Portia Placino

Repository of my thoughts and images of art, literature, travel, and life.

Of cute and sweet stuff

 

I love my blog and I love blogging. Simple as that. I love to share stories about life, experiences, places, events, food, and of course–ART! I’d sit in a cafe, think, and eventually write. Yes, it’s all about me. It’s portiaplacino.com after all. I am never going to stop writing no matter what anybody says. It’s like the air you breathe. And perhaps the cake you eat.

Vanila Cupcake BakeryLuscious salted caramel yumminess. Vanilla Cupcake Bakery is a small stall for now in Trinoma, but it’s completely adorable. The strawberry iced tea was good too. If you go on off-hours, you can enjoy the couch and some peace.

The decor was just simply sweet and cute. It’s what I needed. Something sweet and yummy, a little time off from the world.

This place can get crowded during peak hours. But on quieter days, its like a small vacation island of brightness. And we all need brightness in our lives. No one can buy that, no one can take that away. Believe in lightness and air, sunshine and smiles. Your experiences and happiness are all your own, never believe otherwise.

 

 

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