyday is different, and make sure we are having fun along the way. Communication is key!

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Who is your favorite Superhero and why? Wolverine- I’ve always loved him since the cartoons. He has no fear, strong, get’s the job done and has a softer side. Haha!

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Where can we find Vagabond Apparel online?
Website: www.vagabondapparel.com
Check us out on Instagram and Facebook @ Vagabond Apparel Boutique

Is there anything else you would like us to know? Upcoming events, etc.
Be sure to follow us on Social Media for new products arriving daily! Also we will be doing a Sunfest Festival Inspired Trunk Show and Event with Mamie Ruth and a few local vendors on April 23rd!

Thank you Elizabeth, for sharing your story! Your boutique is wonderful!!

Thanks for reading the blog, friends! Please support our local business owners. They are a very important part of our little slice of South Florida.  Northern Palm Beach County has many small businesses that make living here great! – ❤️ Nicole

 

 

International Women’s Day 2016

What is International Women’s Day 2016?  From the International Women’s Day site: “It’s the day to Celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Yet let’s also be aware progress has slowed in many places across the world, so urgent action is needed to accelerate gender parity. Leaders across the world are pledging to take action as champions of gender parity.”

 

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This past year, through the Jupiter Local blog I have had the opportunity to meet so many amazing, local women! I’m so thankful that I am able to see first hand, women working hard, following their dreams and in turn helping to make our community an amazing place to live! Keep doing your thing, ladies! It’s an encouragement to everyone around you.

Meet Ashley Raicovich of The Ileen Boutique

Today’s blog interview is with Ashley Raicovich, owner of the new Ileen Boutique in Downtown Abacoa. I started following the Ileen Boutique on instagram first and finally met Ashley when I went into the shop. Not only is Ashley the owner of this beautiful boutique, but she also designs & manufactures all the clothing! I’m so excited to introduce her to all of you. So…meet Ashley!

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Ashley Raicovich, owner of the Ileen Boutique

Tell us a little about yourself: I moved from Seoul, South Korea to Jupiter, Florida in 2014. My husband Joe & I have a 3 year old daughter named Olivia. Joe is a native Floridian, and we decided to raise our daughter in Jupiter.

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When did you start the The Ileen boutique  brand? In 2006 I opened my first two retail shops in Seoul, South Korea. In 2009, I sold my designs to various retailers throughout the world through my wholesale manufacturing label. After my husband Joe & I, relocated from Seoul, South Korea to Jupiter, Florida in 2014 I decided to open The Ileen Boutique in Downtown Abacoa in October of 2015.

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Who makes up the The ileen boutique  crew?  I work with Stylist Leslie Schor every Monday and recently hired Jay Oh who is working with me part time.

What do you find most challenging about running your own business? Keeping the balance between trendy and timeless with all my designs. Also, starting a business here in South Florida. It’s a new world with a new language.

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What is the most rewarding thing about running your company? Meeting new people, seeing my clothes on the street. I even once saw one of my  designs on TV!

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What do you do on your days off? Family time, going to the beach, surfing & paddle boarding.

How do you juggle work & family? With lots of help from my awesome husband. I cook and Joe helps with so much!

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Where can we find Ilene Boutique online?

Ileen Boutique Website, @ileengirl on Instagram, and Ileen Girl on Facebook.

Is there anything else you would like is to know?

We have several events scheduled and would love for you all to attend!

Thursday, March 9th, 6pm-9pm: Beautycounter’s Pop Up Shop by Shawney | Toxin free, high performance, chic color cosmetics!

Friday, March 11th, 5:30pm-8:30pm: A Pop Up Shop with Heart Swell | Naturally Thoughtful Paper Goods

Tuesday, | March 15th, 7pm-9pm: Easter Wreath making workshop with Flower & Fringe | Send email to Flower & Fringe to sign up for the class. Limited Tickets! $35

Thank you Ashley, for sharing your story! Your work is so lovely!! I love visiting your boutique!

Thanks for reading the blog, friends! Please support our local business owners & entrepreneurs. They are a very important part of our little slice of South Florida. Northern Palm Beach County has many small businesses that make living here great! Know a business owner you would like to see featured. Contact me and they just may end up on the blog! – ❤️ Nicole

** Are you thinking of buying, selling or moving in the Northern Palm Beach County area? Interested in how much your current home is worth? Just let me know, I’m happy to help, just email me!

Valentine’s Day Weekend In Jupiter Florida

Happy Friday, friends! Valentine’s Weekend is here and I wanted to wish you all a wonderful, fun filled weekend. The rain has finally stopped and we have had the most gorgeous blue skies the last few days. Now it feels like winter in South Florida!!

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There is so much going on around town this weekend!
Fri: Food Truck Invasion in Downtown Abacoa

Fri: Pitchoun Designs Pop Up Shop at Ileen Girl Boutique.
P.S. Owner Lacey was our Blog Interview this week too!

Sat – Mon: Visit ArtiGras in Downtown Abacoa.

Do you have any fun Valentine’s Day plans? We have some of the finest dining in South Florida, right here in Jupiter! Or maybe you prefer long walks on our gorgeous beaches? Paddle boarding in the intracoastal is also lovely. Whatever you end up doing, I hope it’s lovely!

Don’t forget, if you or someone you know is thinking of buying, selling or moving in the Northern Palm Beach County area or you’re interested in how much your current home is worth, just let me know, I’m happy to help! Email me! Myself and the rest of the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would LOVE to help you!

Thanks for reading the blog and for all your continued support. ❤️ Nicole