Dear Flower Friends & Bella Clients,

I have Big, Exciting, Refreshing, Wonderful NEWS!!!!! At least, for me…it truly is all these things. And for you…the flower lover, it is too.

I started this dreamy little flower shop on 1st Street almost 16 years ago. I was 27 years old! It has been an exceptional experience and a beautiful way to spend 16 years. I am so grateful to have so many supportive, flower-loving clients. Many clients have become friends. Many! Over the past 16 years I have learned so much about business, community, people, & our beautiful city…Duluth. I’ve learned a lot about how the the world really works. What a blessing. Thank you for being a Bella Client and for making this flower dream a reality. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The news is Bella Flora, Inc. is changing ownership!  Two young, energetic, wildly creative, longtime employees who LOVE flowers just as much as I do have purchased the flower shop. Ellie Just & Sarah Bjork will be the two new owners of Bella. They are full of excitement & new ideas. They will absolutely take Bella to the next level of amazing. I can’t wait to see what they do!

The shop has been running with Ellie & Sarah at the helm for some time now. I’m there in the background and take a wedding or two, but these are the ones who have been designing your arrangements for the last couple of years. They are HARD WORKING! They have a tremendous work ethic which I have been impressed with since they started working at Bella 3 & 5 years ago. Both strong, confident, organized and creative individuals in their own right, together they create a team that is not just one plus one equals two….more like 1+1=5. Their ability to work together, manage together, design together and run the shop together will provide a level of service that befits an incredibly busy, bustling, ever-blooming local business.

Bella Flora will continue to be the unique flower and gift boutique you have come to love. Bella will still be filled with gorgeous flowers, lush plants, and boutique style giftware. Bella will continue to do weddings, events, daily deliveries, classes, blogs, newsletters, seminars, corsages, boutonnières, sympathy flowers, and will continue to bring you all the flower joy it ever has. Bella will still sparkle and shine and bring delight and happiness. Bella will still provide designs using the exquisite combination of colors, textures, & design elements that made you love it in the first place. In fact, IT WILL BE EVEN BETTER THAN EVER! Ellie & Sarah will expand and grow the many services Bella already offers. They will bring a current flair & new energy to an already wonderful place. I really am so excited to just stand back and watch them go.

For some of you, this is all you need to know and you might be done reading. For you, thanks again for your business and trust – I hope you look forward to more Bella Flora with Ellie & Sarah. For those of you who want more details…

Click here to read an “Interview with Ellie & Sarah”, the new owners of Bella.

Click here to read an “Interview with Angela: 16 Years in Flowers!”.

Until we meet again, thank you so much for a wonderful 16 years!

Yours in flowers,

Angela Stocke