Disney Dream

This past November, my family and I got to live the dream for a week. The Disney dream. Yep, you guessed it! We got to go to Disney World!

And this is where we got to stay…

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We stayed at the Art of Animation Resort in the Radiator Springs section, and I have to say it was the coolest one there.

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This is our home for the next week!

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It was an exact replica of Radiator Springs.

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As you can see, we had way too much fun here.

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Elephant Graveyard in the Lion King section of the Resort
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Dinglehopper in the Little Mermaid section of the Resort

 

The Art of Animation also had many of the concept art in the main lobby.

And the fab resort is just the beginning…

 

Day 1: Magic Kingdom/Arrival

 

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Panorama of Main Street

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Gaston’s Tavern

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Ariel’s Under The Sea ride

Kiss the girl 😘

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Meeting Ariel in her Grotto

(My Seashell shirt is from AdorkableApparel.com)

 

Day 2: Magic Kingdom

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Eating at the Crystal Palace with Hundred Acre Wood friends.

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Prince Eric’s Castle

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Tangled Village

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Day 3: Animal Kingdom

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Waiting for our bus.

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Pumba

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Day 4: Hollywood Studios

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My lil’bro in Jedi training!

Jayden in Jedi Training today!

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Buzz Lightyear shooting ride

Daddy's star wars ears are 👌🏼

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T-Rex Restaurant in Disney Springs

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Day 5: Magic Kingdom

Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train

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Enchanted Tales with Belle

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Under the Castle

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Inside the Castle

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Jasmine
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Ariel
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Space Mountain
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Elsa & Anna lit up the castle for the Christmas Party!

Elsa lighting up the castle tonight

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Day 5: Epcot

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Breakfast at the Be Our Guest Restaurant

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The Ballroom
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The West Wing
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The Enchanted Rose

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It truly was a magical time!

xoxo,

xoxo-M

Welcome to New York

My senior year of high school, I went on a trip with my chorus group to none other than New York City. I had always wanted to see the place that inspired so many and it was incredible. NYC is now the place I want to live. Every once in a while, I like to look back and remember just how amazing it all was.

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The Lincoln Tunnel
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My best friend, Bryanna, and I.

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New York Times

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Broadway Masterclass
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Broadway Masterclass
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Music from Wicked at the Broadway Masterclass
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The Rockefeller Center
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On Top of the Rock
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Top of the Rock

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Times Square at night
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Inside Rockefeller Center
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The Freedom Tower
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9/11 Memorial

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Me eating an NYC hot dog in Times Square
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Times Square
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The Dakota
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Little Italy
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The Puglia Restaurant in Little Italy
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Ralph Lauren was having dinner at Puglia where we ate!
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Me and my friends in Central Park
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Central Park
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Central Park

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Grand Central Station
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Grand Central Station
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Natural History Museum
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5th Avenue
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I’m crying over this Zac Posen dress in the window
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The Plaza Hotel
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Going to see Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre

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Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre
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The Brooklyn Bridge
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Lady Liberty

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As Taylor Swift says, Welcome to New York…it’s been waiting for you.

xoxo,

xoxo-M

Brookgreen Gardens

Last summer, my family and I went on vacation to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Now, there is nothing special about going there because, well, we go there almost every year. But that year, I discovered a wonderful, magical place called Brookgreen Gardens.

Brookgreen Gardens is located in Myrtle Beach and we were in North Myrtle, so we had to drive about an hour to get there. My grandmother always talked about going there as a child and playing in the children’s garden. It sounded amazing so the creative art lovers in the family decided to go (we have a big family). It was a humid day and I was dripping sweat the whole time. Still, I was amazed at the beauty of the place and soon found myself lost in its wonders.

See for yourself!

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Dionysus, the god of theatre, wine, and revelry
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Saint James Triad
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Diana of the Chase
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Diana of the Chase

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beautiful Spanish Moss, which is actually not really moss at all
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A sweet little red fox in the Brookgreen Gardens Zoo.

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The Children’s Garden
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This little guy and his pal reminds me of Mowgli and Bagheera from The Jungle Book.

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Pegasus

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That’s me in awe of the greenery (also back when I had long hair).
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These are two centaurs. The left side is the male and the right is the female.

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Samson and the Lion
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The Brown Sculpture Court

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There’s me again in the Brown Sculpture Court.

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This piece was here in honor of a cancer patient who passed. It represents her joy for life.
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There were millions of beautiful and unique dragon flies everywhere!
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Time and the Fates of Man. This one is super cool because it’s a huge sun dial! It represents time as it is passing: the past, present, and future. The three goddesses were called the Fates in Greek Mythology because of this.
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I walked the Labyrinth when I was there. It’s supposed to be a spiritual journey to walk the “maze”.
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The Fountain of the Muses, gods of the arts and pro-claimers of heroes.

Visit the Brookgreen Gardens website to see their special events and learn more about this hidden gem in Myrtle Beach!

xoxo,

xoxo-M