It’s been two weeks since Vegas and I am dying to share the play by play with you of all the fun us girls had on our 48-hour rendezvous in Sin City. No worries, we went totally against the rules and told everyone what happened for us, because 1: we’re moms and 2: we didn’t get too wild [next time my friend, next time].
We flew out early Thursday morning, AKA the crack of dawn to get things started off right… there may have been a few drink tickets used throughout the 3-hour flight and by landing time we were feeling FUN! We grabbed our luggage, headed to the hotel shuttle and we were on our way.
As soon as we arrived at The Bellagio, we got checked in to our room and unpacked… funny enough, it still is just as gorgeous inside since the last time I stayed there when my parents took me for my 21st birthday [we won’t say how long ago that was–haha]. We then headed down to grab lunch at Lago, and of course ordered specialty cocktails–each of us sampled something different and they were all to die for! Along with pizza and salad, it proved to be the perfect spot for watching the fountains go off during the day and great for a light lunch.
Chihuly glass art installations… so gorgeous in person
bubbles courtesy of Jocelyn’s sweet hubby
personalized acrylic champs glasses c/o Elegant Goods Shop… Anne Walker is the BEST for fun gifts
Afterwards, we headed to try our luck at the casino because IT’S VEGAS. I might have a fancy for the slot machines, so a few of us hit up the old school machines and had a ball… we may not have been lucky, but the people watching and complimentary cocktail drinking is just SUCH a great time! That afternoon, we played tourist inside the hotel with the gardens and shops and then headed back to our room to get ready for dinner.
That night, we headed to Caesar’s and had dinner at Searsucker. Light bites and perfect for family style sharing, it was a relaxing and comfortable place and perfect for our first night… fast forward to a few rounds of roulette and more slots at the casino and these tired sisters called it a night at midnight [I know, that seems so early in Vegas, but that’s 2AM our time so hush it!]
Friday morning, we slept in [hallelujah!] and then headed to brunch at Hexx at the Paris Hotel, which just happened to be across the street from our hotel = short walking distance is key in that heat! Just put it this way– bottomless mimosas had me SOLD from the moment we walked in. It was al fresco style dining, which was the perfect way to kick-off the day and AMAZING people watching, too!
Fast forward 3 hours, we left Hexx and headed back to the hotel to partake in some afternoon pool time and uber relaxation. I always forget how INCREDIBLE the pools are in Vegas and of course the Bellagio’s didn’t disappoint… plenty of poolside punch and refreshers, majorly catching some much needed vitamin D and it was the most relaxing afternoon either of us had in forever! There may have been some alcohol involved in these pictures and of course we couldn’t NOT take pictures in our casino hats that Lindsey brought = genius!
Of course we raided our room refrigerator once we got back upstairs to keep the party going. Then we grabbed a taxi and headed to Aria to dine at Carbone–think old school, mafia type Italian food AKA my kind of place!! The atmosphere was incredible, the service divine and the food and beverage even better… totally a place worth going to next time you’re in Vegas. I think we were all just so happy to be able to not worry about entertaining our kids at dinner and actually enjoying adult conversation = it’s the little things in life, right?!?! Afterwards. we headed to Mandalay Bay to see ONE, the Cirque show of all things Michael Jackson. I had heard it was a fun event and it certainly didn’t disappoint–for these 80’s kids, it was SO much fun, getting to sing along to every single song with the singers and dancers and we loved it!!! Definitely a must-see for anyone who loves to see shows when in Vegas.
Finally, after the show–we called it a night and then headed back to the Bellagio because we were absolutely wiped out… it’s amazing how much you can see and do in Vegas in 48 hours, but it already has me wanting to go back for more fun!!