Summer travel

Summer is about many things, including the enjoyment of a slower pace and an occasional overnight trip.  We have decided to take advantage of both and head just 90 minutes north of Hollywood to what is often called the American Riviera, Santa Barbara.

We have decided to treat ourselves with a three night stay at the Simpson House Inn. With unique accommodations and lovely gardens, we should be able to unwind just a bit.  And Santa Barbara has so much to offer in the way of hiking trails, ocean vistas and historical buildings that are sure to provide us with plenty of inspiration for future hardware and art projects.

Speaking of inspiration, Iris will not be joining us on this trip but Martin is “thinking” about sculpting a bust of her to display in our home.  Before Iris joined our family I would never have believed that I would want a pit bull head sculpture adorning our dining room!

photo by Martin Pierce hardware

Our beloved pitbull, Iris. photo by Martin Pierce hardware

As we prepare for our miniature vacation we hope that you are finding the time to unplug for even a short while and enjoy the lazy days of summer, as the fall and winter will be upon us before we know it.

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Martin and Anne Pierce live in Los Angeles California with their beloved rescue dog, Iris. Martin's custom designs reflect his love of nature and include beautiful vine and fern drawer pulls, a realistic yet whimsical collection of bugs and other critters on door hardware and charming floral designs on everything from door levers to bathroom accessories. He also enjoys creating sculptural contemporary pieces that are easy to access for those with limited physical capabilities. All of Martin's designs are hand carved and cast in their Los Angeles studio where there is truly something for everyone. Please contact us with any questions or custom queries
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  1. Pingback: Recap of our summer getaway–Part 1 | martinpierceblog

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