Introducing Olivia Handmade by Matilde Beldroega from Portugal


People don’t take trips . . . trips take people.
— John Steinbeck

Hello, I'm Olivia!

I was handmade by designer Rita Pinheiro. Her shop is called Matilde Beldroega.  I was shipped from Tomar, Portugal to San Francisco, USA. I'm 9 inches tall, wearing a blue and white striped shirt. My favorite color is yellow. I'm wearing yellow polka dot dress and red, white and blue striped tights. I love to play with young children. Also, I'm small enough you can put me in your purse easily. Here is a picture of me :-)

photo © Softiescuties

photo © Softiescuties

On my first day arriving in San Francisco, I was accompanied by my human friends to have brunch in the Mission District, follow by window-shopping and saw many cool modern shops. Then we went to BOBA GUYS to get bubble tea.

What is bubble tea? I had never heard of bubble tea.

Bubble tea is a cold, frothy drink made with iced tea, sweetened milk or other flavorings, and usually with sweet black balls or “pearls” made from tapioca. Do you have a flavor bubble tea? 

Apparently is a very popular tea. Of course, I didn't have any. But just to see the long line, it must be really good.

photo |Softiescuties

photo |Softiescuties

Later in the afternoon, we went to our friends apartment. They have a beautiful balcony with lots of flowers. Here is me - in the garden with blue and white flowers. Feeling so calm and peaceful.

photo |Softiescuties

photo |Softiescuties

Next day, we took the train to the Asian Art Museum. It was not my type of museum, although I did enjoy this one particular art called Boat, 2012, by Zhu Jinshi Xuan. It is made of paper, bamboo, and cotton thread. Quite impressive!

photo | Softiescuties

photo | Softiescuties

That's it for now. Thank you for stopping by. Until next time..