(ABOVE) Peachy-Pink is back for spring-summer 2023 and I love it paired with white, ivory, black, navy or as I show here, grey. It’s such a pretty, feminine shade. Even my sunglasses are pink!
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February 23, 2023 / Video Post Notes
LUNCH AT SANTE FE CAFE; MY DRESSY TROUSERS OOTD
A Cute Lunch Spot and Dealing with Food Allergens When Eating Out
My friend CSG* and I met for lunch at Sante Fe Cafe in Waterside Shops. It’s a cute spot, very casual, with lots of delicious looking breakfast options, sandwiches, salads, baked goods and more. Unfortunately, I cannot eat most of what is offered at any restaurant anymore, which is why I usually order lettuce with plain, unseasoned chicken, shrimp, wild caught salmon or a beef patty, so I can make a safe, allergen-free salad, with my own homemade salad dressing.
This time, I learned that I need to be much more clear in ordering. I requested a plain beef burger with no bun or seasoning, just a side of lettuce, but I must have forgotten to say I planned to make it into a salad, because I received a tiny side of romaine and onions and still got the bun. (Scroll down the page to see photographs of both CSG’s and my order, and my dressing recipe.) The beef patty was grilled exactly to my specification of medium well, so it was delicious; it just didn’t come with as much salad as I would have liked. Our server was so sweet, I’m sure she probably would have given me more lettuce had I asked, but I didn’t want to be any more fussy than I already felt I was, so I didn’t say anything.
You’d think after 11 years I’d have perfected the practice of how to order to avoid certain foods when eating out (most grains, soy, dairy, nuts, sugar, seed oils, preservatives, etc.), but I haven’t. I will say, however, that the staff at restaurants today are very accommodating–much more so than 11 years ago. Back then it seemed no one had allergies like me, and I felt even more uncomfortable than I do now, having to order the way I do. Now, servers do seem more used to it and are happy to help me, but I still feel so…fussy, picky, annoying… I would love to be “normal” and not make so many specific requests, but I have no choice. My health really does depend on it. I just have to make sure I’m very clear, because sometimes, evidently, I forget that people cannot read my mind. 🙂
How I Love A Dressy Trousers Outfit
The outfit I wore is another combination that I employ often for more formal days or date nights with my husband–heels with dressy trousers, a dressy top, and a refined cardigan. I love trousers with heels because they are so elegant and elongating (and I don’t have to worry about the condition of my legs that day). Even a little kitten heel pump–which I am wearing in this post–is enough to give a longer look to my legs. I’ve listed everything at the bottom of this post and included links.
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Janis Lyn Johnson
Classic-Style Lover. Happily Married. Born in 1960. Fan of Understated, Timeless Fashion and Healthy Living.
CSG* Camera-shy girlfriend
My Previous Posts:
Vlog: Louis Vuitton SLG’s in My Ralph Lauren RL Handbag; Striped Oxford Shirt, Ankle Jeans, Cardigan; Lunch Grain de Cafe, Naples, FL
Blog Post, YouTube Video
J.McLaughlin In-Store Try-Ons; What’s in My Louis Vuitton My LV World Tour Alma BB: My OOTD
Blog Post, YouTube Video
Vlog: Longchamp Le Pliage Cuir LGP XS Top Handle Bag, Denim Shirt, Jeans; Lunch Waterside Shops, Naples, FL / Classic Style Over 60
Blog Post, YouTube Video
Vlog: Longchamp Le Pliage Nylon Crossbody Bag, Oxford Cloth Shirt, Jeans OOTD; Shopping Whole Foods / Classic Preppy Style Over 60
Blog Post, YouTube Video
Makeup GRWM: Using Honest Beauty, Mineral Fusion, RMS Beauty / Clean, Classic Beauty Over 60
Blog Post, YouTube Video
Vlog: Ferragamo Pink Gancini Minibag and Scarf, Black Pants, White Tee, Lunch Waterside Shops, Naples, FL
Blog Post, YouTube Video
Scenes From The Video
(ABOVE) These sunglasses are from Warby Parker (Durand in Rose Water, narrow width). I was able to try them on, along with four other pairs, before buying them–the company pays for shipping to and from your home. I love that they offer a variety of styles in narrow, medium and wide widths. I bought the pair you see here and also Butler in Butterscotch Tortoise (narrow width).
(ABOVE) The new Hermes store was still under construction the day this was shot. It officially opened last week!
(ABOVE & BELOW) Sante Fe Cafe at Waterside Shops, Naples, Florida.
(ABOVE & BELOW) Sante Fe Cafe in Waterside Shops, Naples, Florida.
(ABOVE) At Sante Fe Cafe, my friend CSG ordered the Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken. (BELOW) Because of food allergies/intolerances I ordered an unseasoned burger patty with a side of lettuce. I don’t think I made it clear that I wanted to make it into a salad, because the kitchen still gave me the bun and only a tiny bit of lettuce. I made it work as it was, seasoning it with the salad dressing I brought along. (Dressing:2 tablespoons Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 tablespoon Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Pink Himalayan Salt to taste, carried in a 4-Ounce Glass Leak-Proof Bottle.)
(ABOVE & BELOW) In Fendi at Saks Fifth Avenue, I spotted the White Selleria Mini Peekaboo that I have been contemplating at Fendi on line for the last two years. Seeing it in person for the first time, I fell instantly in love. However, I still didn’t want to make an impulsive decision, so I went home and thought about it for a few hours. A few minutes before the store closed I called Janet, my sales associate at Fendi-Saks, and bought the bag. I love it because it’s distinctly casual and yet I feel I still can wear it with a pretty summer dress and delicate sandals–or with a light color sweater or puffer coat or puffer vest in the winter. If you are interested in this bag but don’t wish to pay the retail price, I recommend having a look at the Preloved Peekaboos at Fashionphile, which is a partner of Neiman Marcus. I bought my first Fendi Peekaboo there several years ago, in the medium size (see it in this Blog Post).
What I Wore
Inside My Bag
(ABOVE) I switched out the leather shoulder strap that came with my handbag and decided to use a Chain Shoulder Strap that was shorter (comes in a set of four different lengths). This was the perfect length for keeping the top handles of my handbag from rubbing against my grey pants. (I don’t want to get any color transfer on my handbag.)
(ABOVE) This Pink Zip Key Pouch is wonderful for protecting other items inside my handbag from getting scratched/ruined by keys. It also makes my keys easier to find in my bags. It’s large enough to hold my credit cards, cash, and coins, too.
(ABOVE) This Leather Zip Tassel Pouch is in the blush color; I also have it in black. It’s available in this small size and a larger size, but I prefer the small, because it fits in so many of my handbags. It’s perfect for corralling small items like lipsticks, a lip brush, mirror, tissue, etc.
(ABOVE) Although the Pink Zippered Card Case is currently sold out, there still are a very pretty Grey Croc Embossed Leather Card Case and Nude Saffiano Leather Zippered Card Case (BELOW). The company will monogram them free of charge. Plus, if you use my Coupon Code, JLJ15, you will save 15% off your entire purchase.
(ABOVE) Chanel Miroir Double Facettes/Mirror Duo and (BELOW) Gold Dual-Ended Retractable Lip Brush.
(ABOVE) Honest Beauty Creme Cheek + Lip Color, Rose Pink (at Ulta, Amazon, Target). I wore this on my cheeks and lips. It’s moisturizing on it’s own, but to make it look a bit more glossy on my lips I added Lawless Forget The Filler Lip Plumper Line-Smoothing Gloss in Rosy Outlook (Sephora). I also dabbed a tiny bit of Triple Purified, 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly onto cheeks and cheekbones as highlighter (Amazon, Target).
Gabriel Dual Powder Foundation, Medium Beige
Honest Beauty Creme Cheek + Lip Color, Rose Pink (Ulta, Amazon, Target)
Sigma F80 Air Flat Kabuki Brush, for applying/stippling cheek color sparingly onto cheeks and cheekbones
Gold Dual-Ended Retractable Lip Brush, for lining and filling-in lips with lip color
Lawless Forget The Filler Lip Plumper Line-Smoothing Gloss in Rosy Outlook, Clean at Sephora Seal (Sephora)
Mineral Fusion Eye Pencil, Touch (Target, Amazon)
Sigma E21 Smudge Brush, to smudge liner on lid and under lower eyelashes (Neiman Marcus)
RMS Beauty Un-Powder Powder, for setting eyeliner (Amazon)
Honest Beauty Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer in One (Ulta, Amazon)
Set of Four Portable Eyelash Combs, Pink, to comb out mascara
Vaseline Triple Purified, 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, applied to cheeks and cheekbones as highlighter (Amazon, Target)
Nourish Organic Shea Butter, I rotate this with petroleum jelly (Amazon)
1-Ounce Glass Jars (Set of 6), for storing Petroleum Jelly, Shea Butter, Etc. (Amazon)
(I am 5’8” tall, size XS or 0-2 in most tops, size 2 or S in most pants, and size 26 in most jeans, size 9.5-10 in most shoes)
CARDIGAN: Halogen, pink smoke, old; similar cardigan here / TOP: here / TROUSERS: ivory, navy, black here (similar grey Side-Zip Seasonless Trousers, Stretch Flannel Pinstripe Trousers, Stretch Italian Wool Trousers) / UNDIES: Sheer NVPL Smoothing Shapewear
EYEWEAR: wide-med-narrow widths, here / BAG: Louis Vuitton Rose Ballerine Verni Alma BB (preloved Fashionphile) / CHAIN SHOULDER STRAP: here (pack of four, varying lengths) / ZIPPERED LEATHER CARD CASE: grey croc here, nude saffiano here (free monogram; use code JLJ15 to save 15% off entire purchase) / ZIPPERED POUCH: here, size small, can be monogrammed (many colors, 2 sizes available) / PINK ZIP KEY POUCH: here / SHOES: leather, wide-med-narrow widths, here
RING: Boucheron (similar Saks Fifth Avenue; preloved Fashionphile)
My MAKEUP (Clean Ingredients)
FACE: Gabriel Dual Powder Foundation (Medium Beige) / CHEEKS: Honest Beauty Creme Cheek + Lip Color, Rose Pink (Ulta, Amazon, Target)/ EYES: Mineral Fusion Eye Pencil in the color Touch (at Target, Amazon); smudged the line on eyelid and under lower lashes with the Sigma E21 Smudge Brush (at Neiman Marcus); set with RMS Beauty Un-Powder Powder (Nordstrom, Amazon) / LASHES: Honest Beauty Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer in One (At Ulta, Amazon)/ LIPS: Honest Beauty Creme Cheek + Lip Color, Rose Pink (Ulta, Amazon, Target) / CHEEKBONES HIGHLIGHTER: Triple Purified 100% Petroleum Jelly (Amazon, Target)
(ABOVE) If you are seeing this message, then I have published the video and it should be appearing above. However, if for some reason the video isn’t appearing above–and you have refreshed your page and cleared your cache–you also can view the video at my JLJ Back To Classic Channel on YouTube.
4-Ounce Glass Leak-Proof Bottle, for carrying salad dressing, pack of 12
Sunglasses, Rose Water (wide, med, narrow widths)
Boucheron Quatre Classique Large 18-karat yellow, white, and rose gold diamond ring (similar Saks Fifth Avenue, preloved Fashionphile
Seasonless Ruffle Top, White (many colors, prints available)
Seasonless Side-Zip Trousers, Ivory (also black, navy)
Side-Zip Seasonless Trousers, Grey
Stretch Flannel Pinstripe Trousers, Grey
Stretch Italian Wool Trousers, Grey
Sheer NVPL Smoothing Shapewear
Black Kitten Heel Pumps (narrow, medium, wide widths)
I love your pink and gray, it flows so nicely and suits you well. I hope you enjoy your bag, it should go well with your wardrobe.
The area you were in is very pretty, thank you for showing it to us!
Thank you, Catherine, for taking the time to read my post and leave your comment🌸💕
Always wonderful to see an email saying that you have posted a new video.
Love the pink!! It’s so soft and flattering.
I thought of you last weekend.. we were in Pittsburgh visiting our youngest daughter who is still in school there.
Stayed in an area called “Bakery Square” which is where the old Nabisco factory was and now is a lovely mix of shops and restaurants and a hotel.
Thanks for posting! Have a great day.
Oh my gosh, Claudia… You bring back such clear memories for me. When we first moved to Pittsburgh, my first year of school there was at the Ellis school in 1970. I was in the fifth grade. The Ellis athletic field behind the school was two buildings away from the Nabisco factory, which you now describe as Bakery Square. I remember so vividly standing out on that field and smelling the delicious smell of Ritz crackers in the air. There was a large sign on the factory that I could see from the field, so I always assumed the smell was coming from the factory. That was 53 years ago! Thank you for letting me know what the factory is now. How wonderful that it became a lovely place for people to visit.
I absolutely adore that my post about “Bakery Square” brought back such a delightful memory for you!!
I forwarded what you wrote to my daughter.
Pittsburgh is truly such a special city.. so much to love about it. The beauty.. the people.. the bridges.. the culture.. the food.. the neighborhoods..
I can see why you remember it so fondly.
My daughter just told me that she lives right by the Ellis School (on Howe Street) and she actually passed by the athletic field today.
What a funny coincidence!
Love, love your site…fun, informative and well put together.
Cc, Thank you so much!
Great to see you in sunny Florida! Hope you and hubby are doing well! I’m so sorry that you were made to feel like a fussy, picky guest at this restaurant. I will share this with you. I have dealt with eating disorders my whole life. I’ve been up and down with my weight because of it. I’ve also have had to be very clear as to what I ordered in restaurants. In my case, on rare occasions, I would send my food back. I have the highest respect for wait staff. I expect to be treated in kind. It’s very simple; hear what I ask for and write it down. This eliminates being uncomfortable on both ends. Done! I love your outfit! Pink, gray and white is a stunning combination! You look beautiful (as always)! Pink is my absolute favorite color! I think we all look better in pink! The bag is you and well worth the price! Enjoy it! Boston is snowing and very cold🌬. I love the four seasons but not anything extreme! Enjoy the weekend! Stay safe and be well. Love and light, your friend Sarah
Hi, Sarah! I have to say the server here didn’t make me feel like a fussy guest, but I just felt that way. She was actually so sweet and helpful. But you are right in that we have to be very clear when we have health-related issues regarding some foods. I hope you are having a nice end of the week–and pretty weather. Love and light back ~ Janis
I would love to see a video devoted to your entire handbag collection! It would make me feel less guilty! I never seem to have enough of them.
Lin, thank you for letting me know this topic interests you. I appreciate it!
Hello Janis, I too have very similar issues and problems when going to a restaurant, I always make sure I speak to the waitress kindly but firmly, and that they acknowledges my order, even then the cook sometimes goes into automatic pilot when he cooks. It is time that this world accepts that we are not all the same and that we should be accepted and accommodated, after all we are the customer that keeps them in business. You are not being ‘fussy” if it is a matter of good health—you deserve to love yourself thru this experience so don’t give up or feel bad. Wishing you the best on your journey to good health!
Nancy, what great advice: making sure the server heard me correctly, or understood what I was trying to explain. Thank you! Also, thank you for saying I’m not being fussy. I appreciate it!! Wishing you the best on your journey to good health, too!
As always a chic classy post , well you are the chic and the classy and a lovely
person too. Hey thanks for taking us out and about like you always used too.
We are just coming into Spring in U.K. daffs , crocuses and I still have the
beautiful delicate Snowdrop in border too. Thing is it’s still chilly, so when
you takes us out and about in sunny Florida I can feel the warmth , both in
you and the weather. I look forward to some warmth here in U.K. so I can wear
a cardigan and pretty blouse to go out instead of a shapeless Parka.
It’s great to have you back Janis and thank you for a lovely post, it always
cheers me up.
Pamela from Wales UK. XX
Pamela, thank you for letting me know you enjoy my vlogs around Naples. I appreciate knowing that, because some people don’t like vlogs. I love love to watch them on Youtube and see them in blogs, but not everyone does. Wishing you gorgeous weather in the UK!