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Our Story

In late 2015, Bella House Of Mel incorporated my custom gift basket business, Bella Baskets 4 U into an online lifestyle boutique.  I wanted to share the things that I love through a retail business INSPIRED BY THE LIVES OF OTHERS.  Because of my humanitarian and philanthropic nature, I also wanted a business that HELPS THE LIVES OF OTHERS.  I named my boutique in honor of my late and youngest sister Melanie "Mel"who lived 29 years with Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T), a rare and fatal degenerative disease that attacks children and very young adults.

About my sister "Mel"...  She was a beautiful, funny, faith driven and adventurous young woman who enjoyed family time, traveling and encouraging people around her!  One of her favorite things to do was to shop for things that uplifted her, hence why she is the inspiration to the creation of my boutique.  She touched the hearts of everyone and her appreciation of "life" inspired those that she met.  These are reminders of what should be important to all of us today.
Bella House of Mel reflects my sister's perspectives on life, having a positive impact on people and the inspiration of hope that comes from everyday living.  BELLA means "beautiful" and we want our products and services to be a part of what's "beautiful" to you.  Our wish is to provide something that you will enjoy and appreciate as a part of your lifestyle.  We want each piece that you find to connect with YOU or someone that you know on a personal level.  We offer an eclectic mix of whimsical gifts, chic accessories and distinctive creations that express many individual tastes and personalities.  Whether it's expressing your inner fashionista, accenting your home or office space, uplifting yourself or a loved one with a gift or entertaining a crowd, our products and services serve as a reminder of how wonderful celebrating life should be.
We are a minority-owned and independent business that thrives upon the support of all of our customers far and near.  Our founder is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and affiliates the company with public service initiatives.  A portion of your purchase contributes to supporting the ongoing research efforts for life improving therapies and research for a future cure to those afflicted with Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T).  On special occasions that we promote, a portion of your purchase will also benefit such non-profit charitable organizations with 501(c) 3 status.  Our charitable partners support breast cancer awareness and research, heart disease awareness and prevention, humanitarian/disaster relief and educational initiatives for minority students.  
We hope that you will stay in touch, visit us often and allow us to bring a touch of BELLA into your lives!  
Thank you for stopping by!!
For more information about Ataxia-Telangiectasia and the A-T Children's Project, click on our Supporting Our Cause link at the foot of our website.  Your purchase and support matters.  A portion of our proceeds supports the A-T Children's Project.