Posts

Bella Viságe – Faith, Friends, and Family

Welcome!

This is the 3rd piece of our blog on the beginnings of  Bella Viságe. Our partnerships have strengthened us and allowed us to open with great confidence and support. Copious amounts of thanks goes to our faith, friends, and family.

One of the best ways we can take care ourselves is in recognizing when we are too stressed or too tired to keep on keeping on. This past December we were at the end of our remodeling phase and had just found out that we were facing 3 – 6 weeks of further delays because of some state licensing issues.  So there we were, “all dressed up and nowhere to go”.  I had recently connected with an old friend on Facebook, Mark Richardson. Mark and his wife had relocated back into the Gainesville area and opened an art gallery in Micanopy, FL. So I jumped in our brand new sport turbo, headed north and opened her up.  I spent the day walking thru all of the shops in town and catching up with “Sark”.  Their shop; “Somewhere Along The Way” is a great place to stop in and enjoy the works of artists of Somewhere Along The Way Micanopyseveral different media and forms.   Micanopy is truly a gem to be found.  If you like vintage and small town charm this is the place for you!  Just minutes from Gainesville, Micanopy is surrounded by some amazing natural resources.  Camping, hiking, biking and more adventures are yours to be had.  

Let me close with this thought: Faith, friends, and family.

Faith.  Without it Shelli, Jeanna and I would have never begun this journey. It has been amazing to watch as things “just fell into place.” Jad Tremel was sharing with me and described it as a “season of growth.” We opened our minds and hearts, and HE allowed the right people at the right time to enter our lives. What a ride so far!

Friends. We have made a lot of new ones the last 6 months, and depended on our old ones for strength and support. You know who you are—enough said!

Family. Sometimes it’s your siblings, parents, sons and daughters, etc.  Other times it’s those who you have gravitated towards. You know, the people who know your heart and your dreams and decide that they are in. We are moved by them. They have “it.” It’s hard to define, but you know it when you feel it. That thing that inspires you to be a little better. They take the journey with you; all of it, the good and the bad. They lift you up and support you, and they keep you grounded. When you hear us say Bella Viságe is a family owned business, “now you know the rest of the story.”

Thank you again for taking this journey with us. Keep watching our website for more blog posts! Our topics in the future will lean more towards skincare, wellness, massage and all things spa however, I’m sure we’ll also be keeping you updated with happenings from ‘around the spa’ as well. Here’s to a fantastic adventure! Make sure to follow and share us on social media.

 

Bella Visage Y Design Co Lakeland

Why Locality is the heart of Bella Visage Lakeland

Bella Visage Y Design Co Lakeland

 

 

 

 

Welcome!

This is the beginning of our blog where we are going to post on skincare, rejuvenation procedures, massage therapy and general health and wellness. However, in our first few blogs, we’re going to share some of the things that have happened to allow us to open Bella Visàge. At first glance you might think, “What does an article on business relationships have to do with skincare?” But locality is the heart of Bella Visage and well, if you don’t have the basics in place you can’t be successful.  For example, we can provide you with the best skincare products in the world, but if you continue to put the wrong things into your body, you won’t get the results you are looking for. The same thing would’ve happened if we didn’t get the base of our business built with strong, reputable, local partners; we wouldn’t be able to serve you.

Our Logo

With that in mind, let me share a few of the things that have taken place. When we started to put together the idea of Bella Visàge, we knew that there was a specific look, feel, and brand that we wanted for the spa. We also knew that we didn’t have the time or ability to do it on our own. Enter Y Design Co. I’d met Jared and Katie Yates several years ago through Lakeland Business Leaders. Knowing that Jared created logos, he listened to us as we shared our vision and ideas for the space. We explained how we were going to use specific furniture, doors and fixtures that had been saved from my dear friend Joe’s house, and about why we chose to use some antiques from our own house.

Local helping Local

Jared began his design process, he spent time with us in the spa as it was being renovated. After several  weeks he shared the fruits of his labor, and wow! We absolutely loved the completed work. The concept, the colors, the fonts, the BV monogram. It was all better than what we ever thought. Our logo and overall brand identity is the first interaction the public has with Bella Visàge, whether it’s on our front door, our shirts or our website, and we are proud to bear the image Jared crafted for us. His vision has become one of the first pieces of the intricate Bella Visàge puzzle.

The Heart of Lakeland

It really is a great example of how a small business can work with another small business to help them get started on the right foot. Y Design Co. is firmly planted in the heart of Lakeland (Jared’s a native Lakelander) and is active in the Lakeland business community. Thanks, Jared and Katie, for your hard work and support!

Stay tuned for our next blog where we’ll introduce a few more of our great downtown partners and friends!