Jupiter Florida Local Gift Giving Guide 2017

Welcome to the Jupiter Florida Local Gift Giving Guide 2017!

Jupiter Florida Local Gift Giving Guide 2017

As the owner of the Jupiter Local blog, I feel honored that so many Jupiter Locals have taken the time to share their stories with me. I’m so proud of our entrepreneurial community and want to do all I can to help our awesome, Jupiter Florida locals! So for the third year in a row, I’m continuing the Local Gift Giving Guide tradition! Please remember to shop small this holiday season and feel free to share the Jupiter Florida Local Gift Giving Guide 2017 with all of your friends!

Gifts With Style

Binka Jupiter Florida Local Gift Giving Guide 2017

Give the gift that gives back this holiday season! binka’s mission is to inspire people to adopt rather than shop for their pets and they donate a portion of their proceeds to local shelters and rescue groups near their partner retailers.

Shop their collection of tees and hats at www.binkagirl.com and use the code BINKALOVESSUN at checkout for 25% off your order! Call 561-319-0349 to order gift certificates. A great gift for yourself and everyone else on your list for the holidays!

Shop: www.binkagirl.com
Facebook: facebook.com/binkagirl
Instagram: instagram.com/binkagirl

Jupiter Local Blog Interview with Binka

Alexandra Gioia Jupiter Florida Local Gift Giving Guide 2017

Alexandra Gioia features a variety of natural elements to create unique jewelry and gifts. Her designs tend to stick to a neutral color palate so each piece can be worn with everything all year long! Her jewels were only available online until she recently opened her Design Studio in Tequesta — just in time for the holidays! Locals can stop in and grab a quick gift for a friend or something sparkly for themselves. Her Design Studio is a few doors down from other local favorite, Oceana Coffee Lounge. 150 US HWY 1 Tequesta, FL 33467. More on her Grand Opening here.

Shop: www.AlexandraGioia.com
Facebook.com/AlexandraGioiaDesigns
 Instagram.com/AlexandraGioia

Jupiter Local Blog Interview with Alexandra Gioia

 

Beauty Counter Jupiter Florida Local Gift Giving Guide 2017

Need something a little “fun and trendy” for your friends, family, teachers, babysitters, clients, neighbors? Let local Shawney Pace be your holiday elf. This holiday season Beautycounter has 17 new sets, 47 new shades and 6 new products. Nine sets are under $50 and can easily be broken up for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa and are perfect gifts for ANYONE! Consider helping your friends and family switch to safer! Her personal favorites in the Holiday Haul include: the Illuminating Trio, Multi-Masker Set and the Color Intense Lip Set! Let’s choose #betterbeauty together and introduce our friends and family to safer personal care options! Shawney is available anytime to educate and help folks switch to safer. You can read more about the Beautycounter brand here.

Blog reader’s, when you place your order be sure to choose the Jupiter Local Gift Guide 2017 from the pull down menu!

Shop: beautycounter.com/shawneypace
Facebook: Hip and Healthy Beautycounter

 

 

IleenGirl is a unique boutique in Jupiter Florida. Located in Downtown AbacoaILEENgirl carries a wide selection of versatile, minimal and contemporary designs for modern women by owner and designer Ashley Lee Raicovich. Dressy items for special occasions and daily wear. Keep up to date with new arrivals and featured events in the shop by following the Ileen Girl Boutique on the web.

Shop: www.ileengirl.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ileengirl
Instagram: Instagram.com/ileengirl

Jupiter Local Blog Interview with ILEENgirl Boutique

 

Gifts With Taste

Dreamallows Jupiter Florida Local Gift Giving Guide 2017

Stuffed Marshmallows… need we say more?! These are delicate, airy, and sweet morsels. Dreamallows is a real thing. From salted caramel to raspberry and lemon coconut, these fluffy marshmallows are handcrafted, stuffed individually and packaged with flavor perfection. They are definitely a top treat at any party.

Stop by the West Palm Beach Greenmarket every Saturday from 9AM-1PM or at their new location, opening at Cityplace (700 S Rosemary Avenue Suite 200) starting Dec 2nd!! If you can’t make it to West Palm Beach they are also available online at www.dreamallows.com

Also, get a 15% discount when you use the code “underwood” with your purchase for the entire month of December!!

Shop: www.dreamallows.com
Facebook: facebook.com/dreamallows
Instagram: instagram.com/dreamallows

Jupiter Local Blog Interview with Dreamallows

 

Katie Choy Jupiter Florida Local Gift Giving Guide 2017

The Family Secrets Cookbook was written by Jupiter local Katie Choy. With the help of her husband & children she brought to life all of her Mother In Law’s family recipes. With an unexpected blend of Incan and Cantonese flavors, Peruvian food hits your taste buds full force, and once you try it, you’ll be hooked. Think you know how to stir-fry? Think again! Katie will take you step-by-step through more than 50 authentic recipes, from easy, everyday meals to elaborate dinners. Family Secrets is far more than a cookbook; it is a celebration of family mealtime. These meals are not only meant to be eaten together, but created together. Start your own amazing mealtime moments by taking your family and friends on a culinary journey to Peru! Visit katiechoy.com to order a book for yourself and everyone else on your list too!

Shop: katiechoy.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Family-Secrets-Experience-the-Flavors-of-Peru

Jupiter Local Blog Interview with Katie Choy

 

Love And Bisous Jupiter Florida Local Gift Giving Guide 2017

Next up, not quite a “Jupiter Local”, but still lovely and amazing!

Based in Fort Lauderdale and founded by owner and gift curator Kim Khan, Love & Bisous offers carefully-curated gift boxes, specialty gifting and floral design, both custom and personalized. The gift boxes are beautifully packaged with small batch luxury items and personal details hand-selected by Kim for every season or occasion. Local deliveries available in South Florida and shipping available throughout the United States with pricing upon request.

Shop: www.loveandbisous.com
Facebook: facebook.com/loveandbisous
Instagram: instagram.com/loveandbisous

 

Creative Gifts

Ink Letter Love Jupiter Florida Local Gift Giving Guide 2017

Corey Morrow is the hand-letterer and lovingly sarcastic artist behind Ink Letter Love – a company centered around two things: words and a desire to make people smile. Corey creates one of a kind lettered artwork for weddings and social events, and when she isn’t creating beautiful celebration details – she is spreading her love of sarcasm around like wildfire. The Ink Letter Love shop is full to the brim with wit and nonsense – and the occasional curse word – with one goal in mind, to make you laugh. Corey’s love of hand made artwork and beautiful design pairs perfectly with her left of center attitude and charm.

Shop: www.inkletterlove.com | Upcoming Events: Calendar
Facebook: facebook.com/inkletterlove
Instagram: instagram.com/inkletterlove

Jupiter Local Blog Interview with Ink Letter Love

 

Pom Graphic Design Jupiter Florida Local Gift Giving Guide 2017

Designer Pam of Pom Graphic Design says, “My art focuses on nature elements in all its force. We can see many organic and geometrical shapes in them. I know art is a beautiful and real way to unite humanity, so I always intend to reflect what is real to me, to leave a positive mark and happy, fulfilled clients. I communicate life, energy and forces of nature through my art. I chose to paint in oils and acrylics and do illustrations in pencil, charcoal and rapidograph pen. I sell unique & inspirational art posters, phone cases and home furnishing decor from my original illustrations and paintings.”

Get 12% off prints and phone cases with code TAKE12OFF from her Etsy shop. (Coupon code valid from Nov. 20th – Dec. 25th)

Shop: etsy.com/shop/PomGraphicDesign
Facebook: facebook.com/pomgraphicdesign
Instagram: instagram.com/pomgraphicdesign

 

Gifts For The Home

Jupiter Candle Co Jupiter Florida Local Gift Giving Guide 2017

Jupiter Candle Company is proud to offer all natural soy candles with no additives, dyes or harmful chemicals. Each candle uses wicks that are lead and zinc free, which eliminates the “soot effect” on the inside of the jar. At 8 Oz., their signature mason jars are just the right size for home and gift giving enjoyment! Please use coupon code HOLIDAY17 for a discount during your holiday shopping on their website.

Shop: www.jupitercandleco.weebly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/JupiterCandleCo
Instagram: instagram.com/jupitercandleco

 

Gifts For The little Ones

Pichoun Designs Jupiter Florida Local Gift Giving Guide 2017

Pitchoun Designs crafts Minimal Leather Hair Accessories for the Modern Kid. Each bow is originally designed and ethically handmade from the highest quality of Vegetable tanned, “Chrome Free” and top grain Leather. Our accessories range from bows and headbands to bow-ties for ages Newborn to Tween. Read more about designer Lacey Obry and her brand Pitchoun Design here.

Enjoy an early Holiday shopping promo for 30% off your entire website order with code: MERRYSSP – Code expires November 17th at midnight EST. If you miss out on this sale, sign up for their website Newsletter to catch Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday Sales!

Shop: www.pitchoundesigns.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Pitchoundesigns
Instagram: instagram.com/pitchoundesigns

Jupiter Local Blog Interview with Pitchoun Designs

 

Thank you all for visiting the Jupiter Florida Local Gift Giving Guide!

I hope it will help you with all of your holiday shopping this year. Don’t forget, for every $100 spent at local businesses, $68 gets back to the community! That’s an amazing number! So PLEASE shop local and shop small this Holiday Season. It’s good for ALL of us!

Visit some past blog posts for even more of my favorite Jupiter Local businesses.

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends! I hope your Holidays are Merry & Bright! ❤️ Nicole

Are you thinking of buying, selling or moving in the Northern Palm Beach County area? Contact Me, I want to be your Jupiter Local Realtor!

 

 

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Jupiter Creamery

The Jupiter Creamery is a family run dairy farm in Jupiter Farms, Florida.

First of all, who can resist the face of an adorable dairy cow? Not me! Secondly, this hard working family makes it easy for the public to get milk, locally. Read the blog to learn more about their awesome adventure and make sure to save the date for one of their Cow Washes!

Jupiter Creamery Cows

Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Suzie, I live in Jupiter Farms with my everlastingly patient and supportive husband, Rodney. We have two children, a brutally honest four year old girl and a naked outdoor enthusiast two year old son. I grew up in Pennsylvania. My Grandfather John Bartram was a long time family Orchard grower. But due to a heart attack and having five daughters and no sons the family farm had to be sold to developers, and was just a suburb when I grew up. My husband and I moved from Australia, where he grew up, to Jupiter farms in 2003. But we did not start farming until 2008.

Jupiter Creamery Logo

When and why did you start the Jupiter Creamery?

We started first with chickens, ducks and turkeys, moved up to pigs and then beef cows. It was not until I was pregnant with our daughter did I think about how much milk we drink. I knew I was going to need a milk cow or two! So I asked a farmer friend of mine on how to get a quality animal. Good advice was to buy an older cow and she will teach me how to milk. True to form, my old gal cow did break me in as easily as she could. At first I was overwhelmed but every day it got easier. But what do you do with four gallons a milk a day? So that led to again leaning on my friend to tell me how to legally sell raw milk in Florida and how to join organizations like the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. So shortly after Jupiter Creamery was formed.

For those unfamiliar with the RAW lifestyle, what are the benefits of raw milk?

Legally hard to answer this one because under Florida law raw milk is not for human consumption. Most of my research was with the Weston A. Price Foundation and the Campaign for Real Milk.

Jupiter Creamery Family Photo

Who makes up the Jupiter Creamery crew?

Right now I milk three cows every morning. The calves get the rest of the milk, straight from their mothers during the day. I have a few friends that have helped so we can go on holiday every once and a while. And of course my friends that took over milking while I gave birth to our son are amazing and I can not thank them enough!

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

I never approached Jupiter Creamery as a for profit business, its definitely an avocation. Right now I use the sales from milk to pay for the supplemental feed of our animals and maintenance of our fences and irrigation. Having a grass fed dairy I am also focusing on improving our pasture, and also maximizing productivity utilizing intensive rotational grazing. We do not use any chemical fertilizers or herbicides on any of our pasture.

What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?

Right now the most rewarding part of having cows is to watch my children interact with them, feeding a calf a bottle or getting a rough cow tongue “kiss” after a brush or a hand feed.

What do you do on your days off?

Days off are spent at the beach or playing soccer. Hanging out with friends and their kids.

How do you juggle work & family?

I could not do what I am doing without the support of my husband. He makes breakfast and entertains kids while I milk, he maintains all the equipment and is always there to help. When I need to change or improve pastures or milking procedures.

Jupiter Creamery Cow

Where can we find The Jupiter Creamery online?

I have a Facebook page Jupiter Creamery. I try to put photos and what milk products I have available on the Facebook page. Also upcoming events to wash or feed the cows. Save The Date | November 5th | Pumpkin Feeding: Open Farm! Come and feed the cows and pigs your Halloween pumpkins. Swing by all day with any hay or pumpkins to pet and hand feed the cows.

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

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends!

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, contact me. I want to be your Jupiter Local Realtor and help you have an enjoyable real estate experience! ❤️ Nicole


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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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The Chocolate Spectrum in Jupiter Florida

It’s almost Mother’s Day,

so I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce you all to a very hardworking, Jupiter Mom! Valerie Herskowitz is the owner of the Chocolate Spectrum in Jupiter Florida. She works very hard to help her son and others, with developmental disabilities, through chocolate. Read the interview below and get to know her and her mission.

Tell us a little about yourself

My name is Valerie Herskowitz and I am the owner and founder of The Chocolate Spectrum in Jupiter Florida, an artisan chocolate company and store. Our mission is to employ and  train adults with developmental disabilities. I’ve lived in South Florida my entire life (I will not tell you how many years that is!). I did have a brief two-year time where I lived in Massachusetts, but it was way too cold for a southern girl like myself. I have two children named Hunter and Blake. Hunter, it is a 27-year-old man who lives in Orlando, Florida. He is a behavior analyst and works in the autism field. Blake, is a chocolatier in our business. He is 26 and has severe autism. I also have two amazing step kids name Seth and Daniel. And a terrific little grandson named Samuel. And I’m also blessed with an amazing daughter-in-law name Poom. We don’t have nay pets. Blake, like many other individuals with autism, has allergies to all animals.

When did you start your business?

The Chocolate Spectrum started in 2013. Two forces in the universe came together. First one was the fact that my son Blake had absolutely nothing to do after high school. Although I looked for programs for him for two years before, I came up with nothing. Coincidentally, at the same time, I had gotten involved in pastry arts and chocolate making, as I had semi retired from my speech therapy practice. We started making pastries and chocolates for friends and family but soon the word got out and we developed an online business as well as a business selling at shows. Other young men and women with similar issues that my son had joined us in the kitchen and in the business. Eventually two of them were hired as employees. Then in the middle of 2016, we moved into our own brick and mortar shop in Jupiter Florida.

What are the major influences for your business? What made you choose chocolate?

As we are a social enterprise and the major influence of our business is our mission, which is to train individuals with autism. We do serve the rest of the community as we have training and classes for everyone as well as the opportunity for people to have parties at our shop. I picked chocolate, as I mentioned before, because it was just a coincidence and Blake seem to really enjoy working with it.

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

This business presents many challenges, especially for an individual like myself who is older. Also I have many other responsibilities in my life such as teaching at the University, taking care of my father, and of course taking care of Blake. Therefore the biggest challenge I have is time, which I absolutely do not have enough of!

What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?

There are many rewarding factors about this business first of all, most importantly, my son, Blake, has a job six days a week. Without this business, he would be sitting at home watching TV. But it is also just as rewarding to be able to offer the same opportunities in the form of paid employment to the other individuals that work here as well as  recreational activities for many others who have autism and other related developmental disabilities.

Can you share a little bit with us about your involvement with Autism Community?

I have and continue to be extremely involved in the autism community. In 1999 My husband and I started a nonprofit called National Autism Registry. Through the years, we have offered many community activities for individuals with autism as well as for the family. My business itself is a community activity. I do not take a salary or any form of compensation and therefore it is also part of my community involvement.

What do you like to do on your days off?

I seriously do not have any days off yet, as this is a seven day a week business. If I do have a couple of hours on the weekend. I hope to share it with my family and to take care of my father who is quite elderly. I do hope as the years go on that I will get some time off, LOL.

What living person, other than family members, do you most admire?

I have two groups of individuals that I admire the first one is the D’Eri Family at Rising Tide Carwash down in Broward County. They are the individuals that started the ball rolling on employment options for adults with autism and they have been amazing mentors toward me. In addition, my dear friend Bonnie Schmidt, The founder of ScentsAbility Candles is also someone I admire greatly. She is doing a similar venture with candles also down in Broward.

 

Where can we find The Chocolate Spectrum online?

Our website at www.thechocolatespectrum.com. You can shop on our website at shop.TheChocolateSpectrum.com. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.
Facebook.com/TheChocolateSpectrum/
twitter.com/thechocspectrum
Instagram.com/thechocspectrum

Upcoming events:

Book a private party with us.
Make chocolate every Thursday 2-5.
Contact us about summer camp.

 

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

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends! Please shop locally for Mother’s Day this year!

Don’t forget,

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

Meet Local Artist Sarah LaPierre

If you live anywhere in Palm Beach County,

you have most likely seen my next guest featured in a number of local publications or at local events! She’s a very busy young woman, making the world a more colorful place, one painting at a time! I’m really excited about the opportunity to interview this super talented local! So, without further adieu, Meet Local Artist Sarah LaPierre!

Tell us about yourself:

Sarah LaPierre, born in Palm Beach Gardens FL circa 1991. Full time resident of South Florida, made a huge move all the way over to West Palm Beach a few years ago. I live there with my partner Michael, our 2 adorable ex-alley cats Dredd and Ditto, and our sweet American pit bull terrier Dex. Dex might possibly think he’s a cat too!

When did you start painting and was it always with a knife?

I’ve been creating in someway or another from early childhood. Since my dad was an artist, and his studio was in our home, the materials were always around. Creativity was very much encouraged.
I didn’t begin painting regularly till I was 18. At that time it was more experimental, exploring brush work across all sorts of genre with different textures and mediums.

Major influences:

My connection to my dad and his work remains the strongest influence in my own. I consider my style the next generation of his. In that, it’s a combination of both history and future, with techniques learned from pop as well as new methods discovered along the journey.

Most challenging about running my own business:

Balancing a creative drive and a “life” outside of work. It’s a battle, but it has become very important to me to manage my time better and realize the difference between the essential and non-essential. It’s easy to fall into a hole of never ending to-dos when you work from home because it’s always present till you consciously make the effort to put it aside.

Most rewarding about managing my own business:

Seeing something I work hard at developing, grow and prosper is very rewarding. But also, the fact that I am able to manage my own time is wonderful. I love having the flexibility to make time for family and travel whenever I choose.

What do I like to do on my days off:

I enjoy spending down time with my family and pets, usually outside. A trip to Jupiter’s dog beach is always a good time!

What living person do you most admire:

I am blessed to have lots of truly admirable and wonderful people in my life, even just here locally. All of them for various reasons, so much that it’s hard to name just one, either within or outside of my life circle.

Where can we find Sarah LaPierre online:

You can find more information about me and my artwork online at www.sarahlapierre.com however the best way to see what’s new or upcoming is to follow my social accounts @thickpaint on Instagram and on Facebook @Sarah LaPierre-Artist

Any upcoming events you would like to share with us?

I’ll be showing at my last festival of the spring season this weekend at SunFest in West Palm Beach May 5th-7th! After that keep and eye out for upcoming events with my new gallery representation Ready2Hang Art in Downtown Abacoa (Jupiter).

 

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

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends!

Don’t forget,

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