As of January 30, 2015, I will no longer be serving as event director of Bella at AGAPE. As to the absolute fate of Bella, today, I am unsure.
My heart is so full! Where do I begin to tell you all how much you all have meant to me? Six years ago, when Bella was only a twinkle in my eye, I would have never dreamed how my life would change. So many of you have even said, “Bella changed my life!” Shoppers and vendors alike were destined to embrace friendships that will continue for a lifetime. Vendors who had never done a show before, came and flourished and have since gone on to grow their dream; shoppers who were so inspired, turned around and became vendors and artisans who have gone on to bigger things and inspire others as well. It truly is a sisterhood of vintage souls. (Oh, and brothers, too!)
Thank you for your kind words and hearty support of the mission of Bella. Our vendors, volunteers and fans were the absolute best and were the heart and soul of our event; especially obvious during the mud and the rain during the 2014 show. Kindness, consideration and an overall goodwill were evident with everyone involved. Tired and wet, the rain still didn’t dampen our spirits!
I will be eternally grateful for this opportunity and forever changed by the people and the experience. Whatever the next chapter brings, I will take a part of each of you with me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Ciao, Bella!