Wednesday, July 25, 2012


So it seems I took another blog hiatus but I had a good excuse.  I have been in Las Vegas living it up for a few days with Kenny. Kenny travels to Las Vegas twice a year for furniture market.  He definitely knows his way around since every time he goes he spends quite a few days there, we thought it was time he introduced me to the city.

We flew out a few days early before market started with a one of our favorite couple friends Madeline and Ryan (Ryan works with Kenny too) and I feel like I definitely got good feel for the city.  We did a whole lot.  We were busy. And I am pretty tired as I type this.  

Note: I have included all the links to the places we saw and ate so if you are planning a trip there you can check out the places yourself.  
Just  a few of my favorite pictures that I took with Kenny over the vacation.
I was so excited to get to eat at Pink Taco at the Hard Rock for lunch.  Kenny goes there and talks about it all the time.  I love Mexican food and Pink Taco did not disappoint.  I would definitely recommend it.  Please pardon my greasy hair in this picture.  We had just finished up at the spa and my masseuse had run his lotioned hands all through my hair.  I enjoyed the head massage but my hair was gross. I also got a body polish that was amazing and made my skin feel so soft.
The first night we were there we ate at a sushi restaurant at the Bellagio.  It was called Yellowtail.  The restaurant itself got mixed reviews from us for several reasons but they had a patio/balcony that overlooked the Bellagio Fountain show so we had a our own private viewing.  Seeing the fountain show was high on my to do list and it was beautiful!
We tried to meander through most of the hotels and casinos.  I quickly decided that I adore the Wynn.  It is so pretty.  Kenny and Ryan were drooling over their golf course and we made a point to return on the last night for the two light shows they do at the fountain in the picture above. The drink was the best cocktail I enjoyed the whole time.  It was a Strawberry And Grapefruit Collins. It was delicious!
Madeline and I before dinner/Kenny and I/ Me Being Silly 
The second night we were there we ate at Stack.  It is a restaurant at the Mirage which is where we stayed for our visit.  It was really good and was neat inside.  Kenny and I ended up getting a bunch of appetizers as our meal. After dinner we hit up the Revolution Bar for some pre-show drinks.  It was there where we had a fun little photo shoot.
Then it was time for LOVE! I was so excited to see this show! Who doesn't love Beatles music and our seats were amazing.  You have to go see this show if you are in Las Vegas.  I seriously don't know anyone who has seen it that didn't enjoy it.  My favorite number was Lucy in The Sky with Diamonds. Kenny has already seen O but we are already planning to go see that the next time I come.
These are just some of our pictures from sight seeing.  The one by the waterfall is the 18th green at the Wynn's golf course.  Kenny is dying to play there.  Then the right upper corner is kind of funny.  Kenny and all the furniture guys always talk about these amazing ribs at this seedy casino called Ellis Island.  Every cabby will tell you to go eat there for great CHEAP food and they brew their own beer.  I was dying to see what the ribs were all about but couldn't quite convince everyone to go there for dinner.  BUT we did stop by and see the place.  I felt like a picture in front of their sign was in order.  They guys usually go there at least twice when they are in town for market.

The bottom two pictures were from the Secret Garden Exhibit at the Mirage. They have a dolphin training center and they don't do shows but they do training exhibits where dolphins and trainers do amazing things.  Also on exhibit are some of Siegfried and Roy's cats from their show. Its a small little zoo and you get really close to the cats.  We asked the people there and the cat that attacked Siegfried is displayed at different times but under a different name.  Kenny was convinced we saw that cat. Ha!
The top picture was from our last night. We were so worn out. We took long afternoon naps after laying out by the pool and then got dressed for dinner and went to see the Treasure Island Pirate Show. We watched like 15 minutes of it (if that) and left.  It was kind of stupid and I do not suggest bringing your children.  Keeping with the theme of Vegas, it is very racy. After the Pirate Show we walked over to the Wynn and Madeline and Kenny were wanting to eat crab legs so we ended up at the Wynn's The Buffet.  I recommend this.  It was inexpensive but still pretty upscale for a buffet.  The crab legs were pre-cracked, (the only reason I ate any) the rest of the food was pretty good and the dessert room was like being in the Willy Wonka candy factory.  Every single dessert you could want and they were delicious.  Not your standard buffet dessert bar. It was perfect place to eat when you were worn out like we were and just wanted no fuss.

Other places we ate throughout the vacation: Sugar Factory, Breakfast Buffet at the Mirage, BLT at the Mirage, Carnegie Deli at the Mirage

Kenny and I had such a fantastic time together and I was so sad to have to leave him behind but I was also soooooo ready to get home to Elle.  We missed her so much!!


Joey and Kristin Lindley said...

looks like ya'll had so much fun!! cute pictures!

...just another preppy shopaholic said...

I just got back from Vegas myself last week. We stayed at Bellagio and had a blast! Looks like you had a great time too!