May 19 2010

Rustic Elegance

How do you define your style? According to Webster's, style is defined as having a distinctive manner of expression, a particular way of living. What is your way of life? And do you think it's something that evolves and grows, or is your particular style born when you are?

At Bella Vita, when it comes to style, we’re crusaders of originality, crafted with quality, of course. Bella Vita is a treasure trove of original, quality pieces that are elegant, trendsetting and rustic, yet somehow refined.

With one glance at a Robertson canvas, you can’t help but notice that each painting has its own story to tell, a past to share. It is the rustic elegance found in the works by our local artists, like Sarah Robertson, that help us create beautiful lives in our own homes--and yours too.

Do you feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude and fondness when you see that a single pair of hands created such a masterpiece from start to finish, completely from scratch? We do, and it keeps us coming back for more, because nothing can be this beautiful if it is not created with the artist's heart and soul.

Sometimes it’s the simplest of materials, the back-to-basic frame of mind that inspires us the most. How can something so simple, so understated reveal so much? It’s these products that provide you with the foundation to showcase your beautiful life, including family, friends and treasured memories.

Original style never becomes outdated. It’s these one-of-a-kind pieces at Bella Vita that spark an admiration for a life filled with beauty and meaning; a life you deserve.

- The Girls at Bella Vita

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As the summer months approach, we know you will be reaching for drinks, cameras and toys at all your pool parties and beach-side vacations, but when you're ready to dry off and pack up you will want to reach for a warm and fluffy towel wrap. Bella Vita has the perfect wrap, so before you head out this summer head in to Bella Vita to get one of your very own.

Two different appliques (the ever-popular peace sign or the sweet little bird) will help you choose the perfect style for you or your family. The white towels, as well as the appliques, are made from 100% cotton and are a breeze to clean. A quick wash in the washing machine followed by a spin in the dryer is all it takes to get them looking as good as new again.

When purchasing the towel wraps you can choose between two sizes, Tween or Adult, both complete with an elastic and Velcro closure. Each Velcro closure measures 6" long so you can easily adjust it to find the perfect fit.

The towel wraps vary in length (either 64" or 60" long depending on the size) but the generous sizing will always keep you covered and comfortable.

These fun and stylish towel wraps make the perfect birthday gift, graduation gift or summer happy. You can purchase them here, on our website, or you can come into the store and see for yourself just how luxurious they are. Keep in mind that if birds and peace signs won't suite you, we would love to get you a custom towel wrap with your initial on it. A quick visit with us and you will be on your way to staying stylishly warm and dry all summer long!

- The Girls at Bella Vita

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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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Hi, my name is Stephanie. Like you, I love all things beautiful. The word. The life. The way it makes your soul feel warm and cozy. So curl up with the Girls at Bella Vita as we share our lives with you- our families and friends, our inspirations and ideas, our homes and nests- quite simply, our take on creating a beautiful life.
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