News & Travel

Luna is headed downtown!

As we get ready to go through a remodel and beautification at our current Warehouse location, Luna Rustica is heading to where it all began…Downtown San Luis!!!

We are very excited to be back in the hustle and bustle and showcase lots of new designs, some of which may surprise you! Look for our opening the beginning of July at 895 Monterey, Downtown SLO.

We won’t be abandoning our beloved warehouse though, so you can still find us at 1528 Broad as well!

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Luna Rustica displays at Avila La Fonda Hotel

As some of you know, Luna Rustica contributed to the wonderful furniture and decor that gives Avila La Fonda it’s authentic Mexican feel. La Fonda turned to Luna Rustica for built-ins, custom pillars, doors, decor and lighting. The hotel located one block from Avila Beach has 28 rooms that mix classic Mexican style with modern luxury. It is by far one of the best boutique hotels on the central coast.

Recently Luna has been showcasing different decor at La Fonda. Come in and see if you can spot our signature pieces, as well as to check out this beautiful hotel, I’m sure they will even let you tour a room if you’re nice!

You can also check out their website at!

New Shipment Arrival!!!

While you were unwrapping holiday presents, here are Luna we were unloading furniture and opening boxes! So if you didn’t get exactly what you were hoping for under the tree come into Luna and treat yourself to something you really want or need!

Plenty of new merchandise all over the store to come and check out. We are also taking quotes for custom orders for our spring shipment so come in and visit us today!

Dias De Los Muertos

Not only is Halloween approaching but so is one of Mexico’s largest holidays, Dias De Los Muertos. This celebration occurs on November 1st, and 2nd. Traditions include building altars honoring deceased loved ones. They use sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visit their graves with these as gifts. The purpose of this holiday is to celebrate and respect family and friends that have passed. The Catrina skeleton is one of the most recognizable figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations.

Here at Luna we are celebrating with our own homemade altar and Catrinas galore. We also have a display in downtown San Luis Obispo at Arts Obispo in the Creamery. Here are some photos as well as a link to a video and more information about this wonderful Mexican tradition.

Click here for a wonderful short Travel Channel Day of

the Dead  video

Custom Work

We are building orders for our December shipment! Whether you are needing very specific dimensions or just looking to get creative and design a piece our custom work is a great option. We can build in assorted woods and materials to combine function with your desired look. Customization available in new pine or reclaimed woods as well as iron furniture, and the use of antique components, copper and travertine. See what a rough sketch can materialize into. Let’s create something for you today!

From sketch to finished project.

Tolosa Savor Event with Luna Decor

Here at Luna we are more than happy to loan decor to a local event. Tolosa Winery in San Luis Obispo put on a beautiful winemaker dinner in the vineyards during the Savor weekend. Our vases, candelabras and lamps and side tables set the mood for what was a truely magical night in the vineyard.

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Travel Tips…Wandering the Mex trails for you…

DESTINATION: Los Cabos, Baja

Anyone thinking of a trip to Los Cabos this summer will find things quiet and economical. My overall top insider pick of resorts around Cabo has to be the Fiesta Americana Grand.  Beautiful, well groomed property, numerous pools, great golf and one of the best stretches of beach anywhere. Not to mention excellent friendly service everywhere you turn.  Value you ask? The villa’s section has well appointed ocean view rooms at 106.00 per night! You cannot top this….Muy Bien!

If you’re set on heading up the pacific side to catch some cooler ocean breezes, put Hotel Rancho Pescadero on the list. Travel a little farther up the coast and you’ll find the the quaint town of Todo Santos which is also sporting a new hotel, named Guaycura. Nice rooms, roof top pool, bar and great views make it a luxurious in-town stay. MAINLAND our sister company in Mexico supplied the guest rooms here with furnishings, just as we do numerous homeowners on the Mexican Cape from Loreto to Cabo.

Take note: The pacific Hwy that takes you to these great places is under construction this summer so dust and traffic might increase travel time to and from Cabo.Salud to safe & interesting journeys,

Look for more insider  travel tips coming soon.

New Shipment

A new shipment will be arriving in soon!!! The Mexican half of the Luna crew is loading up in Guadalajara and a shipment is about ready to make the long journey to us on the central coast. We will be re-stocked in all of our most popular items and have also designed many new furniture pieces to keep things fresh and interesting for all our loyal customers. We travel all throughout central and southern Mexico to bring you the most varied, high quality merchandise we can and this new load will be no exception.

Come in and see us or email us with any questions, interests or special requests.

Buying Trip Photos February 2010

Here are a collection of pictures from a recent buying trip in February. Most are taken in San Miguel De Allende, in the state of Guanajuato in Mexico. It is one of the most charming and lively cities in Mexico, known for excellent craft and pottery. The brightly colored dwellings aligning the cobblestone streets are home to boutique hotels, restaurants, eclectic shops and private residences. A beautiful place to visit, shop and even live, as it has become very popular relocation destination among Americans.

The few night photos at the end of the gallery are in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in the cities colonial district. These are historic government buildings and cathedrals. Guadalajara is Mexico’s second most populous city, and an important cultural center in Mexico.

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