Try shooting your spring collection when it’s 30 degrees in New York! That’s not happening. With the help of family, an iPhone, and sparkling wine, we got some beautiful shots of our Spring 2020 collection and the gorgeous Santa Barbara views.
As always, I only travel with a carry on size bag. Less is always more when I roll up a few wrinkle-free Leota dresses, 2-3 shoes (including flats), lipstick, a jogging outfit (wishful thinking), and my curly hair stuff (any girl who lived through the 80’s knows what I’m talking about).
I turn every family trip into a Leota photo shoot and this was no different! With an outdoor wood fired oven, we created a week-long pizza test kitchen. This is also one of the greatest regions for wine tasting. We rented bikes (the partially electric ones where you don’t have to pedal), marveled at the golden sunsets, and enjoyed our family time.
Of course, we wanted to move there by the end of our week and have a 5-year plan to ditch Brooklyn for the west coast.