What Happens in Vegas…

I just returned from a glorious long (blog-free) weekend in Las Vegas, which consisted of one memorable event after another. Here are a few of the mildly-incriminating highlights.

1. Dinner at Mix atop The Hotel at Mandalay Bay overlooking the strip. Fantastic food, incredible atmosphere — as you would expect when you’re surrounded by a million-dollar cascade of clear blown glass bubbles hanging on strings from the ceiling as if “rain from heaven.” We were courted by the manager, assistant manager and sommelier throughout dinner while we feasted on foie gras. And our waiter brought us an extra round of madelines with Nutella to boot.

2. Walking by Pure nightclub in Caesar’s and being approached within a nanosecond by a bouncer to come in with a VIP pass. We watched the Pussycat Dolls (fun!) while short men hovered around us.

3. Trying on a $700 Just Cavalli dress and complaining to our sales guy that “it just doesn’t fit quite right” — all before buying an equally swanky yet less expensive (and better-fitting) one at D&G. The next day we hit Chanel and pretended that the stunning $700 strand of pearls was an option.

4.  Jenn getting a breast enlargement consultation from six Mormon girls (all C+ done by the same doctor) while standing in line for an hour and a half to get into Moon at The Palms.  (It was the after-party for the opening of the new Pearl Concert Theater, headlined by Gwen Stefani.) There we partied with (or near) Paris Hilton, her boyfriend (who plays Nicolette Sheridan’s nephew on Desperate Housewives) and the cast of Real World Las Vegas. Word has it that Tommy Lee and Luke Wilson were also in the room, but we didn’t see them in the flesh. Our picture is supposed to be appearing on www.hype1.com — but it hasn’t shown up yet. (The funny part is that we didn’t have one single drink.)

5. Walking through the conservatory/garden at the Bellagio, then seeing the Ansel Adams exhibit. The photos seem even more amazing once you see the camera he had to work with — it was huge!

6. Buying cute flats at Diesel — after traipsing around in heels all day/night. The weekend was fraught with sore feet.

7. Laying out poolside at the Mirage (our hotel). Word has it that K Fed was over at Bare(the neighboring “European-style-topless-optional” pool) the day prior.

8. A giant fortune cookie as dessert at Tao. It was the largest fortune cookie I’ve ever seen.

9. The fountains at the Bellagio (really impressive) and the waterfall at the Wynn. I could easily live in either hotel for a few months a year. But I suppose the Venetian would do, in a pinch.

10. Seeing Zumanity at New York, New York.  I’m still at a loss for words. Let’s just say the show was part spoof on a typical Vegas showgirl gig, part insane acrobatics, and a lot of audience participation. It ended with an 85-year old granny named Nanette being pulled from the audience to straddle a show character named Antonio on the “lazy susan of sex.” Highly recommended. (Grandpa would’ve loved it.)


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    Annette said,

    You did Vegas as it should be done! 🙂 It truly is Disney Land for adults!

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