Trying new things relieves stress

Happy Tuesday!  Let’s discuss how trying new things relieves stress!

At the end of last week, I was a bit stressed and in considerable pain.  The extreme weather aggravated my sciatic nerve and it has been a challenge.

However, before the winter storm I agreed to review a new restaurant in San Antonio.

Though in pain and stressed from the week, I decided it would be good for me and Mr. B to keep the reservation and see my commitment through.

However, I am so glad we did…it was a breath of fresh air to go out and try something new.

TRYING NEW STYLE

Trying new things relieves stress

I wrote recently that I want to give florals a chance this spring, and I had already ordered a couple of floral tops. 

I have been wearing this combo often lately….a blazer, print top, and denim with ballet flats.  It is a type of uniform for me because I feel confident in it.

I saw this Calvin Klein floral top online at Dillard’s and ordered it to try….and I really like it!   I am wearing it with my Eileen Fisher blazer, Talbot’s jeggings, and Clark Ballet Flats. 

I like the feminine detail at the collar with the bow, and the colors of blues and greens on black. This is a keeper.  (My top is the first one in the slideshow below)

I am stepping quietly into floral, but just putting on a new top relieved some stress and put a smile on my face!

Here is a slide show with this print in several options, a little for plus size and petites and some great sale pieces.  In fact, if you go to DILLARDS SALE AND CLEARANCE, there are some great finds there.

TRYING NEW PLACES

Trying new things relieves stress

Bovino’s Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse and Seafood only opened last month in San Antonio at The Shops at La Cantera.  

The decor and outdoor dining is lovely…well, even the restroom is gorgeous.  I was most impressed with the excellent customer service from hostess to servers to manager.

And, the care given for safe dining was exceptional.

TRYING NEW FOODS

Trying new things relieves stress

I was not prepared for the amazing experience I had there where I was able to try so many new foods.

Octopus….new Brazillian spices…paella…specialty cooked bone tacos…grilled pineapple…and every experience was better than the last.

I highly recommend this place…but go very hungry!  The Gourmet Salad Bar is worth a dinner date alone.

Mr. B is asking how they did the pineapple…it was soooooo good!  

Trying new things relieves stress

He elected to go with a specialty bourbon drink made at our table complete with smoke….and I elected to go with the fabulous Chocolate Soufflé for dessert.

Trying New things relieves stress

Trying a new style and a new place and new foods was the perfect way to get a difficult week off my mind and keep me smiling. 

Escaping for just a few minutes does wonders for me!

I highly recommend trying new things to relieve your stress…..I will hang my Patricia Nash Handbag there any day!

Trying new places relieves stress

Would anyone like to share a new experience which has helped you find a little joy in the past year?  Please do…..and always….

KEEP SMILING!!

By Pamela Lutrell

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