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.
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!
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…
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!
Arrived @ the Wynn, and was greeted by 2 beautiful Lions…
Ventured off to Chinatown, for some non-westernized Chinese food…
Gambled at Encore, and checked out the 20 something foot crystal dragon that adorns the Wazuzu restaurant…
Followed the red ornate carpet back home to Wynn, and got a glimpse of XS, sans the party goers…
Went to Venice (aka Venetian) and dined at Mario Batali’s famed San Marco Restaurant.
I highly recommend the Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza! Thin, crispy, and very light crust. Very authentic!
A view from my seat @ the San Marco Restaurant bar…
Wandered the streets and saw the big show over @ Mirage. It was spectacular!
Back to Chinatown for some Cajun seafood! Our guests from Japan, ordered up a huge Heineken can…hilarious!
Dined at Wynn Buffet with a large group of friends. Must say, Bellagio is still #1 in my book!
Admired some art, that reminded me of JP & Fuego!
Stood at the top of Palazzo and looked down to see, glittery coins at the top of the waterfall. So pretty!
Dined @ my favorite restaurant Noodles, inside of Bellagio with Young & friend.
My all time favorite @ Noodles…Flat rice noodle soup with bbq pork!
And, now…on to SEMA! My show highlights!
Lexus had limited edition artist prints made on-site! I was so lucky and got the last one…150/150. Thanks guys!
My fellow SMART buddies over at Smart Madness…
@ the Honda booth, they had a really cool “Dog Friendly” accessories. Here is the doggy bed that fits snuggly in the trunk!
Finally, at the airport…I ran into a crazy reptile on the floor (it’s not real, but it’s huge)!
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.
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.
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: