Anna Maria – When taking in the sights of Anna Maria, walking down Pine Avenue and enjoying the shops and boutiques is a must. Gorgeous shop Bella by the Sea, named for the owner’s English Bull dog Bella, is one of the great boutique spots you’ll find. Jo-Ann Lefner opened Bella by the Sea because she was inspired by the picturesque north end of Anna Maria Island. Carrying a wide variety of clothing, jewelry and accessories, Bella by the Sea has everything island style woman need to enjoy the perfect beach get away. Accompanying these items are also refurbished/recycled island themed furniture ideal for taking that island feel back home. With new items brought in monthly, you’re never sure what you might find at Bella by the Sea, but you’re sure to have a great time taking in the unique ambiance.
When we asked Jo-Ann how she came up with the name for the store she told us all about her dog Bella and how bulldogs first came into the Lefner family years ago with Dauber, the leader off the pack. Then there was Martha Stewart (who really was on the Martha Stewart Show!). Next to join the family was Cooper, who had a children’s book written about his life “You Are Who You Are” The book can be purchased and autographed at Bella’s store. So, when Bella arrived it was only fitting that she has the store named after her. Bella and the history of all the Lefner bullies will be featured in the July issue of the New Barker, Florida’s Top Dog Magazine.
Available for events like girl’s nights out and bridal parties there is truly no other shop like it on Anna Maria Island. So next time you find yourself on Anna Maria Island stop by Bella by the Sea located at 218C Pine Avenue Anna Maria 34216 or give them a call at 941-896-4848.
Stop in to say hello next time you’re on Pine Avenue. Bella By The Sea is open 10 AM to 5PM Monday through Saturday.
Bella By The Sea
218C Pine Avenue
Anna Maria 34216
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