Getting back to our trip.. yay! Can't believe it's already been two weeks since we came back. Unlike last year when we stayed local and just stayed away for a day this year we decided to stay away a little longer and go away a little farther. We don't drink or gamble so why Vegas? We didn't want to go anywhere where we'd think 'aw if only the boys were here' and we don't like to go to the same place twice (with few exceptions) so Vegas seemed like the obvious choice.
We flew in late morning and dropped our bags off at the hotel. We stayed at Treasure Island, a good hotel, not as fancy as some of the others and a little off center but it did the job. We weren't there for the hotel, but we did have a great view.
We started our day with walking down the strip towards Gordon Ramsey's Burgr
This is by far the best hot dog I have ever eaten.. ever! And M was pretty happy with his burger too
We walked around for a little while trying to burn off that lunch and made our way back to the hotel to check in. We had reservations for an early dinner.
This is my attempt at an outfit picture. I give props to all my fashion blogger friends, it is so much harder than it looks.
We ate at Beauty and Essex. It was in Cosmopolitan. The restaurant as a pawn shop front.
The restaurant entrance is through an incognito back door.. can be easily mistaken for supply closet and inside is this beautiful space. Frames make up the walls, gold chains dangling.. I can not explain who beautiful and creative this place was.. The food was also good, unfortunately our large lunch and an early dinner didn't work so well plus we were starting to feel the effects of our jet lag kicking in. Luckily it was a tappas restaurant so we dabbled with shrimp, meatballs and empanadas.
After dinner we made our way to Bellagio to watch Cirque du Soleil's 'O'. This was our first Cirque show and while we had heard wonderful things about 'O' we weren't sure about what to expect. It not like a Broadway show.. there are no dialogues, no songs per se.. there is music and there were some words but the language was indiscernible.
It truly was quite the show. It was water based, lots of diving and synchronized swimming, there was no story more like a journey.. I really can't describe it. It was a very unique experience.
Another day another outfit :)
We had a nice breakfast at Mon Ami Gabi in Paris.
and walked around the rest of the afternoon.. weaving in and out of hotels.
With each hotel we grew a little worried.. how were we going to spend another day doing this.. as nice as they may be, they are after all just hotels. We slowly made our way back to the hotel the wheels in our heads churning.. changing our flights would be to expensive.. we had to catch a flight the next night so not sure if there would be enough time to truly appreciate the Grand Canyon. By the time we headed out for dinner we had a plan!
But first dinner.. we ate at the delish YardBird, my mouth is watering just thinking about their chicken and waffles, buttermilk biscuits and spicy watermelon.. yum
We ended the night with the Fountains of Bellagio.. the one truly magical thing on the strip.