The brand embodies the phrase "Vida Bela," which translates to "Beautiful Life," and believes in celebrating life in all its facets, from the grandeur of special occasions to the simple pleasures of everyday moments.
Inspired by the rich cultural tapestry of Portugal, Vida Bela curates products that evoke the country's diverse landscape, tradition, and vibrant colour palette. The collection includes a range of items, from hand-painted earthenware to crystal glassware and hand-crafted jewellery. Each product is carefully selected for its quality, craftsmanship, and unique aesthetic that echoes the spirit of Portugal.
In addition to its product offering, Vida Bela invests time and resources in fostering relationships with artisans and suppliers from Portugal, supporting their craft and bringing their work to a wider audience. This collaborative approach is part of Vida Bela's commitment to authenticity and sustainability.
The journey of Vida Bela began with a heartfelt vision by Melissa, a passionate entrepreneur. Inspired by the cultural richness experienced during a family visit to Portugal, and deeply influenced by her Portuguese husband's heritage, Melissa embraced a dream to bring a touch of Portugal's vibrant spirit and timeless beauty to South Africa. Enchanted by the captivating craftsmanship of Bordallo Pinheiro ceramics, Melissa was inspired to illuminate South Africa with this extraordinary brand. This vision came to life in a beautiful showroom in Granger Bay, blossoming further with a celebrated store on Bree Street, marking Bordallo Pinheiro’s first extraordinary outpost outside of Europe.
Vida Bela is more than a brand; it is a celebration of life, colour, and the enchanting beauty of Portuguese culture.
It’s a journey of discovery, inviting customers to immerse themselves in the warmth, charm, and delightful intricacies of Portugal’s rich artistic heritage, infusing homes across South Africa with moments of extraordinary beauty and joy.