Willis & Bennett in Arroyo Grande

Being a 33 year resident of the Central Coast I can remember when The Village was remembered for it’s quaint Branch Street architecture, suspension bridge and annual festivals. A transformation occurred over the past several years and where it used to be primarily filled with antique shops and mom-and-pop style restaurants. Nearly nine years ago the Village welcomed Willis and Bennett Furniture and Decor for the Home and its owners Julie and Greg. After that the Village has become quite diverse with new restaurants and shops popping up all of the time. I would like to say that Willis and Bennett had a hand in showing folks a quality boutique could thrive!

Located in a quaint storefront that extends all the way through and opens to an enclosed porch facing the Gazebo and Bridge, Julie and Greg hand select the gifts, furnishings and home accents from around the world. As a result you will find things like one-of-a-kind jewelry at affordable price points, glassware, sandals, monogrammed canvas bags, armoires, dining tables, love seats, benches and SO much more. When you visit, don’t rush through. There are too many things to miss if you walk to quickly!

This is one of my go-to stops for girlfriend birthday gifts that are distinctive and unlike anything I might find in SLO County. I can also, surprisingly, always find something for my mom — even though her taste tends to the ultra-modern — there are many pieces that can acclimate to any decor. At Christmas time the store is a treasure trove of beautiful decor items and ornaments that I like to leave out all year long they are so unique and exquisite! As previous reviewers have mentioned, this boutique is one that cannot be over-looked on a visit to anywhere in the Five Cities. And like I said, take your time! Every corner, every shelf, and all but a narrow path through the store are filled with items you just won’t want to skip!

Willis & Bennett

(805) 474-6300
129 Olohan Alley
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

 

Ashlea Boyer

Ashlea Boyer: Is a native of Pismo Beach, having moved here from South Lake Tahoe when she was just four years old. An Alumni of Arroyo Grande High School, she then attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating with a degree in English Literature. After college, she spent 5 successful years working her way up to Management Editor of a national fitness magazine in Southern California, working for two of the three largest West Coast publishing houses. Ashlea return to the Central Coast for her wedding and stayed raise her family. She joined the family business in 2004 and began leading the Pismo Beach Homes Team with her Mother, Kathi Foster in real estate. Ashlea has been a leading real estate agent in the Pismo Beach area for 10 years, and has developed a strong client following in the area based on her dedication to our community and outstanding customer service. Our team, The Pismo Beach Homes Team, has been awarded the Quadruple Gold level awards consistently over the past 5 years with Keller Williams Realty. She has been named more than once as the "Agent of the Quarter". In 2011, Ashlea was presented with the "Top 20 Under 40" award by the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation for my professional excellence and profound commitment to the community. Ashlea lives in Arroyo Grande, California with her husband and son and she enjoy running on the beach, volunteering, pilates, snowboarding and the occasional scuba diving. She's active in many industry, community service and non-profit organizations and serves on the board of the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach, the Clark Center for the Performing Arts, and other community non-profit organizations. 

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