Extra Special Soft Opening of Stella’s Smile Wine Bar

by tacogirl
Getting married in Belize

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 Stella’s Smile. Billing itself as a “Sunset Wine Bar” 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 Alisha’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, Stella’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, Robyn’s and Waraguma. Find out more on the Stella’s Smile Facebook page .  Update, 2017: The restaraunt is now called Stella’s Sunset.

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

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Sharon Lord September 8, 2015 - 10:36 pm


Can you provide a map to Stella’s Smile….? Even their facebook page is vague about the location!


tacogirl September 9, 2015 - 11:28 am

It is easy to get to Sharon. One mile north of the bridge on the paved road. Lagoon side, just north of palapa bar.


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