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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Vegas Recap

Over the weekend we celebrated a friend’s Dirty Thirty in Las Vegas. It was my first time going and it was a lot of fun. I’m glad she did something big for her 30th and gave everyone an excuse to have a good time and a vacation.

The hubs and I flew in Thursday night. A storm delayed our flight so we didn’t end up leaving Houston until around 10:30pm. Good thing Vegas is the city that never sleeps 😛 The group stayed at Planet Hollywood (reviewed here). Not the best customer service, but the atmosphere was very fitting for a Dirty Thirty weekend. Since it was late we grabbed a quick dinner and went to sleep.

The rest of the group arrived Friday. It was a pretty relaxed day since everyone had spent the majority of their morning traveling. The hubs and I walked over to the Bellagio to see their lobby, casino, and conservatory which included a custom fish tank by the company featured on Tanked. Afterwards, the hubs hung out at the casino and the birthday girl and I played slot machines. I lost everything I played 🙁 I am not the person to take to Vegas. We finished up the night with dinner at Gordon Ramsay’s Burgr (located in Plant Hollywood). The food was amazing, especially the gooey fries (hand cut fries + vintage white cheddar + smoked gouda cheese + toscano salami + over easy egg). Totally worth the wait to be seated! After dinner the group ventured over to Fremont Street…never.ever.again. would I go there. To say it was an experience is an understatement. 
Saturday was the birthday girl’s big day! Partyyyyyy! We got a cabana at the Planet Hollywood pool which ended up being a fantastic idea and we stayed there for about 5 hours before heading in to get ready for dinner. We ate at Gordon Ramsay (see a theme here lol) Steak which was next door at Paris. I had their famous Roasted Beef Wellington and a Caesar Salad. Everyone ordered a different side dish and we got to taste them all. The favorited by the group was the Potato Puree (yukon gold potato, creme fraiche). I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

After dinner we took a party bus (Highly recommend! Get Lacy Long to book everything for you and Ian to be your guide.) to the Las Vegas sign and two Vegas clubs; Ghostbar at the Palms and Light Nightclub at Mandalay Bay. By hiring the party bus it got us into both clubs without waiting in the long lines. Our favorite was Ghostbar. The view was fantastic, the energy was great, good music, and not overly crowded. Light was a little overwhelming, but I pictured it as your quintessential Vegas club. After Light the group split up to do different things. The birthday girl, the hubs, and I ventured off the strip to Count’s Vamp’d. That night they were home to KISS Night in Las Vegas (Started in 2012, KISS Night in Las Vegas is a non-profit project founded to raise awareness and funding for struggling public school music departments. All proceeds from this event go to the Imagine Foundation, which supplies musical equipment to Las Vegas area public schools.)

Sunday everyone headed home except for the hubs and I. We rested, walked over to Caesar’s Palace, had a buffet dinner, watching the Bellagio Fountains and called it a day.

Until next post…xoxo Becca

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