April 29, 2015

Las Vegas Vacation Recap: Part 3

The time has come...the Las Vegas vacation recaps are coming to an end. It's time to show you what we were up to the last few days of our trip and everything in between the Britney show.

The most exciting part of day three involved meeting Lauren from Lot 48. I couldn't believe that timing worked out and my "You Are Beautiful" co-host was in town the same weekend. Lauren was just as sweet as I expected and it was so much fun getting to meet my first blogger friend in real life.

We did a lot of sightseeing, because it never gets old. The artwork, displays, and zany scenes in Vegas are ones I never get tired of. 

A trip to Sin City is never complete without a few pictures in front of the infamous sign. Last time we went, our pictures were taken at night and they didn't turn out so wonderful. This time, we were hot sweaty messes during the day so I'm not sure what's best.

A magnificent chocolate display at one of the sweets shops...I mean, that's pure heaven right there. I kind of wish I could climb in there and slide down the sculptures with the chocolate. YUM!

I think Aria is one of the prettiest hotels and I love the water display they have outside too. Bright colors make my heart so happy. I could sit and look at these kind of things all day long. Give me a drink, some people watching and the art...I'm set. 

So, that morning I was doing my usual scrolling through Instagram and saw a picture Sarah Jessica Parker posted of another fabulous pair of shoes. Of course I double tapped, liked the photo and moved on.
While in Aria we were on the upper level of the retail area and look down to see one of Sarah Jessica Parker's pop up shops right there below us. We stopped to take pictures and ooh and ahh over SJP's store. We were going to head down and go in the store, but since we were hot sweaty messes we didn't think it was okay.  I overheard a hotel worker tell a few girls "If you hurry you may catch her in the valet area" ...but I thought nothing of it and we continued to walk. Next thing you know we pass a sign that has Sarah on it with information that she was JUST doing a meet and greet in that very shop...FOR THREE HOURS.

I had tears in my eyes so big, I couldn't believe I had just scrolled through Instagram and not even read the caption stating she would be in Las Vegas that afternoon. I was so mad at myself and couldn't get over that I had the chance to meet her and missed it. Sarah Jessica Parker is my older generation Britney Spears and I just love her. She's effortless, chic, and classy...a true dream, and I missed her!

After battling through my sadness of not meeting SJP I needed something to cheer me up...cue the fountains at the Bellagio. Those will put a smile on your face no matter what. We just so happened to walk up when a new show was starting, and Frank Sinatra was playing.

You Tube copyright laws were not agreeing with me, so you can view a fun video of the Fountains at the Bellagio on my Facebook page here.

While watching the fountains we had a beautiful view across the street. I can't wait to see the real one someday, but for now this will do. 

If there's anything better than sunshine, palm trees and a beautiful fountain show it's a cupcake. A cupcake that comes out of an ATM. Yes, I got to visit the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM and it was every bit as fabulous as you can guess.

I'm not quite sure why there's not at least one of these in every city, but the happiness an ATM can bring to my day is immeasureable. Just look at how awesome this is...

I might add, this was my first time having a Sprinkles cupcake and it was delicious...more to come on that later. blog series. 

Our last evening we decided to have a nice dinner at our hotel and take it easy because we were exhausted from walking all over the Strip all day. One last mistake we made was not going to 1Oak at The Mirage that night. Elisa had texted me the night before we left for our trip to inform me that Kourtney Kardashian was going to be there for her birthday party and we decided we were going. Chuck wasn't so fond of the idea and told me she would only show up for 5 minutes and it would be dumb. Our gondolier at The Venetian the first day told us that all the celebrities come in and wave and then leave, and the money spent was not worth it and we would probably be let down. We made the final decision to not go....and then woke up to pictures of her boyfriend Scott Dissick and Kourtney all over Instagram partying all night. Bummer...we not only missed SJP, but we missed Lord Dissick too. 

The final day we did a little more walking around. The pictures will explain...

Britney in the daylight looking over us on top of Planet Hollywood. Hi Brit!!!

Pretty palm trees and water at The Mirage...I was a little bummed we didn't get to see the volcanoes at dark....maybe next time.

Chuck and I realized when we were at The Mirage that there was a spot nearby where we had taken a picture on our trip four years ago. We went back to take a few more this time. You can see the normal version on my Instagram

We stopped at Caesar's Palace and spent a good amount of time walking around to even find our way in. The place is HUGE...of all the times I've been to Las Vegas I have never been in Caesar's. We didn't have a lot of time to look around but we grabbed some souveniers and took some pictures.

The last part of the day before heading to the airport was a fun one for Chuck. I had been wanting to surprise him with a drive in a fast car at a racetrack and while we were in Vegas I stumbled upon a great opportunity. I made a reservation for Chuck to drive a Ferrari and the description said he would be driving it for 20 minutes on The Strip. When we arrived that day, we found out they take the car out on the freeway, meaning we wouldn't get to watch. I was really bummed that I wouldn't get a chance to see Chuck drive or take action pictures, but the instructor was nice enough to capture the moment.

Chuck had a blast and said it was awesome, so that's all that matters. Well that, and that I won girlfriend of the year award. He chose a winner if you ask me. He drove this car over 100 miles an hour on the Vegas Freeway...sounds alright to me.

Vegas was such a good getaway and we had such an amazing time. Chuck and I had a blast with our friends and loved getting to escape together and unwind before the craziness of the wedding planning really begins. I can't wait for our next trip and to see and do even more awesome things on our next visit to Las Vegas.

Have you ever been to Vegas? What's your favorite thing to do if you've been there?


  1. I've loved reading about your trip - it sounds absolutely fantastic! Too bad you didn't get to meet SJP (I would have been tracking her down, too!) but it sounds like you packed in tons of other fun things during your time there. Plus, meeting other bloggers is always the best!

  2. I've never been to Vegas, but it always looks so big and grand. Love all the pictures.

  3. What an amazing trip - I'm so sad you missed SJP, but I'm sure you'll see her one day!! Also you planned one heck of a surprise for your guy - that's quite the bucket list item! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. Ah man, sorry you missed her! But still sounds like an awesome trip! WOOH! I need to get to Vegas.

  5. Sorry you missed out on meeting SJP, but you got super close and at least got to see her! The Aria looks gorgeous, they were just completing construction last time I was there and I'd love to go back and see it :)

  6. I love how vibrant your pictures are! Bright colors make me happy too. Your Vegas trip looks like it was a great time (minus missing out on SJP -- boo!). Vegas has a special place in my heart since my husband lived there when we met! He actually was an engineer on City Center, so I agree Aria is so pretty!

    And I love your website URL. "and buy the shoes." You are my type of lady.

  7. next time i go to vegas i need to go with you because you clearly know better than me where to go and what fun things to do!! it was so amazing to meet you!!! i can't believe how amazing it worked out!! it was fate!! i love loved meeting you!! MUAH!!

  8. Awe...yea we like to hit up EVERYTHING, haha! It was so amazing to meet you and I'm so glad the timing worked. Love you girl! XO!

  9. Yes, it was the biggest bummer...but maybe some other time! Aria is amazing....I love it!

  10. It was an amazing trip...I'm sad the recaps are over, haha!

  11. It was SO fun...yes, I hope to cross paths with her someday for sure! He was shocked, and had a great time! XO...have a great week Biana!

  12. It is...everything is larger than life. So many pretty colors and awesome sights! Thanks for reading Diana :)

  13. I'm glad you enjoyed it B! It was so fun....such an amazing trip. Maybe we can meet on my next visit to NYC ;)