Meet the Girls

It’s high time you get to know us beyond our names.


Stephanie

Owner, visionary, and wearer of many hats. I've owned Bella Vita since 2001 and Itty Bitty Bella, our children's boutique two doors down, since 2011. You can find me constantly walking back and forth between the two stores, checking on customers, employees, shipments, and everything in between. You can contact me directly at stephanie@shopbellavita.com.

Laura

Laura

Laura is our go-to girl for working with vendors, to get products in and on time. She handles our claims, daily list of orders, inventory systems and any special requests that come in. A veteran Bella Vita girl, Laura attends market and finally has her own desk at the store.. and she deserves it!

Jennifer

One of our newst members of the team, Jennifer has 20 years of experience in high-end retail industry and is a huge asset to our team. Jennifer's take-charge attitude and constant initiative on the sales floor is hard to miss. 

Laurie

An original VIP in the Bella Vita lineup, Laurie is now officially and deservingly retired! However, even though she's living the life on the lakefront with her husband and soaking up playdates with her grandchildren, she is still our number one go-to girl when it comes to making our stunning window displays come to life. She'll tell you that though she may be, her passion to create will never retire!

Claire

Claire

Clever, quick, and creative, we can always count on Claire to handle our day-to-day initiatives as our resident marketing coordinator! This Mississippi State girl has our heart, and when she's not overseeing social media, event planning, and putting together our pretty promotional emails, you might find her on an ice cream run with her hubby. Catch her at the right time, she may just play you a ditty on her ukulele!

Lee Karen

Lee Karen

There’s a reason our store is the most beautiful on the block, and it’s all down to this girl right here! Lee Karen’s keen eye for beauty and perpetually sunny attitude make her our ultimate visuals guru. When she’s not dreaming up new ways to refresh the store and creating new displays to make your heart go pitter-patter, you can catch her rooting for her alma mater. Roll tide!

Stratton

Stratton

An essential member of our Bella Vita team, Stratton can do it all. Whether thats helping Cheryl with processing shipments or keeping us organized at Itty Bitty; she's flexible and dependable. She also has the best phone voice of anyone we have ever heard.

Tammy

Tammy

Better known as the bookkeeper queen around Bella Vita, Tammy's the one who keeps all of our plates spinning! First and foremost a lover of all things Bella Vita, when she's not working our numbers you can find her browsing some of our latest beautiful arrivals or catching up with other members of the team. A crucial part of the way we run the business, we're not sure where we would be without her. Tammy's one of our number one girls!

Danielle

Danielle

Danielle, our web sales coordinator, is the true definition of a beauty with brains. The same smarts that earned her an MBA from Bethel University serve her well in guiding our customer's online shopping experience. As an avid shopper herself, she loves the hands-on way she's able to guide the customer's online shopping experience in her new role.What you may be surprised to know? This 90's pop enthusiast is serious about her love for The Backstreet Boys!

Catie

Catie

A graduate of the University of Memphis, Catie is the reason our online orders stay on track. From confirmation emails and tracking numbers to order delivery and all the stops in between, Catie makes sure our online customers receive accurate and timely service.

Kara

Kara

Kara would call herself a 'beancounter', but if you ask us, she's an invaluable member of the team! As our accountant, she shines in making the numbers work to her advantage, and it's a special skill we praise. When she's not making magic happen behind the books, you'll find her at home with her husband and two kiddos. Also an avid runner and reader, this well-rounded lady has been working hard since her very first job at 14 years old, where she worked at Winn-Dixie bagging groceries so she could buy her own clothes!

Nicole

Nicole

One of our behind-the-scenes MVP's, Nicole works hard to keep our shelves full of beautiful things year round! Working in inventory, she's responsible for unwrapping new arrivals and getting them put out on the floor for you to love! A watercolor artist in her spare time, Nicole loves being with her family and being a Memphis girl!

Brent

Brent

Also, a wearer of many hats, Brent is the reason you are reading our website right now. He manages our web office, works with our software vendors, and handles all things technical. He ensures that our store and site stay up and running, both smoothly and effectively on a daily basis.

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Cheryl

Cheryl

Cheryl Wood is our lifesaver. When it comes to handling shipments, she can unpack and process shipments faster than anyone. Cheryl is most often behind the scenes getting new items processed, priced and ready to go on the floor. We’d be in big trouble if we didn’t have her, especially when it’s floor-to-ceiling boxes when the holiday lovelies start to arrive.

Galey Peterson

Galey

Also known as Miss Congeniality...Galey is a sweetheart and maintains a constant and cordial presence as sales floor leader at The Back Room

November 3, 2017

Christmas With Etta B Pottery

Filled with bright, seasonal classics like sweet snowmen serving platters, holly-trimmed treat plates as well as charming nativity scenes in your favorite neutrals, it's the merriest way to get your holiday table ready.

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November 1, 2017

Love Registered | In October

Check out our latest brides and what they deemed must-have as they begin their journey to marriage!

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October 11, 2017

Our Fall Table

Curl up with a mug of hot cider, friends--it's time to talk fall! Create an atmosphere perfect for cozy evenings spent around the dinner table with our ultimate seasonal finds that will speak to your home and heart.

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