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Serena ~🍦food 🌎 travel πŸŽ‰ life  πŸ—½#NYC β€’ πŸ›« Jetsetter β€’ 🍭 Blogger 🐢 Mom to @tobytheshelterpup *Views expressed are my own. Latest post:

So I totally got one of the @magnoliabakery royal wedding cupcakes 🀣. I normally wouldn't (and I'm a little disappointed they only had engagement ring πŸ’ decorations vs the tiara πŸ‘‘ I had seen on Magnolia's Instagram if I'm being COMPLETELY honest 😜) but after having just returned from London and seeing how excited everyone was there for the upcoming nuptials, I felt this cupcake appropriate πŸ˜‰. Plus, it's lemon πŸ‹- which is my favorite dessert flavor! I'll be eating this tomorrow accompanied by my @fortnums wedding bouquet blend tea on the couch...though probably not at 4am πŸ•“ (DVR is set!). Will you be watching?

I picked up this dress because it amused me but I admit I'm kinda obsessed with it now πŸ™„ #oops #justbrowsing
Photo cred @weinwoman

Lovely stay at @thegoring thus far, kicked off by the gentleman who greeted me as he opened the taxicab door and cracked a joke as he led me to the front desk. It was just what I needed after the trans-Atlantic flight! It helps that the weather has been agreeable as well - no complaints here 😊 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

I tend to travel light no matter how long the trip - I'm paranoid about being separated from my bag! (Its happened multiple times to me before; I have bad bag luck ☹). Are you a carry-on or checked bag traveler?

I'm the luckiest dog Mom! 🐢 @tobytheshelterpup came through with this lovely πŸ’ bouquet from @thebouqsco. Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there! And ❀❀❀ to those who have lost mothers, long to be mothers, or are mothers-in-kind to those who need moms. You are celebrated as well ❀

A photo of a painting almost never captures the beauty of the painting itselfπŸ–Œ - as is the case here, with this quick snap from the @museeorangerie I took during my Paris visit this past February. The Museum itself is not massive. However, it's one of my favorites in Paris as it features Monet's panoramic water lillies paintings in two large elliptical rooms. If you ever find yourself in Paris, I highly recommend checking out the MusΓ©e de l'Orangerie 😊🍊

Heading to London next week for Harry and Meghan's wedding. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Kidding! My invitation must be stuck in the mail somewhere. But I *am* heading over for a super short work trip. I'm going to try to remember NOT to pack my @fortnums preserves in my carryon this time #confiscated #saddestdayever 😭

Whenever I go to Chinatown, especially as the designated "food orderer," I usually venture within the same 6 block radius or so. The food is familiar (dim sum! Soup dumplings! Barbecued meats!), the dialects somewhat understandable (granted my bar is pretty low as I'm only fluent in "food ordering Cantonese"), and I'm surrounded by a mix of tourists, New Yorkers visiting from other neighborhoods (like myself), and the occasional Chinatown resident. But when I'm wandering solo, I like to venture a bit further out (or in?), where I might encounter hand pulled noodles, stuffed fish meatballs, actual Chinatown residents, and unfamiliar spices and groceries. It's my own foray into a world that's a little less familiar 😊

Uh oh - looks like someone got to these early 😜! I admit I'm a cupcake traditionalist - my favorite is yellow cake with vanilla buttercream. What's your favorite combo?

Little by little, the new place is coming together. While we may slowly swap out some furniture, we're not in any rush! In the meantime, we refreshed the living room with this new rug 😊

I never thought I'd be the type to have shell decor 🐚 (If you've ever seen My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you know what I'm talking about 😁) - and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. But we have some beautiful ones we've collected on trips, and I thought I'd give this a try instead of letting them languish in a storage box. There are others as well, but I don't want to go TOO overboard at once! Hmmmm, still deliberating on this one. Thoughts? Suggestions? (And for fellow shell enthusiasts, those are Atlantic Fig Snails, Banded Tulips, Lightning Whelks, and Florida Fighting Conchs) 😊

Sooo - this is NOT the Greek Islands πŸ‡¬πŸ‡·. In fact, this is the exact opposite of the world from the Greek Islands (literally - did you know you could look up the exact opposite side of the world of a place? The internet is amazing), in Bora Bora πŸ‡΅πŸ‡«. BUT - we are going to Santorini and Mykonos at the end of this month, and I am SO EXCITED!! Taking any suggestions of things to do and places to eat. Counting down the days!! 😊❀

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