Vegas, Baby! – Day 3

Vegas, Baby! – Day 3

For our 3rd and final day in Vegas we had to take in ALL the remaining things on our to-do list. The first being seeing the Vegas sign. It’s definitely a must-do, but my recommendation is to go as early as you possibly can because the line to get photos gets really big, really fast. Thankfully being that we never really adjusted to West Coast time, we woke up relatively earlier than the rest of the city and were able to make it to the sign and only have to wait in line for about 10 minutes.

If there are things you have to skip to fit in more things on your trip, the Welcome to Vegas sign is something I’d save for next time. You’re literally just going up there to quickly take a photo and then head back down the strip, so it’s not anything CRAZY spectacular, UNLESS you get lucky like we did when we went. There was an actual real life Vegas wedding happening with an Elvis impersonator as the officient to the left of the sign, so while we waited for our pics we got to see a wedding, that was really neat and made the wait seem like nothing.

After the sign, we walked James around Old Las Vegas & then hit up The Venetian. While we considered going for a gondola ride, we decided to skip on that to have more time to walk around the stunning shopping center inside the Venetian, where we could observe other tourists get their rides. I had heard tale of the amazing shopping experiences in Las Vegas before I went, but truly they have some of the most beautiful retail therapy experiences I’ve ever seen in my life. The Venetian has a river running through it for the gondola’s and everything. It was like a small Italian escape from reality.

After lunch at The Venetian, Jawny was ready for a nap, so we went back to the Palms for a little siesta. While Jawny napped, James and I took in some sights at The Paris Hotel. It was sooo cute on the inside and the outside was spectacular as well. I love a good theme and this hotel’s theme was executed perfectly. Even the restrooms were detailed with French accents and paintings.

We stayed around the Palms for the remainder of the evening. Had to rest up for travel the next day, but that’s when I learned: YOU DRINK FOR FREE IF YOU’RE GAMBLING. Like Jawny and I had just been drinking at various places all weekend long and paying for our drinks. While at the Palms bar on our very last day, I put a $20 in the Black Jack game on the bar, then when I went to cash out at the bar, the bartender said “You don’t pay for drinks if you’re gambling.” LIKE WHAT, MIND BLOWN. Ladies and Gents when you go to Vegas always gamble because I would have saved sooo much money had I known this from the get-go!

All in all Vegas was an awesome experience. We were able to fit in so many things in our trip and really made the most out of each drunken day. I can’t wait to go back. Next time I go though, I really want to stay in Cesar’s Palace. Of all the casino/hotels we checked out, Cesar’s was by far the most detailed and funnest looking.

Vegas, Baby! Day 1

Vegas, Baby! Day 1

Literally just got home from Vegas yesterday morning at 1am, so I’m trying to get all these posts written before my short term memory completely escapes me. Our flight left Florida at 6am and because I haven’t done my TSA pre-check and am the most paranoid traveler (time wise), we left my house for the airport at 3am. While the early flight was so awful to wake up for, we were able to get to Vegas at 8:30 am their time, so we had the whole day ahead of us which was perfect, losing a day in travel when going across time zones is the WORST. PSA: NEVER FLY FRONTIER IT’S THE WORST!

checking in at the palms in vegas

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After checking into The Palms (which is absolutely STUNNING since their remodel), we started the day right at their AYCE breakfast buffet, which was really inexpensive with  high quality options like eggs benedict, and gourmet french toast. Had to get the party started since we WERE in Vegas after all, and I was so surprised to find that their Mimosas at the buffet were NOT watered down and ONLY $7! After breakfast I ran across the street to Apothecary, a legal recreational weed dispensary and picked up some Vegas party supplies. Jawny, my very best friend, and I threw back some edibles, changed clothes, then hopped in an Uber to check out The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace. This was unlike any shopping center I have ever seen. So many high-end luxury shops inside a gorgeous Grecian Promenade. The ceilings were painted like a gorgeous sunset, and there were beautiful architectural details as well as stunning fountains and sculptures everywhere your eye turned. This is definitely a Vegas MUST, especially if shopping is your cardio, I could have shopped in there for an entire day if my bank account would have allowed it. We had the most delicious Gelato EVER before heading back to the hotel for a cat nap.

cute scooter at the forum shops at caesar's palace

gorgeous statutes at the forum shops at caesar's palace

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Jawny and I at the Forum shops at Caesar's Palace

amazing gelato from the forum shops center court in caesar's palace

After a good power nap, we started to get ready for an event we were invited to at APEX night club. The event was open bar, and full of some really awesome professionals in the mortgage industry. See, most people at The Palms that week were there for Masterminds, a mortgage industry conference. It was really cool to meet some of James’ work people, and socialize with a completely different crowd. The mortgage industry is real different from the blogging world, but they sure know how to put on one hell of an event!

ready for an event at Apex lounge at the palms in vegas

kate spade palm tree earrings perfect for a night at the palms in vegas

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Since I was already all decked out in some cocktail hour attire, we decided to cap off our evening visiting Camden Cocktail Lounge in the lobby of The Palms. This lounge was SO nice, they had high end artwork hanging on almost every wall, and the intimate lighting and soft, plush seating areas really made this bar worth the $16 per drink fine. I felt SO FANCY sitting there with my glass of champagne checking out Andy Warhol originals.

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I ended the night with some cheaper champagne, some late night cravings from Lucky Penny (The Palms delicious 24 hr eatery) and in my room safe & sound. Vegas day one was SUCH a blast! Check for Day 2 soon!