(Vlog) Classic Fashion Over 40-50: Lunch With Friends at Fish Restaurant, Village on Venetian Bay, Naples, Florida, and What I Wore


(ABOVE) At The Village on Venetian Bay, just before the rain began. Summer is coming!

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May 25, 2017 / Video Post Notes

When Synchronicity Gives Me Blue and Orange

I wish I could say I was smart enough to have planned it, but the truth is, I didn’t even know what I had done until a waiter said, “You match the tables.”

I was at Fish Restaurant in The Village on Venetian Bay, taking an iPhone video before meeting Gail and *CSG for lunch. Looking at the patio, I could see he wasn’t joking:  I matched the placemats, napkins and chairs, even down to the exact shade of orange and blue. Oh, for goodness sake.

Talk about a perfect photo opportunity. (You can see it at the bottom of this page.) Thank you, synchronicity!

I love synchronicity, that amazing unknown something that creates special coincidences. Sometimes the events are fairly small, like in this situation, but they also can be enormous–like when I was saved from a car crash (more on that another time).

I’m grateful for every one of them, because they let me know something powerful is at play, and if I pay attention it can help me–even if it’s just to experience a happy moment.

I feel blessed when I have that.

Hope you have a synchronicity in your life, too–today or sometime soon.


~Janis Lyn Johnson

*CSG: Camera-shy girlfriend

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(ABOVE) After spending about an hour and a half exploring The Village on Venetian Bay–and filming my outfit in humid, mid-80s Fahrenheit weather–those water spouts looked inviting!

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(ABOVE& BELOW) Pratt’s Shoe Salon, with locations in the Third Street South Shopping area and at The Village on Venetian Bay–a Naples institution since 1975.

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(ABOVE & BELOW)  Fish RestaurantThe Village on Venetian Bay.

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Clouds began to roll in.

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Our plans had been to sit outside by the water, but after we started feeling raindrops, we switched to indoors. (It was hot out, anyway, so the air conditioning was a welcome relief.)

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(ABOVE) Our view out the window just before and (BELOW) during the downpour.

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(ABOVE) *CSG ordered the Margherita Flatbread, which came with a side salad.

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(ABOVE) Gail had the Chicken Salad Sandwich on a bun, which came with a side of tomato salad and chips.

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(ABOVE) This particular salad combination wasn’t on the menu, but the chef kindly made it up for me to accommodate my food restrictions. For additional protein, I supplemented with raw, sprouted pistachios when I got home. (BELOW) The homemade dressing I carry with me. For where I buy these four-ounce, leak-proof bottles, see item list below.


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(ABOVE) *CSG used my iPhone to film Gail and me at our table. (Gail had about had enough of my camera by now!)

What Gail Wore





What I Wore








(ABOVE) Oh my gosh, I still can’t get over how funny it was that I matched the Fish Restaurant patio decor!



(ABOVE & BELOW) Gabriel Mocha Ice Lip Gloss


WHAT I WORE (Clothing)

TOP: Tommy Hilfiger (Similar Last CallTalbots) / SKIRT: Talbots.

WHAT I WORE (Jewelry/Accessories)

Hat: Sun & Fun Lifeguard Hat / BAG: Tory Burch (Similar Nordstrom; Alternative Rebecca Minkoff…I have this Bag and Cut/Cropped the Fringe!) / SHOES: Personalized Leather Sandal (Similar, No Initials, Jack RogersPalm Beach Sandal; Alternative Talbots) / WATCH: Michael KorsAudrina (Alternative Tortoise Nordstrom) / LINK BRACELET: Talbots / Bangle: Talbots (Similar) / EYEWEAR: Kate Spade.

MY MOISTURIZERS/MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

FACE MOISTURIZER: Miessence / LIPS/EYE AREA MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Shea Butter / FACE MAKEUP: Zuzu Gluten-Free Dual Powder Foundation D-7 and D-24 applied with BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush (also available here / CHEEKS: Gabriel Apricot Powder Blush  / LIPS: Gabriel Mocha Ice Lip Gloss / LASHES: 100% Pure Ultra-Lengthening Mascara, Black Tea

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TOP: Ralph Lauren (Also Similar) / PANT: Gap (Similar TalbotsNordstrom, NYDJ) / WATCH: Stauer / STERLING BEAD BRACELET: Tiffany (Similar Ultra Fine; Alternative David Yurman) / BANGLE: David Yurman.


SALAD DRESSING BOTTLE: Glass, Leak-Proof, 4 oz. (Some links in this post are affiliates. More information here.) 

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By |2018-09-03T12:28:59-04:00May 25th, 2017|Classic Fashion Over 40, What I Wore|5 Comments

About the Author:

Janis Lyn Johnson is a happily married SW Floridian and Texas-born (1960) fan of timeless style and healthy living.


  1. Rose May 29, 2017 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Enjoyed this vlog so much,we wanted to see sweet lady gail always again 🙂 I’am very happy to see her.Take a another video again with gail please.She seem so kind lady like you.
    This restaurant is very nice,this is my another fav place like janes cafe 🙂
    The weather and tree so beautiful.Your hat is amazing,I say it everytime and your outfit looks so comfortable.You’re so so elegant lovely janis.
    Have a wonderfull day~

    • JLJ May 30, 2017 at 12:29 pm - Reply

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Rose! Thank you for coming back to my blog to have a look. Gail is definitely a sweetie. I’m so grateful she does some of my blogs with me. 🙂 I appreciate you taking the time to say hi and leave your message! Thank you again and you have a wonderful day, too! Cheers ~ Janis

      • Rose May 31, 2017 at 6:45 am - Reply

        That would be so great 🙂
        Does she have her blog?
        I forgot to say,please write blog posts about few beautiful houses,it’s been a long time,these kind of blogs also wonderfull.
        And more,I watch all your vlogs and videos.I’am very happy when I see new video and blog post from you.They’re so relaxing to watch,especially your vlogs and bloopers 🙂 this new feature is very pretty.
        I often look at your lovely blog janis,you are so elegant lady,pretty and beautiful.You’re so kind inside and out.
        Hope one day we’ll meet face to face in real.The people who have you,they are very lucky 🙂
        Thanks for sharing your life!
        Have a wonderfull day~

        • JLJ May 31, 2017 at 10:34 am - Reply

          Gail doesn’t have a blog at this time, but I’ll be sure to let her know you asked about it! You have a wonderful day, too, and thank you again, Rose! Cheers ~ Janis

  2. Mollie M. July 5, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    I enjoy your blogs Janis. You always look so well put together. How do you keep so slim?
    Hope to recieive your posts in the future..

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