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Designs by Alina:  Handcrafted jewelry fabricated with gold, pave diamonds, and choice pearls for the sophisticated modern-classic woman. Beauty and inspiration forever entwined. Lifestyle blog on design, travel, fashion, family.


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C'est Très Chic!

Bernardo de Albergaria

I like it when my husband travels. 

Let me rewind. Last year Bernardo gifted me a beautiful red Vespa, but for some reason it's rarely there for the taking because he gets to it first! So, yes, I do love when my man is home, but if I think of the glass being half-full when he’s not, I consider the fringe benefit being that I get to ride my coveted scooter around town which translates into less traffic, lots of parking, and an extra dose of freedom. 

This morning, our daughter, Tessalina, and I rode to school al fresco and it was glorious! Something about the crisp air and those ephemeral little arms around my waist is irresistibly delicious. 

Alina de Albergaria Designs by Alina Vespa San Francisco Blog

Several hours later, I promised Tessalina a yummy snack if she accompanied me to deliver some new pieces to Pascaline-Paris, one of two chic boutiques carrying Designs by Alina jewelry in San Francisco. Tessalina loves Pascaline, as we all do, so of course the answer was a swift "yes!"

While my little one scavenged around for chocolates, Pascaline, her social media expert/daughter, Léa, and I discussed business, making mention of the fact that one of our colleagues, the talented Amanda Scarlett Smith will soon hand-deliver the much anticipated pieces I ordered from her very first collection (first and fourth photo below). Among other designers, Pascaline is the sole distributor of the beautifully crafted mens and women's shoe line Atelier Voisin , a French children's line Les Petits Carreaux which Tessalina models below) and comfortably soft cashmere sweaters with a fun twist on graphics like the gray one I just bought for loungy Sundays (third photo below).

If you like unique designs and have a penchant for Parisian street-style, check out Pascaline Paris on Sacramento Street, then stroll on over to Spruce, Sociale, or The Magic Flute for some delectable edibles!

Photos courtesy of Pascaline Paris and