Thank you so much for putting together such a delightful magazine about the things in life that matter most. In this constantly hectic world, where we fly from one errand or another doing things that society tells us we are suppose to do, it’s a breath of fresh air to know there is a place like Bella Grace, that lets us stop and spend time with the things that are most important to us. During this dark time while families struggle with the COVID-19 virus, Bella Grace brings a sense of peace, hope, and escape from the negative newsfeed we are accustomed to now seeing. I consider myself blessed to have found the last copy on the magazine stand at Barnes and Noble and grabbed it without hesitation. Little did I know that a week later, NY state would be brought to its knees by the virus and shop doors would close state-wide. Please continue publishing this treasured gem of a magazine.
PS- I have every issue.
— Amelia Ray
Hello Bella Grace New Generation,
I want to thank you so much for filling a huge void in teenage girl magazines. Reading your magazine was so enlightening. Not one article is about makeup or how to look pretty. Nothing about what to wear or what’s in style. This is the type of magazines our younger generation need to read. I own a large dance school and am constantly helping young ladies with self esteem and body image issues. For the past 11 years I’ve made it my mission to help young ladies feel comfortable in their skin. I’ve been appointed my cities “Woman of Distinction” , “Young professional of the Year” and “Top 40 under 40” for my work on positive body image and age appropriateness in the dance world. Like I said, my role is making young women feel confident and I feel that your magazine needs to be in more hands. Schools, libraries etc...
I just wanted to say Bravo for a job well done. I’ve bought a few of your magazines for my students to read. If there is any way I can help promote
this magazine more, let me know. I’d love to be able to get this in the hands of ALL my teenage students.
— Ali Catherwood
I should subscribe but I receive SO much enjoyment from driving to the bookstore and buying a copy. For me, the drive is a round trip of about 90 miles so it's no small commitment. It's a planned day that I give to myself as a gift.
— Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm
During a recent trip to the bookstore with my son, I knew that Bella Grace wasn't for gentle perusing, but for a long, leisurely stroll, and the weight of it begged me to take it home for dwelling over at the poolside, in the woods, and during long hot baths.
So I did.
Once home, I took my time, devouring each page and item with slow deliberateness.
Thank you for creating something special in this impermanent world.
— Lani Harmon
I gift myself with a subscription to Somerset Studio each year and buy a few back issues during the sale. This year I ordered a copy of Bella Grace. As often as I open a new issue of Somerset Studio and feel so at home, so excited, so inspired to create, Bella Grace is completely different with just a touch of the same. I am at home. I’m crying every time I pick this book up. Words don’t do it justice for how I’m feeling. It’s so right. It just fits. It’s beautiful — the pictures, the words — and I’ve only read two articles. The tears I’ve cried have been many because I too want more beauty in the everyday. I want to be more aware. So I’m blessing myself with a subscription to Bella Grace. I can’t wait.
— Barb Fisher
(Field Guide to Everyday Magic Review)
I think this book is fantastic.
It asks interesting & thought-provoking questions that take only minutes to answer, yet they are questions that keep me thinking long after the book is put away.
The questions in the book constantly make me more aware of the people & the world around me. It has made me eager to set aside time each week to unplug, concentrate & dig deeply into my own life & the person I have been created to be.
I set a goal to do 1 journal page a week. That quickly went to 2 pages because it was so much fun. Now I can't wait for Journal Wednesdays & have to fight to keep myself from doing more pages in between.
I have tried to do other "journal" type books before & always seem to lose steam after a few weeks or so. This isn't the case - so far - with this book. I got it as a pre-order &, as I said, I'm still excited to open it up every week and do my new pages & add to my old ones.
Whether you are a writer or thinker or a dreamer, I highly recommend this book.
— Kieran Rich
Bella Grace is advertisement-free (LOVE!!!), thoughtfully bound in high-quality paper and print colors. It's a treasure trove of snapshots, inspiration, lists, shared stories, reflections, and pictures of everyday magical moments that are created by the audience for the audience and resonate within all. It is a work of art, a shared history, a sisterhood for women from all walks of life to grow and fuel their beautiful life's journey. Never have I found a magazine (only books) so real that both admires and supports the wonders of women. Between these pages I find a morning or evening meditation, and a reminder to seek the peace, beauty, courage for needed change, and mindfulness in life. I'll be adding these to my personal library for years to come. I recommend this to every woman, young to old--it's beyond worth every penny. In fact, I'll be sending a copy to my younger sister this week to start off her final year of undergrad!
— Natalie Pflugrad
Bella Grace is an oasis of calm serenity amid the chaos of present day life. I begin my day with a glass of warm lemon water as I sit in my reading chair and peruse these gorgeous and heartfelt stories and pictures. Each page reminds me that we are meant to cherish the little quiet moments and sparkling surprises of life. A rosy sunset, the breeze in your hair, the sound of the ocean as she repeatedly kisses the shore. I find a warm welcome within these pages and a validation for my love of slowing down and smelling the roses, or gardenias, or honeysuckle.
Though I hate to damage books I have taken to removing the journaling pages and sticking them in a folder to write upon when the mood strikes. I like the idea of keeping all those pages together in one place. I randomly choose one and begin to write whatever comes up for me.
I so appreciate that you have created this publication for the world during a time when we need some peace and slowness in our lives.
— Renee Cassese