Jun 15, 2015


I spent last weekend in Las Vegas with my husband, Tony. This was our 4th trip to Sin City together – but it was my 7th trip. Needless to say, I love Vegas. I wish I could also tell you I love to gamble and spend my evenings fist pumping (is that still a thing?) with glow sticks. But, I do none of those things. Tony gambles a little while I watch and pull my hair out, but that is the extent of our casino mischief.

What I do love about Las Vegas is the escape from reality – the city dwells in the middle of the desert for Pete’s sake. I love the daytime mountain views juxtaposed with the gaudy marquees. I love the nighttime theatrics and the champagne brunches. I also have a weird obsession with pools –  a Vegas specialty.

In honor of my 7th trip to Vegas I thought I would share a mini review showcasing the highlights through the years. Enjoy:

Trip 1: 

  • Hotel: Treasure Island
  • Show: La Reve
  • Etc.: Grand Canyon + Hoover Dam tour

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Trip 2 

  • Hotel: Treasure Island
  • Show: La Reve + Peep Show (with Holly Madison!)
  • Etc.: Encore Beach Club

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Trip 3 

  • Hotel: Treasure Island
  • Show: Mystère by Cirque du Soleil
  • Etc.: Tao Beach Club


Trip 4 

  • Hotel: Planet Hollywood
  • Show:  Billboard Music Awards, Evil Dead The Musical
  • Etc.: Wynn Brunch, Got Engaged!!! 


Trip 5 

  • Hotel: Mirage
  • Show:  The Beatles LOVE  by Cirque du Soleil
  • Etc.: Flamingo Pool
[We have no pictures from this trip. Not sure why?!!!]

Trip 6 

  • Hotel: Cosmopolitan
  • Show:  Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil
  • Etc.: Celebrating Rachael’s 30th!, Wicked Spoon Buffet


Trip 7 

  • Hotel: Caesars Palace
  • Show: Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil
  • Etc.: 2015 NBA Playoffs (Game 4) at Lagasse’s Stadium, Dinner at Giada, Champagne brunch at Bacchanal Buffet

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FAVORITES (so far)

HOTEL:  Caesars Palace

SHOW:  La Reve

BRUNCH:  The Buffet at the Wynn

POOL:  Flamingo

WISH LIST (for next time)

HOTEL:  Bellagio

SHOW:  O by Cirque du Soleil

BRUNCH:  The Buffet Bellagio

POOL:  Drai’s Beach Club


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