Thursday, March 6, 2014

Gotta Love Cali

So this week I was talking with my kids one day about why all the plants die in the winter- specifically looking at our apricot tree- and the next day spring had sprung. The sun, all the plants flowering, hearing the birds and the bees literally. It's really beautiful. Every year I get so busy I hardly notice the small nuances of change but this year is different. Last year tried to put me into the grave. It was the most difficult and painful year of my life. However, like the seasons, after you walk through winter, the smallest sign of warmth becomes so obvious and so special. This year is that way. Wherever you are I wish you beauty, comfort, warmth, and the availability of true love in your life.

On another note,
I have been and will be adding many new items daily to the online store. If you have any requests or questions please don't hesitate to email me at

I currently have three signed Cab decks up on ebay for auction. Check them out!

Rachael Cab

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

FeB/mAr FeaTurEd aRtiSt

                 Mike 3.5 

This Saturday 2/15 from 7-10pm please join 
me in welcoming Mike 3.5 back to Bela La Vie for his second solo art show, "Love is Kind(ish)." Mike's subject matter reflects his genuine character, and his unique style that I'm calling, "Wearing your urban heart on your sleeve". He is the perfect February artist and I'm so thrilled to have him back.      

Pieces are available for purchase online. I will be posting the artwork that is for sale early next week. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

How Bela Koi began...

  Good morning! I am determined to blog a couple of times a week to share what's going on, share sales, new product, and news about the boutique. Today I'm going to talk about my jewelry business Bela Koi. 

  In 2009 I was pregnant with our second kid and going stir crazy. I started tinkering around with some jewelry what not's searching you tube and how to websites for tips on the basics. Learned about the website Etsy and thought I'd give opening my own store on there a shot. I came up with the name Bela Koi. Our son's name is Caleb Bela and Bela Koi had a nice ring to it.  To my surprise I sold my first piece within 24 hours! Long story short the business took off. 

  Making jewelry is my passion- I am a very blessed woman having the opportunity to make money doing what I love. To the right is one of my charm necklaces inspired by Alice in Wonderland. I'm obsessed with anything Alice… 

  Bela La Vie was originally going to be a studio/store for Bela Koi and expanded to what it is now. I hand make every piece and most pieces are one of a kind. I have been making custom jewelry for clients to mark special occasions, bridal parties, etc. Contact me via email at with any questions, or shop Bela Koi jewelry on Bela La Vie's site.

Rachael Caballero

Monday, February 3, 2014

Shop Our Online Store!!

Hello!!! Haven't been on this site for too long!  I want to direct everyone to my online  boutique! You can now shop at Bela La Vie  right from your cozy home! Just click the link :) You can also follow the store via Instagram & Facebook! Contact me at belalavie@gmail with any questions! Xo