spring's arrival

There is nothing quite like spring in Santa Barbara.

 The smell of orange blossoms that dance through the air with the faint scent of fresh cut grass, wild flowers, and sea air. It's why we love it here

The shop is bustling with all things spring, which remind us of the importance of spending time outdoors with family and friends. Dining alfresco with our collection of Juliska outdoor settings, enjoying the hummingbirds drinking from their feeders, watching the kids play in the pool from our new Fermob rocking chairs, and slowing down just enough to catch the rare moments of beauty and elegance the spring has to offer.

MEET THE UPSTAIRS FEATURED ARTISTS

Upstairs at Pierre Lafond features a select group of local artists to showcase throughout the store. Though each artist is from a different background, they now call Santa Barbara home. From acrylic to watercolor, each painter has a unique and distinctive style we love and appreciate. We hope you love it too!

Santa Barbara has influenced my art on many different levels. Not only because I see the ocean every day with it’s sail boats, hike in the glorious sunshine most days of the year, or walk on the beach... There are many people who have encouraged and helped me along the way here.

-Karen Bezuidenhout

-What inspired you to start painting?

Attending an art exhibition in my hometown of Stellenbosch one rainy night inspired me to paint.  I walked in, looked at all the paintings on exhibit and knew with every cell in my body that I wanted to paint.

INTO THE BLUE 48" X 48" Quick shop
BOY AND CHICKEN 6" X 6" Quick shop
ORANGE FIELD 6" X 6" Quick shop
5 TREES 12" X 6" Quick shop

Subjects that have always most attracted me have been the human figure and portraits. My style is romantic realism and it has evolved slightly towards abstract. It is about making life more beautiful and interesting then it really is while keeping it realistic. About 10 years ago I started to paint animals, and flowers became part of my repertoire after I moved to Santa Barbara.

-Tilly Treuren

"Are there any mentors or teachers who helped you along the way?"

The biggest mentor when it comes to art, in spirit, has always been my grandmother (whom I have never known). She was the first female artist at the same Art Academy I attended, and where my grandparents first met. I have enjoyed many teachers through the years, especially Martin Copier, a wonderful dutch artist and friend.

Sossie 4" x 4" Quick shop
Pelle 8" x 8" Quick shop
ADAM 10" X 10" Quick shop
PUFFERFISH 10" X 10" Quick shop

THE JOURNAL

Hey Easter Bunny!

Hey Easter Bunny!

It's that time of year to hide the eggs and fill the baskets. This spring, we have a very cute assortment of Easter treats for everyone on your list. From stuffed bunnies to decadent chocolate to beautiful linens to sweet party favors for Easter dinner, we have you covered for the holiday weekend. Hop on over to pick our your little goodies.

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New Sirena Home Jewelry

New Sirena Home Jewelry

Layer up ladies, we have a new collection of Sirena Home beach inspired jewelry. Made by local artist Kay Matthews, Sirena Home offers casual elegance, day to night wear ability, and lets me honest, they are beautiful. The best part of her collection is the ability to layer with different stones, lengths, and styles. Our new favorite is the floating puka and the puka drop....

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SPRING XIRENA

SPRING XIRENA

Nothing beats the relaxed ease of dressing for Santa Barbara living. We ditch our heels, pull out of sandals; store the constricting suits and don casual cottons and linens. The costal environment we call home calls for understated elegance, which is why we have fallen for Xirena's collection of everyday classics in relaxed cuts. The coveted Beau shirt is one of our store favorites and it's been...

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FOLLOW ALONG WITH US

Upstairs at Pierre Lafond is a part of the longstanding local family of companies that includes:

WENDY FOSTER STORES | PIERRE LAFOND MARKET & DELI

PIERRE LAFOND WINE BISTRO | LAFOND WINERY | SANTA BARBARA WINERY

516 San Ysidro Road  |  Montecito, California 93108 |  805.565.1503

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