Tag Archives: North Beach

Back in Time – City Lights Bookstore and Vesuvio Café

The spirit of the beat generation and legendary publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti are cause for inspiration as our intern explains in this final part of the series. Books, history and culture are just the beginning of her adventure in North Beach.

I’m Janis from Beijing, China, and I am working as a summer intern for Wcities. San Francisco has always been an attractive city to me, maybe because of a few glimpses I have seen of it in the movies or because of the song by Scott McKenzie. This is the second time that I’ve been to the US. I joined a summer camp seven years ago, and we traveled from the West Coast to the East Coast but missed San Francisco somehow. So, I’m here this time.

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Spotlight: Adorna Bella

Be Jeweled in North Beach

Sitting pretty on Columbus Avenue in the beautiful North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco is a girls one stop shop for adornment. Adorna Bella is a charming jewelry boutique that is a combination of femininity mixed with touches of Victorian class. The gleaming items lining the walls of the shop dazzle the visual senses. Once you start adorning yourself with the precious jewels in this treasure chest you won’t be able to help but prance back and forth in front of the mirrors, playing a game of adult dress up.

Adorna Bella carries an array of items to accessorize for any occasion. This charming shop won the Best of Citysearch 2007 Audience Choice Award for the Best Place to Shop for Jewelry and Accessories.  Whether on the hunt for unique pieces, or just wanting something fabulous to spruce up an outfit, your needs to embellish will be met here. Continue reading