This past weekend I headed up to Napa to celebrate a friend’s birthday at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. We took a Blacklane town car up for the day, which was absolutely lovely. I was thinking of wearing a maxi dress (because maxi dresses are practically synonymous with Napa), but the warmer weather called for something lighter, and I’ve been waiting for a chance to wear this little romper that I bought from a cute boutique on South Congress in Austin. It was a gorgeous day and we spent Sunday dipping in the pool, relaxing in our cabana, sipping wine, and exploring the grounds. I fully realize how obnoxiously bougie that just sounded, but it was a special treat and a wonderful way to celebrate the birthday girl. The winery also has props from Coppola’s movies sprinkled throughout the place, and I couldn’t stop giggling when I saw the Godfather’s desk, because I know my dad had snuck back there with some friends late at night when no one was looking, and sat at the chair quoting lines from the movie. *insert my dad’s interpretation of an Italian accent here* “What have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully?”
Elise Armitage is an entrepreneur and founder of What The Fab, a travel + lifestyle blog based in California. At the beginning of 2019, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams: being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday. Since then, she’s launched her SEO course Six-Figure SEO, where she teaches bloggers how to create a passive revenue stream from their website using SEO. Featured in publications like Forbes, Elle, HerMoney, and Real Simple, Elise is a firm believer that you can be of both substance and style.