Spotlight of the Month

Our community is filled with truly amazing people. That’s why every month we’ll be spotlighting awesome people in the community and businesses that are completely women-owned. If you know someone who deserves to shine, nominate them below.

September 2021

Women-Owned Business of the Month

Melissa Rinaldi

Hi! My name is Melissa Rinaldi and I owner and artist for Go Coastal Studio. I turned my love of painting bright coastal themed art into a full time career about 5 years ago. For the first 3 years I had a retail store and studio in Jupiter, Florida but now I am online only and have a wholesale business. If you are in the Jupiter area please stop by one of my two murals in Harbourside Place! You can also find my artwork on shirts and blankets and other merchandise in C. Orrico (Jupiter, Delray, and Palm Beach), Manatee Lagoon, Gumbo Limbo, The Jupiter Lighthouse, and many other fun stores up and down the coast of Florida and in Alabama, South Carolina and even the Jersey Shore now! I also design maps and logos for corporate events and municipal functions and live paint at weddings and fundraisers. I have also created Lilly style maps for the Junior League of the Palm Beaches; Junior League of Martin County, and most recently the Junior League of Boca Raton.

One of my favorite things to paint is doc band helmets, but I also custom paint purses, pumpkins, nutcrackers, murals, champagne bottles, surf boards and so much more!

My love for Lilly started when I moved to South Florida 7 years ago. My sister introduced me to the brand and I have collected everything I can ever since. My favorite thing to purchase is mommy and me clothing for me and one or all of my four littles or any maxi dress. I love doing Lilly inspired artwork for fellow Lilly lovers and most recently creating so much artwork for shirts to compliment Lilly and illustrations for content for Michelle at Friends that Lilly! I hope to see you all at a future event!

Lilly Lover of the Month

Erin Gaines

Erin Gaines lives in Hartwell, Georgia. She fell in love with Lilly over 15 years ago. She loves the bright beautiful patterns.

Erin is working hard to make sure that every student at Hartwell Elementary falls in love
with reading working as a Media Specialist. In 2018, she had a book vending machine purchased for the media center. More than 900 books have been given to students since then. She believes every student can become a lifelong reader. She is working hard to help foster a love for reading through author visits, storywalks with Hart, book
tastings, book talks, book clubs and the book vending machine.

Erin serves on many different leadership teams at Hartwell Elementary. In her free time she serves on the Hart County Recreation Advisory Board and the City of Hartwell’s Planning and Zoning Committee.

Erin is married to Kevin Gaines. They have two beautiful children. Her family loves to travel and visit new places.

Blogger of the Month

Jamie Arty

My name is Jamie Arty and I’m a mom of a 7 year old and 5 year old twins! I love any and everything lilly! One day when I was two years my grandmother took me to store and there was a big shiny pink beach ball on display! I just had to have it! when I saw that beautiful pink ball , It was love at first sight! from that moment I fell in love with the color pink and haven’t looked back since!

Recently, my husband and I purchased an 180 year old abandoned mansion in New York and we’ve been restoring it ever since! I always incorporate a bit of pink and Lilly in every room! I believe friends that Lilly truly brightened everyone’s day! Not only with bright colorful clothes but also with their bright positive attitudes.

Follow Jamie’s mansion makeover journey on Instagram at making_over_a_mansion.

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