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- Awards and Honors -

A collection of news articles, public awards and features on Bella Cova through the years.

KREM2 "Women's Club of Spokane working to boost membership"

March 6, 2015

"They see cars, they see lights on. It's like a moth to the light. Everybody is really excited about it," said Heather Villa, who runs the Woman's Club Gallery and Gift Shop." Villa not only runs the gallery and gift shop, but also owns a business called Bella Cova, which is helping create the new look, feel and life for the Women's Club." READ MORE...

Journal of Business "Spokane Woman’s Club venue draws more activity, members"

March 26th, 2015

Last August, Bresnahan says membership (Spokane Woman's Club) was at an unprecedented low of 27.

That’s when some of the members met local business owner and Jazz singer Heather Villa, who attended one of the club’s open houses. Villa, a fourth-generation club member, says her grandmother was once a Woman’s Club president, and she welcomes the chance to help bring women into the club again.  She pitched an idea to bring her business, Bella Cova, into the clubhouse. Club members decided to collaborate with her as a way to benefit both her and the club. At that time, Villa needed a space for her business, and the club needed someone on the premises full time to greet people and to be the face of the Woman’s Club. Bresnahan says Villa was the perfect woman for the job. READ MORE...


November 28, 2014

"Not long after launching its weekly family dinners, Bella Cova — a natural-focused store for moms and babies — learned it was losing its downtown lease. But now the business is back open inside the Women's Club on the lower South Hill. Inside, owner Heather Villa will have Roast House Coffee, teas and other natural and organic snacks for sale. Bella Cova also offers classes and other services for families at the new spot.

Listen to Your Mother "Welcome Bella Cova to the Listen To Your Mother Spokane family"

MARCH 28, 2014

When I finally stepped in to Bella Cova I was thrilled to see that it lives up to it’s hype.  The space is lovely – large, open, calm and welcoming, even to sticky little hands. As if having a locally owned and operated shop like Bella Cova isn’t great enough, they have been so supportive of Listen To Your Mother Spokane.  They hosted us for auditions in their beautiful yoga space, hung up posters and helped us get the word out about auditions.  They are truly interested in supporting and creating a community which is encouraging of mothers and families of all flavors and sizes and we at LTYM Spokane are excited to have them on board for their first year as a local sponsor! READ MORE...

Indiegogo Fundraiser "The Nest Project"

2013 Fundraising Campaign to Build a Community Kitchen

In 2013, Bella Cova was seeking support to build a Community Kitchen within our Natural Parenting Center and "Mommy Cafe" in Spokane, WA. We set a lofty goal of $10,000, and were extremely proud and grateful to have raised $2,520! This video was created by Little Fish Productions, and helped us get the word out in the community. The beginning of our "Nest Project" was founded and the public became aware of our intentions to expand Bella Cova's vision: to not just a retail and cafe, but a center where new parents could gather and receive the resources and community they were looking for. For more info on the non-profit portion of our nest, visit The Nest Project.

Spokesman Review "New retail, resource center for new parents"


Forty-five hundred square feet might seem like a lot of space for a bunch of babies. But in creating their “natural parenting” retail and resource center Bella Cova, Heather and Tony Villa came up with a long list of needs and wants they aim to meet, both for babies and their parents. Bella Cova opened in June in the former Caterina Winery location on the ground floor of the Broadview Dairy building, 905 N. Washington St. Its calendar includes support groups for mothers of multiples and “daddy dudes,” and yoga, hypnobirthing and breastfeeding classes. “Empowerment is a big theme, obviously, here,” Heather Villa said. READ MORE... Fundraiser "Bella Cova: Nurturing Mamas, Nesting Babies. A Retail and Resource Center for Mama..."

July 24, 2012

The Problem – Spokane needs a resource/retail center dedicated to new and expectant mothers. While there are many consignment shops for baby, child and maternity clothing, and hospital services post birth, etc., there is no place in the Spokane area that carries the quality, unique products (example: top name brand cloth diapers, green breast pumps), or will offer the services and support (example: support groups for new Papas, or premie support meetings). We will offer the convenience of providing these things for families, in ONE, nurturing location. READ MORE...

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