Boo!

That’s my nod to Halloween as well as acknowledgement that I’m just a tad bit late in sharing BELLA news.
Good reasons (or excuses) abound, I broke my arm dealing with yard debris and have been stunned to see how many things I have been able to learn to do with my left hand. It’s literally amazing how fast you can learn when you have to! I’ve been told that it’s also a healthy bit of exercise for my brain to learn new lefty skills, so there’s another silver lining!
While I won’t recommend fracturing bones, it seem a good idea to try to learn a couple of new things with your none-dominant hand (unless you’re one of those rare two handed types!) Simple things like brushing your teeth, removing a child-proof Aleve cap, and opening a bottle of wine for starters – screw caps and sparkling wines anyways, I still can’t do the corkscrew!
Celebrate!
That’s what we are all ready to do as fall has graciously come back and we are enjoying one beautiful day after another. Pumpkins with faces will make way for pie and pumpkin steamed puddings and pumpkin bourbon cheesecakes (stop in for a copy of our recipes!) and this weekend we’ll kick off the season with the Baker City Holiday Open House!
Pick up a Celebrate Card at either BELLA location and plan to spend some lovely time checking out all the new tabletop, decor, appetizers and treats as well as wonderful gift ideas showcased by Baker City’s downtown merchants. Visit 8 of the 12 merchants – make sure to get your card stamped at each stop- in order to enter the drawings for 12 Gift Certificates! Winners of the grand prizes will be contacted on Sunday, Nov. 5th.
Each of the 12 merchants will be doing in-store features, tastings, demonstrations and celebrating your visit!  Thank you for your support throughout the year. We are really looking forward to showing you all the wonderful news ideas and fabulous flavors of the season. Cody Cook, our certified cheese professional can help you create easy and delicious appetizers with our expanded cheese and condiment selection.
One thing you won’t want to miss is a taste of the newest Oregon decadence!  Cody and I met Anne Smith, creator of Tom Bumble bars and the delectable Hazelnut Jones confection in Portland and we couldn’t wait to bring her treats to BELLA. Imagine a handmade, organic, gluten free/ vegan Butterfinger if you can – the Tom Bumble bar is even better with Madagascar vanilla and Oregon Sea Salt!  Plus, as any real peanut butter lover knows, you have gotta have choices… Tom Bumble comes in Smooth and Nutty (aka Chunky!) We’ll have samples to share as well as free wine tasting and many other treats.

Here is our Holiday Open House Newsletter. Give us a call if you have any questions – there are some fantastic sales and as always, discounts are available on available stock only.  We can not offer layaway or ‘holding’ of any sale merchandise.

We look forward to seeing you next weekend –
Cheers!
Bev, Lynn, Brenna, Harrison, Courtney, Cody, Lydia, Hannah and Andy
541-523-7490  or 541-663-WINE (9463)