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Sandals and Snow

Sandals and Snow

I sit here looking out at all of the snow covering the ground. It is much needed moisture for Colorado and for that I am very grateful. However, I just received an email that the lovely sandals being made for the store in Guatemala have just made it into the country.... read more
1st Anniversary!

1st Anniversary!

At Bella Frida we just celebrated our 1st Anniversary. What a year it has been! I am so grateful to the many friends, family and customers who have made Bella Frida a success. About a year and a half ago this was all a dream…ideas inspired by shopping with my... read more

Interview by Aimee Heckel

I am thrilled to have recently been interviewed by Aimee Heckel for an article in the Daily Camera. Aimee was kind enough to mention my store opening back in March but now to be selected for a whole article is beyond exciting! I have read her interesting articles on... read more
12/12/12

12/12/12

This is a very special day in Mexico, it is a day to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe. This tradition started when a vision of Our Lady was seen in Mexico on a hillside and the man who saw her was given flowers as a symbol of his truth. Since these flowers do not normally... read more
Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

Last night was the big Day of the Dead celebration at Bella Frida. What a wonderful night! It was a success even though the weather didn’t fully cooperate. Who ordered rain/snow last night? Anyhow, James Garcia played falmenco guitar and he was superb. It was a... read more

Tarot cards and face paint

What a special day it was! The talented face painter I hired for my upcoming Day of the Dead show came in to talk and look at images. Her name is Susan Price. She had some really fun ideas. I especially loved the idea she had of painting a butterfly wing around one... read more

Photo shoot in the rain

This is Colorado. Unpredictable weather. The forecast didn’t look so good but I didn’t postpone the photo shoot. My model, Alli, and my photographer brother, Paul, met me this evening for quite an adventure. We got some beautiful shots. I just loved her... read more
Louisville Middle School Art

Louisville Middle School Art

I while back I came up with a fun idea for my Dia de los Muertos celebration. I wanted to include our great community in this celebration. I contacted the Louisville Middle School art teachers to see if we could do an exhibit that could be hung in some of our local... read more
cinco de mayo

cinco de mayo

I have been busy these last few weeks planning the Cinco de Mayo celebration at the store. I will bring back the talented Day of the Dead henna artist, Dana, for the party. I have also hired a Mariachi… so it will definitely be a party. It should be a really fun... read more
The day after

The day after

I did it. Or, I should say, WE did it. The first day was a huge success. It feels incredibly validating to hear customers say how beautiful everything is. I am tired but very, very happy! It was such fun to see so many friends come through the door last night. I have... read more