Meet Jupiter Local Melissa Rinaldi

The Jupiter Local Loves Local Artists

I’m excited to have the opportunity to share a little about one of Jupiter’s busiest artists! You can find her local art all over Jupiter Florida and beyond. Her designs are super colorful and coastal themed. She makes amazing maps of Jupiter and the surrounding towns too! Alright, alright, enough with the chit chat … Meet Jupiter Local Melissa Rinaldi of Co Coastal and make sure you enter the Giveaway at the bottom of the post!

Go Coastal Local Artist Florida Prints

Tell us a little about yourself

Melissa Rinaldi, originally from Kentucky, grew up in the arts and crafts capital of that state, Berea. I was home schooled until high school and I believe that schooling helped foster my creativity. I have been an artist most of my life in some form. I moved to Florida for College in 2000, and have lived in Florida ever since then (except for a brief year in PA). I have been in Jupiter 3 years and have been an artist professionally for about 2 years. I have three children (6,4 and 1) and one dog.

Go Coastal Kids

When did you start the Go Coastal brand and what are the products you offer?

Go Coastal Brand was started last year January 2016. I offer custom artwork, fine art prints and other home decor and clothing items, with designs made from my hand painted work on it.

Where do you get your inspiration for new designs?

Inspiration in Jupiter and Palm Beach County isn’t hard to find. I find much inspiration from nature, as the majority of my work is Coastal related. I also have active followers on social media in which I interact with and get ideas from.

Go Coastal Painted Surfboards

What do you find most challenging about running your own business?

Finding time to do all the paper work, while still leaving time to create, is very challenging.

What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?

My flexible schedule is very rewarding with small children. Making the world brighter with my artwork is the best thing about what I do.

Go Coastal Melissa

How do you juggle work & family?

Luckily, with artwork, I can do it at any hour and on and off throughout the day. I have time to commit to family events, care for my one year old and juggle pick up schedules for the preschooler and 1st grader.

Where can we find Go Coastal online?

The widest variety of my products are on Etsy @gocoastalstudio. I also have a website www.gocoastalstudio.com. You can find me on Facebook @gocoastalstudio and Instagram @mrinaldi

Is there anything else you would like us to know?

All Fall/Holiday Season events will be posted to the Go Coastal Facebook Page.

Join Go Coastal Saturday Nov. 4th 2017 at Deck the Palms 

It’s Giveaway Time On The Jupiter Local!

Enter to win a $25 Go Coastal gift certificate! Use it to purchase one of Melissa’s Coastal Pumpkins or put it towards anything else in her etsy shop! It’s super easy to enter. Just leave a comment with what your favorite Go Coastal product is on this post and be entered to win! Winner will be announced Friday, October 6th.

Thank you for sharing your story and your images, Melissa!

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends! ❤️ Nicole

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Local Social | Jupiter Florida October Events

 Welcome to the Local Social | October

Jupiter Florida October Events

Join me in supporting our local business community and enjoy all the amazing Jupiter Florida October Events!

Jupiter Florida October Events

The Palm Beach Gardens Green Market is celebrating it’s 16th year! New season starts October 1st. It is a rain or shine event featuring the freshest-of-the-fresh fruits, vegetables, fragrant herbs, honey, homemade old-fashioned breads, donuts, pies, cheeses, sauces, handmade crafts, and more. Every Sunday year round.

Don’t miss Jupiter’s Annual Fall Fest – Enjoy live music, food from local vendors, a beer garden and a kids carnival. Saturday, October 7, 2017 • Noon to 5 pm. The Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk. This is a free event.

Catch up with our favorite stuffed marshmallow creator, Milka from Dreamallows, starting October 7th (til end of April) at the West Palm Beach GreenMarket.

Enjoy the Abacoa Wines Around the World 2017 event | An evening of food, wine and entertainment, presented by Downtown Abacoa! Oct 7, 2017 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Get your tickets HERE.

Be sure and save the following dates if you love doggos!

First Annual-Lets Party For The Dogs – A benefit for the Big Dog Ranch Rescue at The Square Grouper in Jupiter. Thursday, October 19th 5:00PM-10:00PM. More details HERE.

 Brews, Bark and Beaches – Organized and hosted by Friends of Jupiter Beach, sample craft beer and great food provided and served by select area breweries and restaurants. Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Get your tickets HERE.

Time to get your pumpkin!

Get your pumpkin and support a local charity at the Pumpkin Bash. Saturday, October 22, 2017 – 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Join Harbourside Place & Little Smiles for a family-fun day filled with pumpkins, candy and all things Halloween!

Feeling Spooky?

Head a little further South and enjoy another amazing event in West Palm Beach! Halloween at The Station | Hosted By Elizabeth Ave Station | Live music, food, games, spooky decor & adult beverages! | Halloween costume contest at 9pm!

 

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends! I hope it helps you enjoy as many Jupiter Florida October Events as possible. ❤️ Nicole

Do you have local news or a local event you would like the Jupiter Local to share? Visit our submit page for more details.

 

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Hurricane Season Funtimes

Wow, Irma was intense!

As we enjoy our first week of normalcy, after that whole Irma incident, we’ve got Jose, Maria and Lee hanging out in the Atlantic Ocean. You guys remember 2004, right? Do the names Charlie, Francis, Ivan and Jean ring any bells? Let’s hope 2017 isn’t a repeat of 2004! So many hurricane Season funtimes to remember! (queue major eyeroll)

2017 Hurricane Names List

There’s really no need to panic. If you’re from Florida, you realize that even though the Official Hurricane Season is from June 1st – November 1st, it doesn’t really get interesting until September-ish. With that said, I’d like to give you guys a list of things you may want to consider.

Features you want to look for when shopping for a new home/ or updating your current home:

  1. Does the home have impact glass windows and garage door and/or a full set of hurricane shutters? Not only is this an investment that will keep you safe, you can also get discounts on your homeowners insurance! Win, win!
  2. Is there lots of big trees on the property? Are you prepared to keep up the landscaping on your own or will you hire a landscaping company? It’s important to keep your landscape safe by having your trees pruned regularly and keep dead branches cut.
  3. Does the home have Gutters and Downspouts? They should always be clean, especially during a storm. Blockages in these drainage systems can cause the water to back up onto your roof and into your attic, causing a lot of damage.
  4. I need to say something about the roofs here. Miami Dade building codes and what to do if the home was built before 1997.
  5. Is the home located in an evacuation area? Most homes on waterways and in low lying areas are. Be prepared to leave, and have to stay gone until the area is deemed safe again, by county officials.

Things to keep stocked, during hurricane season and year round:

  1. Water. I can’t stress enough about having water on hand during and after a bad hurricane. The suggested amount is a gallon per person, per day, for seven days. If you accumulate this over the winter months, you won’t have to worry about the stress that comes with trying to find water right before the storm hits.
  2. It is suggested that you keep at least a three-day supply of items such as candles, batteries, and foods that don’t require refrigeration. (Also, try not to eat all your hurricane snacks before the storm, like my family did. Ha!)
  3. You may be out of power for days or even weeks after a hurricane. Owning a generator can be very comforting when the power is out. There are all different types, from a whole house generator to a small generator that can run the fridge and a few fans. This is another purchase that would be better made before hurricane season. Once everyone knows a large storm is coming, generators sell out quickly! Be sure to do your homework, and get the one that’s best for you.
  4. A battery powered or hand crank radio is also a good item to have on hand, if the power goes out. It can help you stay up to date on whats happening throughout the storm.

Important Links To Help Keep You Up To Date During Hurricane Season:

  1. NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
  3. American Red Cross – Hurricane Prep & Safety
  4. Town Of Jupiter Website
  5. City of Palm Beach Gardens Website
  6. Village of Tequesta Website
  7. Palm Beach County Hurricane Survival Guide
  8. Palm Beach County – Public Safety & Emergency Management
  9. Mike’s Weather Page – My Personal Fave Storm Season Facebook Page

Please let me know what your favorite information resources are as well. I’d love to keep this list current & updated.

Myself and the entire Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would love to answer any questions you may have about purchasing or selling a home in Palm Beach County. We have all lived here our whole lives and are proud to call ourselves locals. We’ve weathered many hurricanes and are happy to share what we’ve learned over the years with you. Please reach out to us, we are here to help!

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends! I hope you have a wonderful week! ❤ Nicole

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Jupiter Locals For Texas

Jupiter Locals For Texas

I’ve honestly been glued to the news with the horrible Harvey situation. I can’t even believe how many people have been affected! It’s truly heartbreaking. Us Floridians know the stress and fear that can come from hurricanes all to well. But, Harvey was a whole different beast. No one expected the enormity of it all.

I have been uplifted

by the amount of local folks that quickly sprang into action and started collecting items, raising money and some even headed to Texas! If you would like to help out in some way, here are a few ways to do so:

  1. Ship Much Needed Supplies Directly To Houston From Your Amazon Account: Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Effort
  2. Drop off non-perishable foods, diapers, underwear, baby food, clothing, batteries and any other helpful items to one of several local stores, now through the morning of Saturday, September 2th. Palm Beach Lately | Help For Houston
  3. There is also a huge need for pets of those affected by the storm. Austin Pets Alive | Hurricane Harvey is constantly updating their site with items they need.

There are many more ways to help listed here, by NPR: Here’s How You Can Help People Affected By Harvey

Almost everyone in Jupiter, that I’ve spoken to this week, feels the same way about this horrible event. Many of you have friends and/or relatives living in the affected areas. Luckily my Aunt & Cousins are further north and were spared from the devastation. If there is anything I can do for you or your families, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’m happy to do what I can.                ❤️ Nicole

Awesome Local Instagram Accounts

Happy Friday, Friends! ☀️

I hope you all have had a lovely week. I wanted to highlight some other locals on the blog today. So, I’ve put together a list for you of some awesome local Instagram accounts.

Follow these awesome local Instagram accounts and enjoy some amazing photos in your feed, every day!

www.instagram.com/jupitersupmermaid – A local featuring manatees, turtles, SUP and more in her awesome feed!

www.instagram.com/surfzach – Florida photographer showing off the gorgeous creatures living just off the coast in Jupiter.

www.instagram.com/tewkibear – This furry local gives us an inside look at a dog’s life in Jupiter, Florida.

www.instagram.com/southflpaddle – Making me jealous daily of her time spent with local manatees, dolphins and our gorgeous South Florida sunsets!

www.instagram.com/thelocalninja – A variety of local images underwater & above ground, mixed with travel photos from around the globe.

www.instagram.com/jackbatesphotography – Beautiful South Florida imagery from the ocean, the air and on the shore.

www.instagram.com/tulasendlesssummer – Two adventurous locals sharing their summers on a boat.

www.instagram.com/localgypsies – A newer account with some lovely, local photos.

www.instagram.com/jupiteroutdoorcenter – Featuring photos of turtles, manatees and lots of happy locals.

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends!

Do you have a favorite local you follow on Instagram? Let me know in the comments. I’m always looking to connect with awesome locals!

You can follow me on Instagram too, www.instagram.com/nikolina100 – Let’s be insta buddies!

Please Keep Me In Mind

If you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling a home in the Northern Palm Beach County area, I’d LOVE for you to Contact Me! Let me help you have an enjoyable real estate experience! ❤️ Nicole