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Lagos, Portugal. This was such a beautiful place to lay out and soak in the sun.

Sienna in the Tuscan countryside of Italy. Gorgeous....and the food was out of this world (especially the gelato!)

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Green Bay Botanical Garden - Love this place - it's gorgeous!