San Fransisco report part 2: Bell’occhio

My trip to San Fransisco was one I will never forget! The food the sites and the new found shops that made themselves at home in my heart!

My new friend Joan, who I meet while visiting Timeless Treasures, suggested I go check out Bell’occhio just off Market Street.  I knew I loved Joan! She has amazing taste and sent me to a unique shop I soon loved!


Bell’occhio was charming and like nothing I had ever seen before! I felt like I was walking a Paris Street and jumped inside a shop that urged me in! This store had the most beautiful displays of the finest ribbon, the most delicate trims, the darlingest stationary and so many other treasures….

This beautiful wall unite displayed fun ways to wrap or store gifts! Hat boxes, bags, colorful string and more!

When you first walk in a canopy bed catches your eye. Atop the bed sits endless ribbon and trim that just begs you to touch it! I’ve never seen such a collection.

Note cards and paper have always been a weakness so when I found my way to the stationary I was in heaven!

These small spoons made from shells and bone were so darling!

But this is what did me in! The Vintage spools that help all the ribbon and embellished trim! It was like art! I could have stared at this display of ribbon for hours!

This is Claudia, the owner of this amazing shop! For over 20 years she been running this charming business and I can only imagine how rewarding it must feel! Could you imagine being surrounded by beautiful and inspiring things all day long! It was an honor to meet her an dbe a guest in her shop!


Add Bell’occhio to your list of MUST see locations when you visit San Fransisco! You’ll regret it if you don’t! And be sure to visit the website to get  a full look at everything they offer.


Even Martha Stewart Loves Bell’occhio–

“My favorite tiny shop for creative things in San Francisco is Bell’occhio.”

–Martha Stewart 2008


I can’t wait to show off what I create with some of my Bell’occhio finds!



  1. 1

    what an amazing shop! I love all the originality in the displays! Wish I could have gone shop hopping with you, how fun!

  2. 2

    How amazing is this place!? Hubby and I are going to San Fran later this spring/summer, I’m going to have to stop by here!

  3. 3

    That shop looks FANTASTIC, Becca! I can’t believe all the fun stuff you found. I was still dreaming about that last place. WOW!

  4. 4

    So many pretty things I would be there for hours!

  5. 5

    How badly I want to walk through that beautiful shop. The owner looks positively pleasant, and the presentation of the beautiful treasures….??? Wow!!! Thank you for sharing this.

  6. 6

    My heart skipped a beat when I saw these pictures!! Gorgeous, gorgeous shop… I can’t wait for our next trip to San Fran. This adorable shop will be on my to-see list for sure! This is my 1st visit to your blog and I LOVE it… I’m your newest follower :)
    Laurie :)

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