Friday, July 9, 2010

Viva Hot Vegas!

My mom had this wild idea in June that we needed to take a trip to Las Vegas. To the surprise of no one, I said ok. Well, it did take some convincing, but while sitting at work on a random Tuesday morning, I text my mom and booked a room at the Luxor. With Mom and Alli on board, we were set to have 2 nights at the pyramid with an outdoor temp of 105 degrees. It ended up being a fun weekend of sun, shopping, drinks and food.

Now, I'm not one to pass up a time to walk the strip or think its too hot. But it was HOT! Still, enjoyed it. We were able to walk through City Center across from Planet Hollywood. What is there? Another Tiffany and Co.! Can we get just one if Vegas has one in 3 hotels in a row? (That would be City Center, Bellagio and Caesars.) We enjoyed dinner at The Cheesecake Factory, really enjoying the 10 minute wait we had. The waiter commented that he heard it may be faster to drive to Vegas and eat there than wait in line at the Salt Lake location. LOL
This is the new Louis Vuitton store at City Center. The outside just looks like metal, LV stamped siding, but at night it lights up with LEDs that have their own Louis Vuitton pattern show.
Mom, Donny and Marie. She wanted to go to their show, but this is as close as it got. Sorry Mom!
Me outside of the new Tiffany and Co. It was 2 levels and had an entrance inside and outside the mall.
Alli and I outside Caesars having a random picture moment walking down the street.
The second night we had dinner at Cabo Wabo. So delish! Great drinks, great food and AWESOME patio that lets you look out over the Strip and right in front of the Bellagio fountains.
We enjoyed the pool while there. Huge deck and I ended up realizing that my fear of being in a bathing suit in public was ridiculous. No one else seemed to care and its not like I was going to see them again.
I did get some what of a tan while we were laying out the second day. It may have had something to do with the bright sun glare from the hotel that seemed to be right on me. Our room was actually facing the pool, which was better than the last time I stayed there. Shane and I had a great view of the tower next to us. :(
Mandalay Bay was next door. I'm not a huge fan of gold, but this property looks awesome in the desert sun!
Alli and I taking some time for a poolside photo shoot.
I'm such a bad influence on my sister, but who can pass up mini bottles!
Not picured, our wonderful trip to the Las Vegas Premium Outlets. I got some great deals there. A Hurley dress for $15, a Rip Curl plaid shirt for $15, 2 pairs of Fossil Sunglasses for $35 and a yellow Coach scarf for $12. It looks great on my Coach purse. I would have come back with new Fossil sandals for $25 if they would have had my size. But don't worry, Park City Fossil outlet, here I come!
Stay tuned for more from our fun summer!