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Las Vegas (day 2) Bellagio

So, after Aria & The Crystals, we took the train over to Bellagio.   If you go to the 3rd floor of The Crystals, there is a skyway train that takes you to Bellagio & Vdara.  It’s fast, free, and super convenient.

Jean Philippe @ Bellagio has the World's longest chocolate fountain!

The chocolate fountain starts from the ceiling, then loops around and goes down.

And, then gently flows down to a dish and goes back through the fountain!

Entering the botanical gardens @ Bellagio

Dozens of red lanterns adorned the garden.

Panda and his cub, made out of foliage.

Bellagio had the most beautiful Chinese New Year display.

Thousands of yellow mums!

Bellagio's lucky tiger. I like the Palazzo one better!

A traditional Chinese New Year makeover, behind the front desks @ Bellagio

On the way out, I had to snap a pic of this sparking horsey.

And, how could I forget this masterpiece! Hundreds of hand blown glass adorn the Bellagio ceiling.


Las Vegas (day 2) – Sneak Peak of Aria Hotel

All the major hotels in Vegas, g0t decked out for Chinese New Year.  So naturally, I snapped some photos to share with everyone.  Also, we had the chance to visit the new Aria hotel/casino and The Crystals.    Enjoy my photos!

Very ornate traditional dragon adorns the Wynn casino.

Lunch in Chinatown @ Pho Kim Loan

My fresh young coconut drink was so refreshing. Sometimes, you just have to venture off the strip for some good eats!

Back entrance of the Aria Hotel/Casino. The architecture was out of this world!

Aria's hotel gift shop is looking pretty snazzy.

Jean Philippe's Patisserie is enormous! It's a dessert lovers paradise.

Towering mini cakes adorned the patisserie.

More minis!

You can find swanky restaurants like Cafe Vettro@ Aria

My favorite bar/lounge @ Aria called THE VIEW

Close up of the pink & gold bar. Love it!

Another swanky restaurant @ Aria.


Chuc Mung Nam Moi! Kung Hei Fat Choy!

We had the most awesome trip to Vegas over the weekend.  Celebrated both Chinese New Year & Valentine’s Day @ the Palazzo.

I played blackjack, dined at Noodles (Bellagio)/Lavo (Palazzo), walked the strip, and also had a chance to just relax and catch the Olympics on TV.

Funniest moment of the entire trip: When we were at the blackjack table, we heard another guy scream out of excitement.  He said, “omg, I just almost crapped in my pants”!  Hahhaha, I guess he won big.  We turned around and looked at him, and he said to us, “i’m serious, i almost did”.  Hhahahah

Best thing I ate: Noodle soup w/poached chicken (Noodles Restaurant @ Bellagio)

Best hand @ blackjack: Dealer was showing a 6, I had 15.  I hit and pulled a 6 and got 21!   F*ck their rule book!

Mango smoothie @ Grand Lux (Palazzo)

Couldn't resist playing with my food. =P

Palazzo was very festive this year, with a huge tiger display in the foyer. It's year of the tiger! Rawr!

Fruit bearing trees lined the VIP Salon, w/lucky red envelopes.

Hahha, it looks like someone literally took a bite out of one of the fruits on the tree. Ewww, gross. It wasn't me.

Bright red & gold lanterns floating above us @ Palazzo.

A close up of this beautiful tiger @ Palazzo.

JP flew straight from Japan, and swung by Vegas to spend the weekend with me.  He even brought back some gifts for me.  It was super thoughtful of him, since he brought back all of my favorites.  Looky!

No trip to Japan is complete, w/o bringing back Tokyo Bananas! Ooo, ooo, eee, eee! Oh yes, and ViVi magazine.

Yuzu candy and ichigo daifuku (strawberry mochi)!!!!!!!!

Green tea Kit Kat! Limited flavor.

Secret gift from Aranzi Aronzo!

A super cute coin purse from Aranzi Aronzo.

I made Mr. Bear have the 1st taste of my green tea Kit Kats!

My winnings in 5 minutes of blackjack!

Giant plush chips! They look like candy...i must eat!

Gift from Japan! Thank you Manami! It's lovely.

See, Vegas knows how to do it up. Patron silver got its own display case, w/pink shots glasses below. Available in the sundries shop @ Bellagio.