Q: What do you think is Bella Notte's proudest accomplishment as a company?
A: I think as a company, our biggest accomplishment is our commitment to honesty. We strive to be honest with our customers and practice integrity at all times. We have a code here that we live by called the Bella Road. Through so many years of growth and economic fluctuations, we've maintained this code of conduct, which informs every decision we make. It's the way we want to live. I think we're very conscious of the environment, nature and people. We're mindful of our place in the world.
Q: With the bounty of Bella available to you what do you choose to sleep on?
A: Well, not unlike the fabled cobbler, we sleep in Bella that is perfectly imperfect. There is so much life in our products; anything that is slightly damaged is still worth loving! For the first time in 25 years my wife just ordered her first set of Bella linens. I'm looking forward to them but will not love them any more than what we already treasure.
Q: Do you have a favorite textile?
A: From 2006-2014 we worked with a 600tc cotton sateen that I loved. The collection was called Bella, and I brought home as much as I dared. They were the Italian cotton sheeting that was so special we're bringing it back for 2022 — I can't wait to share it with you!
Q: Any favorite colors?
A: I love the aqueous colors, the pale blue greens, like Mineral. Also, the greys, like Fog and our new grey, Moonlight. They capture the Marin light, reminding me of our beautiful land and seascapes.
Q: What surprises you about the culture of Bella Notte?
A: I'm constantly amazed at the fierce passion that we inspire for our products. Our customers collect Bella; they truly feel the linens enhance their lives.
Q: What is your dream for Bella Notte?
A: My goal is to invest in our leadership, our customers and our creative vision. To take excellent care of what we have, everything and everyone that has brought us to this very successful point in time.