What they're saying...

"This store offers the best baby products of it's kind anywhere around and has quite possibly the friendliest staff in the Memphis area"

"It is fabulous. Love the brands, the design, the layout, etc. It is adorable!"

"Unique products. Good customer service. Pleasant atmosphere. Inviting window displays."

Our store features items and local artists like...

  • Nursery Bedding
  • Children's Bedding
  • Bedroom Furniture
  • Art & Wall Decor
  • Unique Clothing
  • Strollers & Car Seats
  • Baby Registry
  • Mealtime Essentials
  • Playtime Goodies
  • Bathtime Accessories
  • Gifts for Mom & Dad
  • One of a Kinds

Get to Know...

Aug 09, 2011 | By
All too soon our little meet-and-greet is coming to an end with this, our last group of gals who make it happen every day at Bella Vita and Itty Bitty Bella. We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about who we are, where we’re from and what makes us happy.

What makes your heart sing?


We want to know. Stop by either store and visit with us. We’re always ready to help with a smile, a warm hello and helpful advice to make your home a beautiful.


Laurie Losorwith


Without Laurie Losorwith we’d be lost. Not only does she keep our books balanced and up to date, she runs all the back office/warehouse operations, including the most important job of all—our payroll! If that wasn’t enough, she also builds many of the displays we use (the wood pallets, the tree at Itty Bitty Bella; she also wired the chicken-coupe lights and mason-jar lights at Bella Vita. I’m afraid if HGTV found out about her, they’d be calling, and then where would we be!?!)

Hometown: San Mateo, California

Hobbies: Horses, sewing and crafts

Go-to clothing/favorite piece of jewelry: Island Cowgirl Rose gold heart necklace and my three gold/silver bracelets that I have collected on various trips.
 
Last book read: The Blind Side

Favorite TV Show: Covert Affairs. In fact, I recently named my new Yorkshire puppy after Piper Perabo.

What’s unique about me: I enjoy learning new skills, like woodworking, wood-finishing techniques, fabric applications—the list goes on.

What I love about Bella Vita: I enjoy creating the displays and décor fixtures at both stores. (Oh, and staying out of trouble with the bosses!)

Kathrine Snider


Kathrine Snider is our design guru in waiting. (Well, she’s already a design maven in our book, but she’ll really move into high display gear when she covers for Megan while she’s out on maternity leave.) Kathrine floats between Bella Vita and Itty Bitty Bella, working on the sales floors, keeping our displays straightened and attractive, placing orders, and more.

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas.

Hobbies: Traveling and anything Alpha Delta Pi. I love going to new places and back home to Texas.

Go-to clothing/favorite piece of jewelry: My Ellen Hays knot necklace. It goes with everything.
 
Last great movie: Captain America. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.

Favorite TV: Pawn Stars I love watching what they bring in and seeing how much it’s worth.

What’s unique about me: I’m a home-furnishings major at the University of Memphis. And I hope to move back to Texas one day.

What I love about Bella Vita: It’s always fun going to work. Here I can put what I’m learning in school into practice, and find new, refreshing ways to make create displays.

Brittany Thompson


Brittany stays busy working at Bella Vita full time on our sales floor, helping customers, placing orders and making sure everyone is just as happy when they go out as when they come into our store.

Hometown: I am a native Memphian and currently reside in Germantown. (Just because I tend to have a “neutral” accent does not mean I’m not a Southerner!)

Hobbies: Well, I am definitely a foodie and you’ll find me at wine tastings too. I love to eat, cook and basically play in the kitchen. I also enjoy playing golf, riding my bicycle (when it’s not scorching hot outside) and walking my dog, Rudy.

Go-to clothing/favorite piece of jewelry: In the fall and winter, you will definitely see me sporting argyle. I tend to be more minimal in jewelry but I have to wear my watch every day and, of course, my wedding rings.

Last book read: Every month, I read my Southern Living, and the last book I read was Haunted Charleston. Besides cookbooks, I tend to read historical, political or sports-related books.

Favorite TV: I always watch House, NCIS and Glee, and Fox & Friends in the morning.
What’s unique about me: Well, I met Chris, my husband, while practicing my short game at Memphis National Golf Course, and I’m an avid listener of Frank Sinatra.

What I love about Bella Vita: I enjoy being around all the girls at Bella Vita and Itty Bitty Bella. It’s great getting to know all the loyal (and new) customers and meeting many of the artists whose work we have in Bella Vita. And who doesn’t love helping people shop?

Well that’s our fabulous line up. Our blogs about the girls simply don’t do them justice. They have so many more talents and creative energies, and are so hard-working. I guess you’ll just have to find out more for yourself by stopping in to visit with us.

Truly, I’m lucky to have them on staff and count them as my friends, and we’re lucky to have you as a Bella Vita customer.


Until I see you again,


Stephanie

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