Wednesday, February 12, 2014

planning a trip to Vegas with my bloggy bff

I swear this isn't a sponsored post - I am just dreaming of a vacation!

Pretty instantly upon "meeting," I decided that Heidi and I were going to be blogging BFFs. Somehow we have just connected and I am crossing my fingers that her husband gets a job in Houston (or at least Texas) and we can be real life BFFs. So like any good BFF, she goes along with ridiculous things that I say. I like to pretend that she is the Ann to my Leslie (from Parks and Rec, but not a doormat; am I the only one who wants Ann to stand up for herself more?). I encouraged her to watch I Am Britney Jean over the holidays and said that we should go to Vegas together, with or without our husbands. Keep in mind we haven't met so this is a pretty farfetched plan, but stay with me here. She has never been to Vegas and I have been a lot, so of course I have put myself in charge of planning our hypothetical trip.

Where We'd Stay: The Strip is my favorite place to stay, even though I admit I've never stayed anywhere else. While the deals might be better on the far ends, I prefer to stay right in the middle. If I'm on a budget, Harrah's is just fine, but if I have a little more to spend, I prefer The Mirage. I have yet to stay at The Bellagio or Caesar's Palace but if I found a deal or came into some money, they would be high on the list, too.

Oh hey Bellagio, I would love a fountain view room.... one day! Though I don't know that I would ever see the city...

What We'd Do: Besides go see Ms. Brit? Go see The Beatles Love Cirque du Soleil, obviously. I watched the Grammy Salute to the Beatles the other night and got positively giddy when the Cirque performers came out during a few songs. I have maybe been to Vegas four times and have maybe seen this show four times. Yes, it is THAT good. I will gush about it for hours if you let me. Also, the cocktails there are expensive but huge and well worth every cent. We would spend our days going from hotel to hotel and checking out all the different themes and spend hours at the Bellagio Fountains. They make me so happy every single time. Notice how there's no gambling on this list? I mean that's cool if you're into it but I always lose and find plenty to do without risking money in a game of chance!

I actually got in trouble for taking pre-show photos in the theatre so this is as close to the action as you get...

Where We'd Eat: There is so much to eat in Vegas! Everything from celebrity chefs' restaurants to an unmarked, unnamed pizza place in the Cosmopolitan with cheap and yummy white pizza served until 3am. I love that there's a Serendipity and a Max Brenner Chocolate by the Bald Man (both originally from NYC) and my favorite, John Phillippe Patisserie, which has the prettiest chocolate displays at its stores. Oh, and I guess we would need some real food too. I'm dying to try the buffet at the Wynn - photos of it are beautiful!

No big deal, just a two story chocolate fountain with milk, white, and dark chocolate. It's massive and smells wonderful.

I know it's crazy, but Brit Brit will be in Vegas for two years which gives us plenty of time to become IRL friends and introduce our husbands and make this happen. I just love Vegas so much because there is so much to do within walking distance and every time I have been, I have discovered something new. It's been two years since my last trip and I am itching to go back. Anything I should add to the best blogger date ever?

29 comments:

  1. i'd add: watch the jabbowockeez show (are they still there?), shop the outlets and go to at one bar and dance/drink the night away then recover in the morning on a lounge chair basking in the sun.

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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  2. Yumm I really don't have a desire to go to Vegas, except the food is probably just amazing!! And btw I was wrong about Parks and Rec, it IS coming back (yay!), just without Ann and Chris (boo!).

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  3. Ugh. Loooooooooove Vegas! And Secret Pizza in the Cosmo is THE BEST. The buffet at the Wynn? Not so much. Go eat at Gordon Ramsay Steak instead. You will NOT be disappointed!

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  4. You just MADE my day!!! I want to (properly) go to Vegas very badly for so many reasons, and with y'all for sure! Britney, pizza, wine and chocolate AND the Beatles! Looks like a perfectly planned trip! I was even listening to my Beatles Pandora station getting ready this morning. I shall drive home listening to Brit!! Best bloggy BFF ever! :)

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  5. We went to Vegas for our honeymoon and went to the Beatles show...HOLY AMAZING!! I'm with you- I could watch that show over and over and over again. It was amazing!

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  6. I am totally jealous of your hypothetical Vegas trip. I have never been before and had no real desire to go until reading this post. Brit sounds amazing and I really do want to see her live at some point, and all this darn food you speak of. Oh my! Yup...I want to go!

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  7. It has been an eternity since I've been to Vegas, and I'm okay with not going back. It's not my type of town, and I feel super land locked there. I'm a weirdo. I like to stick to the coasts.

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  8. OOOOOH! You guys should TOTALLY go and tell me ALL ABOUT IT! I love that the two of you connected so easily and that she might end back up in TX!!! Although, I'm a little bit jealous ;) I need the hubs to take a coaching position there ASAP! <3

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  9. I would totally want to go to all the celebrity chefs places. You should go and tell me all about it! Mmmkay!

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  10. I would definitely want to go to the celebrity chef restaurants too! I've never been to Vegas, but I hear good things about it all the time. Maybe someday :-)

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  11. I think I'm going to invite myself along on this trip. :)

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  12. Please include me on this invite list!

    I have always wanted to see the Cirque show there.

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  13. Love the hypothetical vacation. You never know. The moons might align and all will fall into place! That would be an epic blate!

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  14. I was going to suggest going to the Beatles Love Cirque du Soleil the second that I read your post title and then I scrolled down and saw that you've been. How great is it?! I saw it the first time I went to Vegas and I went back a second time just to see it again. You're right, it really is THAT good. I get so mad because every time that I see people are going to Vegas I tell them that they haveeee to go see this and no one listens. They are missing out!!

    Ashley, Married to the Game

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  15. I would love to go see Britney Spears! And eat the food in Vegas. And drink. And shop. Sounds like a fantastic vacation!

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  16. Vegas has never really interested me, but if I could win a ton of money I might be convinced to go! :)

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  17. Can I come to Vegas?! LOL...we went last year and I am dying to go back! I want to see Britt, too and also eat at Giada's new restaurant!

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  18. I have never been to Vegas either so can we become blogger BFFs too? :)

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  19. Bellagio is on my list to stay at next time we go to vegas- its so elegant and cheap.. I have been thinking about vegas too because we are so buried in snow- and want some sunshine.

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  20. I love that you have a blogger BFF! B from B Loved Boston is totally my BFF and Mark thinks I'm crazy because I bring her up all the time and he's like "wait have you actually met her"....no....well not yet! :-) Vegas is so fun! I love staying at the Wynn or Encore when we go.

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  21. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who plans hypothetical trips. Also, totally miss Vegas! I haven't been there since the summer after I turned 21.

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  22. so i have been binge watching parks and rec and i love ann and leslie. although i kind of have to agree. get a backbone, ann!

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  23. I really hope this hypothetical and epic blate happen! You've planned a perfect trip!

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  24. I have a blogging BFF too (Mariah at Food, Booze and Baggage) and it's AMAZING. Too damn bad she lives on the darn East Coast. I love this post and I was married at the Bellagio so it will always be super special. Xo. Have fun on your pretend getaway!!! I think Mariah and I should plan a trip :). San Francisco here we come.

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  25. Sounds like the perfect bloggy BFF trip ;) I have never been to Vegas either - so I'll have to remember all these tips for when I do actually go!

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  26. How fun is that! I've never been to Vegas, but I see there is a TON to do!

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  27. Ugh I'm totally crashing if this ever happens...sounds amazing! All joking aside I WILL visit Vegas someday. It is high on my list!

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  28. My husband and I went to Vegas in September, fell in love and decided to pick up everything and move there next month! So magical!

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  29. I've only been to Vegas once (as a teenager with my parents), so I feel like I really NEED to go again as a full-fledged adult. I would love to see Brit Brit! Maybe I can make it happen within the next two years. I really hope that you and Heidi make it happen because it would be the best trip ever!

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