Lambrecht treasures the same colorful textiles and crafts, and so has filled her Bella Frida shop with handmade Mexican imports, including apparel, Talavera pottery, oilcloth and folk-art works of all kinds. Stopping in here is the next best thing to shopping at a Mexican street bazaar.
As part of Louisville’s First Friday Art Walks, one of the best in Colorado, Bella Frida Clothing and Folk Art (924 Main St., 303-926-9000) hosted an open house with Texas artist Kim Lanus in their tight, multi-roomed cottage. Kim was impersonating Frida Kahlo, and I kept returning to look at one of her multi-media paintings of Frida. Finally she said, “If you go home and can’t get her out of your mind, you need to come back and buy the painting.” That’s exactly what I did.
Barbra Cohn / AAA Colorado