(ABOVE) I shoot my outfit before leaving for lunch with two friends I’ve not seen in ages.

For Video of My Visit to Brambles and What I Wore, Scroll To The Bottom of This Page

The weather is starting to feel like a true Florida winter. Yesterday it was in the 60s and, as I write this, it is cloudy and raining.  But several days ago, when the whether was still gorgeous, I met two friends I haven’t seen in ages at Brambles English Tea Room and Gift Shop in downtown Naples.

I first started going there in, I think it was the early 2000s.  I would take my notebook, sit by myself in a corner, and work on one of my essays as I ate my lunch and then enjoyed a pot of tea and a scone with yummy clotted cream and preserves.  Of course, today I no longer have the scone.  (I don’t eat sugar or most grains due to health issues. See more here.)  But I enjoy Brambles nonetheless.  They have beautiful tasty salads and endless pots of tea, both of which I can have, thank goodness!

It’s tucked at the end of a lushly planted courtyard off of Fifth Avenue South in Olde Naples, and is such a lovely place to see, inside and out; I feel quite indulged whenever I’m there. ~Janis Lyn Johnson

P.S. To view the post of an outfit shoot I did in the Brambles courtyard several months ago, click here.


CLOTHING…TEE: Ann Taylor (Similar Talbots) / SKIRT: Premise Studio (Similar J. Crew or Nordstrom) / WATCH: Michael Kors / ACCESSORIES…BOOTS: Etienne Aigner  (Similar Nordstrom or Zappos.com) / TIGHTS: Via Spiga / BAG: Kate Spade / MY MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)…FACE: 100% Pure, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel Color, Vibrant Pink / LIPS: Hemp Organics/Colorganics, Ruby, and Zuzu Luxe, Lipgloss, Cosmopolitan / EYELIDS: Gabriel Color, Eye Shadow, Charcoal / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)


(ABOVE) One of the many pretty tea-related items available for sale in the Brambles Gift Shop. (BELOW) I take a spin in my fun skater skirt.




Video Of My Visit to Brambles and What I Wore