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!
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.
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.
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!!!
Noodle is my new favorite restaurant in Vegas. Good atmosphere and great food.
Inside decor at Noodle.
Brunch @ Red 8...inside of Wynn
Dim sum is the breakfast of champions!!! Pretty atmosphere...food is mediocre.
Classic candy apples @ Espressamente illy Cafe inside of Palazzo
Jp & Mommy had gelato @ Espressamente illy Cafe
Vertu phones are beautiful...shop is located inside Wynn Resorts
Window shopping at midnight...oh how I love vegas! (Vertu cell phones)
Wynn Tower Suites has a separate lobby, concierge, and lobby.
Tower Suites concierge...
Gorgeous floral arrangements adorn the main lobby area.
Private entrance to the pool!
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!
Down the corridor to Wing Lei restaurant @ Wynn
Mini koi pond and garden at Tower Suites entrance.
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
Beautiful installation @ Palazzo
Partied @ XS.
Stopped by Magic to visit Young's booth.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Blackjack poolside @ XS nightclub