Written and styled by Judy Foreman
Photographed by Cara Robbins
The romantic and botanical beauty of Montecito’s historic landmark Casa del Herrero was the ideal location for Seasons’ summer fashion shoot with exercise entrepreneur Jenny Schatzle and her new husband, Santa Barbara paramedic Connor Borum. Fresh off their wedding weekend, the spirit of romance and fun was still in the air.
The Jenny Schatzle Program (211 W. Carrillo St., 805/845-6700, jennyschatzle.com) she is famous for is a six-week fitness, nutrition and life motivation program designed to not just change your body, but also change your life. Her daily classes, which are about keeping it casual, high energy and fun, match the enthusiasm that Jenny and Connor brought to the scouting process and their day in front of the camera.
Stepping outside their work wardrobes and busy schedules, both the Casa’s beauty and serenity and photographer Cara Robbins’ ace shooting style allowed Jenny and Connor to ignore the camera and let us eavesdrop on their romantic afternoon at this gorgeous estate. Their “out on the town” clothing features quintessential summer accessories, colors, prints and silhouettes that capture a timeless moment where romance meets fashion—all framed by the beauty of the gardens, fountains and George Washington Smith-designed private patios. It was one of those perfect Santa Barbara afternoons that remind us why we all love to live here.
You too can visit Casa del Herrero…
on Jun. 5, when the National Historic Landmark hosts Plein Air & Beyond, featuring 17 prominent Santa Barbara artists in a unique fundraising exhibit. This scenic and fun event takes place from 4–7 p.m. at Casa del Herrero, 1387 East Valley Rd. For more information, please call 805/565-5653, or visit casadelherrero.com.
This story was originally published in the Summer 2016 issue of Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine.