Last evening, Bella Roba, the newest retail shop on Hale Street, was featured in the Dickens of a Christmas Parade in Downtown Wheaton, Illinois. Stacy Jansen opened her doors June 24th and has flourished ever since!
In the parade, Snow White and Cinderella represented this great store and all of the lovely wares that they have to offer. Jansen is a renowned jewelry designer. In conjunction with Mary Augustyn, her designer consultant, Stacy has built a business that many local shoppers value because of their local and international luxury clothing, artisan jewelry, antiques, custom painted and upholstered furniture, décor and one-of-a-kind found items.
To bring attention to all of the unique goods, Bruno, the English Bulldog and Shiloh, the Yorkshire Terrier roam the store, smiling and bringing shoppers into the location. Bruno is the attention-getter and it is evident – especially with young children and females. This canine is a real flirt! He simply displays his lopsided grin and goes in for the win by shuffling to each shopper in turn and showing them that they are completely appreciated and a winner in his book.
When the shoppers lull, Bruno can be found behind the counter in his resting space. Attracting all of that positive attention can be rewarding, but quite exhausting as well. When you have that winning smile, people flock to see you – no matter the occasion! It is a job that Bruno values – no matter the cost to his person.
Jansen’s princesses help to grace her lovely space when they are not on the Wheaton Streets flaunting their beauty and grace. Who would not want to take advice from some real life beauties?
Shiloh is the quiet attention-getter. She sleeps on her cashmere blanket on a settee centrally located in the store. Everyone is able to get a good look at this tiny beauty, although she is shy and not always craving the attention that her brother Bruno thrives upon. (Every family has at least one individual in the limelight and a shadow that gathers as much quiet attention as possible.)
After walking the streets and returning to Bella Roba, the talk around Wheaton revolved around the canines that grace the lovely space. Stacy Jansen is great by any means, but her dogs are one of the main reasons that people stop at this retail location. If they return, the chances are that they have noticed more than the cute canine smiles that they have received!
Hope you were present on Friday for the kick-off to the 2013 holiday season in Wheaton. If not, do not fret, there is plenty of time to stop by and shake the paw of Bruno and Shiloh as they help Stacy Jansen win the hearts of Wheaton-ites around town!