Ooh Las Vegas

Anyone who knows me, knows I have a deep and ever lasting love for Las Vegas! When a very good friend of mine who I have known since I was 12 decided to have her stagette in Vegas I knew that I had to be there! Unfortunately I had to miss the first night of the party because of work, but an added bonus was my husband came to Vegas when all the girl’s were heading home and we stayed a few days to relax and get in some quality pool time. I love planning my outfits for each trip I take there – but first the fun stuff!

That night we went to STK at Cosmopolitan for dinner, went to Marquee for a while and ended up at XS in the Wynn which was pretty crazy and packed because David Guetta was playing there that night.

A motley crew of characters!

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Bit of a long sleeve lace trend we were feeling!

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My little bride to be!

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The next morning I was definitely not feeling my best, I seriously over did it the night before. Luckily the next night was much more laid back, we went to dinner and did some gambling.

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Drink for 8 at Peppermill!

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Just busy losing all our money!

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My husband Ryan arrived early the next morning and since I was feeling much better that morning we went straight to breakfast and then to the pool at Vdara. Sadly, I had to say goodbye to my bridal wonder Leigh Ann that morning as she was heading home, but her wedding is next month in Paso Robles California.

I love the pool at Vdara, it’s so chill with great cabanas. Ryan and I rented day beds each day we were there and it was so glorious. Even though it’s starting to feel like spring at home, there is nothing like hot pool weather to lay out and relax all day.

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That night we went to dinner and to the cigar bar Casa Fuente at Caesar’s for a few drinks and a cigar for Ryan. I got this jacket that I love around Christmas and I haven’t had a chance to wear it until now, I think I like it even more now that I have seen it in pictures.

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Love my hubby!

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Horse and sparkle, what a glorious combination!

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We had our final pool day, so relaxing. The pool time on this trip was some of the best I have ever had in Vegas.

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We had a really relaxed last night. We went to dinner at Wicked Spoon, which is the buffet at Cosmopolitan – where dinner comes with bottomless wine, now we’re talking! We did some gambling at Cromwell and lost every hand we played!

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The Cosmo has so many great spots to take pictures.

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I wish I was still there, soaking up the sun but Vegas took all my money!

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Luck be a Lady!

I have been very lucky this year with all trips and mini vacations I have been able to go on. About a month and a half after getting home from Paris we went on a quick trip to Las Vegas with a couple friends. This time we stayed at SLS Las Vegas which is the old Sahara but has been completely redone. They kept some of the charm of old Vegas but a lot of the design is unique and contemporary – which made for good photos ops! Except I forgot my camera (which I knew I would even though I said to myself “don’t forget the camera” ten times), so I had to take all the photos with my iphone. The quality is not good on the pictures so I feel like I ended up having to over edit them quite a bit.

SLS is more of a boutique style hotel, smaller and more intimate. I guess what I didn’t like was it’s location. It’s quite far North on the strip, down almost to the Strat. There’s not much to walk to, even getting to the Wynn, which I normally consider the end of the strip, is nearly half an hour at a relaxed pace. I just really like being right in the action of the strip and able to walk everywhere. So for that reason I wouldn’t stay here again, but I did enjoy my trip quite a bit – we had fun!

We arrived around 7 p.m. and went to dinner in the hotel at a sushi restaurant called Katsuya. I’m already a huge sushi lover and this did not disappoint, favourites were the crispy rice with spicy tuna and the sunset roll. This was a pretty laid back night, we spent the rest of the night doing some gambling at the blackjack tables and having drinks on drinks!

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This is on our way down to dinner, Alex already into the wine! The hallway decor was neat but I thought how dark it was made them feel small.

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The guys trying their hand at craps. A game that has been explained to me multiple times and I still do not understand at all.

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My meager winning before losing those stacks!

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After a much needed sleep in the next morning, the four of us met up for breakfast at a restaurant in the hotel called The Griddle Cafe. It’s mostly breakfast food (I love breakfast) and they specialize in pancakes. And when I say they specialize in pancakes, I mean these are the most humongous, outrageous, over the top pancakes I have ever seen!

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We had the “Scotch on the Rocks” which was coconut, pecan, oat and butterscotch, and “Black Magic” which was all oreo! We barely made a dent in them, and also ordered real food like eggs and veggies so we weren’t eating pure dessert for breakfast. It’s like a cake posing as a pancake!

We made a few stops the rest of the day – Mandalay Bay and Caesars, had some lunch and shopped. Ryan and I took a long walk down the strip, I was able to get the Vegas energy!

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We went to dinner again in our hotel at Bazaar Meat. Very good, I loved the beef carpaccio. This is definitely a restaurant for carnivores, you can order an entire pig.

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I’m really liking my new hair cut, but since taking the length off it is way harder to style, it’s so thick and it doesn’t have the normal weight to flatten it out a bit!

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I was not prepared for the cool weather. It’s balmy compared to the weather we have at home but I packed numerous pairs of shorts and this night I planned on wearing a sheer top and shorts. I had to buy this sweater dress that I actually ended up loving. I can’t stop shopping at Express – it’s an addiction!

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The next morning we went to Peppermill for breakfast, it’s like a tradition at this point – I can’t stop going.

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Even though the locals were wearing winter jackets and gloves, we still went to the pool! If you go in mid afternoon and lie right where the sun shines on you, it’s not bad! We were literally the only people out there!

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That night Amber and I went on the New York New York roller coaster then we all headed to see Terry Fator at the Mirage. It is incredible what he can do, he is so talented. We also made a stop to see the gardens at Bellagio, which is one of my favourite things in Vegas. They’re absolutely gorgeous and so different every season.

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We finished the night with dinner at Stack which is in the Mirage. They have the best roast tomato soup I have ever had in my life. It was a great end to a great trip!

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Sorry to everyone from the bad quality pics, I’m so so disappointed in them.

Thanks for a fab trip Vegas! See ya real soon!

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That’s What You Get For Waking Up in Vegas!

I just got home from a 6 day trip to Las Vegas, it was a blast! I spent the first 3 days with my girlfriend Erin then my husband came and I spent the next three days with him. Some of the best things we did were get a cabana at the Vdara pool, see Britney Spears (!!!!), go to the Beatles LOVE, of course shopping and going to eat at amazing restaurants like Stack at the Mirage, Hecho en Vegas at MGM, Olives at Bellagio, my all time breakfast fav Peppermill, Nobu at Caesar’s Palace and Portofino also at Mirage. I usually start thinking about my Vegas outfits weeks before going and here are the results!

The night we got there we went to eat at Nobu, did some gambling, had some drinks and walked the strip.

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Shorts: Express (similar)

Tank: Club Monaco

Shoes: Aldo (on sale!)

Necklace: Stella & Dot

Bag: Louis Vuitton

We spent the 2nd day having breakfast at Peppermill (if you have never been, go! It’s so hilarious and old Vegas and the servings are enromous!), shopping and drinking wine. Then went to dinner at Stack and went out to Tao, and ended up at the Wynn trying to learn how to play craps (not very successfully).

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Dress: Zara (similar)

Belt: H&M

Shoes: Aldo

This day we spent the day at the pool, in a cabana at Vdara. It was so nice having the cabana, completely worth the money. Then we went to dinner at Todd English’s Olives and saw BRITNEY!

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Skirt: Express

Tank: Mossimo

Shoes: Aldo (similar)

Necklace: Stella & Dot

Clutch: Lola (similar)

Last but not least, spent the day by the pool again, but this time at the MGM, did a bit more shopping then Erin had to head home 😦 .I went to dinner with my hubby and some other friends at Hecho in the MGM.

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Top: H&M

Pants: Topshop

Bag: H&M (similar)

Shoes: Aldo

I spent the next few days relaxing pool side with my hubby, eating delicious food and seeing LOVE at the Mirage. I always love Vegas but I am really ready for a couple good nights sleep!