The girls at Bella Vita have been watching all the early-bird shoppers coming in for graduation gifts, and we've come up with our own Top 5 list of must-haves for the high school or college grad in your life. They're the perfect gift to send the one you love off in style.

Bella Vita's Top 5 Graduation Happies

5.Cap Happy

 Get her to class on time with a Cap Happy. She won't have to worry about her bed head as she's running out the door!

4. Scout Bags and Totes
Scout Bags
Keep your graduate organized and on track with Scout. Totes and storage containers vary in size and style, meeting any storage need for her on-the-go life or in her dorm.

3. Melissa Vaughan Necklaces
Melissa Vaughan's sweet and simple jewelry designs are the perfect gift for the girl who has it all. And, best of all, it's a gift she can carry with her wherever she goes. Both the cross and the heart are available in gold or silver.

2. Laundry Bags
Laundry Bags
Whoever thought a laundry bag could be so stylish? With one of ours she'll look great keeping everything in place, and our drawstring top ensures she'll never lose the smallest of her socks.

1. Towel Wraps
Towel Wraps
Ideal for summer pool parties and college dorms, our three different appliques (bird, peace sign and initial) make it easy for you to choose the perfect fit.

Everything you could possibly need for your soon-to-be graduate (including our Top 5) can be found in our store or on our website at If you are searching for that extra special gift with a personal touch, we'd be more than happy to help find your perfect gift. A stop by the store or a simple phone call is all it takes!

We wish all the graduates good luck with their future endeavors, and may you find the beautiful life, wherever life takes you.

- The Girls at Bella Vita

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May 10 2010

A Wonderful Weekend

We know there are plenty of ecstatic mother's in the Mid-South today, because Debbie Segal's timeless jewelry was a huge hit over the weekend! Debbie took over the store Friday and Saturday (May 7-8) and helped men, women and children alike select the perfect piece for the special mother in their lives.

Her one-of-a-kind designs can only be summed up one way: everyday elegance. Her pieces wear as beautifully at weddings and gala's as they do at birthday parties and PTA meetings. It is that balance that Debbie Segal strives to find each time she designs a new piece; and each time she hits the mark.

Photographs, although stunning, cannot fully capture the quality and handcrafted nature of Debbie's work. Come touch it, try it and admire it at the store where you can see for yourself what everyone raves about. The girls at Bella Vita would love to help you select the perfect piece, whether you are just starting your collection, or adding to years of timeless beauty.  If you can't make it into the store, you can view a sampling of Debbie Segal's work on our website.

Although Debbie Segal is not in the store any longer, she left us fully stocked with fanciful pieces to suite your every whim and your every need. We look forward to helping you accessorize for summer!

- The Girls at Bella Vita

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May 08 2010

Spring Trunk Show

Bella Vita was bursting at the seams last night with beautiful paintings, unique jewelry, delicious food and the best of company. Sarah Robertson filled our walls with her artwork while Debbie Segal stocked our tables with her jewelry for our annual Spring Trunk Show.

sarah robertson artist trunk show
Just a glimpse at some of the artwork Sarah Robertson had available!

So much time is put into making our trunk shows successful. Our artists work around the clock for months to create new pieces and to have enough in quantity and variety to please everyone's style.

But all of this would not be possible without you, our wonderful customers who keep coming back for a piece of the beautiful life, which we're always so happy to share with you.

Honestly, the best part of the evening for all of us involved in the show was watching all of you! We know the look (because we've all had it ourselves!) when you spot the perfect piece of art or pair of earrings--and we saw it plenty during the show! Yummy wines and delicious food from Jim’s Place Grille next door made the evening even more delectable. Nobody does it better than Jim’s Place Grille, and we couldn’t be happier that they were part of our evening.

Thanks so very much for, once again, making our Spring Trunk Show one we will remember for years to come. Here's to next year ...

From left to right: Megan, Debbie Segal, Sarah Robertson, Cari & Stephanie (in front)

- The girls at Bella Vita

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