As you navigate your way through my blog and the evolution that naturally occurs as we grow through life, I hope you’ll find a little sparkle of hope and warmth that brings you peace of mind, even if it’s a fleeting moment. A small dose of light and love is good for the soul, so come back frequently to stay inspired.
I’m a Kentucky girl, born and raised from immigrant grandparents – I love sharing my knowledge of social media, life, love, and the city of Louisville as it’s my way to connect with others that share the same passions. I started Bella of Louisville in 2012 as a fun way to share my experiences with the brands I manage, nods to fashion, my favorite food, and the fun I have with my friends. I live in Louisville’s Highlands neighborhood with my loving husband of five years, Rick, four insta-kids, and three fur-babies; one cat and two dogs.
Favorite restaurants in Louisville?Our go-to restaurants for date night and hosting friends are bar Vetti in NuLu, Jack Fry’s in the Highlands, and any new spots that pop up on our radar. With the kids, we go to Feast BBQ, Royals Hot Chicken, and topp’t Pizza.
Favorite things? Buff City Soap laundry soap. Travling with my wonder-man husband. ALL the trees and plansts I’ve acquired since the pandemic started. Walking around in the Highlands and Cherokee Park, Married at First Sight, every 90 Day spin-off, SkinnyPop, bourbon cocktails, Mirror workouts, and anything that has eco-friendly glitter. <3 I also keep my hands in the dirt while I plant; it’s a positive feeling to watch something grow from your hard work and determination.
Hobbies? Currently keeping my sanity with work and grad school. Legit. It’s a full-time constant state of mental and physical check-ins to give myself the care I need to stay in remission from Crohn’s Colitis, Lupus, Hashimoto’s disease, and Behcet’s disease. I’m a daily autoimmune warrior with challenges I rarely post about because I choose positivity and hope to get through each day without letting it completely dominate my mind, spirit, and dreams.
Least favorite things? Unrequested feedback on my life. People that choose purchasing dogs and cats instead of rescuing them. Cigarette smokers. Mean spirited people and their bad vibes. People that put other people down to feel better about themselves. Watching women tear down other women; we’re all in this together, ladies! Put on your big girl panties and stop being Judge Judgey McJudgertons. Be a Love Loverly McLoverton instead!
Nonprofits I love? Philanthropy has been an essential part of my career. I have served on the Louisville Orchestra board, the Blessings in a Backpack national marketing committee, and Unbridled Eve Planning Committee. In addition to those boards, I’ve volunteered on the NeXtGen Alumni with Fund for the Arts, Kentucky Derby Festival’s MiniMarathon as an ambassador, Boys and Girls Haven Ambassador, IdeaFestival, Zoom Group of Louisville, Junior League of Louisville, Gilda’s Club, Susan G. Komen, BIAK, and the Denny Crum Scholarship Foundation. I’m currently helping with the social media Mack Family Foundation for the incredible work they do in the city and region. <3
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All recommendations you read on this blog are a true representation of my heart, mind, spirit, experience, and personal lifestyle. I monetized my blog, and it was the worst thing I ever did. I got out of the blog game a year ago to get back to the old me posted about inspiration, my work as a marketer and writer, things I love doing, and how I live my life while doing all of the above. If you’re in Louisville and own a business that you want exposure for, email me, and I’ll share your content for FREE if it fits into my ethos.
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With glitter and gratitude,