Erika RuizPusateri developed the iBella product line & Spa Services. She has been involved in Holistic Health for over fifteen years, as a spa owner, a sales consultant for prestigious European skin care companies, an educator for Marinello and as host of an Organic Beauty cable television program. As a strong believer in the life-long education process, she is a licensed Aesthetician, a Certified Yoga instructor a Raw Vegan Chef, and has degrees in Holistic Nutrition and International Business. Erika also studied Energy healing, Massage Therapy as well as Flower Essence Therapy. One favorite aspect of her career has been conducting educational trainings on wellness, healing modalities and natural skin care. She also enjoys teaching private & corporate Yoga classes; she’s worked at the Deepak Chopra Center, L'Auberge, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, at the world renowned historical landmark Hotel Del Coronado and also collaborates with the prestigious Yoga Journal Magazine during special events.
iBellaSaturday, November 18th, 2017 at 11:13am
'Dharma' is a Sanskrit word that I love because of its sound when spoken and it's meaning. It's definition is to align your soul with your life's purpose and bring to light the work you were born to do not only for your personal bliss but to contribute and share your gifts and talents with the world and to lovingly be or service to others; to me that is a blessing in itself. Rest and Relaxation are important so that you can share your aptitudes wholeheartedly and for overall health and wellness. *Dharma is also the name of my brother Bruno's beloved little Poodle. We love that word in our family.

# Snow White-my Alter Ego
The weekend is here! (via People)
iBellaThursday, November 16th, 2017 at 11:22am
See you soon Nuevo Mexico! Until we meet again....

Making time for rest and relaxation is good for the mind, body and spirit and is healthy and important in life for overall wellness.

I recently had the opportunity to visit New Mexico which is a state that I'd been wanting to see for a long time. I received amazing tourist attraction recommendations from two wonderful Clients, one that has visited Taos only 20 times! and another that is a NM native.

I so enjoyed visiting the Millicent Rogers museum which was founded in the 1950's and houses a wonderful collection of: jewelry, arts and crafts, paintings, photography and pottery. Miss Rogers was the granddaughter of one of the founders of Standard Oil and was a patron of the arts and a designer. I also had the opportunity to visit the Kit Carson Museum, the Earthships, the Rio Grande Gorge, the Mabel Dodge Luhan house in Taos. (I will elaborate on my experience at these tourist attractions and in Santa Fe at a later time)

I'm so smitten by New Mexico, it's a beautiful state full of history and culture. The autumn weather is quite pleasant there in November- it's wonderful to live in SoCal where the weather is mild year round, but I think it's healthy to experience the different seasons, thus I fully appreciated authentic fall weather. Gracias Nuevo Mexico!
See you soon!
iBellaThursday, November 16th, 2017 at 10:48am
We never met, but I'll never forget you. This one is for you, you handsome chivalrous Cowboy that unknowingly guided and escorted us safely atop the mountain to Taos, New Mexico.

We drove from Albuquerque to Taos which was a three and a half hour drive. With daylight savings time, it got dark earlier than we anticipated.
So here we are driving uphill in a windy two-lane highway in rainy weather at nighttime which was pitch black on the mountain, cars driving downhill with blinding headlights and Yours Truly behind the wheel for about an hour; my heart might of skipped a few beats.

As we drove up, there were some other vehicles with NW plates most likely locals that knew that road by heart but sped away quickly and then you wouldn't see another car for miles and miles, except for this old beat up white pickup truck right in front of us driving slowly at a safe speed, and us right behind him as he slowly without realizing it escorted us to Taos. When we got there I thought it he stops at a gas station I'll stop to thank him but he didn't, so as I passed him I rolled down my window, honked the horn and with a big smile waved at him.
Luv my Cowgirl hat.

iBellaFriday, November 10th, 2017 at 1:21pm
Loving it!
Taos, New Mexico
iBellaFriday, November 10th, 2017 at 1:20pm
Feeling enchanted by Taos, New Mexico. Loving the vibe, the adobe architecture, the crisp cool autumn weather, the fall colors, the landscape, the food, the chill energy, the pueblos, the eclectic artsy feel, the galleries, the earthships, the history and so much more!