Monday, March 7, 2011

Napa Love

Hello from the Napa Valley! It's Spring Break for me so we made the trek from IL to CA to spend the week with my wonderful Fam. We started the week off right with an amazing Napa yuppie afternoon which made me a very happy gal :-)

Ryan, my mom, and my grandma and I all met for lunch at the Napa General Store (my fave) and then stopped by Sweetie Pies for coffee and tea.

Then Ryan and I went on the river walk down a ways to go to my all time favorite store Betty's Girl <3 Kim at Betty's Girl has been a long time friend and provider of all things vintage for me for sooo many years. Her little vintage boutique just changed locations so we had to stop by and check out the new place! Kim provided me with almost all of my wardrobe while I was living in Napa since I was about 16- All school dances and my Prom were vintage dresses from there, as well as wedding attire. Love. her. so. much.

I just got a little goodie from her today- a 1940's silk scarf (I want fun things to wear on my head) and it is so beautiful!

So that has been my day so far :-) we're having a dinner party tonight with some more family (the party never end while we're home in CA it seems like). And then tomorrow we're going to my most favorite city in the whole world (and I have been to some freakishly awesome cities...) San Francisco!!!! And what's even better about this trip to the City is that my brother in law just moved there so we get to hang out with him and then bring him back to Napa with us :) Love love love <3


  1. Hey Elyse!

    I hope you had a good time with you family out here on your spring break:0) Looking forward to seeing you in April!

    Michael and I have been working on a project and I wanted to share it with you before I posted it on my blog. Please feel free to share it with anyone you might think would be interested. We're trying to get our name out there, so if you know anyone (especially northern californians), please spread the word! We'd love to hear feedback, suggestions, etc., too!

  2. Hi darling. I'm glad you guys have a cozy apartment of your own to call home. It must feel really good!
    We're getting ready to plant a veggie garden (I just planted my flower garden) and build a simple compost. So easy and fun! The book I referenced in my last blog entry is so wonderful and non-intimidating. I highly recommend it!
    Hopefully I'll see you soon! I'll be up in Lincoln on 4/27 I believe, but in Springfield most days. I'll call you so we can meet up in the best place for you!

    Love you, muffin.