After venturing to Aria, we walked over to The Crystals, which is a huge shopping plaza filled with every high end boutique you can think of. Inside, you’ll also find popular LA restaurants such as Mastro’s, Beso (by Eva Longoria), and Wolfgang Puck. This shopping complex is definitely huge, modern, but it’s just too empty. I know they will be adding more stores, but there is too much dead space.
My first impression when we walked into The Crystals was that it felt cold & desolate. The massive amounts of space, created an uncomfortable feeling. It felt more like a museum, and the store fronts were just works of art. Which explains why everyone just glared at the window displays and kept walking. It’s a great place to get some exercise in, since the walkways are super wide.
Beso and Club Eve
Mastros Ocean Club Restaurant
From the 2nd floor looking down.
Giant ice glow sticks display.
2 story Louis Vuitton store for you LV lovers!
Another nice LV window display
Indoor hurricane water exhibit. Very science museum-ish.
The pattern on this grand stair case is made from gemstones and rocks! I had to look up close to realize that they were all embedded to create that beautiful pattern.
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.
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.