My name is Mercedes – yep, the queen in the book – and as you might have guessed, I have a beautiful daughter named Isabella. I started Bellasia for a few reasons. My husband and I could not conceive, so we adopted the most beautiful little girl in the world: she’s the shining star that completes our lives. I grew up on fairy tales and ‘happily ever after’s so, naturally, so did she. I noticed that she was quite distraught that there were no adopted princesses and even in some cases, certain stories shed a not-so-flattering light on non-birth parents as a whole. I felt pretty bad for her, so I would think of fairy tales that had adopted princesses in them and that made her smile.
The second reason I started Bellasia is, if like me, you have kids, chances are pretty good that you’ve been a part of a tea party.
Although husband is retired military, I’ve caught him on several occasions dressed in boas and tiaras while enjoying a cup of imaginary tea at a table that was entirely too little for him. When she got older and wanted to stop pretending and start partaking in real tea, I couldn’t find any “princess tea.” How can this be? I found tons of princess tea sets, tables, dresses, etc. – but no princess tea! Then my adoption tales started reeling in a different direction and Bellasia was born!
Finally, as much as I love all of the stories we all grew up with, I wanted Isabella to know that it’s up to us to create our own ‘happily ever after’s.’
Make life what you choose and dream big… shoot for the stars! We’re only on this earth a short amount of time, and every day is a gift!