This holiday season, stop in Bella the Corner Gourmet in historic downtown Lewisburg for Bella’s 25 Days til Christmas! At Bella’s you’ll find seasonal sweet delights including decadent hot chocolate from Vermont, vanilla fudge and butter toffees from Scotland, Panettone from Milan Italy, and two of Oprah’s holiday favorites!
From Lake Champlain Chocolates, a variety of flavorful hot chocolates that’ll satisfy any chocolate lover. Flavors available are Spicy Aztec, Organic, regular, & peppermint. Perfect for the chilly days ahead!
Next, you will find the vanilla fudge and butter toffees in the 12 Days of Christmas Cookie Tin by Gardiners of Scotland! Tis the season to enjoy meltingly delicious vanilla fudge and mouthwatering butter toffees prepared by hand to their traditional recipes. The holiday tin is a keeper!
If you are not familiar with Loison Panettone bread, this a type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan, Italy. It is traditionally prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Years in Italy. It’s embraced throughout European countries and in recent years it has become a popular addition to the Christmas table in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Australia. Try it for breakfast, lightly toasted and buttered or as French Toast! Delish!
Unbeknownst to Bella, a few selections on the holiday shelves reflect Oprah’s Favorites for the 2016 Holiday Season.
First, Colorful Le Creuset salt and pepper shakers. Whether kept on the table for use during meals or on the countertop for seasoning during cooking, the stoneware salt and pepper shakers make colorful accents during mealtime. Each holds three ounces of salt and pepper. A traditional look to any holiday table.
Lastly, if you love fresh herbs, vegetables, and fresh flowers look no further than with a no mess simple garden! Bella carries a product that makes growing and maintaining a garden simple with little to no mess. The result: the Urban Agriculture organic grow kit. Every grow kit comes with one pack of organic seeds, one portioned bag of OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) certified organic soil, and one container in which to grow your plant. The grow kits come with a container made from 100% recycled tea bags allowing for perfectly drained and aerated soil, not to mention a very cool urban look. The entire growing experience is simplified as it combines everything needed for a perfect growing experience, plus direct sun and proper watering. Oprah loves these grow kits and has chosen this as gift of the year!
Bella the Corner Gourmet, located on the corner of Washington and Jefferson Street in downtown Lewisburg, carries a fine a blend of artisan cheeses – most fresh; great wine (we have 100 plus other labels), Local hard ciders, and other beverages; unique and useful kitchen wares/tools; barware; coffee, tea and accessories; wonderful gourmet pantry and snack food items; a selection of local meats; and, the very popular custom gift baskets made on demand! For more info, follow them on Facebook (Bella The Corner Gourmet) and Instagram (@BellaGourmetWV), online at BellatheCornerGourmet.com, visit at 100 E Washington Street, or call them at 304-520-4921.
– HashtagWV #84, December 2016.
HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.