Gossip Girl star Blake Lively has traveled all over New York City and all the way to Paris for her role as Serena van der Woodsen on the hit CW show, and now it's taking her to California. The actress filmed scenes for the upcoming season in Santa Monica yesterday, spotted near the beach wearing a denim jacket over a floral print one-piece bathing suit by Mara Hoffman, which she covered with a knotted polka dot sarong. She also accessorized for the sunny weather, wearing a large stone necklace, casual sand-hued tote, and flat sandals. We could've sworn Serena was the type of girl to wear heels to the beach! Gossip Girl returns with new episodes April 18th.