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Thanksgiving Holiday Getaway

Thanksgiving is a wonderful excuse, to over indulge in just about everything.  I truly believe that we should be thankful all year long, and not just on one day.  People should make the effort to see their family and friends more often.  Call me crazy, but I enjoy that warm and fuzzy feeling of good company and great food.   This year, I spent this Thanksgiving with my husband and one of our friends in Las Vegas.

Thursday AM: We started off the day with morning bike to have brunch at Le Grande Orange.  Both of us had the Classic Commuter Sandwich.

Thursday PM:  We started off with a dinner at Switch at The Wynn Encore Hotel, then ended up hanging out at Tryst.

The following night we had dinner at Valentino at The Venetian Hotel, then went to see Le Reve at The Wynn Encore Hotel.  During the daytime, my husband and I walked the strip over to Bellagio, to enjoy a hearty fare at Noodles, inside the Bellagio Hotel.  On the final night before our flight back to LA, we dined at Sushi Samba at the Palazzo, and squeezed in some time at the Black Jack tables & penny slots.

$1700 later, some cute pictures, and lots of great memories, we’re now back home.  Do enjoy some of my random photos from the trip.



Another 5 Days in Vegas!

I have to admit, Vegas is one of my favorite places to go!  With a plethora of restaurants, entertainment, and gambling, Vegas is like a playground for adults.  Best part is, you can indulge in just about anything, 24 hours a day!

On this trip, I realized my penchant for penny slot machines.  My number game is blackjack, but I like to supplement it with some penny machine action!  Had some very productive meetings, and spent my time catching up with some friends.

I had planned to go experience the CSI exhibit at the MGM Mirage, but ran out of time.  Hopefully it will be there when I return.

Hope you enjoy some of my Vegas highlights!

Shopping for yummy bath products @ The Venetian Canal Shoppes

Its like the Pacha cherries!

Admired some art by ANJA

Fall decor at The Palazzo Hotel

My lucky spot where I stand. At the top of the waterfall @ Palazzo.

Sparkly coins. Ooh la la!

4 Lobster club sandwiches from Postrio by Wolfgang Puck. Delicious!

My new makeup from the Dior boutique. Holiday LE minaudiere & travel brush set. Love them!

I became a Penny Slots High Roller =) I won 27.25!

Zen Noodles @ Grand Lux Cafe is always a comforting dish.

Mid-day snack at Noodles in the Bellagio Hotel. Bbq pork buns, pickled cucumbers, and tea.

Enjoyed the Gondola boat ride @ the Venetian.

My new favorite penny slot game. Look at the bottom right. I'm definitely a winner!

Have you ever noticed the pretty painted ceilings right by TAO @ the Venetian? It's gorgeous.

Dinner @ Bouchon. Service was terrible and food was mediocre. Failed!

The sun was setting, as I left to the airport. Look at the gorgeous Wynn & Encore hotels.

Ciao Palazzo!


6 Days In Las Vegas =)

Last week, I spent 6 days (yes, 6!) in Vegas!  The most common question I got was what in the world do you do in Vegas for 6 days, and lucky you, I’m about to show you.  Enjoy…

Scoured the magazine stands @ the airport for something interesting to read on the plane…

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This is a the REAL cover for TIME Magazine

Packed our own mini bar!  Brought organic fruits from home (purchased from Farmers Market the day before), Twizzlers, Apple Chips, pistachios, and a tin full of green tea!

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Eat your fruits!

Arrived @ the Wynn, and was greeted by 2 beautiful Lions…

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My good luck charm.

Ventured off to Chinatown, for some non-westernized Chinese food…

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Gambled at Encore, and checked out the 20 something foot crystal dragon that adorns the Wazuzu restaurant…

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Wazuzu @ the Encore

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Small replica is available for purchase @ the gift boutique.

Followed the red ornate carpet back home to Wynn, and got a glimpse of XS, sans the party goers…

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Went to Venice (aka Venetian) and dined at Mario Batali’s famed San Marco Restaurant.

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I highly recommend the Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza!  Thin, crispy, and very light crust.  Very authentic!

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A view from my seat @ the San Marco Restaurant bar…

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Lunch for 1!

Wandered the streets and saw the big show over @ Mirage.  It was spectacular!

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Back to Chinatown for some Cajun seafood!  Our guests from Japan, ordered up a huge Heineken can…hilarious!

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Dined at Wynn Buffet with a large group of friends.  Must say, Bellagio is still #1 in my book!

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Admired some art, that reminded me of JP & Fuego!

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Stood at the top of Palazzo and looked down to see, glittery coins at the top of the waterfall.  So pretty!

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Dined @ my favorite restaurant Noodles, inside of Bellagio with Young & friend.

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Soft, pillowy, and light fried tofu. Delicious!

My all time favorite @ Noodles…Flat rice noodle soup with bbq pork!

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And, now…on to SEMA!   My show highlights!

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The Lexus LFA in black carbon...Love it!

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Lexus had limited edition artist prints made on-site!  I was so lucky and got the last one…150/150.  Thanks guys!

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Artists in action.

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There's mine!

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Voila! 150/150

My fellow SMART buddies over at Smart Madness…

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Camo Smart Rally!

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Pinch. You're too cute.

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@ the Honda booth, they had a really cool “Dog Friendly” accessories.  Here is the doggy bed that fits snuggly in the trunk!

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Finally, at the airport…I ran into a crazy reptile on the floor (it’s not real, but it’s huge)!

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Bye Bye Las Vegas…  They were smart an added these decorative planes in between the escalators.  You better think twice before sliding down the middle!!!  Ouchy.

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And, if you’re wondering…

Did I gamble?              Yes!

Did I win or lose?        Walked away with $750 in cash money!

Wow, what did I play?   Blackjack!

Any shopping?    Of course!  Sephora, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Neiman Marcus, and Fresh.

Any clubs?   Lavo, Tao, & XS…all in one night.

=)


48 Hours in Vegas.

On a last minute whim, JP, Mommy, and I decided to meet up in Vegas! We also lucked out because the Magic convention show was going on at the same time.

The first day we arrived, checked-into the Wynn and got ready for the evening. Our first stop was dinner at Bellagio, then we went to watch “O”. Enjoy the rest of our 48 hrs in the picture story below:

Dinner @ Noodle inside Bellagio.  The best flat rice noodle soup ever!!!

Dinner @ Noodle inside Bellagio. The best flat rice noodle soup ever!!!

Noodle is my new favorite restaurant in Vegas.  Good atmosphere and great food.

Noodle is my new favorite restaurant in Vegas. Good atmosphere and great food.

Inside decor at Noodle.

Inside decor at Noodle.

Brunch @ Red 8...inside of Wynn

Brunch @ Red 8...inside of Wynn

Dim sum is the breakfast of champions!!!  Pretty atmosphere...food is mediocre.

Dim sum is the breakfast of champions!!! Pretty atmosphere...food is mediocre.

Classic candy apples @ Espressamente illy Cafe inside of Palazzo

Classic candy apples @ Espressamente illy Cafe inside of Palazzo

Jp & Mommy had gelato @ Espressamente illy Cafe

Jp & Mommy had gelato @ Espressamente illy Cafe

Vertu phones are beautiful...shop is located inside Wynn Resorts

Vertu phones are beautiful...shop is located inside Wynn Resorts

Window shopping at midnight...oh how I love vegas!  (Vertu cell phones)

Window shopping at midnight...oh how I love vegas! (Vertu cell phones)

Wynn Tower Suites has a separate lobby, concierge, and lobby.

Wynn Tower Suites has a separate lobby, concierge, and lobby.

Tower Suites concierge...

Tower Suites concierge...

Gorgeous floral arrangements adorn the main lobby area.

Gorgeous floral arrangements adorn the main lobby area.

Lounge area

Lounge area

Private entrance to the pool!

Private entrance to the pool!

It's been a long time since I've seen a classic phone like this!

It's been a long time since I've seen a classic phone like this!

Private entrance to my favorite place...it's like my home...away from home!

Private entrance to my favorite place...it's like my home...away from home!

Down the corridor to Wing Lei restaurant @ Wynn

Down the corridor to Wing Lei restaurant @ Wynn

Mini koi pond and garden at Tower Suites entrance.

Mini koi pond and garden at Tower Suites entrance.

Wish I brought food to feed the Koi fishies.  They were so cute.

Wish I brought food to feed the Koi fishies. They were so cute.

The koi pond and garden courtyard, also leads to the Villa Suites @ Wynn

The koi pond and garden courtyard, also leads to the Villa Suites @ Wynn

Beautiful installation @ Palazzo

Beautiful installation @ Palazzo

Partied @ XS.

Partied @ XS.

Stopped by Magic to visit Young's booth.

Stopped by Magic to visit Young's booth.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!  Blackjack poolside @ XS nightclub

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Blackjack poolside @ XS nightclub