Letter from the Editor-in-Chief: Summer Issue 2021

“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.”- Elizabeth Edwards

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At this time last year, I was in awe of what we were able to accomplish five months into a global pandemic. When I look back at the year that has passed, I continue to be grateful.

BELLA continues to be here. My team and I have not stopped working hard every day to bring you amazing content from curated experiences for you to live your most beautiful life.

This time is most exciting as it’s also my two-year anniversary since taking ownership of BELLA. And the cherry on top is we get to celebrate in a very big away. Aside from our annual Hamptons party, we have Boyz II Men gracing our summer issue cover and joining us for what will be a memorable bash!

The following pages are a reflection of what we didn’t have for a while: Family time, barbecues, fun, hugs. Self-care has been a big part of people’s pandemic journey, and I hope you enjoy my suggestions (“5 Steps to Fabulous”) on page 16.

Celebrating literally anything will be huge over the next few months, which is why I’ve asked our team to share their favorites cocktails to say cheers with on pages 80-81.

Travel is back as best as it can be. We got to experience a staycation like no other in Cape Cod. Read more on pages 94-96. And because Hamptons will continue as the BELLA place to be each summer, be sure to learn more about Capri Southampton (pages 42-44) and our staple Southampton Social Club (pages 78-79).

My team and I are forever grateful for your support, especially during this time. I personally cannot wait to celebrate with you if you’re joining us at the Hamptons.

With love and hope, and wishing you the best summer ever,

Vanessa Coppes


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