(ABOVE) Scenes from the video: My friend Gail Theile and I at Terrazza before lunch (left) and (right) doing my closing for the video on my iPhone.
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December 7, 2017 / Video Post Notes
LUNCH AT TERRAZZO, NAPLES, AND MY WARM- OR COLD-WEATHER FALL/WINTER OOTD
The day I met my friends Gail and *CSG for lunch at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, it was in the lower 80s Fahrenheit. We had the same kind of temperatures today, and my navy cotton tee with a khaki pencil skirt and bare legs works well for that kind of weather.
If your temperatures are much cooler, you can get a similar but more winter-weather appropriate look by switching out the tee for a cashmere v-neck sweater, adding a light colored wool-blend skirt, nude hose/stockings, and a solid color wool coat or puffer. When it’s rainy or snowy, you can toss your pumps into your tote and wear a cute pair of all-weather boots until you get to your destination. I’ve listed options/links for both kinds of outfits at the bottom of the page, if you’re interested.
As for our visit to the resort, I was impressed right from the start with The Ritz-Carlton, Naples staff. The hotel is large, and I couldn’t remember the quickest route to get down to the Terrazza Restaurant, so Gail and I asked for directions at the Concierge desk. Instead of telling us where to go, Natalie Dadowski took us there–and she even let me film her with my iPhone as she led us through the hotel and outside to our destination (see the video at the bottom of this page). What a lovely girl!
For lunch, Gail chose the Corn Bisque, while Ellen and I each had the Leafy Greens Salad with Grilled Shrimp. As usual, I brought my homemade salad dressing (to avoid allergens), and we unanimously agreed we loved our choices.
As for ambience, I would have preferred to dine on the patio–it’s so pretty outside–but the temperature was not only warm but also humid, so we opted for inside in air-conditioning. As much as I enjoyed our lunch, I think the optimum time to visit this particular restaurant is in the evening. There is nothing like dining under the stars, while taking in gorgeous subtropical surroundings and twinkling lights. Plus, if it’s cold out, free-standing heaters are scattered about the patio to chase any possible chills away.
Speaking of chilly, it’s supposed to dip down to the low 60s Fahrenheit during the day this weekend. As much as I love our warm weather, I’m excited for cooler temperatures. It just feels so much more like the holidays.
Oh my gosh, I can’t believe Christmas is less than three weeks away!
Thank you, all of you, for taking the time to view my videos on Youtube and to visit my blog posts here. I so appreciate it!
~Janis Lyn Johnson
*CSG (Camera-Shy Girlfriend)
SCENES FROM THE VIDEO
(ABOVE) Driving up to the entrance of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples and (BELOW) an orchid arrangement inside the front entrance of the hotel.
(ABOVE) In the lobby, I asked at the concierge desk how to get to Terrazza, and Natalie Dadowski (BELOW) was kind enough to personally guide us.
(ABOVE) The Terrazza patio was inviting, but we chose to dine inside (in air-conditioning), since the temperature was in the low 80s Fahrenheit. (Photo courtesy The Ritz-Carlton, Naples)
(ABOVE) My friend Gail Theile and I at Terrazza.
(ABOVE) Corn Bisque and (BELOW) Leafy Greens Salad with Shrimp.
(ABOVE) Terrazza Restaurant, early evening. (Photo courtesy The Ritz-Carlton, Naples)
WHAT I WORE
TOP: Lily Pulitzer (Similar Cotton V-Neck Tee; Similar Cashmere V-Neck Sweater Halogen, Talbots) / SKIRT: Ann Taylor (Similar Cotton Khaki Skirt, Wool-Blend Herringbone Skirt, Wool-Blend Tweed Skirt).
BAG: Tory Burch , Cherry/Ivory, Was $599; Now $399 (Alternative Plaid, Flowers Tory Burch Totes; Alternative Plaid Burberry Here, Here; Plaid J. Crew Clutch, Talbots Plaid Crossbody) / SHOES: Trotters, N, M, Widths and 8 Colors Available (Alternative Black Suede Kitten Heel Talbots) / EARRINGS: Similar Splurge Lagos, Steal Nordstrom / WATCH: Michele / NECKLACE: (Similar Splurge Italian Gold, EternaGold, Ross-Simons; Similar Steal Lord & Taylor; Alternative Steal J. Crew) / EYEWEAR: Kate Spade.
MY MOISTURIZERS/MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)
FACE MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Face Lotion / LIPS/EYE AREA MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Shea Butter / FACE MAKEUP: 100% Pure Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation Powder, Creme and White Peach applied with BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush (also available here) / CHEEKS: Gabriel Vibrant Pink Powder Blush / LIPS: Gabriel Matte Cerise Lipstick with Zuzu Luxe Dolce Vita Lip Gloss / LASHES: 100% Pure Ultra-Lengthening Mascara, Black Tea.
WHAT GAIL WORE
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Halogen Black Cashmere V-Neck Sweater (On Sale, 14 Colors Available)
Halogen Blue Cashmere V-Neck Sweater (On Sale, 14 Colors Available)
Talbots Purple Passion Cashmere V-Neck Sweater (10 Colors Available)
Talbots Indigo-Blue Cotton V-Neck Tee (10 Colors Available)
Talbots Wine Cotton V-Neck Tee (10 Colors Available)
Kenneth Cole Wool-Blend Wrap Coat (3 Colors Available)
Talbots Hooded Down Puffer Coat (3 Colors Available)
Talbots Cotton Pencil Skirt (On Sale)
Tory Burch Woven Leather Tote (Originally $500, now $399)
Trotters Paulina Indigo-Blue Leather Kitten-Heel Pump (Narrow, Medium and Wide Widths; 8 Colors Available) This is the shoe I’m wearing.
Talbots Black-White Striped Cotton Flounce-Sleeve Tee (2 Colors Available)
Caslon Black-White Striped Cotton Long-Sleeve Tee (9 Colors Available, Some Solid)
J. Crew Cotton Blend Stretch Slim Crop Pant (On Sale; 5 Colors Available)
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