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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
(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!
(ABOVE & BELOW) Clouds began to roll in.
(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.)
(ABOVE) Our view out the window just before and (BELOW) during the downpour.
(ABOVE) *CSG ordered the Margherita Flatbread, which came with a side salad.
(ABOVE) Gail had the Chicken Salad Sandwich on a bun, which came with a side of tomato salad and chips.
(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.
(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)
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 Rogers, Palm Beach Sandal; Alternative Talbots) / WATCH: Michael Kors, Audrina (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.
WHAT GAIL WORE
TOP: Ralph Lauren (Also Similar) / PANT: Gap (Similar Talbots, Nordstrom, NYDJ) / WATCH: Stauer / STERLING BEAD BRACELET: Tiffany (Similar Ultra Fine; Alternative David Yurman) / BANGLE: David Yurman.