Meet the owner
Our fearless leader
Hello Janis Snyder!
Creativity and expression are the peanut butter and jelly of Janis’s life. She moved to San Francisco in her formative years and began an artistic path. Her resume is stacked with a decades-long journey of artistic pursuits: graphic design, interior and costume design, fine art mural painting, and acting!
Janis fondly remembers shopping for vintage clothing at the Pasadena Rose Bowl as a teenager (you know, just a few years ago!) She was inspired by the design details, construction methods, and cultural aspects of the vintage clothing, spanning nearly a century. It excited her to seek ways to incorporate those pieces into a modern wardrobe.
Janis eventually dreamed of creating a space where her passions could converge, where she could share her love for vintage and modern styles and artistic pursuits with a like-minded community. Janis is proud and honored to own Bella Vita Sonoma boutique.