Several years ago, I was living in a laid back mountainous area of Northern California in a town of 237 people. I had the Trinity River run through my back yard. I had friends that camped in sweat lodges, that lived ‘off the grid’; that only ate what they grew. It was pure and holistic. It really was a beautiful life.

After a couple years, I got homesick and I found myself coming home to Kansas City. After getting settled in, I was thrown right back into the busy 'city' life that I forgotten about and I realized I needed to unwind, have some me time and get balanced. After driving 20-30 miles to the nearest spa for a couple months, I decided that Shawnee should have its own little place that is pure and holistic.

And so, La Vita Bella ('the beautiful life') was born.