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Frida Kahlo – My Inspiration

Frida Kahlo – My Inspiration

Bella Frida has its name because of the huge inspiration Frida Kahlo is to me. Frida was such an extraordinary woman. She was very beautiful in appearance (although some people will disagree, especially those who didn’t admire her famous unibrow) and was also... read more
Prove me wrong, Sundance Catalog!

Prove me wrong, Sundance Catalog!

Dear Sundance Catalog, I have a serious love/hate relationship with you. I absolutely adore when your stunning catalog comes in the mail. I wait for a quiet, uninterrupted time when I can pour over the beautiful photographs (always taken at an exotic location... read more
Do You Know Who Made Your Clothes?

Do You Know Who Made Your Clothes?

I am one of those people who annoy sales personnel in retail stores. I look at tags. I want to know where it is made. I also like to know how it is made and even who made it. I ask questions. If an adorable, embroidered blouse says “Imported” on the tag, well that just won’t cut it. Imported from where?

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New Mexico inspirations

A week or so ago my husband, kids (boys age 8 and 12) and I packed up the minivan and headed to New Mexico. You know when you get that pull to go, almost magnetic? That’s what I had been feeling for about 6 weeks. So we hit the road and headed south. I love the... read more

Deeply moved by Luna Itzel

Last Saturday evening I had the please of attending a concert in Boulder featuring a very talented singer, Luna Itzel, from Cabo. The concert was a fundraiser for a super organization here in Boulder County that provides scholarships to Latinos in our community. The... read more

Dancing on Main Street

Our Cinco de Mayo Celebration here at Bella Frida was a very special evening. We had Boulder jeweler Leigh Palmer with her fun Mexican-inspired jeweler. Leigh was dressed very Frida like. I loved the big flowers in her hair! Dana Saxton was here doing henna. I saw... read more
California Adventure

California Adventure

I just returned from a few days in California. I was way past due for some time with my sister and it was her birthday so off I went! We spent time in Topanga, Venice Beach, Hollywood and Ojai. What a wonderful trip. The hours of talking were magical, as was the... read more
Socially Responsible Shopper

Socially Responsible Shopper

I just read my April Marie Claire Magazine and really enjoyed the article “Feel-Good Fashion”. The article shares insight into fashion designers who are producing sustainable products. They highlight AG jeans as being a great company that works to lessen... read more
me

me

The photo above is me and my sister wearing our cute Mexican blouses in the early ’70s Many people have asked me how I came up with the idea of a Mexican store here in Historic Louisville. The Louisville part to that question is very simple. I live in... read more