Tuesday, June 21, 2011

the tings do vegas... and love it.

Oh my goodness! I knew we'd have fun, but we really had fun. We loved every bit of our weekend in Las Vegas. I didn't quite know what to expect and everything exceeded my expectations. I just loved the energy and that everyone was in a good mood and ready to have fun - seriously an adult Disneyland.

On Friday we explored our hotel before heading to the new Cosmopolitan Hotel where we spent most of the night. Drinks at the Chandelier Bar (so gorgeous), an attempt to dance at Marquee and some gambling. It was almost comical how bad we were doing... except, when its not Monopoly money it's not all funny. Our best Roulette round was putting a stack on Red 29 for Danny's birthday and we hit - that was fun. Then I was throwing the dice for a Craps table and was making lots of other people money - that was fun. Not fun was watching the dealer swoop away our chips... over, and over and over again. Oh well, all part of the Vegas experience, right?

On Saturday morning we made a last minute decision to check out MGM's Wet Republic Pool Party and had an absolute blast. We made all kinds of international friends - Brazil, Switzerland and Canada - hung out with a lawyer who looked just like Marcus Mumford, an Olympic skier and a couple guys there for the professional poker tournament. The DJ was great, the vibe was better and we learned to love the "everybody splash" party in the pool.

We didn't anticipate the day being quite like it was (it was better!) but we definitely missed our dinner reservations at Julian Serrano, and ended up having to grab a food court slice of pizza before walk/running two miles down the strip to catch our 9:30 p.m. Beatle's LOVE show at the Mirage. Ugh. We decided that we're still too young for shows in Vegas. Don't get me wrong - it was a fun show and our third row seats were great, but we're much more go-with-the-flow at this age and didn't love the commitment.

To sum up our weekend... by Saturday night I had a sore jaw (strange) - I told D it was from "smiling so much."

{random bunch of photos from the iPhones and camera. honestly didn't think too much about the camera}
{first night out}

{inside the new CityCenter}

{chandelier bar at the cosmopolitan hotel}

{soooo pretty inside the cosmo. all girl}

{off to go lose some money}

{saturday's wet republic pool party at the mgm grand}

{loving it. dancing in the pool}

{ting and her new friends}

{dancing machine}

{still bummed i never caught the "everybody SPLASH" on film}

{i don't think we caught a good photo of "marcus" - that's him talking to danny}

{poker players and our swiss friend "boo like halloween"}

{i love this picture}

{our friends from switzerland - she's an olympic skier}

{our really fancy dinner out before the Beatles Love show. yeah, slept through our dinner reservations}

{inside the bellagio}

Random Things I/We Loved
Pulling up to our hotel, getting out of the cab and walking in with a group of four guys that had also just arrived. They looked at each other and said, "Vegas, baby! Let's do this!" and all high-fived. It was so classic and cliche. Ting and I looked at each other and smiled. 

Exiting the elevator from your room and immediately hitting the casino floor. Instant party. 
The Music. Noise. Smells. Each time, we'd say... "annnnnd, we're back!" 

Holy Oxygen. They really know how to keep you oxygenized, chilled and awake... 5 a.m. Saturday morning and we still weren't tired. They've got it down to a science and we loved it. 

Hilarious names of the slot machines. Kitty Glitter. Lobster Pinchers. Gold Diggers. 

People Watching. Hands down, the best people watching in the world. So entertaining.

Can't wait to be back with all my girls for Colby's Bachelorette Party over Labor Day weekend! 


  1. WOW, so much fun!! Loved the pool party- and Ting and "her" friends! Also nice touch with the blue nails- way to make the husband proud!
    Can't wait to explore vegas with you in just a few short months!! Woo Hoo! This got me so excited!!

  2. Gold diggers is definitely the best name for a slot machine! So you didn't win big time in vegas in the casino, but sounds like you had an awesome trip!

  3. I wish I knew you guys were coming and I could've helped you with your room and tix... there are a couple perks of working for MGM Resorts ;) Also, I'm soooooooo sad you missed Serrano - it's my hands down fave restaurant here. I get excited when people come to town so I can tell them to go. Looks like you guys had a blast! :)

  4. Thanks guys! We had such a great time. Shmer - I'm SO excited for our trip. Mario - so true. Hilary - bummer I spaced your connection! Expect a FB message from me shortly.


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