Extra Special Soft Opening of Stella’s Smile Wine Bar
Stella’s Smile Made David and Alisha Smile
One of the things I love about island life is the close sense of community we have. Last Thursday a bunch of us came together for the soft opening of a new wine bar that is located 1 mile north of the bridge called Stellaâ€™s Smile. Billing itself as a â€œSunset Wine Barâ€ it is perfectly located on the water on the lagoon side of the island with spectacular views of our Caribbean sunsets.
So what exactly is a soft opening? A soft opening gives a restaurant the opportunity to practice on friends and family before the actual opening. This allows them to check for any glitches in their systems before opening to the general public so they can iron out any issues they may have. So for all of us, this meant we got to experience items from their food and wine menu while watching a beautiful sunset and in this case, be a part of David and Alishaâ€™s equally beautiful mock wedding.
The whole wedding party and guests really got into the spirit of the wedding. The couple were wonderfully romantic and took to dancing on the dock overlooking the water. At one point mother nature decided to gift us with some rain and everyone crowded around the bar under the palapa and continued to enjoy the evening.
In addition to being a lovely event venue, Stellaâ€™s Smile is bringing together some of the most delicious food from some of the best restaurants on the Ambergris Caye to complement their extensive wine offerings. Restaurant offerings include Sandbar, Robynâ€™s and Waraguma. Find out more on the Stella’s Smile Facebook page or their website Stella’s Smile sunset wine bar.
Comments heard throughout the evening included words like lovely, beautiful, romantic and great place to have a quiet business meeting. Their operating hours are Wednesday – Saturday from 4:00-9:00 pm and a Sunday Brunch with endless mimosas and crepes from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. I am really looking forward to their next big event, the actual Grand Opening on Sept 4th. Hope to see you there!
Written by Aimee Fearneyhough. Pictures by Victoria Fearneyhough