• Bella Finds,  Featured

    Old Farm Road Creations

    For Sarah, the connection to her community and those who support Old Farm Road Creations, is the most important and enjoyable part of her endeavor. Her products are budget-friendly, and perfect customizable gifts for all of the things you have to celebrate in the months to come!

  • Bella Finds,  Mind•Body•Soul

    Rituals for Everyday

    From the authors of Self-Care For the Real World, comes a new guide full of simple daily rituals to help you slow down the pace of modern life.  We all want a more calm and spacious way of living, but we are often unsure of how to step off the crazy treadmill of day-to-day routines and responsibilities. Wellness pioneers Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips have learned through years of practice that simple rituals can help you slow down the pace of modern life and re-center yourself. Rituals for Every Day shares Nadia and Katia’s easy-to-follow step-by-step advice.  “A manual for everyone about real health from the inside out,” praised…

  • Bella Finds,  Mind•Body•Soul

    How to Become Your Best Self

    Now is the time to turn your dream into reality. Ask yourself… are you truly who you want to be? Is this the life you really want? Are you living each day as your best self ? What can you change today?  How would you answer those questions? Think about your daily life. Are you thriving, or going through the motions? Are your days full of work, relationships and activities that are true to your authentic self or do you feel trapped on a treadmill of responsibility? If you dream of a better life, now is the time to turn your dream into reality.  The tools you need to design…

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    The Magic of Tiny Business

    You don’t have to ‘go big’ to make a great living.  Too many of us feel trapped by work that keeps us from living our purpose. We fantasize about stating our own business, yet we’re warned against falling into debt, working eighty hours a week, and coping with the pressure to grow. Eco-Bags Products (maker of our favorite reusable cotton net bags) founder Sharon Rowe says there’s another way: go tiny!  Like a tiny house, a tiny business is built on maintaining focus on what is essential by living an intentional life. As an entrepreneur and mother, Rowe is most concerned with putting family first, maintaining financial security, and doing…

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    Virginia Made: RIOT Rooster

    Holiday Shopping Support local artisans and small businesses while celebrating RIOT Rooster’s 10th Anniversary! Written by Hayleigh Worgan To say we are excited about RIOT Rooster is an under-statement! This month, RIOT Rooster will celebrate its 10th year, and will host their two-day event at 16 West Marketplace. Come on out to shop small, relax, and celebrate with your favorite Bella girls on Friday, November 16 from 5-10pm and Saturday, November 17 from 9am-6pm! As returning fans of this event already know, there are many reasons to love and support RIOT Rooster. In addition to the importance of supporting local, small businesses, RIOT Rooster is a place that puts the…

  • Bella Finds,  Mind•Body•Soul

    Get Creative

    A Unique Guide to Drawing International magazine, Flow, presents an unparalleled guide to drawing. From the creative directors of the groundbreaking international magazine Flow comes an unparalleled guide to drawing: 50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful, Ordinary Life: Practical Lessons in Pencil and Paper. Inside these pages, you’ll find a drawing guide filled with beautiful illustrations and plenty of “paper goodies,” from bound-in tracing paper and colored paper to a daily drawing pad, a paper doll fashion sketchbook, and DIY postcards. While encouraging readers to draw inspiration from personal items that carry meaning (things on your desk, furniture in your home), 50 Ways includes fun, approachable step-by-step drawing lessons from…

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    Meet the ladies of Punch Boutique

    After owning several stores in the south, former owner Tammy Theoharis decided to introduce some Florida fashion to the Blue Ridge Mountains. In September of 2011, Punch Boutique opened its doors to Roanoke and added a unique style to the area. Just six years later, Punch was taken over by Whitney Greene and Catherine Justice with an envision to keep the bold pink and orange-walled paradise with colorful merchandise open to the community. Featuring a wide selection of upscale resort-style clothing brands such as Southern Tide, Crosby, and Lola Australia, you are sure to find something that fits your personality! Punch offers three rooms and 2,000 square feet of merchandise,…

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    Profile: Cedar Rush Farm

    Cedar  Rush Farm Two first-generation farmers find a place to pursue their passions Written by Hayleigh Worgan Soil health and community are at the heart of Cedar Rush Farm. The two first-generation farmers, Fain and Kyle, may be new to the farming business, but they are eager to learn about sustainable practices. From honeybees to low-till methods, they are not only concerned with production, but also with their long-term impact on the environment.  Their mutual love and respect for the land has helped create a place where both farmers’ dreams can flourish. Kyle, who grew up in Craig County, attended culinary school, but always knew he wanted to do something with…