Letter from the Editor: Summer 2022 Issue

To think that at this time last year, I was once again in awe of what we were able to accomplish one year into a global pandemic! When I look back at the year that has passed, I can’t help but continue to be grateful.

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We are still here. Some changes have come, but my team and I have not stopped working hard to continue to bring you amazing stories and profiles of people and brands we’ve curated from experience for you to live your most beautiful life.

It’s also officially my three-year anniversary since taking ownership of BELLA. We continue to celebrate summer in a very big way at our annual Hamptons party, and this year it’s a fiesta!

“Change is a sign that growth is happening.”-Vanessa Coppes

We have a jam-packed guide to your summer must-haves, from the unique perspectives of our new beauty correspondents in “Beauty Scene” (pages 29-35), to celebrating the joy of travel (pages 54-58), and lots in between.

Working with our cover star Olivia Ponton was such a breath of fresh air. Learn all about this inside-out beauty taking over runways and social media on pages 60-67. And, of course, I could not have left the Latin flare out of these pages. Delve into and get to know the personality that is Amara La Negra on pages 46-53.

Grateful hearts are a magnet for miracles and I could not end this letter without expressing my deepest gratitude for your continued support. My team and I are forever appreciative, especially during such a difficult time in publishing; because of you, we are still standing.

I cannot wait to celebrate with you if you’re joining us at the Hamptons on August 6th. With so much love, and wishing you the best summer ever,

Vanessa Coppes


BELLA Magazine is a national subscription- and newsstand-based lifestyle publication offering a curated guide to fashion, beauty, health, philanthropy, arts and culture, cuisine, celebrities, and entertainment.

At BELLA, we spotlight the ideal that Life Is BEAUTIFUL!

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